The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department will host a Boating Safety Course on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will set tuition rates for Fiscal Year 2012 when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Room F-30, in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a report on finances, college audit review and hiring personnel.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling champions, approval of the 2011-2012 school calendar, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, approval to sell used computers, a bullying workshop, and Teacher Evaluation Committee update.
Otis-Bison USD 403 will have kindergarten screening on April 8. Any student who will attain the age of five on or before Aug. 31 may enroll in kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year. If you have a child eligible for kindergarten, contact the district office at 785-387-2201 to schedule a screening time.
The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will sponsor its 53rd-annual Pancake Day from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Expo One Building west of Great Bend on 10th Street. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage are $3. Tickets are available in advance from any Kiwanis club member or at the door.
Free Family Film Night will be held Friday at the Great Bend Public Library. Doors on the north side of the building will open at 6:45 p.m., and the movie will run from 7-8:15 p.m. Staff will be show the third movie in the series starring Boog, and his forest friends, said Terri Hurley, public relations director.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of equipment belonging to Classic Well service. Sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, elevators (used to hoist pipe) for a double drum pulling unit were stolen from a well site in the 5400 block of Second Street in Great Bend. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said both elevators were red, BW-brand units. Loss was $5,364.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Northview Nursery, 172 North U.S. 281, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Randy Bahe and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.