On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.
4-H'ers from across the state traveled to Great Bend on Feb. 15, to compete in the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle Match.
At their Feb. meeting, 17 members of Great Bend Garden Club learned of the far reaching legacy of the legendary Johnny Appleseed during a program given by Alice Young.
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
The 2014 4-H Shooting Sports season has started. The Barton County 4-H Air Rifle Program has been represented at two matches already this season.
The Progress Club met on Feb. 3, at the home of Linda Dougherty with Judy Turner and Pat Klusener as co-hostesses. Eighteen members attended. Kathy Schugart introduced the guest speakers: Sisters Anita Schugart and Cecilia Ann Stremel of the Heartland Center for Wholistic Health. They presented a program on Homeopathy and Natural Healing. Several remedies including vitamins, probiotics and the promotion of healthy living were discussed.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 21 at the home of Cindy Meitler, president, who led the meeting.
The annual Mid-Winter Rally of Kansas Lions will take on an international flavor as they play host to Lions International Director Dr. Hauser Weiler of Virginia, on Jan. 17-19, at the Ramada Convention Center in Salina.
The Progress Club met on April 7, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Donna Oliver as co-hostess. Seventeen members were in attendance. Kim Roach of Great Bend Floral presented the program, "Pretty Posies." Kim has been in the floral business for several years and spoke about the recent innovations in her work. She demonstrated new ideas in making corsages and assembled two lovely floral arrangements.
Cub Scout Pack 184 recently held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet. The banquet was attended by family and friends of the scouts. Many patches, pins, and awards were presented to the cub scouts during the evening.
Benjamin Kelm, 17, of Shawnee, received his Boy Scout Eagle rank during the Court of Honor on March 22nd. He has been in scouting since the first grade and achieved his Eagle Rank in December 2013. Benjamin's project developed from seeing a need for two outside benches at his church. He organized and constructed two benches for his project.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
WICHITA – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. In 2013 the Wichita chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.
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