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June 28, 2000

Blood drive set for next week
You've heard of practicing random acts of kindness? The ultimate of these is donating blood.

The city of Tonganoxie is making it easy to do this by sponsoring a bloodmobile with Community Blood Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 7 at the United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth.

Donating blood actually gives someone a second chance at life. Your donation could mean life for a child battling leukemia, a young man undergoing a sickle cell anemia crisis, an open-heart surgery patient, or for a trauma victim. Community Blood Center must be able to provide blood to anyone who needs it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Needs have increased by 8 percent this year, so your help is desperately needed.

Blood donors must be 17 years or older, weigh at least I 10 pounds and be in good health. Most medicines will not prevent you from donating. All blood donors receive cholesterol testing. To make your experience more pleasant, be sure to get a good night's rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat well before donating.

To sign up or for more information, contact Dr. Dick Dean, 845-2164 or 845-2030. T-shirts will be given to all donors.

Audience to sing at city band concert
The Lawrence City Band will play its weekly concert in the park tonight.

On tap is an old-fashioned audience sing-along.

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

Linwood library offers children's programs
The Linwood Community Library has many special events planned for this summer's reading program.

These programs are held at 1 p.m. for children of the community: On July 11, storytime with Becky McMillen and on July 18, the KC Metro Harmonica Society.

VA representative to answer questions
A representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be in Leavenworth and Atchison on July 13.

The representative will be available at 9 a.m. at the Atchison Senior Center, 504 Kansas Ave, and at 1 p.m. at the Job Service Office in Leavenworth, 600 S. Fifth.

Anyone unable to contact the representative at that time may write, phone or visit the veterans' affairs office at 745 Vt., Suite No. 2, Lawrence; (785) 843-5233.

Pre-fair activities include competitions
Although the Leavenworth County Fair doesn't kick off until Aug. 8, several pre-fair activities will be held.

On July 22, an air rifle competition will get under way at 9 a.m. at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

An archery and shotgun competition will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 at Tri-City Gun Club in Linwood. Also on July 29, the annual Cat and Pet Show will begin at 10 a.m., at the fairgrounds.

And on Aug. 5, also at the fairgrounds, the annual Dog Show will start at 9 a.m.

Sirens to sound next Wednesday
The Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens about 11 a.m. next Wednesday.

The test will consist of a steady tone sounded on the siren, which is the alert warning; then silence, followed by a wavering tone, which is the attack warning.

The cable television override system will also be tested during this test.

All warning devices for schools and institutions will be activated during the morning hours.

If anyone observes a siren failing to work properly please contact the Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management, (913) 684-0455, or local law enforcement.

In case of inclement weather, the test will be postponed until the next clear day.

Oskaloosa to host Old Settlers Reunion
Oskaloosa will host the 99th annual Old Settlers Reunion on July 6 through July 8.

The event is sponsored by the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce. Highlights include a carnival, food stands, arts and crafts booths, music, a wine-tasting garden and games.

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