So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all D-A-V services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
Memorial flowers are the Great Bend Cemetery and the Great Bend North Cemetery will be removed and disposed of on starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 2nd. The cemetery staff is asking that if you want to keep memorial decorations to have them picked up and removed by June 1 so that the staff can resume mowing after the Memorial Day holiday.
The Center for Counseling and Consultation is having a mental health awareness day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness month. Activities include bounce house, face painting, popcorn, and hotdogs. The public is invited.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will have a come-and-go Survivor Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Best Western Angus Inn courtside. The reception is for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Refreshments will be served and Relay for Life shirts will be available.
Barton Community College will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. Also, the college is now on summer hours. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The college will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 8.
Information is available to veterans about benefits and services they have earned. Disabled American Veterans will send its DAV Mobile Service Office to Great Bend in June to personally provide counseling and claim filing assistance available. The mobile office will be at The Workforce Center, 1025 Main, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4.
The Fellowship Hall at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson St., Great Bend, is the place to drop off electronic recycling from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 31.
The Great Bend City Band announces its Summer 2014 schedule. The May and June concerts will be held at the courthouse square band shell at 8:15 p.m. Outdoor concerts dates are on the following Thursdays: May 29, and June 5, 12, 19 and 26.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present an overview of its fitness classes during Celebrate Fitness, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Manweiler Chevrolet, 271 S. Main in Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Marty Steinert and Sarah Pannning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Head coach contract renewals are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Renewal of managements staff contracts and administrative contracts is also on the agenda. The board will also vote on extending the contract of Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman by one year.
RUSSELL - A new exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell explores the role of the landscape in contemporary art. The "Finding Balance" exhibition will be shown at the Center, located at 820 Main Street, from Friday, May 23, through July 10. This exhibition was curated by Fort Hays State University Professor of Painting Joel T. Dugan, who selected works from 15 renowned artists from around the country.
Otis Eagles and Bison Buffaloes are invited to attend the Otis-Bison All School Reunion on May 23 - May 25 in Otis. An article that ran on May 11 contained the wrong telephone number. For more information call 785-623-3684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
BUSHTON - A one-vehicle accident Monday morning on K-4 resulted in four people going to area hospitals.
A Great Bend man was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington with possible injury after two vehicles collided Saturday on U.S. 281, one mile north of Great Bend.
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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