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May 17, 2000

Reception planned for Chris Eppley
A public reception for Chris Eppley, Tonganoxie city administrator, is scheduled for this 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 Friday. He is taking a job as city manager in Keizer, Ore.

City of Tonganoxie asks for your input
A total of 22 surveys on development issues in Tonganoxie have been returned, according to city planner Linda Zacher.

The surveys were mailed to water customers in the city, in hopes of obtaining public opinion on how the city should grow in the future.

Zacher said that completed surveys may be dropped off at these locations throughout Tonganoxie:

The city hall drop box.

The Mirror office.

B&J Apple Market.

First State Bank and Trust.

Fourth Street Caf
Community National Bank.

Memorial Day ceremonies planned
The Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth salute battery and color guard will participate in two Memorial Day ceremonies on May 29.

One will be at 9 a.m. at the National Cemetery at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth.

The other ceremony will be at 11:40 a.m. at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Brig. Gen. John R. Schmader, the assistant deputy chief of Staff Training-West, will officiate at the fort's ceremony, and Mrs. Joseph Reiden from the Kansas State Society of the Daughters of the War of 1812, will lay a wreath at Henry Leavenworth's grave.

The public is invited to both ceremonies.

Barn restoration on tap for society
"Barns and Rural America" will be discussed at next Tuesday's Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.

The meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be at the Riford Senior Center.

Dale Zimmerman, DeSoto, will tell members about his experiences in restoring a barn. Final details for operating the concession stand at the ballpark and Tonganoxie Days will be presented.

Heritage ride takes historical tour
The Fort Leavenworth Hunt Club's annual Heritage Trail and Poker Ride is set for June 3.

The ride takes place on trails throughout historic Fort Leavenworth and is open to riders of all ages, levels and styles.

Each rider will be given a hand of cards with prizes going to the holder of the best poker hands. The ride, which will be at each rider's pace, is about two hours long.

Registration for this fund-raiser for the hunt club begins at 8:45 a.m. Fast riders depart at 9 a.m., and slow riders depart at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For additional information, call (913) 651-2029 or (816) 587-4823.

Event to highlight issues of safety
Fort Leavenworth will celebrate Safety and Environmental Awareness Day on May 23.

The celebration is open to the public.

Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. at the Frontier Conference Center on Biddle Boulevard.

The event is free.

More than 50 organizations will be available to offer information on safety and environmental issues for the home, workplace and community.

Senator will address chamber meeting
State Sen. Don Biggs, Leavenworth, will be the featured speaker at Thursday's Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The gathering will be held at noon at VFW Park.

In case of rain, the gathering will be in the lower level of Mutual Savings Association.

Biggs will talk about the 2000 state legislative session.

In addition, he will answer questions from those attending.

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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