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​Mental health group meets Tuesday

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Thelma Harms Conference Room at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway. This is a support group for persons with mental health problems and their families. The group is for education, advocacy and peer support. For more information call Tom Bauer, 620-639-1827.

May 02, 2014 | | Area Briefs

​No tuition for some high school students

High school students wanting to get a head start on their career this summer can take advantage of dozens of Barton Community College's career and technical online classes at little to no cost to them, except textbooks and program fees as applicable. The classes are available via through Senate Bill 155. For more information on these opportunities and a course listing, visit and click on "Senate Bill #155."

May 02, 2014 | | Area Briefs

​Barton offers summer outreach programs in Ellsworth and Russell

Residents of Russell and Ellsworth looking to further their educations during the summer months can do so via Barton Community College by attending an on-site enrollment from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Russell High School, 565 E. State St., Russell. Students can also enroll online at

May 02, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.

May 01, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Pawnee Rock to hold cleanup

PAWNEE ROCK – The Pawnee Rock city cleanup is set for Saturday on Centre Street in front of the City Hall. The event starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. or the dumpsters are full. Hazardous materials collection will be available from noon to 2 p.m. No tires or yard waste will be accepted.

April 30, 2014 | | Area Briefs

USD 428 to pay mileage reimbursements

Great Bend Unified School District 428 will be paying mileage reimbursement to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and 2.5 miles or more from their designated school (by way of the shortest route). The rate of reimbursement will be determined at a later date.

April 30, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Directing class presents one act plays

The Sterling College theatre department usually concludes their theatre season with a night of one acts presented by the directing class, but this year, due to more students participating in the theatre class, they will conclude with two evenings of one act plays at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, in Culbertson Auditorium.

April 30, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Dream Theatre, Crest to show 'Wichita'

The Dream Theatre in Russell will show the new independent film "Wichita" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1. The film will also be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater in Great Bend. Doors open each night at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.

April 29, 2014 | | Area Briefs

​Gluten-free & celiac disease support group no longer on meeting schedule

The Gluten Free & Celiac Disease Support Group meeting that was scheduled for Monday, May 5 at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, has been canceled. The group no longer has regularly scheduled meetings, but keeps in touch with members via email. For more information, contact Geneva, 620-786-4265, or Mary, 620-617-1217.

April 29, 2014 | | Area Briefs

​Opera recital moves to Shafer Gallery

Due to an increase in expected attendance, the concert by opera specialist Jessica Perez has been moved. It will now be held in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The concert time is still 7 p.m. this Friday.

April 29, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Area students receive awards in Congressional Arts Competition

Lindsborg - Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) has issued awards for the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition hosted by The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. All high school students in the First Congressional District were encouraged to participate. The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

April 28, 2014 | | Area Briefs

​Correction: Grief Support meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

The Local Support Groups list in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune contained an error. The time for the Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group meeting is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays. The group meets in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin Ave. Entrance is on Lakin. The new series of meetings starts May 5 and runs through June 30, except for Memorial Day. For more information contact Hospice Chaplain John Grummon or GBHH&H Social Worker Cathy Soeken by calling 620-792-8171.

April 28, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Library events include Teen Game Day

Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:

April 24, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.

April 24, 2014 | | Area Briefs

Driver’s education online portal available May 5

Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | Area Briefs

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