Pastor Duane and Sue Kershner from Roca Blanca Mission Base, Mexico, will be ministering at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at Faith Community Church. In 1990, the Kershners left central Kansas to establish the Roca Blanca Mission Base in the State of Oaxaca located in the southern part of Mexico. Mission statistics show the state of Oaxaca has the greatest concentration of unreached people groups in all the Americas: sixteen major tribes with 155 dialects. For centuries the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains and coastal regions of Oaxaca have been dominated by idolatry, witchcraft, poverty and disease ...
Pumpkin Bash 2010 is going on now at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Activities include a pumpkin decorating contest and a scavenger hunt.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide ice cream and brownies. Dr. Robert Rosin, new Internal Medicine Specialist will be talking during the social.
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.