Roundup Briefs

5/22/2013

Health department to close next week

Health department to close next week

The Finney County Health Department will be closed all of next week. It will be closed Monday for Memorial Day and the remainder of the week for software upgrades.

The Women Infants and Children (WIC) department will remain open to the public during this time. The health department will resume normal business hours June 3.

Moran accepting intern applications

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for fall 2013.

An internship provides an opportunity to work closely with Senate staff on behalf of the state of Kansas. Interns will gain a better understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress, and develop knowledge and professional skills valuable to future career pursuits. Communications-focused internships also are available.

The Intern Program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in public service and government and who have achieved academic excellence. Preference is given to Kansas residents.

Application deadline is May 31. Forms can be obtained and completed under the "Services" section of Moran's website at www.moran.senate.gov. Applicants should submit a completed application form, resume, academic transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter highlighting a policy problem before Congress and the applicant's suggested course of action to address it. Submit required materials to: internships@moran.senate.gov. For questions, contact Moran's office at internships@moran.senate.gov, or call (202) 224-6521 and request to speak with the intern coordinator.

Women's exhibit

reception set Saturday

Garden City Arts presents its annual women's exhibit titled "Mothers Other Fabulous Women," featuring four local artists, a Hugoton painter and two emerging artists. A reception for the show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gallery, 318 N. Main St.

Among the artists showcasing their work are: Wanda Stallings, Garden City, watercolors; Robin Valenzuela, Garden City, acrylics; Colleen Sternberger, Garden City, photography; Kriz Retsema, Garden City, botanical photography; and Janice Black, Hugoton, oils. Garden City Arts also will present two emerging artists — Hannah Lindo, Garden City High School graduate, sculpture; and Maddy Christner, Kansas Wesleyan University and Garden City High School graduate, photography and acrylics.

The exhibit will be up until June 8. For more information, call Executive Director Laurie Chapman at 260-9700.

Cimarron Basin

meeting slated

The Kansas Water Office's Cimarron Basin Advisory Committee will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin area, as well as the state, at 1 p.m. June 4 at the Stauth Museum, 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. The state water plan update, membership recommendations and the ongoing severe drought will be the main items at the meeting.

The agenda and meeting materials are available at www.kwo.org, or you may request copies by calling (785) 296-3185.

or toll-free at (888) KAN-WATER (526-9283).

If accommodations are needed for a person with disabilities, notify the Kansas Water Office at 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kan., 66612-1249 or call (785) 296-3185 at least five working days prior to the meeting.

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