July 18, 2024

TOPEKA — You, too, can live the exciting life of a detective. You can take the special detective course next week in Emporia. And after you get your detective’s license, don’t get bitten by the bugs. The state is looking for volunteers to be bug detectives. The state will have workshops are to train people to find and reporting dangerous tree pests such as the emerald ash borer and thousand cankers bug. To sign up you should be able to identify common trees; willing to be contacted and to work with the public; be willing to visit sites, know how to use the internet and in the words of the gumshoe trade –zip your lip. The closest day-long class will be Friday, November 12, at the Lyon County Courthouse Annex, in Emporia. You must register at least three days before the workshop. The registration form is available on the Kansas Forest Service Website at Www.kansasforests.org/calendar/index.shtml or by calling Patricia McCaffrey at (785) 532-3301.
Thursday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.

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