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May 10, 2000

Reception planned for city administrator
A public reception for Chris Eppley, Tonganoxie city administrator, is scheduled for next Wednesday afternoon.

The gathering will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Council Chambers.

Eppley's final day as city administrator will be May 19. He is taking a job next month as the city manager in Keizer, Ore.

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

Fourth-graders from Karen Stephenson's class will donate time to collect recyclables at this drop-off.

The next SORT recycling date will be May 27, on Memorial Day weekend.

The June 10 recycling date will be cancelled because that is the date of Tonganoxie Days.

Water Plan hearing scheduled in Topeka
The Kansas Water Office will conduct public hearings in May and June on the working draft of the fiscal year 2002 Kansas Water Plan.

The plan is available for review at county clerks' offices or the Kansas Water Office Web site: www.kwo.org.

A northeast Kansas public hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. June 5 in the Supreme Court Room, Third Floor, Capitol building, 300 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka.

Anyone who would like to obtain their own copy of the draft may call the water office, (888) KAN-WATER.

Demolition Derby planned June 10
A Demolition Derby will begin at 1 p.m. June 10 at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds, Tonganoxie.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Car and driver entry fees are $25 until June 1 and $30 the day of the show. Pit passes are $10 per person. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children 14 and under and kids five and under are free. First, second and third place finishes will receive various prizes, depending on the division.

For information contact: Barney Farr, 1707 Pawnee Court, Leavenworth, (913) 758-1730.

Volleyball tourney set for June 10
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission plans to give the new sand volleyball courts at the Main Street Park a workout during Tonganoxie Days.

A four-person sand volleyball tournament is set for June 10. The adult, co-ed tournament will cost $70 for each team, and players must be 18 or out of high school to participate. Teams must consist of two men and two women.

The deadline to sign up is June 1, at the recreation commission office. For information, call the recreation office, 845-3502.

Class of '35 to meet
Members of the Tonganoxie High School Class of 1935 will gather from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The class is invited to the home of Anna May Landauer, 1111 155th Street in Basehor.

Providence offering program on cancer
Providence Medical Center, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society will offer "Look Good Feel Better from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. next Wednesday in the Health Information Center at Providence, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

This free program is designed to help women undergoing cancer treatment regain a sense of self-confidence and control over their lives.

A volunteer cosmetologist will teach women how to enhance their appearance using makeup techniques, skin care regimes and ways to disguise hair loss.

For additional information or to register for the program, call (800) 395-5665.

Biggs to speak at chamber lunch
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon May 18 at VFW Park. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be in the lower level of Mutual Savings Association.

State Sen. Don Biggs, Leavenworth, will be guest speaker. He will talk about the 2000 Legislature. Biggs, who is leaving the Senate, also will talk about his plans and answer questions about issues.

The cost of lunch is $4. Call the chamber office, 845-9244, to make a reservation or to obtain further information.

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