The Progress Club met on May 5, at Barton Community College for luncheon and a tour of the newly renovated Fine Arts Auditorium and the Resource Center. Judy Fox presided in the absence of Norma Ward. Judy opened the meeting with a prayer and introduced Darnell Holopirek, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement who was the guide for the afternoon. Following luncheon, Darnell gave an overview of the history of the Fine Arts Auditorium and the need for remodeling it to be more current and useful to its patrons. Extensive work was accomplished bringing all the proposals to fruition. Members were ...
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 18 members of Great Bend Garden Club who met on April 17 made plans for pruning the cemetery rose garden on Tuesday, April 22, and working with Great Bend High School students on Wednesday, April 23, for Community Volunteer Day. Krissy Pumford, a high school teacher/sponsor, planned to work with a group of students to clean out the rose garden beds.
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.
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.
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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