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Jennifer Gordy accepts funds and food donations for emergency food needs for the holidays, at Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine, 3715 10th St. Teresa Malone at Advanced Therapy reports the annual Give Back drive, held during the month of October in honor of National Physical Therapy Month, was a success. "We thank our patients, staff and community for stepping up to help."
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Tree Care For All Seasons" at noon today at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent, will discuss different tips and strategies for keeping trees healthy in all our seasons and changing weather.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission invites parents to bring their children to the Imagination Playground, which will be open Wednesday, Nov. 5, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity will be open from 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:30 -7:30 p.m. It is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a report of aggravated assault, and battery. Officers were dispatched to Charlie's Place, 1109 Main St., at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, where a woman said that Jacob Davis pointed a gun at her and several other people. The alleged victim also said a known woman had battered her.
RUSSELL - A Russell teenager was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Monday after the sport utility vehicle she was a passenger in overturned, 2 miles east of Russell on 187th St., or 0.2 miles south of Homer Road.
WINDOM - A tractor-trailer and a Ford Fusion collided at 5:41 p.m. Monday in McPherson County, resulting in injuries. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred on US. 56, less than a mile from Windom.
The Great Bend Police Department arrested a local man early Monday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Patton Mills was arrested at 2:01 a.m. at 1801 8th St. and booked in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Mills was also charged with interference with law enforcement - obstruction of official duty.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The way Jamaal Charles figures it, he's picking up where Priest Holmes left off.
DODGE CITY – The Great Bend Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams played in Dodge city this past weekend, racking several wins.
Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn held the top three spots in the second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon joining them in the top four Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Just imagine what the conversations will be like in the Lockett household around Thanksgiving dinner if Tyler Lockett can pick up a few more yards and score a couple more touchdowns.
John "Pat" Keeley will celebrate his 90th birthday with a party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, at the Country Kitchen Restaurant at Best Western Hotel, 915 E. 53rd St., in Wichita. Hosts for the event will be Edward and Laurel Keeley.
Destiny Degenhardt and Jaime Loera were united in marriage in an outdoor, double ring ceremony officiated by Tom Swain on June 28, at Lake Barton Golf Course. Parents of the couple are Tiffany Degenhardt of Great Bend and Rosalinda Loera of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride are Larry and Shirley Degenhardt of Great Bend.
Catherine (Esfeld) Birzer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23, with a card shower. Catherine is the daughter of the late Fred and Francis Esfeld. On April 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Birzer. He is deceased. Catherine has four children, Melvin (Twila) Birzer, and Connie (Keith) Miller, both of Great Bend, Steve (Brenda) Birzer, of Ellinwood, and Jane (Bob) Carr, of Edmond, Okla.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Arlis and Shirley Atteberry of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary today.
Kevin and Kelci Hall of Larned announce the birth of their son, Kilian Dean Hall on Sept. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a 2-year-old big sister, Klaire.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gustin will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 21 with a card shower.
Neal and Opal Reichel will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard.
Since 1978, individuals and groups in Sterling have cooperated to host one of the largest feasts in Kansas, the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.
The phone jarred Ken Powell awake. Groggy and disoriented, he glanced at the clock while fumbling with the receiver: midway between midnight and one a.m.
Several states, including Kansas, are trying to protect their borders from a little beetle that could cost the black walnut industry millions of dollars. Kansas Forest Service specialists at Kansas State University say you could be spreading the disease without knowing it.
The following meals will be served Nov. 17 through Nov. 21. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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 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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), begins Nov. 17, and continues through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.