Archive for Wednesday, February 28, 2001

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February 28, 2001

Leavenworth library planning annual sale

The Friends of Leavenworth Public Library Book Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday at the library, 417 Spruce.

The sale will will be from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday, books will be sold by the bag.

Those wishing to donate books are encouraged to bring them to the library soon.

Proceeds from the sale be used to enhance the library's collection and services. Because the books are in many boxes both on and under the tables and there is very limited room to move about, strollers are not allowed.

For information, contact the library, (913) 682-5666.

County to mail change of values

Change of value notices will be mailed Thursday to all real estate property owners. The notice lists the 2000 and 2001 appraised values plus the classification on the property.

Questions concerning property classification or appraised value should be directed to the Leavenworth County appraiser's office, (913) 684-0440 or (800) 250-2057, extension 0440.

Property owners who want to appeal valuations have 30 days from the date the change of value notice was mailed. Informal hearings may be scheduled by phone or in person. However, if a property owner chooses a phone hearing it is a good idea to get the information to the appraiser's office before the hearing date, according to the office.

If the property owner wants another individual to represent them in the informal hearing, the property owner in advance of the scheduled hearing must sign a declaration of representation. This declaration is available at the appraiser's office. No informal hearing can take place by a representative without this paperwork properly filled out and signed by the property owner.

After scheduling an informal hearing, if a property owner is unable to attend at the scheduled hearing time, property owners should call to cancel or reschedule. A failure to appear for a hearing causes the case to be dismissed and ends a property owner's appeal process for that valuation year.

Veterans invited to 3 help sessions

A representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs on March 8 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 Leavenworth at 1 p.m. at the State Rehabilitation Services-Human Resource Building, 515 Limit, Suite 200; and in Oskaloosa at 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Anyone unable to contact the representative on March 8 may get in touch with the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs, 745 Vermont, Suite 2, Lawrence, 66044-2371, (785) 843-5233.

Correction

A story in the Feb. 21 edition of The Mirror about Kaw Valley Community Chorus contained incorrect information. Gary Weidenarr has directed the chorus since 1998. Before that, Mic McGuire directed the chorus for eight years.

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