Ronnie Lutz, Central Kansas ThreadBenders Opportunity Quilt Chairman, has announced the recipient of the 2012 Opportunity Quilt as Sandra Vink of Great Bend. Each year, the guild members create an Opportunity Quilt and the money raised funds the group's HC project.
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Jan. 10. Twelve members, one leader, and ten parents were present. Roll call was answered by "What you got for Christmas." A member made a box for the clubs flags in his shop class. The group discussed fund-raising ideas. Barton County 4-H Days will be held on March 2nd. Entries are due by Feb. 15th.
At the recent TLC 4-H Club meeting members decided to participate in Get Fit for 4-H for the 4-H days. Karly Brungardt did a demonstration on "How to make Origami"; Morgan Kaiser demonstrated "Polish your Nails"; Kaitlin Adams demonstrated hoe to make t-shirt bags; Jacenda Gilbert demonstrated how to make GAK, a gel like substance; and Bonny Boultinghouse presented a talk on scarves and demonstrated "How to make Kettle Corn."
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.
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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