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For March 16, 2011
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Date changed for diabetes support group meeting


The educational program "More Plants on the Plate" that was originally set for March 17 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the St. Dominic room at Central Kansas Medical Center. Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent, will be the speaker.

Krug will share information about the health benefits from eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Even though the program is part of a series for the diabetes support group, Krug said anyone who is interested may attend.

Healthy refreshments will be served at this free program.


Costa Rica program offered today, Friday


"Exploring Costa Rice and Its Wildlife" will be presented at noon today at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

This free Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop ‘N Learn program will be presented by Eric Giesing, educator with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Fort Hays State University. Giesing will take participants on a photo journey of Costa Rica.


Educational program addresses common plant problems


A horticulture expert from Kansas State University will present the educational program "Common Plant Problems in Kansas," at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Barton County Extension Office Meeting Room, 1800 12th St.

The extension office has invited Ward Upham, director of the horticulture hotline at KSU, for this free program, which is open to the public. For more information call Donna Krug at the Extension Office, 793-1910.


BCC offers Cold War to World Guerilla War history class


Barton Community College will offer "Cold War to World Guerilla War 1945-2010," a course in which Barton history instructor Linda McCaffery will analyze the historic events between 1945 and current issues facing the American people and the world.

The class will meet from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 31 through April 28, in the upper level of the Student Union, U-219.

Pre-registration is required. The fee for Silver Cougar Club members is $30. For all other participants, the fee is $84.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Barton Community College Foundation Office, 620-792-9308.