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.
ST. JOHN - Barton Community College will offer outreach classes for the spring 2014 semester at St. John High School, 406 N. Monroe.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Cornerstone Interiors, 1405 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Robert Rugan and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few programs for those days school is not in session over the holidays. Students can meet their friends at the Activity Center for some fun on Monday, Dec. 23 and/or Monday, Dec. 30. Each day will include crafts, games, snacks, bowling at Walnut Bowl and fun organized activities. Amber Koch, Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo education coordinator, will present an animal and activities on Dec. 30. GBRC will provide pizza on the 23rd and sub sandwiches on the 30th, along with beverages for lunch.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room D-107.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will present its annual Christmas program Wednesday evening at 7:15.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Neighborhood Crime Watch," by Craig Alpaugh, will be held Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend. There are roles for five men and two women. Performances will be held Feb. 20-23, 2014. For more information, contact GBCT, (620) 792-4228.
Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 William St., include movies, an author visit and a book club meeting.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Thursday, Dec. 19. All offices will reopen Friday, Jan. 3. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 13.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
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.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Vegan Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Oregon. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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