What’s Happening in Pratt

whats_happeningPark Hills Country Club presents King Midas Saturday, July 19th For details and prices, please call 672-7541

Cross Manufacturing presents Dr. Henry Migliore Tuesday, July 22 at Park Hills Country Club Dr. R. Henry Migliore’s life is dedicated to helping others succeed. He works with a wide range of hospital, government, athletic, profit and nonprofit organizations. His primary role has been strategic planning, problem solving and team building for action and solutions. Dr. Migliore’s formula for developing supportive functional plans, and their co-ordination with the overall plan is unique.

  • 5:30 pm Social Hour on the Patio
  • 6:30 pm The Grill will be open
  • 7:30 pm Presentation by Dr. Migliore
  • Please RSVP to info@prattkansas.org

Pratt County Fair July 23 – 26 Memberships are now on sale, contact a 4-H Member to get yours today!

  • Pride of Texas Shows Carnival 6:00 – 11:00 pm Daily
  • Wednesday 8:00 pm –Jake Gill, FREE concert at the Livestock Showbarn
  • Thursday 8:45 pm – Keith Leff, Magician – FREE show at the Livestock Showbarn
  • Friday 7:30 pm – Demolition Derby
  • Saturday 8:00 pm – Concert with Kevin Fowler

For a complete list of times and activities, visit www.pratt.ksu.edu

1Town Hall meeting with U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt, candidate for Kansas’ Fourth District Congressional seat followed by David Ward and Ed Barrett who are running for Pratt County Commissioners seat Friday, July 25th – 5:00 pm Pratt County Fair Grounds Arena If you have questions for any of the candidates or Congressman Pompeo, please email them to info@prattkansas.org

Pratt Community Blood Drive Friday, July 25 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Pratt Community Building – 619 N. Main Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) to schedule your appointment

Leadership 2000 Plus Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 am Pratt County Fire Department 201 S. Jackson Do you have questions about the Leadership 2000 Plus program?  Would you like to participate in the program?  Come visit with Leadership 2000 Board members and alumni of the program.  Breakfast will be served.

Southwest Truck Parts 17th Annual Charity Mud Run Saturday, August 2 Gates open at 12:00 Noon – Run starts at 3:00 pm Admission $6.00 (Under 6 free) – Registration from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Relay for Life Friday, August 22 – Zerger Field Theme: Finish the Fight! For more details, contact Ann Ruder at (620) 450-2179, (620) 388-6420 or annr@prattcc.edu 

Quarterly Breakfast at the Vernon Filley Art Museum Thursday, August 28 – 7:30 am 

Ribbon Cutting – Balloons And More Tuesday, September 2 – 10:00 am Join us as we cut the ribbon for Balloons And More in their new location at 105 W. First Street.

Ride for the Red Saturday, September 6 12th Annual Ride for the Red Charity Run! You’ll enjoy an approximate 100 mile ride, free lunch and a chance to win the top prize! For more information contact Donna Meier-Pfeifer at donna.meierpfeifer@redcross.org or (620) 672-3651

Save the Date! The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd!

Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. 400 South Main (large conference room)

  • Living Well Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • ADHD – First Tuesday of Every Month
  • Diabetes – Third Tuesday of Every Month

What’s Happening @ Your Library – July

  • PreSchool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 years) – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 am
  • Toddler Time (ages 0 – 2 years + mom/caregiver) – Tuesdays at 10:00 am
  • Tween Tuesdays @ Your Library – 2:00 pm July 22 – Hike & Haiku
  • K-4 Fun @ Your Library – Every Thursday at 2:00 pm July 24 – Animal Tracks with the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
  • Tech Thursdays – 5:30 pm July 24 – Nook eLibrary Class
  • Summer Movie Friday – 12:15 pm July 25 – Call the Library for details! (620) 672-3041
  • Book-A-Librarian!  Tuesday mornings at Blue Moon from 9:00 – 11:00 am July 22 and 29th

Vernon Filley Art Museum: For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

  • August 22 to November 30th: Guest Exhibit “Kansas Ties” from the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg KS Details at www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org
  • Announcing Museum Docent Guided tours the First Saturday of Every month beginning at 1:30 p.m. 10% discounts for groups of 10 or more.
  • August 11th and 12th: The Filley Art Museum will host Dr. Al Lyons, a non-profit and community leadership consultant from Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Monday August 12th, at 7pm: Dr. Lyons will give a presentation at the Filley Art Museum focused on the growing role of nonprofits in community and economic development.

Rolla Rena Public Skate Sessions Be sure to register for KIDS SKATE FREE at www.kidsskatefree.com

  • Tuesdays – 9:30-11:30am *** 8:00-10:00pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00-10:00pm
  • Thursday – 9:30-11:30am (rec. dept. skate June 5 & 19, July3)
  • sign up with the rec. dept. and save $1.00!! walk ins welcome.
  • all sessions $6.00 includes quad rental skates, in-lines add $2.00
  • dress cool & comfortable, its summer it may be warm.
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CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Approved for 44 Kansas Counties

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CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Approved for 44 Kansas Counties

Manhattan, Kan., July 17, 2014 – Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced today that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been approved for 44 counties in Kansas effective Wednesday, July 16.

