Archive for Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Area Briefs

October 4, 2000

Arts center hosts events
The Carnegie Arts Center will play host to three events during the next few weeks.

ody Image,an exhibit by artist Larry Kirkwood will be displayed in the Stacks Gallery from Oct. 13 through Nov. 11. An opening reception and artist lecture is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

The annual benefit performance by Philip Clark will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 22. The program includes Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn. Donations would be appreciated.

Lisa Henry will perform n Evening of Jazz,beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. The Kansas City-based jazz vocalist will sing at the Performing Arts Theatre.

For tickets or for additional information, call or visit the arts center, 601 S. Fifth Street, Leavenworth, (913) 651-0765.

Octoberfest set at Bonner church
The 14th annual Octoberfest a garage sale, silent auction and raffle will be held Oct. 12-14 at the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, 148 N. Nettleton. During the years, the largest garage sale in western Wyandotte County has raised $100,000 to provide Christmas gift certificates for needy children in the community. In partnership with the Bonner Springs Wal-Mart, more than 200 children have been provided a merrier Christmas each year.

The sale will run from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 8 a.m.-1p.m. Oct. 14.

County planning siren test today
The Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens about 11 a.m. today.

The test will consist of a steady tone sounded on the siren, then silence, followed by a wavering tone. The cable television override system also will be tested during this time.

All warning devices for schools and institutions will be activated during the morning hours.

If anyone observes a siren failing to work properly, please contact the Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management at 684-0455, or your local law enforcement agency.

In case of inclement weather, the test will be postponed until the next clear day.

Group sponsors spaying/neutering
To celebrate 10 years of helping the community help its pets, Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society is sponsoring a spay/neuter campaign in October. The purpose is to spay/neuter before our pets produce more unwanted kittens and puppies.

During October, LAWS will pay the veterinarian performing the surgery $20 per dog and $15 per cat (limit four animals per owner). These amounts are then deducted from the pet ownerscost.

To participate, call (913) 651-4780 or to leave a taped message, call (913) 651-5297 before the surgery; make an appointment with the veterinarian of your choice; and LAWS will send the reimbursement to the veterinarian.

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