The Great Bend Evening Lions Club Ham and Bean Supper that was scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled. It will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Meals are $6, which includes drink and dessert; carry-out available.
HAYS - Partiers are invited to wear Mardi Gras costumes and come get their faces painted when St. Catherine Church in Hays celebrates its 11th annual German Mardi Gras is on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Unrein Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. There will be a social at 5 p.m., dinner and 6 and dance from 7-11 p.m., with music provided by the Wes Windholz Polka Band.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison, for the final walk-through of the schools gymnasium addition. Guests will be HTK Architect Charley Sexton as well as a representative from Compton Construction Corporation.
The first Relay for Life of Barton County team captain meeting for the 2014 relay will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Annex, Kansas and 24th streets. For more information, call Chairperson Kandi Wolf at 620-797-5651.
Kansas Honor Flights is taking applications for the next six flights to Washington. D.C. There will be two flights in April, two in May and two in June.
Catholic Social Service will offer a free weekend of enrichment for married couples starting Friday, March 7 in Great Bend, and continuing through Sunday, March 9. Pre-registration is required and is being accepted now at the website www.KansasLoveLetters.com or by calling 620-272-0010.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th Street. Items on the agenda include Riley School HVAC project update; survey of the 2013-2014 school calendar; and 2014-2015 calendar development. Riley Elementary School Principal JoAnn Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Groundhog Day" on Friday, Jan. 31, as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
The Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau has received a supply of the 2014 Kansas Visitors Guide just released by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Winter Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Students need to show GBMS ID's when entering the dance.
Bids to purchase several vehicles will be awarded when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on personal enrichment of students at Barton, comments from trustees who met with legislators last week in Topeka, and personnel.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office building.
Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines again, Marketing Director Jennifer King said. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 27. Come in quickly as they disappear very fast," she said.
Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "Food Allergy Facts of Life" at two free programs this week.
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.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.