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Trinity Lutheran showing free movie

Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to an outdoor screening of Disney and Pixar's animated movie, "Up," this Saturday. The event is free to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. with snacks and crafts for children, followed by the movie at 7:30. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, as the event will take place on the east lawn.

September 15, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Barton Community College trustees to discuss student retention, workplace skills

A discussion on the Student Support Services division and retention of students is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in Room U-219, on the upper level of the Student Union. Other items on the agenda include an EduKan agreement, Student Support Services grant, personnel, and a monitoring report on student success at gaining essential skills to be successful in the workplace.

September 13, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Origins of state fairs explained at free program

Mary Jo Cunningham will give a program on state fairs at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

September 13, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Great Bend Senior Center to hold ice cream social

Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Senior Center will provide the ice cream.

September 13, 2010 | | Area Briefs

USD #428 Board of Education Meeting

USD #428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the District Education office. Items on the agenda include recognitions and achievements, approval of local Inservice Education plan, approval of vehicle bids, USD 428 Kansas Assessments, enrollment update, and supervision of middle school students at football games.

September 12, 2010 | | Area Briefs

GBRC Board to hear Activity Center report

There will be a report on the GBRC Activity Center when the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include enrollment reports and an executive session for the disucssion of personnel.

September 11, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Great Bend Public Library to close for 6 hours Thursday

The Great Bend Public Library will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, to allow staff to attend a workshop. The library will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

September 11, 2010 | | Area Briefs

‘Talking Tombstones’ to present program at next Larned coffee hour

LARNED - The Larned Convention and Tourism Committee will sponsor a Chamber coffee hour at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Jordaan Community Room at the Chamber Building, 502 Broadway. Present will be the re-enactors for the "Talking Tombstones," which has been rescheduled for the evening of Sept. 23 at the Larned Cemetery. Each of the four will give a brief preview of his/her presentation.

September 09, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Commissioners to meet this morning with lobbying rep

LARNED - Pawnee County commissioners will have a special meeting at 11 a.m. today in their meeting room at the courthouse. They will meet with Steve Kearney of the lobbying firm, Kearney and Associates, regarding legislative issues, according to a news release. The meeting is, of course, open to the public.

September 09, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Correction: Student not in nursing program

An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune explained how a student was able to complete her studies at Barton Community College with a clinical internship at Gautier Medical Clinic in Mississippi. This student, who was not named, was incorrectly identified as a nursing student. According to Leonard Bunselmeyer Jr., Barton's executive director of health care and public safety education, the student mentioned is a medical assisting student, not a nursing student. Bunselmeyer noted Barton has a number of health-care programs, and many medical facilities throughout Kansas and beyond, that provide internships.

September 08, 2010 | | Area Briefs

KACRAO College Planning Conference brings education choices to local students

A conference designed to help high school students and transfer student prepare for postsecondary education will be held this month in Great Bend.

September 08, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Bike & Hike with the Birds at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County will hold its fourth annual Bike & Hike with the Birds the morning of Sept. 25. Events start at 8 and 9 a.m.

September 08, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Arkansas man dies in Russell County accident

Henry Richardson, 58, from Little Rock, Ark., died Saturday night after the tractor-trailer he was driving went off Interstate 70 in Russell County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Richardson was westbound on I-70 around 8:30 p.m. when, for reasons unknown, the rig left the roadway at mile marker 201, about 0.2 miles east of 210th St., and struck the guardrail. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled onto the driver's side door. Richardson was not wearing a seat belt.

September 08, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Golden Belt Food Program

Golden Belt Regional Food Program will be taking orders from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at 512 Washington on the west side of the building. Order Deadline is Saturday, September 18 (money is due at order deadline)

September 05, 2010 | | Area Briefs

Kansas Veterans Affairs Representative

A Veterans Service Representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansasworks center at 1025 Main Street on Thursday September 9, 2010 from 9:30 am -2:00 pm 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.

September 05, 2010 | | Area Briefs

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