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Oil and Gas Hall of Fame banquet Saturday
Industry to recognize outstanding leaders
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Shown is the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum complex in Great Bend. The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation is inducting its latest members to its Hall of Fame Saturday. Past honorees are featured at the museum. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is again presenting its triennial Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Saturday at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend.
The evening begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a prime rib dinner and guest speaker Ed Cross of Topeka, president of the Kansas Oil and Gas Association. The event ends with the awards presentations to the inductees. More than 400 people are expected to attend.
This year’s inductees are Wayne Woolsey, Woolsey Operating Co.,Wichita; Grady Bolding, Grady Bolding Corp., Ellinwood; and Marvin Ratts, Shields Oil Producers, Russell. Also, two deceased inductees will be recognized — Rod Sweetman, Sweetman Drilling, Wichita; and Red Moffat, Sun Cementing, Great Bend.
These awards are given to members of the Kansas oil and gas community who are selected by a nomination process. Hall of Fame recipients are chosen for their dedication to and participation in the betterment of the industry, and also for their involvement and service to church, school and civic organizations.
The event recognizes the list of inductees and organizers  encourage the employees, friends, colleagues, and members of the oil and gas industry to be on hand.
Started in 1989, there have been a total of 71 inductees to the Hall of Fame. The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is funded 100 percent by donations and memberships. 
For more information, contact foundation President Tim Miller at 800-772-6060 or