The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Seasoning With Spices And Herbs," from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sr. Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, in the GBHS Band Room (#190).
There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of the high school on Wednesday Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting, enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).
There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of Great Bend High School on Wednesday. Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting; enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).
The Tanner Hlavaty Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The menu will include Tanner's favorite foods: Hot dogs, beans, chips, macaroni and cheese, and Oreo dirt cake. Free-will offerings will be accepted and proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for Otis-Bison High School seniors.
A tag sale at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, has been rescheduled. Executive Director Karen Neuforth said the said will be held Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items including ceramics, paintings, frames and LPs will be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the BCAC. Donations are also welcome.
Join Mary Jo Cunningham for an informative and amusing program on the War of 1812, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the war from the Niagara Valley to the Old Northwest.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic and Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Busy Bees" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Greg Swob, owner of Swobee Honey Farm, will share information about bees, honey production and basic equipment used in beekeeping during this informational program.
Sometime between Feb. 20 and March 11, a storage building at 900 MacArthur Road in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two 3-ton York air conditioners were stolen. "The electrical cables and lines were cut, and the units were hauled off. Loss was $4,700," Akings said.
The Childhood Cancer Family Support Group, sponsored by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc., will hold its next quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Center for Counseling and Consultation, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Taunya Schlessiger at 620-564-3529 or 786-5700; Gail Sullivan at The Center for Counseling, at 620-792-2544 or 793-5184; or Kristy Jerke at 792-1018.
The Sterling Chorale will perform the last concert of its annual spring tour at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Sterling. This is the same concert the Chorale took on a tour during Sterling's spring break. There is no admission charge for the event.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Great Bend is rasing money to restore the neon eagle sign outside the FOE social room at 1024 Main. One fundraiser will be a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Country Plus Band playing. The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 is celebrating spring and the return of American Legion Baseball with an all you can eat supper from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The cost is $6 they will be serving vegetable beef, ham and beans, potato and chicken and noodles, plus a variety of desserts furnished by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Eldon Potts of Christ to the Nations will speak at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church at 7 p.m. on March 22. He will speak about his work in the Philippines and is a gospel singer. The public may be interested to know how the disasters in Japan will affect his work in the Philippines.
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.