Friday, March 4, 2011

Kiowa County / Greensburg March 6 - 12, 2011

Public Information Update
Sunday, March 6, – Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Kiowa County Maverick National Honor Society will be holding a Lasagna Lunch Fundraiser on Sunday, March 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Kiowa County Schools Cafeteria. Free Will Donation!

The students are trying to raise money to support their upcoming service and educational trip to Oklahoma City.

St. Joseph Catholic Church hosts annual Enchilada Sales.
$13 doz. Call Tracy @ 723-2840 or Lynette @ 723-3101 by Feb 24. The Mexican Supper will be March 6, 5-7pm. Carryouts available.

Girl Scout Cookies will be available for sale on Monday, March 7, at Haviland State Bank, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. The last chance to buy cookies will be Saturday, March 12, at Kook’s Meat, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. – or until all cookies are gone! Thank you for your support of local Scouting programs.

The Greensburg Tree Board and the Kansas Forest Service is offering a free tree pruning workshop for Kiowa County residents who wish to learn how to care for their trees. Proper care and pruning insures healthy, long lasting trees.

The hands-on workshop will feature John Klempa of the Kansas Forest Service and will be held on Saturday, March 12th at the Community Building located on the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Greensburg. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call 620-546-3963.

A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 6p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City Hall. The Big Well budget will be reviewed and possible action will be taken.

The City of Greensburg would like to establish an e-mail notification system to inform residents of service interruptions. For example, trash service cancelled due to inclement weather.

If you would like to be on the e-mail list, please contact Selena Charlton at

The Kiowa County Council on Aging meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm in the Komatera Apartment conference room (810 S. Spruce) in Greensburg.

Walk Kansas 2011 is scheduled to begin on March 13th! The eight week fitness challenge sponsored by Kiowa County K-State Research and Extension Office will mark its 10th year, but participants do not need prior experience to participate.

The fitness program encourages fiends, families, neighbors and co-workers to form teams of six and walk the distance across Kansas. If you are an individual or do not have enough for a full team, contact Pam at the Extension office as there may be other individuals to be grouped together.

The goal is to encourage heart-healthy, aerobic activity and a healthy lifestyle. The personal challenge is to add 30 minutes of physical activity five or more days a week for a total of 150 minutes per week.

Cost to enroll in the program is $8.00, and includes registration, weekly newsletters with food, nutrition, health tips and recipes. There will be a celebration of success on May 17th with prizes for the participants. Optional t-shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased for an additional cost.

To register, contact the Extension Office at 620-723-2156 or stop by at 211 E. Florida, lower level of the Courthouse, Greensburg between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The ICC will be hosting a FREE developmental screening for children ages birth to Five years.

Areas screened will be motor, concept, communication, social and self help development, vision, hearing, health and nutrition. The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs.

The screening will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Greensburg Mennonite Church, 310 W. Pennsylvania Ave, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Kiowa County Health Department at 620-723-2136. Appointments must be scheduled by March 9th to be screened.

The ICC is comprised of the following agencies: South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative, Arrowhead West, INC., Parents as Teachers, Kiowa County Health Department, Kiowa County Extension Office, Iroquois Center, USD 422, USD 424, and USD 474.

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.

· 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 for the entire city on Wednesdays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.
· Greensburg Recycle Routes are running for East/West streets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and for North/South streets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
· 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.

· 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.

· 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.


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