Golden Belt Chapter 673 of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is proud to celebrate the achievements of its local board, along with the achievements of its organization at a national level. SCORE is a national service organization connecting retired business experts with small business owners and entrepreneurs. "Our chapter is here to help entrepreneurs grow their small businesses," says Chapter president Brock McPherson. "We help entrepreneurs with creating a business plan, outlining an operating budget, learning how to manage employees, or anything that has to do with starting, managing, and growing a small business."
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15 at the County Extension Office with Iva Bearens as hostess to the 15 members attending. Kay Hollembeck was introduced as a new member. Nancy Swafford, president, conducted the business session.
Mary Wilhelm celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 29th. She grew up on a farm outside of Garfield and was the youngest daughter of Grace and Ralph Corzine. After graduating from Garfield High School, she attended Fort Hays State. She held many occupations in her life such as telephone operator and school teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Her most important occupation was that of wife and mother. She married Velmer Wilhelm in 1946 and they later had three children, Gary, JoAnn and Carol.
Tiffany Dawn Lovelady and Jarod Ray Reddig were united in marriage on Aug. 6 at Bonanza, Colo. in a ceremony officiated by Eileene Duryee. Parents of the couple are Greg and Kathy Lovelady of Palco and Ray and Mary Jo Reddig of Hays.
Kevin and Kim Frisch of Darien, Conn. announce the birth of their son, Nicholas John Frisch on Oct. 7 at New York University Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21" long. He has a four-year-old brother, Aidan, and a one-year-old sister, Madeleine.
Leland Wegele of Otis will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner.
Bertha Leikam Kuhn will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Senior Citizen's Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue, hosted by her family. Friends and family are invited. No gifts please.
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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.
The following meals will be served Jan. 4 through Jan. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Baker University head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian has announced the signing of Morgan Francis to play tennis for the Baker Wildcats in Baldwin City. Morgan is a senior at Great Bend High School and the daughter of John and Nancy Francis.
The bus ride home from Concordia has not involved much celebrating. In fact, it had been seven years since the Barton Community College women's basketball team enjoyed the ride back to Great Bend following a win over Cloud County.
The No. 1 ranked Class 2A Central Plains girls beat league rival St. John 49-36 Thursday to qualify for Friday's championship game of the Hilltop Hoops Classic.
EMPORIA -- Topeka Seaman avenged last year's Class 5A state tournament loss with a 63-42 victory over Great Bend's girls in the Glacier's Edge Tournament at Emporia.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. The 41st year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - 500-mile ride across the State - begins on Saturday, June 6. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of up to 900 bicyclists, including support staff.
It's time to get the big roasters out for the next Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients.
Barton County Sheriff
May the Holy Spirit enfold us,
King United Methodist Church, located at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend, will hold its annual Ham & Bean Benefit Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes ham and beans, corn bread, relishes, cake and dessert. Admission is by freewill donation. Carry-out will be available.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
CLAFLIN - Claflin United Methodist Church's 54th Groundhog and Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Admission is by freewill donation. Proceeds will go to scholarships. To arrange for delivery to shut-ins (Claflin only), call the church office, 587-3505.
HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a prime rib dinner with salad, baked potato, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea for $20 per person from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. This dinner is a benefit to raise funds to improve the air conditioning in the hall and to install a fire suppression system in the kitchen.