Want to tell someone, "My heart is breaking due to your fickleness"? Just send them a tussie mussie containing deep red carnations and larkspur. So learned 14 members of Great Bend Garden Club during a program describing and illustrating the various ways flowers and other herbs and plants can be used as communication between people. In addition, nature has perfected a variety of ways flowers and plants communicate with lesser animals. Pam Martin, educator at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in Barton County and dressed in Victorian attire, first shared how people of the Victorian era used tiny round bouquets ...
February 27, 2017|
Special to the Tribune
The Pilot Club of Great Bend and the clubs of Pilot International focus on doing more and caring more. Being more motto extends to their international initiative of Brain Awareness and education with our Great Bend club supporting with a donation to bring to all Barton County the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
The State 4-H Horse Panorama is held at Rock Springs Ranch and members participate in several activities, including hippology, that can enhance learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science. Participants were able to share their knowledge through the hippology contest, quiz bowl, demonstrations, public speaking, photography and educational posters.
Recently Golden Sheaf Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star, met and Grand Representatives of other Grand Jurisdictions in Kansas were honored. Golden Sheaf has three members serving in this capacity. They are Barbara Lear, Grand Representative of Tennessee in Kansas, Richard Tennet Grand Representative of British Columbia and Youkon in Kansas and Carol Anderson Grand Representative of Missouri in Kansas. The function of a Grand Representative is to foster friendship and fellowship with members of other Grand Jurisdictions. Most appointments are for a two year term but there are some that are three years as well. All three Grand ...
The League of Women Voters position on school finance, led by Jai Marietta, will be the topic of discussion at the league's meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Classic Inn. Updating the League's handbook, which dates back for several years, is also planned. Questions and comments will be allowed from the floor. Lunch will be available from the buffet or menu.
The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Trinity Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend. The program for the meeting is "Preserving Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Psychological Health as a Caregiver."
Members of the TOPS Chapter 1151 in Great Bend will start a Money Jar Challenge at the next meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Participants will bring 10 dimes which will be going into a money jar over the next several weeks as members lose weight. The person who loses the most weight at the end of the challenge will get the jar.
Progress Club was refreshed on January 9, 2017, at the Barton County Extension Office with a program presented by Donna Krug, Extension Agent. Her focus was on "Stay Strong, Stay Healthy", a new exercise class she is teaching.