BARTON COUNTY -While most people are still snug in their beds, prairie chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. Each spring, just before dawn, male prairie chickens can be seen strutting around on communal mating grounds known as "leks," where they fight, sing, and dance to win the affections of females. Only the most extravagant displays will do, and only the best males will get to mate.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, 3520 Lakin Ave, Ste. 102, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Karmi Green with greeters Jim Vopat and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
LA CROSSE - Eugene "Gene" Jacobs, 83, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
At Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation's Valentine party on Feb. 14, all residents were noted as kings and queens, however with a draw of names of residents attending event, LaVane Rohr and Claudine Ringwald represented them as king and queen. They were crowned as Walt Pennington entertained with music. All residents were presented a red rose compliments of Dillons and their customers and cookies and punch were provided by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Zeta Gamma Chapter).
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
Valley Irrigation has announced Ag Systems of Larned, as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer, at the company's 2014 National Meeting. Ag Systems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of Service, Aftermarket Support and Sales.
I was thinking of not doing a column this week.
The University Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Black Box Productions, a showcase of student-directed short plays in the William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-15 and at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 16 Participants include Kendra Hacker, of St. John.
Meeting postponed for juvenile facility
The Progress Club met on Feb. 3, at the home of Linda Dougherty with Judy Turner and Pat Klusener as co-hostesses. Eighteen members attended. Kathy Schugart introduced the guest speakers: Sisters Anita Schugart and Cecilia Ann Stremel of the Heartland Center for Wholistic Health. They presented a program on Homeopathy and Natural Healing. Several remedies including vitamins, probiotics and the promotion of healthy living were discussed.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Get this: Americans are getting sick of McMansions.
Monday, Jan. 27