Esther Cromwell will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Hosts for the evening will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Darrell Zigler, Connie and John Gilzinger and Barbara and David Janway.
Louise Hejny of Gardner, will celebrate her 88th birthday with a card shower. Louise was born on April 5, 1923 in Olmitz. She has lived most of her life on a farm near Olmitz. She has two children, Norma and Richard Kraisinger of Otis and Donna and Philip Feist of Gardner; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lauren Rebecca Marshall and Christopher Jordan Weems were united in marriage on Nov. 13 at the historic estate of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Fla. in a ceremony officiated by the Reverend William Johnson. Lauren is the daughter of Dr. Roger and Laina Marshall, of Great Bend. Christopher is the son of Mr. Samuel and Deborah Weems, of Jackson, Miss.
Chris and Patti Lanzer of Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lanzer, to Todd Sherman, son of Dennis and Jann Sherman of Great Bend.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Randy and Jeanie Garret of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Garrett, to Tyler Stimatze, son of Joe and Laura Stimatze of Macksville.
Norman and Hilda Chakir will celebrate their 30th anniversary and Hilda's 95th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, in Great Bend. Hosts for the celebration will be Hilda's children, Judy Burnett, Sandy and Taylor Smith, both of Great Bend and Ron and Pat Griffith of Smith Center.
Harue Matsumoto and Kevin W. Naylor were united in marriage on May 30, 2010 at the Ko Olina Chapel Place of Joy in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The bride is the daughter of Atsuko Matsumoto of Yokohama, Japan. The groom is the son of Terry and Karen Naylor of Great Bend.
Theresa Schmeidler will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Best Western Angus Inn, poolside in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Host for the afternoon will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Jay Schneider and Laurie and Don Koci.
Velorris Boese will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 17 with a buffet luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Water's Edge in Hesston, hosted by her children, Stanley and Zeta Boese, Roberta and Jay Osborn, and Kevin and Becky Boese.
The BMI Relay for Life Dream Team will hold a Quarter Mania Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Best Western, 2920 10th Street. Tickets are $5. Over $1,000 in products will be auctioned for 25 cents to $1. To see a complete catalog visit www.celebratinghome.com. Get a free second paddle when you order $35 from the catalog. For more information call Michelle at 620-804-1777.
The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson, has announced that Scott and Kim Higgason with Agency One in Otis has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2011. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farrners Alliance as the "best of the best". To reach this level of distiction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community. Congratulations to Agency One for this achievement.
Each year chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha honor members who go above and beyond in their efforts to provide support to those in need. This year Zeta Gamma is proud to announce that Karen Lindberg was selected as the Outstanding Sister for 2011. Karen has been a member of Zeta Gamma for 21 years. During that time she has held numerous offices and spent countless hours in service to others. She is an exemplary member who is quick to step in where ever she is needed. ESA supports valuable organizations such as St. Jude Children's Mercy Hospital, Heartspring, a ...
BTI (Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co.) headquartered in Bucklin, now has a brand new John Deere dealership open in Pratt.
An appearance at Fort Hays State University by Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.
First Baptist Church will hold a Good Friday service from 1-3 p.m. April 18 at the church, 1600 19th St. The pastor is Leroy Keith.
• Sponsors of Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides summer fun for children in foster care, will hold a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Brit Spaugh Park. For more information contact Melissa Widiger, First Assembly of God, Great Bend, by calling 792-5211. On the web: greatbend.royalfamilykids.org.
Thursday, April 17
Christ's sacrifice will be presented by the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church choir at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Pastor Terry Ruebush will narrate using Mark, chapter 11-14.
Thursday, April 17
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold its first bowling tournament at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at Walnut Bowl.
The Barton Community College Planetarium is getting a "re-boot," as the staff is calling it.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Are we now witnessing the beginning of the fall of the House of Bush?
Red Cross Blood Drive to be held
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are: