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4R's For Nutrient Management
By Fred Wedel, retired NRCS District Conservationist

Nutrient Management is the efficient and effective use of plant nutrients to achieve economic, social and environmental benefits with the involvement of farmers and other stakeholders. Nutrient stewardship builds crop production capacity by assisting farmers and consulting agronomists to be able to produce more food, feed, fiber and energy with fewer nutrient losses, resulting in sustainable crop production. Fertilizer management, improve
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Cheyenne County Farmers' Market
Written by Olivia H.
From the Land of Kansas

Reprint: original article can be found here:
https://www.fromthelandofkansas.com/blog/2021/8/25/cheyenne-county-farmers-market

Right off Main Street in the town of St. Francis, Kansas, sits the town's city park. Every Saturday, community members gather to help set up tables, and vendors begin setting up beautiful displays of their products they've either grown, raised, made or crafted. Soon, fellow community members show up to enjoy a
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FISCAL YEAR 2021 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
Information from Helen Dobbs, Director of the Cheyenne Community Development Corporation


Under the American Rescue Plan, EDA was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

American Rescue Plan funding enables EDA to provide larger, more transformational investments across
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REPUBLICAN RIVER COMPACT ADMINISTRATION TO MEET AUGUST 25
For Immediate Release:
August 16, 2021

For more information:
Heather Lansdowne
785-564-6706
AgMedia@ks.gov

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 2021 annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at 213 McMillen Hall at McCook Community College, 1205 E 3rd Street, McCook, Nebraska. A virtual meeting option can be accessed at the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources website: https://agriculture.ks.gov/RRCA.
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New Simple but Comprehensive Accounting Package Available
Simple Financials and Inventory

One of the most necessary and most tedious aspects of any business is the accounting. If you don’t have an in house system, it could also be expensive. I would like to introduce you to a simple and comprehensive system that allows entry, analysis and financial reports based on your needs. Simple Financials and Inventory.

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TOURISM AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Effective July 1, 2021, Kansas Tourism has been realigned to the Kansas Department of Commerce to consolidate Kansas' tourism efforts primarily as an economic development tool. Kansas Tourism and the Department of Commerce have a shared goal of bringing revenue into the state.

The huge Economic Impact of Tourism is sometimes difficult to understand. However, in 2018, Kansas Travel and Tourism reported that state-wide the Economic Impact was $11 Billion. This includes over 96,590 Jobs (5%
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RURAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE (ROZ)
The Rural Opportunity Zone or ROZ was originally established by the Kansas Legislature as a tool to increase population in Rural Areas of the State.

The Cheyenne County Board of County Commissioners authorized participation in the Student Loan Repayment Program for Calendar year 2021 via Resolution No. 21-05.

At this time, Cheyenne County does not offer financial assistance for the program, but allows Cities, Employers and Foundations within Cheyenne County to participate in the program.
My Opinion
CCDC and WKREDA needs your input
CCDC (Cheyenne Community Development Corporation) belongs to WKREDA, an Economic Development Organization with membership in 55 counties in Western Kansas. We are having a meeting on July 28th, and have been asked to provide some information from local residents.

Please respond with the area/city you live in and answer the following without regard to money or practicality:
What are the top 3 things your town needs?
1.
2.
3.
Where do you live?

Thank you for your responses.

Please s
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Senator Marshall to Hold Cheyenne County Town Hall
U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., will hold a public town hall from 8:30-9:15am on Thursday, July 8th at Fresh Seven Coffee in St. Francis. The public is invited to attend the town hall to learn about federal legislative issues and ask questions of the Senator. The event is open to the press.

