Events Notice of CCDC Membership Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE Cheyenne Community Development Corporation will hold its Annual Meeting on October 12, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tin Roof Bakery at 413 E. Washington, St. Francis, Kansas. All Cheyenne County registered voters are members and are encouraged to attend. Board positions to be voted on are for two 3-year terms and one 1-year term. 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  or on the First Friday archive  along with the recording from today. Next month's program is Support 2020 and 2021 Alumni Reunions June 18-20,2021 Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alumni weekend will be a bit different from previous years. The 2020 Alumni Reunion was postponed until this year so both 2020 and 2021 honor year classes are encouraged to gather for a reunion. Honor Classes this year include all years ending 0, 1, 5, and 6 Since we are still not 100% clear of the pandemic there will be few large group events. Class members are encouraged to reach out to their classmates to schedule individual class gatherings. Sc Farmer's Market set to open June 5th The Farmer’s Market will be held in the park again, as in previous years, Saturday Mornings from 9-12. There will be hot breakfast available to purchase as well as baked goods, jams, parsnips, carrots, Swiss chard, radishes, fresh eggs, locally grown meat products, and handcrafted soaps and salves. For convenience, any customer can also go to the website at https://cncofarmersmarket.com and pre-order their items. Then they can pull up to the market and have their box carried to their Quincy Gallery’s First Art Auction Reception Friday evening, April 30, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CDT. Art pieces will be presented to highest bidders at 8:00pm. Don't miss the opportunity to socialize and enjoy tasty refreshments at Quincy Gallery, 109 N Quincy, St Francis. K-State Research and Extension Grant writing workshops K-State Research and Extension's Grant writing workshops have gone online. There are 3 new workshops available across the state--that's the beauty of online you can attend anywhere! If you are a state partner representing agencies, cities, counties, schools, libraries, hospitals, and community foundations, please consider making this known to your local partners. If you are an individual interested in taking a workshop: 1) Check the K-State Research and Extension Events Calendar Quincy Gallery’s First Art Auction Quincy Gallery’s First Art Auction will run thru April 30th and end with a reception to announce the winners and meet the various artists. Silent auction bidding as well as online bidding are offered throughout the length of the show, again ending April 30th. The funds raised will benefit the 202 on Washington renovation project which includes the construction of a community event center, a professional kitchen and an expanded gallery space. Ten artists have donated 27 pieces for this event. Cheyenne County KS Community Foundation Tom Keller reported on the Community Foundation. Cheyenne County KS Community Foundation board held its annual retreat at 202 on Washington on March 7. The board spent the afternoon planning for another exciting year of activities. The CCKCF hopes to announce its acquisition of physical home on main street in the near future. The all volunteer board of twelve Cheyenne County residents is researching the possibility of employing a part time administrator to assist the board in its mission to C Jason is coming home tomorrow! All the prayers and good energy helped soooo much! Jason called to say he cam come home tomorrow. Everyone figured it would take a lot longer but the love and caring of everyone really made a difference. Thank you all so much! Wrist surgery 3/31/2020 Doctor just called and said the surgery went well. The injury was extensive. Won't be able to use it at all for several months. Jason is in the hospital. Jason Padgett fell off a roof doing Eagle job. He has a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken wrist. They've taken him to Kearney NB for an operation and to recover. Please send him healing energy, prayers, and love. We can't go see him because don't accept visitors because of the virus. Thank you. Last Kansas Sampler Festival Approaches April 28, 2017 Press Release The 28th and final Kansas Sampler Festival will take place in Winfield's Island Park on May 6 and 7. The festival, designed to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in Kansas, will end its successful run as the state's largest outdoor travel show. Started on the Penner Farm near Inman in 1990 as a book signing party for Milferd Penner and Marci Penner's first Kansas Weekend Guide, the event led to the f St Francis Community Foundation awards grant money and Honors Bill & Cindy Keller Many gathered Monday night, April 17th, to receive the St Francis Community Foundation grant money awarded to their various groups and organizations, to honor Bill & Cindy Keller who have given so much to the St Francis Community, and to enjoy a delicious dinner at Riverside. The groups represented that night included: USD297, the St