The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Sally Bauer of Hudson will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15, at the Hudson Community Center. Hosts for the event will be her family, Brenda and Bruce Rhodes and Darrell and Shannon Bauer. No gifts are requested.
The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation will host Tastes of the Town, a benefit dinner/auction for the school district, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3007 10th St. Guests will sample cuisine from around Great Bend with a walking dinner featuring five different caterers.
Great Bend High School Hall of Fame member Skip Yowell passed away in October, and a celebration of life will be held in his memory from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The community gave St. Rose Health Center a hearty welcome Wednesday evening at the facility's grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, said Mark Mingenback, director of public relations and marketing.
Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.
Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.
Presidio Brass, known for its bold style in its presentation, "Sounds of the Cinema," will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.