Jeannie Viegra and Jason Devine were united in marriage on Nov. 26 at their home in a ceremony officiated by Bishop Greg Perez. The bride is the daughter of Jan and Jean Kolb of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Judy Smith. The groom is the son of Richard and Laura Devine of Seward and Kathy Morgan of Wichita. Grandparents of the groom are Norman and Marie Roberson of Larned.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Tabor College has announced that 180 students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Fall '10 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List a student must fit into one of three categories based on his or her GPA: Highest Honors, 4.00-3.85; High Honors, 3.849-3.70; and Honors, 3.699-3.50.
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of students from Western Kansas continuing their education at area community colleges, technical schools and universities through the annual scholarship program. Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 scholarship recipients:
Special Needs Calendar Monday REACH - 7 p.m., St. Pats Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - 1:15 p.m.Barton Community College Leatrning Resource Center. Program: Evelyn Essmiller, "Working with the Food Bank" Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club - noon at ...
A LEGEND IN MANY WAYS - REMEMBERING BILL I have been fortunate and blessed over the years to have known many fine people. One of those is Bill Vanskike. I say "is" because I am sure he is still around, I just can't see his physical form anymore. Bill was a legend! I don't mean he was made up; oh no, with Bill what you saw was what you got. No, Bill was a legend ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms and all contributors: I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for the box that I received today. It was the highlight of our day to know that there are folks at home that still supports our efforts . The holiday overseas is especially hard for the soldiers who are missing their family this time of year. But we believe there is still a job here ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms of Great Bend: Thank you so much the packages, from me, 1st Lt. James Keisler, and Chief Samuela Pulu. It was a great surprise to get packages from back home. My wife, Audrea (probably known as Alan's daughter) told me she gave our names but I never told the guys, so they came to me and was like did you give my name to someone from Kansas? I told ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I got the boxes that you sent to me. I would like to thank you for them. My daughter told me she helped with them. It means a lot to me to know that people like you and every one in Great Bend think that much about people that are serving. Would you please tell everyone that helped with the Military Moms thanks for everything? Thanks again. Leroy Acker
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I've been in Afghanistan for about three weeks and I have received four boxes from your organization. You people are incredible. The patriotism that exists in small-town America is simply astonishing. I looked at your eight pages of donors and sponsors and I am in awe at how well the entire community has come togetherfor this. By way of clarification, I am currently in Kabul, Afghanistan and work on ...
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
Jay Kroulik, driving while suspended, continued to Jan 28