The Kansas FSA State Committee used their authority with the D2 Severe drought designations on the U.S. Drought Monitor Map (www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu) to authorize the following counties once the primary nesting and brood rearing season concluded onJuly 15:

Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Gove, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, McPherson, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Rice, Rush, Russell, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sherman, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Wallace and Wichita.

This authorization provides relief for many Kansas livestock producers who have suffered through severe drought conditions,” said Polansky. “The drought has depleted hay supplies and affected the growth of hay and pasture in parts of Kansas. Many livestock producers cannot maintain their current herds without implementation of CRP emergency haying and grazing.”

Emergency haying in approved counties is allowed through August 15, 2014. Participants must leave at least 50 percent of each field or contiguous CRP field un-hayed for wildlife. Hay must be removed from the field within 30 days from the end of the haying period. Hay cannot be sold. Producers without livestock may rent or lease the haying privileges.

Emergency grazing in approved counties is allowed through September 30, 2014. The grazing timeframe begins when the individual request is approved. All livestock must be removed at the end of the grazing period or when the minimum average height reaches 5 inches. Producers without livestock may rent or lease the grazing privileges.

Emergency haying and grazing is not allowed on the same acreage, and any other approved CRP haying or grazing practice is not allowed on the same acreage. Practices eligible are: CP-1, Establishment of Permanent Introduced Grasses & Legumes; CP-2, Establishment of Permanent Native Grasses; CP4B, Permanent Wildlife Habitat (Corridors), Noneasement; CP4D, Permanent Wildlife Habitat Noneasement; CP10, Vegetative Cover-Grass Already Established; CP18B, Establishment of Permanent Vegetative Cover (Contour Grass Strips), Noneasement, CP18C; Establishment of Permanent Salt Tolerant Vegetative Cover, Non-easement; CP38E, SAFE.

CRP participants in approved counties shall contact the local FSA county office to request emergency haying or grazing on an individual contract basis prior to haying or grazing. Participants will work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop a forage management plan. If the CRP cover is destroyed, the practice must be re-established at their own expense to remain in compliance with the CRP contract. CRP haying and grazing policies are available on-line at www.fsa.usda.gov/ks.

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Peterson Brothers Parody

Peterson-FarmThe Peterson Brothers are at it again with a Parody of “All I Do Is Win” – “All I Do Is Farm”

The brothers farm with their parents in Assaria, Kansas and have been doing parodies of popular music with a “farming twist” for about two years.

Read the All I Do is Farm Blog here:http://petersonfarmblog.wordpress.com…
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PetersonFarmBros
Website: http://www.petersonfarmbros.com
Twitter: @gregpeterson33 @npete16 @kmerle7

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What’s Happening in Pratt

whats_happeningVernon Filley Art Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Sunday, June 29 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Free and Open to the public www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

Meet & Greet with Todd Tiahrt – Candidate for Kansas’ Fourth District Congressional seat Tuesday, July 1 – 6:30 pm Community Center, 619 N. Main Street www.toddtiahrt.com

Taylor Printing will be celebrating their 52nd Anniversary! Thursday, July 3rd 

Meet & Greet with Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt – TIME CHANGE! Thursday, July 10 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am  Blue Moon Coffee House – 210 S. Main Street http://ag.ks.gov/

Pratt Sidewalk Sale - Saturday, July 12 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm A day of family fun and red hot deals!  The Lions Club train, dunk tank, Pratt Area Humane Society, Kansas National Guard, photo booth, Jr. Leadership car wash and much more!  Plus a chance to win prizes which include 5 golden tickets worth $100 in Chamber Bucks plus much more!  Free hamburgers & hotdogs starting at 11:30! 

1Pratt Young Professionals Movie in the Park Saturday, July 12 at Lemons Park – Family activities begin at 7:00 pm & the movie will begin at dusk. This year’s movie is Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Activities include bubble gum blowing contest, costume contest, sidewalk chalk contest, face painting and much more!

Pratt County Fair July 23 – 26
Memberships are now on sale, contact a 4-H Member to get yours today!

Pride of Texas Shows Carnival 6:00 – 11:00 pm Daily
Wednesday 8:00 pm –Jake Gill, FREE concert at the Livestock Showbarn
Thursday 8:45 pm – Keith Leff, Magician – FREE show at the Livestock Showbarn
Friday 7:30 pm – Demolition Derby
Saturday 8:00 pm – Concert with Kevin Fowler
For a complete list of times and activities, visit www.pratt.ksu.edu 

Town Hall meeting with U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt, candidate for Kansas’ Fourth District Congressional seat followed by David Ward and Ed Barrett who are running for Pratt County Commissioners seat
Friday, July 25th – 5:00 pm Pratt County Fair Grounds Arena  If you have questions for any of the candidates or Congressman Pompeo, please email them to info@prattkansas.org

Pratt Community Blood Drive Friday, July 25 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Pratt Community Building – 619 N. Main Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) to schedule your appointment

Southwest Truck Parts 17th Annual Charity Mud Run Saturday, August 2 Details coming soon! 

