Archive for Wednesday, March 1, 2000


March 1, 2000

City council sets burn dates for springtime

The Tonganoxie City Council on Monday established four upcoming weekends for legalized burning within the city limits.

Burning will be allowed on the weekends of March 18-19, March 25-26, April 1-2 and April 8-9.

Burning will be legal from 7 a.m. to sundown on those dates.

Senior citizens invited to watch movies

Every other week, a movie is shown for the senior citizens at the Riford Senior Center, 530 Bury, Tonganoxie.

At 12:15 p.m. next Wednesday "What the Deaf Man Heard" will be shown.

At 12:15 p.m. on March 22, "Saving Private Ryan" will be shown.

Mark Zerrer, coordinator of the event with the school district's Recreation Commission, said all senior citizens are invited to attend.

Informational meeting for kindergarten

Tonganoxie Elementary School has scheduled an information night for parents and guardians of children who will be kindergartners next year.

The session will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria and music room at the elementary school.

Any parent or guardian who has a child who will be 5 by Aug. 31 is welcome at the session, which will cover kindergarten curriculum and enrollment procedures. In addition, presentations are scheduled by the school nurse, Parents as Teachers representatives, the counselor, principal and the three kindergarten teachers.

Organizers ask that no children attend the session.

Parents or guardians who cannot attend the information night may call the school, 845-2290.

Veterans' benefits

On March 9, representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be in Atchison, Leavenworth and Oskaloosa.

No appointment is required for veterans and their dependents to receive help with veteran service work.

The representative will be in Atchison at 9 a.m. at the Atchison Senior Center; in Leavenworth at 1 p.m. at the Job Service Center; and in Oskaloosa at 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Anyone unable to visit during these hours may contact the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs, 745 Vt., Suite 2, Lawrence, 66044-2371; (785) 843-5233.

Friends hold dinner to help area family

A benefit chili supper will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall, 519 Cherokee, Leavenworth, to benefit the family of Marcus Priddy.

Priddy recently underwent a bone marrow transplant and is in St. Luke's Hospital. His is the second bout with cancer in the last three years. Friends of the family are putting on the benefit chili supper and auction to help the family with medical bills.

At 6 p.m., a live auction will be held, featuring numerous items, including antiques, exercise equipment, furniture, new items and gift certificates donated by local merchants.

Basehor reunion scheduled for April

A Basehor High School Reunion for classes from 1925 to 1959 is scheduled for April 29 at Shoemaker Auction, Tonganoxie. A picnic is planned for 1 p.m. April 30 at Basehor City Park.

Plans exist to write a history of Basehor High School, and organizers would like to have stories and photographs submitted. Organizers ask that any one submitting a photograph attach a note to the back with the owner's name and address so the photos can be returned. Call Pat Rogers, 724-1971, or Carrie Kirk, 339-9007, or send an email to or

Retired teachers to meet Tuesday

The Wyandotte County Retired Teachers Association will have its regular monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. next Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 51st Street and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

Coping with grief

The Friend to Friend bereavement support group meets for potluck dinner at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Florence Riford Senior Citizen Center.

Anyone who has lost a loved one is invited to attend.

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