Life for Debbie Tomlinson was not easy growing up. Her mother died of lung cancer when she was young and she moved to Kansas from California with her abusive, alcoholic father. She was beaten often and at the age of 15 she was kicked out of her house. She bounced around from home to home and eventually wound up married and pregnant at the age of 17. The lack of her home life stability coupled with her pregnancy caused her to drop out of high school, a decision she immediately regretted.
January 31, 2014|
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
Wilson Hall is ringing with voices as Sterling College students prepare for the first show of the semester. "Words and Music from Broadway Today" will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, in Cornerstone in the Student Union.
Barton Community College has named 239 students to the President's List for the fall 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
Each year, Members of Congress have the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women to attend the nation's military service academies. Following in-person interviews with candidates and rigorous evaluation by a board of Kansans, 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that he would recommend the following individuals:
NEWTON - Prairie View Inc. will host an Adventure with Youth at Risk workshop Feb. 10-12 on its main campus, 1901 E. First St., Newton. Presenter is Jason Leal, Prairie View's recreation and adventure facilitator.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29, at the Great Bend campus in the Learning Resource Center in room L-136.
Dr. Beverly (Skolaut) Zeakes, professor and former chair of the Health and Human Performance Department at Radford University in Virginia, has received the university's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.