League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their 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 Progress Club met on Jan. 5, at the Presbyterian Church with ten members present.
A new Toastmasters club is being formed in Great Bend. Newcomers are welcome. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. For more info contact Krystal Barnes, 620-639-4384.
Boy Scout Troop #184 of Great Bend is pleased to announce the advancement of Phane Pedigo to the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 11th. Phane's project was for the benefit of the Great Bend Humane Society. Phane held a family benefit garage sale to raise money for his project last year. Over the course of several months, he used his funds to purchase and assemble 15 elevated dog beds, plant seven trees in the visitation area, pour a concrete slab for a picnic table, design and build a waste station, and create five oversized pet portraits for the ...
The Christmas Social for Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was a potato bar on Dec. 16, at the home of Janis Link. Each member brought one dozen cookies for a cookie exchange. Members also brought their donations to Kans for Kids and the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group announced a new meeting schedule for January through March. All meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Meeting dates and Jan. 6 and 20, Feb. 3 and 17, and March 3 and 17, all at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on Dec. 12, at Montana Mike's. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 46 members present, along with Superintendent of USD 428, Brad Reed.
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.
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.
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