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.
Great Bend Police Officer Andrew Holinde was arrested early Thursday after an alleged domestic incident. A woman was also arrested, according to reports.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include textbook/resources adoptions and the purchase of a used pickup. GBMS Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon Thursday at Stoneridge to formally elect officers and approve the 2011 Budget
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, 2001 Broadway (SW corner of Broadway & Main), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Sarah Panning and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Note this is a change from the regular meeting time. Jamie Hutchinson from the HCC will speak.
Great Bend Public will show the movie "Gravity" on Teen Movie Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Teen activities are open to students in grades 7-12.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Let's Live A Little: Physical Activity For Fun And Fitness," at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College forensic coach Bill Sheffield will present "Test Your Kansas History Skill: Battle of the Brains," at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the college library.
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: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Vegan Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Oregon. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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