The Olmitz Knights of Columbus will hold their annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The meal includes three different homemade soups and homemade pies. A raffle with items from area business will also be held. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Rec Board to meet Monday
Senior Center to hold Thanksgiving potluck dinner
Kansas Driver License Exam offices in the western half of the state will be closed today for in-service training, the Department of Revenue announced. Offices in the eastern half of the state were closed Wednesday.
Elevator repairs are completed at the Great Bend Public Library, allowing for the return of the popular free film nights, said Terri Hurley, public relations director.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its Discovering Music and Fun program. This program meets from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
A representative will be at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, to give legal advice to senior citizens 60 years of age and older.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Catholic Social Service, 2201 16th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Rebecca Ford with greeters Nancy Sundahl and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Public Library will again offer free beginning computer classes.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will consider amending the executive limitations of the college president, during a board study session set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. Board study sessions are held for planning purposes only and no action is taken.
Great Bend Public Library will show an after-school movie at 3:30 p.m. Friday. In this feature film, a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will have a fall concert on Thursday. The concert will feature the GBMS Jazz Ensemble, 7th Grade Band and the 8th Grade Band. The 7th grade concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the 8th grade concert will start at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are held in the GBMS gym. Some of the 7th grade band performance selections will be: R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., Thriller and God Bless America. Some of the 8th grade band selections will be: Don't Stop Believin' and Sweet ...
The program "Medicare Update" will be offered at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Bob Lininger from Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will give the latest updates to the Medicare and prescription drug plans for the year 2011. He also will show how passage of the Affordable Care Act has already affected Medicare beneficiaries and changed prescription drug plans. Information on where and how to enroll or change plans will also be provided.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St. invites the community to experience trick or treating from the safety of the church parking lot. Kids are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costume as the youth group passes out candy from the backs of their decorated vehicles from 2-4 p.m. today in the church's south parking lot.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jim Strine, district forester with the Kansas Forest Service, will talk about the current and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.