It took a fellow musician to surprise Joe Boley when the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis presented the 2012 Great Bend Greater Award last Wednesday at Montana Mike's. The club's award to an outstanding citizen doesn't necessarily go to a fellow Kiwanian, but Boley has been a member since March 6, 1997. As club secretary, he thought he knew who the award was going to.
Eighteen members of Great Bend Garden Club answered the role for their April meeting held in the Barton County Extension Office Meeting Room.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on March 27 at the Post Home.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday at at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be their "quick serve" menu.
Barton County 4-H was host to Regional 4-H Day at Great Bend High School on March 9th. Regional 4-H Day participants are the top presentations selected at their local county 4-H Day. The counties that are in our region are Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Russell, Stafford and of course, Barton.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at March 20 at the home of Janis Link, who also served as co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
The 17th Annual Kansas Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996. This is the inaugural year to include other World War II veterans. The event will be on May 5 at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling, The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Club at Stone Ridge at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Forty-eight members and two guests, Joyce Weeden and Doneida Baker, were present. Rose introduced visitors Judy Jones, District IV KARSP Director; and her husband, Max Jones.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 6 at the home of Rosie Luthi, who also served as co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting
Due to state budget cuts to the Kansas VFW Veterans Services, the military order of the Cootie, Local Cheyenne Flyway Pup Tent 7 of Kansas will hold a consignment auction at 9 a.m. on April 7 at the VFW Post 3111, 504 Washington with 3% of the proceeds donated to the Cooties to help veterans in need.
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club will not meet Monday, due to the Labor Day holiday. Instead, the next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Anyone interested in the Lions Club is welcome.
There will be no Touched by Cancer support group meeting for the first week of September. There will be one meeting for the month, at 5:15 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. in Great Bend.
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