Trinity United Methodist Church is conducting a Community Coat Redistribution. The first part of the project, coat collection, ends Sept. 1-21. Karla Essmiller at Trinity United Methodist said community members are encouraged to bring gently used coats and jackets to one of the collection points: Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave. (Broadway and Patton Road); any Great Bend USD 428 school; or Master Cleaners, 4600 10th St. Place. Master Cleaners will clean the coats ...
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway, Great Bend, will host a fifth quarter after Friday's GBHS football game. It will be open from 10 p.m. to midnight and there will be food, games and prizes.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church is inviting the community to join in the national "Let's Move Day" on Sunday, Sept. 22. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and events start at 3. All events begin at the parking lot of the church, located one mile west of 10th and Patton, across the road from the Great Bend Trailhead.
First Assembly of God Church, 601 South Patton Road, will be the venue for Child Fund International's 3rd Annual Small Town America Tour, featuring Seventh Day Slumber, Manic Drive, Havenstance, Submission Red and speaker Joseph Rojas of Seventh Day Slumber. The concerts start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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 in Great Bend will present the movie "Doubt" (2008) at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 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.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct selective enforcement at an area near Barton Community College from 7:45-10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the deputies will patrol NE 30 Road between U.S. 281 and K-156. The enforcement action will also extend south of NE 30 Road on NE 10 Ave. and NE 20 Ave. Deputies will be paying particular attention to speed and safety belt violations. "The Sheriff's Office selects locations ...
Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, released more information this week about a burglary at the Claflin Golf Course.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn about state funding issues that may impact the college during the September study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will be reports on college video marketing, the college website redesign and a draft of the community report. Dean Mark Dean will distribute copies of the latest financial statement at the meeting.
Donna Krug will talk about fresh vegetables and fruit during the program "Seasonal & Simple," which she will present twice this week. The free program will be given at noon Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The programs are sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center announces the return of the Potato Bar, a monthly fundraier. The senior center is located at 220 Washington St. in Rush Center.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award next year's T-shirt contract at the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Items on the agenda include T-shirt bids and information items.
The Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will continue its "Art Chat" series with a supplemental discussion session related to its latest exhibit, "Eye-Dentities," from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Wildlife educator Jean Aycock will present the free program, "Butterfly," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Aycock, from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will talk about Monarch butterflies and their incredible migration.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way at Dillons #51, 4107 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Ronda Sjogren and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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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