The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Each year chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha honor members who go above and beyond in their efforts to provide support to those in need. This year Zeta Gamma is proud to announce that Karen Lindberg was selected as the Outstanding Sister for 2011. Karen has been a member of Zeta Gamma for 21 years. During that time she has held numerous offices and spent countless hours in service to others. She is an exemplary member who is quick to step in where ever she is needed. ESA supports valuable organizations such as St. Jude Children's Mercy Hospital, Heartspring, a ...
The Great Bend Noon Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to earthquake/tsunami relief in Japan through the Lions Club International Foundation. The funds are part of more than $6 million LCIF has committed to the effort, including $3 million contributed by Lions in Japan.
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was bestowed upon Tyler John Koelsch on March 12 at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Tyler is the son of Rick Koelsch, formerly of Great Bend and the late Jane Koelsch. Grandparents are LeRoy and Jean Dringmann and June Koelsch, all of Great Bend. Tyler is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #2 Cornhusker Council. His scoutmaster is Scott Connors.
The Barton County Historical Museum and Village will conduct an Orientation Meeting at 1 p.m. on April 7 at the Village south of the river bridge on Highway 281. The meeting is for anyone in Barton County who seeks information about volunteer service at the museum. This meeting will help volunteers, new or returning, to become acquainted with life at the Village and to learn more about the new happenings and the many new displays at the museum.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 15 at the home of Reta Lucas. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
There are many 'untold stories' about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to GBAAF as WASPs or Women Airforce Service Pilots. Karen Neuforth, Research Coordinator of the Barton County Historical Society, will tell that story at the regular meeting of the Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As always, the public is welcome to attend and learn more about our county's history.
On Saturday, March 19 kids in the Barton County 4H Shooting Sports project traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the annual Pawnee County Shootout air rifle competition.
Eighteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on March 17 at the county extension office.
The Great Bend Rotary Club recently honored five new Paul Harris Fellows. They were Rotarians Ed Mauler, Devin McMillen, Dr. Patrick Stang, Dr. Tom Vernon and Rotary Spouse, Anna Burke. Rotarian Gary Burk was honored as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. District 5670 Governor Peter Marcus from Ness City made the presentation. A Paul Harris Fellow is a Rotarian that has contributed US$ 1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program of Rotary. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on March 11 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-eight members and one guest, Alicia Westhoff, were present. New members Steve Dayton, Janice Friedeman and Marcia Berchek were introduced.
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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