When I opened the e-mail about an online course related to food marketing to youth, I thought it looked interesting. My schedule was full but at least with this on-line course I could work on it when I had the time. Having put the finishing touches on a new fact sheet addressing the obesity issue I hoped this course would reinforce my thinking about healthy food choices and give me some additional ideas of ways to impact healthy eating habits in others. Well, I was not disappointed.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the spring competitive grant cycle awarding $12,820 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Rush counties.
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William Vsetecka of Great Bend, will celebrate his 88th birthday on April 9, with a card shower.
Carley Day will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6, at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin, Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Evelyn Kultgen of Great Bend will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 30, with a card shower.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA) will hold its annual kindergarten round-up the week of April 7-11th. Parents of 2014/2015 kindergarten age students are invited to come by the school at 215 McKinley or call 792-3477 to schedule an appointment. Call the office for any additional information.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA)at 215 McKinley in Great Bend will be hosting its annual come-and-go open house between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Teachers and staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and answer any questions perspective students and parents may have. Refreshments will be provided and served by administrative personnel as well as School Board members and their families.
Jessica Ann Clarke and Christopher James Fox were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor James Strasen. The bride is the daughter of Monte and Joan Clarke of Great Bend. The groom is the son of James and Paula Fox of Olathe. Grandparents of the bride are Alene Clarke of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Joe and Margaret Lewis. Grandparents of the groom are Jim and Connie Collins and Woody and Darlene Boyett, all of Topeka, and the late Robert ...
David and Brenda Roat of Hoisington announce the engagement of their daughter, Doris Jean Roat, to Nicholas Jordan Miller, son of Bill and Melissa Miller of Aurora, Mo.
John and Thea Beckman of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Dela Beckman, to Jordan Lee Dahlke, son of Cheryl and Jonathan Dahlke. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Beverly and Everett Cunningham of Oakley, the late James E. Noel, Wilma Beckman of Phillipsburg and the late Harold Beckman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek and Grace Dahlke of Hutchinson and the late Rev. Victor Dahlke.
Linda Bahr announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristan Bahr to Kyler Connell, son of Mark and Kim Connell. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Gerald Bahr.
Emma Jeanne Bradley celebrated her 85th birthday on April 12, at the Larned VFW with her children, grandchildren, extended family and members of Escue Chapel CME Church. Emma Jeanne and guests played games, sang songs and reminisced about living 85 years and the events she has witnessed in her life. Tributes were read and given to Emma Jeanne by her family.
Months of hard work will culminate Monday night at 7 p.m. as all of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band members join forces for their annual concert at GBHS gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central Kansas Christian Academy.
As the lights dimmed and the images flickered on the screen, the movie audience stepped into the lives of young farmers and ranchers as they took on the tasks of running their families' operations. No wannabe Bogarts or Bacalls, just honest-to-goodness people who work the land.
The following meals will be served April 14 through April 17. 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.
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.
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Gordon Hibbard, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, announced plans to retire from his position with the statewide non-profit organization.
I just noticed that the past week was designated as National Volunteer Week. What better time of year than this to say a big "Thank You" to the many volunteers who support our Extension programming efforts? I don't have to look far to see the volunteers who give freely of their time to help others. Just this week Joyce Esfeld, known for her bread making expertise, shared secrets to making that perfect pie crust with an enthusiastic audience. Last week, my husband, John, completed teaching the Kansans Optimizing Health workshop with me to residents in Hoisington. And twice this ...
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The Progress Club met on April 7, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Donna Oliver as co-hostess. Seventeen members were in attendance. Kim Roach of Great Bend Floral presented the program, "Pretty Posies." Kim has been in the floral business for several years and spoke about the recent innovations in her work. She demonstrated new ideas in making corsages and assembled two lovely floral arrangements.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; approval of 2014-15 activities and athletics handbooks; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2014-2015; teacher evaluation and student growth measures; state assessment update, proposal and program updates; approval of new District Accountant; approval of 2014 KDOT Walking School Bus Project grant; approval of contribution to Riley Elementary School and gift certificates to Jefferson Elementary School; and approval of licensed teacher resignations and ...