Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Progress Club members made a field trip to Greensburg on May 2 to view firsthand the town's recovery since the 2007 tornado. GreenTown tour leader Ruth Ann Wedel led the group on visits to the Silo Eco-Home, 5.4.7 Arts Center, Kiowa County Schools complex, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Methodist Church, BTI Greensburg - John Deere, and a private home. She explained the sustainable eco-friendly construction methods used. Members enjoyed lunch at the Green Bean.
The 66th-annual Kansas State Convention of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International was held April 28-May 1 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center in Great Bend. Kim Kummer, member of ESA: chapter Delta Tau of Great Bend, served as the Kansas state president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for the 2010/2011 year. Kummer served as the presiding officer over the weekend's business and festivities, and her theme for her term in office, "Let Your Life Speak," well influenced the atmosphere of the conference.
On April 16th, the Great Bend Saddle Club held their Third Annual Benefit Trail Ride. This trail ride benefited the Pawnee County Humane Society. To ride the riders brought bags of pet food that was given to the humane society along with proceeds from the poker hands. Participants were able to purchase tickets to play poker hands on electronic games. The top three poker hands won cash prizes.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on April 26 at the Post Home.
The Progress Club met on April 4. Hostess was Mary Dikeman with 15 members present.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 5, at the CPI Annex with Karen Reif as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on April 12, an the Club at StoneRidge. The program will be provided by Jane Belanger of Heartland Farms who will be discussing climate change. Time will be provided for questions from the floor and discussion. Lunch will be from the menu. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The Parnassus Club met on March 8, at the home of Sharon Jones with ten members present. The winners for this year's Music Scholarship auditions were announced as follows: piano – 1st – Hannah Mosier; piano – 2nd – Taylor Fry; piano – 3rd – Hannah Wilborn; voice – 1st – Andrew Koster; voice – 2nd – Holly Mosier; voice – 3rd – Rachel Herter; voice - Honorable mentions – Estella Schumacher and Joelle Keith.
The Great Bend Saddle Club's Third Annual Trail Ride will be held on April 16, rain or shine. Sign in is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Stone Lake in Great Bend. The Pawnee County Humane Society visit and play for poker hands will from 10 to 11 a.m. with the ride out at 11 a.m. Poker hands are $5 each or five for $20. A bag of pet food must be brought to ride and riders need to bring a sack lunch for the trail. General trail ride rules apply. No stallions. At 2 p ...
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
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.
Parnassus Club held their annual piano and voice auditions on March 1 at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. Twenty-three piano and voice students participated in the auditions open to all Barton County music students. The voice students perform two art songs memorized and piano students perform one memorized solo for an adjudicator who then writes an evaluation of the student's performance and gives awards in both the Junior category,(6th grade through 8th grade) and senior division (high school). The adjudicator for both voice and piano was Ms. Tiffiney Harms, McPherson College music instructor.
Brain Awareness Week is March 10-16. BAW is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Public outreach that propagates breakthroughs in recent brain research can help children and adults learn how to live a more brain-healthy lifestyle and, by increasing the public's awareness, also increase their support for funding further research. With these benefits in mind, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) created Brain Awareness Week in 1996. Pilot International is a partner in bringing the BAW to the public. You can follow the action on Twitter (hashtag #brainweek) and ...
On March 1, the parents of Barton County 4H Air Rifle kids braved the winter weather conditions and traveled to Hays so the 4H'ers could compete in the Ellis County 4H Air Rifle Match.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting.
The Progress Club met on March 3, at the home of Karen Becker with Janet Engelman and Pat Halbower as co-hostesses. Fourteen members attended. Judy Fox presided in the absence of Norma Ward and opened the meeting with the Lord's prayer. Roll call was followed by the reading and approval of the previous month's minutes. Treasurer's report was given by Darlene Mathers. There was no correspondence or any committee reports. In new business, the topic of officers for the coming year was discussed. Judy Fox will advance to President, Pat Klusener will remain secretary, and Darlene Mathers ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi honored its president Cindy Meitler as Valentine Queen during a special dinner attended by members and their guests on Feb. 8 at Great Bend Coffee Company.
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