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September 13, 2000

Walk against hunger set Sunday afternoon
Tonganoxie's annual Crop Walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at VFW Park.

Organizers have set a fund-raising goal of $2,500 to help stop hunger in Tonganoxie and around the world. A portion of the funds raised here go to the hunger-fighting work of the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and the Ministerial Alliance.

Last year, walkers raised more than $1,700. Information is available at the St. Rose of Lima, United Methodist or Congregational churches. Clowns Bob and Norma Anderton will lead the way.

This walk is one of about 2,000, which are taking place around the nation.

Tim Tice will be recognized for his 25 years of participating in Crop Walks in Tonganoxie.

Center offering variety of classes
The Tonganoxie Volunteer and Community Education Center's upcoming schedule includes the following classes and activities:

Retirement planning. Speakers for the session will be Donald Clark Jr., certified financial planner, and Julian Espinoza, investment adviser representative. Participants will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Community Education Center.

Tatting. Participants will make delicate lace in a process in which a single cotton thread is looped and knotted. The class meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Community Education Center.

Rug hooking. By the time participants finish this class, they will have a completed sample of a small rug that can be used as a tablemat. Rug hook and materials will be supplies. The class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 at the Community Education Center, 206 E. Second.

The annual volunteer craft fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Tonganoxie Elementary School. For information about being a vendor, contact Earleta Morey, 845-2646.

GOP women to meet
The Leavenworth County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the High Noon Saloon in Leavenworth.

After lunch, Leavenworth City Commissioner will discuss the proposed aquatics center.

Veterans affairs tour to stop in Tonganoxie

The American Legion will conduct its annual Kansas Veterans Affairs Tour this month with a series of visits to local posts. All veterans and their families are invited to attend these meetings where state Legion officials will explain the latest changes in veterans benefits, assist in filing for claims, and enroll veterans in the Veterans Administration Health Care system.

The tour will stop in Tonganoxie Post No. 41 at 2:35 p.m. Friday.

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