Youthville foster parenting training classes will begin on March 1st. Foster homesin Great Bend and Barton County are needed for sibling groups, teens, special needs and infants. For more information contact Amy Flowers at 316-425-2451.
Crimes Stoppers is seeking information on a daylight burglary that occurred Feb. 3 at a Great Bend residence. Police Chief Dean Akings reports that sometime between 7:30 and 11:10 a.m., someone entered the residence at 1401 Wilson St. through the garage door. A flat-screen television, computer and monitor, hand tools and many power tools were stolen, and the residence was damaged. Loss and damage will exceed $17,000.
Great Bend Community Theatre announces that auditions for "Messiah On The Frigidaire," a dramatic comedy by John Culbertson, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, and at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Crest Theater.
The Barton County Young Professionals will have a networking mixer from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the CPI Annex Building, 24th and Kansas Ave. The group is open to anyone 21-40 years old.
"Dog Care" will be the topic of a free Stop 'N Learn session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Bill Niederee, D.V.M. will talk about vaccinations, diet, micro chips, fleas and tick prevention, and other information. There will also be time for questions.
After several decades of service, Terry Turner, DVM, has withdrawn from the board of directors of the Golden Belt Humane Society. Dr. Turner served as Vice-President for most of those years, and his input and assistance will be missed. A celebration of thanks will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Elk's Lodge. All friends are invited to wish him well.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Brian Harrison with greeters Erin Powers and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Park Elementary School. Items on the agenda include a lease agreement for city radio tower. Park Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park Elementary School.
Jewelry valued at $9,400 when a Great Bend residence was burglarized earlier this month, Police Chief Dean Akings said. There was no forced entry into the residence, located at 3727 22nd St., but construction was being performed there. Sometime during the period of Feb. 6-8, unknown persons entered and took goal and diamond earrings, a gold ring with ruby stone, a gold ring with a cluster of diamonds, two other gold rings and a gold necklace.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Erin Powers and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton Community College will begin selling tickets for its upcoming musical "Li'l Abner," at noon on Monday, Feb. 20.
The Barton County Rural Water District #2 will hold its annual meeting on at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton County Community College Campus. All members are urged to attend.
Add a little color to winter's gray and brown by creating a miniature garden in a terrarium in this kids program, "Mini gardening: Terrariums", from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
The spring mating rituals of Kansas wildlife will be the topic at the next Stop 'N Learn, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, director of education at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will have information on greater prairie chickens, turkeys and kildeer. Ston 'N Learn programs are free and offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Drum Circle, facilitated by John Makings, will hold its second meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at The Center, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. This is a new location for the group. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and admission is free. For more information call The Center, 620-792-2544.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center's monthly Pickin' Jam Session starts at 3:30 p.m. today. Music lovers are invited to bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come and enjoy listening to others play.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Good Old Baseball Stories" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Presenter John Miarandi played one year for the great Satchel Paige. Miarandi had the opportunity to meet some of the great baseball players of the past.
Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycok will present "Stories in the Stars" at the next Great Bend Recreation Center Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be given at noon on Wednesday, March 19, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 17-21. Barton's offices will remain open through March 19, but will be closed March 20 and 21.
The Russell Rural Water District #3 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Water District Office, 121 Main in Susank.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, 2001 Broadway (SW corner of Broadway & Main), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Sarah Panning and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Note this is a change from the regular meeting time. Jamie Hutchinson from the HCC will speak.
Great Bend Public will show the movie "Gravity" on Teen Movie Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Teen activities are open to students in grades 7-12.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Let's Live A Little: Physical Activity For Fun And Fitness," at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College forensic coach Bill Sheffield will present "Test Your Kansas History Skill: Battle of the Brains," at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the college library.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
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