A Great Bend Community Benefit Soup Supper for Shawn and Karen Crane and sons Jacob and Brandon will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th. Free will donations will be taken to benefit the family who lost their home to a fire.
Special Santa tickets are for sale at Landmark National Bank to benefit Blayze Bahe who was injured in a motorcycle accident on Nov 20, 2009. His left foot was amputated as a result of the accident. The Santa was created by Rochelle Van Scyoc, a friend of the family. Tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six. The drawing will be held on Dec. 20.
Barton Community College offices will be closed for the holiday break Dec. 20-31. All offices at the college will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3. Spring semester classes will begin Jan. 10.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains announces its holiday schedule of prayers and Masses, starting today.
The Barton Community College Bookstore will be closed today. The bookstore will resume its regular hours at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The "Scams" program that was to be at the Senior Center on Friday afternoon has been canceled due to speaker conflict.
The board of trustees at Barton Community College is expected to hire a new head men's soccer coach and a new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include early childhood education certificate programs and an admissions and recruitment presentation by Todd Moore, director of admissions and marketing.
PEO Chapter DU will meet at 12:30 today at The Club at Stoneridge for their Christmas Luncheon and Social.
Detective Denton Doze from the Great Bend Police Department will talk about scams during a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Doze will share information about scams that have been cropping up lately by e-mail, telephone and mail.
The monthly ice cream social will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies. For more information call 792-3906.
High winds created problems for motorists Saturday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. At 10:26 a.m., a motorist reported as she was going over an overpass on K-156 at East K-4, a vehicle lost a cargo trailer, which was in the ditch. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
A roast pig benefit dinner for Robert Yarmer, who is recovering in Denver from a farm accident, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Free will donations will be taken or can be mailed to the Community Bank, 112 Main, Otis, Ks., 67565.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information on a burglary that occurred sometime between 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Ensueno Hair Studio, 2100 10th St. in Great Bend. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, Rosario jewelry, contact lenses and cash were stolen. Loss was $7,800.
The public is invited to come learn about some of the early doctors in Kansas during a program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Local history buff Joe Boley will present an informative program titled "Kansas Quackers," where he will talk especially about Dr. John Brinkly (1885-1942), the infamous "Goat Gland Docotor."
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Kala Steffan with greeters Ron Koelsch and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
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.