Jim and Suzan Haynes of Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaitlyn Ashley Haynes to Casey Michael Hatfield, son of Rick and Darylene Hatfield of Miltonvale. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Ernest and Betty Ashley and Stan and Norma Haynes, all of Larned. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Miriam France of Hope and the late Lloyd France, Richard Hatfield and Ruby Hatfield.
Central Kansas Christian Academy has released their 4th through 9th grade Principal's all A's honor roll and their A and B Honor roll for the first semester of the 2012/2013 school year. CKCA uses the following grading scale: 100 is an A+ , 96-99 is an A, 93-95 is an A-, 90-92 is a B+, 87-89 is a B, 84-86 is a B-, 81-83 is a C+, 78-80 is a C, 74-77 is a C-, 71-73 is a D+, 68-70 is a D, 65-67 is a D-. Anything below a 64 is failing.
In January, 2010, the snow started and didn't stop. And as our driveway became rather clogged with white stuff, the marital tension grew. So I solved the problem. I wrote a column on it. It became one of the most popular columns I ever wrote.
The focus is on Spring, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's new venture, the Turtle Tots Club, a new series of programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. Whenever possible, sessions will include outdoor time.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Historical Society, 85 S Hwy. 281, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom.
In two weeks, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) will hold their annual meeting in New Orleans. I am not invited. Neither will I be participating in their 9th annual Get Organized Month, which is designed to "focus national attention on how getting organized empowers people to take back control over their time, inboxes, paperwork and possessions."