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July 12, 2000

Band to focus on children's songs
The Lawrence City Band will play its weekly concert in the park tonight.

On tap is the children's concert, featuring "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Teddy Bear's Picnic" and the "Children's March."

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.

Historian to speak at Basehor meeting
The community is invited to attend the next meeting of the Basehor Historical Society at 9 a.m. July 22 at First State Bank, Basehor.

Fred Leimkuhler, local historian, will speak about the history of the Delaware Indians who lived in this area.

For more information, call Wes New, 724-1366.

Blues on tap for Sunday nights
The Kansas City Blues Society, in conjunction with the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department, is sponsoring a new free Blues concert series on Sundays through Aug. 13.

The two-hour concerts, at Washington Square Park, will start at 6 p.m.

The concert lineup is:

Sunday: D.C. Bellamy and America's Most Wanted Blues Band.

July 23: Kansas City Band from Tokyo, Japan, courtesy of the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival.

July 30: John Paul's Flying Circus.

Aug. 6: Waxed Tadpoles.

Aug. 13: Blues Notions.

Washington Square Park lies between Main and Grand streets, north of Crown Center.

GOP women to hear from candidates
The Leavenworth County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the High Noon Saloon in Leavenworth.

Lunch will be followed by guest speakers, Republicans Jack Devine, Louis Klemp and Bob Lyon running for the Third District Kansas Senate seat. The seat is open because Sen. Don Biggs, D-Leavenworth, opted not to run for a second term.

Weather warning issued for elderly
A state official is encouraging elderly people in Kansas to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

"Temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit for three or more consecutive days can pose heat-related dangers," said Connie Hubbell, secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging.

Heat illnesses are usually caused by the body's inability to shed enough heat by sweating or when a salt imbalance occurs from too much sweating. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has these suggestions for coping with heat:

Drink lots of fluid, especially if you are forced to be out in the sun. Avoid alcoholic beverages as alcohol speeds up dehydration. Check on your neighbors several times during the day. This is important if they are older, in poor health and live alone. If you don't have air conditioning, fasten a wet sheet to the window and let the breeze blow through it or hang a wet sheet between two chairs in front of a fan.

Use a fan to keep the air moving inside your home.

If you must be outdoors, stay in the shade as much as possible.

Event to benefit Have a Heart
A dog dip to help prevent fleas is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Vet-Vax's parking lot, 1203 U.S. Highway 24-40.

Donations are requested. The event is a benefit for Have a Heart animal rescue.

Linwood firing up for annual barbecue
The Linwood Lions Club is gearing up for its annual Chicken Barbecue.

The club's major fund-raiser is set this year from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 22 in the city park.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 from Lions Club members or for $6 at the gate.

"You get a complete half-chicken dinner with trimmings, cole slaw, beans, drink and dessert," said Gary Bennett, a member of the club. "It's our main fund-raising activity for the year."

The club supports sight-related activities, as well as sponsors little league in Linwood and provides scholarships to students.

For information, call Bennett, (913) 301-3560.

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