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March 22, 2000

Marching Chieftains pair with Pizza Hut

Pizza lovers have a chance to support the Tonganoxie High School Marching Chieftains by eating at the Bonner Springs Pizza Hut on Monday and on April 10. Twenty percent of the purchase will be donated to the THS group when coupons are presented to the server when the customers pay for their meal. This includes dine-in and carryout.

Tonganoxie student plays in Christian band

"Reconciled" will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

Reconciled is a Christian band from Emporia that plays a blend of jazz and modern rock.

Travis Daniel, Leawood, Sarah Gerstenkorn, Athol, David Rahija , Tonganoxie, Michael Stirtz, Abilene, and Tim Thomas, Emporia, have played together for nearly two years. Reconcile leads praise and worship for the weekly Christain Challenge meetings at Emporia State University. The band has played at youth events and opened for Believable Picnic, a national recording artist.

Recycle with SORT this weekend

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

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1923 will donate their time to collect recyclable items at this drop-off.

The next SORT Recycling date will be April 8.

New church planning for dedication service

Dedication of the Heartland Community Church of the Nazarene building is set for 3 p.m., April 2. The community is invited to the event at the new church building, which is just southwest of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.

Now's the time to test for kindergarten

Kindergarten Screening Days will be March 31 and April 7.

Children who will be in kindergarten next year will be given a series of short tests, which include the testing of readiness skills, language skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, math skills, speech skills, phonological skills and a hearing and vision check. This information gives Tonganoxie Elementary School officials an opportunity to discover the needs of children and helps them to suggest summer activities that will help children be ready for kindergarten.

Here's the schedule for children's screenings:

March 31: 8 a.m. (A-B-C), 9:30 a.m. (D-E-F), 11 a.m. (G-H) and 1:30 p.m. (I-J-K-L).

April 7: 8 a.m. (M-N), 9:30 a.m. (O-P-Q-R), 11 a.m. (S-T) and 1:30 p.m. (U-V-W-X-Y-Z).

School officials ask parents to follow the schedule. But they ask that if a child is unable to come at the scheduled time, that parents call the school (845-2290 or 369-2415) to let them know they need a different time.

Advisory council readies for meeting

The Tonganoxie school district's Patron Advisory CouncilSenior Citizens Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Junior High School library.

Heart health fair

A Heart Health Fair is set for 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 8, at Providence Medical Center.

The fair has been expanded this year and will be held on the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Health Services Unit, the Main Lobby and the Health Information Center, all located on the second floor of the medical center. The community is invited to take advantage of several free screenings and a $15 complete cholesterol profile.

Alumni Banquet set

The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1975 has announced plans for the annual Alumni Banquet. This year's banquet celebrating 100 years of education will be at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium.

Project Graduation to sponsor tourney

Project Graduation once again will sponsor an Alumni Basketball Tournament.

Eight teams comprised of alumni of Tonganoxie High School, their spouses or employees of the district are eligible to participate in the tournament on April 8 at the Tonganoxie Junior High School gymnasium.

For more information contact Phil Jeannin at 845-2693.

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