Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

News briefing

April 25, 2001

Boat-safety classes offered Saturday

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering Kansas Boating Basics Saturday at the Methodist Church in Ozawkie.

The course, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., qualifies for the state certification in compliance with a new law that requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 to take a boating safety course in order to operate a sailboat or motorboat.

For pre-registration, call Shirley Higgins, (785) 841-1419, or Pamela Chaffee (785) 842-2779.

Arts center offers workshops, classes

Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth is offering several classes and workshops during upcoming weeks.

Classes include:

Classroom Graphics, which is designed for teachers who want to integrate computer graphics and technology into the classroom. Meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2 through 23.

Coiling in Clay, for children 6 to 8 years old. Meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2 through 23.

Tot Art, for children 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Meets from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 through 24.

To enroll, call or visit the arts center, 601 S. Fifth St., (913) 651-0765.

Historical society plans garden tour

The Leavenworth County Historical Society is sponsoring a garden tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9.

The tour will feature the unique gardens of seven homes, as well as the recently restored Union Park and the grounds of the Carroll Mansion, home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society. A special vendor from the Kansas City area will be selling garden items, and the Master Gardeners of Leavenworth County will provide information and exhibits throughout the day. Box lunches will be available at The Tea Room, Harbor Lights and Yesterdaze restaurants.

For ticket information, call the Carroll Mansion, (913) 682-7759.

Delaware member to speak at meeting

A member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, which wants to construct a casino in Leavenworth County, will speak at Saturday's meeting of the Basehor Historical Museum Society.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at First State Bank and Trust in Basehor, 115th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40.

The speaker will be Michael Pace, who serves on the Tribal Council of the Delaware Tribe. He is a speaker on many issues of Delaware Tribal history, culture and language. He is working to preserve their culture and to educate tribal members on the legacy and traditions of the Delaware Tribe.

The tribe is exploring the possibility of constructing a casino in southern Leavenworth County. Tribal officials have identified two tracts of land that they're interested in one about three miles east of Tonganoxie, and the other northeast of Basehor.

Correction

In a March 28 story about the Assembly of God Church in The Mirror, the song leader should have been identified as David Turner.

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