Barton County Historical Society will honor all veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will have a display of uniforms from the Spanish American War era to present day.
Pheasant hunters are invited to bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the Great Bend Recreation Commission to enter it in the Longest Tail Feather contest.
A semitrailer driver from Pawnee Rock was among four people who received possible injuries Monday morning in Rooks County, when another semi attempted to pass as he was making a left turn on U.S. 183, three miles north of Stockton. Both drivers and their passengers were taken to the Rooks County Health Center.
Parents are invited to bring toddlers to the Imagination Playground, which will be set up from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean Aycok with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present "The Plight of Prairie Dogs" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. These free one-hour Stop 'N Learn sessions are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Ken Schwamborn and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The local Habitat for Humanity will hold auditions this month for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
A Hoisington woman was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington after the car she was driving hit a deer at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 281, eight miles north of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Kristin Marie Roat, 25, was driving a 2011 Kia and was wearing a seat belt. The Barton County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene and noted the car sustained heavy front-end damage and air bags deployed.
Gabrial Mittel was bicycling when he was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, he told police Thursday afternoon. According to Great Bend Police Department call log, he was westbound on an unknown street sometime Wednesday when the accident occurred. He went to the hospital where he was treated for minor head injuries and released.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will change from its regular schedule for the next two months, spokesman Dana Foss said.
Royal Family Kids Camp is having a chili and soup lunch from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit this camp for children ages 6-12 who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect.
River of Life to hold Men's Breakfast Great Bend's River of Life Church, 1219 Main, will hold a men's breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Rev. David LeRoy said all men are invited. Eternity Focus will be at River of Life Church for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 3. Priests meet at Heartland Center Thirty-seven priests from the Salina Diocese and 10 priests from the Dodge City Diocese met Oct. 28 ...
Nancy Clark, Salina, will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time beings at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30.
Barton County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in November. Donations will be accepted from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson in Claflin, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. in Great Bend.
The Shafer Art Gallery will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, until Sunday, Nov. 24 in preparation of its holiday exhibit. The gallery will reopen Nov. 24 from 1-5 p.m. with the Festival of Trees exhibit as well as the Jacob's Ladder exhibit featuring ornate quilts from the National Quilt Museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held two weeks later on Dec. 8.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.