Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2001

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August 8, 2001

Author plans talk at GOP gathering

A Leavenworth author will discuss her recent book at Monday's meeting of the Leavenworth County Republican Women's Club.

Carol Ayres, author of "Lincoln and Kansas: Partnership for Freedom," will speak at the meeting, which begins at 11:30 p.m. at the Solarium at the Frontier Club at Fort Leavenworth.

All Republicans are welcome.

For more information, call Carolyn Tillotson, (913) 682-7790.

Lied Center offers free outdoor concert

The Jacqueline Z. Davis sixth annual Free Outdoor Concert presents BeauSoleil at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 on the Lied Center's northeast lawn.

Because of the group's roots in Cajun-French culture, this event is part of the Lied Center's "French Connections Project."

This concert is a gift to the community from the Lied Center of Kansas, and is made possible by a grant from the Ernst F. Lied Foundation through the Lied Performance Fund of the Kansas University Endowment Association.

A Family Festival will coincide with the free concert and will take place in the lied Center's garden courtyard area, on the east side of the building.

These festivities will include prize giveaways, KU concessions, free balloons, clowns, face paintings and other fun and interactive activities, including helpful information provided by local arts and community organizations.

The Family Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Outdoor Concert is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the concert and Family Festival will take place inside the Lied Center.

For additional information, call (785) 864-2787.

Program available to help recoup losses

The 2000 Quality Loss Program (QLP) compensates producers who suffered at least a 20 percent loss in 2000-year crop quality due to weather-related disasters. Signup begins Monday.

All crops are eligible except certain specialty crops, such as ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, aquaculture, honey, turf grass sod, maple sap, and ginseng,

The Atchison County FSA and Leavenworth/Wyandotte County FSA offices anticipates there may have been about 2,000 crop soybeans marketed early in the harvest season that may have suffered quality losses due to local elevator screening of the commodity at delivery.

The 2000 Crop Disaster Program already provided quality loss payments for many crops, however, the Quality Loss Program is a supplemental quality program for situations where the quality loss payments were inadequate or nonexistent.

Interested producers should contact the local FSA offices in Effingham, at (913) 833-5460, or in Leavenworth at (913) 682-1085.

Support group sets meeting on Monday

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Library, 305 Bury.

Benefit horse show scheduled Aug. 26

Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence, Inc. (THRIL) will hold its annual benefit horse show Aug. 26 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds arena.

Show begins at 9 a.m. with halter classes and concludes with racing classes in the afternoon.

Concessions will be available on site with proceeds benefiting THRIL.

The annual show is THRIL's primary fund-raiser, helping to support the therapeutic riding activities for students from Lawrence and the surrounding area.

To request a show bill or for additional information about the show or about THRIL, contact Shannon Bergman at (913) 962-6867, or Kathy Ewert at (913) 796-6044.

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