Sixteen members of Garden Club were recently treated to a fascinating journey through the way the world has envisioned one of our most beloved plants, trees.
The Food for Thought Book Club will meet at at 12 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Great Bend Public Library. This month the club is reading books about "History". Any book that fits into the theme works whether its a nonfiction book recounting a historical event or a piece of historical fiction. This book club is open to anyone who wishes to participate. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on Dec. 13 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 46 members present.
The South Bend Jolly Workers 4-H Club met on Dec. 8, at the Walnut Bowl for their December meeting and Christmas party. After their regular business meeting, they wrapped gifts that the club purchased for a family from the Angel Tree. After wrapping gfifts, they had a gift exchange and enjoyed a game of bowling. Their next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 12th.
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 ...
The Otis Lions Club will hold a benefit Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Otis Bison High school gymnasium. Cost per person is a free will donation. The 2nd Annual Pancake Races will start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for Otis Beautification and youth projects in the local area with funds matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Parnassus Club met on April 8, at Darline Boley's residence
On April 12, seven 4H'ers from Barton County, traveled to Alma to compete in the 2014 State 4H Air Rifle Match. There they competed against the best 4H air rifle shooters in the state. To qualify for the match, the 4H'ers had to shoot 400, or higher, out of a possible 600 points, at a qualifying match earlier in the year.
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.
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