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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.
The Great Bend Area Panhellenic is a local organization for alumni of the Greek sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference. One objective of the group is to promote interfraternity, friendship and collaboration among Greek alumni. If anyone has recently moved to Great Bend and would like to be included on the email list, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current members are reminded to send any updated information to receive electronic mailings.
On Feb. 7, members of the American Legion Auxiliary throughout the state of Kansas met in Winfield at Post #10 located at 115 W 10th Avenue for the annual Mid-Winter Conference. There was a joint session with members of the American Legion beginning. Following the joint session, the Auxiliary proceeded to the First United Methodist Church located at 1000 Millington Street. Special guests from the Auxiliary's National organization werein attendance. They included Diane Duscheck, National Children and Youth Chairman and Martha Lee Thatcher, National Chairman for Girls Nation. The Mid-Winter Program featured five informative programs focused on membership recruitment ...
The Central Kansas Photography Club welcomes Photographer Harland Schuster for this month's program. His program is on the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Harland is a freelance photographer who has traveled and photographed Kansas extensively. His works have appeared in regional and national Publications, including several photographs in a recent issue of KANSAS Magazine. The Central Kansas Photography club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th Street in Great Bend. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting to hear and see Mr. Schuster's presentation.
Progress Club met Feb. 2, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Darlene Boley and Sharon Jones as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended. Judy Fox presided and opened the meeting with a prayer. It was noted that Mary Ann Boyle has acepted our invitation to join and will attend the March meeting. A nominating committee will be appointed and announced at the March meeting.