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Seniors can get Farmers Market checks
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Thursday, Aug. 6, is the last day to sign up for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department.
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a federal program that will provide $30 in checks for income-qualifying seniors age 60 and older to purchase locally grown fresh vegetables and herbs, fruits and honey at a local farmers market.
Rose will have a table set up starting at 4:30 p.m. by the southeast entrance to Jack Kilby Square (the courthouse square).
 “That way seniors can use their checks right away and they don’t have to cross the street!” she said. Great Bend’s Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market is open from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday in the square, through Sept. 3.
There are a limited number of checks, and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Barton County has received its final allocation of program checks for 2015.
This is a Chronic Disease Risk Reduction program of Barton County Health Department in partnership with  Friendship Meals & ElderCare.
For more information, contact Rose at Barton County Health Department, 620-793-1902,  or