Monday, July 13, 2009

Kiowa County/Greensburg 7-12-09 to 7-18-09

Public Information Update
Sunday, July 12, 2009 – Saturday, July 18, 2009

Back-to-school physicals will be offered at the Greensburg Clinic on Tuesday, July 28th. Physicals will be scheduled from 8:30 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m., please call to schedule an appointment.

Please stop by the Clinic or the school office to pick up your physical form prior to your appointment. If you have glasses, please bring them with you to the physical.

For more information, please call the Greensburg Clinic at 620-723-2127.

Greensburg will be host to the Don Lipovac Orchestra from Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, July 25th. The dance will be held from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Heft and Sons Machinery Shed, across from the Rodeo Grounds.

Don Lipovac was named the World’s Best Accordion player a number of years ago. Music will be Polkas and more. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to Greensburg GreenTown.

Contact Bob Mosier at 620-770-1144 for more information.

Because of the move to the Courthouse, during July, the Kiowa Co. Health Dept. will not have Open clinic days on Tuesdays. Please call ahead to make appointments for any services you need during July.

· Youth Golf: 4 – 11 years. July 15th – 17th. $5 fee. Cannonball Golf Course.
· Youth Football Camp: 2nd – 6th grades. July 21st – 23rd. $10 fee. Greensburg Football Field.

Late fees will apply after July 3rd on all programs.
For more information, contact Desiree at 405-338-8344

The Kiowa County Clerk’s Office is now able to issue Hunting and Fishing licenses. Additionally, they can process boat registrations and renewals.

Stop in and get your licenses and registrations locally.

Hope Center for Family Living counseling services is now taking appointments. This resource is located at Lighthouse Worship Center. Phone 785-769-3327 for more information or to make an appointment.

8 a.m. Style Review Judging at Mullinville School
7 p.m. Public Style Review at Mullinville School

9 a.m. 4-H Horse Show
11a.m. – 2 p.m. JD’s BBQ
6 – 7:30 p.m. Meal
7:30 p.m. 4-H and Open Class Speed Events
9p.m. – 12 a.m. Community Dance

8a.m. – 12 p.m. Building Exhibit Entry (4-H and Open Class)
8a.m. – 12 p.m. Livestock Entry (4-H and Open Class)
8:30a.m. – 12p.m. Building Judging
11a.m. – 2 p.m. JD’s BBQ
2 p.m. Hand Pet Show
3 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Show
5:30 p.m. Turtle Race
6 – 7:30 p.m. Meal sponsored by Gamble Farms & Melton Ranch
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pedal Pull
Dusk Movie (Pink Panther 2)

9 a.m. Swine Show
11a.m. – 2p.m. JD’s BBQ
2 p.m. Super Cow/Calf Show (Open Class)
6 – 7:30 p.m. Meal sponsored by Hefts & Sons, LLC
7 p.m. Sheep & Goat Show
8:30 p.m. Rodeo Events sponsored by Triangle Rodeo Club

9 a.m. Beef Show
11a.m. – 2p.m. JD’s BBQ
1:30 p.m. Round Robin Contest
6 – 7:30 p.m. Chicken Dinner & Watermelon Feed
7:30 p.m. Costumed Pet Parade
7:45 p.m. Livestock Barn Ribbon Cutting with the New York Says Thank You Foundation
8 p.m. Premium Auction

The Red Cross will be hosting a Greensburg Community blood drive on Friday, July 24 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Individuals at least 17 years of age (16 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in general good health, may be eligible to donate blood. There is no upper age limit on donors.

Individuals unable to donate blood can still make a contribution by organizing Red Cross blood drives or assisting as a volunteer in local drives. For more information or to schedule an appointment, donors should call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit The Red Cross reminds those coming to donate to bring a photo ID.

· Ceramics workshops for all ages, July 18th & August 1.
For more information about these classes, call 723-2600 or email

The First United Methodist Church in Greensburg is planning “Crocodile Dock”, the 2009 Vacation Bible School program. All children ages 3 – 5th grade (having just completed) are invited to participate in the program. The VBS program will be held on July 13 – 17 from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. Please contact Mary Mayhew at 620-723-3338 to sign-up for the program.

The Kiowa County Conservation District and Sunflower RC&D Area, Inc., working with partners supporting the Greensburg Area Community Trees Initiative including the Extension Service & Kansas Forest Service have purchased TREEGATOR watering bags for people who are interested in the survivability of their trees. The gator bags were purchased in bulk to reduce the cost and help with slow, deep watering once per week. It will continuously water a new tree for approximately 5 to 9 hours. The bags fit trees from one to four inches in caliper. We have available two sizes/styles to choose from. There are no tools, no timers, no hassles, just place or zip the bags around the tree, fill, and walk away! They can be installed in minutes, eliminates water waste and promotes deep root growth. If you are interested in purchasing TREEGATOR bags please stop by the Kiowa County Conservation District located at 122 East Illinois, Greensburg, Kansas or call 620-7232146 ext. 3. For more information on the bags you can go to the following website:

· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751.
· 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. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Business Incubator Building, located at 100 S. Main.
· Greensburg Planning Commission meetings are held on Wednesdays on a fluctuating schedule at 6:30 p.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located at 219 S. Oak. Check with Christy at 620-723-4109 for the next date.
· Greensburg Trash Routes are running as North/South streets on Mondays and East/West streets on Fridays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.
· Big Well Gift Shop hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The phone number for the gift shop is 620-723-4102.

· City Hall hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
· City Hall phone number is 620-862-5317. Please call if you have questions.
· City Council meetings are held the first Monday of the month. At 7 p.m. in the community room.
· Trash service is provided by the county. The West side of town is picked up on Tuesdays. The East side of town is picked up on Fridays. Businesses are on Tuesday and Fridays. Please have your trash at the curb by 8 a.m.

· City Hall hours are Monday – Friday 7 to 8 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· City Hall phone number is 620-548-2539. Please call if you have questions.
· City Council meetings are held third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City hall.
· Trash service is provided by the county. West side of town on Tuesdays and East side of town on Fridays.

· The Kiowa County Courthouse will be closed from July 13 – 17 to move back into the Courthouse. Offices will reopen on July 20th at 8 a.m.
· All Office’s Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County Offices are located on the square.
· Court Services and County Attorney are located in the beige trailers located to the north of the courthouse.
· Long Term Recovery is located in the gray trailer west of the courthouse (205 S. Oak).
· 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.

· Lighthouse Worship Center is meeting in their new 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. Wednesday Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. Contact Pastor Christa Zapfe at 620-723-3028 for more information.
· First United Methodist Church is meeting in their New Life Center located at 600 W. Lincoln. Worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Contact Pastor Mayhew at 620-723-3338 with questions or concerns.
· St. Joseph Catholic Church is meeting in their new Church building located at 820 S. Walnut. Services are held on the first and third weekends of the month at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. On the 2nd, 4th, and 5th weekends, Mass is at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Contact Ellen Peters, Parish Life Coordinator at 620-255-3636 with questions and concerns.
· First Baptist Church is meeting in their new facility located at 200 W. Kansas,Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Marvin George at 723-2747.
· 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 their new building, 1200 S. Main St. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Call T.J. Lawson for more information
· Faith Tabernacle is meeting at the new church 611 W. Illinois St. each Sunday at 10 a.m. Call Rev. Willard Olinger at 723-2745 for more details.
· Greensburg Mennonite Church meets in their new facility located at 310 West Pennsylvania. Sunday School begins at 9:30, ages nursery to senior adults. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Call Pastor Jeff Blackburn at 620-723-2620 for more information.
· 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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