"I look forward to the opportunity to speak with Kansans and learn more about the issues and concerns impacting their lives," said Senator Marshall. "I value the opportunity to hear directly
Spotlight On...
4R's For Nutrient Management
By Fred Wedel, retired NRCS District Conservationist

Nutrient Management is the efficient and effective use of plant nutrients to achieve economic, social and environmental benefits with the involvement of farmers and other stakeholders. Nutrient stewardship builds crop production capacity by assisting farmers and consulting agronomists to be able to produce more food, feed, fiber and energy with fewer nutrient losses, resulting in sustainable crop production. Fertilizer management, improve
Cheyenne County Farmers' Market
Written by Olivia H.
From the Land of Kansas

Reprint: original article can be found here:
https://www.fromthelandofkansas.com/blog/2021/8/25/cheyenne-county-farmers-market

Right off Main Street in the town of St. Francis, Kansas, sits the town's city park. Every Saturday, community members gather to help set up tables, and vendors begin setting up beautiful displays of their products they've either grown, raised, made or crafted. Soon, fellow community members show up to enjoy a
TOURISM AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Effective July 1, 2021, Kansas Tourism has been realigned to the Kansas Department of Commerce to consolidate Kansas' tourism efforts primarily as an economic development tool. Kansas Tourism and the Department of Commerce have a shared goal of bringing revenue into the state.

The huge Economic Impact of Tourism is sometimes difficult to understand. However, in 2018, Kansas Travel and Tourism reported that state-wide the Economic Impact was $11 Billion. This includes over 96,590 Jobs (5%
RURAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE (ROZ)
The Rural Opportunity Zone or ROZ was originally established by the Kansas Legislature as a tool to increase population in Rural Areas of the State.

The Cheyenne County Board of County Commissioners authorized participation in the Student Loan Repayment Program for Calendar year 2021 via Resolution No. 21-05.

At this time, Cheyenne County does not offer financial assistance for the program, but allows Cities, Employers and Foundations within Cheyenne County to participate in the program.
News
FISCAL YEAR 2021 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
Information from Helen Dobbs, Director of the Cheyenne Community Development Corporation


Under the American Rescue Plan, EDA was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

American Rescue Plan funding enables EDA to provide larger, more transformational investments across
USDA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS TO HELP RURAL BUSINESSES PRODUCE AND MARKET VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it is accepting applications for grants to establish and operate Agriculture Innovation Centers.

USDA is making $7.4 million available under the Agriculture Innovation Center Program [2]. Agriculture Innovation Centers may use the grants to provide technical assistance to help agricultural producers develop and market value-added agricultural products using a variety of options, except joint
GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY ANNOUNCES KANSAS SURPASSES $6 BILLION IN NEW BUSINESS DOLLARS INVESTED IN THE STATE
For Immediate Release:
June 29, 2021

Contact:
Reeves Oyster, Press Secretary
Reeves.Oyster@ks.gov

_~Kansas Gross Domestic Product grows 7.3% in first quarter of 2021~_

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that since she took office in January 2019, more than $6 billion new business dollars have been invested in the state of Kansas and 26,000 new jobs have been created.

"This administration has prioritized rebuilding our state's economic foundation and supporting
Deadline Approaching in Kansas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Excessive Rain, Flash Flooding and Flooding
Disaster Field Operations Center West

Release Date: June 11, 2021

Contact: Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov

Release Number: KS 16781-02

Follow us on Twitter [1], Facebook [2], Blogs [3] & Instagram [4]

Deadline Approaching in Kansas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Excessive Rain, Flash Flooding and Flooding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West to
Events
REPUBLICAN RIVER COMPACT ADMINISTRATION TO MEET AUGUST 25
For Immediate Release:
August 16, 2021

For more information:
Heather Lansdowne
785-564-6706
AgMedia@ks.gov

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 2021 annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at 213 McMillen Hall at McCook Community College, 1205 E 3rd Street, McCook, Nebraska. A virtual meeting option can be accessed at the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources website: https://agriculture.ks.gov/RRCA.
Senator Marshall to Hold Cheyenne County Town Hall
U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., will hold a public town hall from 8:30-9:15am on Thursday, July 8th at Fresh Seven Coffee in St. Francis. The public is invited to attend the town hall to learn about federal legislative issues and ask questions of the Senator. The event is open to the press.

