Thursday, April 24, 2008

Kiowa County / Greensburg 4-24-08 to 4-27-08

Public Information Update
Thursday, April 24, 2008 – Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Business Incubator groundbreaking will be held at 7 am on Friday, May 2nd. The groundbreaking will be broadcast live on the CBS Early Show and the whole town is invited! There will be food and live entertainment. It should be a great party, even though it’s early!

The Kiowa County Health Department will be closed Tuesday, April 29th and Wednesday, April 30th. Due to the closure, Clinic Day will be held on Monday, April 28th.

The Kiowa County Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring community prayer has been scheduled each Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Kiowa County Food Bank. Everyone is invited to attend and pray with us. For more information, contact any KCMA member.

Theresa Cavanaugh, owner of Divine Outreach Services and Landscaping in Derby will be in Davis Park on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. to hand out free vegetables, flowers, bulbs, vines and a few trees. The plants will be available for anyone who had storm damage on May 4th. The company has also purchased 3 plots in the community garden to be given to individuals needing a garden spot.

The Kiowa County Extension Office and the Kiowa County Health Department are sponsoring a “Health Contract” Program to promote healthy lifestyles. The program will kick off on May 5th and end August 15th.

The program will be designed by the individual teams, which must be comprised of at least 2 people. Each team will determine what kind of physical activity will be used and what their goals are for the contract. There needs to be some way to track your progress and you will need to report your progress to the Extension Office every 2 weeks.

If you would like to participate in the “Health Contract” program, please stop by the Extension Office and pick up a team packet.

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.

· JOBS IN GREENSBURG: Greensburg residents are being considered for employment. Those interested can visit the KansasWorks office at 218 N. Main or by calling Amber or Christina at 620-723-2030 or 620-388-4993. Hours are Monday –Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health benefits are provided.

The KARE 1 Project will be at Volunteer Village (611 W Illinois) on 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 call the KARE office at 620-723-1088 or 785-313-6123.

A Celebration of Community, Progress, Friendship, and Life
May 2, 3, and 4th 2008
-- Friday May 2nd
Business Incubator Groundbreaking 7 a.m.
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.
Carriage House Community Barbecue 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 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.
Triangle Rodeo Club Dance and Beer Garden
-- 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.

· 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
· 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 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.

· 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.

· 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 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.

· 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.

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.


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