Not only did Heartland Cancer Center patients benefit in a big way at a recent fundraiser, the center's director also was overwhelmed by a big surprise.
In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, the Masons of Kansas will rededicate the Hoisington Lodge No. 331 building in an ancient ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at 351 W. 2nd St. the current lodge building wasmoriginally dedicated on June 18, 1960. The head of Kansas Masons, Grand Master Kent Needham of Great Bend, and officers from around the state will take part in the ceremony, which dates to several hundred ...
First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon. The second-place quilt, "Sun Flower Duet," by Geri Parker and Kathy McNeil of Coupeville, Wash., interprets the Sunflower ...
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat. "We have seen a number of cases in our Emergency Room," said Kelley Newsom, R.N. and infection-control coordinator at Central Kansas Medical Center. "Some have had to be hospitalized. "We want to minimize these ER visits and hospitalizations," Newsom continued. "A few simple guidelines provide a ...
Susan Herndon will appear in the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Seats are $10, and may be reserved at the Arts Center, located at Forest and Main, weekday afternoons, or call 792-3097 or e-mail email@example.com. Herndon is in the process of recording her fifth album. According to her social network site, her last album, "1,000 Pies," "contains tunes ranging ...
September Marriage Licenses John Milton Staudinger, Hoisington and Nicole Rae Lee, Hoisington Leasial William Orndoff, Ellinwood and Patricia Ann Collins, Ellinwood Kody Alexander Cook, Great Bend and Shayla Ann Morris, Great Bend Roy Eric Dandy, Great Bend and Christina Marie Fitzpatrick, Great Bend Francisco Gutierrez, Great Bend and Brandi LeeAnn Partington, Great Bend Jesus Auden Leyva, Great Bend and Maribel Moreno-Tamayo, Great Bend James Raymond Martinez, Great Bend and Christina Ann Hearn, Great Bend Nathan ...
Venture Corporation will be working on 24th Street between McKinley and Harrison Streets starting through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Expect to see lane closures, traffic diversions, rough roads without lane lines, and increased dust during construction.
At some point, Brit Spaugh Zoo underwent a branding change, and started being known at Great Bend Zoo. But in recent days, city officials have reaffirmed the inclusion of the zoo's founder's name. City Administrator Howard Partington said the zoo's name is "Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo." Zoo Director Scott Gregory said he's fine with the name change. Brit Spaugh (1901-1966) was a World War II veteran who came home ...
Mark Dvorak, a nationally known folk singer and songwriter, will appear in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 2 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or seats may be reserved by e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 620-792-3097.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host the Dallas Brass, one of America's foremost musical ensembles, on Thursday. The group will conduct a high school band clinic in the afternoon and perform a concert that evening.
Fall Square Dance Lessons sponsored by the Hoisington Swinging Stars Square Dance Club and the Great Bend Recreation Commission will begin Friday evening at the Recreation Center Burnside Room, 1214 Stone, on the west side of the City Auditorium. This is a new location as previous classes.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
Farmers Bank and Trust gave away $5,350 Wednesday to 34 area charities at their 17th Annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.