Sunflower Diversified Services raised $950 for people with special needs at its recent poker tournament where Ben Niethamer of Great Bend won the first prize of $1,000.
October's program meeting at the Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village will feature "Great Bend Past," a presentation by Karen Neuforth. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Museum & Village, just across the bridge, south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Soroptimist International of Great Bend at the Chamber Conference room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Glenna Achatz with greeters Connie Oetken and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-based recovery support group, has resumed weekly meetings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St. According to spokesman Ed Sander, this is an area-wide recovery program that is open to all adults. "We deal with addictions and hurts, hang-ups and habits."
Family and Consumer Science Agent Donna Krug will present a free program on reducing clutter in the home, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "The Truth About C.S.I.," at noon Thursday at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. During this one-hour class, Criminal Justice Instructor Randy Smith from Barton Community College will show how fingerprints are taken and focus on the science of forensics when it comes to a crime scene investigation. He will also describe other evidence gathering skills that detectives need to know.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees has scheduled a series of meetings designed to strengthen ties within the college's service area. The first of these "linkage" meetings, with superintendents from unified school districts, will take place during the next regular board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts building. This room, also known as the Seminar Room, will now become the regular meeting place for trustees. Previously, most meetings were held in the Student Union.
Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Oct. 21 and 22. Barton faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will take Friday, Oct. 22, as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Pizza Hut, 4101 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Lana Dietz and Mark Schukman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Board of Trustees of Barton County Community College will hold a board retreat from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in room A-113 (Conference Room in the Administration Building). The purpose of the retreat is for the trustees to evaluate board policies and practices.
A Veterans Service Representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Kansasworks center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Great Bend Tribune is holding a Halloween costume contest this year online. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 4.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include curriculum day on Oct. 18, Kansas assessments, meeting with the officer of Parent Organizations and grant application: "Healthy Habits for Life".
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
This year's rules for youth, adult and high school basketball will be approved when the Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include information on fall program enrollment and information on a commission appointment.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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