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February 21, 2001

Farm leases topic of upcoming seminar

A seminar designed to address questions surrounding farm landlord/tenant relations and farm leases will be Tuesday at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds in Kansas City, Kan.

Two identical sessions will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Topics that will be discussed include determining the long-term plan or goal for the land, what to do about inherited land, leases and agreements and a review of the state lease law. The sessions are sponsored by the extension councils of Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

For information, call the Johnson County extension office, (913) 764-6300.

Local bank sponsors legislative update

Area legislators will be on hand Saturday morning at the former Ratliff drug store, Fourth and Bury streets, to talk with members of the community.

The event, which will include coffee and doughnuts, gets under way at 9 a.m.

State Reps. Ken Wilk, Ray Cox and Bob Lyon will attend the event, sponsored by First State Bank and Trust.

Recycling available on Saturday morning

The next SORT recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

Members of Junior Girl Scout troop No. 1923 will donate their time to collect recyclables at the drop-off.

Sign-up deadlines near for recreation

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission spring soccer/flag football sign-ups will run until Saturday.

Those interested can sign up at the Recrecation Commission office, 635 E. Fourth, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Sign-up for the first- and second-grade basketball clinic also is available at those times. For information about costs, call the recreation commission, 845-3502.

Historical society to hear about labor

The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society's meeting Tuesday will focus on the history of laborers.

Neil Thursby, a member of Labor Local No. 1290, will tell the story with slides and conversation. He formerly was involved with the national labor scene as a Labor International union of North America representative.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

Two driving classes available next month

Drivers who are 50 and older can refine their driving skills and learn safe, defensive driving techniques during refresher courses. Two courses will be offered in March.

The first will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 15 and 16 in the education center at St. John Medical Plaza, 3550 S. Fourth, Leavenworth.

The second offering will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 and 23 in classrooms A, B and C of the Keenan Education Center at Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel, Kansas City, Kan.

Pre-registration is required, and a fee will be charged. For additional information or to register, call (913) 680-6021.

The courses are sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and the hospitals.

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