4-H realizes the power and the promise of today's youth. The 4-H youth development movement provides opportunities for all youth ages 5-19 to participate in innovative, fun programs through which they can develop valuable, long-life skills.
Today, 4-H in the United States involves seven million youth and more than 1,000 learn-by-doing programs ranging from robotics to skateboarding and agriculture. 4-Hers learn valuable skills, have fun, make new friends, solve problems, earn awards and recognition, practice citizenship, develop leadership ability, and make a difference in their communities. For more information on the 4-H Program in the Argonia area, contact the Harper County Extension Office at 201 N Jennings, Anthony, KS or call at (620)842-5445.
The local Hilltoppers 4-H club meets on the second Monday of the month at the Argonia High School Home Ec room. All interested youth are welcome.
Argonia Senior Center Board
The nine-member Argonia Senior Center Board was organized to address the needs of the Senior citizens of our community. One of the most important they found was transportation. Out of that need "Provide-a-Ride" was formed. This program provides rides for those over 60 years of age. Volunteer drivers donate their time and vehicles to take our Seniors as needed to doctor and medical appointments within a 75-mile radius. A volunteer dispatcher takes the calls and does the scheduling and appropriate paperwork. Different drivers take a certain day of the week. The "Provide-a-Ride" program has been well received and the town has seen excellent results.
Chamber of Commerce
Farm and Art Markets are one of the many ways the Chamber of Commerce is working to stimulate Argonia’s business district while being an advocate and source of valuable information for our local businesses. The chamber meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. With locations traveling amongst chamber members. Please contact the President, Natalie Kollmeyer at (620) 435-6630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining. www.argoniachamber.webs.com
Chikaskia Health Care District
The Chikaskia Heath Care District, established on June 27, 1991, encompasses the towns of Argonia and Milan, Dixon and Ryan townships and parts of Creek and Spring townships. It's missions is: "To develop a plan that identifies health care needs of the citizens of the Chikaskia Health Care District and set forth specific plans to meet those needs within the confines of available resources."
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. The Girl Scout program includes a myriad of enriching experiences, including field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Our unique experiences allow girls to grow courageous and strong by helping them:
- Develop their full individual potential
- Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect
- Develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making
- Contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others
The Argonia Girl Scouts enjoy a variety of fun activities every Thursday at the Friends Church. Special age-appropriate programs are offered to girls kindergarten through seniors in high school. All interested girls are welcome.
Goodwill Car Donation
This is a group that could positively impact the community and make
car removal much easier. Please click on the website listed below for more information.
The Argonia and Western Sumner County Historical Society was organized in 1961. It's main function is the stewardship of the historic pieces and documents entrusted to its care. The Society is also responsible for the maintenance of the Salter House Museum and grounds.
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Kids Club is a fun Bible learning hour for all children preschool aged (at least three years old) through fifth grade. Kids Club meets at the Friends Church, 202 N. Pine Street every Wednesday during the school year. Call the church for times.
KLOUDBusters KLOUDBusters High Powered Large Model Rocketry Club hosts local, national and international competitions and fun fly launches almost every month at their launch site seven miles south and 1 1/2 miles east of Argonia. Visit the KLOUDBusters website - http://www.kloudbusters.org - for a detailed schedule and more information on their rockets.
Directions: From U.S. 160, turn south on Main Street. Follow Main Street south out of town. Seven miles south, turn left (east) and follow 70th Ave 1 1/2 miles to launch site.
The Argonia Library Association, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, maintains the library building. They regularly contribute to Veterans, KPTS, assist dogs program and other charitable organizations.
The Argonia Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The group is active in community projects including Santa Claus Day, student scholarships and donated a Shelter House for the River Park. The Lions participate in New Eyes for the Needy by collecting eye glasses. They sponsor a community birthday calendar each year and donate time and money to other projects in the community.
The churches of Argonia cooperate through the Ministerial Alliance sponsor community worship times on Good Friday and on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. They sponsor a yearly "serve the community" day. They also sponsor a food pantry for the needy. All six churches in town are members of the alliance.
Argonia's Nutrition Council works with eligible individuals within the community for a better understanding of the Nutrition Program at Friendship Meals. The Council works with the Friendship Meals staff in the operation of this project and advises the staff concerning matters relating to the details of serving and delivery of these daily meals.
The Council which consists of nine members meets every month at Chikaskia Manor to discuss ways to help the Friendship Meals staff and plan activities that will encourage more people in the community to take advantage of the opportunity to eat a healthy meal and enjoy fellowship with friends every day.
The Recreation Commission coordinates recreational activities for the children of Argonia. They currently sponsor swimming, baseball, softball and basketball teams. For more information on the Rec Commission contact Wayne Vineyard at 620-435-6899.
Wheels for Wishes
This is a car donation and recycling program that benefits Make-A-Wish Kansas. Please visit the link for more information kansas.wheelsforwishes.org
Argonia offers both senior high and junior high youth groups that meet on Wednesday nights during the school year. Contact the Friends Church for more information.