Friday, April 6, 2012

Kiowa County / Greensburg April 8 - 14, 2012


Public Information Update

Sunday, April 8 – Saturday, April 14, 2012

Grand Opening! Save the Date:

The Grand Opening of the Kiowa County Senior Center is Saturday, April 14th! Festivities start at 2pm with remarks shortly after to be followed by live piano music by Randy Rinker. Refreshments will be served until 5pm. Please come join us in this day of celebration and get a closer look at the facility and what it has to offer. Complimentary transportation is available for Kiowa County seniors by calling 723-2288.

Calendar Release:

Greensburg: Preserving the Future calendar release will be Friday, May 4th from 12p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Commons foyer. Be one of the first to own this limited edition calendar featuring Greensburg children born after May 4, 2007.

All proceeds to benefit the Twilight Theatre rebuilding project.

Tragedy to Triumph...5 years later

May 4th

· Post Office Special Stamp Cancellation 1p.m - 4p.m.

· 2nd Annual Brown Auction May 4th and 5th
Community Meal

· Memorial Service 9p.m.

May 5th

· First Baptist Church 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration 8a.m. Start 8:30

· Norman Rockwell American Family Exhibit 10a.m.-4p.m. 5.4.7 Arts Center

· Salvation Army Canteen & HAM Radio Operators on Main Street

· Larry Schwarm - Post Tornado Photo Art Walk around Greensburg

· Meteorologist Mike Smith Presentation10:30 a.m.

· Bob Fraga Book Launch The Greening of OZ

· Kite Festival

· Open House at the Meadow Lark

· Senior Center Open House

· Kiowa County Museum free admission all weekend - Troy Dilport photos

· Preserving the Future Keepsake Calendar available in Commons Foyer

· Greensburg Film viewing at the Media Center
Rooted: The
Greensburg Odyssey Concert Performance 7:30-9:00

· Live Music - Aaron Traffas Band * Jason Boyd Band * Chris Aarons Band

May 6th

· Community Worship Service 10 a.m.

· Community Meal

· Norman Rockwell Exhibit 1p.m. – 4p.m.

· Golf Tournament

and much more...

Visit for current schedule of events.

Kiowa County Health Fair

April 21, 2012

7:00-11:00 a.m.

Youth for Christ building

211 E Garfield, Greensburg

Be sure to mark your calendar for April 21 as the date for our annual Health Fair. This event is sponsored by the Kiowa County Health Department.

Comprehensive lab work will be available at the reduced price of $20.00. This includes test for liver, kidney and thyroid function, cholesterol levels, electrolytes, complete blood count and fasting blood sugar. Men may have a PSA drawn for the cost with the comprehensive blood work for an additional $10.00. The American Cancer Society recommends this test each year for men over 50 in conjunction with a prostate exam by their physician. As in all cancers, early detection can result in more effective treatment the disease.

For the most accurate lab results, you will need to fast (withhold food and caloric drinks) for 12 hours before you have your blood drawn. It is important to increase your water consumption 24 hours before your blood draw. This keeps you from becoming dehydrated and makes the blood draw easier! You may take your morning medication with water or black coffee without breaking the fast.

As always we hope to have a variety of exhibitor’s setup for you to visit and learn more about services available to you.

Water testing for private wells will be available free during our Health Fair. If you would like to do this ahead of time and bring the samples with you, please pick up containers at the Health Department. There will also be testing supplies available the day of the Health Fair and will need to be returned to our office no later then April 23 at 10 am

The Youth for Christ will have a Donation Pancake Feed going on at during our Health Fair. Come and break your fast with the delicious menu!

For additional information or questions concerning the Health Fair contact the Kiowa County Health Department at 620-723-2136.


Households interested in being part of the county-wide garage sale on June 9th should contact Haley Kern at (785) 259-1681 or The deadline to sign up is May 11th.


A Tractor Safety Training program will be held for youth 14 and 15 years of age on Saturday, April 28th at the Pratt Community College. All youth working in the Ag Sector outside the family farm are required to complete such a course. Registration forms can be picked up in the Kiowa County Extension Office. Registration deadline is April 11th. Space is limited to register early.

5K Fun Run/Walk

As part of the Tragedy to Triumph…5 years Later Celebration, the First Baptist Church will be hosting a 5K Fun Run/ Walk. Registration and waiver forms can be downloaded from the website Hard copies of the forms are available for pick up at the Kiowa County Commons Building, 320 S. Main in the Kiowa County Library.

The Fun Run will be broken into 2 categories – male and female with 4 age groups per category – Grade school, Junior/Senior High School, Adult 19 – 34 years old, Adult 35 years and older. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 runners in each division.

Pre-registration for the Fun Run/Walk will cost $10 per individual or $25 per family. On site registration will be $15 per individual and $30 per family. Children are welcome to ride their bikes beside their families.

For more information, call 620-723-2747.


The Twilight Theatre is still collecting aluminum cans to raise funds. The bin is hidden by construction, but the bin is located east of the alley behind the theater building by the construction trailer and POD. Your contribution of pop cans is greatly appreciated!


Sonshine and Rainbows Discovery Center is collecting recipes from family and friends and will compile them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. They will be collecting recipes until April 15th. Forms for contributing recipes may be picked up at the center or the First United Methodist Church office (both are located at 600 W Lincoln, Greensburg) or email These one-of-a-kind cookbooks may be ordered by calling 723-3324 or 723-3338.


To introduce our Facebook page to more people, we are going to offer an incentive during the month of March. On April 10, we are going to draw 2 names from our "Like this" list our "Kiowa County Health" and will offer them FREE lab work for our annual upcoming Health Fair, April 21st. So encourage friends that live in the area to go to our Facebook page and click on "Like this".


The Greensburg Post Office will be holding a special Pictorial Cancellation in conjunction with Greensburg's five year anniversary of re-building following the tornado of May 4th, 2007. The cancellation will be held at the Post Office, 139 N. Main Street, from 1PM to 4PM on Friday, May 4, 2012. The cancellation will consist of a symbol resembling a tornado funnel, with the wording: "EF-5 Tornado 5-4-7, "struck down but not destroyed", Greensburg KS 67054, Anniversary Station, May 04, 2012". The Post Office will have on hand an assortment of First Class stamps, special one-time-only stamped post cards with images of Greensburg, as well as Go-Green retail products. An image of the postmark may be viewed in the Post Office lobby during regular business hours.
Requests for the cancellation may be made by mail only, accompanied by your envelope or postcard bearing First Class postage, for up to 30 days following the date of the event.


The Kiowa County Chamber of Commerce will host a forum with Kansas State Senator Ruth Teichman and State Representative Kyle Hoffman at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 27th at the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg


· 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.

· Friends Church is located at 205 N. Kingman, Haviland. Sunday School and Adult classes 9:30am; Congregational Worship 10:30am; Wednesday 5:30pm Community meal; 6pm Faith Weaver Friends (K-5), Jr. High Youth Group; 8pm High School Youth Group

· 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. LWC youth group on Sunday nights from 6:00 - 7:00 at the parsonage. 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.


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