Published 11/15/2012 in Local News
Time of Chamber visit changed today
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 will appear at 4 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 email@example.com.EagleMed to hold open house today
EagleMed will celebrate its one-year anniversary in Garden City with an open house at its base on the grounds of St. Catherine Hospital. The public is invited to meet the Garden City crew from 2 to 5 p.m. today in their offices located on the second floor of the old patient towers, 401 E. Spruce St. Refreshments will be provided and the crew will give the community a closer look at its air ambulance and answer any questions about services.
Wichita-based EagleMed is part of the AirMed Care Network, an alliance among EagleMed, Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Air Medical Transport, which together forms the nation's largest air ambulance membership network.
For more information on EagleMed and its services, call Marty Mitchell at (918) 606-9622.
Family Curriculum Night set for tonight
Alta Brown Elementary School, 1110 E. Pine St., will hold a Curriculum Night from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Subway sandwiches will be served during the event for families. There will be a number of center activities for the whole family to participate in during the event. The centers will focus on health, music, reading, writing, social studies, math science and art. Free books will also be provided for those in attendance and there will be door prizes.
The night provides families an opportunity to obtain materials that would help them work together on overall curriculum skills at home.
BSIC to host family literacy night tonight
Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, 3101 Belmont Place, will hold a Literacy Night at 6 p.m. tonight. The theme for the evening is "RED, WHITE, BLUE, Celebrate Literacy and YOU!"
A light supper will be served beginning at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Free will donations will be accepted.
Literacy activities will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A silent auction will be held for Literacy Baskets — themed around favorite children's books. Free books and literacy bags will be given to each family in attendance during the event.
Family Literacy Night provides students and their parents an opportunity to obtain materials that will help them work together on literacy skills at home.
Southwind Golf Club to host annual dinner
The Southwest Kansas Chambers of Commerce are once again sponsoring an annual Pheasant Hunt dinner in Garden City tonight at the Golf Club at Southwind.
Legislators from across the state are invited to the annual appreciation and welcome dinner. According to the CVB, more than 100 are expected. The by-invitation event serves as a lead in for Friday's annual pheasant hunt organized by area state representatives Gary Hayzlett and Larry Powell.
The Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau is also sponsoring a ladies brunch and tour of the new Garden City High School on Friday for the spouses of the attending legislators.
For more information about the above events, contact The Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau at 276-0607.
Museum accepting holiday wreaths
Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma is planning its annual Twilight Holiday Happening. Clubs, civic organizations, businesses and individuals are invited to donate a decorated holiday wreath for a silent auction. Proceeds of the auction will help with the costs of traveling and special exhibitions, educational events, special programs and children's educational activities to be held at the museum in 2013.
Wreaths will be accepted through Nov. 26 during regular business hours or by special appointment at the museum, 111 N. Aztec. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The wreaths will be on display through the Twilight Holiday Happening hosted from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. The silent auction bidding will start at 7 p.m. and stop at 8 p.m. so the winners can take home their holiday wreaths in time to enjoy them for the holiday season.
Other featured events this year include holiday refreshments, door prizes and a "Centerpiece Raffle" where attendees are to bring five nonperishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for the Gray County Food Bank and get a chance to win one of five gift-filled centerpieces. There also will be a coat, hat and glove/mitten drive.
For more information, call (620) 846-2527.
Dodge City SSA office to reduce hours
The Dodge City Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday, beginning on Monday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime.
In addition, on Nov. 23, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. Employees working that day will focus on reducing backlogged workloads.
Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or for a change of address or telephone number are available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling the toll-free number, (800) 772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number, (800) 325-0778.
Gluten-free group to meet Saturday
The Southwest Kansas Gluten Free Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Pioneer Communications Classroom, 120 W. Kansas in Ulysses.
Mary Hiebert, registered dietician from Southwest Medical Center, will be the featured speaker. The event also will include a report from the Dallas Gluten Free Expo.
The public is welcome to attend and bring a favorite gluten-free food to share with the group, along with the recipe.
For more information, call or text Artrisha Moyer at (620) 353-9640.
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