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For Jan. 5, 2011
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Tuition, Camp Aldrich on BCC study session agenda


The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will take another look at tuition and fees during its January study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other topics to be discussed include the board travel policy, Camp Aldrich, and policies on service regions and strategic planning.


Free after-school movie Friday


The Great Bend Public Library will show a free after-school movie at 3:30 p.m. Friday. In this animated sequel, a bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again. But when he’s duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away — where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met — he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love. The movie is rated PG.

Free popcorn will be served.


Golden Belt Community Concert Association to hold annual meeting


The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in the Rosewood Furniture Gallery annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend (use east door to annex). All members of the association are welcome to attend the meeting.

The board of directors will meet immediately following the annual meeting.


GBPL film nights scheduled


The public is invited to attend the January "Free Film Nights," this week at the Great Bend Pubic Library, 1409 Williams St.

Films are shown in the lower level meeting room of the library. The library’s north doors open at 6:45 p.m. and movies start at 7. Admission is free, and includes ice water and popcorn.

Free Family Film Night will be held Friday. The film is about a young owl who is abducted by an evil owl army. He must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace. Rated PG; running time is 1 hour, 45 min.

Saturday night’s Adults Only Film Night movie features Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Nelson Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match. This film is rated PG13; 2 hours, 15 min.

Licensing requirements do not allow the publishing of movie titles. Call 792-2409 for titles.


$1,500 top prize possible

in Sunflower poker tourney


The top prize at the next Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament will be $1,500 if more than 250 players are dealt in. However, if 100 to 250 players sign up the prize is $1,000, and if fewer than 100 play, the winner will receive $750.

The Sunflower Texas Hold ‘Em tourney is set for Sunday, Jan. 16 in the Heritage Room at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th, Great Bend. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 1 p.m.

Chair rental is $25 and concessions will be provided. Five-dollar bounties are optional.

"We would certainly like to give away the big prize, but we need enough poker players to be able to do so," said Connie Oetken, Sunflower director of development. "Everyone who plays can take personal satisfaction in knowing they are helping their neighbors with special needs."

Sunflower serves babies, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. The non-profit agency will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.