Community

Feb
26
Thu
Candidate Forums @ Manhattan Fire Station
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

There will be a Candidate Forum for the USD 383 School Board candidates on Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station Headquarters, 2000 Denison Avenue.

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Feb
27
Fri
Farm Bill Deadline Approaching @ Farm Service Agency
Feb 27 all-day

Don’t forget that February 27th is the deadline to reallocate base acres and update yields with the Farm Service Agency.  The new farm bill has two deadlines.  The first is February 27th, the date by which base acres must be reallocated and yields updated (if a producer chooses to do so), and the second deadline is March 31st.  March 31st is the date by which producers must choose one of the three program options, PLC, ARC-CO, or ARC-IC. To learn more about each option, go to www.agmanager.info and click on 2014 Farm Bill.  While it appears there is a month and a half left before the final deadline, the March 31st deadline may have some producers a bit too relaxed in their decision making.  To make a good decision about which program is right for your farm, you really need to decide whether to reallocate base acres AND choose a program option at the same time.  In reality, February 27th is the deadline farmers and landowners should be using.  An Excel spreadsheet that will help with the decision making process is available on the AgManager website.  The decision tool may be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.agmanager.info/fb.htm.

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Spring Book Sale @ Manhattan Public Library
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm

The Spring Book Sale will be held at the Manhattan Public Library beginning Friday, February 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (Preview for MLA Members Only-Memberships sold at the door).  Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, March 1st from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.  Join the Manhattan Library Association and help support activities such as films, speakers, children’s programs and special events at Manhattan Public Library.  For more information go to www.MHKLibrary.org or call 785-776-4741.

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Hoop It Up For Hope @ Wamego Middle School
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Hoop It Up For Hope will be held on Friday, February 27th at the Wamego Middle School.  Chili Dog feed and raffle tables at 6:00 pm.  Tip-0ff will be at 7:00.  WMS vs. Central/West/High School.  Cost is $2.00 at the gate.  Proceeds go to Community Health Ministries.

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Feb
28
Sat
League of Women Voters @ Manhattan Public Library
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The League of Women Voters will have a presentation How Does the Kansas Legislature Work..Actually? on Saturday, February 28th at the Grosbeck Room at the Manhattan Public Library.  Coffee will be at 9:30 am with the presentation from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  What are the forces that drive the laws of Kansas? How does the process differ from the past? Please join them for this important information.  Dr. Roger Reitz will be one of the presenters.  (Dr. Reitz has served as a Kansas Senator, Representative, Mayor of Manhattan, and many other public offices.)

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Boy Scout Chili Feed @ Pottorf Hall - Cico Park
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop #223 will have a Chili Feed on Saturday, February 28th at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  All the chili you can eat, relishes and a drink.  Donation: $5.00;  children under 6 eat free.  Call 776-8074 for tickets and information.

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Mar
1
Sun
Health Improvement Planning Meeting @ Leonardville Community Center
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Riley County Community Health Improvement Planning Meeting will be held at the Leonardville  Community Center on Sunday, March 1st from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  Join for a discussion on improving our community’s health.  Please help identify our community’s top health priorities for the next 3 to 5 years. Community data and results of the recent community needs assessment will be presented, followed by an opportunity for attendees to share what they see as the top issues that should be addressed.  Your input is needed to help make Riley County a healthier place for us all!

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Pancake Feed @ Flush Hall
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm

The Rock Creek FFA Alumni is hosting a free donation pancake/sausage feed; raffle and silent auction on Sunday, March 1, 2015, starting at 4 p.m. at the Flush Hall. This is a fundraiser for scholarships.

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Rock Creek Pancake Feed @ Flush Hall
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm

Rock Creek FFA Alumni will have a Pancake Feed on Sunday, March 1st at Flush Hall at 4:00 pm.  They will be serving pancakes & sausage.  Also a silent auction, raffle and much more.  All proceeds benefit the Rock Creek FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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Mar
2
Mon
Summer Camp Enrollment @ Sunset Zoo
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am

Enrollment for the Zoo’s weekly summer camps begins online Monday, March 2nd.  Weekly camps for youth ages 6-12 will run from May 26th through August 14th.  Spaces are limited, so enroll early!  Learn more at SunsetZoo.com/Summer.

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