Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The firearms deer season will open Dec. 3, pheasant and quail seasons opened Nov. 8, the greater prairie chicken regular season started Nov. 15, and duck and goose seasons are also underway. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state's driver's licensing laws.
A Whole Hog Feed Cancer Benefit will be held for Valarie Smith-Dellrocco at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison in Great Bend. Valarie, a resident of Great Bend, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014. She is now in remission. Funds from the feed will help pay hospital bills.
Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.
Southwest Baptist University head softball coach Jim Flora has announced the signing of three athlete's for the 2016 season, including Hunter Middleton, a senior at Great Bend High School. She is the daughter of Shari and Brett Middleton.
Unlike Barack Obama, I am not a father to teenage girls, but it must be something like being President with this obstructionist congress. No good deed for Obama goes unpunished by Republicans in Washington, and the recent climate agreement with China is a good example.
It seems nobody wants to be Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration. The president's first two Defense Secretaries, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both complained bitterly this month about their time in the administration. The president's National Security Council staff micro-managed the Pentagon, they said at a forum last week.
Our perception of social media usually includes celebrities and selfies; however, there are many people out there using social media for pro-social purposes. Big causes - like the ALS ice bucket challenge of 2014 - gain major media attention, but we shouldn't forget about the countless people who work each day to make the internet a brighter place to spend time. These bloggers, writers, musicians and social media gurus do us all a major service by informing, educating and inspiring us daily.
December 02, 2014|
Heather Hale, FamilyShare
The Department of Education wants to enforce some quality control on how teachers become teachers and has proposed new rules to make states monitor the effectiveness of teacher training programs as a condition of getting federal education grants.
December 02, 2014|
Eric Schulzke, Deseret News
One morning, my children were arguing about a scuffle that happened while I was in the other room. One of them definitely did something, and the other definitely responded, but from there the story got fuzzy and confusing as I tried to untangle the narrative to meet their need behind the justifications they were shouting. The mess of differing opinion draws attention to what we call controversy, the way my other children circled around the two arguing ones.
December 02, 2014|
Emily Christensen , KSL
You don't have to give a million dollars to a homeless man or save a damsel in distress to be a hero. Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, and it's time to get out there and do something nice for somebody else.
After a day for giving thanks, and several days for getting shopping deals, came Giving Tuesday (also known as #GivingTuesday), a global day dedicated to giving back. The Golden Belt Community Foundation helped introduce this unofficial holiday to central Kansas this year by promising to enhance donations to its 30 endowed funds with a matching pool of $30,000.
The American Red Cross asks individuals to give one last gift this holiday season by making a blood donation. As a thank you, those who come out to donate Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt.