Jan Peters, chief executive officer and president of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Classic Inn.
HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a community breakfast from 5:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and children under 4 eat for free.
A new support group for people with the BRCA gene will have its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Fellowship Room at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Future meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will have an extended study session from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. The meeting will begin with an analysis of facility maintenance, followed by a tour of campus facilities. Other topics on the agenda include finances, enrollment trends, tuition and security.
Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the establishment of two new endowment funds to benefit the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Emergency Aid Association. This partnership with the community foundation allows individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining these important organizations another vehicle for their charitable giving.
HOISINGTON – The Emmanuel Lutheran Church Women are offering a program on stopping human trafficking, cyber safety and the impact at the local and state levels. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine in Hoisington.
HAYS – The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University conducted a poll from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 to measure respondents' preferences in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
EDITOR'S NOTE: With the 2016 general election looming Tuesday, candidates at all levels have had to file their final pre-election campaign finance reports by Monday, Oct. 31. Candidates for federal offices (Senate, Congress and the presidency) file with the Federal Election Commission. Candidates in Kansas for state, city and county offices file with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. This is the first of a three-part series detailing these reports.
The theme of Friday night's Great Bend High School Panther football game is red out. Fans are invited to make Memorial Stadium a sea of red and add to the excitement of the second playoff game against Andover. Kick-off time is 7 p.m.