The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted a Barbara Bushnell Memorial Fund presentation from Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin. This payment is the final of five annual grants from the fund and will provide money for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park and Brit Spaugh Park.
Passersby may have noticed some new bright and colorful playground equipment springing up north of the Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center. It is all part of the Tot Spot, a joint project between Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club.
The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 in regards to insurance from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend.
Golden Belt Humane Society volunteers will hold their August Adopt-a-Pet event at the Party in the Park, this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will be set up near the dog park, on the northwest side of Veterans Memorial Park, with pets for adoption.
TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. By participating in this program, sponsors receive federal funds for serving nutritious meals to enrolled participants.
The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a drone, and a GPS onboard tractor system. Exhibit designer Don Traub needs these items by Aug. 11, so he can design and build cases or stands for them.
The third annual Great Bend Party in the Park is Saturday, Aug. 8 at Veterans' Memorial Park, and promises to be another fun-filled day, with events for young and old. Coolers will be allowed in the park all day, with only 3.2 beer and malt beverages only and a no glass restriction. Families and friends are encouraged to make a day of it, bring blankets and lawn chairs, plan a picnic or visit vendors that will have a variety of foods for purchase, including pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes and more.
Humphrey the hamster is coming to Great Bend to promote connectivity and literacy to children and their families. Humphrey is a amazing little guy who is very smart, and spends his day at a school helping children understand the world around them, and on weekends he gets to go home with a student and see how these humans live when they are not in school. Humphrey is the main character in the book "The World According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney. The book will be read in the Literacy program called One District, One Book this fall for grades ...
World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, is a time to recognize that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development, said Janel Rose with the Barton County Health Department. That is why local health departments have banded together as partners of Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to further highlight its theme for 2015, "Breastfeeding and Work - Let's Make it Work."
ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.