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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A conference designed to help high school students and transfer student prepare for postsecondary education will be held this month in Great Bend.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Food safety program announced
Barton Community College closes for Labor Day
College trustees to review funding proposal at study session
Free program on diet and diabetes set for Monday
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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