Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2011-2012 season, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Erin Powers and Rebecca Ford. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Starting in the fall of 2012, students in the Registered Nursing program at Barton Community College may need one more three-hour course to graduate. These and other items are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees' October study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend High School Band and Orchestra will hold a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Homecoming, Oct. 7, at the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons. Carry-out will be available. Cost is $6 per ticket. To place orders for cinnamon rolls call 793-1521, ext. 189 or 785-650-2194. Cost for a dozen cinnamon rolls is $9 and $5 for six.
Members of the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America will conduct a Scouting for Food collection on Saturday, Oct. 8. Residents in Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood are asked to place non-perishable food items on their porches by 8 a.m. that day. All items collected will be donated to the Barton County Food Bank.
A retirement reception for Great Bend City employee Willard Renfro will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Cemetery Office, located at 4500 Broadway Ave. He will be retiring from the City with 22 years of service.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Linda Jamison and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will be holding their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter times. Rogers was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.