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Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables we have. I did not grow any this year but quite a number of you gardeners out there did. I really like the taste so if you have any you want to get rid of, you can bring me a few.
What are you breathing? It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. As we celebrate Indoor Air Quality Awareness month during October, see if any red flags go up in your house.
Vicki Spina, Larned, has been named the new assistant vice-president and branch manager of American State Bank and Trust Company's west branch in Great Bend. She replaces Harold Langrehr who retired on Thursday, Sept. 30. Spina assumed her duties on Friday, Oct. 1.
St. Mark Lutheran Church will hod its annual Noodle/Butterball or Taco Soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. Free will offering will be used for church projects.
The City of Larned Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include review of the Pawnee County Humane Society Animal Shelter Project, review and award bid for animal control vehicle, review and award bid for water and waste water utilities, and review ordinance requiring street numbers on buildings
Drs. Danny and Sclie Murray of Murray Chiropractic Center have attended several seminars recently in the Kansas City area. Dr. Danny attended a nutrition and wellness seminar on Aug. 13-15, while Dr. Sclie attended a seminar on practical neurology the same weekend. On Sept. 18 and 19, Dr. Sclie attended a challenged child seminar, which addressed the unique needs of adjusting children with conditions such as autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and infant torticollis. On Oct. 2-3, Dr. Sclie will attend a neurosensory integration seminar, which will further explore the needs of children with challenging health conditions.
Theories abound about why, with so many tech tools at their disposal and so much time spent connected and tuned in, Americans seem to be losing touch with significant news and current events.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Americans continue to agonize over government "giveaways," but as News of the Weird has noted several times, somehow federal farm subsidies continue unabated - even though much of the money no longer goes to "family farms" but to rich urban industrialists who hardly know a plow from a sow.
Barton Community College's Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton's observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
Many years ago, one of the forms of communication was to raise a flag.
An assortment of baseball memorabilia will be one of the highlights at the Central Kansas Medical Center Golf Classic Auction. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Stone Ridge Golf Course.
HAYS - John A. Pfannenstiel, 63, of Hays, passed away Wednesday, the result of an automobile accident. He was born on January 6, 1947 in Hays to Alois and Domitilla (Befort) Pfannenstiel. He married Rose Ann Rome on November 26, 1971 at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria.
Tim Frost, 37, died Wednesday at home in Great Bend. He was born June 16, 1973 at Boone, Iowa the son of Richard and Vicki (O'Hern) Frost.
Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming Super PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite.
During times of economic downturn, there has been an increased interest in home food preservation. Farm families have planted gardens and preserved produce for generations. During World War II, the government urged families to plant "Victory Gardens" and to can their surplus for later use. During the 60's and 70's, young women immersed in the back-to-the-land movement rediscovered home canning. Over the course of much of the past three decades, canning, as the primary method of home food preservation, faced serious competition as freezers became a common household appliance.
Teen pregnancy rates are down dramatically and American children are more likely to reach adulthood than they were 25 years ago. But more of them are growing up impoverished.
Birmingham, Alabama, is looking to make chess a fixture in its schools, in hopes that it will allow kids to stretch their minds and improve their analytical abilities.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.
The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football.
CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.
Students now have two modern options for living on the Barton County Campus as the brand-spanking new "Bluestem Hall" is ready to house students for the upcoming school year. Move-in day is scheduled for August 16 and 17. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and after-hours event hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 in the lobby of the new building, which is south of the Student Union. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served and tours of the new facility will be given.
'Cheyenne Bottoms During World War II' presentation to be held
Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on July 9. Memorial services are July 26 at 4 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park in Great Bend. A Life Celebration will follow at The Best Western Angus Inn of Great Bend at approximately 5:30 p.m.