Friday, June 11, 2010

Kiowa County / Greensburg June 13 - 19, 2010

KIOWA COUNTY
Public Information Update
Sunday, June 13, – Saturday, June 19, 2010

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.

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 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.

KIOWA COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING
The Kiowa County Council on Aging will be sponsoring the following upcoming events:
· On Wednesday, June 16 we are going on a field trip to the Pratt County Historical Museum. Buses will be departing from the Methodist Church in Greensburg at 1 pm (after lunch). Free transportation is available for the first 24 people that sign up.

Please call John at 723-2288 if you'd like to sign up for any of these events.

GREENSBURG “PAYING IT FORWARD”
T-shirts from the Greensburg “Paying it Forward” benefit are still available! A shirt costs $10.00. If you want a shirt shipped to you or someone else, the cost is $12.00. All proceeds go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation build in Mena, Arkansas taking place in September 2010. Contact Laura Stoltenberg (620-338-4775) to get your t-shirt.

FARMER’S MARKET
The Farmer’s Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the old City Hall location, 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 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.

Vendor’s 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 Gardeners.

BIG WELL GIFT SHOP HAS MOVED!
The Big Well Gift Shop has moved to the Business Incubator on Main Street. Construction on the new museum will begin this summer. Come see us in our new space!

NEW KIOWA COUNTY FAIR EVENTS
· Friday, July 23 – ATV Rodeo at 7:00 p.m. Anyone in Kiowa County who owns an ATV can participate. Run barrel race, pole bending, flag race and an obstacle course on your ATV at the Triangle Rodeo Grounds. $20 entry fee.
· Saturday, July 24 – Tractor Pull at 2:00 p.m. The Dirt Busters Pulling Association will be providing a Tractor Pull at the Triangle Rodeo Grounds. Everyone is invited to come watch the FREE event.
· Sunday, July 25 – Parent/Youth Trap Shoot at 3:00 p.m. Any Kiowa County youth (age 18 and under) who has taken a Hunter Safety Course can participate with their parent in the Trap Shoot. If you are a youth without a partner, contact the Extension Office as adults are willing to shoot with you. Event to be held at the Kiowa County Gun Club.

GARDEN TOUR SCHEDULED
The Kiowa County Master Gardener Program has scheduled a Garden Tour for Sunday, June 27th from 4 – 7 p.m. Come spend the evening gathering ideas for your landscapes and gardens!

Locations of the garden stops are:
717 Sunset Lane, Greensburg
202 South Bay, Greensburg
221 South Grove, Greensburg
322 South Maple, Greensburg
603 South Maple, Greensburg
229 South Poplar, Greensburg
612 North Wichita, Haviland
110 North Topeka, Haviland

A Free Will donation will be collected during the Garden Tour and will be used for permanent signage for the Farmer’s Market Building that is scheduled to be constructed at the corner of Main Street and Wisconsin (directly west of City Hall on the old Fire Station slab). For more information about the Garden Tour, contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156.

LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN HABITAT
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kansas announced that applications for participation in a national initiative designed to improve the Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat will be accepted through June 25, 2010. Kansas has received a $750,000 allocation for this initiative.

Through this initiative, landowners would be provided the opportunity to retain the cover established through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and NRCS would assist them in transitioning this cover to managed grazing lands. Some of the targeted counties are: Barber, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Kiowa, Meade, Pawnee, Pratt, and Stafford.

In Kansas, socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranchers will receive a higher payment rate conservation practices related to this initiative.

For additional information go to the Kansas NRCS Web page www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/lepc or contact your local NRCS Field Office at. NRCS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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.

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.

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.

DO SOMETHING AWARD
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