Roundup Briefs

2/21/2013

Local youth groups to hold garage sale

Local youth groups to hold garage sale

The youth groups of St. Dominic and St. Stanislaus churches are having a community garage sale, the first of what they hope will become an annual event.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Dominic Parish Center, 615 JC St.

All proceeds from the sale will go toward helping the youth raise money for their upcoming ski trip to Winter Park in Sol Vista, Colo.

For more information, call Matt Perez at 276-2024 or email mperez@st-dominic.org.

Tonight’s KDOT open house canceled

Tonight’s Kansas Department of Transportation open house in Sublette concerning proposed improvements to U.S. 83 in northern Haskell County and southern Finney County has been canceled due to the weather. The open house will be rescheduled for a future date.

Finnup Park master plan meetings coming up

Garden City residents are invited to participate in the Finnup Park master plan process next week at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education. Public meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Schwab-Eaton, of Manhattan, is developing an overall master plan for Finnup Park that also consolidates master plans for Lee Richardson Zoo, the Finney County Historical Museum and the ball field areas into a single, manageable document.

An informational kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, will solicit input from the public regarding their vision and desires for the park.

Throughout the day Wednesday, the consultant will conduct a planning workshop to develop conceptual plans reflecting public input. Interested citizens are welcome to participate in the workshop as their schedules allow.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, a second public meeting will cover various plans developed during the workshop and solicit public critique of the ideas.

For more information contact, Assistant City Engineer Alex Mestdagh at 276-1130, or alex.mestdagh@gardencityks.us.

Library to offer book discussion series

Finney County Public Library will offer a four-part book discussion series February through May titled “Award Winners.” Community members are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the library, 605 E. Walnut St.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its “Talk About Literature in Kansas” program. KHC is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Finney County TALK series.

The first meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Jane Holwerda will lead a discussion of “Charming Billy” by Alice McDermott. The author tells the story of Billy Lynch within the complex matrix of a tightly knit Irish American community. Holwerda is a professor of English at Dodge City Community College and teaches classes in British literature and cinema.

The series continues with “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier on March 23; “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson on April 20; and “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem on May 11.

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, call 272-3680 or visit www.finneylibrary.org.

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