The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office, 4500 Broadway.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include Superintendent search and approval of Lincoln Elementary School PTO contribution. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Eisenhower.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will introduce its new Stroller Walks wellness program with orientation meetings at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at the south shelter house in Veterans Memorial Park. Program Coordinator Megan Hammeke said parents with children in strollers or walking can attend either session and receive a free T-shirt. They will also learn about the free stroller walking program. Parents walk with their children while enjoying the benefits ...
WICHITA - A Rice County woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation in connection with a cattle fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday. In addition, she was ordered to pay $80,487 in restitution.
Critter Ministry will sponsor an evening of praise and worship – accompanied with a light show, strobes, lasers and CO2 cannons – at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Barton County 4-H Building, located between Great Bend and Hoisington at 601 North U.S. 281.
In honor of the new school year, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson St., Great Bend, will be serving hotdogs and all the fixings, as well as sundaes for dessert at a sundae bar, following the service on Sunday, Sept. 22. The community is invited to join this celebration, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mark Fellowship Hall.
Heartland Center for Spirituality will present the 2008 movie "Doubt" at 6:15 tonight at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested. In this major motion picture, a Catholic school principal (Meryl StreepP questions a priest's (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) ambiguous relationship with a troubled 12-year-old student.
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will hold a homemade ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Ice cream will be served and freewill donations will be accepted for homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Donations will be used for programs such as Christmas charities, Kans for Kids, Military Moms, disaster relief and the Family Crisis Center.
The next American Red Cross blood donation opportunity in Barton County will be Friday, Oct. 4, at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway, Great Bend, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Order of the Eastern Star, Great Bend, will host the District #13 School of Instruction on Friday at the Hoisington Masonic Hall. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and school at 7 p.m. All members of the Eastern Star are welcome. Dues cards must be signed and dress is street wear. Worthy Grand Matron, Dolores Smith and Worthy Grand Patron, Larry Swaim, will be instruction. RSVP to Barbara Lear, District Aide, at 620-792-5199 for the dinner.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission offers two new walking programs to promote community-wide health and fitness while providing incentives to stay active. The first program, "Stroller Walks," encourages moms and dads to get active while pushing a child in a stroller. The second program, "Great Bend Walks," is open to all ages and encourages participants to be active for at least 30 minutes per day.
United Way of Central Kansas has partnered with Walnut Bowl, Eagle Communications and the Great Bend High School Marketing Class to organize "Putt Putt Fore a Difference" on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m. Three person teams are now being recruited to participate in the charity fundraiser.
More free movies, game days and computer classes will be offered in the coming weeks at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., according to spokesman Jennifer King.
Michael Johnston, caregiver coordinator at SouthWest Kansas Area Agency, will be the guest speaker at the next Touched by Cancer Support Group meeting, set for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Heartland Cancer Center. He will discuss Plan D and other Medicare Plan updates, as well as assistance and programs available through the agency. There will be time for questions; packets and handouts will be provided.
The VFW Men's Auxiliary of Great Bend will hold a Scotch doubles eight-ball pool tournament Sept. 28-29. Games will be start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Just Mor Rumors, 4301 10th St. The final four teams will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 504 Washington. This benefit tournament is limited to 32 teams. Cost is $40 per team with a 50/50 payback. Enter by email or call by ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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