HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the 117th annual Labor Day Parade. The theme of the parade is "Celebrating Life In The Heartland."This year's theme focuses on the importance of living in small, active close-knit rural communities.
We often hear of jobs in this country that only immigrant workers are willing to do, for the most part. There are also some jobs where there is a shortage of Americans who are qualified to do the work.
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.
Monday night, Aug. 5, Hulu aired episode one of "Quick Draw," and Great Bend, the setting for the web-exclusive series, jumped onto Hollywood's radar. It's part of a trend in bringing original content to audiences that once only came from the big three networks and later cable television. One caveat: the show is definitely geared toward a mature audience.
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.