Sheriff Greg Armstrong announced that the Barton County Sheriff's Office will be taking over the VIN program again, as noted in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune.
The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will have its Valentine's Day party, with the crowning of the King and Queen, at noon today (Feb. 15) before lunch, and a party at 1:15 p.m. with entertainment by Eisenhower 1st and 2nd graders and refreshments after the program.
A tour of the GBRC Activity Center is on the agenda for the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The purpose of touring the new facility at 2715 18th St. is to consider adding instructional indoor soccer walls.
The Rooster Booster Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 17th-annual banquet Saturday, March 12, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7:15 p.m.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about break-ins at Venture Corporation, at both the home office, 214 South U.S. 281, Great Bend, and the plant at Dundee. Copper wire was stolen at both locations, and both buildings had damage. Property loss and damage are estimated at $30,000.
ST. JOHN - Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library, 406 North Monroe, St. John, will host a Quivira National Wildlife Refuge program, "Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching," from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. The presenter, Barry Jones, visitor services specialist at Quivira NWR, will intended for the beginner or less-experienced birdwatcher. He will share 10 steps to easier birding, followed by a presentaiton on common birds and bird groups of Quivira and the surrounding area. There will be samples of bird field guidebooks and optical aids.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is asking the public to become a library valentine on Monday.
The next meeting of the Citizens Watchdog Association set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Rosewood Gallery, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend.
A land auction for Habitat for Humanity of Barton County, scheduled for Tuesday evening, was rescheduled because of the unsafe weather conditions. Habitat co-chairman Rachel Mawhirter said the auction will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the board room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, 1125 Williams. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Donna Krug, Family and Consumer Science agent at the Barton County Extension, will present the program "Sugar - More Than Just a Sweetener," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Reservations are being taken today for the Valentine's Day Entertaining Meals luncheon program, Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission says, "The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1." Lunch will be catered by 4 Legs Up BBQ and Steakhouse. Cost is $9. To register, call the GBRC office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County seeks information about the theft of a laptop computer and other items from a truck the night of Jan. 27.
The public is invited to attend two free film nights at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Warnings About Facebooking," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Detective Heather Smith from the Great Bend Police Department will discuss the dangers of social networking and tips on how to keep online experiences safe.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show a free after-school movie this Friday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. The movie starts at 3:30 p.m.