Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kiowa County / Greensburg 4-10-08 to 4-13-08

KIOWA COUNTY/GREENSBURG
Public Information Update
Thursday, April 10, 2008 – Sunday, April 13, 2008

TRACTOR SAFETY TRAINING
Youth ages 13 to 15 can sign up now for one of two tractor safety training that will be held in April. The Dodge City training is a one-day training that will be held on April 19th. The Pratt training is a 2-day all inclusive training that will be held on April 26-27th. Contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156 to sign up for either training.

POT LUCK DINNER
The monthly Pot Luck Dinner will be held Friday, April 11 at Coffee House, in the shed behind the Iroquois Center at 610 East Grant in Greensburg. Bring a covered dish and enjoy visiting with your friends and neighbors. ICHD will furnish tea, coffee and utensils.

TREES COMING SATURDAY
Udall has teamed up with Westar Energy, the Kansas Forest Service and K-State Research and Extension for the 2nd phase of trees for Greensburg homeowners rebuilding in town. The trees will be distributed at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12th at Big Well Park. There are still a few trees that have not been spoken for so please call Carmen Stauth at 620-723-2156 to register your name and select a tree.

SELF-HELP HOUSING GROUND BREAKING
The Greensburg Community Self-Help Housing will be holding a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Saturday, April 12th at 11 a.m. The location for the ground breaking will be 402 S. Walnut. Please help the 18 organizations involved in the program celebrate the first round of Self-Help Homes to be constructed.

ALUMNI BANQUET
The Greensburg Alumni Banquet will be held on May 24th at 6 p.m. at the Greensburg School Gymnasium. Tickets for the banquet are $12.50 and can be purchased at the Greensburg State Bank. Deadline for registration is May 16th.

CARRIAGE HOUSE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Carriage House is now accepting applications for all positions. Contact Steve at 620-546-4576 or Judy at 620-770-2774 to inquire about the positions or to pick up an application.

WICHITA EAGLE
The Wichita Eagle is now being delivered daily in Greensburg. For a subscription, please call the paper to provide your new address. The carrier requests that house numbers be visible on you home so deliveries will be successful. Please call Kelly Heartly at 216-268-6436 or Melva Bernard at 620-548-2604.

MASTERGUARD FIRE ALARMS
L&D Distributing, Wichita, KS is trying to locate their Greensburg customers. They would like to offer them huge discounts on replacing fire alarm systems. Please contact Lee Craven at 1-800-798-3904 or 1-800-798-3905.

PHASES OF DISASTER RECOVERY
Attention Greensburg and surrounding community Volunteers and Residents! The KARE 1 Project will be at Volunteer Village (611 W Illinois) April 8th, 15th, 23rd, and May 6th at 7:30 pm for an educational group presentation. We will be giving a 1 hour presentation/Q&A forum dealing with the Phases of Disaster Recovery, normal reactions to a disaster event, and self care tips for adults, children and teens. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call the KARE office at 620-723-1088 or 785-313-6123. Everyone is welcome; please join us to learn or just to talk. We hope to see all of you!

Tragedy to Triumph - Greensburg Rising
A Celebration of Community, Progress, Friendship, and Life
May 2, 3, and 4th 2008
--Friday May 2nd
Rededication of Sunset Acres Park
Ribbon Cutting 11:00a.m.
Dedication Stone
Picnic 11:30 - 12:30
Greensburg Cubed Project arrives for viewing
Greensburg Greentown Visitor/Green Information Center 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
--Saturday May 3rd
Golf Tournament 8:00 a.m.
Care and Share Grand Reopening 9:00 a.m.
Going To Town (a recreation of Main Street) 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
View Greensburg Timeline
Photo Board (pending) bring in photos to share
KCMH Open House (pending)
National Weather Service display and discussion of May 4, 2007 1-4 p.m.
Storm Chasers
Golf Tournament 1:00 p.m.
Water Tower Ribbon Cutting 2:00 p.m.
Military Fly Over (pending)
Greentown Dinner 6:30 p.m.
--Sunday May 4th
Community Worship Service Davis Park 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sante Fe Trail Car Club Show Main Street 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Meal 12 - 1 p.m.
Presentation and Dedication of Victims Memorial 1:30
High School Graduation 3:00 p.m.
Grand Opening of 5-4-7 Art Center 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ground Breaking of First Baptist Church 6:00 p.m.
Candle Light Vigil

The Can-Do Action team is currently accepting more activities for the Celebration Weekend. If you would like to add an activity, please contact Erica Goodman at 620-388-4638.

