The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Matt Hiss and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Joyce Esfeld will present an educational program, "Perfect Pie Crust," at noon on April 8 at the Great Bend Recreation Center Burnside Room. The program is free and open to everyone. Call Donna Krug at the Barton County Extension Office with questions.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
The Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington in Great Bend. A variety of items will be priced starting at 25 cents and up. For more information, contact Carol at 620-793-8234.
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz., Ellinwood, will hold its 11th Annual Hog Feed from 5-7 p.m. on April 6, at the church. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. The Rev. Arthur Crider said the purpose of the meeting is, "To change the face of a nation one soul at a time."
HUTCHINSON - An opportunity to offer a chance for change is the purpose of the annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale scheduled April 11 and 12 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The event raises funds for Mennonite Central Committee, a world relief organization (mcc.org).
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled, "Age Sense – Adapting To Life's Changes," from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Delete Great Bend Public Library will show "Catching Fire," the second movie in the "Hunger Games" series, at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, for Teen Movie Monday, open to students in grades 7-12.
The Kansas Department of Revenue offers honorably discharged veterans another way to show that they have served their country, a veteran's designation on their driver's license or photo identification card.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans affairs mobile office will be visit Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. It will be located in the Walmart parking lot.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is offering an overnight bird watching tour in the Great Bend and Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area, May 9-10.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus is selling tickets to a chicken fried chicken dinner to raise money for repaving the Columbus Club parking lot. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the K of C Hall, 723 Main.
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
BISON - An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Bison Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be John Sullivan with greeters Steve Swigart and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; approval of 2014-15 activities and athletics handbooks; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2014-2015; teacher evaluation and student growth measures; state assessment update, proposal and program updates; approval of new District Accountant; approval of 2014 KDOT Walking School Bus Project grant; approval of contribution to Riley Elementary School and gift certificates to Jefferson Elementary School; and approval of licensed teacher resignations and ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will renew GBRC liability insurance and vote on health insurance when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include training, a coaches' guide for youth sports and plans for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament coming to Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present "Flowers Popping Color," a free Stop N' Learn program, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 22.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
The Hoisington Fire Department spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday extinguishing the remnants of 80 large round bales of hay at 850 NW 50 Ave.