For the first time in nearly a decade, Girl Scouts of the USA is putting the manufacture of its uniforms out to competitive bid. News of this led to reports that the uniforms might soon be manufactured overseas, and over the last few days, Girl Scouts of the USA has been contacted by parents, members, and volunteers urging the agency to make sure that the iconic Girl Scout uniform continues to be made in the USA.
Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has two new baby agoutis, named Steve and Sam. They were born last Saturday, the day of Zoo Boo, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
Editors of Barton Community College's literary magazine, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for the 2011 edition.
Kansas Sidewinders will host a Casino Night fundraiser for the United Way of Barton County from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 at 21 N. Main Street in Ellinwood. Food and beverages will be available and prizes will be awarded. Activities include casino games, raffle tickets and a silent auction. A $20 donation at the door will buy $10,000 in chips or two tickets for the raffle. Items included in the raffle are a 9" flat screen t.v., $200 cash and a leather jacket. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Barton County. The public ...
By Tribune staff
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 years ago. George Washington, a Mason, laid the cornerstone of the nation's capitol in 1793 while dressed in Masonic regalia and serving ...
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.
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 fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame. I was always amazed at how they could piece together all those disparate pieces of ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat.
Susan Herndon will appear in the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday.
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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.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.