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November 22, 2000

Thanksgiving service scheduled tonight

The Tonganoxie Community Thanksgiving Service will be held tonight at the United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Dan Eller, pastor at Heartland Church of the Nazarene, is the guest preacher at the service, which begins at 7 p.m.

The service is open to the public.

City's early days focus of talk

A conversation with Margaret Gallagher is scheduled to speak at Tuesday's meeting of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. The focus will be on earlier days in Tonganoxie.

Monthly meetings continue to be held at 7:30 p.m., in the Reno church basement located at the Tonganoxie Historical Site. Tuesday's meeting also will include the annual election of officers.

Water board recount doesn't affect results

A recount last Wednesday of votes for the Lan-Del Water Board did not affect the outcome of the Nov. 7 election.

According to Linda Scheer, county clerk, Tammy Russell and Allen Johnson were elected to the board. Voters in the water district were to vote for two candidates in a four-way race.

Phillip Chiles, who came in third, was only four votes behind Johnson in the count of the Nov. 7 ballots. So Leavenworth County commissioners ordered a recount of votes. The new count was conducted on Wednesday at the courthouse.

"The votes changed, but the outcome stayed the same," Scheer said.

Leavenworth Realtor recognized by LAD

A Leavenworth Realtor was recognized for his commitment to Leavenworth County last week.

Frances X. Thorne was recognized by Leavenworth Area Development at its annual membership meeting last Thursday. Thorne was a charter member of LAD, and he served as the group's president from 1990 to 1991 and on its board of directors from 1981 through 1999.

'Nuncracker' comedy starts this week

The Lawrence Community Theatre will present "Nuncracker," a comedy set at a convent at Christmastime.

The show will open Friday and continue performances on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Thursday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the theater, 15th and New Hampshire streets, (785) 843-7469.

Retired Teachers set Christmas meeting

The Wyandotte County Retired Teachers Association will have a Christmas meeting at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 51st Street and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

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