Archive for Wednesday, August 9, 2000

News Briefing

August 9, 2000

Police ask for help in clearing street
The Tonganoxie Police Department is asking that no motorists park on Fourth Street between Main and Church streets after 6 p.m. today.

The Leavenworth County Fair parade gets under way at 6:30 p.m., and will head down Fourth Street.

In addition, police ask that Church Street, between Third and Fourth streets also be cleared of vehicles by 6 p.m.

County GOP women provide clocks to fair
The Leavenworth County Republican Women's club wants everyone at the fair to know that it's fair time.

In keeping with the club's motto "No Child Left Behind the club on Tuesday donated two 16-inch clocks to Donna Wiley at the food stand. Plaques on the clocks read "Time for the Children."

Mildred Boyer, president of the club, made the presentation.

County offering immunizations at fair
The Leavenworth County Health Department is offering free immunizations this week at the Leavenworth County Fair.

Immunizations will be available to all ages from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, as well as 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the health department's fair booth.

In addition the department will offer immunizations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday at the health department office, 620 Olive St., Leavenworth.

KCKCC enrollment available on Thursday
Officials with Kansas City Kansas Community College will be in Tonganoxie Thursday afternoon to enroll students in courses that will be taught locally.

Classes will begin the week of Aug. 21.

Enrollment will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie Junior High School, where courses also will be taught.

These classes will be offered: Introduction to Personal Computers, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 21 through Sept. 25; Microcomputer Graphics, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 2 through Oct. 30; Microcomputer Access, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 6 through Dec. 4; United States to 1877, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Intermediate College Algebra, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; Psychology, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Support group sets Monday meeting
The Leavenworth County Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Monday night at the Tonganoxie Library.

The topic for the meeting, which runs from 7 p.m. To 8:30 p.m., will be "Making in Limbo-Making Sense of Life After Cancer." Leaders will be Janet Burnett and Donna Nowak.

Driving records now available at stations
Starting this month, Kansans can obtain a history of their driving record directly from any of the state's 50 driver's license exam stations, instead of having to visit or mail a request to the state office in Topeka.

The fee for a copy of the driving record is $5.

The new service is intended to help people who may need their records in a hurry.

"In most cases, examiners in the driver's license office can simply print the record faster than it takes them to write down our Topeka mailing address or provide directions," said Sheila Walker, director of vehicles.

Applicants are limited to purchasing their own records and are required to show identification.

Another service that is helping customers is the online change of address application, which can be found on the Kansas Department of Revenue Web site at www.ink.org/public/kdor. Drivers simply need to provide their name, e-mail address, driver's license number, date of birth and new address.

Benefit concert set at arts center
Pianist Heather Marsh Blades will perform a benefit concert for the Carnegie Arts Center with cellist Marcelo Zigaran.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the center, 601 S. Fifth, Leavenworth.

This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of Blades' first performance at the arts center. She currently is director of music and organist at Indian Heights United Methodist Church in Overland Park. Zigaran is a member of the St. Joseph Symphony who frequently performs in several orchestras and as a soloist in churches in the Kansas City area.

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