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.
Donald "Van" Van Koelliker Jr. and Viola "Vi" Marie Hawthorne/Weller "Vi" announce their engagement.
Lavern Sovereign will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23 with a card shower. On Nov. 25 she will be honored with a dinner for the immediate family.
Donna Funk announces the engagement of her daughter, Jamie Jacobsen, to Heath Buehler, son of Jere and Bonnie Buehler. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Jim Funk.
Ruth Axman will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 20 with a family dinner. Ruth grew up in Rush County, graduated from Bison High School and attended Barton County College. She was employed by Walmart, Eldercare and DCCA. She has seven daughters, Kathy and Verlyn Rossman of Albert, Karen and Bill Norris of St. John, Melanie and John Zeller of McCracken, Amy and Tim Frieb of Olmitz, Shelly and Curtis Robinson of Great Bend, Lisa Gander of Valley Center, and Hope and Bob Ney of Hoisington; 16 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Harold "Bud" and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 45th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 with an open house at the Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be Tom and Tina Curran.
Jay and Kathy Mai of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Mai, to Shane Becker, son of Elmer and Marvella Becker of Great Bend.
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Mark and Janell Reichuber of Olathe, announce the birth of their daughter, Adelyn Marie Reichuber on Sept. 30. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Bank of the West will host an open house for the retirement of Joyce Stukey from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at its 1222 Kansas Avenue location. Customers and the general the public are invited to attend and enjoy free refreshments.
Vice District Governor Ralph Rodgers will conduct an Official Club Visitation to the Otis Lions Club at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Senior Center in Otis. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the VDG and other District Lion Leaders.
Tuesday evening, members of the Delta Tau Sorority gathered for their annual decorating of the Historical Society Museum for Christmas. The selected theme this year is: "Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings." The museum is adorned with gold and greenery, and features a variety of festive angels and bells. Christmas is alive at the museum, and all are encouraged to visit this Holiday season and experience it's beauty.
Holiday Home Tour 2010, "Dressed for the Season", will be sponsored by the Barton County Fair Friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. The afternoon tour will include five Great Bend houses. Tickets are available for $10 each and are available from the Barton County Fair Friends, Barton County Fair Board members, Community Bank, Credit Union, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and online at bartoncountyfair.com. Proceeds will benefit the Barton County Fair.
"Castles and feasting meet dinner theatre" is one way to describe a madrigal feaste. During the Middle Ages and continuing into the Renaissance, the Christmas season was a time of great celebration.
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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.
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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.
SAN DIEGO - Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.
Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.
Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.
Central National Bank is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, to formally announce the grand opening of their newest bank location inside the Walmart Supercenter on 10th Street in Great Bend.
Central National Bank announces Amanda Proffitt as their newest Lending Analyst for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office. She joins Central National Bank with 12 years of banking experience.
Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has recently promoted Fred Castillo to Director of Safety and Compliance. Fred will now oversee Southwind's seven rotary drilling rigs making sure they maintain OSHA compliant and promote a safe working environment. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Fred's work ethic and attention to detail makes him a perfect fit for this job".