Mrs. Loene Karst will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 9, with a card shower. A family luncheon will be held in her honor on Nov. 13. Hosts will be her children Curtis Karst of Great Bend, Colleen Karst and husband Joseph Hines of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Craig Karst and wife Amy of Hoisington; and grandchildren, Amber and Austin Young of Great Bend and Ally Karst of Hoisington.
Luelma Hejny of Ellinwood will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts are requested.
Veta Burress will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 17, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1222 Stone Street in Great Bend. Her children invite friends and family.
Pat Dirks of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a Come-and-Go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 7, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Parlor, 2701 24th, Great Bend. Use south entrances. Family and friends are invited to attend. Hosts for the occasion will be her children, Darla and Clint Clarke of Great Bend, Dale and Bonnie Dirks of rural Pawnee Rock, and Danine and Chipper Smith of Big Spring, Texas.