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March 8, 2000

Girl Scouts worship together Sunday

Girl Scout Sunday is March 12 and may be celebrated with the Girl Scouts at the church of your choice, or at West Haven Baptist Church, where members of Tonganoxie Girl Scout Troop No. 506 will sing during the morning worship service.

Bring recyclables to Saturday's SORT

The next SORT recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County 4-H Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie.

Fourth-grade students from Karen Stephenson's class will donate their time during the drop-off.

The next SORT recycling date is March 25.

Glen's Opry performer featured in show

The Kiwanis Club of Kansas City, Kansas, West, will hold a country music extravaganza, starting at 6 p.m. March 26, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College, Performing Arts Center.

A local celebrity, Jim Winters, who announces shows at Glen's Opry, will be one of the performers. David George and Fred Uzzell, also performers at Glen's Opry, will be in the show. Others performing include Byron Jones and Shirley Smith.

Tickets can be purchased in the area at Bichelmeyer's Brothers Grocery, Basehor. For more information, contact Don Jolley, (913) 299-4513.

Coping with grief

Providence Medical Center, Leavenworth, will offer Skillbuilders, a 10-week education and support series for widows, widowers and caregivers.

This free series is held in conjunction with Crossroads Hospice, Kansas City, Hospice, The Grief Support Network and AARP Heartland Widowed Persons. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, March 14 through May 16 in the Health Information Center located in the main lobby at Providence.

For registration or information call (913) 596-4948, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Methodist women set annual soup dinner

The Basehor United Methodist Church Women's Organization will hold its annual "homemade" Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner, and a bake and craft sale on Saturday.

The events will run from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Basehor United Methodist Church, 2826 N. 155th Terrace. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and younger.

The dinner includes a choice of chili or chicken noodle soup, crackers, relishes, dessert and beverage.

This event is an annual fund-raiser to help send church youth to summer church camp and to support global ministries.

Disabled students compete in job fair

Students with disabilities will compete on Friday in a Job Olympics at Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center.

The event is designed for students with disabilities who are in eighth through 12 grades to determine how they would compete in the job world and to build self-esteem and confidence.

The public is invited to the students' competition from 9 a.m. to noon and to the awards ceremony from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Leavenworth County Transition Council, the Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative and the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation.

Students from these schools will participate: Leavenworth High School, East Middle School, West Middle School, Pleasant Ridge High School and Middle School, Patton Junior High School, Lansing High School, Lansing Middle School, Basehor-Linwood High School and Middle School, Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie Junior High School, VA School, Brown County Special Education Cooperative and two Kansas City, Kan., public schools.

Bonner Springs plans high school reunion

The Bonner Springs High School Class of 1965 will hold a planning session for its 35th reunion from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 at First State Bank and Trust in Basehor.

The planning session will be in the hospitality room of the bank, 1106 N. 155th. Refreshments will be served, and class members are urged to participate.

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