The Pilot Club of Great Bend met for a noon luncheon at the new Recreation Center Activity Building to officially present a Wii Sports program for use by the Special Population of the Center. Betty Schneider (R), President-Elect of the Pilot Club, presented the Wii to Diane Henderson, Director of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, and Linda Marqueling (L), Director of the Special Population and Seniors. Debbie Jones and Schneider previously installed the Wii at the activity building.This donation was made possible by a gift from a former Pilot member. Also present for the ceremony were Linda McCollough, Governor-Elect ...
Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Kansas State Council's Autumn Board meeting was held at Heartspring Campus Conference Center in Wichita on Nov. 5-7th. Kim Kummer, Lisa Baum and Coleen Cape, members of Delta Tau Chapter in Great Bend were in attendance. Kummer, Kansas State Council President, presided over the weekend activities which included presentations from Heartspring staff Kim Becker and Lindsay Dutton updating members on the Occupational Therapy room and the current project of building a tree house adaptable for children in wheelchairs. Verleene Warner, Director of Music, directed the Choral Sensations (Heartspring Children's Choir) in their music presentation ...
The Daughters of Isabella will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a Corporate Communion at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at at the St. Patrick worship site. After Mass, members are invited to go caroling at the nursing home.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on December 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey in Great Bend. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting. Installation of officers for 2011 will be held. Members are asked to continue to record their hours of volunteer service.
The Parnassus Club met Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
"Tulip Mania" was the craze that gripped the Dutch in the early 1600's when travelers from the Middle East brought the cup-shaped flowers to the Netherlands. The tulips of that time were so rare to the people of the Netherlands that prices for the rare bulbs reached unrealistic highs, stated Alice Young, Memorial Garden Chairman for the Great Bend Garden Club.
The Parnassus Club met Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 16 at Club 1 for a program hosted by Janis Link. The members were given a tour and toning session at the club. The chapter then met at the home of Linda Jerke. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Zeta Gamma Sorority met Nov. 9th at the home of Janette Shirer, with 10 members in attendance. Nancy Farmer was welcomed back as a returning member.
Vice District Governor Ralph Rodgers will conduct an Official Club Visitation to the Otis Lions Club at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Senior Center in Otis. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the VDG and other District Lion Leaders.
Tuesday evening, members of the Delta Tau Sorority gathered for their annual decorating of the Historical Society Museum for Christmas. The selected theme this year is: "Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings." The museum is adorned with gold and greenery, and features a variety of festive angels and bells. Christmas is alive at the museum, and all are encouraged to visit this Holiday season and experience it's beauty.
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.
On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.
4-H'ers from across the state traveled to Great Bend on Feb. 15, to compete in the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle Match.
At their Feb. meeting, 17 members of Great Bend Garden Club learned of the far reaching legacy of the legendary Johnny Appleseed during a program given by Alice Young.
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