Archive for Wednesday, July 5, 2000

News Briefing

July 5, 2000

Recycling drop-off set for Saturday
The next SORT Recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The drop-off will be at the east entrance to the fairgrounds.

Tonganoxie United Methodist youth will donate their time to collect recyclable items at this drop-off.

The next SORT drop-off will be July 22.

Civic Club sponsors blood drive on Friday
Tonganoxie is sponsoring a blood drive with Community Blood Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church.

For more information or to sign up, call Richard Dean, 845-2164 or 845-2030. T-shirts will be given to all donors. The blood drive is sponsored by the Tonganoxie Civic Club.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in good health. All donors receive cholesterol testing. Donating blood takes 45 minutes to one hour.

City band tunes up for weekly concert
The Lawrence City Band will play its weekly concert in the park tonight.

On tap is a salute to the Fourth of July.

The weekly concerts begin at 8 p.m. at South Park, under the direction of Bob Foster.

The band concerts are sponsored by the city of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Rice Foundation.

Cancer support group to discuss resiliency

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Monday.

"Resiliency, the Lemonade of Life" is the topic for the meeting, which will be led by Doris Arwine.

Husbands and caregivers are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Library. For information call (913) 845-2265.

Construction loans available for farms
Area farms should know that USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation has loans available to producers that can demonstrate a need for farm storage of whole grain commodities such as corn, milo, wheat, oats or soybeans. The loans are made for the purpose of constructing grain storage and handling facilities.

Producers must complete a financial statement and cash flow plan to demonstrate the ability to repay the loan. The maximum amount of the loan is 75 percent of the facility cost, not to exceed $100,000 for each borrower.

For information, contact the local office of the Farm Service Agency, (913) 833-5460 in Atchison County and (913) 682-1085 in Leavenworth and Wyandotte County. There is no established sign-up period.

Day care plans arts and crafts show
The Salvation Army Day Care will sponsor an Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 600 Walnut, Leavenworth.

Booths will feature such items as handcrafted wood shelves, furniture, wood decorations, jewelry, floral arrangements, handmade stuffed animals, clothing, and ceramics. The Day Care will be operating a concession stand during the show. Proceeds from the booth rental and concession stand will be used to benefit the Day Care.

Library to benefit from $1,100 grant
The Linwood Community Library has received a $1,100 grant from the Kansas Library Network Board to enable the library to purchase materials on Accelerated Reader.

The grant will permit the library to update and expand its collection. Having these materials available locally will save time for the library's users. It will also enhance the library's contribution to the statewide interlibrary loan network.

Interlibrary loan is a statewide cooperative service that permits people to borrow materials from libraries across the state. To qualify for Interlibrary Loan Development Grants, applicants agree to make materials in their collections available through interlibrary loan. Proposals are funded on the basis of their potential to improve the statewide interlibrary loan network.

This grant program is funded by the State of Kansas, and is administered by the Kansas Library Network Board, a division of the State Library in Topeka.

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