Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies brought new excitement to talking about the weather during his presentation as the keynote speaker for Jack Kilby Science Day on Tuesday morning at Barton Community College.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Extension will host a free program titled, "Floor Decor" on Thursday at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone Street. The choices available in flooring materials have changed a lot in the past few years. Join us and visit display booths from home decor businesses starting at 6:30 p.m. and learn about these changes. At approximately 7:15 p.m., an educational program titled, "What's New with Flooring Choices?" will be presented by Kelly and Jami of Miller's of Claflin. For more information call the Barton County Extension ...
The Barton Community College Dance Theatre will host a dance concert of their interpretation of the famous Broadway musical "Chicago," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is conducting the GIVE BACK Community Food Drive during the month of October in recognition of National Physical Therapy Month. There's still time to donate and participants don't have to be patients to get involved. Advanced Therapy, 1514 K-96 Highway, is open through the work week, including during times when the Food Bank of Barton County is not open, so it becomes a convenient drop-off point for donated food. Advanced Therapy's hours of operation are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and on Friday from 8 ...
LARNED - "A Family Reunion to Die For" was presented by Over Actors' Anonymous of Larned High School in partnership with Prairie Arts Unlimited.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the SRS Building on Patton Road.
Come enjoy an afternoon of what an imagination can turn up in honor of a simple turnip.
BY JIM MISUNAS
Tuesday, Oct. 25
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Wildlife of the Cheyenne Bottoms II" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. This program will also be held starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Come out to the sequel of the highly popular Wildlife of the Cheyenne Bottoms and see beautiful images from a local, renowned wildlife photographer. Also learn unique behaviors and interesting facts about critters that live at Cheyenne Bottoms. This presentation will include breathtaking ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters AJ Chrest and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
HOISINGTON -Manweiler Chevrolet, 271 S. Main St. in Hoisington, will celebrate Chevrolet's 100th anniversary and the 83rd anniversary of Manweilers from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.