Friday, May 13, 2011

Kiowa County / Greensburg May 15-21, 2011


Public Information Update

Sunday, May 15, – Saturday, May 21, 2011


Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

Life Line Screening will be at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 offering five safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.

To be more proactive about your health and live longer for yourself, your family, and your community, call to register at 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening. com/community-partners. You can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease, prices range from $129 to $159. There is no time like the present to take action!

Identifying Your Risk = Disease Prevention

First Baptist Church will host a preventive health screening event on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 for residents in and around your community.

Life Line Screening will perform screenings for:

1) carotid artery blockage (stroke)

2) atrial fibrillation

3) abdominal aortic aneurysm

4) peripheral arterial disease

5) osteoporosis (bone losss)

These screenings are recommended for anyone 50 and older, or 40 and over with cardiovascular risk factors. They are non-invasive, painless, and take 60-90 minutes to complete. The results, which are mailed directly to you, will help you and your doctor protect your health. Stroke, Vascular and Heart Rhythm Package range from $129.00 to $159.00. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visitwww.lifelinescreening. com/community-partners to schedule your appointment.


The New York Says Thank You Foundation will be bringing the National 9/11 Flag back to Greensburg May 27 – 28th. This Flag began its rebirth in Greensburg in 2008 when New York Says Thank You helped rebuild the Livestock Barn on the County Fairgrounds.

The National 9/11 flag is traveling to all 50 states to be reconstructed prior to being put on display at the Smithonian later this year. When the 9/11 Museum is complete this flag will permanently be housed along with its amazing story in the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero.

Stitching on the flag on Friday, May 27th is by pre-registering at Greensburg GreenTown for an allotted period of time. The public is invited to take part on Saturday, May 28th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to come to the Kiowa County School gymnasium and place a stitch in the flag. An Official Stitching Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kiowa County School Gymnasium with invited guests and dignitaries.


Each year on the 9/11 anniversary, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sends hundreds of volunteers from New York along with disaster survivors from around the country to help rebuild a community affected by a disaster.

New York Says Thank You Foundation Chairman and Founder Jeff Parness says the anniversary builds are not about 9/11 but about the day after. It is about the people who came to help New York and for us to pay back by helping someone else. As the 2008 recipients of NYSTY’s “Paying it Forward” philosophy, Greensburg/Kiowa County residents are being asked to help raise funds for the upcoming anniversary build. The 2011 anniversary build will be held in Ellijay, Georgia where volunteers will help rebuild the Ark Animal Rescue Center. The rescue center provides a safe haven for animals large and small. You can read their story at .

This year people will have the opportunity to purchase chances for a Quilt give-away. The Quilt was made by Kathy Senst and is on display at Fleener Furniture and Flooring. Chances for the give-away are 1 chance for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. The Quilt will be given away during the Saturday, May 28th performance of the Triangle Rodeo Club Annual Rodeo. You do not need to be present to win the drawing!


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


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


· 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 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.

· Bible Baptist Church is meeting at 605 S. Elm Dr, Greensburg. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Church begins at 11 a.m. For more information, Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.

· Faith Tabernacle is located at 611 W. Illinois St., Greensburg. Service begins at 10 a.m. Call Rev. Willard Olinger at 723-2745 for more details.

· First Baptist Church is located at 200 W. Kansas, Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Marvin George at 723-2747.

· First United Methodist Church is located at 600 W. Lincoln, Greensburg. 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.

· Greensburg Christian Church is located at 1210 S. Main St. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Call T.J. Lawson for more information at 620-770-6026.

· Greensburg Mennonite Church is 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.

· Lighthouse Worship Center is located at 804 W. Wisconsin, Greensburg. 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.

· Mullinville United Methodist Church is located at 220 N. Locust. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. A Fellowship Meal is held every 2nd Sunday. Youth Group is Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Call Pastor Scott rose for more information.

· Peace Lutheran Church is located at 321 S. Walnut, Greensburg. Worship begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Merlyn Lohkre, 620-298-2762.

· St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 820 S. Walnut, Greensburg. 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.

· Wellsford Community Church is located in Wellsford. Service begins at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Patterson presiding.


· 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.

· The Kiowa County Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the 5.4.7 Arts Center (204 W. Wisconsin) in Greensburg.

· The Kiowa County Kansas Media Center Foundation board meetings are held at the County Fairgrounds Community Building on north Bay Street, Greensburg. For meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. Please contact Jan West at 723-3181 for more information.


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