A veterans support group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. of the second Wednesday of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Main. The meetings are open to all veterans. The next meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
Mike Johnson, chairman of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, wants to know how much it costs the college to comply with federal mandates. The topic will be discussed when the board holds its next study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Administration Building Conference Room. This luncheon meeting will include a presentation on the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees by Johnson; he represents Barton on the KACCT and was recently elected KACCT president.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend Boom baseball team hammered six home runs to shock the league leaders Garden City Wind 15-9 Thursday at Clint Lightner Field. Mitchell Gonsalvez (1-0) worked three innings and yielded one run.
LARNED - Any Pawnee County students in grades sixth through eight interested in learning about business must register by Friday for the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp sponsored by Pawnee County Economic Development Commission.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) houses about 230 male juvenile offenders. LJCF has seven general population units, two mental health units and one special management unit. All units are surrounded by a secure perimeter fence.
Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.
TIMKEN - Mary Elizabeth (Boone) Schwindt, 76, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse after a long battle with liver disease. She was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Wilburton, Okla. to Wayne G. and Marie (Harris) Boone, the first of two daughters. A 1957 graduate of Wilburton High School, Mary graduated from Eastern A&M Junior College in Wilburton, from Southeastern State College in Durant, Okla., and from Fort Hays State University.
SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Anne Leigh Rudeen, author of five published novels and a force of nature who left an indelible impression on everyone who knew her, passed away peacefully at her home in South Salem, N.Y., on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was 85, although her outlook was far more youthful. Her passions included attending rock concerts, taking Zumba classes, creating art projects, and generally making everywhere she lived and every life she touched all the better for her presence.