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Enjoyable 'Chuck Norris' is a powerful reminder of simple freedoms

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a film is by sharing it with someone who is seeing it for the first time.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Harmless 'Project Almanac' is Time Travel 101

Your enjoyment of “Project Almanac” hinges on two key questions:

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret Media Companies | Entertainment

Five for Families: 'Big Hero 6' filled with positive values

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features department and OK.com.

January 31, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Entertainment

Quirky 'Strongest Man' focuses on the meaning of little lives

Late in “The Strongest Man,” the film’s protagonist reflects on what he calls his “little life.” The expression tells us a lot about the character, and a lot about the film.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

'Z for Zachariah' struggles to deliver on its post-apocalyptic promise

“Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic morality tale. Its star-studded cast and compelling premise have made it one of the more buzz-worthy submissions to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. But unfortunately, the final product fails to realize its full potential.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

‘Mama’s Family,’ ‘Wonder Years’ episodes released on DVD this week

More of Vicki Lawrence’s favorite episodes of her vintage sitcom “Mama’s Family” and the second season of “The Wonder Years” have been released this week on DVD.

January 31, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Tips for remodeling a bathroom

Home remodeling takes money. How much depends on the level of remodeling you intend to do. Obviously, the more involved the project the more expensive it will be.

January 31, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Trending Topics

'Aloft' tackles the pain of healing

“Aloft,” currently being screened as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a film about healing.

January 31, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Epic Resort game review: Build your own fantasy resort

Epic Resort is board game with a fresh and original theme. Players represent vacation resort owners trying to attract tourists and fantasy heroes to come and spend time and money. Players score victory points by providing rest to fantasy heroes — such as the paladin and barbarian — all the while upgrading and maintaining resort locations.

January 31, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Entertainment

Home Run: Smithsonian exhibit open in Ellinwood

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," and a local exhibit on hometown "Heros on the Sideline" opened Saturday at the Ellinwood School/Community Library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

​Support fund will be topic at Touched by Cancer meeting

Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Ave.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Public Library lists February events

The Great Bend Public Library will reopen at the its temporary location on Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. The temporary address is 3407 10th Street, next to AT&T.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Hoisington K of C selling tickets for Feb. 14 prime rib dinner

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus is offering a prime rib dinner for Valentine's Day.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

VFW to hold pot luck before meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington St., Great Bend, will hold a pot luck supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, followed by a meeting at 7, for all VFW members, as well as VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming events and awareness for the post.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

CASA Chocolate Auction helps children in need

Central Kansas CASA will reach a milestone this year, celebrating its 30th year of helping area children. On Saturday, Feb. 7, the nonprofit organization will reach another milestone, holding its 10th annual Chocolate Auction.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

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March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture

Miss Kansas Teen USA 2012

On Dec. 11, 2011 Katie Taylor, Miss Southern Johnson County Teen, was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2012 in Wichita at the Historic Scottish Rite Temple. Katie was born in Shawnee Mission, and has been raised in Olathe by her parents Daniel and Stacey (Brown) Taylor. She is a Senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park. Her grandparents are Charles and Jan Brown of Great Bend and Marvin Taylor of Hoxie and the late Kathleen Taylor.

March 11, 2012 | | Local Life

Bradford - Stoss

Dennis and Marcie Bradford of Jetmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky Louise to John Richard Stoss, son of John E. Stoss of Hoisington, and Carla Klein of Great Bend. Becky is the granddaughter of Audrey Lonnberg and Katheryn Bradford, both of Jetmore, the late Kenneth Lonnberg, and the late Glen Bradford Jr. John is the grandson of Jim Burnette of Larned, Judy Burnette of Great Bend, and Ed and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington. His great-grandparents are Norman and Hilda Chakir of Great Bend and Blanche Doonan of Hoisington and the late Willard Doonan.

March 11, 2012 | | Engagements

Bernice Koch 98th

Bernice Koch will celebrate her 98th birthday on March 16 with a card shower.

March 11, 2012 | | Birthdays

USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 12 through March 16. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions

On March 3rd, 21 middle school and high school music students participated in the Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions held in the Barton Community College Fine Arts building. The auditions are open to any 14 through 18 year old studying piano or voice in Barton County. The senior piano scholarship awards include: First Place, Taylor Fry, Second Place, Hanna Wilborn, Third Place, Hannah Mosier with one Merit Award in the Junior Piano Division given to Taylor Huslig. Piano teachers entering students were Lorrie Stickney and Marlene Regehr. The Senior Voice awards include: First Place, Estella Schumacker, Second ...

March 11, 2012 | | Education

Senior Activities

Monday

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar

Monday

March 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities

Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met for a special dinner at the Elks Lodge in Great Bend on Feb. 25 to honor the chapter's Outstanding Sister for the year, Jeanette Shirer. She was presented with a gift and an Outstanding Sister charm. Jeanette fIrst joined Alpha Tau Chapter in Hoisington in 1952. She went inactive for a period of time to raise her children and to help her husband with his work. A couple of her former Alpha Tau sisters from Hoisington had joined Zeta Gamma in Great Bend and encouraged her to become active. She has ...

March 11, 2012 | | Club News

Medicaid changes for in-home care

ElderCare has entered the first phase of Kansas Medicaid reform by implementing the KS AuthentiCare program.

March 11, 2012 | | Local Life

Club Calendar

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March 11, 2012 | | Club News

GBMS In House Band Contest

On March 2, the Great Bend Middle School bands held an In House Band Contest at GBMS. The guest judge/clinician was Bill Clausing from St. John. The 7th grade band received an Advanced Performance rating and the 8th Grade Band received a I+ rating. The bands are under the direction of Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.

March 11, 2012 | | Education

What Makes A Soil?

Last week's column asserted that soil is the foundation of our agricultural industry and a scarce resource. This week let's start to examine why. First, 70% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Of the remaining 30%, only 11% is considered arable, suitable for farming, or approximately 3.3% of the total of the earth's surface. Of that total, well over half has been degraded to some extent. Often that degradation is due to soil erosion (loss of the soil) by air or water. Why is that a big deal? A large part of ...

March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture

Nine area residents accomplish travel’s ultimate achievement

ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business

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