Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kiowa County / Greensburg April 24 - 30, 2011


Public Information Update

Sunday, April 24, – Saturday, April 30, 2011


The Kiowa County 4-H Shotgun project will begin holding classes on Tuesday, April 26th at 6 p.m. at the Kiowa County Gun Club. All youth age 9 to 19 (age as of January 1st) are eligible to participate regardless of 4-H enrollment. There is a $10 participation fee. Parents are asked to attend the first meeting to sign required participation forms and waivers.


In conjunction with the 4th Anniversary Weekend celebration to be held April 29 – May 1, the Greensburg City Tree Board will host an Arbor Day Celebration by planting a Robinson Flowering Crabapple tree at Greensburg GreenTown, located at 402 S. Sycamore on Saturday, April 30th at 10:45 a.m. Included with the tree planting, Mayor Bob Dixson will read the proclamation recognizing Greensburg as a participating Arbor Day city. Everyone is invited to attend the tree planting ceremony.


The Kiowa County Conservation District and Sunflower RC&D Area, Inc., working with partners supporting the Greensburg Area Community Trees Initiative including the Extension Service, Kansas Forest Service, and

Greensburg Tree Board would like to offer up to five free trees to anyone in Kiowa County that was affected by the tornado. The tree list will be available at the USDA Service Center. The trees will be approximately 5-15 gallons and between 5 - 10 ft tall. If you would like to receive free trees, please contact the office and let them know what kind of trees you would like from the list, your telephone number, address, physical address, and directions to your home. The trees will need to be planted on or before June 1, for survivability purposes.

Also available will be TREEGATOR watering bags, mulch and stakes. The TREEGATOR watering bags help with slow, deep watering once per week through establishment (1 to 2 years). It will continuously water a new tree for approximately 5 to 9 hours. The bags fit trees from one to four inches in caliper.

If you are interested in trees, watering bags, mulch and staking material, or if you need assistance in planting the trees, please call or stop by the Kiowa County Conservation District located at 122 East Illinois,

Greensburg, Kansas or call 620-7232146 ext. 3. Orders will be taken through May 6th, 2011, on a first come, first serve basis.


Kiowa County Schools alongside the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Department will be raising funds and awareness for the Athletes of Special Olympics Kansas on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Run with the Law is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas. This community event aims to increase both funds and awareness for the more than 5,400 athletes of Special Olympics Kansas.

Registration for the Run will start at 3 p.m. and the Run starts at 4 p.m. at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, 720 N. Bay St., Greensburg. The run will end with a BBQ at Davis Park. All registered runners will receive free BBQ.

For more information or to become involved, contact Kiowa County Undersheriff Richard McVey at 620-723-2182 or by e-mail at


You are invited to come and share some time with us as we ring Praises to the Lord!!! The Faith Ringers Bell Choir will be playing at the Mullinville Methodist Church during their worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8th.


The Care N Share is hiring a store manager. This is a part time position. Applications can be picked up from Carolyn Morton at the Greensburg State Bank or Steve Kirk at Centera Bank. Applications are due by April 28th.


Hanging baskets, tomato and pepper plants, bedding plants, and various flowers available at 522 N. Grove in Greensburg. Stop by M-F 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-6. Proceeds will help fund Shelby Butler and Remington Grasz on their educational trip to Washington D.C. and New York City with Smithsonian Tours.


The Care N Share is looking for volunteers to help with the store. A Volunteer Orientation meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th beginning at 7 p.m. and will be held at the store. If you would like to help at the Care N Share, please attend the meeting.


The Greensburg Kansas Post Office announces a special event to commemorate 4 years of "Rebuilding Green For Future Generations",

A special Pictorial Cancellation will be held at the
5-4-7 Arts Center, 204 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 10AM to 5PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2010. The "Go Green" stamps pane, featuring sixteen ways to conserve our planet's resources, will be available for sale. Related items including tote bags, note cards, stamp panes with the official Digital Color Postmark, stamped postcards and envelopes bearing the "Go Green" images will also be available for sale, along with the "Kansas Statehood" stamp. Your item, bearing un-cancelled First Class postage, will also be cancelled at no charge. Booths and displays by Greensburg Greentown and 5-4-7 Arts Center staff will provide information on the destruction and re-building of Greensburg. Don't miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME event!


The picnic will be held at the Community Building, on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Kook's Meats will be catering the sandwich buffet. The cost per person is $5.00. You will need to send checks to: Susan McGuire, 5617 Winton Road, Fairfield, OH 45014. The deadline is May 1st. The picnic will begin around noon. All are welcome to join in the fun.


The Alumni Banquet will be held at the gym (came place as last year) at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased now, and are $12.50 per person. You may make your check out to: GHS Alumni Association, c/o Sherrell Seacat Heft (Treasurer), 16482 US 183, Greensburg, KS 67054.

All Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED BY MAY 21st! NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. If you want your tickets ahead of time, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope, so they can be returned to you.

Honored classes will end in 1 and 6 - if you want to reserve a table for your classmates, you will need to contact Lana Swisher, to arrange a time on Friday afternoon (the 27th), to have access to the gym. You can contact Lana at


Great Bargains on Top Quality! The Care-n-Share Store is open Mondays & Fridays, 9 - 5, Saturdays 8 - Noon. The store is located at 205 S. Main in Greensburg. You have to see it to believe it! Proceeds enhance the work of the Kiowa County Ministerial Alliance.


Friday, April 29:

· 9:00 a.m. Prayer and dedication to mark the GRAND RE-OPENING of the Care-N-Share, the first store rebuilt on Main Street after the storm. New hours, new prices, new store – come and see us! Open 9-5 on Friday.

· 3:00 p.m. Invitational High School Track Meet at Kiowa County Schools (710 South Main St.)

Saturday, April 30:

The Greensburg downtown business community will offer special sales, refreshments, demonstrations and music. (First two blocks of Main Street) (See below for details, in red.)

· 9:00 a.m. Bike Ride (longer route) hosted by the Oz Bicycle Club of Wichita and GreenTown. This is one of two rides, with a short in-town ride at 1:30 p.m. (see below) The longer route will include a visit to the Greensburg Wind Farm (road conditions permitting). Meet at GreenTown’s Silo Eco-Home (402 South Sycamore St.).

· 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Big Well Gift Shop open (inside the Business Incubator, corner of Main St. and Highway 54)

· 9:30 a.m Brown Auction (900 East Kansas Ave.) will host an antiques auction, featuring pottery, furniture, primitives, glassware, china and much more.

· 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open House at Greensburg GreenTown’s Silo Eco-Home (402 South Sycamore Street): refreshments, tours of the Silo Eco-Home and the community, informational booths, bike clinic and more.

· 10:45 a.m. Arbor Day Celebration sponsored by the Greensburg Tree Board at GreenTown's Silo Eco-Home.

· 11:00 a.m. Groundbreaking for GreenTown's second eco-home, the Meadowlark House (across the street from the Silo Eco-Home)

· 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 5.4.7 Arts Center open for touring (204 West Wisconsin)

· 11:15 a.m. Guided walking tour of the downtown area (meet at GreenTown 402 S. Sycamore St.)

· Noon - 4 p.m. Wind-Wind Situation Kite Flying Festival, hosted by the Topeka Kite Fliers and GreenTown at the High School football field on South Main Street. Bring your own kite and join the fun! (Kites available locally for purchase at Studio 54 downtown.) FREE EVENT

· 1:00 p.m. Bike Clinic staffed by AmeriCorps team members. All ages are welcomed to learn basic safety and maintenance tips. At GreenTown’s Silo Eco-Home, 402 South Sycamore Street.

· 1:30 p.m. Short in-town bike ride hosted by Oz Bicycle Club of Wichita and Greensburg GreenTown. (Meet at the Silo Eco-Home, 402 South Sycamore Street.)

· 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception at the 5.4.7 Arts Center, featuring the work of high school artists. (204 West Wisconsin)

· 2:30 p.m. Driving tour of the community (meet at GreenTown’s Silo Eco-Home, 402 South Sycamore St.)



Ø We will be open regular hrs Mon-Fri 10-6 and Sat 10-4

Ø Will be able to register to win a gift certificate and will have snacks available.

Ø "More than great clothing! We offer a wide selection of western home décor.”


Ø 9:00 a.m. Prayer and dedication to mark the GRAND RE-OPENING of the Care-N-Share, the first store rebuilt on Main Street after the storm. New hours, new prices, new store – come and see us! Open 9-5 on Friday.


Ø Friday hours 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ø Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ø Medieval carnival theme, door prizes, drawings

Ø Live music 4-7 p.m. with several artists, including Jeremiah Williams (free event)


Ø Refreshments and storewide sale with 20% off


Ø natural make-up consultation 10 - 11 a.m.

Ø essential oils introduction 1 p.m.

Ø brilliant body presentation 1:30 p.m.


Ø Celebrating our first store birthday – April 29!

Ø April 28, 29 & 30: Come in for 20% off any one regular priced item!

Ø …and sign up for our drawing for a free $25.00 gift card!

Ø Plus other awesome sales throughout the store!


Ø drawing for giveaway

Ø in-store specials

Ø Come see us at the Kite Festival!


Ø Open 10-6 Friday and Saturday

Sunday, May 1

· 9:30 a.m Brown Auction (900 East Kansas Ave.) antiques auction

· 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Big Well Gift Shop open


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