GCCC offer personal protection courses

The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety has scheduled a new series of classes for local and area residents who want to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun permit, as well as a basic firearms course for women.

The one-day Kansas Concealed Carry course, which prepares individuals to make application to the state for a permit, will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the John Collins Vocational Building. Other opportunities for this course will be available Oct. 26 and Nov. 16.

The concealed carry course is conducted periodically in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club.

Instruction includes a review of firearm basics and safe handling of firearms, and also covers criminal and civil legal issues, citizen responsibility and interaction with law enforcement. The cost is $125 per person.

GCCC also is offering the NRA's Women on Target basic firearms class from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. The class covers the use of handguns, rifles and shotguns, including live-fire instruction and practice on the Sand and Sage range, weather permitting.

Upon completion, a participant should be able to select, clean and store a firearm, understand ammunition, and know how to safely load, unload and fire a gun. Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course, which costs $70.

Courses will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Pre-registration is available by contacting team-t@team-t.org or 276-9629, and information is available at www.team-t.org.

Artwork now being accepted for exhibit

Area artists are invited to enter to win cash prizes in the Haskell County Community Art Exhibition hosted by the Satanta Arts Council. The exhibit will be open to the public during the libraries' business hours Oct. 7 through Nov. 1. A public closing reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Haskell Township Library in Sublette, with prizes awarded.

Entries are due by Oct. 4. Any person 18 or older who resides in or does business in Haskell County is eligible to enter up to four pieces of art in the photography, two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories. Entries are $5 each. Winners in each category will be selected by public vote. Younger artists may enter at no cost for exhibit only in the Junior Artist class.

Photography will be delivered to and will be displayed and judged at the Dudley Township Public Library, 105 Sequoyah in Satanta. Two- and three-dimensional work will be delivered to and will be displayed and judged at the Haskell Township Library, 700 W. Chouteau in Sublette.

Exhibition guidelines and entry forms are available at area businesses. Digital copies are available on the Satanta Arts Council Facebook page and on its website at www.satantaartscouncil.com.

For more information, email Adriane Hatcher, council board member, at adriane_hatcher@hotmail.com.