Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15 at the County Extension Office with Iva Bearens as hostess to the 15 members attending. Kay Hollembeck was introduced as a new member. Nancy Swafford, president, conducted the business session.
The annual Mid-Winter Rally of Kansas Lions will take on a Southern flavor as they play host to Past International Director Haynes and Donna Townsend of Dalton, Ga., Jan. 13-15, at the Ramada Convention Center in Salina.
Sam Phillips and Bradley Hanks were recently awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout award at a Boy Scout Troop 184 Eagle Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout award is the highest youth honor in Scouting.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 9 at the Club at Stone Ridge. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order. A total of 49 members were present. Rose led the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. The minutes of the Sept. 2 meeting were approved as printed and the treasurer's report was approved as read.
The Parnassus Club met on Dec. 13. Parnassus Auditions have been set for March 3rd, 2012. The room is approved for the auditions. Glenna and committee are searching for judges at this time.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 13 at the home of Rosie Luthi for the annual Christmas social and meeting attended by 13 members. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
Nine veterans, honored at a ceremony of the American Legion Post 180 on Nov. 18, were presented a medallion and certificate from the Kansas Veterans Administration and Governor Sam Brownback for their military service in the Vietnam War era.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 22 at the Post Home.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by State Senator Ruth Teichmann. She will be discussing the redistricting project, and the important issues facing the legislature for the new term. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed the program "Candies for the Holidays" presented by Cindy Meitler when the chapter met Nov. 15 at her home.
The Progress Club met on Dec. 5 at the home of Patricia Halbower with Becky Dudrey as co-hostess. There were 15 members present.
The Parnassus Club met at the home of Darlene Boley for the December meeting. Coralie Button, club president, led the business meeting. Plans for the spring auditions for voice and piano students were discussed. This year's auditions will be March 7, at BCC. This annual event, held in the Fine Arts building, is an opportunity for students to perform before friends, family and a judge. The winners are given an award and in April perform for the members of the Parnassus Club.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is continuing its Reception Sisters project offering to assist with receptions for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. The project is a fund-raiser for the chapter's various service projects. Anyone wishing more information about this project may contact Preceptor Pi president Susan Coulson, 620-792-3802.
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 Ellinwood Heritage Club will hose a Christmas Dinner at noon on Monday, at 103 N. Main. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes and rolls will be provided. Salads, vegetables and desserts can be brought by guests. Entertainment will be provided by the high school music department.
The Busy Buzzers 4-H club decided November would be a great time to give back to the community with a service project. At their monthly November meeting, they decided to sew shirt protectors for the local care facility Almost Home. Several of club members arrived an hour early to the meeting to begin sewing. There were experienced sewers and kids who had never sewn before helping with the project. By the end of the night, around 12-14 shirt protectors had been sewn. Several parents and volunteers helped make the project a success. The residents and staff of Almost Home were ...
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