Nov. 15, 2013                                                                                                              NewsBlast Vol. 4 No.6
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Beach Museum of Art promotes early childhood art education
Ten years ago, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art received a grant from the Kansas Art Commission to promote early childhood art education. This allowed them to consolidate the few classes they had under a new initiative: ArtSmart!, a program dedicated to teaching children about the composition and making of art.
Morland Mercantile to hold grand opening  

During the Kansas Governor's Ringneck Classic, Governor Sam Brownback will cut the ribbon for the newly-refurbished Morland Mercantile grand opening celebration on Nov. 16. The road to the opening has been long for the citizens of Morland.

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From the Land of Kansas 

From the Land of Kansas is a state trademark program made possible by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. It encourages the sale, branding and support of Kansas grown products and does so by making them more identifiable to consumers. The program focuses on promoting the Kansas brand for local businesses, inspiring consumers to support Kansas with their purchasing decisions and exemplifying our state's high-quality products.

 

From the Land of Kansas is hosting a trade show on March 4-5, 2014, to further promote Kansas' goods. To learn more about the program click here to visit their website or "like" them on Facebook.

Kansas State University established the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in 2004 to enhance democracy through improved community deliberation. Soon after, the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) was created by K-State in 2006 to connect the resources of the university to significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. To help sustain rural communities due to growing economic problems, CECD launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2008.
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