November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.
Barton County Health Department has scheduled community outreach for influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Department staff will be providing regular, high dose, and intranasal flu vaccine for adults and children and pneumonia vaccine on Oct. 27, at Susank Agco Corporation from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; at Beaver Fire Station 10 - 11 a.m.; at Odin Store 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and at Claflin Fire Station 1 - 2 p.m.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Safety And Security" on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 23, at the Sr. Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Join us and learn some helpful hints on improving your safety and security in today's society. Other topics will include current issues facing the Great Bend Police Department along with some time for any questions you may ...
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge staff members were surprised on Saturday to find that a pair of adult Whooping Cranes briefly visited Little Salt Marsh on the migration route southward. This is the third-earliest fall migration occurrence at Quivira, and only the fourth time in history that Whooping Cranes have arrived prior to Oct. 15. Annually each fall, a few dozen of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira. The earliest record occurred in 2000, when a pair stopped at the Refuge on Oct. 6.
At the Oct. 5 Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Partington reported on various scenarios for making improvements to the city's aging water line. Acting on a consensus of the council he developed a plan using a combination of reserves, fund transfers and the issue of new bonds.
Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.