Tristan Mitchell was recently awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout award at a Boy Scout Troop 184 Eagle Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout award is the highest youth honor in scouting. Mitchell's Eagle service project consisted of refurbishing and painting the playground equipment, added a second wheelchair swing, put up 37' of chain link fence and built two soccer goals, at Eisenhower Grade School. He spent 127 hours on this project.
Progress Club met on Dec, 2, at the home of Judy Fox with Becky Dudrey and Sharon Jones as co-hostesses. There were 17 members in attendance. The meeting was opened with the Our Father, minutes read and approved and a treasurer's report given. Members presented their donations to Military Moms. Judy Fox then presented her program on "Precious Moments." She started her collection in the late 1980's and only buys pieces with meaning to her.
What does it take to be named a "Friend of 4-H"? There are many people who share their time and talent with the 4-H program. This year the Barton County 4-H Council voted to recognize a couple and a family who have gone above and beyond what is asked of them. A true friend of 4-H is involved through the thick and thin and doesn't quit until the job is done. The 2013 Friends of 4-H are Brad and Phyllis Brack, George and Phyllis Miller and Kelly and Fawnia Miller.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their 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 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.
Work began on Nov. 28, to build a sanitary four unit toilet in the Children's Peace Park being developed by the Rotary Club of Bushenyi, Uganda, with the digging of the trenches for the water and sewer lines. The connection between three Kansas Rotary Clubs and District 5670 in Kansas and the Rotary Club of Bushenyi, Uganda, began when Mike Mills, McPherson Rotary Club, sat with Sister (Nurse) Ephrance Nuwamanya, incoming President of the Rotary Club of Bushenyi, on a bus ride to the Convention Center at the Rotary International annual conference in Lisbon last June. A Rotary relationship ...
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home.
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
The Progress Club met on April 7, at the home of Sharon Mauler with Donna Oliver as co-hostess. Seventeen members were in attendance. Kim Roach of Great Bend Floral presented the program, "Pretty Posies." Kim has been in the floral business for several years and spoke about the recent innovations in her work. She demonstrated new ideas in making corsages and assembled two lovely floral arrangements.
Cub Scout Pack 184 recently held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet. The banquet was attended by family and friends of the scouts. Many patches, pins, and awards were presented to the cub scouts during the evening.
Benjamin Kelm, 17, of Shawnee, received his Boy Scout Eagle rank during the Court of Honor on March 22nd. He has been in scouting since the first grade and achieved his Eagle Rank in December 2013. Benjamin's project developed from seeing a need for two outside benches at his church. He organized and constructed two benches for his project.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their 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.
WICHITA – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America's wetlands. In 2013 the Wichita chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.
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