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POSTED September 25, 2017 9:12 a.m.


Alcoholics Anonymous
(c) closed (o) open (bs) book study (ns) non-smoking (bd) birthday.
Ellinwood Group — United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz (accessible) 620-282-2905 – Thursday (o) 7 p.m.
Grapevine Group —1910 17th St. Great Bend, (accessible) 620-639-2320 – Sunday (c, ns) 10 a.m.; Tuesday (o, bs, ns) 5:30 p.m.; Thursday (o/ns) 10 a.m.; Thursday (c/ns) 5:30 p.m. (bd) first Thursdays.
Great Bend Group — 1620 Hubbard (accessible) 620-793-3962 – Sunday (c/ns) 7 p.m. candlelight; Monday (c) 10 a.m.; Monday (o/ns) 7 p.m. (bd first Monday); Tuesday (c) 10 a.m.; Wednesday (c) 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (c/ns); Friday (c) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (c/ns); Saturday (c) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (c/ns)
Hoisington Group — 419 East Third Street (accessible) – Sunday (o) 9 a.m.; Wednesday (o) 8 p.m.,
Kinsley Group — Church of Christ (accessible) 620-324-5313 – (o) Monday, 8 p.m.
La Crosse Group — Bittel Const. Bldg., West K-4 (accessible) – Sunday (o) 8 p.m. (bd last Sunday).
Larned Town Group — 504 Broadway 620-804-3544 – Sunday (o/ns) 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday (o/ns) 8 p.m.; Thursday (bs/o/ns) 8 p.m.; Friday (o/ns) 8 p.m.; Saturday (o/ns) 8 p.m.
Lyons AA Trailmakers — 801 S. Bell, 620-257-2240 – Tuesday (o) 6:30 p.m.; Thursday (o/bs) 7 p.m. (bd third Thursdays).
Stafford Group — First Methodist Church, Room 12 – Wednesday (o) 8 p.m.
Tri-County Claflin Group — City Library, Main Street (accessible) – 620-587-3944- Monday (c) 10 a.m.

Al-Anon
Grapevine Group Great Bend — 1910 17th Tuesday 7 p.m.
Great Bend Group — 1620 Hubbard — Wednesday at noon; Thursday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 9 a.m.; Call 620-793-3962.
Paths to Recovery — Meets upstairs in the Larned Chamber of Commerce building, 502 Broadway on Wednesdays. Steps & Traditions — 6 p.m.; open meeting, 7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous
NA — Call 620-603-0920 or 855-732-4673 or see www.marsca.net
Great Bend “Living By Faith” Group 1910 17th St. – Sunday (o) 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday (o) noon; Wednesday (o) 5:30 p.m.; Friday (c/o) 8 p.m.
Larned “Just for Today” Group — 501 Main, South entrance – Monday (o) 7 p.m.; Thursday (o) 6 p.m.

Abuse support
Family Crisis Center’s domestic violence and sexual assault support. Call 792-1885 or the toll-free number, 866-792-1885.
Kansas Statewide Hotline: 1-888-END ABUSE

Alzheimer’s caregivers
Barton County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group — Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Brenda Friess, 620-617-5992.
Breast feeding
La Leche League of Great Bend — 6 p.m., second Thursdays, Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave. Call Robin, 620-617-1663; or Ronda, 620-338-0508.

Cancer support
KS BRCA Support Group — 6:30 p.m. on second Wednesdays, in the Fellowship Room at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave.
Heroes and Friends, cancer support group — 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church, Larned.
Touched by Cancer Support Group — 4-5 p.m. on second Mondays in the conference room at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. Contact Leann Danner, RN, OCN, leann@cccancer.com or 620-792-5511 ext. 234.

Diabetes support
Naturally Sweet — Type I diabetes support group, meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Central Kansas Christian Academy gym, 215 McKinley St. All welcome. For more information call Candace Herrman, 620-617-6700.
La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic diabetes support group — Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc., 1905 19th St. For more information call 792-5700.

Divorce recovery support
DivorceCare — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., Great Bend. Call 793-8444.

Grief support
Grief Support Group — 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the St. John’s Parish Hall, 122 East 5th St. in Hoisington.
Family and Friends Suicide Loss Survivors Group — 6-7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway Ave. Use the west door off of Stone Street.

Home School Support
Golden Belt Home Educators — Monthly field trips and support group meetings. For information see the website: gbhe.org.

Parkinson’s support
Golden Belt Parkinson’s Support Group — 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, at various locations, which are announced via email. For more information contact J. Basil Dannebohm via email to info@dannebohm.com and ask to be added to the list.

Visually impaired support
Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired — 1 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Call 617-8980 or 793-5645.

Weight loss support
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 827 — 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Claflin Independent Township Library meeting room.
TOPS KS 1151 — 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. Use the west doors.
TOPS Area Coordinator Beverly A. Bednasek, bednasek@networksplus.net

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