Since 2012, the Family Crisis Center Inc. has been working to raise awareness among the people in its service area to domestic and sexual violence through signature "Red Shoe" events leading up to the finale "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes." Many who have seen their male co-workers hobbling about in red high-heels as they raise funds for the cause have been persuaded to help, which has allowed the programs offered through the FCC to touch the lives of many, both locally and regionally.
The Barton Planetarium will feature movies utilizing the full-dome projection system this spring. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free.
POTTSVILLE, AR ‑ Ruby Olive Dumas, 84, of Pottsville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. The daughter of Claude and Ida Boldt Dellinger, she was born Aug. 3, 1931 in Bushton. She was a graduate of Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Ruby spent many years teaching school in the Kansas and Nebraska public school system.
Judy C. (Wagner Brough) Thornton, 70, passed away from cardiac arrest April 10, 2016 in Wichita. Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John A. Wagner and Margie Giltner. She married and divorced Jim Brough Sr. They remained friends. A lifelong resident of Great Bend she worked at Central Kansas Medical Center for 15 years and managed Fun Time Bingo for 20 years. She loved singing in Sweet Adelines and in her church choir at Central Baptist Church since 1987. She enjoyed family reunions, spending time with grandkids, and her Bingo family.
Saturday morning, team members from both of Great Bend Middle School's soccer teams, the boys and the girls, gathered at the north end of Stone Lake to spend some quality time performing community service together. The original plan was to travel west on the Arkansas River levy bike path cleaning up trash, but with cold wind and cloudy skies threatening rain, they altered their plan and chose a shorter route. Starting at the parking lot and working their way around the lake to the entrance of the bike path, they would travel east to Fry St. on the path.
The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The program "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" will be presented by Rosalyn Borchers.