LIONS CLUB PA SYSTEM
The Lions Club has purchased a portable PA system to be used for Ground Breaking ceremonies and other public events. To reserve the system, please contact Steve Kirk at Centera Bank, 620-723-3356, or Steve Dawson at 620-546-4576.

COMMUNITY GARDENS
A community gardens area has been established for residents of Greensburg who do not have space for a garden. There are 36 garden plots (15’x15’) available on a first come basis. The plots are $10.00 each. The ground will be worked and ready for planting. Water will be provided at no cost. Call the Extension Office for your garden plot at 620-723-2156.

KIOWA COUNTY GOVERNMENT
· County Offices are located on the square. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Court Services and County Attorney are located in the beige trailers located to the north of the courthouse. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays and the last working day of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer located directly west of the courthouse square
· South Landfill hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The landfill is now charging $3.50 per cubic yard for debris.

GREENSBURG CITY GOVERNMENT
· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751. Please call if you have questions. City website is www.greensburgks.org check out the website for city services, photos, news and the latest information.
· City Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Council work sessions will be held on the Wednesday prior to Council meetings. The meetings and work sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located directly west of the courthouse square.
· Greensburg Planning Commission meetings are held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located directly west of the courthouse square.
· Greensburg Trash Routes are running. North/South streets are picked up on Mondays and East/West streets are picked up on Fridays.
· Moving out of Keller Estates? Notify city hall so utilities can be shut off. Without notification, the City will continue to bill for water.
· Big Well Gift Shop hours are Tuesday-Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4. The phone number for the gift shop is 620-723-4102.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
· USDA Rural Development – Greensburg office is located in the FEMA trailer E, located just southwest of the courthouse square. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, night appointments upon request. Please call 785-628-3081 ext. 4 or 1-800-338-5546 for more information.
· Salvation Army is located in the Barclay College Library. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Contact Deb Folkerts at 620-388-4684.
· Contact U.S. Representative Jerry Moran for assistance with the federal government at 620-665-6138.
· Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is offering several housing reconstruction assistance programs. Call 785-296-5865 or log on to www.kshousingcorp.org.
· Kansas Assisting Recovery Efforts (KARE) is a grant funded outreach project serving the counties of Kiowa, Edwards, Comanche, Pratt and Stafford. Call the Greensburg Office at 620-723-1088, Project cell phone at 785-313-6123 or toll free at 866.327.6578 or e-mail kare1@att.net with questions.
· South Central Kansas Tornado Recovery Organization is providing repair and rebuilding assistance, volunteer labor, donated goods and spiritual and psychological referrals for individuals and families. For more information, call 620-862-5882 or stop by at 201 N. Main St., Haviland.
· United Methodist Recovery Center is located at 322 N. Main in Haviland. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come sign-up for volunteer assistance with clean-up and repair or reconstruction. For more information, call 620-862-5422.
· Hudson Oil Company, H.B. Hudson, founder will provide every family rebuilding or remodeling within the city limits of Greensburg $700. See Tom Corns at the Greensburg State Bank to pick up the application.
· Wichita Area Builders Association is working through the Salvation Army to locate Greensburg Families rebuilding within the city limits who have a contract with a building contractor to build their home, which will come to no more than $120,000 and who would not qualify for a loan without the $5000 available through WABA. If you or someone you know falls within these guidelines please contact Deb Folkerts at 620-388-4684.
· Habitat for Humanity has a Greensburg office located in FEMA trailer B, located SW of the courthouse square. Appointments are available on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Marci Hawks at 316-269-0755 or 316-619-2227.

CHURCH SERVICES
· Lighthouse Worship Center is meeting in their temporary facility located at 804 W. Wisconsin. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Children’s Church starts at 10:45 a.m.
· First United Methodist Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at 600 W. Lincoln. Worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Contact Pastor Mayhew at 620-723-3338 with questions or concerns
· Catholic Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at 215 W. Morton at 10:45 a.m.
· First Baptist Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at Kyle’s farm ½ mile east, ½ mile north and ¼ mile east of Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m.
· Peace Lutheran Church is meeting in their temporary trailer at 321 S. Walnut at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Merlyn Lohkre, 620-298-2762.
· First Christian Church is meeting at the SCKTRO Village at 10:30 a.m.
· Faith Tabernacle is meeting at the Greensburg Family Practice temporary facility each Sunday at 10 a.m.
· Greensburg Mennonite Church is meeting at the Mullinville High School Auditorium at 10 a.m.
· Bible Baptist Church is meeting at 605 S. Elm Dr. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Church begins at 11 a.m. For more information, Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.

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