USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, schools. The program will run from June 2 through June 26 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
Washburn University has released the names of students who were named to the spring semester Dean's Honor Roll. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 graded semester credit hours and attain a semester grade point average between 3.4 and 3.99.
Richard G. and Betty L. Adee will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Sharon Adee of Truchas, N.M., Julia Jilek of White Bear Lake, Minn. and Lynne (Don) Weiser of Salina.
Wayne and Brooke Cook announce the birth of their daughter Allison Elizabeth Cook, on May 2, in Great Bend. She weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a 2 1/2 year old big brother, Laken Lawrence Cook.
Greg and Kim Schenk of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Schenk, to Jace Smith, son of Craig and Kari Smith of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bernard and MaryJo Schenk and Paul and Trella Berscheidt, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the prospective groom are George and Shirley Shelton and PD and Fritzie Smith, all of Great Bend.
Larry and Melissa Crawford of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Jazmine Crawford, to Jonathan Stiggins, son of Roger and Tina Stiggins. Great grandparents of the bride-elect are Lavina Hanks-Hurst and the late James Hanks Sr.
Marty and Kathy Chacon will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on June 7 at St. Patrick's Parish center. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Paula and Brian Hogan of Sammanish, Wash., Chris and Kim Chacon and Jeanine and Greg Goodner, all of Wichita, and Debbie and Kent Shank of Hutchinson. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend was honored for ten years of service as a Senior Companion at the in-service meeting on May 21, in Great Bend. Lumpkins provides daily assistance and friendship to adults needing support to enable them to remain living in their homes as independently as possible.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced "a new era in American conservation efforts" with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, will fund a number of conservation activities across Kansas. "This is an entirely new approach to conservation," Vilsack said. "We're giving private companies, local communities, and other non-government partners a way to invest in what are essentially clean water start-up operations."