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August 2, 2000

Tree board plans Arbor Day activities
The Tonganoxie Tree Board plans an Arbor Day Celebration next Tuesday.

The festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, south of the 4-H Building.

At 1 p.m., a display, exhibits, materials and a question and answer session will be conducted by the Tree Board and Kansas Forest Service. At 2 p.m., a tree selection, care and planting presentation will be given by David Burton, district forester. At 3 p.m., a tree will be planted by Jean Lenahan, Tree Board member, and David Todd, Leavenworth County Fair Board president. The tree was donated by David Beck of Davensons Nursery Inc.

David Bruton and Elspeth Pevear of the Kansas Forest Service will be available to answer questions.

Realtors gathering bikes and trikes
Again this year, J.C. Nichols Cross Creek Realty and J.C. Nichols Leavenworth/Lansing Realty will be collecting used bicycles and cash notations for "Bikes and Trikes" at the Leavenworth County Fair.

Last year alone, the organizations colleced 200 bicycles, when were cleaned and repaired before being donated to area charitable organizations for underprivileged children.

This year, "Bikes and Trikes" representatives will operate a booth at the county fair from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Aug. 8-12.

In addition to the collections of bicycles and cash donations, visitors will also be able to sign up for a raffle of $25, $50 and $100 cash prizes.

Deer management meetings scheduled
Deer management public meetings for landowners, motorists, hunters and other interested people will be offered during the next few weeks.

One session will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Conference Center, 710 S. 9th, Atchison, and another session will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 2 at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive, Lawrence.

County officials plan to test sirens today
The Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management will test outdoor warning sirens about 11 a.m. today.

The test will consist of a steady tone sounded on the siren, which is the alert warning. That will be followed by a wavering tone, which is the attack warning. The cable television override system also will be tested.

Anyone who observes a siren that doesn't work properly is encouraged to contact the Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management, (913) 684-0455.

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

Tiblow Days parade set in Bonner Springs
Entries are now being accepted for the annual Tiblow Days parade in Bonner Springs.

The parade is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26. It is part of the annual celebration, which is sponsored by the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.

All types of entries are welcome in the parade. For more information or to enter, call the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain office, (913) 422-4048.

Annual threshing bee runs this weekend
The 43rd annual Steam Engine Show Threshing Bee will run this weekend in McLouth.

Admission for all three days is $6. Admission for children 12 and under is free, if they're accompanied by adult.

On Friday, a mini hot rod pull is planned for 7 p.m. and a patio dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, a pedal power tractor pull will be at 10 a.m. A "distance" antique tractor pull will be at 4 p.m. A patio dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight again.

On Sunday, church services will be at 9 a.m., a country dancing exhibition at 2 p.m., an antique garden tractor pull will be at 11 a.m. and a draft horse pull will be at 5 p.m.

Greek Festival set for September
Plans are under way for the 39th annual Greek Festival, hosted by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

The festival, at 120th Street and Wornall Road in Kansas City, Mo., will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 8; from noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 9; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 10.

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