Larry Klusener, Great Bend, will present "An Alphabetical History of Kansas" at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24. This entertaining presentation is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281
A spaghetti benefit dinner for Saundra (Garner) Wright will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 1601 19th St., Great Bend. Proceeds will help with medical expenses and living expenses for this single mom with no insurance who is in need of support. A $7 donation is suggested.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, 3520 Lakin Ave, Ste. 102, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Karmi Green with greeters Jim Vopat and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Six people were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle rollover at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Liberty Road.
Two vehicles collided at 6:22 p.m. Saturday in Pawnee County, 10 miles west of Larned on K-156.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center's monthly Pickin' Jam Session starts at 3:30 p.m. today. Music lovers are invited to bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come and enjoy listening to others play.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Good Old Baseball Stories" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Presenter John Miarandi played one year for the great Satchel Paige. Miarandi had the opportunity to meet some of the great baseball players of the past.
Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycok will present "Stories in the Stars" at the next Great Bend Recreation Center Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be given at noon on Wednesday, March 19, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 17-21. Barton's offices will remain open through March 19, but will be closed March 20 and 21.
The Russell Rural Water District #3 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Water District Office, 121 Main in Susank.
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.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.