HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Everyone expected a big wind towards the end of October. But it was expected it'd be from the media, talk show hosts, blogosphere and politicians, building in a crescendo that'd end on Election Day. That wind did arrive – in gale force -- but what no one expected was that Mother Nature would also chime in by sending her offspring Hurricane Sandy.
A BCS championship game without a Southeastern Conference team?
NEW YORK - It might be less of a collision and more of a mere bump in the night when the Chargers and Chiefs meet tonight.
Volunteers have begun clearing away overgrown greenery and redesigning the garden leading up to the lion observation area at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Years ago, cane was planted to add a jungle appeal to the display, but over time, the invasive plant took over the other plantings, as well as the miniature pond and stream feature, covering the mural painted by Great Bend elementary students.
Max Feldt, D.O., didn't think it could happen but fate intervened and he has come to Great Bend to treat young patients and counsel their families. He is at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on a regular schedule and sharing information in observance of November as American Diabetes Month.
OLMITZ - The Olmitz Knights of Columbus Annual Soup Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Olmitz K of C Hall. Members will be serving vegetable beef soup, chili, chicken noodle soup, veggie, homemade bread and pie. There will also be a raffle with prizes from local businesses.
ELLINWOOD - Edward H. Isern, 70, a lifetime Ellinwood resident, died Oct. 31, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following a lengthy illness.
Halloween events scheduled
GREAT BEND - Sister Mary Rose Engel, 93, died Oct. 30, 2012 in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend.
The Barton Community College Volleyball team passed its first test in defending its NJCAA Region VI crown.
In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. "You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can't change your fingerprint, and you can't change your face," Franken said. "Unless I guess you go to a great, you know, deal of trouble."
America used to have the most democratic elections in the world. It doesn't anymore. Antiquated technology, along with the failure to clean dirty voter rolls of dead and moved voters, plus gridlock blocking efforts to fix the problems have left our system in shambles.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
Great Bend Fire/EMS