On March 5, The Parnassus Club held its annual vocal and piano auditions at Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. The 1st place piano award was given to Hannah Mosier of Great Bend, 2nd place piano award was given to Taylor Fry of Great Bend, and 3rd place piano award was given to Hannah Wilborn of Hoisington. Tiffany Harms, piano instructor at McPherson College and formerly of Great Bend judged the piano contestants. Piano teachers entering piano students were Lorrie Stickney, Connie Schneweis and Karole Erikson. The vocal contest winners were: 1st place, Andrew Koster of Great Bend, 2nd place ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Feb. 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 Phyllis Bosley, who will be speaking on the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on children and ultimately the family. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend held their annual Valentine Dinner and Dance on Feb. 12. The 2011 King and Queen were Norma and Norman Kimber of Hoisington.
Sharon Jones was hostess on Feb. 7 to 15 members of the Progress Club.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 11 at The Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 22 at First Congregational United Church of Christ for a "Winter Wonderland Party" hosted by Sister Chapter Xi Delta Upsilon. The Sister Chapter served chili with various toppings and cherry crunch with ice cream for dessert. Xi Delta Upsilon also presented each Preceptor Pi member with a stuffed snowman holding a fleece blanket.
Members of the guild met on January 18 at the Presbyterian Church in Larned. In the absence of the president, Diann Morell demonstrated the last two friendship blocks in the current round of series. Starting in 2011, members may choose from three new sampler quilt projects for an individual project. Current prayer quilt numbers sixty in the last two years. Several more prayer quilts are being constructed. In addition, a beautiful sampler quilt in brick, navy and tan is being constructed for a fund raiser for spring 2011 to help defray expenses. Donations of good cotton fabric and batting are ...
Central Kansas Thread-Benders Quit Guild members Ronnie Drees, left, Iva Behrens and Susan Gray show the Opportunity Quilt, which was won by Behrens in a drawing in December. Each year members raffle one quilt, using the money donated for tickets to buy materials to make TLC quilts, which are provided to people after a fire, serious illness or other disaster. Drees and Behrens were co-chairwomen for the 2010 Opportunity Quilt promotion, and Gray is president of the quilt guild, based in Great Bend.
Students of vocal instructor Glenna Gaunt performed a program of Christmas music at a recent Pilot Club meeting. Shown left to right are soloists Brooke Smith, Chantelle McReynolds, Sarah Keller and Gabe Zorn, along with Glenna Gaunt who accompanied them on piano.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired - at the Convent
The Otis Lions Club will hold a benefit Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Otis Bison High school gymnasium. Cost per person is a free will donation. The 2nd Annual Pancake Races will start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for Otis Beautification and youth projects in the local area with funds matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Parnassus Club met on April 8, at Darline Boley's residence
On April 12, seven 4H'ers from Barton County, traveled to Alma to compete in the 2014 State 4H Air Rifle Match. There they competed against the best 4H air rifle shooters in the state. To qualify for the match, the 4H'ers had to shoot 400, or higher, out of a possible 600 points, at a qualifying match earlier in the year.
The Progress Club met on April 7, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Donna Oliver as co-hostess. Seventeen members were in attendance. Kim Roach of Great Bend Floral presented the program, "Pretty Posies." Kim has been in the floral business for several years and spoke about the recent innovations in her work. She demonstrated new ideas in making corsages and assembled two lovely floral arrangements.
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