RUSSELL - Custom glassblowing by James Haffner is being featured at The Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The opening reception for the show will be Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. It will be opening for viewing until March 23.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will give remarks tonight at the annual Water PACK meeting. He is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m., following at 6 p.m. dinner at the Great Bend Convention Center. Formed in 1990, Water PACK is an organization of about 400 agricultural producers and businesses covering more than 550,000 acres of irrigated crop production. Water PACK's goal is to educate its members and the general public about the management of sustainable irrigated agriculture and its long-term benefits.
Tickets for Barton Community College's spring musical "Sweet Charity" are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at SweetCharity.bartonccc.edu. Curtain times for the performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating or $12 for general admission at the door.
MISSION – Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) Healthy Communities Program is a recipient of a $25,000 grant from Walmart. A presentation was held in Topeka as the Walmart Kansas State Giving Program awarded nearly $610,000 to Kansas nonprofits. Sen. Pat Roberts, Walmart executives, associates and 13 nonprofits attended the ceremony.
CLAFLIN -The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, at 7 p.m. on Monday February 10 in the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Doug Hubbard, Kelly Nixon, Dan Michaelis and Casey Hubbard. Also present: City Attorney Robert Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Pat Schneweis, Joyce Mooney and Curtis Wolf.
ST. JOHN - Coiny Leon Shelton, 78, died Feb. 10, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Calico Rock, Ark., he was the son of Coiny and Elsie G. (Moser) Shelton. In 1954, he graduated from St. John High School. He married Verda Barker and from that union they had four children, Peggy Guard, Gary Shelton, Vernon Shelton and Kathy Hall. He married Judy Elaine Hathaway on Aug. 14, 1970 in Wichita. She survives of the home. A life-long resident of St. John, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
There's still time to sign up for the "Celebrate Birds" program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 10-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Kids, ages 6-12 will make a gourd bird house, learn to identify the hardy birds that stay through the Kansas winter and their songs, then go outside and find them during the national Backyard Bird Count.