Members of the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will work on goals for the coming fiscal year at the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The agenda also calls for an executive session for discussion of a personnel matter.
WICHITA - With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed.
ST. JOHN - The Annual Stafford County Extension Wheat Variety Plot Tour will begin at noon Thursday with a hamburger feed, sponsored by the Kanza Co-op, at the test plot location. From St. John, travel 2.5 miles south on U.S. 281 and then one-half mile west on U.S. 50.
Great Bend High School Variety Show tickets are still available in the high school vocal music room. Please use the east front doors of the school.
A gasoline transport truck turning east onto 10th St. from Main at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday collided with another vehicle driven that was also turning east on 10th. Great Bend Fire Department responded because the tanker was spilling gas onto the other vehicle. Great Bend Police reports the drivers were Curtis Robinson and Michelle Zamarripa.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will host a reception on Thursday, May 8 to give faculty and staff the opportunity to meet with them. This will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold its annual two-day Rummage Sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, and 7 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 12. Items will be sold for half price from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday. Included in this sale are many antiques, unique collectibles, clothing, lots of curtains, glassware, kitchen items and many miscellaneous items of interest to the men.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting for 4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Board action is required because Bank of America is scheduled to be acquired by First Kansas Bank on July 1. The college needs to move its Bank of America accounts to the acquisition bank. The administration has recommended that the board approve a resolution recognizing the First Kansas Bank as the depository for college funds, and naming three individuals as "designated agents" who may write checks on the account: Trustee Mike Johnson, Trustee Brett ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Alliance Insurance, 2120 16th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Marmie Ford will host the next Young Professionals mixer from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the dealership on east 10th St. Anyone 21 to 40 years old who lives in the Barton County area is welcome to attend this free event.
Mark W. Wann, 58, from Gorham was injured in a motorcycle accident just before 3 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of NW 190 Road, a mile east of Galatia. He was traveling west on a Harley-Davidson Roadking when he lost control, entering the ditch. He was thrown from the motorcycle.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Thelma Harms Conference Room at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway. This is a support group for persons with mental health problems and their families. The group is for education, advocacy and peer support. For more information call Tom Bauer, 620-639-1827.
High school students wanting to get a head start on their career this summer can take advantage of dozens of Barton Community College's career and technical online classes at little to no cost to them, except textbooks and program fees as applicable. The classes are available via BARTonline.org through Senate Bill 155. For more information on these opportunities and a course listing, visit highschool.bartonccc.edu and click on "Senate Bill #155."
Residents of Russell and Ellsworth looking to further their educations during the summer months can do so via Barton Community College by attending an on-site enrollment from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Russell High School, 565 E. State St., Russell. Students can also enroll online at bartonccc.edu.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
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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