Dyan Suppes of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her CPC (Certified Pension Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam, the Certified Pension Consultant Modules exams, and the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) exam.
Bungalow Family and Community Education Unit held its fall salad luncheon on Nov. 12 at the Foundry Methodist Church with Jeanine Laughlin and Margie Nairn as hostesses. Guests were Bill Laughlin, Joe Boley and Sue Ware.
MANHATTAN - Collin Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and No. 7 Kansas State beat No. 23 Texas 42-24 on Saturday night for its third conference title in 117 years and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' basketball team graduated their leading scorer and rebounder from last year.
SALINA - It was a slow start to the season for the Great Bend High School boys' swim team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Carolina Panthers won just once in their first six games and were scuffling along toward irrelevance when owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
HAYS - Great Bend High School's final shot from Brock Ibarra for a chance to win was off-target on Saturday afternoon at Hays Middle School.
HAYS - It all hinged on a pair of free throws from Great Bend High School's Regan Unruh.
ATLANTA - AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and No. 2 Alabama advanced to a national championship showdown with Notre Dame by holding off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a thrilling Southeastern Conference title game Saturday.
ARKANSAS CITY - It was a struggle from the outset for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.
HIGHLAND - In their final game before the holiday break, the Barton Community College men's basketball team jumped ahead of Midland's junior varsity 39-15 at halftime.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Geno Smith got a mini-bath courtesy of teammate Brodrick Jenkins' drinking cup after an impressive home finale at West Virginia, then led fans in the postgame tradition of singing John Denver's "Country Roads."
Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word?
Jeb Bush insists he's not his brother's keeper, but, alas, he's stuck being his brother's baggage schlepper.
Great Bend Wrestlers competed at the Gun Smoke Nationals in Dodge City on Feb 14, and had 17 placers.
The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting. Treasurer Lenny Gales will accept dues of $20 from those who have not paid.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.
Antique and collectibles appraisers to be in Ellinwood
Barton County Jail
OREM, Utah - Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas died Feb. 20th. Born July 11, 1905, at Bogard, Carrollton County, Mo., she was the daughter of John Franklin Freeman and Alice Virginia Smith Freeman. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Charlie Nelson Douglas in Anthony. He died on Sept. 17, 1981.
HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.
ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.
LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.
I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...