The Barton Community College Learning Resource Center, in conjunction with the Great Bend Public Library, will host a day full of holiday activities for children from 1-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the BCC LRC. The Christmas Tree-Trimming Festival will kick off "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week," which starts Sunday, Nov. 13.
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The Soroptimists of Great Bend, a women's club designed to promote the education and advancement of other women, is hosting an all-you-can-eat chili and chicken noodle soup supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend. Tickets are $5 per person and kids under 5 years of age eat for free. Dinner includes all-you-can eat chili and/or chicken noodle soup, veggies, iced tea or water, and a homemade dessert. Tickets are available in advance from Coldwell Banker Real Estate (10th & McKinley) or at the door.
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The human brain has been a magnet for attention in the past and this year promises to be no exception. The brain will be displayed and discussed as part of the sixth annual "Sixth Grade Health Smarts" at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Josh Trimmer likes the idea of combining two interests in his life. As a client at Rosewood Services Inc., he loves riding horses at Rosewood Ranch; he also enjoys the ceramics program that Rosewood began nine months ago. It's fitting that he and other clients at Rosewood are able to combine aspects of both programs to create something truly innovative: Custom horsehair pottery.
KansasWorks is holding its annual Veterans Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Kansas Workforce Center, 1025 Main Street in Great Bend.
Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.
The Rehab Services Department at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center capped off a month's worth of activities late in October with a "Fit Kids" program for Holy Family students. The occasion was in observance of National Physical Therapy Month.
It's time for residents of central Kansas to adjust to colder weather, and that includes the birds and animals that reside at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.
In tune with the theme 'Let It Snow' Sunflower Diversified Services is pleased to announce the 2011 parade Grand Marshal, Mayor Mike Allison.
LIBERAL – On Oct. 29, the Great Bend High School debate team traveled to Liberal for the Halloween Debate Tournament.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their fall concert on Nov. 3. The 7th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. in the middle school gym and the 8th grade band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are free and will feature a wide variety of concert and popular band selections. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. If you are not a chili chef join us in public tasting and vote for the People's Choice at the Charity Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank as part of a Sunflower Diversified Services outreach to the community.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Nov. 20, at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at Great Bend Middle School from Principal David Reiser and other staff members.
Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C.
The Rice County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in the Community Room of the Lyons State Bank at 7 p.m. on Monday. A brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a presentation from Dr. Donald Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University.
Sandy Vink, right, presents a Quilt of Valor to Army National Guard member and Iraqi War veteran Don Moore.
TOPEKA (KHI) - The second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace in Kansas has opened. Last year, slightly more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance coverage through healthcare.gov, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has produced an issue brief describing changes in the marketplace, and several online maps showing the plans and premiums offered in the seven premium rating areas across the state.
Animal Medical Center recently hosted over 130 members of the Barton County Young Professionals group for a networking mixer, and welcomed over 60 new members. Those in attendance enjoyed free food, social and professional networking opportunities, and drawings for over $1,000 in door prizes.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.
The Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Activity Center. Items include appliances, computers, household items, clothing and everything in between.
It's required reading for most high school students. It's regarded by many as the great American novel. There have been numerous film versions of the story but only one musical version. "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" based on Mark Twain's classic will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre. Director Betsy Dutton calls the show a "rewarding challenge."