The Great Bend Public Library is holding a craft supply drive. Items requested range from crayons and glue to Mod Podge (glue, sealer and finish) and scissors. Jennifer King, the Young Adult librarian, said the library offers a variety of craft programs for all ages. "Crafts are an indispensable method of promoting creativity," King said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the person who shot at a Kansas Highway Patrol officer in his patrol car last month. At 12:56 a.m. on July 28, the trooper was driving east in the 1400 block of 10th St. in Great Bend when he heard a gunshot and the rear window glass shattered.
The Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College is calling for entries for its national juried art exhibit "Choreography of Cranes." The deadline to submit work is Sept. 1. The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Shafer Gallery and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to raise awareness of the precarious plight of the endangered whooping cranes and the daunting task of conserving their habitat.
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct selective enforcement from 7-9 a.m. on West Barton County Road. (10th Street Extension) between the Great Bend city limits and SW 70 Ave. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said officers will be paying particular attention to speed violations and occupant restraint usage.
Ginger Millermon, a recognized speaker, songwriter and recording artist, will minister at Saturday's Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Aug. 10 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.
MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger is hosting a homemade ice cream social and bake sale from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the church. There will be lots of homemade baked items and desserts. A freewill offering will be taken. Aluminum cans are being collected for Kans for Kids, so bring your cans. Everyone is welcome.
City Church Ministries will host a citywide Christian Meet 'n' Greet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the large shelter in Veterans Memorial Park. Those who can afford it are asked to bring a covered dish. All Christians are invited for a time of fellowship, testimonies and prayer for the community.
CLAY CENTER - Judson Laipply. Have you ever heard of the name? He is a comedian who performed a hilarious (and clean) 10-minute skit called The Evolution of Dance. It was posted on YouTube and became an instant hit. It is currently the most viewed Internet video of all time, having over 215 million hits.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will present its first in its Movies with a Message series on Friday, Aug. 23. The movie, "Thomas Merton: A Film Biography," covers the life of Father Merton, who was an acclaimed 20th century writer on spirituality and social issues. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.