SALINA - Bethany House of Studies presents its 2013 Spring Event, "Tackling the Effects of Poverty," on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 302 South 7th St., Salina.
Men's breakfast announced
Two Christian artists give their very different and personal interpretations of the Stations of the Cross and Passion week in the new exhibit at Shafer Art Gallery, located on the Barton Community College campus. Works by Todd Dayton-Fox and the Rev. Richard Vettel-Becker will be on display March 7-17 and March 24-29.
HOISINGTON - A legislative coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. Senator Mitch Holmes and Representative John Edmonds will be present.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Committee has decided since it was such a huge success last year to have a contest for the design/logo for the annual AHF T-shirt to have the contest again this year.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker will be offering a Dementia/Alzheimers class for nurses, social workers and the public from 1-4 p.m. on March 8 at Educational Opportunities, 108 N. Main in Ellinwood. The cost is $45 with four continuing education units for nurses and social workers. Call 620-564-2510 or email email@example.com
Severe winter weather across much of Kansas forced the cancellation of 50 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 1,600 blood and platelet donations through the Red Cross Central Plains Region. Now that the storm has passed, eligible donors are encouraged to give lifesaving blood and platelets to help offset the current shortfall and ensure a stable supply.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Separating satire from real news requires an advanced degree these days. When Jon Stewart becomes the most trusted newsman for millennials, the line between the evening news and The Onion gets blurry, so perhaps we shouldn't laugh so loudly at old Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Senator who's up for re-election next year. But given the circumstances-he's responsible for using the filibuster to prevent even the clocks from ticking in the Senate-maybe we should.
ST. JOHN - A last-second shot by Macksville High School senior Mindy Wood fell short as La Crosse held on for a 47-45 win in a Class 1A Division-I sub-state game on Wednesday night.
The Barton Community College women's tennis team won a dual match against Hesston on Wednesday afternoon at Club 1 Fitness.
CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College men's basketball team breezed to a 79-57 drumming of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division foe Cloud County on Wednesday night to close the regular season.
CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College Lady Cougars held a lead for a majority of the first half, but let it slip away at the end of the first 20 minutes at Cloud County.
LARNED -- State Senator Mitch Holmes and Kansas Rep. John Ewy will visit the Larned Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room for an informative legislative coffee at noon Saturday, Feb. 28. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend Police
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a continuation course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.
Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis club are selling tickets to next week's Pancake Feed. The 57th annual pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Expo I building west of Great Bend. Tickets are $4 and will also be available at the door. Proceeds allow the Kiwanis to sponsor many of the activities for youth and needs of many individuals in the Great Bend area.
Due to the potential for winter weather, the demonstration by and reception for Joel T Dugan in the Shafer Art Gallery scheduled for Feb. 27 has been postponed until March 6. The new times for the portrait paintings demonstration are 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 6. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 6. Dugan will be explaining the story he is telling in the cycle of narrative images and also the symbolism to be found there.
KBCA basketball rankings
The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:
The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.