Monday, October 12, 2009

Kiowa County/Greensburg October 11 - 17, 2009

Public Information Update
Sunday, October 11, 2009–Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dear friends and neighbors,
PLEASE CONSIDER this program as a helping hand to your ever stretching food dollars. Prairie Land is a non-profit organization to help you with this. In a Prairie Land Food bag you will receive six meats based on a family of four. This last month we received ham steak, hamburger, sausage, fish, turkey breast sliced and chicken nuggets.You will also receive 6 to 8 fresh fruits and vegetables, like salad mix, potatoes, apples, bananas, green peppers, etc. Many times we will have some type of snack food, like pudding etc.
This is all for $24.00 and 2 hours of volunteerism. I have checked these items at the grocery store and I know that you can't buy them for $24.00.
The 2 hours of volunteerism is any good deed you do. For example watching grandchildren, do a prayer chain, Sunday school class, help your parents or neighbor; any deed you choose. Everyone can participate. Please call if you have any questions.

Also each month there is also additional great food packages that you may order if you are getting the basic Prairie Land food package. We would be glad to put you on an email list and you may also participate in specials that come up each month.

We really need to keep this program going and to do so we need participation from all of you. If you don’t think you need this much food, join with a friend or neighbor and share the box of food each month. We are now taking orders through October 12 and the delivery date will be October 23.

To purchase a package, learn the various prices and/or for more information about Prairie Land Food, contact the Kiowa County Health Department at 620-723-2136.

Thank You
Mitzi Hesser

Always wanted to learn to paint? Here’s you chance!

Beginning Adult Watercolor Painting Classes at the
5.4.7 Arts Center

4 sessions, Tuesday evenings , Oct. 20th-Nov. 10th

$40 per person, beginning supplies included
No experience needed! Grab a friend and sign up!

To register, call the 5.4.7 Arts Center at 620.723.2600 or
email Stacy at

Greensburg Rotary is sponsoring Meteorologist Mike Smith, WeatherData® and his presentation of the Miracle at Greensburg.

Mike and his associates were on the outside looking in on May 4, 2007. Mike and associates would like to share with the community the events that took place from their perspective.

When: October 21 at 7pm
Where: School gymnasium

For more information, contact Greg Waters at 620-723-2761.

The following items are accepted at the new Kiowa County Recycling Center:
· White Paper only
· Mixed office pack
· Newspaper
· Magazines
· Plastic bottles Pete #1
· Colored plastic HDPE #2 only
· Milk jugs HDPE #2
· Mixed plastic #3-7
· Aluminum cans
· Steel cans
· Mixed paper/chipboard
· Phone books
· Green/blue glass
· Clear glass
· Brown glass
· Corrugated cardboard

The Recycling Center hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please stop by and drop off your recyclables.

Hunter Safety Training will be held on October 24 – 25. Classes will be from 1 – 7 p.m. each day. The course will be held at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg. Class will be limited to 30 participants.

Contact Donnie Bonham at 620-672-3936 to sign up.

· 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.
· Recycle Center hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You can take advantage of a unique opportunity to experience some amazing cutting-edge technology at the Kiowa County Courthouse this month. For one week only (October 8-14), community groups can arrange to have a demonstration of Telepresence technology. This is a communication tool which puts people in face-to-face contact, no matter where in the world they are, and they feel like they are in the same room. The camera automatically adjusts its views based on who is talking at the time. You can also call up documents onto the screen to use as visual aids to the conversation.
If you work in education (think distance learning), health care (telemedicine), city or county government, or other fields where communication is key, this could be of great interest to you. We invite you to give the Telepresence a test-drive.
The technology is in Greensburg thanks to the generosity of AT&T and CISCO. They are partners with Greensburg GreenTown on our home design competition and have installed the Telepresence into the County Commissioners room so that the judges of our contest can meet to discuss the submissions in real time.
Call Stephanie at GreenTown (cell: 402-660-4834) if you’d like to schedule a time for your group to experience this very cool technology. We expect that the room in the Courthouse can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.

· 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.

· 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.


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