DODGE CITY - Throughout January and February, Catholic Social Service is hosting a four-part workshop series for couples in southwest Kansas who would like to know more about what it takes to adopt an infant. The first three workshops take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City on Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 8. These programs will address fears, definitions, what to expect and legal issues. The final workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16, will feature a panel of individuals and couples who ...
Kansans who enjoy visiting the state parks can count on at least two annual rituals – renewing their vehicle registrations and buying their annual park permits. Currently, these tasks must be completed on separate occasions, at different buildings or online locations, and using separate transactions. That's about to change, thanks to a partnership between the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR).
Christmas season symbolism was epitomized Sunday afternoon at the Shafer Art Gallery's annual Holiday Open House, which featured more than a dozen Christmas trees, two electric train sets complete with miniature villages, live holiday music from Native American musician John Two-Hawks and the big man in red himself – Santa Claus.
The Great Bend High School Debate Team had two teams travel and compete at the Larned Debate Tournament on Dec. 1 and both teams placed in the Open Division. Jordan Otten and Paige VanSteenburgh placed fourth and Morgan Francis and Chase Pumford placed fifth. The team is currently getting ready for the 4 Speaker Regional Tournament at Salina Central on Dec. 15th.
There are a lot of things to love about Christmas ... but one of the best is the gift of giving,
International touring songstress Tia McGraff will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crest Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at noon Thursday poolside at the Highland Hotel. The program will be provided by the Great Bend High School Madrigal Pop Singers.
The Great Bend Middle School and High School Orchestras, and Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Jazz Bands will present their Winter Concerts on Monday, Dec. 10 in the high school gym.
Tickets are now on sale for the next "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater, set for Jan. 19, 2013, at Grace Community Church. The event is a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.
Lori Caspers is a woman to be admired for her patience, fortitude and family values. She definitely is a rare combination of hard work, artistic endeavor and thriftiness.
One section of Brit Spaugh Zoo that is seldom seen by the public is currently housing several birds of prey. The zoo is headquarters for the Great Bend Raptor Center, where injured birds are rehabilitated. This week the center is treating a Golden Eagle and a Bald Eagle, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Zookeeper Stacie Hayes said one of the eagles was shot in central Kansas, and one came from western Kansas. Shooting these birds is a crime and is being investigated by Fish and Wildlife officials.
The Barton Community College debate team members landed several top spots against stout competition on Dec. 1, when they traveled to Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., to compete in the 26th Annual Webster Classic. Featuring competitors from 11 universities, the tournament proved to be a difficult hurdle in the Cougars' season.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the Seminar Room on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include personnel, revisions to the nursing programs and a Mental Health Technician program. There will be a monitoring report on essential skills, as well as a presentation on the latest Community Report and a faculty council report.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Chris Burger and John Sullivan. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A hunter safety class will be offered at the Odin store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 7;
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include Military Support statement and 2013-2014 KASB Leadership Academy Training recognition. Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson.
Cherry Village Nursing Home is seeking donations for their Activities Department Garage Sale fundraiser. Donations will be accepted up to Oct. 8 at 1401 Cherry Lane for the Oct. 10 and 11, sale.
Russell Original Art Review is gearing up for its 46th Show. Entry forms have begun to flood the Kansas Art World. Since 1969, the ROAR Show has given Kansas artists the opportunity to show and sell their work of art by professional and amateur Kansas artists in categories of Oil, Watercolor, Other Two-Dimension, Sculpture, Ceramics, Pastels, Photography, and Computer Generated or Manipulated Original
A free educational program which will target Medicare beneficiaries is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Rick Schaffer, Assistant Director for the Southwest Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center, will share a Part D review for Baby Boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries as open enrollment is set to begin. The program will be presented at noon at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The same information will be shared at a 4 p.m. meeting at the Hoisington Public Library. Three newly trained counselors will be introduced at these meetings. Pat Brown from Hoisington, and John and Donna Krug ...
Free skin cancer screenings and other tests will be available to visitors at the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) booth during the annual Women's Expo. The event is scheduled for 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Great Bend Convention Center.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.