Archive for Wednesday, December 13, 2000

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December 13, 2000

Weather postpones Christmas party

A Christmas party planned for senior citizens on Monday was postponed a week because of the weather.

The party will be held next Monday at the Florence Riford Senior Center, 530 Bury. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the Christmas party with Santa starts at 7 p.m.

Club providing pre-concert dining

The VIP Booster Club is sponsoring a potato bar Thursday night before the Tonganoxie High School winter music program. The potato bar, a fund-raiser for the music department, will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Party to celebrate opening of school

Basehor-Linwood school district has planned a party for the public to celebrate the opening of its new high school.

The festivities will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N. 155th St.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 4:45 p.m. A mixed vocal choir will perform seasonal songs until 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. In addition, the school's honor students will conduct tours of the building. The art department, the science department, the interactive distance learning lab and the journalism department will conduct demonstrations. And the evening will be capped off with a band and jazz band concert at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.

Health department moving its offices

The Leavenworth County Health Department is moving this week and will be closed until Monday. The department is moving from 620 Olive St. to 500 Eisenhower Rd. The new telephone numbers for the department are: (913) 727-9020 for the main desk; (913) 727-9002 for Women Infants and Children program; and (913) 727-9029 for faxes.

Historical society sets holiday meeting

Christmas goodies and holiday music are planned for next Tuesday's meeting of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. The meeting, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reno church at the historical site, will feature the Tonganoxie High School chorus.

Living Nativity marks 25th anniversary

The Vinland Living Nativity will celebrate its 25th year in a new location. The nativity will be portrayed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21, 22 and 23 at Vinland Fairgrounds, which is on the north side of Douglas County Road 460, about four miles north of Baldwin and a half-mile east of the intersection of Douglas County Roads 1055 and 460.

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