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 annual State Convention of Kansas Lions will take on a "Down Under" Australian International Flavor as they play host to Lions International President Barry & Anne Palmer, June 5-7, 2014, at the Four Points by Sheraton Convention Center in Manhattan.
Parnassus met at Chari Manry' residence for the annual dinner this year catered by Kim Randell.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 16, at Montana Mike's. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 42 members present, with one guest, Dr. Tom Vernon.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) is a international organization that is defined by the hearts of its members. An international leadership and service organization, ESA is a place where members develop meaningful relationships, find their passion for community service and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
For their May meeting, 13 members of the Great Bend Garden Club traveled to Heartland Farms, a beautiful 80-acre homestead in rural Rush County near Pawnee Rock.
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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