Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
The Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington in Great Bend. A variety of items will be priced starting at 25 cents and up. For more information, contact Carol at 620-793-8234.
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz., Ellinwood, will hold its 11th Annual Hog Feed from 5-7 p.m. on April 6, at the church. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. The Rev. Arthur Crider said the purpose of the meeting is, "To change the face of a nation one soul at a time."
HUTCHINSON - An opportunity to offer a chance for change is the purpose of the annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale scheduled April 11 and 12 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The event raises funds for Mennonite Central Committee, a world relief organization (mcc.org).
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled, "Age Sense – Adapting To Life's Changes," from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
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.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aaron's Sales & Lease, 4905 W. 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Cindy Parr and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Great Bend man Monday after a burglary in progress was report at 9:18 in the 200 block of Bermuda Drive, just southwest of Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the resident at that location advised that a person was breaking in and officers were needed.
Individuals from Greensburg and Woodston died and two people from Garfield sustained possible injury Friday when two pickups collided in Ellis County.
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.