Brit Spaugh Zoo will bring animals to the Great Bend Public Library for a program at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25. Everyone is welcome, but the program was planned with children up to and including 6th grade in mind, said library spokesman Jennifer King.
A Larned man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving hit a deer on U.S. 56, 3 miles east of Kinsley in Edwards County.
RUSSELL - The culmination of a three-month long undercover drug investigation by the Russell County Sheriff's Office concluded on Monday with the arrest of three suspects.
RUSSELL - A foster parent was arrested Thursday in charges of possession of marijuana and endangering a child, Russell County Sheriff John Fletcher announced.
4-H Family Fun Night will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, located at 12th and Stone. Extension interns, Priscila Aguero and Patricia Lugan, along with local staff will lead 4-H activities. The activity is free and open to everyone.
Great Bend Eagles No. 646 will hold a barbecue cook-off on Saturday, June 21, with a live band in the evening. The contest will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dance with Ronnie and the Rockets will run from 7 to 11 p.m.
The City of Great Bend will show the movie "The Outsiders" at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in Jack Kilby Square. The movie is free and free refreshments will be provided by the city and Waters True Value.
The Great Bend Public Library parking lot will be closed all day Wednesday. Parking is available on side streets.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat at noon Thursday, June 19, in the conference room of the Administrative Building. This meeting replaces the monthly study session and is for planning purposes. No action will be taken.
Great Bend Public Library's next Adults' Night Out movie is "Pompeii." It will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. North doors to the library will be open from 6:45-7:10 p.m.
Great Bend Public Library will offer two craft classes for adults this month. on Thursday, June 26, and on Saturday, June 28.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group Picnic will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. For details or to RSVP contact Dana Foss, 620-617-2670 or email@example.com.
Nex-Tech will begin holding free technology workshops at the Great Bend Public Library with "Smartphone & Productivity Apps," at noon Wednesday, June 18. Space is limited so registration must be done in advance. Lunch will be provided.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee scheduled for Thursday morning has been canceled, due to the funeral service for Roger Brining. A coffee hosted by Doonan Peterbilt – GMC of Great Bend will be rescheduled at a later date.
Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge approval, insurance review, approval of 2014-2015 licensed employees' agreement, clarification of GBHS Student Handbook, approval of elementary, middle school and high school fees for 2014-2015, Multi-Tiered System of Supports implementation plan for next year, drop-out report, update on HVAC project at Riley Elementary School, and report of licensed teacher resignations and licensed teacher appointments and administrative appointments.
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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