The Great Bend Recreation Commission Office and Activity Center offices will be closed Thursday through Monday. The Carl Soden Recreation Center, GBRC Activity Center, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center closed Friday through Sunday. The Activity Center will be open Thursday from 1-5 p.m and on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The GBRC facilities will be closed Dec. 30 at noon and Dec. 31 ...
The American Legion in Great Bend will be closed Friday and Saturday.
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.