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GBRC Stop 'N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Wildlife of the Cheyenne Bottoms II" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. This program will also be held starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Come out to the sequel of the highly popular Wildlife of the Cheyenne Bottoms and see beautiful images from a local, renowned wildlife photographer. Also learn unique behaviors and interesting facts about critters that live at Cheyenne Bottoms. This presentation will include breathtaking ...

October 25, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters AJ Chrest and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 25, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC offers Certified Medication Aide update in Lyons

LYONS - Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide update class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Lyons Good Samaritan.

October 20, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Cale to talk about "The Gift"

The artist behind the Jack Kilby tribute will talk about his statutes during two free programs sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Chet Cale, creator of "The Gift," will speak 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. These GBRC Stop 'N Learn programs last about an hour.

October 17, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC announces fall break

Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21. Faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, and will take Friday as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.

October 15, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Girl Scouts to sponsor Salina arts, crafts show Nov. 19

SALINA - Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will host the 45th Annual See 'N Sell Arts and Crafts show Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and the show will run through 4 p.m. The first 100 ticket holders through the door will receive a free goody bag filled with items and See 'N Sell bucks that have a cash value at the vendors' booths. Advance tickets may be purchased at a reduced rate of $4 or at the door for $5.

October 15, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Area Briefs


GBRC teams with KWEC to offer outdoor experiences

Great Bend Recreation Commission has joined with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156, to offer two outdoor experience programs this month.

October 13, 2011 | | Area Briefs


API chapter meets Wednesday at StoneRidge

American Petroleum Institute's Western Kansas chapter will have its first fall 2011 meeting Wednesday evening at The Club at StoneRidge. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 and the program at 8.

October 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Cunningham to present ‘Patriotic Postcards’

Mary Jo Cunningham will present "Patriotic Postcards" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will show and talk about some old-time postcards, including Memorial Day cards with soldiers, and Abraham Lincoln cards.

October 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 2545 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters Rebecca Ford and Karmi Green. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs


K of C hosts soup supper

The Great Bend Knights of Columbus will hold its annual chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Thursday. The come-and-go meal will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall, 723 Main, in Great Bend. Take-out meals will also be available. Unlike previous soup suppers where tickets could be purchased in advance, attendees this year can simply pay at the door. In addition to soup, the event will feature a variety of homemade desserts. A raffle will be held with prizes including cash, meat bundle and a flat screen TV. Proceeds from the ...

October 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs


MACK offers free program Wednesday

A free Great Bend Recreation Commission program will show that flying model airplanes isn't just for kids, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. Members from the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will share information about the hobby from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

October 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Rec board to vote on van bid specifications Monday

Specifications for van bids will be determined when the Great Bend Recreation Board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include basketball rules, the fall program evaluation and the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association's tour on Oct. 18.

October 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Annual Central Kansas Toy Run scheduled for Saturday

The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held Saturday. Sponsors are The Men MC and American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main.

October 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Barton Community College offers microeconomics course

Barton Community College will offer a Microeconomics course from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 17 through Dec. 5, in the Fine Arts Building, F-164. The instructor is Ed Chandler.

October 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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