"Connecting Cows, Carbon and Carrots: Making Sense of Our Food Future"
Pastor Duane and Sue Kershner from Roca Blanca Mission Base, Mexico, will be ministering at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at Faith Community Church. In 1990, the Kershners left central Kansas to establish the Roca Blanca Mission Base in the State of Oaxaca located in the southern part of Mexico. Mission statistics show the state of Oaxaca has the greatest concentration of unreached people groups in all the Americas: sixteen major tribes with 155 dialects. For centuries the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains and coastal regions of Oaxaca have been dominated by idolatry, witchcraft, poverty and disease ...
Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has assigned Trooper Roy Henry to Rooks County. Trooper Henry received the assignment following his recent completion of an extensive 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Patrol's Training Academy in
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White recently announced the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications in NRCS' Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 7, 2011.
The deadline to sign up for the 2011 EQIP funding is Nov. 15. This program pays producers to set aside irrigation during the contract period. Producers applying through this program are eligible for $150 per acre for a four year contract-payment for three years.
The Beef Marketing Group (BMG) hosted a training seminar with Tyson Fresh Meats to educate transportation companies and feedlot personnel on BMG policies related to cattle transport; current outside industry pressures; accountability; transport regulations; low-stress handling; and emergency action plans. The training seminar was held Oct. 20 in Lyons.
Platinum Style Salon is donating $2 from every haircut to Crime Stoppers of Barton County during the month of October. Call 620-786-4247 to set up an appointment.
Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will host two Halloween events on Sunday, Oct. 31.
Chandra Devine of Seward, was honored as a winner of a $500 Kansas State Civic Leadership Book Scholarship. The scholarships, funded by Farm Bureau Financial Services, are given to Kansas State freshmen who have demonstrated excellence in serving their communities.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 19 at the CPI Annex. Susan Brown served as hostess and Jeanne Schmitt was co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The 2010 PIF Sweetheart Award was presented to Debbie Jones (on the right) by Norma Ward, local PIF Representative. Debbie was honored for her outstanding service on the fund raising and projects committees. She has hosted the annual geranium sale pickup at her home for the last two years and also held a club garage sale. Currently, she is co-chair of the Projects Committee. A donation in her name has been sent to the Pilot International Foundation and she will receive recognition in the international Pilot Log magazine.
After an historic site along the lower Jordan River was closed for a day this summer for public health reasons, an environmental group, EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth (Middle East), called for a permanent suspension until the governments of Israel and Jordan (on either side of the river) assure that it is safe from agricultural discharge and untreated sewage.