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Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2022 of a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 315, Thomas County, Kansas. This vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Board of Education not sooner than fifteen (15) days following publications of this notice. The appointed member will serve the remainder of the unexpired term in this position.
Such vacancy exists by reason of the resignation of Ed Geihsler.
By order of the Board of Education Unified School District No. 315, Thomas County, Kansas, this 18th day of November 2013. Interested individuals may stop by the administration office, 600 W. Third St., to pick up a board candidate survey.
"Community Can" Food Challenge
Food insecurity is most often considered a third world program but unfortunately it is an issue for some members of our Thomas county community. "Community Can' Food Challenge is a food and fund raising event to support Genesis and the Food 4 Kids backpack program sponsored by the Women of K-State at the Northwest Research-Extension Center.
The challenge is to see who among our local groups, organizations, businesses and churches can raise the most to support Genesis and the Food 4 Kids backpack program. Recognition will be given to groups based on size of group and type of donation (cash or food).
In 2013 Genesis provides food on average to 90 families per month. In October that figure rose to 136 families. Food 4 Kids backpack program, a national effort, was started over 15 years ago when teachers recognized that kids hungry on Monday morning were more focused on hunger pains than lessons. The program provides nutritious, easy to prepare items children can use over weekends and holidays. In Colby approximately 40 households with school aged children benefit from this program during the Christmas and spring breaks.
Money or non-perishable food items are sought for Genesis and non-perishable, single serving, child friendly food is needed for Backpacks. Holiday food baskets will be distributed from Genesis on Dec. 14th and cash donations are always needed to complete this effort (i.e. for meat items).
A reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at the Thomas County Office Complex Conference room (350 S. Range Avenue) from 5 to 7 p.m. to gather donations and celebrate community. Representatives of Genesis will be available to answer any questions and provide tours of the pantry. Representatives for Colby Public Schools will also be there. To be eligible for Challenge recognition food and/or funds must be dropped off to the conference room between 3 and 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3rd, winners will be recognized at 6:45 p.m.
The Women of K-State, NWREC, challenge the community to raiser a bumper crop to help those who have food insecurity in Thomas County. Step up and meet the challenge and challenge others to get involved. For questions contact the Women of K-State at 785-462-6281.