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.
Government Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Assembly of God Church, S. 601 Patton Road, Great Bend. This is a change from the regular distribution point. Commodities are normally distributed at the Kansas Department of Children and Families service office at 1305 Patton Road, but it will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Methodist churches in Great Bend and Claflin will host benefit suppers in the coming weeks.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet in three special sessions at noon on Friday, Jan. 17; 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20; and at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools have been invited to visit Great Bend on these dates. In addition to the BOE meetings, public events are scheduled.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will host its Annual Charity Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter. The Charity Supply Drive is being organized in partnership with the Great Bend Rotary Club. Shoppers are asked to stop by Walmart to purchase items for area charities. A list will be provided at the event, and cash donations will also be accepted.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.