The Rooster Booster Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 17th-annual banquet Saturday, March 12, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7:15 p.m.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about break-ins at Venture Corporation, at both the home office, 214 South U.S. 281, Great Bend, and the plant at Dundee. Copper wire was stolen at both locations, and both buildings had damage. Property loss and damage are estimated at $30,000.
ST. JOHN - Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library, 406 North Monroe, St. John, will host a Quivira National Wildlife Refuge program, "Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching," from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. The presenter, Barry Jones, visitor services specialist at Quivira NWR, will intended for the beginner or less-experienced birdwatcher. He will share 10 steps to easier birding, followed by a presentaiton on common birds and bird groups of Quivira and the surrounding area. There will be samples of bird field guidebooks and optical aids.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is asking the public to become a library valentine on Monday.
The next meeting of the Citizens Watchdog Association set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Rosewood Gallery, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend.
A land auction for Habitat for Humanity of Barton County, scheduled for Tuesday evening, was rescheduled because of the unsafe weather conditions. Habitat co-chairman Rachel Mawhirter said the auction will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the board room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, 1125 Williams. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Donna Krug, Family and Consumer Science agent at the Barton County Extension, will present the program "Sugar - More Than Just a Sweetener," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Reservations are being taken today for the Valentine's Day Entertaining Meals luncheon program, Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission says, "The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1." Lunch will be catered by 4 Legs Up BBQ and Steakhouse. Cost is $9. To register, call the GBRC office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or e-mail email@example.com ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County seeks information about the theft of a laptop computer and other items from a truck the night of Jan. 27.
The public is invited to attend two free film nights at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Warnings About Facebooking," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Detective Heather Smith from the Great Bend Police Department will discuss the dangers of social networking and tips on how to keep online experiences safe.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show a free after-school movie this Friday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. The movie starts at 3:30 p.m.
A cruelty to animals case was taken after a brown and white Shih Tzu dog was found on 10th St. with two blow gun darts stuck in its fur, around 2:20 p.m. Thursday. Seth Orebaugh with the Golden Belt Humane Society picked up the dog.
Between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2010, Bright Horizon-Buddy Program at 4811 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two Acer-brand notebook computers were taken. Loss and damage was $800.
Four vehicles were involved in an accident that occurred when a pickup lost its load of hay bales at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on K-96, about 1.5 miles west of Yoder in Reno County.
A motorcyclist was taken to the Lyons Hospital with possible injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon in Rice County.