TOPEKA - TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, held its annual State Recognition Days in Topeka April 8-9. Mary Christie of Hoxie won 2nd Division 1 with 85.2 pounds lost; Amy Timmons of Smith Center won 1st Division 3 with 52.2 pounds lost and Jane McClellan of Scott City won 2nd Division 4 with 38 pounds lost.
The Central Kansas Photography Club will be hosting their annual Photography Workshop, Saturday May 21, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Photographer and author Boyd Norton will be the presenter this year.
The Progress Club met on April 4, at the home of Sharon Jones. Co-hostesses were Maxie Hinkson and Sharon Jones (substituting for Jackie Curtis). Treasurer Darlene Mathers reported a donation of $100 to the Great Bend Community Foundation for the Prairie Godmothers Funds. A letter from the Foundation thanking Progress Club for the donation was read.
Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi members toured the Central Kansas Dream Center during their March 1, meeting. Members brought household supplies, hygiene products and other items that they donated to the Dream Center.
The Annual A.P.I rocky mountain oyster/bull fries event will be held on April 13, at the Stoneridge Country Club, 1438 24th Street. Speaker will be Mr. Greg Armstrong of GA Consultants, Inc. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner buffet, $10 per person, at 7 p.m. Employees of the oil and gas industry are invited to come.
WICHITA - Girls will have the opportunity to soar over camp on a zip line, spend the night in a yurt, and climb or rappel down a 55-foot tower this summer as part of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's approximately $200,000 investment into new camping experiences.
WICHITA – Those who missed their chance to purchase Thin Mints during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale have one more opportunity this year to get a package of the most popular Girl Scout Cookie. The third-annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk & Cookie Relay on April 16 in Wichita benefits Girl Scouts in 80 Kansas counties, and everyone who participates in the 5K gets a commemorative T-shirt plus a package of Thin Mints.