Holiday stockings in the works
As the holiday season approaches, a local resident is working especially hard.
Janet Ambrose, Tonganoxie, has volunteered to help make sure that 1,500 stockings will be ready to give to area children and teens on Christmas Day.
The program is sponsored by Caritas Clinics Inc., Leavenworth, which operates the St. Vincent Clinic, Leavenworth; the Duchesne Clinic, Kansas City, Kan.; and a mobile van that travels to Tonganoxie and other area towns.
The clinics provide primary medical services to people who don't have medical insurance. The mobile van stops in Tonganoxie on the first and third Monday of every month.
Anyone interested in sewing, or in donating hygiene items for children up to age 18 are asked to call Ambrose at (913) 845-7397.
The list of needed stocking fillers includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, combs, hats, gloves, mittens, soap, deodorant, stickers and pencils, Ambrose said.
For more information about the Caritas Clinics, call (913) 651-8860.
Now's the time to prevent the flu
Influenza and pneumonia vaccines will be offered through the Leavenworth County Health Department at the following times:
- From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4-H building at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie.
- From 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday Oct. 12, Methodist Church, Linwood.
- From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, City Hall, Basehor.
Fees are: influenza vaccine, $5; pneumonia vaccine, $15;
tetanus/diptheria vaccine, $5.
Reward still offered for tips in area arson
No reward has been given in connection with a Sept. 11 arson fire that destroyed the rural home of Richard and Norma Allen, 22010 219th St., according to the Leavenworth County sheriff's office.
The fire, reported at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, destroyed the home and caused more than $100,000 in damage, sheriff's officers said.
The Kansas Committee on Arson Prevention is offering a reward. Anyone with information can call (800) KS CRIME or the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department, 682-5724.
No information on the cause of the blaze has been released, pending conclusion of the investigation by the Kansas Fire Marshal's office and the Leavenworth County sheriff's office.
Stanwood church sets homecoming
The Stanwood Friends Church will have its 116th homecoming celebration this weekend.
A chili and soup supper is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday morning worship will begin at 11 a.m., followed with a potluck dinner.
Art classes starting
In October, the Carnegie Arts Center, 601 S. Fifth St., Leavenworth, will offer classes in fiber art, pottery and Spanish. Classes are open to everyone, although nonmembers pay a higher tuition fee.
For information or to enroll, call (913) 651-0765. The Carnegie Arts Center is a private nonprofit fine arts organization and a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Some programs are supported in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Wiley family reunion
The descendants of Dexter and Candice Wiley are invited to a basket dinner at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the fairgrounds 4-H building.
All family and friends are invited. Drinks will be provided.
The parents of all Tonganoxie High School seniors are invited to attend a planning-for-college workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the high school.