Jennie Barker receives donation

Darrell and JoAnn Goss were to present a check to Jennie Barker Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. today after being selected as winners in the "American Farmers Grow Communities" program. They were randomly selected to receive $2,500 to give to the nonprofit of their choice. They chose Jennie Barker Elementary School, where they attended school, and where their grandchildren now attend.

The money will be used to purchase computers for students and books for the library, as well as a cello and some bows for the school's orchestra. The check presentation was to be done during an all-school assembly in the school gymnasium, 5585 N. Jennie Barker Road.

America's Farmers Grow Communities winners are randomly selected by the Monsanto Fund annually. One winner is drawn in each eligible county.

America's Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit

Safety training offered at GCCC

Southwest Kansans who need training to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards or National Fire Protection Association requirements can count on a series of non-credit courses offered soon by the Garden City Community College Continuing Education Department in partnership with Accurate Safety Compliance.

The learning opportunities begin with IADC Rig Pass SafeLand USA: This two-day training is offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 and 18 at a cost of $195. The program meets API RP 75 and API RP T-1 requirements and is designed to give a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry, upstream, downstream, and onshore or offshore. Upcoming classes in the series include OSHA 30-Hr. General Industry (March 11) Repsiratory Protection (March 12), Hydrogen Sulfide Train the Trainer (March 27), H2S Trainer Recertification (March 27), and Safe Workplace Practices in Electricity NFPA 70E (April 3).

Each class takes place only with sufficient enrollment, and registration is required at least one week before classes start.

For more information, visit, email or call 275-3259.

practices and PPE.

Each class takes place onl with sufficient enrollment. Registration is required at least one week before classes start.

Classes are held at the GCCC Student & Community Services Center on the 2nd floor, room 2024. Registration and information are available at the John Collins Vocational Building, by calling 620-275-3259, visiting or emailing

Registration is necessary at least one week before classes start and each will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Wellness seminar set for Saturday

Wellness Connections will be presenting and demonstrating complementary and integrative services in southwest Kansas from 1 to 6 p.m. in Classroom B of St. Catherine Hospital on Saturday. Topics include massage and lymphedema care for cancer patients and survivors; yoga benefits; chronic pain relief through massage; the history of Reiki; cranial sacral therapy; art expression; hydroponics brings nutrition to the table; unlocking the door to the soul; and using your intuition.

The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kriz Retesma at 290-0507 or Kathy Haxton at 316-214-3240.