As we head towards the end of the year and celebrate Christmas, it's a time for many to pause and reflect. With that in mind, let's take a minute to review some of the events and happenings over the last year. This list is in no way complete or in order of importance.
December 22, 2013|
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Thousands of children attending schools in 66 Kansas counties will have access to at-school programs during 2014 aimed at improving their health and fostering positive habits. The programs will be funded through 160 Healthy Habits for Life grants totaling $149,650.16 that were recently distributed to school nurses, teachers and administrators by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.
The Food for Thought Book Club will meet at at 12 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Great Bend Public Library. This month the club is reading books about "History". Any book that fits into the theme works whether its a nonfiction book recounting a historical event or a piece of historical fiction. This book club is open to anyone who wishes to participate. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
This year has been monumental for Kansas Wheat organizations. The Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas Association of Wheat Growers leadership came together to begin industry changing endeavors. Looking back at 2013, it will be remembered as one of the first steps taken in positioning Kansas as a national leader in the wheat industry. Here is the Kansas Wheat Year in Review.
Scott and Julie Horinek of Salina and Shelley Horinek of Andover announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Beth Horinek to Mathew Allen Sander, son of Glen and Becky Sander of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ron and Janet Horinek of Phillipsburg, Lefty and Joy Wolfe of Hastings, Neb., the late Mary C. Horinek, and the late William "Eddie" Givens. The prospective groom is the grandson of Gilbert and Kathleen Sander and Louie Wintholz, all of Great Bend, and the late Phyllis Wintholz.
The South Bend Jolly Workers 4-H Club met on Dec. 8, at the Walnut Bowl for their December meeting and Christmas party. After their regular business meeting, they wrapped gifts that the club purchased for a family from the Angel Tree. After wrapping gfifts, they had a gift exchange and enjoyed a game of bowling. Their next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 12th.