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April 26, 2000

Jeremiah People to perform Saturday
The Jeremiah People, America's premier Christian musical theater group, soon will present its new and exciting program, "Love It's Greek To Me."

The program, which will be filled with music and drama, will be given at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Church in Tonganoxie.

For more than 25 years, The Jeremiah People has been inspiring the church, encouraging families and challenging all individuals with the hope of Jesus Christ using the very finest in drama, music and testimony.

Comprised of eight actors-singers, including Josh Putthoff, Tonganoxie, Jeremiah People have a desire to provide biblical solutions to contemporary issues facing today's families.

VA representative sets area hours
A representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be in Leavenworth, Atchison and Oskaloosa on May 11.

Here's the schedule: at 9 a.m., the Atchison Senior Center, 504 Kansas Avenue; at 1 p.m., the Job Service Office, 600 S. Fifth Street, Leavenworth; and 3 p.m., Jefferson County Courthouse, Oskaloosa.

The representative will assist veterans and their dependents with veteran service work. This is a free service.

Anyone unable to contact the representative at that time may write, phone, or visit Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs, 745 Vermont Street, Suite No. 2, Lawrence, Kan. 66044-2371; (785) 843-5233.

Warning sirens to undergo testing
The Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens about 11 a.m. next Wednesday.

The test will consist of a steady tone sounded on the siren, Alert Warning, then silence, followed by a wavering tone, Attack Warning.

The cable television override system will also be tested during this test.

All warning devices for schools and institutions will be activated during the morning hours.

If anyone observes a siren failing to work properly, contact the Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management at (913) 684-0455, or your local law enforcement agency.

In case of inclement weather, the test will be postponed until the next clear day.

Bicycle safety course set at fair Saturday
Did you know it takes years for children to gain the judgment, balance, skill and knowledge they need to safely ride a bicycle? Did you know setting a good example by obeying traffic rules and wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to encourage a child to do the same?

These are just some of the topics that will be covered at a bike safety course being sponsored by the Tonganoxie Police Department during the Community Health and Safety Fair this Saturday.

Children and adults are encouraged to bring their bicycles and learn current bicycling laws, get a bike safety check-up and refresh their safety skills.

The Health and Safety Fair will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie Junior High School cafeteria and east parking lot from 1 p.m. For more information on the event, call 369-9100.

Basehor-Linwood health fair set
Altrutech Occupational Medicine will participate in a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Basehor-Linwood High School gymnasium.

The fair is sponsored by Community Education/Parents as Teachers.

Participants will be able to have a comprehensive blood chemistry and lipid profile completed for $15. Participants should not have anything to eat or drink 12 hours prior to the test, except for prescribed medications with water only. Juice and cookies will be available, free to participants.

Children invited to storytime
Tonganoxie Public Library and Parents as Teachers are sponsoring storytime for young children (up to age 5) and their parents.

Storytime will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 6, and Kim Young, PAT parent educator, will share stories and fingerplays about bears.

A drawing for free children's books is planned.

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