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“Mini Golf United” will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.
The Red Cross is having a blood drive from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.12 at the Barton Community College Kirkman gym. If you are able to help, phone Joyce at 786-7557. You may donate blood every 56 days.
Great Bend Cub Scout Pack 157 is looking for adults to lead three separate Cub Scout dens. Den leaders are responsible for organizing and leading den meetings. Starting at 7 p.m., leaders are needed for one-hour meetings for first, second, fourth and fifth graders. Books and helpful planning information will be provided. For additional information, please call Travis and Sheryl Peak at 792-6427.
Thank you to the parishioners of First Christian for delivering Meals on Wheels during the Saturdays and Sundays in September.
As I prepare the RSVP grant for all the projects and community needs that will be addressed in 2011, I am awed by the amazing accomplishments that are possible because of the wonderful volunteers we have in this area. The Great Bend Tribune is filled with articles from numerous agencies, clubs, organizations and businesses reporting successes as a result of people coming forward and making a difference. RSVP is a successful program because of you, thank you for your continuous support.
For any of the listed activities or to find out about other volunteer opportunities, call the RSVP office at 792-1614 or check out our Web site at The RSVP office is located at 1025 Main, Room D114. People age 55-plus are urged to contact RSVP to find out how they can make a difference in the lives of others in the community. RSVP volunteers are covered by insurance at no cost to them while they are volunteering and, when funds allow, can be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses while volunteering.
 The Barton County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is funded by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the United Way of Barton County. Midwest Energy, Barton County and the Great Bend Commission on Aging also provide special funding to reimburse volunteers for some medical transportation. Barton County RSVP is sponsored by Barton Community College. Joyce Niederee may be reached by email at and John Thul at