Great Bend Public Library's hours for this week are: 1-5 p.m. today; noon to 9 p.m. Monday; 1:30-9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
Barton Community College's Performing Arts Departments have announced auditions for the college's spring musical, "L'il Abner," based on the book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and the characters created by Al Capp.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accidental shooting on the outskirts of Great Bend at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday.
Barton Community College will host a concert in honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the recent 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, entitled, "In Remembrance," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on the history of Cheyenne Bottoms at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Eric Giesing, an educator with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Fort Hays State University, will present a brief history of the Bottoms. Afterward, participants will be invited to share interesting stories of their lives while growing up in the Barton County area.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has rescheduled the Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Macro Photography" to Tuesday, Dec. 13t, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free program was originally scheduled for this week.
On Thursday, the Great Bend Public Library will join libraries across the state in participating in "Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Kansas Libraries." The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how important academic, public, school and special libraries are to the citizens of Kansas, said Jennifer King, head of the GBPL marketing department.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by LINK, Inc., 1103 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be John Sullivan with greeters Allene Owens and Randy Bahe. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider roofing bids for the Administration Building when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on regional workforce needs, financial aid presentation, personnel and an executive session for the discussion of personnel matters.
Thomas Beier of South Hutchinson took home $500 for his first-place win in the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. June Garrett of Claflin won $300 for second place and Karen Watts of Hays earned $150 for third.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will act on vehicle bids when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Olmitz Knights of Columbus Annual Soup Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on today at the K of C Hall in Olmitz. Vegetable beef soup, chili, chicken noodle soup, veggie's, homemade bread and pie will be served. A raffle will be held with prizes from local businesses.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, Board of Education representatives for the Great Bend Recreation Board, and Kansas Assessments update.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is holding its annual Longest Tail Feather contest. Pheasant hunters can bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the GBRC office, 1214 Stone St., during pheasant season.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about last week's burglary at 3220 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
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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