'Mysteries at the Museum'airs soon

Finney County will be featured briefly in an episode of the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" program that is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. CST Thursday. The segment deals with the Clutter case.

Times are subject to change. Viewers should consult listings for their specific services, but for most cable television viewers subscribing to the Cox system in Garden City, the channel should be 62.

Footage for the segment was shot during early July in the museum's archive room and Leola Howard Blanchard Research Library, as well as the main exhibit gallery and Spirit of the Plains Gallery. Museum exhibits and its exterior are expected to appear briefly at the beginning of the segment, along with scenes in the community, but most of the time will be devoted to an interview with Detective Sgt. Michael Radke of the Garden City Police Department.

Radke provided two artifacts from the case that are held by the police department.

Learn to be a storm spotter

Finney County Emergency Management will be hosting their annual Severe Weather Storm Spotting class March 3. The class will be presented by a representative from the National Weather Service of Dodge City office, and classes will be at the Finney County Fairgrounds in the Grandstand meeting room. There will be two presentations, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Dodge City provides storm identification spotter training sessions each spring. These sessions are done in cooperation with county Emergency Management agencies across the area. All training is free, open for anyone to attend, and is not designed for just storm spotters. Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about the dangers from these storms is encouraged to attend. The programs last about 1 1/2 hours.

Get ready, get set, get fit

Garden City Recreation Commission's newest six-week session of classes begins next week. Classes include yoga, Total Body Blast (Boot Camp), various Zumba fitness classes and Fit After Fifty.

For class dates, times and fees, call 276-1200 or visit www.gcrec.com for information and the new online registration opportunity.

Carrying the Olympic fire

The 2012 London Olympic torch bearer will speak in the auditorium at Garden City Community College March 4.

Doug Gruenbacher, who is from Quinter, will tell about his experiences as the Olympic torch bearer and how he got this honor. He is the closing speaker for the Meltdown 4 Life program, but the Garden City Recreational Commission is inviting everyone in the community to attend. There is no admission fee or pre-registration required to attend. The presentation is at 6:30 p.m. in the Pauline Joyce Auditorium on the Garden City Community College campus.

Learn the power of positive parenting

Russell Child Development Center will host three sessions on the Triple P method of Positive Parenting for parents of young children. The free, 90-minute sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. at their office at 714 Ballinger.

The "Power of Positive Parenting" will be March 4, "Raising Confident, Competent Children" March 11 and "Raising Resilient Children" March 25. Take-home tip sheets will be given to all parents.

To register, call Veronica Meza at 275-0291.