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Annual Kansas Sampler Festival spotlights From the Land of Kansas members

Great Bend CVB, Highland Community College, Hodgeman County Economic Development, Holmes Made Sala, Liberal CVB, Oz Winery, Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery, Wheat State Distilling, Wheat State Wine Co and Wyldewood Cellars. The Kansas Sampler Festival is May ...

Barton Co. Sheriff’s Department builds training facility with drug forfeiture money

GREAT BEND, Kansas – The Barton County Sheriff’s Department has a new training facility thanks to drug seizure money. “It took quite a few years, we’ve been building up our money for quite a long time. I’d say probably eight, nine years ...

Central Kansas Dream Center aiming to bring bicyclists together

Cooper said BWBC decided to donate all 10 bicycles to the organization along with a $500 gift certificate to Golden Belt Bicycle Company in downtown Great Bend, Kan., to aid in the ongoing maintenance of the bicycles. Becker said Central Kansas Dream ...

Western Kan. hospital VP honored for support of military employee

GREAT BEND–Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today in a news release that Jane Schepmann, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer with the Clara Barton Hospital, was honored with a “My ...

Myers - Floyd

Christina Wingfield Floyd to Timothy Allen Myers, both of Raleigh. Mr. Myers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lynn Myers of Great Bend, Kansas. A June wedding is planned.

Great Bend's Marshall: '110 percent in' on taking on Huelskamp

GREAT BEND – Great Bend physician Roger W ...
He has served in the Army Reserve and is a current member of the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission. He also is active in Rotary and traveled as district governor to Rotary clubs in western ...

Gates inducted into oil and gas Hall of Fame

Kenneth C. Gates, president of Pratt Well Service, Inc. was inducted into the Kansas Oil & Gas Museum Foundation Hall of Fame on April 11th at a dinner ceremony in Great Bend. Gates was one of six oilmen from the state of Kansas to be inducted into the ...

SOPs – useful tool or hindrance?

However, the SOPs should be worded and implemented with the right goals in mind and should allow appropriate flexibility, says Kansas Veterinarian Nels Lindberg. Lindberg, who owns Animal Medical Center in Great Bend, Kansas and is a partner in Production ...

Great Bend cruises against Liberal

then turn around and go to Kansas City and face four of those schools. Our schedule is up and down so it’s going to take a lot of discipline in the box.” Game two offered more promise for the Redskins as Bayouth held Great Bend to just three runs in ...

Man sentenced to life in prison in Great Bend homicide

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas man will serve at least 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a Great Bend man. A Barton County judge on Thursday sentenced 33-year-old Jeffrey Wade Chapman of Pawnee Rock to life in prison with no parole for ...

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Bend a Knee and Live

"Since 1950 the USA has attacked more than 50 countries. It has bombed 30. It has made more than 50 assassination attempts and succeeded in more than 20 regime changes. The behavioral metaprogram: Be …

PRESS RELEASE: Former Banker Brian W. Harrison in Great Bend Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 23, 2015 District of Kansas (316) 269-6481 Former Banker in Great Bend Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud WICHITA, KS—A former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilt…

A Bend in the Noodle

Every time we make noodles I am fascinated by the entire experience. The inner chamber of the machine as it mixes and extrudes. The bronze dies with their series of holes, that magically transform the…

Mothers to be in Great Bend, Kansas

Pregnant in Great Bend, Kansas  We are sure it was not by eating a watermelon seed? At Family Jewels we believe every pregnant woman deserves a new jewelry gift. We have beautiful charms for mom. We h…

This Week In Trailers: Tomgirl, Old School Kung Fu Fest 15: Enter the Ninjas!, Soul Boys of the Western World, The Treatment, Steak (R)evolution

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign,…

Vendors preparing for Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo

GREAT BEND, Kansas – Preparations are in full swing for the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. “It’s what makes us an interactive show so you can come see all the products the services, the machinery an…

Buy diamonds in Great Bend, Kansas

April is the Diamond Month The size is not what counts? But the thought behind giving it does. At Family Jewels and Silver we know diamonds. Diamonds are the product of millions of years and the …

Great Bend police officer on leave for alleged domestic battery

GREAT BEND, Kansas – A Great Bend police officer is on leave after an alleged domestic battery incident. The battery happened on Saturday. Great Bend police were called to the scene, and they determi…

Former Great Bend banker pleads guilty to fraud

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A former loan officer for a Great Bend bank will be sentenced June 8 after pleading guilty to bank fraud. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Monday that 56-year-old Brian W.…


Having a vegetarian diet in GREAT BEND KANSAS

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in GREAT BEND KANSAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to GREAT BEND KANSAS

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



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