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"Mini Golf United" will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.

October 03, 2010 | | Local Life

Feet, toes and visiting heaven for 30 minutes

Everyone, no matter your age or lot in life, should be pampered on occasion. Current events justify it more than ever. And so last month, I took a plunge. I got a pedicure. For those thirty minutes, the angels sang in harmony, the noise of life stopped, and feelings and sensations never previously known in 51 years came alive. They say the feet have a billion nerve endings. I think that's on the low end.

October 02, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

Be more aware of your indoor air

What are you breathing? It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. As we celebrate Indoor Air Quality Awareness month during October, see if any red flags go up in your house.

October 02, 2010 | | Local Life

Barton County 4-Hers do well at state fair

There were over 9,000 exhibits in 4-H Centennial Hall at the Kansas State Fair and many 4-H members were also involved in judging events.

September 25, 2010 | Berny Unruh | Local Life

Dogs can teach lessons about getting along

At a time when political commentators bemoan sharp divisions in our culture and the words of Rodney King resonate more than ever - "Can't we all just get along?" - I witnessed something last week that's worth sharing.

September 18, 2010 | By MATT KEENAN | Local Life

Former drug addict speaks to audience

TOPEKA (AP) - After seven years on methamphetamine, and beset by paranoia and schizophrenia, David Parnell in 2003 decided it was time to end his nightmare of a life.

September 12, 2010 | | Local Life

Woman captures video for project about Kansas

BRANTFORD (AP) - Audrey Kalivoda often takes back roads home to Washington County and instantly renews her love for Kansas.

September 12, 2010 | | Local Life

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School volunteers are needed to listen to students read, to eat lunch with students and to be mentors. EARS volunteers (Everyone Able to Read by Sharing) go into elementary schools and listen to school-age children read. YouthFriends is a school-based mentoring program where volunteers take 40 minutes a week to eat lunch and do an activity with their student. For more time flexibility, Big Brothers Big Sisters activities are often completed outside of school hours. Choose where you want to volunteer and start making a difference in a young person's life today.

September 05, 2010 | | Local Life

Look out ‘Jaws’ and ‘Nessy

This is a fish story, but unlike most you've heard, this one is different. It's true, attested to by four witnesses who can't forget what happened 39 years ago.

September 04, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

From elections to senior photos, mail carriers stay busy

The Postal Service appears to be enjoying a resurgence.

August 19, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

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The Book Nook

Hello from the Great Bend Public Library!

February 17, 2018 | Haylee Huddleston | Local Life

Easy as pie, revisited

I have once again been asked to make a pie for a popular Larned event.

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Walk Kansas starts soon

With snow predicted and wind chills in the single digits as I write this column it sounds a bit crazy to talk about going for ...

February 17, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

If I told you there was a bird that was an insect-eating machine, saving farmers billions of dollars yearly, you'd probably ask how to ...

February 17, 2018 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Education Specialist | Local Life

Follow your dream

By the time you read this, I will be in Costa Rica working on one more dream. Jimmy New from Russell has a winter home ...

February 12, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Prevent static electricity fires at gas pumps

What common activity exposes a person to the explosive power of 26 sticks of dynamite?

February 10, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Program opportunities abound in Cottonwood District

Last week we heard the "State of the Union" address. While I do not intend to ever talk politics in my column space I do ...

February 10, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

A goal to de-clutter

I have been on a cleaning binge. It's not a dust and scrub binge. It's a "get rid of clutter" attempt. This is ...

February 10, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Extension estate planning workshops for families

Planning for the future is vital for families who want to preserve assets for the next generation. Learning about the estate planning process and taking ...

February 10, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


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