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  Resources for Barton County residents and residents of surrounding counties and communities: 2022 Barton County Resource Guide 2021 Barton County Resource Guide Kansas Family Partnership Alcohol and Drug . . .

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Communicable Disease

  Communicable diseases are contagious and may be transmitted from human to human, animal to human, insect to human, or infectious agent or toxin to human  direct or indirect contacts.    Reportable Diseases . . .

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Physical Activity & Nutrition Resource Referral

  For further information or to suggest additions or changes to the pdf document, please contact Katelyn Sigler at Barton County Health Department at ksigler@bartoncounty.org or  620-793-1902.  

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Heartland Walking Trails

Heartland Walking Trails is Sunflower Foundation funded grant project that provides an electronic guide to walking trails and paths in the partner counties of Barton, Rice, Stafford, and Pawnee Counties. Trail and Walking Path . . .

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Maternal & Infant Health

Maternal & Infant Health M & I Health serves pregnant and post-partum child-bearing women and their infants with an emphasis on adolescents and high-risk pregnancies.  The purpose of this program is . . .

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Child Health

Screening Tests and Children's Immunizations Lead and hemoglobin screening, nutritional counseling, and  . . .

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Prevention

CENTRAL  KANSAS  PARTNERSHIP The Central Kansas Partnership is a prevention coalition of parents, professionals and concerned citizens from Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Stafford, Rush and Ellsworth Counties.  . . .

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Public Health

If you’ve ever  had a vaccination,  assumed the water from your tap is safe,  taken your child to daycare,  expected the restaurant you eat in to be clean and safe,  been screened . . .

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Macksville Mustang Trail

Macksville Mustang Trail  is the name nominated by USD 351 students and selected by  Macksville City  Council for the trail to be used by walkers and runners for fitness and recreation . The trail loop . . .

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Lyons, Kansas

Lyons is the county seat of Rice County and was founded in 1876.  Today its population of nearly 3700 residents enjoy the historic and modern aspects of their city.  The historic center town square around the county courthouse is . . .

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Quivira Wildlife Refuge

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is ten miles to the south of Ellinwood, KS.  It's 21 miles of canals divert water to 34 wetlands from 10 to 1,500 acres in size. Its area contains the Big and Little Salt Marshes that were market . . .

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St. John, Kansas

St. John is the county seat of Stafford County and home to over 1300 residents.  The city boasts a traditional town square with a historic replica of the Statue of Liberty gracing the Northeast corner at 4th and Broadway.  . . .

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Sterling, Kansas

Sterling is located in Rice County and is home to Sterling College, a thriving downtown, and numerous activities for its residents.  The city has one of the prettiest parks in Kansas, built around a lake at the southeast corner of . . .

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Larned Walking Trails

Larned is the county seat of Pawnee County and is situated on the the historic Santa Fe Trail.  Established in 1873, the city has many significant early day homes and public buildings that can be enjoyed as a leisurely walk . . .

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Barton County Courthouse Jack Kilby Square & Quilt Walk

Quilt Walk Barton County Courthouse and Jack Kilby Square   Length:  1942 feet or .37 miles   Special Features:  Quilt Squares inlaid at corners and intersections . . .

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Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village

85 S. Highway 281, Great Bend, Kansas The Museum and Village provides an interesting afternoon walk for visitors from April to November with special events at Christmas and other holidays. Visit the Barton . . .

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Britt Spaugh Park & Great Bend Zoo

Britt Spaugh Park   Park Walk around the ponds and large animal pens      Open 6:00 AM - 12 Midnight Length    3842 feet or  .40 miles    . . .

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Cheyenne Bottoms

  Barton County  is located in the middle of the Central Flyway and has wetlands of international importance: Cheyenne Bottoms in northern Barton County and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County.  . . .

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Claflin Walking Trails

Tradition Trail is the name nominated by USD 112  students and selected by Claflin Recreation Commission for the trail long used by Claflin walkers, runners, and teams for  training and recreation.   . . .

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Ellinwood Walking Trails

Year-round walking activities are available with an excellent track at the City Park on the northwest side of Ellinwood, as well as a golf course, swimming pool, archery range, ball fields, tennis courts, and fishing at Wolf Pond. . . .

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Great Bend Historic Homes Walk

This entertaining 1 mile walk begins and ends at the historic Barton County Courthouse.  Other historic buildings along the walk include commercial buildings in downtown Great Bend and historic school buildings. The route . . .

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Great Bend Mural Walk

Great Bend Mural Walk in Downtown Great Bend   You don't have to visit a museum to find art in Great Bend! Murals decorate the walls of many buildings in the downtown area. Painted by high school . . .

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Great Bend Riverside Hike & Bike Path

The Riverside Hike and Bike Path was envisioned as a multi-phase project that accompanied the Great Bend Flood Control Project along the Arkansas River and the construction of the new "Front Door" Community Center.  Phase 1 of . . .

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Great Bend Sports Complex

41 McKinley Street, Great Bend KS 67530 The newest addition to sports and physical activity facilities in Great Bend is the Great Bend Sports Complex.  Facility Specifications: This brand new facility . . .

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Great Bend Veterans' Memorial Park

17 th and McKinley Streets Fitness Trail Ballparks Tennis Courts Sand Volleyball Lake—12 Acres Fishing Floating Bridge Walkway Handicap Accessible . . .

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Hoisington Walking Trails

Rising like a phoenix from ashes, Hoisington has steadily recovered from a devastating tornado in the spring of 2001.  Much of a western housing area, the parks, the high school, and Clara Barton Hospital were either destroyed or . . .

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Kansas Wetlands Education Center

George Stumps Nature Trail   Take a leisurely stroll through the woods next to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Here you’ll see signs of wood rats, orioles, foxes, and other wildlife that live nearby the Center. In . . .

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Pawnee Rock Walking Trail

  Rising up out of the plains, Pawnee Rock was a landmark for explorers and a popular campsite for travelers crossing the prairie. For centuries, Pawnee Rock was a site where the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians had . . .

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Child Care Licensing

  The Child Care Licensing Program works with all child care providers in Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee,  Rice, Rush and Stafford Counties.   According to Kansas Child Care . . .

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WIC

Barton County Health Department WIC Office       620-793-1909 WIC is a supplemental food and nutritional program designed to improve the health of women, infants, and children.  The service . . .

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Chronic Disease Risk Reduction

  Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) is a grant funded program that mainly focuses on Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation. Additional goals include: Improving Nutrition and Access to Healthy Foods  . . .

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Family Planning and Birth Control

All females of childbearing age are assisted in making informed decisions about if and when to have children.    Sliding fee scale according to ability to pay.   Parental consent . . .

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Classes & Meetings

Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Avenue Great Bend, KS   67530 620-793-1902         FAX 620-793-1903 Hours:   . . .

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Emergency Preparedness

The Barton County Health Department works with area, State and Federal Agencies on the development of  emergency preparedness plans. Families should develop their own  plans   , to include: . . .

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Health Department

2016 Barton County Resource Guide  for information on area agencies, health care, and assistance for families and individuals in our communities.   Central Kansas Physical Activity and Nutrition Resource . . .

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