Monday, January 18, 2010

Kiowa County / Greensburg Jan. 17-23, 2010

Public Information Update
Sunday, January 17, – Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kiowa County Conservation District and the Kiowa County Bankers' Association will have the 64th Annual Meeting and Bankers' Awards Dinner on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Kiowa County producers will be recognized by the Kansas Bankers' Association of Kiowa County for the outstanding efforts to implement and use sound conservation practices. Steve Kirk, Centera Bank, will serve as key banker and present conservation awards to Mr. & Mrs. Chris Ballard & family for Soil Conservation and to Mr. & Mrs. Max D. Liggett, for the Windbreak award.

The District will present the Grassland Award to Kuhn Ranch.

Winners of the conservation poster contest will be recognized and the winning posters will be displayed.

Please make plans to join us for this annual event. The meal is free, compliments of the banks of Kiowa County.

Reservations need to be made by Monday, January 25, 2010. Please make your reservations by calling the conservation district office at 620-723-2146, ext 3.

The Sausage Supper is just around the corner! Mark your calendar’s for Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

The First United Methodist Church of Greensburg would like to invite everyone over for supper from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the church, 600 W. Lincoln.

Free will donation with proceeds going to:
· Youthville Chapel Project
· Sonshine and Rainbows Discovery Center
· Methodist Ladies Projects.

You bring your appetite we’ll do all the work!

If you are:
· at least 16 yrs old
· can read music
· willing to practice 1 hour a week for at least 12-14 weeks
· would like to play Hand bells

Please get your name on the list by notifying Mitzi at 723-3290 or

K-state Research and Extension will be offering Master Gardener training for the Southwest Extension Area beginning February 3rd through March 24, 2010. Training will be held in Garden City at the Finney County Extension Office each Wednesday.

Master Gardeners work with the local Extension Office staff to develop educational programs that meet the horticultural needs of their local citizens. Projects may include but are not limited to school programs, demonstration gardens, presentations and answering questions on a horticulture hot line or plant clinic.

If you are interested in participating in the 2010 Master Gardener training, please contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156 or stop by to pick up a class schedule and application.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day, the Kiowa County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 18th. The office will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 19th.

To access information about the Kiowa County Government, please visit their new website at

County Commission minutes will soon be available via the website for the convenience of the residents to read.

The 5.4.7 Arts Center is seeking volunteers from the community to help open the building and give tours. This will start in January, and the schedule is very flexible! We’d love your help! Please call Stacy at 620.723.2600 or email if you are interested. Thank you!

The nation has been facing tough economic times and Southwest Kansas farmers and ranchers are no exception. To help area producers make sound management decisions which can help their operations be more productive and profitable, local K-State Research and Extension Offices are offering producers an Ag Profitability Conference in Dodge City on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

Topics for the conference include: Crop Rental and Leasing Arrangements, an Introduction to Farm Transitions Planning, Risk Analysis of Converting CRP in Western Kansas, Economic Feasibility of Biomass Crops in Western Kansas and Updates on the ACRE and SURE programs.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Ford County Fair Building, 901 West Park Street, Dodge City, Kansas. Lunch will be provided courtesy of local sponsors. Registration information can also be found online at RSVP’s are requested by Tuesday, January 19, 2010 to the Ford County Extension Office.

To better serve clients of the Kiowa County Health Department, we are going to implement a change with our clinic appointments.
We will no longer have an Open Clinic Day!!!
We ask that you call and make an appointment for all services. We hope this will give our clients more flexibility and that we can assure you no waiting time. As we transition during the month of December, we ask that you start calling now for appointments for any service you might need. Starting in January, we will only see a client with an appointment. We will work a drop-in as our schedule allows.
Mitzi Hesser
Kiowa County Health Department

The Peoples Bank has moved into their new facility! The new facility is located at 102 S. Oak St.

Hours for the bank will be:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 – 11 a.m. (drive thru only)
An ATM will be available 24 hours a day!

· 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.

· 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 at City Hall.
· 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.

· 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.
· Greensburg 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 website: Check out the website for the latest information including County Commission meeting minutes.
· 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 1st and 3rd Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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