The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "The Snakes of Kansas," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will share fascinating facts about one of the most misunderstood groups of animals, and show participants a few snakes that call Cheyenne Bottoms home.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Recreation Commissions bus trip to Dodge City Boot Hill Casino / Roto Mix Shootout still has some openings. The bus leaves at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Patrons can eat and gamble the Boot Hill Casino and Resort then head next door for the Roto-Mix Bull Riding Shootout beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and must be 21 or older to participate. Contact the HRC at 653-4050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announced it is now a member of LEA Global/The Leading Edge Alliance, ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2013.
Current and future Barton County children living with cancer will again be the beneficiaries of the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Radiothon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. The Eagle Radio Radiothon will be broadcast live on all three Great Bend Eagle stations including 100.7 Eagle Country KHOK, 1590 AM KVGB, B 104.3, KVGB FM, and Hull Radio Station 106.9 FM KBGL. Kans for Kids provides both emotional and financial support for families dealing with childhood cancer in Barton County.
Tom and Kay Burns of Great Bend, and Kelly and Shawn Conine of Scott City, announce the engagement of their children, Alli Burns and Zach Conine. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Lois Brichacek of Great Bend and Clarence Burns of Great Bend, and the late Elizabeth Burns. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Kenny and Jacque Snow of Scott City.
Johnny and Sherri Matlock of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Matlock, to Jay Petz, son of Jerome and Tammy Petz of Schoenchen. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Eileen Wineland of Hays and Johnny and Lula Belle Matlock of Harrison, Ark. Great-grandmother of the bride-elect is Marjorie Wineland of Hays. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Bob Jarmer and Jeannie Munsch of Great Bend and Lee and Pat Petz of Ellinwood.
Wilma Fraser of Larned will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 9 at Glory Be, 7th and Broadway, in Larned. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Janet Spomer and Judy Flamer. Friends, relatives, former students and community members are invited to attend.
This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.
Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.
North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.
The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.
First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.
The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.