Pastor Loyce Clay will be giving out commodities from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Social and Rehabilitation Services building, 1305 Patton Road. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides food distribution to low-income families.
First prize will be $1,500 if more than 250 poker players sign up for the next Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em tournament. The event is set for Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Heritage Room at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th, Great Bend.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 24, at 5715 Aspen Drive, Apartment 6, in Great Bend. Someone entered the residence and took a white X-box 360 game system and a 32-inch Panasonic television, serial number LY91180511. Estimated loss was $800.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Sept. 12 through Nov. 14. It will meet each Monday, except Oct. 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room on the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
Melanie Ryan of Great Bend and Nina Jerke of Wichita (formerly of Great Bend) will be performing together at the Kansas State Fair for the fourth year.
The trial dates for Shawn Ney were changed Tuesday to Feb. 27 through March 2, 2012. Last week, the office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced a January trial date, but that was changed because the defense counsel had a scheduling conflict. Ney is charged with the first-degree murder of Steven Calderwood, attempted first-degree murder of Sarah Ney, and aggravated burglary, all stemming from events on July 10, 2010, in Barton County.
The Great Bend Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help with various areas of the Young Adult Department. In addition to making suggestions for new books to purchase for the collection, they will also help plan future teen programs, such as Movie Nights and Game Days. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County is seeking information about damage done to a generator at 1300 Stone St. in Great Bend, Police Chief Dean Akings said.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules on Tuesday.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will once again be offering free computer classes to the public beginning Tuesday, Sept.13. Classes are one-hour long and are available twice on Tuesdays, at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the creation of a Fire Science certificate program during its September study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a change in the Home Health Aide course required for a Licensed Practical Nurse certificate, and proposed changes to the board policy manual. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present the financial statement, and will talk about "Higher One."
The Citizens Watchdog Association will hold an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Rosewood Galleries, 1607 Main Street, Great Bend. The group is a neighborhood watch association open to burglary victims and anyone concerned about crime in the community.
Detective David Bailey at the Great Bend Police Department confirmed a report that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated within the business community in recent days. While there is no active police case, one Great Bend bank reported that several of its business customers have accepted fake $100 bills, printed on bleached $5 bills.
The Cemetery Board will beet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.