By Jim Misunas
Students at the "Shake it Up Cafe" Vacation Bible School presented their collection for the Barton County Food Bank to Bob and Evelyn Essmiller on Friday. The VBS was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ and was jointly sponsored by their congregation as well as First United Methodist, King United Methodist and Trinity United Methodist.
In preparation for Holyrood's 125th Jubilee, July 21 to 23, Carol and Don Siemsen have spent months collecting and organizing memorabilia, pictures and histories for a Holyrood history display.
Barbara Stecklein began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. She concentrated on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added charcoal and pastel.
The 2010-2011 Great Bend High School yearbooks have arrived, said GBHS journalism instructor Rachel Basden. The books can be picked up in room 100 at GBHS, 19th and Morton, at the following times:
Helping Hands Preschool, along with USD #428 - Great Bend, is looking for children to fill a limited number of openings still available in the 4-Year-old At-Risk program for the upcoming school year. This FREE program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education. Helping Hands Preschool - through USD #428, administers this program for children living in the Great Bend school district.
"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Due to the triple digit heat, the joint Quivira Chapter / Cottonwood Chapter Santa Fe Trail Association tour of historic Rice County sites scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled later in the year when the temperature cool down. Information will be published when a new date is set.
When Becky Mooney, LPN, was given the ball and asked to run with it, her goal line was a program that provides immunizations to eligible families at no cost. The result is participation in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program at St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM).
The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt construction project on the surface of K-14 Highway, from the north city limits of Lyons continuing north to the junction with K-4 highway, located approximately 11 miles north of Lyons.
By Alan Rusch
ST. JOHN - A suspect in a Stafford County shooting has been charged with one count of a level 4 felony, of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to a criminal court filing in Stafford County. Stafford County Attorney Joe Shepack is working on the case.
The Quivira Chapter and the Cottonwood Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will join together for a tour of selected sites in Rice County on Saturday, July 23. The tour will be a car caravan. The tour will start at 10 a.m. at the Little Arkansas Crossing/ Cottonwood Grove Cemetery .
ST. JOHN - The shooting victim in an apparent domestic incident has been identified as the stepson of the suspected shooter.
Brenna Martin, senior piano major at Wichita State University, will give her senior piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel as part of the Barton Music Department's Visiting Artist Series.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School All-Conference athletes; approval of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-Through budget application; approval of BOE representative to the GBRC Board; approval of Capital Outlay Resolution; report on Curriculum Day, KSDE Fall conference, Danielson Instructional Model course and MTSS training; update on disaster preparedness; approval of Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization donation; update on Optimist Club speaker, negotiations workshop, distribution of Rotary Club dictionaries to 3rd ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Cooking Ahead For The Holidays" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free one-hour program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's 2013-14 audit will be presented for approval at the next GBRC Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. There will also be an executive session for the discussion of administrative personnel evaluation.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling H&S citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are available during the first sale which arrives Dec. 7-8. In January the navels and grapefruit are again available but the main feature of the January order is the Honeybell tangelo, which is a specialty fruit. The January order will be available Jan. 18-19. The H&S fruit is handpicked, packed, and shipped within a week with no artificial color or ripening.
There were no fires in Great Bend on Thursday, but firefighters were busy serving spaghetti at the Knights of Columbus. It was the Great Bend Fire Department's 10th annual Spaghetti Supper, which included a drawing for many prizes, all donated by area businesses.
Gentiva Hospice will sponsor a program, "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease," for those who are or know someone who is affected by Alzheimer's disease, at 1:15 and 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, at the Carl Soden Recreation Building-Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street. The program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Tips for dealing with the holidays will be discussed.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives. The next opportunity to donate blood in Great Bend will be from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.
Claflin Lions Club will sponsor the 53rd annual Hunters' Breakfast on Saturday. The meal will include all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham along with a drink. Serving will begin at 5:30 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m. at the new Claflin Community Center, located on "A" street between Williamson and Park Street. Cost for the meal is a free-will donation. Proceeds will enable the club to continue to provide funding for local individuals, organizations and for community events including thier strong commitment to the youth of Claflin and the surrounding area.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Moeder Oil Company , 2302 Railroad Ave., at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Cindy Parr and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.