Archive for Wednesday, June 21, 2000

NewsBriefing

June 21, 2000

Correction
A story in last week's edition of The Mirror incorrectly identified the location of a possible industrial park. The site that the city is investigating as a possible industrial park is near Kansas Avenue and Leavenworth County Road 1.

SORT Recycling 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.

Members of the Livewires 4-H Club donate their time to collect recyclable items at this drop-off. This drop-off will take place at the east entrance of the fairgrounds.

The next SORT drop-off will be July 8.

Gilstrap attracts primary challenger
State Sen. Mark Gilstrap will face a challenger in the Aug. 1 Democrat primary.

J.R. Russell, Kansas City, Kan., has filed for election to the fifth district state Senate seat.

Chester Richards, also of Kansas City, Kan., has filed as a Republican.

Historical Society plans picnic meeting
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having a picnic at the site at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as beverages, will be provided.

Programming for the evening includes an animal showmanship demonstration by Reno Bobwhite 4-H members. In addition, Bob Kasper will tell of the July 4, 1868, Fourth of July celebration in Tonganoxie.

Those attending are requested to bring a covered dish plus their own tableware and lawn chair.

Arts center offers variety of classes
The Carnegie Arts Center, 601 S. Fifth, Leavenworth, is offering several classes.

The first is a class is music instruction for children 18 months to seven years. Classes are on five Saturdays in July starting July 1.

A class understanding the music of "Gone with the Wind," "King Kong" or "Treasure the Sierra Madre" will be taught Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 5-26.

The third class, on basic concepts in stone lithography, will from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-26.

For additional information, call the center, (913) 651-0765.

Farm Bureau sponsors day camp
"Life on the Farm" day camp will be held this Thursday and next Thursday at the Ag Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs.

The day camp, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Leavenworth County Farm Bureau Association. The event is for children, ages 7-12. A $5 fee will be charged, and participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Participants will see farm animals, take a tour of farm town, participate in a mock farm auction, learn about wheat, corn and soybeans, see farm machinery and do chores. There will also be train rides, planting projects, face painting, craft projects, games and prizes.

To register, call the Leaven-worth County Farm Bureau Association, (913) 250-0016.

Auditions offered for 'West Side Story'
The River City Community Players will hold auditions for "West Side Story" next Monday and Tuesday, with possible callbacks next Wednesday.

The auditions will start at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Leavenworth. Performance dates are Aug. 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, and Sept. 1 and 2. The cast calls for 40 and older members. Contact Eric at (913) 651-3566 for more information.

Cost-share sign-up scheduled in July
The Leavenworth County Conservation District's signup for cost-share money will run July 3-14.

During these two weeks property owners can sign up for terraces, waterways pasture and hay planting, range seeding, and other structures. Signup also will be available for the non-point source pollution program, which includes plugging abandoned water wells, fixing failing septic systems, livestock waste systems and riparian management.

Applications are available at the Leavenworth County Conservation District, 2050 Spruce. For information, call (913)682-2133.

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