The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Winter Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Students need to show GBMS ID's when entering the dance.
Bids to purchase several vehicles will be awarded when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on personal enrichment of students at Barton, comments from trustees who met with legislators last week in Topeka, and personnel.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office building.
Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines again, Marketing Director Jennifer King said. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 27. Come in quickly as they disappear very fast," she said.
Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "Food Allergy Facts of Life" at two free programs this week.
Government Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Assembly of God Church, S. 601 Patton Road, Great Bend. This is a change from the regular distribution point. Commodities are normally distributed at the Kansas Department of Children and Families service office at 1305 Patton Road, but it will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Methodist churches in Great Bend and Claflin will host benefit suppers in the coming weeks.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet in three special sessions at noon on Friday, Jan. 17; 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20; and at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools have been invited to visit Great Bend on these dates. In addition to the BOE meetings, public events are scheduled.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will host its Annual Charity Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter. The Charity Supply Drive is being organized in partnership with the Great Bend Rotary Club. Shoppers are asked to stop by Walmart to purchase items for area charities. A list will be provided at the event, and cash donations will also be accepted.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about a robbery that occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in Great Bend. According to Police Chief Dean Akings, a man living in a camper at 835 10th St. was beaten and robbed.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced this morning that the location for this week's Chamber Coffee will be moved to Wells Sit-n-Sleep, located at 3124 10th Street in Great Bend. Community residents are invited to stop by the locally owned furniture store for free coffee and refreshments from 9 to 10 a.m. Program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with door prize drawings to follow. Chamber Coffees are casual networking events open to any member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. For more information or to sign up to host a ...
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.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.