News and community briefs
Breast cancer support group
Providence Medical Center has established a breast cancer support group.
The next meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Health Information Center in the main lobby of Providence. Meetings are free.
Annual church turkey dinner and raffle
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold its annual turkey dinner and raffle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 703 S. River St., Tonganoxie.
Carry-out dinners will be available, also children can play outdoor games. Donations, $6 for adults; $3 for children. There is no charge for children younger than five.
The next S.O.R.T. recycling will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds.
Members of the West Haven Baptist Church will be donating their time to collect recyclable items.
Veterans may visit mwith representative
A representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be in Leavenworth at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Job Service Office.
The representative will assist veterans and their dependents with veteran service work. For more information, contact the KCVA office, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence, or call (785) 843-5233.
Library book sale
The Basehor Community Library will hold its annual book sale from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 and from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17.
The sale on Oct. 14 is for Friends of the Library only. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
Area 4-H'ers in Junior Livestock Show
The following area children participated in the annual Kansas Junior Livestock Association Show in Wichita: Amiee Ostenmeir and Jake Ostenmeir, children of Kevin and Melissa Ostenmeir, Tonganoxie; Brooke Theno and Niki Theno, children of Stephanie and Jeff Theno, Basehor; Tyler Lohman and Trey Lohman, children of Terry and Karol Lohman, Leavenworth; Ryan Eberth, son of Shari and Dennis Eberth, Basehor; Raymond Sproul, Ross Sproul and Nancy Sproul, children of Peggy and Bill Sproul, McLouth.
Local man honored for forestry work
Bob Conley will be given the state's forest stewardship award on Thursday, Oct. 7, at his rural Tonganoxie home, 25330 Conley Rd.
Dave Bruton, district forester, said the fall field day will include workshops on chainsaw safety, controlling wildlife damage to trees, as well as a sawmill demonstration.
Events will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
CROP walkers weather cold temps
About 20 courageous walkers, ranging in age from six to 70, participated in the annual CROP Walk Sunday, in spite of the wintery weather.
Richard Dean, chairman of this year's CROP walk, reported that the walk was a success, with more than $800 raised to help fight hunger in Tonganoxie and around the world.