This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by St. Joseph Family Medicine/Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, 3520 Lakin – St. Joseph Family Medicine location, one block south of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Julie Smith and Lynda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2010-2011 business audit, updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, approval of roofing bids for Park School and Great Bend Middle School, report on 7th grade competitive sports, 2012-2013 program of studies, and an update on plans for replacement of the GBMS floor coverings.
Chuck Pike will present information on the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation and the GBRC Noon/AM basketball program when the recreation commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Public Library will offer free introductory computer classes to the public this month. Hour-long sessions are available at 3 and 7 p.m. for each class, GBPL Marketing Director Jennifer King said.
Three trustees from Barton Community College will travel to Topeka next week with Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman. The trip to meet with legislators is in lieu of the trustees' monthly study session, which otherwise would have been held on Jan. 5. College officials will travel to Topeka Wednesday morning and return on Thursday.
Two people from Bazine were taken to the Ness County Hospital on Wednesday after a car struck another car making a U-turn on K-96, half a mile west of Bazine in Ness County.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about Christmas-day burglaries that occurred in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings reports that between 1 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, vehicles parked in the apartment complex at 717 Coolidge St. were burglarized. Items taken included an Alpine stereo; a Springfield 9 mm handgun with two magazines, holster, pouch and ammunition; a Blade Scout remote control helicopter; a Python keyless entry system; cigarettes; hand tools; and cash. Loss exceeded $3,100.
The New Year sessions of exercise classes offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission got under way Wednesday, but it's not too late to enroll, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, Inc., 5320 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Robert Rugan and John Sullivan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Jan. 16 through March 12. It will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building just south of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3520 Lakin; the entrance is on Lincoln St.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Kung Fu Panda 2" as the first after-school movie of 2012, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
The Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for its last ship of citrus fruit for the 2011-12 year. Indian River citrus fruit includes navel oranges, tangelos and pink grapefruit; all will arrive Jan. 15-16 at the school, located at 7 SW 30 Ave. in Great Bend. To order call (620) 791-7314 or 282-1006.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Rosewood Furniture Gallery annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend. All members of the association are welcome to attend the meeting. The board of directors will meet immediately following the annual meeting.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce has released the dates of the 2012 Legislative Coffees.
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.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include Riley Elementary School HVAC project bids; calendar development; and approval of licensed personnel retirements and licensed personnel resignations. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley.