As a thought experiment, consider the 2014 motor fuel market a pizza, divided conveniently into eight slices. If you stretch the metaphor, U.S. consumers have completed the cheapest slice of winter pie since 2010. But GasBuddy predicts that some much more expensive slice of gasoline pricing is imminent, with pump prices likely to jump some 15-40 cents per gallon between now and Easter Sunday.
If you had any doubts, be assured that reasonable people are heeding the warnings of local officials and weather experts and have wisely elected to avoid the snow and ice covered roads. Especially in the eastern half of the country where many states are pounded with anywhere from 10 inches in Alabama to as much as 24 inches of snow, (MD, PA) many schools and business took off Thursday and are closed again today, electing to stay safe at home.
Thursday morning, members of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce arrived at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium for a symbolic ribbon cutting event. While the space has been put to use hosting basketball games over the past nine weeks, work was still underway on the $2.7 million dollar facility. The board dipped into its capital outlay fund to completely pay up-front for the new gym, wrestling facility and safe room. The safe room can hold the entire school population, including staff when weather dictates it. Chamber members were impressed.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St. The menu includes roast beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available. Admission is by freewill offering. All proceeds go to support the Christian Education programs for the children of the church.
The course "Defensive Driving" will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Participants must register by noon Friday, Feb. 14, at the Great Bend Recreation Commission office, 2114 Stone St., or by calling 793-3755 ext. 2.
Thursday morning, members of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce arrived at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium for a symbolic ribbon cutting event. While the space has been put to use hosting basketball games over the past nine weeks, work was still underway on the $2.7 million dollar facility.