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.
Joyce Esfeld will present an educational program, "Perfect Pie Crust," at noon on April 8 at the Great Bend Recreation Center Burnside Room. The program is free and open to everyone. Call Donna Krug at the Barton County Extension Office with questions.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
The Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington in Great Bend. A variety of items will be priced starting at 25 cents and up. For more information, contact Carol at 620-793-8234.
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz., Ellinwood, will hold its 11th Annual Hog Feed from 5-7 p.m. on April 6, at the church. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. The Rev. Arthur Crider said the purpose of the meeting is, "To change the face of a nation one soul at a time."
HUTCHINSON - An opportunity to offer a chance for change is the purpose of the annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale scheduled April 11 and 12 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The event raises funds for Mennonite Central Committee, a world relief organization (mcc.org).
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled, "Age Sense – Adapting To Life's Changes," from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Delete Great Bend Public Library will show "Catching Fire," the second movie in the "Hunger Games" series, at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, for Teen Movie Monday, open to students in grades 7-12.
The Kansas Department of Revenue offers honorably discharged veterans another way to show that they have served their country, a veteran's designation on their driver's license or photo identification card.
Otis-Bison USD 403 will hold a Kindergarten screening on April 11th. Any student who will attain the age of 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2014, may enroll in Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Contact the District Office at 785-387-2201 to schedule a screening time.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course Microsoft Excel from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 16 through May 21 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Dr. Penny Quinn, vice president of instruction and student services, will present a report on academic advancement, and Bill Nash, dean of Fort Riley Technical Education & Military Outreach Training, will provide a presentation on Occupational Safety and Health Administration training certificates offered by the college.
Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a possible injury accident at 12:15 p.m. Monday on U.S. 281 at SE 40 Road, about 4 miles south of Great Bend. A 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Dalton C. Garrett, 21, Great Bend, was southbound behind a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Dan T. Ly, 22, of Gorham. Ly stopped to make a left turn and was waiting for oncoming traffic when the Charger rear-ended the Taurus.
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.
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.