Ride for the Red Saturday, September 6 12th Annual Ride for the Red Poker Run!  You’ll enjoy an approximate 100 mile ride, free lunch and a chance to win the top prize! For more information contact Donna Meier-Pfeifer at donna.meierpfeifer@redcross.org or (620) 672-3651

Save the Date!  The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd

Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. 400 South Main (large conference room)

  • Living Well Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • ADHD – First Tuesday of Every Month
  • Diabetes – Third Tuesday of Every Month

What’s Happening @ Your Library – July

  • PreSchool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 years) – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time (ages 0 – 2 years + mom/caregiver) – Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tween Tuesdays @ Your Library – 2:00 pm July 1 – Get your game on! Video game tournament
  • After Hours @ Your Library – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. July 8 – T-Shirt Bag tutorial
  • K-4 Fun @ Your Library – Every Thursday at 2:00 pm.July 3 – Dance
  • Tech Thursdays – 5:30 pm July 10 – Apple eLibrary class   

Rolla Rena Public Skate Sessions Be sure to register for KIDS SKATE FREE at www.kidsskatefree.com

  • Tuesdays – 9:30-11:30am *** 8:00-10:00pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00-10:00pm
  • Thursday – 9:30-11:30am (rec. dept. skate June 5 & 19, July3)

Sign up with the rec. dept. and save $1.00!! walk ins welcome. All sessions $6.00 includes quad rental skates, in-lines add $2.00. Dress cool & comfortable, its summer it may be warm. 

The Pratt Health Coalition meets on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can encourage healthy lifestyles in Pratt.  Right now we are working on bicycle rack placement, sidewalk expansion, trail expansion, a community activity map and the WorkWell project.  Anyone who would like to attend and help build a healthy environment in Pratt is welcome to attend. Any business interested in improving employee attitudes, attendance and production may be interested in sending up to two employees to the upcoming WorkWell KS Conference at PRMC.  If you have employees who would like to be Champions for a healthy work environment, consider sending them to the WorkWell KS Conference at PRMC on July 15th and 16th for a nominal cost.  If you are interested in attending please contact DeWayne Bryan at the Pratt Health Foundation (620) 672-6411 for registration information.

Agape Health Clinic - The Agape Health Clinic will be open on July 2, 2014 from the hours of 4-8 p.m.  It is located in the Hope Center @ 314 S. Main.  We ask that you be registered by 7 p.m. to see a physician.  If you are new or haven’t attend the clinic before we ask that you bring proof of income and photo I.D.  This clinic is for our people in our community that are low income and are not insured.  If you need a check up this maybe the place to go.  If a blood test is needed Pratt Regional Medical Center has given us a grant to use during the year.  The tests are usually no charge to the patient if they are on our lists. Try and use the programs that are available to you within our community.  If you have a question or wish to volunteer, please call Jeanette @ 388-4191.  Thanks to all that have helped and are currently helping serve our community.

Vernon Filley Art Museum – Summer Art Classes – Youth & Adult Classes Register online at www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org/education/ or call 933-ARTS (2787) for more information Members at the ‘Leader’ level and above receive a 10% discount on all classes 

The Leadership 2000 class is selling 200 raffle tickets for $20 each!  Drawing will be at the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 12th.

Pellet Grill from Full House ($400)
2 Ceiling Fans from Stanion ($200)
Gift Card from Home Lumber ($150)
Beef Bundle from T&W Meats ($120)
JVC Camcorder from Aaron’s
 Milwaukee Jobsite Radio from Stanion ($100)
Chamber Bucks from the Peoples Bank ($100)
Car Wash Bucket from O’Reilly’s ($50)
Gift Basket from Bee Well Herbs ($50)
Walmart Gift Card ($50)
 Fair Membership ($30)If you would like a ticket, please email info@prattkansas.org

Long John Silvers will be giving away free fish & fry  on Saturday, June 28th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Agape Health Clinic Open on July 2

agapeThe Agape Health Clinic will be open on July 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Please be registered by 7 p.m. to see a physician.  Doors will be open at 3:45 for patients to register.  If you are new please bring your proof of income and photo I.D.

This clinic is first come, first served.  You may see a different physician this time than last.  We have three physicians that normally work the clinic, but from time to time they change.  This program is for the uninsured, low income people of our community.  Please use the programs that are available to you.  Pratt Regional Medical Center has given the clinic a grant to be used for tests, if the doctor orders them.  Normal blood test are usually free to the patient.  Our next dental clinic (extractions only) is August 9, 2014.  For more information or if you wish to volunteer, please call Jeanette at 388-4191.

 

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