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.
Great Bend City Slicers 4-H Club met on Feb. 17 at the Pizza Hut. There were eight members, eight parents are four guests present. Members were reminded of 4-H Days on March 2. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the old 4-H building.
Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi collected and delivered a variety of foods to the Barton County Food Bank in February and March. This month, the chapter will give a $110 donation to Prairie Godmothers.
On April 11, ten Barton County 4-H'ers traveled to Alma to compete in the 2015 State 4H Air Rifle Match.
The April meeting of Parnassus Club met at the home of Darlene Boley. President Coralie Button presided over the business meeting. The club will continue the study of the Tone Poem for the 2015-2016 year. Club members heard presentations by four of the audition winners.
Progress Club met on April 6, at home Karen Becker with Janet Engleman and Pat Klusener as co-hostesses. Seventeen members attended. The program was given by Jan Peters, CEO of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Jan grew up in Colby and graduated from Great Bend High School. She spoke about economic development in Great Bend and efforts which have resulted in new businesses here: Central National Bank, Plains State Bank, Almost Home, Seaport Airlines and others. She also noted the efforts of many past and present Great Bend residents who have made a positive difference in our economic community.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend has changed the meeting day and the site for the month of April. This is to accommodate the speaker, who cannot meet with League on a Tuesday. The meeting has been changed to noon on April 6, at the Classic Inn.
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