Buy pecans, support local musicians
The Tonganoxie High School band and and vocal performers will be selling pecan halves from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, at both locations of First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie and at Community National Bank.
The pecans sell for $7 per pound.
The pecan sale is sponsored by the VIP Booster Club, and proceeds will go toward the 2001 band and vocal Colorado trip.
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Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving dinner
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving dinner will begin at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the basement of Mutual Savings Bank.
The cost is $6 per person. To reserve your place, call the Chamber of Commerce at 845-9244.
The regular meeting will follow the dinner.
Let's hit the courts
The fourth annual Project Graduation shoot-out, will be held Saturday, Nov. 27.
Eligible participants include alumni, their spouses and employees of USD 464. The eight team tournament offers a guarantee of three games. A $100 entry fee is required.
For more information about the five-on-five tournament, call Phil Jeannin at 845-2693.
Thrift shop plans for the holiday season
Families needing to receive Christmas packages from the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop are asked to report those needs to the shop no later than Nov. 15. Clothing sizes should be specified for those requesting clothing.
Individuals and clubs planning to donate Christmas gifts to the Good Shepherd should bring them no later than Dec. 15.
The Salvation Army, 600 Walnut, Leavenworth, will take applications for Christmas assistance from 9 11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Nov. 10-12, and again Nov. 16.
Those participating need to bring a photo identification, proof of income, social security numbers for all family members and proof of residency.
Families with children are asked to bring suggestions of things their children would like for Christmas. Sizes of clothing are requested.
The next SORT recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie.
Fourth grade students of Karen Stephenson will volunteer their time to collect recyclable items at the drop-off.
This will be the only recycling date in November because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The next recycling drop-off will be Saturday, Dec. 11.
McLouth Veterans' Day assembly
McLouth Secondary Site Council invites the public to attend the third annual Veterans' Day assembly at McLouth Middle/High School, 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Gold Gym.
Speakers will be Major Tom Tyra, Chaplain Steve Walsh and Major Bob Mitchell, members of the Commanding General's staff, Fort Leavenworth.
Monster truck coming
Jimmy Creten will make a special appearance with his monster trucks on Friday, Nov. 19, at the First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie, highway location.
Creten and his wife Dawn travel the Pace Motor Sports circuit, racing their two monster trucks, Bounty Hunter and 2 Xtreme. They race year round, traveling as far as Hawaii and Mexico, taking their four-month old daughter with them.
When not traveling, they live in Tonganoxie near Creten's familiy.
The couple is under new sponsorship with CSK Auto, and plan to continue matching their trucks against others on the circuit.