The annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner promises to offer good food and entertainment for everyone who attends, said Connie Oetken, director of development. The event is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Connie Oetken and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The magical, mystical art of Lisa Winter Hayes, Great Bend, will be featured at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, through the month of September. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, from 2:-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist.
A special afternoon and evening of touring Land Pride, the Grassroots Art Center and the restoration efforts at the Garden of Eden in Lucas will be held on Sept. 1. Tours and Open House at the Land Pride (a division of Great Plains Manufacturing) will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; an open house at the Grassroots Art Center will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m.; and a reception and award recognition will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garden of Eden. A special evening is planned full of ...
The Prince of Peace Parish has just begun its inquiry sessions on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Center, just north of the church at 4100 Broadway. Signs will be posted to help participants find the place.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 1 and join Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Agent at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center. The event is titled, "Activity for the Ages" and things will kick off with blood sugar screening as well as blood pressure checks. Healthy refreshments will be served and participants will have an opportunity to visit booths of agencies that serve our senior populations. The event is free and open to everyone.
Since Dana Foss knows first-hand that a support group can be an invaluable resource for cancer patients and their loved ones, she and her colleagues are adding early-evening meetings to the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) Support Group schedule.
The Deines Cultural Center will be featuring "coming and going", a photography exhibit by Cindy Ewing. The show opens with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and continues through Oct. 2.
From Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a series of public scoping meetings in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma as part of the agency's efforts to evaluate the impacts of, and alternatives to, the proposed issuance of an Endangered Species Act permit that would authorize specified levels of take of certain species. A group of wind energy companies have requested this Incidental Take Permit and are developing the Great Plains Wind Energy Habitat Conservation Plan to meet permit issuance requirements. This effort will facilitate environmentally responsible wind energy development across a 200-mile ...
Barton County Historical Society will provide an event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Members of Vintage Wheels Car Club, D and B Motors, and other friends of the society will bring classic vehicles from the past to display on the grounds. The Vintage Wheels club was founded in May, 1975. Some of the charter members are still active in the club. The Golden Belt Carvers will demonstrate, and the Golden Belt Express, our little train, will be running for young visitors.
By Brenda Grabast
By Brenda Grabast
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed its second competitive grant cycle for 2011 and awarded $18,350.23 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
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