"I look forward to the opportunity to speak with Kansans and learn more about the issues and concerns impacting their lives," said Senator Marshall. "I value the opportunity to hear directly
How Wichita County increased access to quality child care
By Nancy Knopp Daniels, MPA

Today's First Friday e-call proved that access to quality child care is a tremendous challenge for our communities, but well worth the investment.

Aimee Baker, K-State Research and Extension- Wichita County, related how their community worked together to break ground on a new Child Care center. You can view and download Aimee's slides here [1] or on the First Friday archive [2] along with the recording from today.

Next month's program is Support
The Arts
The Dust Jackets at Fresh 7
Had the pleasure to see and hear the Dustjackets at Union Square in St Francis last Saturday. Had a wonderful time and the music was great! They are a Folk/Americana band that included a little rock and roll, blues, country, bluegrass, even a little jazz. Union Square is fantastic venue, complete with coffee, a variety of liquor beverages (I had saki, yum) munchies and ambiance galore. Lots of people showed up to get down to the music. Union square is a center for good times in our little town.
Local Artist Exhibits This Spring
Re-posted for Margaret Lister

Allison Grice's exhibit of photography and graphic design has opened at Quincy Gallery with a reception on March 2nd.

Ms Grice, a St Francis native, is well known here as an exceptionally talented artist with wide range of interests. Over the years, though, it is photography that has allowed her to share her heart.

Whether it's a rusty old pickup or wheat blowing in the breeze against a sunset, Ms Grice's photography shows her love of nature and
Tech
Eagle Communications broadband upgrade a go in St. Francis
ST. FRANCIS — Eagle Communications announced this week a major milestone had been reached in the planned broadband upgrades project in the community of St. Francis, a move that will bring high-speed internet access to residents and businesses.

Eagle, working alongside with the St. Francis Internet Committee volunteers, reached 210 early signups, meaning the upgrade will proceed as planned.

"The support of the community of St. Francis has been simply amazing,' said Travis Kohlrus,
Video of an unexplained object, moving in the skies above Cheyenne Co, KS
Posted for Ray Alcott

After seeing the 4-28-17 video of the object moving across the moon, @ http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2017/04/ufo-caught-moving-across-moon-baffles-viewers.html it reminded me of a similar video I had shot on 10-22-14 north of St. Francis, KS at sunset. If it wasn’t for that post I wouldn’t have posted this—however both videos to me look as if they are related somehow???

It was worth a post

Camera Zoom was 20X & the video is 500% of normal speed
Your Eagle Fiber-Optic Internet Questions Answered - 4/11/17 Edition
Since going public with the plans for the Fiber to the Premises project, it has been the goal of the St Francis Internet Committee to get as much information as possible out to the people of St Francis. We have been talking out details with Eagle for a long time, and talking with many of you about those details, trying to get you as excited about fiber-optics as we all are.

A Fiber Internet infrastructure in St Francis will greatly increase your internet speed. And by 'greatly' I mean
Truly high speed internet in St Francis
We in St Francis have an opportunity to have truly high speed internet. To clarify, by high speed I mean speeds that most cities have not achieved, and are currently fighting to get. A physical, hard line, fiber-optic connection to every customer, business and residential. The max bandwidth being offered to any individual customer is 1 gigabyte per second (1000 mb/s), which is honestly more than many of our systems can handle. With bandwidth options starting at 25 mb/s (which is 10x more than I
Recipes
Asparagus
Asparagus (scientific name Asparagus officinalis) is a perennial flowering plant that has been used as a food and medicine since as far back as 3,000 B.C. Many early cultures imbued it with aphrodisiac properties.1 Today, asparagus is recognized as an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, with few calories or sodium. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, the amount of each vitamin offered in a serving of asparagus as a percentage of reference daily intakes (RDI) break down as follows:
The benifits of Tumeric
Tumeric is a wonderful spice and aids in the control of many problems. Studies show that turmeric may help fight Infections and some Cancers, reduce Inflammation, and treat Digestive problems.
Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an Anti-inflammatory, to treat Digestive and Liver problems, Skin diseases, and Wounds.

