This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hometown Brand Center, 4908 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Cindy Parr and Curtis Wolf. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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 Title VI B and Early Childhood flow-through budget; approval of money awarded to the district in the federal E-Rate program; State Board of Education assessment update; Certificates of Merit recipients; Curriculum Day report; Focus EduVation online tutoring update; and project updates for Riley Elementary School HVAC, Great Bend High School track and Great Bend Middle School gym construction.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 2006 movie Strike in the continuing program Movies with a Message series. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
Myers Chapel AME of invites the public to come celebrate with its members at a chili or bierock dinner in Simpson Hall at the church, 1511 9th St., on Saturday, Nov. 16. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OLMITZ - The Olmitz Knights of Columbus Annual Soup Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the K of C Hall in Olmitz. They will be serving beef vegetable soup, chili, turkey noodle soup, and homemade bread and pies. Donations will also be accepted for a drawing for prizes.
A board appointment is on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The new at-large member will fill the position held by Leonard Kaiser, whose term expires Dec. 31.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main, Russell, will host a musical performance and reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, for its latest exhibit. Wood engraving prints and engraved blocks by E. Hubert Deines will be on display through the end of the year.
This month's meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will move to a different time and location. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Room A-113, the conference room of the Administration Building.
A free one-hour program, "Let's Talk Zoo," will start at noon Tuesday at Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Nov. 18 through Feb. 3, with holiday breaks on Dec. 23 and 30. It will meet each Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin Ave.; entrance is on Lincoln Street.
Barton County Historical Society will honor all veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will have a display of uniforms from the Spanish American War era to present day.
Pheasant hunters are invited to bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the Great Bend Recreation Commission to enter it in the Longest Tail Feather contest.
A semitrailer driver from Pawnee Rock was among four people who received possible injuries Monday morning in Rooks County, when another semi attempted to pass as he was making a left turn on U.S. 183, three miles north of Stockton. Both drivers and their passengers were taken to the Rooks County Health Center.
Parents are invited to bring toddlers to the Imagination Playground, which will be set up from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean Aycok with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present "The Plight of Prairie Dogs" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. These free one-hour Stop 'N Learn sessions are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
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.