Jennifer Schartz, Barton County Commissioner from the fifth district, has filed for re-election. At the end of this year, she will have 10 years of experience representing the people of Barton County on the board.
Last week's column briefly described weather, climate, global climate, and the atmosphere as a global system redistributing energy received from sunlight due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. Everything naturally moves from a higher to a lower concentration and nature seeks equilibrium or the lowest energy state. Finally, certain gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allow visible light through but don't let heat (longwave radiation) back out. Next a brief description of the what and why of global warming with apologies for the simplification.
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.
The following meals will be served May 19 through May 22. 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.
Geneva C. Samora will celebrated her 90th birthday on May 15. She has 10 children; three sons with Arthur Perez, deceased first husband, Paul Perez, Louis Perez, and Phillip Perez; and seven children with Ruben F. Samora, deceased in 2009, Gloria Zorn, Teresa Wadsworth, all of the Wichita area, Anna Pierce, Vicky Harmon, Mabel Adams and Rita Burns, all of the Hoisington area, and the late Richard Samora, deceased in 2000. She has 30 grandchildren; and over 45 great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren.
On Saturday, March 12th, the Kansas Graizers hosted a low stress livestock handling workshop presented by Dr. Lynn Locatelli in Salina Ks. Dr Locatelli is a livestock handling specialist who gave a, deep, thoughtful, presentation to a full-house eager to learn more about low stress livestock handling.
Brent and Marilyn Rensch of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 22. A surprise party was held on May 10, in Wichita, hosted by their daughters, Amber Brokar and husband Jeremy of Bel Aire and Megan Appelhans and husband Jarod, of Wichita. They have three grandchildren, Madison and Caden Brokar and Emma Appelhans. A trip to Hawaii with family is planned for a later date.