Roundup Briefs

11/14/2012

Donations due for veterans' wreaths

Donations due for veterans' wreaths

Worcester Wreath Company donates Maine wreaths to adorn the

headstones of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. Also, seven

ceremonial wreaths will be donated to more than 570 state, national and

local cemeteries across the country, including the Kansas Veterans'

Cemetery and the Soldiers Home Cemetery, both located at Fort Dodge.

Businesses, civic organizations and individuals may send donations of

$15 per wreath to Heidi Goff's office: Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at

WaKeeney, Box 185, WaKeeney, KS 67672. Make checks payable to Wreaths

Across America. To donate a wreath for a specific veteran interred at

either cemetery, include their name and location with your donation.

All donations must be sent no later than Friday to assure order and

delivery by Dec. 10. The laying of wreaths will take place during a

special ceremony at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Fort Dodge at 11

a.m. Dec. 15.

Operation Christmas Child has begun

Southwest Kansas residents are packing shoe boxes to send to needy children throughout the world through Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

People can drop off their gift-filled shoe boxes at the following locations:

* Garden Valley Church, 1701 N. Third St.: 2 to 6 p.m. today through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

* First Baptist Church, 803 S. College, Scott City: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday through Monday.

* Patterson Avenue Church of God, 100 W. Patterson Ave., Ulysses: 7 to 8:30 p.m. today through Friday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday.

Those in Garden City are urged to drop off their boxes no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 18 to prepare for transportation to Dodge City. All shoe boxes from southwest Kansas are taken to Dodge City and then transported to Denver.

Last year, the southwest Kansas and Oklahoma Panhandle region collected more than 14,000 shoe boxes.

For more information or instructions on how to pack a shoe box, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

KDOT working to repair K-27 bridge

A Kansas Department of Transportation project to repair a bridge on K-27 over the Arkansas River south of Syracuse has begun. The project includes includes resetting or replacing bearing devices which will require raising each of the four bridge girders at different times. At times, traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers. The work is expected to be completed by mid-December, weather permitting.

Results in for Extension council elections

The results of the Finney County Extension Council elections from Nov. 6 are in. Listed below are those who received the most votes cast from the list of candidates on the ballot and each will fill the three positions for each committee.

* Agriculture Program Development Committee: Mike Deaver, Steve Hoffman and Dennis Zerr.

* Family and Consumer Sciences Program Development Committee: Rannette Heitschmidt, Tracy Johnson and Rafaela Solis.

* 4-H Program Development Committee: Jennifer Jones, Tina Kendall and Tami Meng.

* Economic Development Program Development Committee: Millie Norman, Ray Purdy and Keith Strasser.

Each of these committee persons will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

Kansas Chamber leaders to visit G.C. Thursday

The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Mike O'Neal, former Kansas Speaker of the House and current president/CEO of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and Kansas Chamber Chief Operating Officer Kent Beisner at 2 p.m. Thursday at Samy's Spirits & Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Finney County business representatives are welcome to ask questions and learn how the Kansas chamber as well as the Garden City chamber, advocate and represent its membership and business community in today's economic climate.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 276-3264 or email chamber@gcnet.com.

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