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USDA to Invest $13 Million Rural Entrepreneurship

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Lyons, NE – On Friday, May 28th, the USDA will begin final implementation of a long-awaited, $13 million investment in rural America’s economic recovery. USDA Rural Development is poised to roll out the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program that was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. It’s a new program that will make grants to organizations that provide training, technical assistance ... Read More »

Kansas Cattlemen Speak Out About New Traceability System

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Representing more than 1,700 Kansas producers, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) expressed deep concerns with the initiation of USDA’s new Animal Disease Traceability System. Attending the Kansas City meeting put on by USDA in mid-May, KCA confirmed that there are many aspects of the system that are unresolved and questionable. First and foremost, it is inappropriate to mandate and regulate a ... Read More »

CMH Receives Grant from Union Pacific Foundation

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Marysville, KS — Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) received a $10,000 grant from Union Pacific Foundation. The Union Pacific Foundation Board approved the grant award to CMH to assist with construction of its new hospital facility. “We are very appreciative of the grant from the Union Pacific Foundation,” stated Pam Harrison, CMH Foundation Coordinator. “It is rewarding when others recognize the ... Read More »

American Red Cross Offers Lifesaving Skills For Families Planning Water-Related Activities This Summer

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A 2009 Red Cross survey found nearly half of people experience a near-drowning scare during their lifetime Topeka, KS. May 25, 2010 – 2009 survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows the importance of water safety skills, with half of those surveyed saying they have had a near-drowning experience in their lifetime. The survey found that 48 percent reported ... Read More »

Red Cross Survey Finds More than Two-thirds of Americans Experience a Summer Emergency

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Red Cross Survey Finds More than Two-thirds of Americans Experience a Summer Emergency As summer approaches, families can be prepared for emergencies by taking a Red Cross course Topeka, KS, Monday, May 24, 2010— A new Red Cross survey shows that 68 percent of Americans have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites, heat stroke ... Read More »

River Valley Extension District Wheat Plot Tours – June 2, June 3, June 8 and June 10, 2010

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              K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District in cooperation with area commercial agri-businesses will host a series of wheat varieties plot tours on Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3, Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, 2010. These educational plots allow wheat growers to see side by side comparisons with new and standard varieties at varied ... Read More »

NFPA study: Nearly all structure fire deaths happen in home fires

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Home fires cause annual average of 2,840 civilian deaths Quincy, Mass. – According to a new study, Home Structure Fires, from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires account for 92 percent of fire deaths that occur in structures. These fires cause an average of 2,840 civilian deaths each year. “This study strongly underscores the need to aggressively work ... Read More »

Realtors Association Endorses Moran

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“Jerry Moran is the right man to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and we are proud to endorse him.” That statement came this past weekend from Kansas Association of Realtors President Brian Jones. In an Overland Park get-together on Sunday, Jones noted Moran’s work on behalf of property owners and the business community just before handing over his organization’s ... Read More »

Governor Signs Transportation Program Bill

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An $8.2-billion transportation program, that’s what will be created by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson’s stroke of the pen yesterday in a ceremony at a municipal airport hanger in Topeka. The program will rely on revenues from a recently passed sales tax increase. The legislation authorizes up to $1.7-billion in bonds over the program’s 10-year life. The Governor said the measure ... Read More »

KDHE Informational Meeting

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A special meeting will be held in Beloit this evening to help anyone who might have to disturb painted surfaces better understand new regulations in what is called the new Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Tom Langer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Lead Program will be conducting the Town Hall Meeting which will be held ... Read More »