Friday, May 28, 2010

Kiowa County / Greensburg May 30 - June 5, 2010

KIOWA COUNTY
Public Information Update
Sunday, May 30, – Saturday, June 5, 2010

GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED MAY 31
The Kiowa County Courthouse and the City Offices of Greensburg, Haviland, and Mullinville will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.

CALLING ALL KIDS – SUMMER ART CLASSES
The 5.4.7 Arts Center will be hosting a series of Arts Classes for kids every Wednesday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. beginning June 2nd through August 4th at the Arts Center, 204 W. Wisconsin.

June 2 – Andy Warhol Themed Workshop FREE!
June 9 – Silk-screenedT-Shirts FREE! Please bring a shirt.
June 16 – Press Molded Clay Pots $5 per student
June 23 – Torn Paper Landscapes FREE!
June 30 – Walk a Mile FREE!
July 7th – Coil Built Pots $5 per student
July 14 – Alexander Calder Themed Workshop FREE!
July 21 – Textured Name Plates $5 per student
July 28 – Andy Goldsworthy Themed Workshop FREE!
August 4 – Painting Landscapes FREE!

For more information or to register for a class, e-mail Stacy Barnes at sbarnes@547artscenter.org or call 620-723-2600.

CALLING ALL ADULTS – SUMMER ART CLASSES
The 5.4.7 Arts Center will be hosting a series of Arts Classes for adults every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. beginning June 2nd through August 4th at the Arts Center, 204 W. Wisconsin.

The class series will be the same as the youth classes, except for June 9th, June 30th, and July 21st where classes will be changed to more adult oriented classes.

For more information or to register for a class, e-mail Stacy Barnes at sbarnes@547artscenter.org or call 620-723-2600.

GREEN CLEANING
Greensburg GreenTown is pleased to be hosting a Green Cleaning workshop, book signing and free book give-away on Wednesday, June 2. Michael DeJong and Richard Haymes, OneCleanWorld Foundation, will be the presnters for this program.

The workshop will hold two sessions for greater availability. The first session will be at the Silo Eco-Home, 402 S. Sycamore, at 12:00 p.m. The second session will be at the Green Bean Coffee Company, Hwy 54 & Main at 6:00 p.m.

Each session will last 45 minutes and include the how’s and why’s of green cleaning. A copy of the book “Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing” will be provided to each attendee. A book signing and question and answer period will follow the presentation.

CLOVERBUDS DAY CAMPS
Cloverbuds is a new youth program through Kansas 4-H. The Kiowa County Extension Office will be hosting a series of Day Camps for children ages 5 – 7 years of age to introduce them to the program.

The Day Camps will be held at the 5.4.7 Arts Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 28th – July 1st. There will be a $10 registration fee for each day to pay for supplies and projects.

June 28 – Science and Your 5 Senses
June 29 – Good Choices for Health and Fitness
June 30 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
July 1 – Animal Adventures

To register a child, please contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156 by June 4th.

FARMER’S MARKET TO BEGIN
The Farmer’s Market will open on Saturday, June 5th at a new location! To make the Market more accessible to the public, it will be located at the old City Hall slab, 239 S. Main Street, Greensburg. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday.

The Farmer’s Market season will run from June 5th through September 25th. Plant Problems Clinics will be held the last Saturday of the month. Customer’s can bring their plant problems to the Market and get help from Master Gardeners.

Vendors booth space will cost $5. To register for a booth, contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156.

The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Kiowa County Extension, City of Greensburg, and Kiowa County Master Gardners.

OAK HAVEN PLAZA OPEN HOUSE
An Open House for the Oak Haven Plaza Apartment complex at 205 East Nebraska in Greensburg will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Come visit USDA representatives, dignitaries and the Iroquois Center staff as you tour the new consumer apartments in Greensburg.

BEER TASTING AT 5.4.7 ARTS CENTER
The 5.4.7 Arts Center will be hosting its 1st Annual Beer Tasting on Saturday, June 19th at 8 p.m. Live music will be provided by Mike Benish and an Artwork Raffle will also be part of the festivities.

Tickets will be $20 for Arts Center Members and $25 for non-members. Tickets include beer, food, and a 5.4.7 pint glass.

GARDEN TOUR SCHEDULED
The Kiowa County Master Gardener Program has scheduled a Garden Tour for Saturday, June 26th from 4 – 7 p.m. Come spend the evening gather ideas for your landscapes and gardens!

If you would like to be a stop on the garden tour, please contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156.

E-WASTE DAY SCHEDULED
Sunflower Regional E-waste collection project in Cooperation with Rice County Recycling and E-Waste will be hosting a Kiowa County Collection Day on June 5, 2010 at the Kiowa County Recycling Center from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Items to be collected: audio equipment, batteries, cameras, cell phones, computers, copiers, CRT monitors, CRT televisions, electronic media, fax machines, gaming systems, hard drives, ink & toner cartridge, laptop, LCD equipment, media players, medical equipment, networking equipment, plasma televisions, printers, projectors, security and surveillance equipment, server cabinets, servers, storage devices, telephone systems, telecommunication equipment, wireless communications, microwave ovens and miscellaneous accessories. Specific items within these categories may not be accepted so please check with project contacts.

For more information, contact Donna Greenleaf (620-723-2146) or Gunnar Stauth (620-723-2531).

HAVILAND CITY GOVERNMENT
· 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.

GREENSBURG CITY GOVERNMENT
· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751.
· City website is www.greensburgks.org 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.

MULLINVILLE CITY GOVERNMENT
· 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.

KIOWA COUNTY GOVERNMENT
· All Office’s Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County website: kiowacountyks.org 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.

CHURCH SERVICES
· Bethel Mennonite Church is meeting at their facility located 3 miles south and 1 mile west of the highway 183/54 interchange. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Evening worship begins at 7 p.m. contact Mark Dirks at 620-723-2941 for more information.
· 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 new facility at 321 S. Walnut. Worship begins 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.