Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for families in need of affordable housing offered through the non-profit organization. With hopes of starting the next building project in the summer of 2014, interested families should submit an application as soon as possible, said Rachel Mawhirter, chairman of the local Habitat board.
A medical fundraiser for Mike Ney will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the St. John's Catholic Parish Center, 122 E. 5th Street in Hoisington. A freewill donation will be accepted. The menu will be ham, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, dessert and a drink.
Marty Radke from Radke Implement, Inc. of Russel, attended Kubota Tractor Corporation's 2013 National Dealer Meeting in Memphis, Tenn., joining more than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country for an exclusive first look at the latest Kubota product introductions and innovations.
Want to see something majestic this season? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in association with Fort Hays State University, will host free crane driving tours starting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 29 in the Cheyenne Bottoms wetland.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Haz-Mat Response, 3730 Railroad Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Lana Dietz and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
On Oct. 19, the Great Bend High School Debate team competed in the Buhler Invitational Debate tournament. They had five teams contribute to an overall placing of 3rd in sweepstakes and two medals with a 1st place finish in the varsity division.
Students are protesting standardized testing. Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?
The Golden Belt Humane Society will host a Howl-O-Ween Bash at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas in Great Bend, featuring the band Home Brew. Costume contest, door prizes, appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 a couple. Call Kim at 620-791-7893 for tickets.