Progress Club met on April 1 at the home of Judy Fox. Jackie Curtis and Maxie Hinkson were the co-hostesses. There were 18 members in attendance.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold it's 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.
Twilight Stitchers of Ellinwood will host a Member Trunk Show at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 at the Ellinwood Hospital Education room. Members will choose 3 to 4 quilts from their personal collections to share. Friends and guests are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 19 at Rosie Luthi's home. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting with nine members present.
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.
Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.
The Lions Clubs of Western Kansas District 17-K will hold their annual District Convention on Saturday, March 7, at Memorial Union on the Fort Hays State University Campus. International guests will be Yves and Dominique Leveille of Ormestown, Quebec, Canada.
Barton County 4-H shooting sports leaders hosted the 11th annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic on Saturday, February 21, at the Expo Complex. In the air rifle division, the scores at the end of the day were Sedgwick County – 2004 and Barton County – 2004. The tie was broken on the number of bulls shot by the four team members. Sedgwick County had 38 and Barton County had 34. The team members for Barton County were Parker Smith, Ryan Kohman, Katelyn Reh, and Lake Lyman. It was a very competitive match and all participants were congratulated on their hard work.
At the February Great Bend Garden Club meeting, member Alice Young introduced Rebecca Ford who gave a fascinating introduction to the art of soap making. Her inspiration and mentor was a sister at a convent in Wichita whose homemade soaps provided funds for a church mission project.
The regular monthly meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club was held on Dec. 18th. The meeting was called to order by President Caleb Maneth. There were 11 members, three leaders, 11 parents, and three visitors. The members discussed the 4-H council and livestock and new rules. Hailey Hicks had a Project Talk, Kyle Rhiza did a demonstration, and Josh Crawford had a Health and Safety talk. Club members held a white elephant exchange.
The Kansas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture will host the 2015 National Convention in conjunction with the Mid-American Ag. Expo on March 26 to 28 in Salina. Headquarters will be at the Ambassador Hotel and convention Center in Salina. Singles in Agriculture will have a booth at the Ag Expo on March 26th.
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