RUSSELL - This month's featured exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell is "Consumed." The exhibit features prints by Justin Marable from Topeka and sculpture by Juniper Tangpuz from Kansas City.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course on Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The class will be taught by Kansas Highway Patrolman Steve Billinger.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, and 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD - Crime Stoppers of Barton County is offering a reward for information about the theft of a 2010 Yamaha YZ 450 F motorcycle. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the motocross bike was stolen from a storage shed at 315 East Santa Fe in Ellinwood. The shed was broken into sometime between Sept. 15 and 20.
C&V Home Improvement Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location, 1107 10th St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. The public is invited.
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Wednesday that the Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Chief Judge Mike Keeley has served as a district judge in the district since January 1993. He presides over cases in Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.