After 3½ months of safety training and practice, the 4H air rifle competition season started Jan. 19 with a match in Wichita at the Sedgwick County Extension Office.
At the January meeting of Great Bend Garden Club, Darlene Boley introduced her guest speaker, Joyce Esfeld, who gave a delightful program on Holland's Keukenhof, The World's Largest Flower Garden. The Keukenhof, translated "Kitchen Garden," is located near Amsterdam on the original hunting grounds of a large castle. For many years it has been the showcase for Holland's bulb growers. The seventy-nine acres are blooming with over seven million bulbs and is open to the public from March 20 to May 20 each year. Nine miles of paved paths meander through beautifully landscaped Historic, Native, Japanese, and ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi shared a Sister Chapter Social with Laureate Kappa Jan. 15 at First Christian Church. The dinner was catered by Bernard's Catering of Hutchinson. The two chapters met separately for their meetings following the dinner.
The TLC Twisters 4-H club met on Dec. 13. Members bought gifts for the Angel Tree and took presents to the Life Giving Center. Pizza was then served and members brought desserts to share.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Jan. 8 at the home of Janis Link. Susan Coulson served as co-hostess. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting.
The Progress Club met on Jan. 7 at the home of Sharon Jones. Mary Anne Mull and Becky Dudrey served as co-hostesses. There were 16 members in attendance.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the 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.
The annual Mid-Winter Rally of Kansas Lions will take on a "New York" flavor as they play host to Past International Director Doug Alexander, on Jan. 18-20 at the Ramada Convention Center in Salina.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 18 at the First Christian Church for the chapter's Holiday Fest. The meal was a catered Mexican dinner.
Great Bend City Slickers met on Dec. 13th. Eight members, two leaders, seven parents and one guest were present. Roll call was taken by naming one of Santa's reindeer. A project talk was given on archery. A health talk was given on teeth and a safety talk was given on hunting safety. Flowers were given to the Senior Center. After a chili supper the club went caroling at Cherry Village. Members brought gifts for the nuns. Members raising livestock must attend showmanship and assurance training and attend five regular 4-H club meetings to sell market projects.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted representatives of Quilts of Valor presentation on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th. Quilts of Valor became a national organization with the beginning started by a Blue Star Mom, Catherine Roberts, of Seaford, Del., because of her son, Nathaniel's year long deployment to Iraq. Her desire was to see that returning veterans were welcomed home with love and gratitude that they deserved. QOV's are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts. Combat troops who have been wounded or touched by war are awarded a tangible token of appreciation that ...
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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