Esther Riedl (Gaudreault) Phillips will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower. A resident of Columbus, formerly of Larned, she was born on May 6, 1921 in Rosell. She has three children, Nancy Evans, Marie Nepple, and James Phillips; and four grandchildren, Phil Evans, Paul Evans, Kelli Brandt, and Julie Frampton.
Wayne and Marilyn Hanna of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Elizabeth Gunther, to Ryan Henderson, son of Marc and Teresa Henderson of Derby.
Shawn and Allison Brock announce the birth of their daughter, Sierra Marie Brock, on April 3 in Great Bend. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Three seniors from Great Bend High School were recently awarded the Summerfield Scholarship and admitted into the University of Kansas Honors Program. The Scholars Recognition Reception took place on April 3 in Lawrence at the University of Kansas Campus in Hasinger Hall. Dr. Kala Stroup, a Great Bend High School graduate, Woman's Hall of Fame Recipient at the University of Kansas and Watkins-Berger Scholarship Alumna was the Keynote Speaker for this very prestigious award banquet.
The Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group meeting will be held 2 p.m. onTuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The meeting is open to all cancer survivors and their families. Anyone wanting to know more about the disease, treatment, caring for or living with cancer are invited. New comers are always welcome. The summer schedule and activities for the group will be set at the April meeting. Any questions, please contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 5, at the CPI Annex with Karen Reif as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The sky above the Flint Hills in Riley County was clear and blue as the sun rose April 12. It was a day cattlemen had been waiting for. After days of roaring southerly winds, conditions were calm.
Great Bend Desk and Derrick met on April 7 at Bentley and Assoc. Guest speaker was Dr. Scott Brantley, CEO of West Wind Energy, LLC. Brantley shared the company's success as a leader in the wind energy industry where they generate power with one of the great plain's greatest free asset "The Wind". Scott explained the advantages and practical applications of wind turbines; he notes "your energy future is a choice, not fate". Log on to their website: www.westwindenergyllc.com to learn more about their company.
Manweiler Chevrolet is happy to announce they have two new additions to their staff in Hoisington. Billy Herndon has joined our sales staff and Mark Bogner joined our service staff.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced the cutoff date of May 20, of another funding opportunity for both certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production systems.
The Sterling College Biology Department was recently represented at the Kansas Academy of Science Annual Meeting held on April 8-9 in Baldwin City. Two students, Leonore Enfield of Raymond, and Tyler Wise of Clearwater, gave a research presentation titled, "Effects of Prairie Restoration on Small Mammals."
Ten consumers and Rosewood Services staff had a "most excellent adventure" last weekend when they attended the "Self Advocacy is Risky Business" conference in Topeka. The theme, "Everyone Has the Right to Risk," was front and center during the three day conference, which was organized by the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK). SACK's vision is that "all Kansans with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to express opinions and make choices in order to create a life where they are treated with the same dignity and respect as persons without developmental disabilities."
Becky Burr (left) was the winner of Cornerstone Interiors "$200 off Hunter Douglas Product" at last Tuesday's "We Do Windows" event at Cornerstone Interiors. Debbie Deutsch, owner of Cornerstone Interiors presents the check to Becky.
• Sponsors of Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides summer fun for children in foster care, will hold a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Brit Spaugh Park. For more information contact Melissa Widiger, First Assembly of God, Great Bend, by calling 792-5211. On the web: greatbend.royalfamilykids.org.
Thursday, April 17
Christ's sacrifice will be presented by the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church choir at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Pastor Terry Ruebush will narrate using Mark, chapter 11-14.
Thursday, April 17
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold its first bowling tournament at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at Walnut Bowl.
The Barton Community College Planetarium is getting a "re-boot," as the staff is calling it.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Are we now witnessing the beginning of the fall of the House of Bush?
Red Cross Blood Drive to be held
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black. But if Republicans define dumb down any more, soon they'll have to apply for drilling rights.