Mary Jo Schenk will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. today with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 3801 McKinney Dr. in Great Bend.
Mark and Scarlett Hill of Hoxie announce the engagement of their daughter, Cori Rae Hill, to Cody Jack Younkin, son of Randy and Donella Younkin of Oakley. Grandparents are Marilyn Selby of Colby and the late Bruce Selby, Bill and Mary Hill of Great Bend, MaryAnn Racette and Lyla Younkin, of Oakley, the late Luke Racette and the late Floyd (Jack) Younkin.
Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Saturday Fishing Derby - 9 a.m., Veterans Lake
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Thursday Senior Advisory Council - 9:30 a.m. Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Tramps in the Late 1800's - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
The Summer 2011 Great Bend City Band Concert schedule has been announced. All concerts begin at 8:15 p.m.
The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers for their new program, Peer Support. Peer Support is a volunteer program that pairs older adult volunteers with older adults who need support in:
Next week we will pick up our discussion of rotational no-till crops for our area. This week, let's take a moment and see what the weather of this past week means for the area. Unfortunately, as is often the case here, the price of meaningful rain is severe weather, especially during the spring and early summer. The tragic deaths in northern Stafford County are a reminder of just how quickly our weather can turn violent ...
When Connie Ruble, owner of Curves in Great Bend, opened the business seven years ago, the mission was to give the women in the Great Bend community a complete aerobic and strength training workout in a fun, supportive environment.
Pilates is a movement system that will lengthen and strengthen the body through a specific series of exercises. Pilates exercises work entire body groups in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, faulty movement patterns can be unlearned and you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health. Focus is emphasized on proper breathing, spinal and pelvic ...
Barton County Farm Bureau awarded four scholarships to Barton County Seniors whose parents are members of the Barton County Farm Bureau Association. The 2011 scholarship winners are from left to right; Brent Stoss son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stoss, Allie Hipp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hipp, Jennifer Funk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Funk and Matt Beran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Beran Jr.
Well, after yesterdays storms my peonies are not looking their best, but last week they were definitely in their prime! I love watching my peonies peeking up through the ground in the early spring; it reminds me that warmer weather is just around the corner. This year I thought I might take a little time to research one of my favorite flowers, the peony, and answer some of my own questions. You know the ones, ...
Each year, high school seniors living in the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech service area with a parent or guardian subscribing to communication services are eligible to enter the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech Scholarship Contest.
Dear Editor, Monday marks the state's 143th annual Memorial Day celebration, a time to recognize those Kansans who lost their lives while serving our country and to celebrate the bravery of those men and women currently in uniform. As I write this note, I am attending an Army medical conference, where a number of warriors have recently returned home after fighting to save lives from the ravage of war. It's a privilege to hear their ...
Nurse Sarah Casareto resigned from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and faced possible criminal charges, after allegedly swiping the painkiller fentanyl from her patient's IV line as he was undergoing kidney-stone surgery - telling him once to "man up" when he complained about the pain.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.