Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will hold its January meeting at a new location at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. The meeting has been moved to Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave. People should enter using the west parking lot and the north door.
With construction well under way at its current project site, Habitat for Humanity's board of directors has hopes for raising between $10,000 and $15,000 during the upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater this Saturday, Jan. 21, at Grace Community Church.
Free Developmental Screenings, available to all children birth to 5, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Roosevelt Elementary School, 316 N. Vine, in Hoisington.Call 620-653-4470 to schedule an appointment.
The last citrus sale for this year at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will be from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. today and Monday. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangelos have been ordered. Call 620-791-7314 or 620-793-9247 (Sun and Mon).
An educational program to discuss bone health will be presented at 1 p.m Friday, Jan. 20 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Donna Krug, Family and Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research and Extension – Barton County, will be the speaker. Krug will share information about foods that can be eaten to improve bone health. The Program is free and open to everyone.
Everyone is different. Calorie needs depend on a variety of factors including age, gender, and activity level. Most people do not share the same beliefs about what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle. Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Agent, will present the educational program, "Move into Health" at noon Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. Participants will receive educational material to help track their nutrition and physical activity mission statement. Food and activity logs are the first step toward changing a limiting belief. The program is free and open to everyone.
Barton Community College is offering a five-week course for people who are new to the Internet.
The first Legislative Coffee of 2012, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, in Great Bend, has been canceled due to a conflict with Kansas Day events. Legislative coffees are still scheduled for Feb. 25 and March 24.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by St. Joseph Family Medicine/Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, 3520 Lakin – St. Joseph Family Medicine location, one block south of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Julie Smith and Lynda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2010-2011 business audit, updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, approval of roofing bids for Park School and Great Bend Middle School, report on 7th grade competitive sports, 2012-2013 program of studies, and an update on plans for replacement of the GBMS floor coverings.
Chuck Pike will present information on the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation and the GBRC Noon/AM basketball program when the recreation commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Public Library will offer free introductory computer classes to the public this month. Hour-long sessions are available at 3 and 7 p.m. for each class, GBPL Marketing Director Jennifer King said.
Three trustees from Barton Community College will travel to Topeka next week with Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman. The trip to meet with legislators is in lieu of the trustees' monthly study session, which otherwise would have been held on Jan. 5. College officials will travel to Topeka Wednesday morning and return on Thursday.
Two people from Bazine were taken to the Ness County Hospital on Wednesday after a car struck another car making a U-turn on K-96, half a mile west of Bazine in Ness County.
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.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Matt Hiss and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.