The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on April 12, an the Club at StoneRidge. The program will be provided by Jane Belanger of Heartland Farms who will be discussing climate change. Time will be provided for questions from the floor and discussion. Lunch will be from the menu. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The Parnassus Club met on March 8, at the home of Sharon Jones with ten members present. The winners for this year's Music Scholarship auditions were announced as follows: piano – 1st – Hannah Mosier; piano – 2nd – Taylor Fry; piano – 3rd – Hannah Wilborn; voice – 1st – Andrew Koster; voice – 2nd – Holly Mosier; voice – 3rd – Rachel Herter; voice - Honorable mentions – Estella Schumacher and Joelle Keith.
The Great Bend Saddle Club's Third Annual Trail Ride will be held on April 16, rain or shine. Sign in is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Stone Lake in Great Bend. The Pawnee County Humane Society visit and play for poker hands will from 10 to 11 a.m. with the ride out at 11 a.m. Poker hands are $5 each or five for $20. A bag of pet food must be brought to ride and riders need to bring a sack lunch for the trail. General trail ride rules apply. No stallions. At 2 p ...
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Each year chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha honor members who go above and beyond in their efforts to provide support to those in need. This year Zeta Gamma is proud to announce that Karen Lindberg was selected as the Outstanding Sister for 2011. Karen has been a member of Zeta Gamma for 21 years. During that time she has held numerous offices and spent countless hours in service to others. She is an exemplary member who is quick to step in where ever she is needed. ESA supports valuable organizations such as St. Jude Children's Mercy Hospital, Heartspring, a ...
The Great Bend Noon Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to earthquake/tsunami relief in Japan through the Lions Club International Foundation. The funds are part of more than $6 million LCIF has committed to the effort, including $3 million contributed by Lions in Japan.
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was bestowed upon Tyler John Koelsch on March 12 at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Tyler is the son of Rick Koelsch, formerly of Great Bend and the late Jane Koelsch. Grandparents are LeRoy and Jean Dringmann and June Koelsch, all of Great Bend. Tyler is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #2 Cornhusker Council. His scoutmaster is Scott Connors.
The Barton County Historical Museum and Village will conduct an Orientation Meeting at 1 p.m. on April 7 at the Village south of the river bridge on Highway 281. The meeting is for anyone in Barton County who seeks information about volunteer service at the museum. This meeting will help volunteers, new or returning, to become acquainted with life at the Village and to learn more about the new happenings and the many new displays at the museum.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 15 at the home of Reta Lucas. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
There are many 'untold stories' about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to GBAAF as WASPs or Women Airforce Service Pilots. Karen Neuforth, Research Coordinator of the Barton County Historical Society, will tell that story at the regular meeting of the Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As always, the public is welcome to attend and learn more about our county's history.
On Saturday, March 19 kids in the Barton County 4H Shooting Sports project traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the annual Pawnee County Shootout air rifle competition.
The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.
The Kansas Authors Club invites "would be" and interested writers to attend their 61h District meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Delos Smith Center, 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. The registration fee is $5, to be paid at the meeting. This is an opportunity for writers of all kinds to come together and get acquainted and to share their abilities and ideas with one another. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given.
This is the 20th Anniversary for Brain Awareness Week (BAW), which is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.
At a recent Great Bend Garden Club meeting, Alicia Boor, the agriculture and natural resources agent for the Barton County Extension Service, presented an informative program entitled "Gardens for our Varying Climate." Armed with data from Kansas State University's Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Boor first described the serious lack of water facing many parts of the state and what is currently being done to help prevent the very probable water crisis that faces the whole state in the future. Although watering of gardens is only a small segment of the increasing water problem, Boor brought a wealth of ...
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