Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Area Briefs

October 18, 2000

Nominations sought for conservation awards

The Conservation Awards Program will again be held in Leavenworth County, according to Sy Nyhart, county extension agent for agriculture, who has been asked to serve as chairman of a committee to select candidates for awards.

The program is sponsored by the agricultural committee of the Kansas Bankers Association. Last years awards were presented to these Leavenworth County residents: Carl and Linda Langley, Leavenworth; Bruce and Calvin Chambers, McLouth; and Richard and Mary Van Tuyl, Leavenworth.

The purpose of this program is to stimulate a greater interest in the conservation of the agricultural resources of Kansas. Included in the awards program are a soil conservation award and a windbreak award. Anyone in the county can send nominations to Nyhart by Oct. 30.

Basehor chamber hosts candidate forum

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Basehor-Linwood school district offices, 2008 N. 155th St.

Candidates for the state House of Representatives and Senate, for the Third District Leavenworth County Commission seat, will present their views. The question of merit selection of judges vs. the election of judges in Leavenworth County will be discussed by representatives of both sides.

The public is invited to attend and participate. For information, call Gayle Runnels, 724-2050, or the chamber of commerce, 724-9000.

Senior Citizens Club plans sale next week

The Florence Riford Senior Citizens Club is sponsoring an Everything Sale, otherwise known as a huge garage sale. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 28. Proceeds from the sale will help pay for insurance premiums on the Florence Riford Senior Center building. To donate items, call Del or Betty Englen at 845-9003. They will pick the items up and deliver them to the senior center.

Childhood screening set next Wednesday

St. Johns Hospital and Tonganoxie Parents as Teachers organization are hosting a community screening for children from birth to 3 years of age. The free screening will be from 8 a.m. to noon next Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth, Tonganoxie. The screening will focus on both mental and physical development. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call Pat Walker, 845-2290.

Family fun is focus of upcoming program

A program on family fun will be presented Nov. 1. The program, presented by Denise Sullivan, Leavenworth County extension agent for family and consumer sciences, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lansing 4-H Building, which is at the intersection of Kansas Highway 7 and 4-H Road. It will center on how to have fun without spending much money. Pre-registration is requested, so adequate materials are prepared. To pre-register, call the Leavenworth County extension office, (913) 684-0475 by Oct. 30.

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