Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Wednesday American Legion Auxiliary - 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 1011 Kansas Kiwanis - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage room Liberty FCE – noon at Recreation Center. Holidy Breads lesson by Joyce Esfeld Thursday Golden Belt Amateur ...
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend and Bryant Birney, an American Family Insurance agent in Ellinwood, have been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.SM Knudson and Birneny join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Mole and gopher control demonstration A few years ago, when I lived out south of Ellinwood, a gopher chewed threw my satellite television cable and I lost reception. It was then that I declared war. If you have ever seen the movie "Caddy Shack," you know how the psychotic groundskeeper, played by Bill Murray had fits trying to get rid of the gopher at the golf course. Frankly I always thought the movie was "trashy," ...
Larry and Carolyn Mix will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 2 with a card shower. Larry Mix and Carolyn Thomas were united in marriage on Dec. 2, 1960 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dodge City. The couples has three daughters: Tina and Jeff Weiszbrod, Tanya and Stephen Kirby and Tammy and Mike Menkhoff; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Their son, the late Timothy Mix, passed away Oct. 1. Cards may be sent to the ...
Monday Ceramics - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room 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.
Dr. Matthew P. Shaffer and his staff at Heartland Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center have developed treatment protocols to provide patients with comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatological care of skin, hair and nails. The practice has been serving western and central Kansas families since 1977 – with offices in Great Bend, Hays and Salina.
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Holiday Breads - noon, Activity Center Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m. at the Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m. Recreation Center In Patient Rehabilitation - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Nex-Tech Wireless has announced that USD 428 Great Bend Schools have agreed to participate in the School Rebate Program. The School Rebate Program, offered exclusively at Nex-Tech Wireless, was created to assist local schools in raising additional funds to be used as determined by the participating school. Since the program was launched in the fall of 2006, over $100,000 has been donated to local schools throughout the Nex-Tech Wireless service area.
Barton County Farm Bureau Association will celebrate a year of successes by hosting an open house for their two thousand members from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, at the Farm Bureau Office 2001 8th Street in Great Bend.
The following meals will be served Nov 29 through Dec. 3. 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.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on December 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey in Great Bend. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting. Installation of officers for 2011 will be held. Members are asked to continue to record their hours of volunteer service.
Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an All-College Forum Oct. 27, recognizing them for their years of service to the College. Human Resources director Julie Knoblich presented the awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Recognized for 35 years of service was Barton's Coordinator of Telecommunications Gerald Resner, Great Bend. Honored for 30 years were Psychology ...
Steven Black, one of five suspects in a federal credit card and check-cashing fraud ring, was arrested in Maryland Heights, Mo., following a car chase. In a search, police discovered that Black was carrying $1,540 in cash, in a roll tied with a shoelace to his privates.
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HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
Monday, Dec. 2