Monday, June 16, 2008

Kiowa County/Greensburg 6-16-08 to 6-22-08

Public Information Update
Monday, June 16, 2008 – Sunday, June 22, 2008

Friday, July 4th
Mullinville, Ks
Lots of events
Come join the fun!

All mail for Greensburg City Delivery addresses is currently delivered through external boxes located at the Post Office, 139 N. Main St. When moving to an address served by the Greensburg Post Office, please notify the Post Office of your current address and obtain a key to your assigned box.
CUSTOMERS MOVING TO NEW ADDRESSES: Please notify the Greensburg Post Office when moving. New addresses must be entered into the Address Management database in order to be recognized by the United States Postal Service. It is imperative that new addresses be recorded, as any mail for addresses not entered into the database can only be held for a maximum of ten days, after which time all mail will be returned to the sender with the endorsement: "Address Not Known". (DMM 1.2, 1.4)
CUSTOMERS RETURNING TO EXISTING ADDRESSES: Please notify the Greensburg Post Office when you have returned to your former address.
CUSTOMERS MOVING TO THE PRAIRIE POINTE AND OAKVIEW TOWN HOMES: Please notify the Post Office of your move. Because these addresses are assigned to specific mailbox units, it will be necessary for those already receiving mail through the local Post Office to turn in the keys to any current mailboxes, and obtain the appropriate mailbox keys.
PRIOR POST OFFICE BOX CUSTOMERS: The Postal Service's AMS Database will begin to reject ALL Post Office Box addresses in the near future. All customers who have received mail via a Post Office Box are required to submit a change of address to a physical address as soon as possible. Customers who meet delivery guidelines for rural delivery will be required to install a mailbox for reciept of mail at their physical address. Rural Route customers who do not meet delivery guidelines will be provided a free external mailbox at the Post Office. NO Post Office Box numbers may be retained after July 01, 2008.
There are no plans at this time to re-introduce at-home delivery. No information is available as to future plans for a local Post Office facility.
The United States Postal Service will continue to have a presence in the Greensburg community. For further assistance, please call Postmaster Randy Kelley at: (620)723-2341

The Carriage House is looking to hire CNAs and CMAs for all shitfts. Please stop by to pick up an application or call Steve
Dawson at 620-546-4576 for more information.

204 W. Wisconsin, Greensburg
Friday, June 20th
Show begins at 9:30 pm
Come early to tour the building, enjoy music, & see the exhibit in the gallery. Movie admission is by donation, concessions will be available for purchase. Please bring your blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, & be ready for a good time!

The KARE project closed the Greensburg office and ended outreach activities on June 2nd. Administrative activities will continue in Topeka until June 21st, and Kathy Harmon, Project Director, may be reached at 785-313-6103.

Persons interested in receiving additional support related to their recovery from the May 2007 tornados should contact Iroquois Center at (620) 723-2272 or 1-888-877-0375.

Organizations or groups interested in receiving resources or presentations related to the Phases of Disaster Recovery should contact the following persons who received resources and training through the KARE project:
· Dianna Navarrette, Iroquois Center, (620) 723-2272
· Joyce Frey, MS, Pratt Community College, (620) 672-5641 or 1 -800-794-3091
· Clinton Van Matre, South Central Kansas Tornado Recovery Organization, (620) 723-3155
· Jerry Boese, South Central Kansas Tornado Recovery Organization, (620) 723-3155

After the building construction is done and the boxes have been unpacked, stop by the Kiowa County Clerk’s Office to re-register to vote at your new address. Don’t wait until November to register or it will be too late!

· All contractors must register at City Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Contract work is prohibited without registration and/or license. Contractors are responsible for hauling jobsite debris and must plug any sewer lines.
· Building permit applications are available at the Building and Codes office on the square. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call 620-723-4109 for information about required documentation and information.

· 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 at 219 S. Oak.
· 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.

The Greensburg Farmers Market is back bigger than ever! Brought to you by the Kiowa County Extension Office, City of Greensburg, and Greensburg GreenTown, the market intends to attract vendors from the local area offering fresh produce, baked goods, and other specialty items.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE VENDORS. If you have something to sell, please contact Kiowa County Extension Agent Pam Muntz at 723-2156.

Vendors are responsible for bringing their own display tables and collecting their own sales tax. Each seller agrees to pay 10% of their day’s sales as their fee for doing business at the Market.

For a list of items that can and cannot be sold at the Farmer’s Market, please contact Pam Muntz at the Kiowa County Extension Office.

If you are a consumer who is looking to support local food production, here is a great opportunity! Show your neighbors that you are interested in eating locally, saving on gasoline, and keeping the local economy healthy. Demonstrate to your family how much you care about them by serving them the highest quality foods that the area has to offer.

Tell your friends and neighbors about the Market! Come on down to Davis Park on Saturday from 9 – 11 a.m.!

The KansasWorks office is located at 218 N. Main St. Stop by to pick up an employment application or by calling Amber or Christina at 620-723-2030. Hours are Monday –Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health benefits are provided.

· 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 call Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.

· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751. The 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 at 219 S. Oak.
· Greensburg Planning Commission meetings are held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located at 219 S. Oak.
· Greensburg Trash Routes are running. North/South streets are picked up on Mondays and East/West streets are picked up on Fridays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.
· Big Well Gift Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The phone number for the gift shop is 620-723-4102.

· USDA Rural Development – Greensburg office is located in the USDA Service Center, located at 122 E. Illinois. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, night appointments upon request. For more information, 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. The KARE project closed the Greensburg regional office and ended outreach activities on June 2nd. Administrative activities will continue in Topeka until June 21st, and Kathy Harmon, Project Director, may be reached at 785-313-6103.
· 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. Our main office is 201 N. Main, Haviland Kansas. The phone number is 620-862-5882. Our field office is 615 Illinois in Greensburg, and the phone number there is 620-723-3155. Please call or come in if you need help or have questions.
· 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.
· 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.


At June 22, 2008 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Diana said...

I am so pleased that you are willing to share your triumph in the face of adversity, with the country, the fact that you even have a city council still intact is a miracle. May God continue to bless your recovery
Diana Hecker
Omaha NE


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