The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler, February 2, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. In addition to Charles Wonsetler, the following board members were present: Jim Forrest, Treasurer; Betty Tauscher, Secretary and Roger Haberman, Reporter. Absent were Thelmarie Wilhite, Historian; Marylee Phinney, Vice President and Ernie Ashley, Financial Sec. . Also present were Amy Bauer, Mitchell Craft, Mary Beth Herrmann, Mona Marie Wysong, Bryon Stilts and Bobbie Sharrock.
Activities Week Of Feb 6 - 12
Glenna Achatz, a sales associate/representative with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the too 2 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Russell Linderer and Mindy Elliott of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
HOISINGTON - The Barton County Extension Council will host the 2011 Kansas State University Ag Profitability Conference on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A noon lunch will be served. The cost for the conference is $5 if registered by Feb. 7, $10 if registered by Feb. 14 and $15 at the door. Register at the Barton County Extension Office or call 620-793-1910.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington has named, Curt Colson, as its new president and chief executive officer. A come-and-go welcome reception will be held on Feb. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Turnbull Safe Room. All are invited to come and meet Colson.
Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
This week, the Senate voted on an amendment that would repeal the health care law.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
British researchers, writing in the journal "Evolution," described a species of birds in Africa's Kalahari Desert that appear to acquire food by running a "protection racket" for other birds.
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SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
Is there any doubt that, in the Midlands, more people have watched more games in this World Series than all summer combined? The World Series brings out even the most casual of fans. I hope they don't get spit on!
ALBERT - Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert are celebrating 125 years of Christian faith ministry in rural Kansas - from 1889 to 2014.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.