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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aaron's Sales & Lease, 4905 W. 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Cindy Parr and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
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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