Students performing both solo and group talent acts will compete in a new Barton Community College event, Barton's Got Talent!, to be presented at 7 p.m., Friday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Sunflower Diversified Services raised $950 for people with special needs at its recent poker tournament where Ben Niethamer of Great Bend won the first prize of $1,000.
October's program meeting at the Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village will feature "Great Bend Past," a presentation by Karen Neuforth. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Museum & Village, just across the bridge, south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Soroptimist International of Great Bend at the Chamber Conference room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Glenna Achatz with greeters Connie Oetken and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-based recovery support group, has resumed weekly meetings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St. According to spokesman Ed Sander, this is an area-wide recovery program that is open to all adults. "We deal with addictions and hurts, hang-ups and habits."
Family and Consumer Science Agent Donna Krug will present a free program on reducing clutter in the home, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "The Truth About C.S.I.," at noon Thursday at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. During this one-hour class, Criminal Justice Instructor Randy Smith from Barton Community College will show how fingerprints are taken and focus on the science of forensics when it comes to a crime scene investigation. He will also describe other evidence gathering skills that detectives need to know.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees has scheduled a series of meetings designed to strengthen ties within the college's service area. The first of these "linkage" meetings, with superintendents from unified school districts, will take place during the next regular board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts building. This room, also known as the Seminar Room, will now become the regular meeting place for trustees. Previously, most meetings were held in the Student Union.
Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Oct. 21 and 22. Barton faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will take Friday, Oct. 22, as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Pizza Hut, 4101 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Lana Dietz and Mark Schukman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Board of Trustees of Barton County Community College will hold a board retreat from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in room A-113 (Conference Room in the Administration Building). The purpose of the retreat is for the trustees to evaluate board policies and practices.
A Veterans Service Representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Kansasworks center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Great Bend Tribune is holding a Halloween costume contest this year online. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 4.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include curriculum day on Oct. 18, Kansas assessments, meeting with the officer of Parent Organizations and grant application: "Healthy Habits for Life".
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Vegan Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Oregon. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include Riley Elementary School HVAC project bids; calendar development; and approval of licensed personnel retirements and licensed personnel resignations. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley.
A motorcyclist was taken to the Lyons Hospital with possible injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon in Rice County.
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