Curcumin is also a powerful Antioxidant. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with
A Review Of...
New Simple but Comprehensive Accounting Package Available
Simple Financials and Inventory

One of the most necessary and most tedious aspects of any business is the accounting. If you don’t have an in house system, it could also be expensive. I would like to introduce you to a simple and comprehensive system that allows entry, analysis and financial reports based on your needs. Simple Financials and Inventory.

The Page options are Home, Inv, Recipes, Buy, Sell, Reports, Contacts Settings, Help, Feedback, Log out.

It is especially useful fo
Book Review of Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin
Reviewed by Bernadette Mills

Sometime last year, many of us felt the crushing weight of social injustice as George Floyd’s life was extinguished in front of a crowd, slowly and painfully by those officers sworn to serve and protect the public. It was the last straw for many, after Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, and so many more suffered needless deaths at the hands of law enforcement. It heightened the emotional subject of racial disparity and discrimination, to a recognition of
NWK KS Leadership Center Workshops
Community Builders,

The NWK KS Leadership Center team is scheduling three NW Kansas Leadership Skill-building Workshops at the end of March in Bird City, Colby and Goodland. These workshops will include introductory leadership skill-building concepts by KLC teachers and coaches. These workshops will also address the logistics of establishing leadership training programs, choosing curriculums and measures to sustain leadership training into the future.

The dates, times and location of
Cheyenne County USDA Service Center Open for In-Office Visitors by Appointment
Natural Resources Conservation Service
314 US HWY 36
St Francis, KS 67756
Web: https://www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov
Twitter: @NRCS_Kansas

St Francis, September 23, 2020 — Customers of the Cheyenne County USDA Service Center may now conduct business in person in the office by appointment only. Visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Service Center visitors must wear a facial covering while conducting business ins
Legal
Amendments to the Kansas amusement ride act which could affect carnival rides at the fair.
House Bill 2389 is scheduled to be heard, I think on Thursday and Friday in Topeka. This may or may not affect the carnival rides at the fair, but looks like it may. I would suggest people contact Representative Adam Smith and maybe e-mail any concerns, so this doesn't have a negative affect on the community.

Here is a link to the information page on the Kansas Legislature site:
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/hb2389/

March 23, 2017

The Honorable John Barker, Chai
Cheyenne County Budget - Detailed
I got the detailed budget to better understand the county budget summary in the paper. It explains the receipts and expenses in detail so I'm passing them on to you. I did not reproduce the detail of line items in the General Fund. The 2014 fiscal paperwork has been has been completed by the auditors and includes another level to the already complex accounting system. The level of ACTUAL, though official for 2014 is not yet official for 2015. So the ACTUAL is still vague for the moment. Ques
Notice of Budget Hearing
The governing body of Cheyenne County will meet on August 31, 2016 at 9:00am at Cheyenne Courthouse for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amount of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is available at County Clerk's Office and will be available at this hearing.

Budget Summary
Proposed budget 2017 Expenditures and Amount of 2016 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2017 budget. Estimated tax
My Opinion
CCDC and WKREDA needs your input
CCDC (Cheyenne Community Development Corporation) belongs to WKREDA, an Economic Development Organization with membership in 55 counties in Western Kansas. We are having a meeting on July 28th, and have been asked to provide some information from local residents.

Please respond with the area/city you live in and answer the following without regard to money or practicality:
What are the top 3 things your town needs?
1.
2.
3.
Where do you live?

Thank you for your responses.

Please s
THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT – A FATHER’S DAY MESSAGE
By: Mark Winne

NEWSLETTER FOR 06/15/2020

THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT – A FATHER’S DAY MESSAGE [3]

Now my dears, said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.
_The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Nature is out of balance, teetering toward an unsavory resolution that may, in fact, be revenge for the abuses that humans have h
Career Cruising
I have just read the article 'Principal Matters' in the 9/22/16 St Francis Herald. There have certainly been career development programs in high school up till now. The difference between this program and preceding programs is that this one is mandatory.

Up till now, if a kid wanted to wait until a year or two after high school to find his or her true calling he/she could. If it turns out he was to be starving poet then our world will have found another midwife of truth. If she was t