In Afghanistan, as in many less-developed countries, boy babies are much preferred to girls for economic reasons and social status.
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7:30 tonight at the church, 2701 17th St. The public is invited to a social hour to be held in the parish hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass to follow. Come and hear a wonderful and thought provoking sermon and a beautiful Christmas Mass conducted by the Rev. Phyllis Flory.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend, will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening at 5:30.
Beginning Jan. 4, First Presbyterian Church with conduct a seven-week Bible study titled "Classic Christianity - Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing," by Bob George.
This creche is one of several on display at the Barton County Historical Society Museum. Holiday trees and other winter touches have been added to exhibits throughout the museum, located just south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Many parts of the nation have been hit hard with bad weather recently and now snow is in the forecast for Kansas. Local and state safety officials are urging everyone to check their emergency supplies in their home and automobile, particularly if you are planning to travel over the holiday weekend.
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is just 14 yards shy of his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, quite an accomplishment considering the Cardinals are next to last in the NFL in passing offense.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self was happy with how his team responded after leading scorer Marcus Morris was ejected for a flagrant elbow to the head.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Luck has been traveling around enough the past few weeks. He's going to spend Christmas in a hotel room near the Stanford campus instead of flying home to Houston.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse has suspended defensive tackle Andrew Lewis and linebacker Brice Hawkes for the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium for violating team rules.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as a combination of this season's final game and the opener of the 2011 campaign.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Mike and Jeanette Sanders announce the engagement of their daughter, Cyandra Nichelle Sanders, to Bruce Anthony Mong, son of Shirley Mong Conrad and the late Anthony Mong. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Melvin Loreg and Don and Agnes Sanders, all of Great Bend, and the late Joyce Loreg. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Clayton and Pauline Mong.
Doris L. Robey will celebrate her 80th birthday with a formal celebration at 1 p.m. on March 15 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters Myrtle and Nancy. Friends and family are invited. Gifts and cards are welcome.
Angela C. Moore of Winfield, and Dr. John A. Volosin of Wichita, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joycelyn Woods and the late Calvin Woods. The prospective groom is the son of Josephine Volosin and the late John H. Volosin.
Jonathan Hart and Rebecca Pfortmiller were united in marriage on March 1 at the rooftop garden at the Joule Hotel in Dallas Texas, in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Timothy Ross. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Pfortmiller of Great Bend.
George Unruh of St.John and LeAnna Unruh of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter, Marci Unruh to Chance Maes, son of Ginger Maes of Great Bend and the late Daniel Maes. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Donald Ellis and the late Carol Ellis and the late Dean and Nancye Unruh. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Olga Noreuil and the late Oscar Noreuil, and the late Joseph and Ellen Maes.
Beans are a great source of carbohydrates and considered a "Powerhouse food." They have a nutrient profile so strong and versatile that they are considered to be both a vegetable and a protein food. Beans are loaded with fiber and help you feel full longer, and they stabilize blood sugar. Another plus for beans is they cost only pennies per serving.
Richard Wiswall likes numbers. In that he might be an anomaly among farmers, at least where the numbers are concerned. Some of his numbers involve planting rates and seed inventory, tractor hours, and labor costs-categories most farmers are familiar with-but he takes things a step further-okay, many steps further-by calculating, and tracking, almost every facet of his family farm in East Montpelier, Vt. He tallies numbers to an extensive degree; for instance, his greenhouse operation, is broken down by the cost of each flat, the amount of soil per flat, the number of flats filled in an hour, the labor ...
Parnassus Club held their annual piano and voice auditions on March 1 at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. Twenty-three piano and voice students participated in the auditions open to all Barton County music students. The voice students perform two art songs memorized and piano students perform one memorized solo for an adjudicator who then writes an evaluation of the student's performance and gives awards in both the Junior category,(6th grade through 8th grade) and senior division (high school). The adjudicator for both voice and piano was Ms. Tiffiney Harms, McPherson College music instructor.
Brain Awareness Week is March 10-16. BAW is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Public outreach that propagates breakthroughs in recent brain research can help children and adults learn how to live a more brain-healthy lifestyle and, by increasing the public's awareness, also increase their support for funding further research. With these benefits in mind, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) created Brain Awareness Week in 1996. Pilot International is a partner in bringing the BAW to the public. You can follow the action on Twitter (hashtag #brainweek) and ...
The following meals will be served March 10 through March 14. 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.
Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Fall 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,288 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 648 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
Water, a simple chemical compound, has the big and at times complex job of bringing life to the world. Last October, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued a call to action to address the need for a 50-year vision for the state's water that meets the needs of all Kansans now and in the future.
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.