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BCSO reserves offer Kids Camp


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office Reserves will conduct their eighth annual Kids Camp, for boys and girls 8 through 14 years old, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the BCSO shooting range.

Cost is $10, which includes a T-shirt and lunch, Sheriff Greg Armstrong said. Registration ends Wednesday and the camp is limited to 50 children.

This day camp is educational as well as fun, Armstrong said. There will be demonstrations by the Kansas Wildlife and Parks K-9 Unit and by the BCSO Crisis Response Team. There will also be a gun safety class and participants will be allowed to shoot guns in a supervised activity. A scavenger hunt is also planned.

Campers should bring bug spray and sunscreen.

For more information or to enroll, call the Sheriff’s Office, 793-1876, or contact Dena Karst, 786-0954.


Barton Dance Team to hold car wash Saturday


Barton Community College Dance Team will have a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Orscheln parking lot, 5320 10th St. Cost is $5 per car wash and donations also will be appreciated. Funds raised will go toward the team’s activities.

Grief support groups offered


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Aug. 30 through Nov. 1. It will meet each Monday, except Labor Day, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room off the cafeteria in the basement level of Central Kansas Medical Center, 3515 Broadway.

Hospice Chaplain John Grummon and GBHH & Hospice Social Worker Cathy Soeken will facilitate the support group. "Guided by qualified facilitators, group members will provide support and healing for one another," said Grummon. "This group setting becomes a safe place to share while doing the important work of mourning and learning new ways to approach problems."

All discussions are confidential, Soeken added. "Participants can feel free to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences," she commented. "Sharing memories and photos, poetry or other significant mementos is welcome and encouraged. This is a good way to allow other group members the opportunity to know more about the loved ones being mourned."

Anyone interested in attending the grief support group may contact Grummon for further details by calling 620-792-8171.