The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, water line improvements and the city's snow policy.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Oil and Gas Depletion Fund transfers, the 2015 tax sale and Kansas immunization rates for the human papilloma virus.
Prairie Land Food, operating out of First United Methodist Church at 2123 Forest Ave., is offering the public a chance to save on the "Holiday Dinner" package just in time for Thanksgiving. Orders will be taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 10 for the special which includes a 12 to 14 lb. whole, uncooked turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onlions, carrots, celery, oranges, apples and a 10-inch 38 oz. pumpkin pie. The cost for everything is $35, and will be available for pick-up on Friday, Nov. 20. Large orders from groups or organizations will also be accepted through Nov. 10.
Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications are now being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion about the 2015 Training and Exercise Planning Workshop, discussion on by-laws change, and recruitment of LEPC members for 2016.
Staff members and volunteers at St. Rose Health Center are ready for their next walk-in blood screening, which is open to the public. The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at St. Rose.
The Great Bend Fire Department's annual run-walk for MDA will add chipped timers this year, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The Nov. 7 event, which offers 10K, 5K and one-mile distances, also has a fun new name: The Stache Dash, and participants are encouraged to wear or grow mustaches. Additional awards will be given for the best real and fake mustaches.
Members of the Housing Opportunities Inc. Board, Hoisington city officials, Chamber of Commerce representatives and several other honored guests met at Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Eastwood Apartments, a six duplex project that will relieve housing pressure by increasing the available safe and affordable housing in Hoisington by another 12 units upon completion. This is the 15th project by HOI in 15 years, according to HOI Executive Director Vicky Dayton, who addressed the group.
Hoisington elementary students were treated to a visit by Dan Meers, who performs as the Kansas City Cheifs' mascot, KC Wolf, on Thursday morning at Roosevelt Elementary School. The visit was courtesy of the Hoisington Elementary Parents Association.