"Communication: The Art of Listening and Conveying Your Message" is the topic of a Continuing Nursing Education seminar at Barton Community College. The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in the Fine Arts Building Seminar Room, F-30. Speaker will be Jenni Reling, M.S., B.S.
The Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon on Thursday for their business meeting and lunch. Reports to consist of Curb Appeal selection, proposed budget, discussion, announcements. Scheduled speaker will be Tom Vernon, Superintendant of schools.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now accepting enrollment for the fall programs.
Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2010-2011 season will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., said K.B. Bell, GBCT publicity chairman.
Auditions for Barton Community College's fall play, "Mass Appeal," by Bill C. Davis, are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County seeks information about last Saturday's arson.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 2545 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Ken Schwamborn. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
A 39-year-old Alabama man was killed last Friday morning in a fiery two-vehicle accident in Stafford County, about 14 miles south of Great Bend.
Bev Komarek from the Barton County Historical Society will present "Quilts Plain and Fancy" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. From the earliest days in Barton County, each family had quilts as a necessity. Quilts were also an art form. Quilting is still part of our county, Komarek says. The Historical Society has a quilt collection of about 50 quilts.
A free program on the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Cheyenne Bottoms will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society museum.
LYONS - Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 5 through Nov. 4, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center. Participants must be Certified Nurse Aides to enroll. Instructor is Linda Runge.
Jon Schmitt, representative from Homesteader Life Insurance Co., and Mike Nicholson, Bryant Funeral Home, will present a free program on how to pre-arrange a funeral. The program is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Foundation has announced net proceeds from its 32nd Annual Big Benefit Auction, "A Night in Napa." The final tally after expenses have been paid came to $75,836. All funds raised through the auction go to academic scholarships and program enhancements for the college, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's executive director of institutional advancement. The Big Benefit Auction is the Foundation's longest running fund-raiser.