Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2000

News Briefing

March 15, 2000

'People" to spotlight Peruvian Connection
Peruvian Connection, a Tonganoxie-based business, will be featured in an upcoming issue of People magazine.

Annie Hurlbut, founder and co-owner of the company that specializes in lines of clothing made from alpaca and pima cotton, said the two-page story and photos are tentatively scheduled for a late-March publication date.

Amy Sudlow, Website and public relations manager for Peruvian Connection, said the interviews and photos were conducted in February.

Genesis students to perform musical
Students at Genesis School will perform the musical "Go, Go Jonah" Friday night.

The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Tonganoxie Christian Church. The public is invited.

Book sale planned for Leavenworth
The Friends of the Leavenworth Public Library Book Sale will be held April 1 and 2 at the Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. The April 2 sale will be a bag sale with the books sold by the bag.

Those wishing to donate books are encouraged to bring them to the library soon. Receipts will be provided.

Paperbacks will be priced at 50 cents and hardback books at $1. Sale proceeds will be used for the library's collection and services.

For information call the library, (913) 682-5666.

Humane society launches new project
The Kansas Humane Society of Wichita has a new statewide project that will help animals, the "Kansas Pet Helpers Project."

Along with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society is launching a pilot project to offer training and resources to Kansans involved in animal welfare activities, particularly in rural communities.

The Humane Society is trying to identify individuals and groups that are involved in helping dogs and cats through rescue, adoptions, taking in strays, etc. Those involved should contact Sheri Canfield, executive director, at (316) 524-1590, ext. 203.

Fund-raiser to benefit students in the area
The Fort Leavenworth Military Family Member Scholarship Fund (MFMSF) is sponsoring its spring fund-raiser.

The Art Auction and Wine Tasting will begin with a preview from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the auction at 7:30 p.m. An open sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Events will be at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Conference Center.

Sections will include lithographs, oil paintings, etchings, watercolors, engravings and fine art prints.

Proceeds fund scholarships for area students.

Basehor library invites your poems
April is National Poetry Month and it's time for the Friends of the Basehor Community Library's Fourth Annual Poetry Contest.

The deadline for entries is March 27 and the rules are as follows: One original poem on letter-size paper with name, phone number and age division on the back lower corner. The age divisions are: Division 1 ages 3-7; Division 2 ages 8-12; Division 3 ages 13-17; Division 4 ages 18 and over. Entries may be dropped off at the library, 2812 N. 155th St. in Basehor, or mailed to: Basehor Community Library, PO Box 380, Basehor, Kan. 66007.

Historical researcher talks at Grinter Place
Barbara Brackman will speak at 2 p.m. March 27 at the Heritage Center across the drive from the Grinter Place State Historical Site, 1400 S. 78th Street, Kansas City, Kan.

Brackman, a Lawrence resident, will present "Heart and Hands at Home: Life on the Civil War Homefront." She was a consultant for the Ang Lee film, "Ride With the Devil." Her presentation explores and describes the contrasts of everyday life in Kansas and Missouri.

After the program, visitors may tour the Grinter Place Historical Site. Tours of this 1865 home of Moses and Anna Grinter are free to the public.

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