September 25, 2020

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Your Home for High School Football This Season 
is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Friday, September 25th
5:40 p.m. Football Express 
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com

6:45 p.m. Ellsworth at Beloit
Live Video Stream at www.nckssports.com

6:30 p.m. Thunder Ridge at Lakeside
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com  

6:30 p.m. Osborne at Rock Hills
Z96.3 the Lake & www.kdcountry94.com

10:05 p.m. KD Country 94 Local Scoreboard Show 
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com    

Monday, September 28th  
5 p.m. Beloit at Ellsworth JV Football
Live Video Stream at www.nckssports.com  

Tuesday, September 29th  
5 p.m. SE of Saline at Beloit HS Volleyball
Live Video Stream at www.nckssports.com    

Thursday, October 1st 
 
5 p.m. Concordia at Beloit Junior High Football
Live Video Stream at www.nckssports.com   

Football Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:

Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, & Thunder Ridge

Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Grilled Cheese of the Week: “Loosey Goosey” Loose beef sandwich with cheddar and Thousand Island dressing

Drink: Goose Island Next Coast IPA, $4

💥Follow this link to be entered to win! A giveaway from NCK CASA.
https://forms.gle/TujnWssEyB7RDg5v9

KANSAS SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE PREPARES FOR ANNUAL SESSION

     The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature is busy preparing for their 38th Annual Session, but with a decidedly different format than normal due to the COVID-19 situation.  Normally, the KSHL meets for three days in early October each year, with the second and third days spent at the State Capitol in Topeka.  While at the Capitol, the delegates debate and discuss the Issues that have been presented to them by their Executive Board from the July Executive Board meeting.  Those Issues passed out of the various committees on Wednesday morning are then again debated and discussed Wednesday afternoon.  Any Issue that passes the Wednesday afternoon vote is then voted on yet again, with no discussion or debate, on Thursday morning for final passage.

     However, this year due to the COVID-19 situation, the Annual Session will be reduced to just one day – Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at both the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging in Topeka for those who choose to attend in person, or by Zoom for those who prefer to attend virtually.  The KSHL will become a “Committee of the Whole” on Wednesday morning, where the three Issues brought to the full SHL body will be discussed and debated, with a preliminary vote taken at that time.  Any Issue that favorably passes that vote will then be brought back to the afternoon session, where the Issue will be voted on for final passage.  If an Issue is favorably passed by both votes, that Issue will then be presented to the Kansas Legislature at their 2021 Legislative Session beginning in January of 2021.

     The three Issues that will be presented to the KSHL at the Annual Session are as follows:

  1.  Expansion of Medicaid in Kansas
  2. Full funding of the Senior Care Act (which provides limited funding for those Seniors who qualify, allowing them to receive services in their own home instead of having to move into a nursing home).  The bill was passed by the 2020 Kansas Legislature, but was subsequently removed due to the state’s financial situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reducing funding back to previous levels.
  3. Continued support for the KDOT community based public transportation program, and giving our backing to KDOT in their proposed expansion of that program throughout Kansas.

Every county in Kansas plus 20 additional members from the four most-populous counties have a voice in the KSHL.  Kansas presently has over 650,000 Seniors with more joining senior ranks daily.  The KSHL’s purpose is to inform Kansas Legislators of senior concerns and priorities.  The KSHL works with the Kansas Legislature to make sure legislators understand the importance of these issues to Kansas’ seniors.  Visit Kansas-SHL.org to learn more about the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature.

The 2020-21 Mitchell County Directories have arrived! They are a great resource for visitors and those relocating to the area! We will have these available in the Beloit Area Chamber Office!

Salina, Kansas – OCCK, Inc. will be holding the 30th Annual Employment Expo on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This year’s event will be virtual.  

This free event is open to all north central Kansas employers and job seekers.  Employers will set up a booth online and will be able to chat with potential applicants directly.  Both employers and job seekers must register in advance.  

To register for the event, visit the OCCK website at www.occk.com and look for Virtual Employment Expo.  For more information, contact Workforce Solutions of OCCK at 785.827.9383 extension 176.

The event is sponsored by Workforce Solutions of OCCK, Kansas WorkforceOne, Aetna and the Salina Human Resource Management Association.

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit www.occk.com.  

Our local businesses are hiring and you can check out all the details here on the Chamber Website! https://members.beloitchamber.com/jobs

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