News in brief
Autumn hayrides to gear up in October
Hayrides will be given every Friday and Saturday night throughout the month of October at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., Friday night rides begin at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Saturday rides begin at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
All rides start at the 83rd street shelter, and each ride will take 45 minutes.
Rides are $4 per person, and children 5 and younger are free. Reservations are taken only for groups buying all the space on the wagon.
For reservation information, call Vicki at 551-0500.
Animals to be blessed and given medals
Community Blessing of the Animals sponsored by the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (side courtyard) 209 N. 7th at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Each pet will be individually blessed and receive a St. Francis medal to wear. All types of animals and individuals of all faiths are welcome to participate in this annual event. In case of rain, event will under the awning at First National Bank, Seventh and Delaware, Leavenworth.
Learn more about transferring property
The transfer of non-title property is an issue that impacts individuals regardless of their financial worth, heritage or cultural background. Paring down and transferring personal property is inevitable due to necessary moves or death.
Few individuals, however, have planned ahead regarding who should get what personal belongings.
This is the topic of "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate," a program sponsored by K-State Research & Extension, Leavenworth County. The two-part program will be held on Oct. 4 and 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lansing 4-H Building. There is a $10 registration fee per person/couple for workshop materials.
To pre-register for this workshop, call the Leavenworth County Extension Office at 684-0475 or visit the office at 108 S. 5th St., Leavenworth. Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 24.
Mopar events racing into capitol city
The 13th annual Mopar Super Weekend is set for Sept. 25-26th. Gates open 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. both days. The event will take place at Heartland Park Topeka 1805 SW 71st St., Topeka.
The cost is $10/day Adult Spectator which includes admission into pit area and Kids 12 and younger are free.
For more information contact: Chris or Gerry McGraw 913-831-9754 or 816-260-5305.
Learning to live with challenge of diabetes
Designed to help diabetic patients and family members meet daily living needs, Providence Medical Center is sponsoring a four-week community education program, "In Touch With Diabetes." The program is scheduled on Thursday evenings, Oct. 7 through 28 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. The fee is $20; Chipper Club members receive a $5 discount. For information and registration, call 596-4852.
CROP Walk to raise money for the hungry
Put on your walking shoes and help stop hunger. It's time for the annual CROP Walk.
Walkers will meet at the new city park on north Main St. at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, to participate in this year's walk.
The purpose of the CROP Walk is to raise funds to help stop hunger in Tonganoxie and around the world, through self-help development initiatives. A portion of the funds will go to the Tonganoxie thrift store and to St. Mary's food kitchen.
Participants are urged to ask family, friends and co-workers to sponsor them for this event. Sponsor envelopes are available from area churches. For information, contact Richard Dean, (913) 845-2164.