Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 1999

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November 24, 1999

Letters to Santa

Hey Kids! Santa is busy making toys in his workshop. But he won't know what to bring to you unless you tell him.

Send your letters to Santa to us and we'll print them in the newspaper on Dec. 15 for Santa to read just in time for Christmas.

Please deliver your letters to The Mirror by Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., and we'll make sure that Santa sees them.

Holiday gift wrapping

The Singing and Marching Chieftains will be available to wrap your Christmas gifts and serve refreshments while you wait.

Bring your unwrapped gifts to the old Ratliff's drug store on Fourth Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days: Saturday, Dec. 4; Saturday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 18.

Salvation Army bell ringers

Holiday bells will chime in Tonganoxie on four upcoming Saturdays, beginning this weekend, as area groups take turns volunteering for the Salvation Army.

Bell ringers will be located at First State Bank, Post Office, New Town Square and B&J Applemarket.

Groups helping are: Chapter A.T. PEO, VFW Post 9279, Knights of Columbus and the Civic Club.

City office closing

City offices will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today so city workers can attend services for Lori Meadows Copley, who died Saturday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., Lawrence.

Christmas tree lighting ceremony

The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with VFW Post #9271, invites everyone to attend the mayor's Christmas tree lighting ceremony, beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the VFW Memorial Park.

Following a presentation by John Franiuk, mayor, the park will be lit, musical entertainment will begin and refreshments will be served.

As always, a visit from Santa himself will top off the festivities.

Library holiday hours

The Tonganoxie Public Library has announced its schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 25.

Planning commission

The Tonganoxie Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Dec. 1, at city hall. Among items on the agenda is the city's comprehensive plan.

Fireworks for the next millennium

Tonganoxie residents will be able to light up the sky as they celebrate the turn of the century.

At the Tonganoxie City Council meeting Monday night, council members approved the sale of fireworks for celebrating.

The sale of fireworks will be permitted from noon to 11 p.m. on Dec. 30 and from noon Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Council members have not yet established times for discharge of fireworks in the city.

Any group or individual wanting to sell fireworks must obtain a license to sell. A $100 application fee is required.

Candlelight homes tour in Leavenworth

The Leavenworth Vintage Homes Society is preparing for its annual Candlelight Homes Tour which will be held on Sunday, December 12, 1999 from 3:00 until 8:00 PM. The proceeds from this event go to the Leavenworth County Historical Museum to benefit its many programs.

Forum focuses on the technological

Modern technology and its impact on today's children will be the focus of a most informative Campus Forum at Kansas City Kansas Community College Thursday, December 2.

Free and open to the public, Dr. Healy's program "Technology and the Human Brain in the Media Age," will be presented from 12:30 2 PM in the Performing arts Center on the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue.

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