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.
Government Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Assembly of God Church, S. 601 Patton Road, Great Bend. This is a change from the regular distribution point. Commodities are normally distributed at the Kansas Department of Children and Families service office at 1305 Patton Road, but it will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Methodist churches in Great Bend and Claflin will host benefit suppers in the coming weeks.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet in three special sessions at noon on Friday, Jan. 17; 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20; and at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools have been invited to visit Great Bend on these dates. In addition to the BOE meetings, public events are scheduled.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will host its Annual Charity Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter. The Charity Supply Drive is being organized in partnership with the Great Bend Rotary Club. Shoppers are asked to stop by Walmart to purchase items for area charities. A list will be provided at the event, and cash donations will also be accepted.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about a robbery that occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in Great Bend. According to Police Chief Dean Akings, a man living in a camper at 835 10th St. was beaten and robbed.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced this morning that the location for this week's Chamber Coffee will be moved to Wells Sit-n-Sleep, located at 3124 10th Street in Great Bend. Community residents are invited to stop by the locally owned furniture store for free coffee and refreshments from 9 to 10 a.m. Program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with door prize drawings to follow. Chamber Coffees are casual networking events open to any member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. For more information or to sign up to host a ...
The Rice County Historical Society is seeking loans of aprons to complement the traveling exhibit "Apron Strings: Ties to the Past." The loans are needed by Jan. 14, and will be returned after March 19, to the lenders. For additional information, call (620) 257-3941.
This coming week's events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., include 2014's first Day o'Stuff, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Teen Department. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to bring an old T-shirt and transform it into something else, said Jennifer King, marketing director.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will hear the 2012-13 audit report when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include the election of officers and information on programs and attendance, the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association state conference, board meeting calendar and the National Recreation and Parks Association legislative forum.
McPHERSON - Multi-award winning Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen is playing the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
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.