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.