Monday, August 17, 2009

Kiowa County/Greensburg Update August 16 - 22

Public Information Update
Sunday, August 16, 2009 – Saturday, August 22, 2009

Over the past few years many of us have received a hand up following the May 4, 2007 tornado. One of the greatest impacts for many people was the build of the Kiowa County Livestock Pavilion last September, when over 300 volunteers (including New York firefighters) from across the nation came to Greensburg to help build a barn in 4 days. Although the weather did not permit us to get much accomplished on the barn, friendships were formed, lives were touched, and for some like Charlie Vitchers healing took place.

In affiliation with the New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY), the Kansas 4-H program was able to get almost half of the cost of the facility donated. Our community was truly blessed by the goodness of many.

This September 3-6th is an opportunity for us to “Pay It Forward” during the NYSTY annual build. The project this year is to build a chapel out of trees destroyed during a tornado that hit the Little Sioux Boy Scout Camp in Iowa. During the closing ceremony, a tree will be planted in honor of Beverly Volz due to a generous donation by Norman Volz.

To help organize how many people will be traveling from Greensburg to Iowa, the Extension Office will be serving as a contact point for people to call. We will take names, help coordinate rides, and help find housing for anyone from Kiowa County who would be interested in being part of the 2009 NYSTY build. Please call 620-723-2156 by August 21st to sign up so arrangements can be made.

The Kiowa County Health Department foot care clinics are open to the public at any of our clinics each month. The cost is $8.
· 1st Wed – Prairie Pointe Community Rm.
· 2nd Wed- Haviland United Methodist Church
· 3rd Wed- Carriage House
· Last Wed- Mullinville- Liz Thompson’s house
Hours are from 9- 10:30 a.m.
Because of staff schedules, these dates may vary, so you may want to call our office to verify a date. We also do foot care by appointments at our office, 620-723-2136.

We are still looking for all types of things the volunteers can help people with. We are in need of both skilled jobs as well as unskilled. If you have a project please contact Rebecca Kilduff at 620-770-9169, or Steve Dawson at 620-546-4576, or Mary at the Methodist Church. Thank You!


· 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.

· 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 at 620-770-6026.
· 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.

· All Office’s Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County Offices are located on the square, 211 E. Florida Ave, Greensburg..
· 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 Commissioner’s Meeting Room located on the lower level of the courthouse.
· South Landfill hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The landfill is now charging $5.00 per cubic yard for C/D and $20.00 per cubic yard for concrete.

· 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. 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.


At August 20, 2009 at 11:11 PM , Blogger Jack said...

Really great to know about this..Thanks for the information..nice post..

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