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Great Bend Library announces summer hours starting May 31

Great Bend Public Library will begin operating under summers at the end of the month. Effective May 31, the library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.

May 12, 2011 | | Area Briefs


RSVP to hold recycled Memorial Day flower sales

For the next two Saturdays, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be selling recycled Memorial Day flowers in the Zarah Mall.

May 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Image Total Fitness, 1209 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Jim Vopat and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

May 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Senior Center announces May potluck

The Senior Center will serve Mexican food for its monthly potluck dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should bring a covered dish and their own table service.

May 09, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Water safety instruction training course offered

The American Red Cross and Great Bend Recreation Commission are offering a Water Safety Instructor Training course.

May 09, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Panther Bands Spring Concert recognize Seniors, Parents accomplishments

Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.

May 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Library to show free movies

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, will show free movies this week, and will serve free popcorn.

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Barton schedules summer outreach courses in Russell

Barton Community College has announced enrollment times for its summer 2011 outreach courses. The college's summer bulletin of classes lists all outreach courses and workshops. Bulletins are available at area libraries and high schools. Enrollment for outreach classes in Russell is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Russell High School. Courses include English Composition I (ITV), Introduction to Sociology (ITV), English Composition II and College Algebra. These outreach classes will meet May 23 through June 21, with the exception of English Composition II, which meets June 22 through July 21. For more information, contact Dave Zachman ...

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC offers Certified Medication Aide course

Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, May 7 through June 11. Clinicals will take place at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Classroom sessions will be at KansasWorks, 1025 Main. Participants must be Certified Nurse Aides to enroll. Instructor is Mary Boman.

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Country Plus band playing to relight the Eagle

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will have a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with the band Country Plus. This event is a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and re-light the neon "eagle" signs outside the building. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple.

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Area-wide choir to sing for National Day of Prayer

Surrendered Family Ministries is sponsoring a free program Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The public is invited to the event, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Herl Pipe and Specialties, 386 SW 20 Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ron Koelsch with greeters Erin Powers and Brian Harrison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

May 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Legal aid available for seniors

A representative will be at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, to give legal advice to senior citizens 60 years of age and over. Call the Senior Center, 792-3906, to make an appointment.

May 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees prepare for contract renewals

Contract renewals for Barton Community College faculty, head coaches, administrators and management staff will be discussed when the college's board of trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, in the Fine Arts Building.

May 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC to present Music Endowment Concert

Barton Community College's music department will present its Music Endowment Concert featuring both vocal and instrumental music groups.

April 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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