The Great Bend Evening Lions Club Ham and Bean Supper that was scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled. It will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Meals are $6, which includes drink and dessert; carry-out available.
HAYS - Partiers are invited to wear Mardi Gras costumes and come get their faces painted when St. Catherine Church in Hays celebrates its 11th annual German Mardi Gras is on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Unrein Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. There will be a social at 5 p.m., dinner and 6 and dance from 7-11 p.m., with music provided by the Wes Windholz Polka Band.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison, for the final walk-through of the schools gymnasium addition. Guests will be HTK Architect Charley Sexton as well as a representative from Compton Construction Corporation.
The first Relay for Life of Barton County team captain meeting for the 2014 relay will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Annex, Kansas and 24th streets. For more information, call Chairperson Kandi Wolf at 620-797-5651.
Kansas Honor Flights is taking applications for the next six flights to Washington. D.C. There will be two flights in April, two in May and two in June.
Catholic Social Service will offer a free weekend of enrichment for married couples starting Friday, March 7 in Great Bend, and continuing through Sunday, March 9. Pre-registration is required and is being accepted now at the website www.KansasLoveLetters.com or by calling 620-272-0010.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th Street. Items on the agenda include Riley School HVAC project update; survey of the 2013-2014 school calendar; and 2014-2015 calendar development. Riley Elementary School Principal JoAnn Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Groundhog Day" on Friday, Jan. 31, as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
The Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau has received a supply of the 2014 Kansas Visitors Guide just released by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Winter Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Students need to show GBMS ID's when entering the dance.
Bids to purchase several vehicles will be awarded when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on personal enrichment of students at Barton, comments from trustees who met with legislators last week in Topeka, and personnel.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office building.
Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines again, Marketing Director Jennifer King said. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 27. Come in quickly as they disappear very fast," she said.
Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "Food Allergy Facts of Life" at two free programs this week.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.