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 Mary Miles, Executive Director of the Heart of Kansas Medical Clinic. She will be speaking on the effect of budget cuts on the services provided for people in need. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3111 met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Post home.
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.
Each year, the Great Bend Pilot Club supports the efforts of Pilot International through a multitude of activities. The original Foundation - Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and improving the lives of those affected by such disorders, through education, volunteerism, financial support, and research.
Stan Jantz of Hoisington was honored Saturday by being presented with the to his chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Stan is the Americanism Chairman for the Sons of the Plains Chapter which meets in Hutchinson. Stan is a member of the Color guard and has participated in events at every opportunity and initiated opportunities when none were scheduled. Stan has been instrumental in getting joint involvement with the DAR Chapter in Ellsworth.
During their September meeting, 16 members of the Great Bend Garden Club travelled to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to hear about the progress of the center's butterfly garden.
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