Upcoming Cover Crops Meeting

Cover Crops have been a hot topic lately when it comes to weed suppression and grazing livestock, but selecting the type of crop or mix of crops can be difficult with the many options available. A Cover Crops Meeting discussing the grazing and weed control benefits of different cover crops will be offered by the K-State Research and Extension Councils of Barber, Kingman, Kiowa, Stafford, and Pratt counties on January 10th, 2019 in Pratt, Kansas. The meeting will be held at the Pratt Area 4-H center located at 81 Lake Road in Pratt at 1 pm with refreshments sponsored by Scoular. Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Beef Systems Specialist for K-State Research and Extension will discuss her research pertaining to...

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! The community is invited to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 at the Municipal Building located on the corner of Third and Jackson. Serving will begin at 12:00 Noon, take out will be available. If you need a ride, please call RSVP by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22. Information provided by the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce

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Sorghum Notes

Tax Package on the Move in the House Details on the tax framework are beginning to be revealed today after House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first overhaul of the nation’s tax code since President Reagan’s historic tax reform 31 years ago. President Trump issued a statement applauding the bill’s release but added there is much work left to do. At this time, NSP is cautiously optimistic about the provisions but will be pouring through the bill’s 429 pages to ensure changes positively impact sorghum producers. We will provide more in-depth details to our membership soon as this issue will be front and center through November and December.Biofuels Investment Puts...

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Sorghum Notes

Tax Package on the Move in the House Details on the tax framework are beginning to be revealed today after House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first overhaul of the nation’s tax code since President Reagan’s historic tax reform 31 years ago. President Trump issued a statement applauding the bill’s release but added there is much work left to do. At this time, NSP is cautiously optimistic about the provisions but will be pouring through the bill’s 429 pages to ensure changes positively impact sorghum producers. We will provide more in-depth details to our membership soon as this issue will be front and center through November and December.Biofuels Investment Puts...

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KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism14th annual “wild” Halloween Party

KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism invites you to their 14th annual “wild” Halloween Party. Children, 6th grade or younger, and their parents, are invited to trick or treat in their costumes at the KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism on October 31, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The party will be at the Education Center (Museum) located on the west side of Highway 64. The KS Wildlife & Parks is located two miles east of Pratt on Hwy 54 and approximately one mile south on Hwy 64 or south on Hwy 281 (Main Street) and 2 ½ miles east on River Road (Hwy 64  

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KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism14th annual “wild” Halloween Party

KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism invites you to their 14th annual “wild” Halloween Party. Children, 6th grade or younger, and their parents, are invited to trick or treat in their costumes at the KS Wildlife, Parks & Tourism on October 31, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The party will be at the Education Center (Museum) located on the west side of Highway 64. The KS Wildlife & Parks is located two miles east of Pratt on Hwy 54 and approximately one mile south on Hwy 64 or south on Hwy 281 (Main Street) and 2 ½ miles east on River Road (Hwy 64  

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Vendors Sought For Holiday Market Benefiting Girl Scouts

Vendors Sought For Holiday Market Benefiting Girl Scouts 51st annual See & Sell Holiday Market attracts shoppers from across state, beyond SALINA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is inviting vendors to participate in the 51st annual See & Sell Holiday Market, a popular arts and crafts show that kicks off the holiday season each year and attracts thousands of shoppers to Salina. The 51st annual See & Sell Holiday Market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Tony’s Pizza Events Center, 800 The Midway in Salina. Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the See & Sell Holiday Market draws more than 3,000 shoppers. Founded by the YWCA of Salina and now continued by...

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KBI conducting death investigation in Grant County

KBI conducting death investigation in Grant County GRANT COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ulysses Police Department are conducting an investigation into the death of a 1-year-old from Ulysses, Kansas The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Ulysses Police Department contacted the KBI for assistance with this investigation on Sunday, Oct. 15 at approximately 12:40 p.m. Just before noon on Sunday, Oct. 15, 12-month-old Mia Garay was taken to Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital in Ulysses by a family member. When the child arrived she was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Efforts by medical personnel to revive Garay were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at approximately 12:20 p.m....

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Girl Scouts ‘Power Up’ With Westar Energy

Girl Scouts ‘Power Up’ With Westar Energy Girls to enjoy hands-on activities Thursday during special STEM workshop WICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to partner with Westar Energy for the first installment of “Power Up with Westar,” a hands-on workshop designed to engage girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).   Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 will be attending the sold-out “Power Up with Westar” event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Westar Energy’s Service Center, 1900 E. Central in Wichita. Girl Scouts’ G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader) power meets electric power as girls will learn how electricity powers up their community and what it takes to keep the lights on. They’ll also...

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