Things are heating up for the 14th annual Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Chili Cook-off to raise money for local and area hospice patients. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend.
Ticket sales for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon begin on Tuesday in the activities office at GBHS. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, at 11:45 a.m. at the Highland Convention Center.
Students from Great Bend's Central Kansas Christian Academy brought home several awards from the annual Midwinter tournament in Jan. 18 Garden City. The tournament is hosted by High Plains Home Educators out of Garden City and many Christian schools and home school associations participate each year. Although this was CKCA's first trip, it was a productive one.
Barton County has been chosen to receive $4,558 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Topics of discussion will include updates to the county's zoning regulations, improvements to the county's website, bridge inspections and high risk rural roads.
The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.
Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.