The Rice County Historical Society is seeking loans of aprons to complement the traveling exhibit "Apron Strings: Ties to the Past." The loans are needed by Jan. 14, and will be returned after March 19, to the lenders. For additional information, call (620) 257-3941.
This coming week's events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., include 2014's first Day o'Stuff, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Teen Department. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to bring an old T-shirt and transform it into something else, said Jennifer King, marketing director.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will hear the 2012-13 audit report when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include the election of officers and information on programs and attendance, the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association state conference, board meeting calendar and the National Recreation and Parks Association legislative forum.
McPHERSON - Multi-award winning Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen is playing the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
WINFIELD - Kansas Voices, sponsored by the Winfield Arts & Humanities Council, is back for its 25th year. Submit short stories, prose, or poetry. Winners will be honored and invited to read their work at a special dinner presentation at Winfield Baden Square, 700 Gary, Winfield, on May 3.
The annual meeting of the Lake Barton Golf Club will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the clubhouse. All members are encouraged to attend.
American Legion Post 180 will hold a soup supper from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Ham and bean soup, vegetable soup and chili will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's tuition rates during the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will also review bids to purchase three cars and two vans to replace high-mileage vehicles in the college fleet. Other items on the agenda include reporting program pass rates, the annual BCC Foundation Clay Shoot, a March board retreat and an open house for the refurbished Fine Arts Auditorium.
RUSSELL - Deines Cultural Center's annual Russell Area Artist Exhibit: Local Color, opens Friday, Jan. 10, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Center, 820 N. Main St., Russell.
The Daughters of Isabella will hold a Soup Sampler Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the St. Patrick Parish Center.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Rosewood Galleries annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend.
The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Officers and Board of Directors will host the second annual Winter Social from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at the Classic Inn, located a 1 South Patton Road, Great Bend.
Starting in 2014, the Touched by Cancer Support Group's regular meetings will be at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and 5:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. The evening meetings will start 30 minutes earlier than they did in 2013, spokesman Dana Foss said.
A Stafford man and a Missouri woman died in a Christmas Eve collision on U.S. 166 in Chautauqua County.
An 83-year-old woman from Jetmore died Monday after the Ford Taurus she was driving went off a Hodgeman County road.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.