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.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting enrollment for the winter and spring programs, program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said.
The date of the Barton County Spelling Bee has been moved from Feb. 12 to Feb. 5, and now is back on Feb. 12, a spokesman for the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis said. However, now the location has been moved. The spelling bee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium.
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.
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.