Francis Pool Committee, Cheyenne Co Theater, St Francis Motorcycle Museum, Senior Living, Senior Center, St Francis Wrestling Club, Cheyenne Co Commissioners, Ch Flatiron Restaurant opens in St. Francis On Hwy 36 in St Francis, I noticed a new OPEN sign fluttering in the wind in front of Jett Fromholtz's Flatiron Restaurant. The restaurant I had been in many times, doing small projects during the construction phase, and asking when the opening date would be, but as of yet hadn't gotten a definitive answer. So I was happy when I realized where that OPEN was, "Jett's open!", I had to go in and check it out. The restaurant had just closed for the day and Jett and the crew we Water Supply Informational Meeting January 4th 1 pm at 4-H building at Fair Grounds. State and local water officials will host an informational meeting and discussion forum for water users and others interested in the water supply of the South Fork Republican River. The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Dansas Water Office will share information about the resolutions reached between Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska this year. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend and provide input to state water officials charged with adm Girl Scouts visit the folks at the Good Samaritan Village This evening the local Girl Scouts brought their beautiful voices and Christmas spirit to the folks at the Good Sam. They sang traditional and modern Christmas Carols and seemed to enjoy spreading some Christmas cheer. The Girl Scouts also gave to each of the residents the present of a very nice, hand made pillow, which I am sure everyone appreciated. Night at the Museum and Upcoming Museum Events By Janet Carman Night at the Museum "Honoring Our Veterans", the first in a series of Night at the Museum events, will be at 7 pm on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Cheyenne County Museum. Military artifacts, old news articles, uniforms, and other historic military information will be on display on tables throughout the museum. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the museum and view the Medal of Honor display case, the military academy displays, the military corner with uniforms, p 'First Impressions' for St Francis, Results Nadine Sigle with the K-State Research and Extension shared the results of the 'First Impressions' project for St Francis. A group from another town of similar size visited St Francis recently and recorded their first impression as did people from our town visited another. The intent was to see our communities with fresh eyes. Their impressions were generally very positive. The first thing someone does when interested in a specific place is to check it out online. They said that t Drawing Me Home Posted for Kary Zweygardt and the CC4C I would like to invite you to the opening reception of "Drawing Me Home" at the Quincy Gallery, Nov 3 @ 7cst. St Francis Ks. A collection of my watercolors and pencil pcs. will be on display thru Dec. First Impressions Ever wonder what people visiting your town think? First impressions are important as the community works to improve the overall quality of life and develop its sense of place. How does it work? The program allows you to see your community through the eyes of a first time visitor. A volunteer visitation team agrees to make the visit. The team members are from other communities with similar characteristics. Business leaders, community and economic development directors, Chamber of Commerce m Land and Sky Byway schedule and map 1) Events begin Oct. 5 at the 88-mile byway’s southern end. Tour Fort Wallace Museum, 2655 Highway 40, Wallace, from 2-5 p.m. MDT. Refreshments will be served. 2) Approach Heaven and learn about the night sky that evening at “Mt. Sunflower Under the Stars”. Join the caravan to Mt. Sunflower from Stephens Restaurant, Highways 27 and 40, Sharon Springs, at 5:30 p.m. Climbing gear is optional. Beef brisket supper begins at 6 p.m. at the highest point in Kansas. Supper costs $12. Please bri CITY-WIDE CLEANUP including what they will and won't pickup St. Francis Citizens: Call the Power Plant 332-3031 between 7:30 and 12 noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Do not leave cleanup requests on the answering machine, they will not be picked up. Talk to the dispatcher. Requests can be called in Monday through Friday. DEADLINE OCTOBER 21ST The CITY WILL START PICK UP ON OCTOBER 24TH. Calls received after the deadline will have to wait until next fall. Your Cooperation and patience will be appreciated. What they WILL pickup: Concrete, tires, pai September - Painting with Peggy Moberly Canvas & Chianti Friday, Sept. 9 6:00 - 9:00pm Canvas & Coffee September, Sept. 10 9:00am - noon Please register early! Classes to be held at the Art Hub 218 W. Washington St. Each session limited to 12 adults. Cost to cover materials & instruction: $38 Sponsored by CC4C See us at: https://www.facebook.com/CheyenneCenterForCreativity/?fref=ts Upcoming League Bowling League bowling is fast approaching. Get your team signed up, get your ball cleaned up, get your bowling shoes shined, and get ready to destroy those pins. September 19th men's league starts. Full