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Stretch your family’s food dollar

As many Americans continue to feel the economic squeeze, they may be eating out less and preparing more meals at home. So, it's more important than ever to grocery shop smart and buy healthy food that fits within a budget.

February 10, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Connie Peacock 90th

Connie Peacock will celebrate her 90th birthday with a party for friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at River Bend Assisted Living Facility, 3820 Broadway, Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Claudia of Carmel Valley, Calif., Robert of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sheldon of Great Bend.

February 10, 2013 | | Birthdays


Harold Schenk 95th

Harold Schenk of Great Bend will celebrate his 95th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Senior enter, 2005 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Hosts for the even will be his wife, Jean Schenk and daughters Rhonda Schenk Pitts of Stockton and Roxanne Schenk Rich of Great Bend. No gifts are requested.

February 10, 2013 | | Birthdays


Wilbur Bell 90th

Wilbur Bell will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 15 with his daughters, Connie Kerns and husband Kenneth L., of Great Bend and Jana Lilly and husband Henry of Wichita, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

February 10, 2013 | | Birthdays


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served February 11 through February 15. 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.

February 10, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 10, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 10, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

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.

February 10, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: Challenge Awards for Park Elementary School 3rd, 4th and 6th grade math and 6th grade reading and Riley Elementary School 6th grade math and 6th grade reading; recognition of the GBRC Blue Chip Award, the FBLA students and sponsors and GBHS Science teacher Kacey Ford; GBHS Student Council community service project; approval of web hosting services; approval of early dismissal at GBHS on Nov. 22, 2013; approval of additional GBMS coaching staff; ACT ...

February 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs


FHSU to host regional science, engineering fair

About 100 fourth through 12th-grade students are expected at the fifth annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23 hosted by Fort Hays State University's Science and Mathematics Education Institute.

February 10, 2013 | | Education


Kay Club attends conference

February 10, 2013 | | Education


Randy Fuss earns registered Corporate Coachâ„¢ Designation

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend announced today that the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) has recognized Randy Fuss with the Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™) designation. This credential is awarded to business coaches who have learned key principles, skills and techniques for coaching effectively in businesses and organizations. RCCs™ work with businesspeople at all levels to help them succeed personally and professionally.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


Dianne Morse named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Circle

Dianne Morse, with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the Top 4 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates in 3,100 offices worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


No Saturday Delivery

February 10, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Pedophilia is the Problem

The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay Scouts to join their ranks.

February 10, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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