RUSSELL - This month's featured exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell is "Consumed." The exhibit features prints by Justin Marable from Topeka and sculpture by Juniper Tangpuz from Kansas City.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course on Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The class will be taught by Kansas Highway Patrolman Steve Billinger.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, and 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend. The play is a comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez. Artistic Director Sally O'Connor said there are roles for three men. Performances will be Dec. 5-8. For more information, contact ...
"Managing Your Medications" is the title of a free program that will be presented at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
ELLINWOOD - Crime Stoppers of Barton County is offering a reward for information about the theft of a 2010 Yamaha YZ 450 F motorcycle. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the motocross bike was stolen from a storage shed at 315 East Santa Fe in Ellinwood. The shed was broken into sometime between Sept. 15 and 20.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 10 for continuing education. The library will have Teen Movie Monday on Oct. 7, showing a free movie at 4 p.m. for students in grades 7-12. At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the library will have a "Day o' Stuff" at the Teen Spot, teaching how to make CD scratch art.
St. Mark Lutheran WELCA (Women of the ELCA) will host the annual Soup Lunch on Sunday, Oct. 13. The menu includes homemade chicken noodle/butterball soup, homemade taco soup, homemade dessert and other accompaniments. Serving will be from 11 am to 1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St., Great Bend. Carry-out will be available. Admission is by freewill offering and all the proceeds will go toward various church projects.
Lt. Rick Popp from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will talk about crime prevention during two free programs next week.
Barton Community College will host a presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Cohen Center in the Learning Resource Center titled "Old Time Town Band Boys," about the golden age of "town" or "city" bands in Kansas history. Refreshments will be served.
Rick Schaffer from the South West Area Agency on Aging will share the latest information on Medicare during a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host this free program. GBRC Program Coordinator Megan Hammeke said Schaffer will discuss Medicare and all the new changes that have occurred.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming fall exercise classes, Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. Classes got underway this week and will run through Nov. 22. All classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Pre-registration is required. Enroll at the Recreation Commission office, 1214 Stone St. For more information, call 793-3755 ext. 2. Talaya Schwartz and Dixie Divis will teach Noon Body Shaping over the lunch hour. This is a ...
TOPEKA - A car carrying three Great Bend teenagers struck a car that was stopped in traffic at 12:25 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 24, just east of Kansas Ave. in Topeka, resulting in possible injury to one of the teens. No one in the other car was hurt, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs. The Chrysler passenger car was driven by Chon Chavez, 19, of Great Bend, who was not injured. Passenger ...
Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent, will present "Winterizing Your Lawn" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Homecoming 2013 Chili Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4, with proceeds to the GBHS Band and Orchestra trip next spring, Tickets are $7 and includes chili, carrots, crackers, cinnamon roll. Carryout is available. Extra cinnamon rolls may be ordered before Sept. 30th. To reserve/order tickets call 620-793-1521, ext. 189. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.
The public is invited to join Katy Bitter and Don Crouse for a reception to open their art show, "Abstractions and Realisms," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library. The ceramic works of Bitter and Crouse will be on display at the library throughout the month of October.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, a trip proposal for the GBHS Dance Line to perform at a bowl game; GBHS Student Council Community Service Project; 2012-2013 Business Audit; approval of Capital Outlay Resolution; first reading of GBHS Program of Studies Book; 5 R's of Accreditation; ACT Data; Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Survey Data; ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.