A free Stop 'N Learn program titled "Spring Flowers" will be offered at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jerry Esfeld will talk about a variety of perennials and annuals available to plant in flower gardens this year. Topics will include selecting the perfect flowers, fertilizing, mulching and care, plus a question-and-answer time.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will continue its discussion on youth baseball and softball rules Monday. The board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. It is expected to vote on any rule changes for this summer's ball teams.
Barton Community College will celebrate Poetry month through April by offering community members a chance to share original poetry or to recite others poetry at live reading sessions from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 in the Student Union as well as an opportunity to upload their own poetry to Barton's website.
EMPORIA - Kansas high school students interested in careers in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. With the previous deadline of March 15 having passed, applications will now be accepted through April 12.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. - Alex Roberts has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Roberts, who is majoring in English education, is the son of Eric and Lisa Tolan. His grandparents are Larry Hunt and Kent and Terri Kohls, all of Great Bend; Connie and Jim Knowles of Grove, Okla.; and Linda and Doug Holley of Shell Knob, Mo.
Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an all-college forum March 28, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.
When an Office Products Inc. customer is wondering how to equip a workplace or home environment, Tom Curran is the go-to guy. His colleagues have long known about his furniture and design capabilities, and now he has received a prestigious award for his efforts, said Jim Grabbe, OPI sales manager.
Spring turkey season opened in Kansas on April 1. There are some other things that happen about this time every year also. The morel mushrooms start to appear and they are one of the finest delicacies in the world. A secret spot to collect those mushrooms is a treasure far beyond money. The other thing that happens is that the asparagus in my garden starts to push its head up through the crowns of last year. It is a gastronomical extravaganza that doesn't last very long-- but it is elegant eating for a few weeks. Sandra makes a asparagus ...
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Mystic Blues will present its annual "After Dinner Theater" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and at 3 p.m.Sunday, April 21 in the Ellinwood High School Auditorium. The Mystic Blues are a singing and dancing group. Members have to try out each year.
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
FORT LARNED - During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.
After a 1-1 split against Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs doubled up on their counterparts from Pratt Wednesday. Great Bend routed their guests in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader by a 9-1 decision. Jacob Milton started his third contest on the mound for the Chiefs and saddled a no-hitter in the process. Walks and a passed ball contributed to Pratt's only score in game one.
The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution-their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.