This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Animal Care Hospital, 3400 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Allene Owen and Seth Rolfs. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 26 at the SRS building on Patton Road.
Kevin Regier, a pharmacist at Medical Park Pharmacy in Great Bend, will talk about what people need to know about prescriptions and prescription plans during the Touched by Cancer support group meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Heartland Cancer Center. Reigier will answer questions after his presentation.
Eco-consultant Rebecca Ford will talk about ways to cut energy costs and save money while making homes or businesses more environmentally friendly during the program, "Green Money," at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell. Musicians start to gather at 3 p.m. A covered dish supper begins at 5 p.m. Pickin' continues into the evening. Anyone wishing to join in the pot luck is asked to bring food to share.
"Journey of the Universe", an epic story of cosmic, earth and human transformation, will be shown in conjunction with Kansas Interfaith and Power and Light at 7 p.m. today at Barton Community College, at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Dominican Sisters' Mother house, 3600 Broadway in Great Bend and at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend Public Library.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, Great Bend, will have a St. Patrick's Day dance with the Flatland Band, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Post, 504 Washington St. Tickets are $7. This is a men's auxiliary fundraiser for the Fort Dance Soldiers Home. The dance is open to VFW members and guests.
Barton Community College will be closed for the college's spring break March 19-23. Barton's offices will remain open through March 21, but will be closed March 22 and 23. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 19-25.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "More Plants on the Plate," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The list of potential employees includes a part-time coordinator for the new Pharmacy Technician Program.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 2407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Kristy Rupe and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dance to Limited Edition and enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day March 17 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Dinner begins serving at 5:30 p.m. and Limited Edition will kick of the music at 8 p.m. Dinner and dance is $15. Dinner only is $9. Don't forget to wear your green.
Cartoonist, author and librarian C. Michael Hall will speak on the subjects of comics, graphic novels and their educational potential at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Barton Community College campus. The location of his programs has been moved to F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will approve changes to the rules for youth baseball and softball and for adult softball when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Also on the agenda are a field groomer specifications and purchase, and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items of the agenda include approval of the 2012-2013 District Calendar, bond refinancing, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, new GBHS band uniforms, and Superintendent's report on Lincoln Elementary School Principal search update and 7th grade competitive athletics updates.
Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.
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.