SYLVIA - Carl Marks, 77, died May 22 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was the son of Herb and Nellie Marks and was raised in the Zenith/Stafford community. Carl was a 1954 graduate of Stafford High School and Hutchinson Junior College. He proudly served in the United States Army for three years and went back to the "Oil Patch." On June 8, 1963, he married Jeanette Kueck at Stafford. Carl was an avid hunter and wildlife enthusiast having helped establish Sunflower Mallards and had raised Greater Canada Geese to be released back into the wild for many years.
For 25 years the month of May has been designated as National Stroke Awareness Month. It seems fitting that I take a few minutes of your time and bring you up to date on the statistics and ways to lower your risks. Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans dies from stroke – or about one person every four minutes. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all D-A-V services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
Alex Stacks and Graham Neeland were united in marriage on Feb. 28, on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Marcos Lykins. The bride was given in marriage by her father and mother. Parents of the bride are Bob and Carole Stacks of Topeka. Parents of the groom are Dennis and Rosalind Neeland of Great Bend.
Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Great Bend announce the birth of their son, Avery Graham Emerson on March 10, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has a sister Elaine, and a brother Oliver.
If you're spending the holiday weekend outdoors, be extra cautious of ticks. A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine tick expert says in some areas, you can be exposed to one a minute.