On Saturday, March 23, five Barton County 4-H air rifle participants braved the weather and traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Gray County Air Rifle Match.
Local sculptor Chet Cale recently presented a program to members of the Progress Club at the home of Karen Becker. Using a variety of visual aids, he explained the processes involved in creating "The Gift," from early drawings to the casting and final installation of the three bronze figures in front of the Barton County Courthouse.
Progress Club met on March 4 at the home of Karen Becker, with Pat Halbower and Janet Engleman serving as co-hostesses. There were 17 members in attendance.
Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 8 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 35 members and three guests present.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:
On March 9, Barton County 4H members in the 4H air rifle project traveled to Larned to compete in the Pawnee County 4H Shootout. There were 36 shooters representing seven counties from across Kansas.
The Daughters of Isabella will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the St. Patrick Parish Center. Hostesses are Grace Anderson and Rose Younger. Members are asked to bring feminine items and/or non-perishable food items for the Barton County Food Bank. Members interested in attending State D of I Convention in April need to register and pay at the March meeting. T-shirts and polos with D of I logo will be available at the convention, orders will be taken at the March meeting, prices will be higher at convention. D of I jewelry will also be available at ...
On March 2, the kid's in the Barton County 4H air rifle project traveled to Hays to compete in the Ellis County Air Rifle Match. There were 60 competitors from 15 counties entered in the air rifle match including the Barton County kid's.
Great Bend High School senior, Nathan Brungardt, has attained Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout advancement. He joined Cub Scout Pack #157 in 2001 and in 2007 crossed over to Boy Scout Troop #157, led by Steve Divis. His Eagle Scout project consisted of converting an old mule barn at the Great Bend Zoo into an enclosed housing for the owls. All materials for his project were recycled or donated.
Each year, the Great Bend Pilot Club supports the efforts of Pilot International through a multitude of activities. The original Foundation - Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and improving the lives of those affected by such disorders, through education, volunteerism, financial support, and research.
Stan Jantz of Hoisington was honored Saturday by being presented with the to his chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Stan is the Americanism Chairman for the Sons of the Plains Chapter which meets in Hutchinson. Stan is a member of the Color guard and has participated in events at every opportunity and initiated opportunities when none were scheduled. Stan has been instrumental in getting joint involvement with the DAR Chapter in Ellsworth.
During their September meeting, 16 members of the Great Bend Garden Club travelled to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to hear about the progress of the center's butterfly garden.
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