Students to compete
in High Q on Saturday
Five students from Tonganoxie High School and five students from Basehor-Linwood High School will participate in the annual High Q competition Saturday at Washburn University.
The 1999 contest, co-sponsored by CBS-13 and the Washburn Office of Academic Affairs, allows teams of high school students from across Kansas to compete against one another in answering questions on topics such as art, literature, history, math and science.
Teams earning the top 16 scores will advance to the finals and return to Topeka several times for taping sessions. The televised High Q competition will air on CBS-13 from late January to early May and will be re-broadcast on KTWU Channel 11.
Members of the Tonganoxie team will be: Jessica Sturgeon, senior, daughter of Rod and Linda Sturgeon; Darren Welch, junior, son of Pat and Shirley Welch; Jessey Hunter, senior, son of Robert and Kathy Hunter; Clyde May, senior, son of Helen May; and Hannah Davoren, senior, daughter of Kevin and Debra Davoren. Ron Lewis is the coach.
Members of the Basehor-Linwood team will be Laura Welk, junior, daughter of Art and Sheryl Wells, Basehor; Kellen Cruden, senior, son of Ken and Kathy Cruden, Tonganoxie; Chris Perry, senior, son of Joe and Janice Perry, Linwood; Jennifer Farr, senior, daughter of Marie and Steven Farr, Basehor; and Nikki Perry, junior, daughter of Joe and Janice Perry, Linwood. Margaret Armstrong is the coach.
Knights of Columbus offering Bingo Night
The Knight of Columbus will sponsor a Bingo Night and Chili Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Sacred Heart Church basement. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
Chili, a dessert, drink and crackers will be available for $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 5 through 12. Children younger than 5 are free, but they won't receive a Bingo card.
Baby sitters will be provided.
100 years of Tonganoxie graduates
Deloris White is selling books that list Tonganoxie High School graduates from 1901 through 2000. Books may be purchased at the high school or from White. The books sell for $10 each, or during the holidays, three for $25. To contact White, please call (913) 845-2509.
Candlelight holiday homes tour
The Leavenworth Vintage Homes Society is preparing for its annual Candlelight Homes Tour which will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Proceeds from this event go to the Leavenworth County Historical Museum to benefit its many programs.
Homes tour highlights Topeka's history
Topeka's eighth annual Historic Holiday Park Homes Tour will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The tour begins at the Abundance of Life Church, 1239 SW Western. Tickets are available at Cafe Holliday, 12th and Taylor; flowervorks, 911 S. Kansas Ave.; and Home Collections, 3129 SW Huntoon. For information, call Deborah Pomeroy, (785) 234-4385.
Holiday music program
The public is invited to the Basehor Chamber of Commerce evening of holiday music.
The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the First Baptist Church, 1410 N. 155th St., Basehor.
Musicians will be Paul Runnels, the Leavenworth Brass Choir, Raylene Dodd, Gale Mack, Sparkles the clown and Rev. Dennis Matthews. Refreshments will be served.
Scout chili supper
Everyone is invited to attend Saturday's Boy Scout chili supper, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church.
FFA food drive
This holiday season, the Tonganoxie FFA chapter will help the needy by sponsoring a food and toy drive.
Donations may be taken to the Leavenworth County fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, and from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19. Donations will then be taken to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank.
For more information, call Nick Callaghan, 845-3382, or Jenny Crookham, 724-2555.