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Holiday survival guide for diabetics

An educational program designed to help people with diabetes with food choices during the holidays will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center. Donna Krug, Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will share information about portion size and sweeteners. She will also give participants ideas on how to manage their diet during the season known for rich foods. Healthy refreshments will be served. The program is free an open to everyone. Due to the parking lot construction, participants will want to enter at the emergency room ...

November 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


‘Gasland’ showing at Great Bend Library

An area environmental group has arranged for two free showings of the award-winning documentary Gasland at the Great Bend Public Library.

November 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Aquarians exhibit at library

The November art exhibit at the Great Bend Public Library is a group effort by "The Aquarians": Mary Lee Adams, Esther Maher, Elaine Pugh, Bev Simonson and Barb Unrein. These Great Bend artists have filled the Fine Arts Room of the library with a fall showing of paintings, ceramics and jewelry. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the library.

November 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Six Hondas stolen from storage

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information on the theft of six Honda motorcycles and a Honda snowblower from a storage shed at 901 Morphy St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings reports that storage unit 712 at that address was broken into twice between Aug. 24 and Oct. 30. Two padlocks were damaged.

November 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC Criminal Justice team brings home trophies from nationals

Barton Community College's Criminal Justice Team took home some hardware in two divisions of the Region III American Criminal Justice Association's national competition, Oct. 21 and 22 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.

November 01, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Coat drive to be held Saturday at Great Bend Coffee

Relay for Life of Barton County will hold a coat drive from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave.

November 01, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Floral and Gifts, 1913 Lakin, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Ron Koelsch and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

November 01, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Free ‘Activities for the Ages’ program offered at Senior Center

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Activities for the Ages," from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Recreation Program Coordinator Megan Hammeke said this program will encourage a team building approach to promote physical activity.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees getting iPads

First the Barton Community College Trustees went paperless with laptop computers, and now they are switching to iPads for board communications. IPad orientation and training is on the agenda for this month's board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Two injured in Broadway-K-96 collision

Two women were injured when a car collided with a pickup at 10:05 a.m. Monday at K-96 and Broadway. According to Great Bend Police Sgt. Gary Davis, a Cadillac driven by Lynn Officer was northbound on K-96 and struck the Ford pickup driven by Charles Bellinger, who was driving east on Broadway.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Officer presents Street Drugs program for Rec Commission

Great Bend Police officer Brian Dougherty will provide an update on street drugs in the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be presented at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and again at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Touched by Cancer support group meets Tuesday

Heartland Cancer Center's Touched by Cancer Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and a Thanksgiving sharing meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the center, 204 Cleveland St. Group meetings and activities are open to individuals currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors, or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the fight with cancer.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Secretary of Revenue to visit Great Bend for Tax Plan Listening Tour

Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan will visit Great Bend on Tuesday as party of his listening tour on Kansas' tax policy. This program is set for 8 a.m. in the Spray-Holt Family Board Room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development office at 1125 Williams St. This meeting for chamber members is open to any Kansas citizen who would like to provide input and get questions answered on the state's tax policy. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

October 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs


A.L.V.A. Tour to visit American Legion

The American Legion Veterans Assistance will be at the American Legion Post 180, 1011 Kansas, at 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 to assist veterans in attaining benefits. A.L.V.A. will assist all veterans on questions pertaining to benefits.

October 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Pastor Clay commodities

Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the SRS Building on Patton Road.

October 25, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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