A program by Delores Baker entitled "Planning for Winter Interest in the Garden" was enjoyed by the members of Great Bend Garden Club at their January meeting. With a number of dried plants from her own garden as illustrations, Baker shared ideas for creating attractive landscaping scenes and bouquets of dried plants and shrubs.
The Great Bend Anti-bullying Task Force will have a reshowing of "Bullying: The Movie" from 7-8:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. After the film, there will be information packets available and T-shirts for sale. The movie is free, but seating is limited.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a Great Bend Municipal Airport hanger lease, support for Job Fest, a consulting agreement for the Railroad Avenue/U.S. 281 project and Rural Housing Incentive District public hearings.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a resolution supporting the retention of the mortgage registration fee, sand bids, Central Kansas Community Corrections revised budget, and appointments to the Center for Counseling and Consultation and Health Advisory boards.
The citrus fruit that has been ordered from the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will not be available until Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Trucking problems have delayed this order. For additional information call Doris at 620-791-7314.
Four violinist brothers who formed the DePue Brothers Band will share their vivid blend of bluegrass, classical and rock music in a concert for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of 2012-2013 business audit; trip proposal for the GBHS Dance Line; 2014-2015 fundraiser requests; Technology Committee update; Riley Elementary School HVAC and GBMS gym construction updates; and approval of two grant applications from Eisenhower School and Jefferson School.
Sterling College is welcoming back new and old acquaintances on Saturday, Jan. 25, for Robert Burns Night. Recognizing the achievements of Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter, this event will be one of many similar events held around the world on Jan. 25 to celebrate Burns's birthday. Tickets for the event, which includes a traditional Scottish meal, are available to the public for $18.
The Great Bend High School Madrigals are selling chili supper tickets for homecoming night on Friday, Jan. 17. The supper will be at Park School. The $6 tickets are available from Madrigal members or by texting 620-792-5374.
The local National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Regional Hospital cafeteria. Larned State Hospital Program Consultant Sean Murray will speak on trauma-centered care. He works with both staff and patients at LSH. For more information on this meeting or NAMI, call 620-617-1690.
Great Bend Regional Hospital and Barton County welcomed the first baby of 2014 on Jan. 3. Raegan Denae Alefs was born at 3:44 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds 1 oz. Her parents, Ashley and Ryan Alefs, were surprised as she was about three weeks early. Ashley is a RN at GBRH and had actually worked the few days before the birth. If she continues in her mothers footsteps, she will be a fourth generation nurse in the family.