Friday, January 14, 2011

Kiowa County / Greensburg January 16 - 22, 2011

Public Information Update
Sunday, January 16, – Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Kiowa County Extension Office and Kiowa County Health Department will be offering a 6-week KOHP workshop series beginning January 27, 2011 in the Courthouse meeting room.

KOHP workshops are for individuals with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease or any other ongoing health condition.

Participants will learn how to eat well, relax, communicate with the family and doctor about their health and manage their pain. With the information, participants say they get relief from their pain and fatigue, enjoy more energy to do the things that matter, feel calmer and more confident about their life.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but space is limited to 10. To register for the workshop, contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156 or Health Department at 620-723-2136. When you register, you will be asked about possible times for the workshop. Because class size is limited you need to call as soon as possible.

The City of Greensburg is facilitating a city wide spring clean-up called “Green. Spring. Clean” March 14 – 19, 2011.

The City is asking local citizens and/or volunteers to come together to make a difference in the appearance of our community. Your cooperation can happen the following ways:
· Volunteer Labor: raking, hauling, cutting, mowing, planting
· Equipment Use: trucks, chain saws, skid steer loaders, tractors, mowers, rakes, shovels, etc.

The City will provide a release form that will have to be filled out and signed by the property owner or the owner’s representative. No work will be done to any property without this release form. Also, a sign-up sheet will be provided for the types of work to be done on the properties.

Clean-up will be limited to the following items: debris removal, small foundations, slabs, tree removal/trimming, stump removal, minor dirt work to level lots, small structure demolition, hauling and removing of junk, removal of building materials not being used on projects.

The projects and the work to be done at each property will be coordinated and discussed with the property owner/representative before work will commence. It is desirable that the owner/representative be present at the property to oversee the work to be done.

For questions or comments about this week-long clean-up, please contact Paul DeWeese, City of Greensburg, by calling 620-7232751 or stop by City Hall.

Out of 80 nominations, Greensburg has been selected as one of 20 communities to compete for America’s Coolest Small Town with Budget Travel magazine.

Vote before the poll closes on February 11, 2011, and then spread the word. And if you can spare the time, upload photos and videos of the restaurants, galleries, shops, and natural settings that make your town the coolest in the country. Remember that we're looking for towns with a little bit of an edge, more avant-garde than quaint. To take a look at cool small towns from previous years, read our lists from 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
How to Vote:
1. Log onto Click on a star to read a review of the town
3. Once the review is open, you can vote for that town by clicking the "ADD TO BALLOT" button.4. The selected town will now show up on the ballot.5. Click "CAST YOUR BALLOT" on the ballot box to submit your vote and see which towns are winning.NOTE: You may vote for a total of four towns, one in each section of the country: Northeast, South, Midwest, West.The top winners will be featured in the September 2011 issue of Budget Travel magazine.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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, 1210 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.
· Wellsford Community Church is meeting at the church in Wellsford. Service begins at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Patterson presiding.

· 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.

· 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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