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Jim and Keela Jackson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.
Doug and Pam Chambers of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Chambers to Wesley Miller, son of Vicky and Jeffry Miller of Anthony.
Joe and Dolores Lane will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 with a Come and Go Reception at the St. John Parish Center in Hoisington. Hosts for the even will be their children, Lori and Kevin Keller, David Lane, Michael and Patti Lane, Mark Lane, John and Jill Lane, and Joan and Dan Schmidt.
Ambrose and Jean Demel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a family luncheon and reception. Ambrose Leonard Demel and Patricia Jean Hancock were united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1960 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington. The couple has nine children, Pat, Sandy and husband Curt Davis, Joe, Sue and husband Tom Rose and Aimee and husband Dusty Wyant, all of Hoisington, Don and wife Christa of Great Bend, Ben and wife Kathy of Hutchinson, Sam and wife Lynda of Newton and Cheri and husband Darrin Haberman of Brentwood, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
David and Norma Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Elizabeth Schneider, to Nathan Joseph Zink, son of Joseph and Lora Zink.
Clifford and Lila Sohm of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Henry and Carolyn Burmeister of Holyrood will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 E. Nassau Street in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their family. The couple requests no gifts.
Clinton Karst will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 with a surprise reception in the Fellowship Hall at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be his family. They request no gifts. Cards may be sent to 1212 N. Vine, Hoisington, KS 67544.
The Parnassus Club met Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
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KINSLEY - J. Craig Heinz, 66, died Oct. 17, at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1947, in Spearville, he was the son of Jim and Rosemary (McKillip) Heinz. He was a Finance Controller.
New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.
BEATRICE, Neb. - Karen L. Kirkpatrick, 88 years and 27 days of age, passed away at her home Saturday morning, Oct. 18th. She was born on Sept. 20, 1926, in Hoisington, to Duke and Opal (Sypolt) Van Brimmer. Karen was a 1944 graduate of Hoisington High School and attended Wichita State University for two years. Karen and William Kirkpatrick were married on May 7, 1948, in Hoisington. She then taught school at a rural school near Great Bend from 1949-1950. They moved to Beatrice from Stinett, Texas in 1954; lived in Oklahoma and then back to Beatrice in 1957; lived in ...
BRYAN, Texas - Lucio Armando Cano, 54, passed away Oct. 15. Born March 1, 1960, in Mexico, he was the son of Guadalupe (Montes) Cano. Armando was a loving soul and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
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LARNED - Dale Otte, 76, passed away Oct. 17, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 4, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Wilmer and Leah Dorfshaffer Otte. A longtime area resident he was a farmer/stockman. On Sept. 16, 1956, he married Karen Rice in Great Bend. She survives.
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.
Sidewinders host Casino Night
Dan Stecklein, American Senior Service Inc. representative, will give a presentation on True Freedom Home Care service contracts at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24th, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. True Freedom plans offer a solution for seniors who have waited too long to secure a traditional home care insurance plan and now cannot qualify because of health underwriting, or it is too costly. Caregivers and seniors can learn more about the five different plans available.
Zoo Education Coordinator Sarah Cruz will compare common household products to their "green" alternatives during the program, "Green Cleaning and Hygiene – From Toxic To Tender," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.