Delete Great Bend Public Library will show "Catching Fire," the second movie in the "Hunger Games" series, at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, for Teen Movie Monday, open to students in grades 7-12.
The Kansas Department of Revenue offers honorably discharged veterans another way to show that they have served their country, a veteran's designation on their driver's license or photo identification card.
Otis-Bison USD 403 will hold a Kindergarten screening on April 11th. Any student who will attain the age of 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2014, may enroll in Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Contact the District Office at 785-387-2201 to schedule a screening time.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course Microsoft Excel from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 16 through May 21 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Dr. Penny Quinn, vice president of instruction and student services, will present a report on academic advancement, and Bill Nash, dean of Fort Riley Technical Education & Military Outreach Training, will provide a presentation on Occupational Safety and Health Administration training certificates offered by the college.
Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a possible injury accident at 12:15 p.m. Monday on U.S. 281 at SE 40 Road, about 4 miles south of Great Bend. A 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Dalton C. Garrett, 21, Great Bend, was southbound behind a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Dan T. Ly, 22, of Gorham. Ly stopped to make a left turn and was waiting for oncoming traffic when the Charger rear-ended the Taurus.
Great Bend High School classes of 1942 and 1943, and anyone else interested, will have a meeting at 10 a.m. on March 27 at the Great Bend Elks Lodge. Enter at the south door. Contact Virginia Sharp at 793-7287, Polly Schneider at 796-2208 or Bud Steadmah at 793-7480 with questions.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by D & A ProCollect, 2609 12th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Curtis Wolf and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include: approval of Hall of Fame contributions, and personnel retirements, resignations and licensed appointments. Art Baker, Jefferson School Principal, and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
The Barton County Sheriff's Department assisted in a car chase from Rush County on Saturday, March 22.
A Great Bend teen was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-car accident on K-96 at Albert (NW 130 Ave.). Skyler Zamarripa, 16, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that crossed the center line and struck a post at 1:45 p.m., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Four Rice County residents were injured when a car was rear-ended Saturday afternoon in Reno County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
A spaghetti benefit dinner for Saundra (Garner) Wright will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 1601 19th St., Great Bend. Proceeds will help with medical expenses and living expenses for this single mom with no insurance who is in need of support. A $7 donation is suggested.
Staff at the Great Bend cemeteries are asking the public to remove all winter decorations now so they can start the spring cleanup and spraying.
The Great Bend Public Library will offer free computer classes on Tuesday, April 1. Both classes are intended for people who are unfamiliar with personal computers.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans affairs mobile office will be visit Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. It will be located in the Walmart parking lot.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is offering an overnight bird watching tour in the Great Bend and Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area, May 9-10.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus is selling tickets to a chicken fried chicken dinner to raise money for repaving the Columbus Club parking lot. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the K of C Hall, 723 Main.
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
BISON - An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Bison Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be John Sullivan with greeters Steve Swigart and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; approval of 2014-15 activities and athletics handbooks; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2014-2015; teacher evaluation and student growth measures; state assessment update, proposal and program updates; approval of new District Accountant; approval of 2014 KDOT Walking School Bus Project grant; approval of contribution to Riley Elementary School and gift certificates to Jefferson Elementary School; and approval of licensed teacher resignations and ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will renew GBRC liability insurance and vote on health insurance when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include training, a coaches' guide for youth sports and plans for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament coming to Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present "Flowers Popping Color," a free Stop N' Learn program, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 22.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
The Hoisington Fire Department spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday extinguishing the remnants of 80 large round bales of hay at 850 NW 50 Ave.