The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 at Montana Mike's. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. A total of 50 were present, including five guests, John Basham, Donna Gales, Myrna Holthaus, Gordon Zahradnik and Rae Zahradnik.
On Dec. 14 more than 400 participated in Pittsburg State University's fall commencement exercises in the Garfield Weede Physical Education Building on the PSU campus. College of Education and College of Technology commencement area graduate was Tyson R. Letourneau, Bachelor of Business Administration, of Claflin.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Shawna Robl to its team. Robl is an Ellinwood native and the daughter of Craig Robl and Waynette Stroda.
Great Bend Middle School announces the November and December Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students were nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students receive and certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Ron and Bonnie Mink, formerly of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a celebration at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Springfield Botanical Center in Springfield, Mo. Hosts for the event will be their children, Jessica Nelson and husband Andy of Great Bend and Detective Grant Mink and wife Aubrey of Topeka. The couple has four grandchildren, Emilee Nelson, Victoria Nelson, Scarlet Mink, and Ivy Mink.
Journalists often exaggerate by using the phrase "shattered lives."
Nathan and Abby (Boone) Robinson announce the birth of their son, Reid James Robinson, on Nov. 15 in Lawrence. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21" long.
Alan and Sheila Oeser of Claflin will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 29 with a card shower.
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.
Last week's column addressed this year's major stories in agriculture. But what's in store for 2013? Remember this is just the opinion of someone not terribly gifted in prognostication. And these items are not in any particular order.
There is nothing like watching the Sunday School children's Christmas program to get you in the spirit of the season. Our four year old granddaughter, Calyn, took her part seriously as Mary in the manger scene. The message and songs of the evening reminded us that it is not the expensive gifts, but rather time spent together that makes the holidays special. Make sure that your holiday traditions exemplify your values. Time spent playing board or card games together, viewing your communities' Christmas lights, or enjoying a sing-a-long can help define the holidays in a way that is meaningful ...
Americans deeply moved by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, are reaching for their wallets these days. As always happens when a heartbreaking event such as this takes place, many are led to contribute to the cause, motivated by the touching stories of the effected families. Your Better Business Bureau advises that care be taken when you select the charity through which your gift is given.
Just in time for the holidays, the Kansas Department of Transportation has made it easier than ever for travelers to get the latest information about their route to work, school or holiday gatherings.
Most Kansans can trace their heritage to another part of the world. Some came in search of a better life for themselves or their children. Many came to join families or friends.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is taking reservations for its inaugural "Hero for Heartland," an afternoon tea with savory delights. The come-and-go experience will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at 3600 Broadway Ave.
The 1997 motion picture, "Life is Beautiful," will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 27, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's latest series of "Movies with a Message." The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill offering will be accepted to offset the cost of refreshments.
HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to an "All You Can Eat" fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Members will be serving Alaskan pollock, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-11 and children under 4 eat for free. All proceeds support area charities.
A new video about Jesus for the Easter season will be released Friday by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Elders from the Great Bend ward said the video is about 2-3 minutes long and can be found on the website www.HeLives.mormom.org.
Reza the Illusionist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater. The program is a benefit for Star of Hope and for Great Bend Community Theatre. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for students; children under 5 will be admitted free.
The final Lenten luncheon in the local series will be at noon on Wednesday, April 1 at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave. The host pastor is Dr. Joan Harrington, and the speaker will be Adam Wutka, pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation.
Catholic Social Service will sponsor its 14th annual charity wine tasting event on Friday, April 17 at the Club at Stone Ridge in Great Bend. Tickets are $50, or $350 for a table of eight.
A donation from St. Rose Health Center will allow a welcome relief to those who attend the Barton County Fair during the dog days of summer.
Barton County Jail
LENOIR, N.C. - Louise Ilee Cummings Bird lived a full and varied life of almost 95 years.
Anita Jane Jackson, 47, of Conroe, Texas went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 19.
Monday-LHS Stuco Executive; Freshman Class Meeting, Seminar; State Assessments; Play practice, Community Center
The busy stretch continued for the Barton Community College softball team Tuesday afternoon in Pratt. And for the second straight Jayhawk West doubleheader the Cougars left town with a split.
Central Kansas Christian Academy will hold their annual Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Current students attending CKCA are invited to check out their school projects, have refreshments and join in fellowship. Prospective students and their families, along with families interested in the school, are welcome to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms, sign up for Kindergarten screenings, meet the teachers and learn about the school curriculum. CKCA is independent of any local church. For more information call the school office at 792-3477.