Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2001

News Briefing

August 15, 2001

Monthly Art Walk set for Friday night

This month's Art Walk in Baldwin will feature a vast selection of quilts.

Quilts will be displayed at downtown businesses in front of storefronts and are available for viewing from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Friday.

The 312th Army Band's Jazz Combo, which is based in Lawrence, will play during the Art Walk.

For additional information visit the Baldwin City Arts Council Web site at: www.totoville.com/bcac or send an e-mail to: bcartscouncil@aol.com.

Retired teachers plan September meeting

The Wyandotte County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4.

The gathering will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 51st and Parallel in Kansas City, Kan.

Phillip Thomas, professor of environmental history at Wichita State University, will speak.

A business meeting will follow the program.

Music class offered by council on aging

The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will offer harmonica classes, starting Sept. 27.

The classes are for people who are 55 and older, but people who are younger than 55 can attend if space is available.

For more information, call Jessie Higgins, (913) 684-0763, by next Wednesday.

Help provided for area veterans

A representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs on Sept. 13 will be available in three area towns to help veterans and their dependents with service work.

The representative will be in Atchison at 9 a.m. at the Atchison Senior Center, 504 Kansas Ave.; in Oskaloosa at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse; and in Leavenworth at 3 p.m. at the State Rehabilitation Services/Human Resource Building, 515 Limit, Suite 200.

Anyone who is unable to contact the representative on Sept. 13 may get in touch with the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs, 745 Vermont, Suite 2, Lawrence, 66044-2371, (785) 843-5233.

School calendars available Thursday

Additional Tonganoxie school district calendars will be available at the Central Office by Thursday.

Anyone who did not receive a 2001-2002 calendar in the mail is encouraged to pick one up during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Session on diabetes offered next month

The American Diabetes Association will present a free program on diabetes management.

The program will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade in Leavenworth.

Registration is required, and may be made through the ADA office, (800) 676-4065, extension 6842, or by mail, 10580 Barkley, Suite 400, Overland Park, 66212.

Clarification

Because of incomplete information provided to The Mirror, an Aug. 1 story about the McLouth Threshing Bee and Steam Engine Show included an error.

A 1922 steam engine that was donated to the show was in memory of Edward M. Hein and Edward D. Hein.

The entire Hein family made the donation.

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