Archive for Wednesday, October 20, 1999

News Briefing

October 20, 1999

Canned goods drive
The Tonganoxie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), formerly the FHA, will conduct its annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Bichelmeyer's and B & J grocery stores in Tonganoxie.
Members of the club will also be going door-to-door. Items collected will be donated to the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop.

Everything sale
The Senior Citizens' Everything Sale will be heldfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 27, 28 and 29, at the Florence Riford Senior Citizen Center, Sixth and Bury, Tonganoxie. The sale will continue, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 30 at the center.

Native Americans topic of lecture
James Thomas Stevens, humanities instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, will present the program for the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Florence Riford Senior Citizens' Center.

Stevens' topic will be "Native Americans During the Civil War."

Stevens, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe, is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, N.M. He holds a master's degree from Brown University.

This program, provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, is designed to explain the varieties of cultures involved in the Civil War.

The community is invited.

Commodities will be distributed Oct. 28

The Salvation Army will distribute commodities from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Pleasant Village, 711 Pleasant, Tonganoxie.

Cancer support meeting planned

The Leavenworth County Breast Cancer Support Group, a chapter of the American Cancer Society, meets the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at the Tonganoxie library, Third and Bury.

Trick-or-treat at nursing center

Children through sixth grade are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat Night, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. The yearly event is hosted by the residents and staff of the nursing center.

Sign up now for gift boxes

Families who would like to receive a Christmas gift box from the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop are asked to bring a list of needs by the shop no later than Monday, Nov. 1.

Veterans seek stamps and helpers

The Veterans' Stamp Program is seeking donations of stamps and other supplies to be distributed as a form of therapy for inpatients, outpatients, domiciliary members and all veterans and military personnel who qualify.

Baptists celebrate 131st anniversary

The 131st anniversary of the First Baptist Church, Sixth and Green, will be celebrated during a service, 3 p.m. Oct. 24.

The Walnut Blvd. Baptist Church and the Young Memorial Church of God in Christ, both of Kansas City, Kan., will be guests.

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