season September 22nd women's league starts. Full season September 25th Mixed league starts. October 2nd through November 20th Looking for teams. Register your team and get a free hour of bowling. ($20 value) Contact Robert Martinez at 785-332-9139 or email@example.com Bird City's 4th Annual Renewal in the Park Please join us for Bird City's 4th annual Renewal in the Park! Bring your family (and your lawn chairs) and enjoy and evening of free food, fellowship, live bluegrass music performed by the award winning Southern Raised Band, and an inspirational message by Ms. Wheelchair Utah, Jen Crouse! You don't want to miss this! Saturday, August 27th Van Doren Park ~ Bird City, Kansas FREE MEAL BEGINS @ 6:00pm CT Call: 785-626-2076 for more information MRA Round 5 to be held at High Plains Raceway Aug 6-7 On Aug 6th and 7th, racers will compete in round 5 of the Colorado's Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (MRA) 2016 racing schedule at the High Plains Raceway, just outside of Byers, Co. Local motorcycle roadracer, Kale Dankenbring, will be racing and would love to have some local support in the stands cheering him on. So, if you are in need of screaming engines, flying around hairpin turns at death-defying speeds, come and cheer as Kale competes to take home the 1st place title. T National Hot Dog Day!!! Friday, July 22nd is National Hot Dog Day, and to help you celebrate this delicious holiday, Doyle Easter will have his hot dog cart loaded with tasty treats and open for business in front of the courthouse from 11 to 3. To miss out on these all beef hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day would be a crime to your taste buds, a dis-service to your innards, or maybe would just be un-American, I don't know, but don't be 'that guy' and miss out. Treasure Hunt/Sleuthing Camp Re-posted from the St. Francis Rec Commission Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SFRecCommission/ Be a detective, go treasure hunting and design your own treasure hunt and treasure chest. When: July 25-30 Where: St. Francis Grade School Title 1 Room Who: Students entering grades 2-5, limit 10 students Time: 4:30-6 PM Cost: $40 Please stop by Cowgirl Creations & Design to sign up for the Treasure Hunt Class and to pay your fees. Roundtable Discussion featuring Ed O'Malley, President & CEO of Kansas Leadership Center Tri-County Leadership presents: Roundtable Discussion featuring Ed O'Malley, President & CEO of Kansas Leadership Center Wednesday August 24 7-8:30 - Mountain Time Breakfast meeting in Goodland Wolak Building, 1006 Center St 10:30-noon Central Time Brunch meeting in St Francis Flat Iron Restaurant 105a E. US 36 (Dusty Farmer) 1-2:30 - Central Time Lunch meeting in Atwood Mulligan's on Main, 503 Main St. Ed O'Malley President & CEO Kansas Leadership Center Christmas in July, Downtown St Francis Re-posted from: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035617176520629/ It's never too early to get started on your Christmas shopping, or get a little something for yourself! Join us on Saturday July 9th from 9-2 cst in Downtown St Francis for our CHRISTMAS IN JULY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! We will have vendors spread out up and down main street as well as several brick and mortar shops joining in on the festivities as well! We are also hoping that Santa can take time away from the North Pol Benefit Hamburger Lunch To help the Laura and Nahum Mendoza Family with medical expenses due to Nahum's emergency knee surgery. The family has no medical insurance. Serving hamburgers, baked beans, salads, and watermelon. July 17, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 pm St. Francis Catholic Church Parish Hall Free will offering. Food provided by the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Alter Society, and the St. Francis Community Church Fundraising Golf Tournament for Kansas Job's Daughters The tournament is going to be held on August 20, 2016 at Riverside Recreation Golf Course in Saint Francis. It is open to any and all persons looking for a good day of golf. Please consider joining us and pass the word to anyone that might be interested. Your support is great appreciated! Re-posted for: Sharissa Andrist Grand Guardian of Kansas Job's Daughters International David Hartman, Artist, @ The Motorcycle Museum during Alumni David Hartman, artist from Fort Collins, Colorado, has been commissioned by the family of Verda and Junior Smull to create an 8' by 6' oil painting that will hang in the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum in their memory. On Saturday morning, June 18th, Mr. Hartman will be at the museum painting a study or smaller version of a 1940 Harley Davidson. Hartman chose this motorcycle because of its interesting style, black saddlebags, bright colors, but mostly because he could envision it in St. F The World's Fastest Indian, Free During Alumni Reposted from The St. Francis, KS Alumni page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2243894149/ The free matinee movie to be shown at 2 pm on Saturday, June 18 at the Cheyenne Theater will be The World's Fastest Indian. Tours of the theater and the new Motorcycle Museum next door will be given.