Citing the expense involved with establishing a security plan that would likely involve metal detectors and the hiring of additional security guards, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted not to seek an exemption from the new state law allowing concealed weapons in most county facilities.
Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent, will present "Winterizing Your Lawn" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
Students who enroll in Barton Community College's nursing program have access to state of the art equipment to make sure their experience prepares them to work in the field. Much of this equipment is paid for through donations. The program's latest hot piece of technology, the SimPad, is no different, as three separate, local foundations came together to purchase one for Barton.
Now is the time to be thinking about your landscape for next spring. Putting some planning, time and energy into your flower beds now will help them look beautiful next year. This week, I want to share an article from K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture specialist Ward Upham about Spring-flowering bulbs and how to plant a care for them. Happy Planting!
Lesa Maurer and Jarett Schulte were united in marriage on Aug. 3 at Cedar Bluffs in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Kyle. Parents of the couple are Lafe and Lori Maurer and Greg Schulte and Phyllis Billinger. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
George and Linda Plowman celebrated their 50th anniversary the weekend of Aug. 9 with family. They attended a surprise baseball game in Kansas City, Royals vs. Red-Sox, on Aug. 9, a family lunch and reception at Paisanos Restaurant in Lawrence, on Aug. 10 and Sunday picnic at Lone Star Lake, where George had proposed to Linda, on Aug. 11.
The following meals will be served Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 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.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting Oct. 7, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street, in Great Bend.