Challenges are faced every day by America's returning veterans. There's the challenge of reintegration into the civilian world, for one. For some, there is the challenge of resuming relationships put on hold. Others must adjust to life-changing injuries. There is also a silent, invisible challenge faced by most soldiers, and that is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the weight of that challenge triggers 22 veterans each day to take their own lives, said Blake Wornkey,local organizer for the Active Heroes Carry the Fallen rucksack march held Saturday morning at Cheyenne Bottoms.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group (TBC) is changing its schedule from two meetings a month to one, spokesman Dana Foss said. The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. It will be a sharing and speaker meeting with Jamie Hutchinson and Leann Danner.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer two guided bird tours this month. These free tours will let both experienced and novice birders explore the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and experience the fall bird migration firsthand, said KWEC Education Director Jean Aycock.
Thursday night, students at Great Bend High School were invited to a bonfire at the rural property of Jeff and Sally Mauler, executive members of the Great Bend Parents and Great Bend High School Boosters Club. Members of Great Bend High School Student Council and several parents were on hand to serve hotdogs, man a s'mores booth, and oversee a car smash.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes setting an unsafe structure hearing for properties at 1318 and 1324 Kansas, the demolition of the an the old hanger at Great Bend Municipal Airport, bids for restrooms at Veterans Memorial Park and Langrehr Field and the purchase of police department equipment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation,an insurance dividend return check presentation, the Barton County Historical Society's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman" statue and the payment of audit fees.