The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Jan. 10. Twelve members, one leader, and ten parents were present. Roll call was answered by "What you got for Christmas." A member made a box for the clubs flags in his shop class. The group discussed fund-raising ideas. Barton County 4-H Days will be held on March 2nd. Entries are due by Feb. 15th.
Les Stewart will celebrate his 80th birthday on Jan. 31 with his family, wife Mary Lou; daughters, Lisa Richardson, Mona Schaffer, Julie Lipari and Cindy Damm and their families, seven granddaughters and one grandson.
John E. Stoss of Hoisington and Carla Klein of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Shelli Marie Stoss to Travis Michael Schmidt, son of David and Patricia Schmidt of Claflin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington, Jim Burnette of Larned and Judy Burnette of Great Bend and great-granddaughter of Hilda Chakir of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Victor and Mary Rose Oberle of Claflin.
At the recent TLC 4-H Club meeting members decided to participate in Get Fit for 4-H for the 4-H days. Karly Brungardt did a demonstration on "How to make Origami"; Morgan Kaiser demonstrated "Polish your Nails"; Kaitlin Adams demonstrated hoe to make t-shirt bags; Jacenda Gilbert demonstrated how to make GAK, a gel like substance; and Bonny Boultinghouse presented a talk on scarves and demonstrated "How to make Kettle Corn."
The following meals will be served January 28 through February 1. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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.
The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.
The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.
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.