Archive for Wednesday, January 3, 2001

News Briefing

January 3, 2001

Enrollment scheduled for KCKCC classes

Enrollment for classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College will be Thursday afternoon at Tonganoxie Junior High School.

These classes will be offered:

Microcomputer Applications I-II, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays.

Composition I, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Nutrition, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Computer operating systems: Web page; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sociology, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

College Algebra, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Enrollment will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For information about any classes, call (913) 596-9669.

Irish dance troupe set to perform

The Trinity Irish Dance Company will perform Jan. 20 at the Lied Center of Kansas.

The performance begins at 8 p.m., and will feature 16 dancers between the ages of 18 and 24. Three musicians will provide music for the production, which also will include recorded music.

For ticket information, call the Lied Center box office, (785) 864-2787.

Optimist club offers contests for youths

The Leavenworth Optimist Club is sponsoring a speech contest and an essay contest.

The speech contest, "We are the Future," is open to students who are 15 and younger. The club will select a first-, second- and third-place winner, and the first-place winner will be forwarded to a district contest to compete for $1,500 scholarships. Applications should be mailed to the Leavenworth Optimist Club, P.O. Box 470, Leavenworth, 66048, by Jan. 15.

The essay contest, "Are we Losing our Freedom," is open to high school students 18 and younger who are in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The Leaven-worth club will select a first-, second- and third-place winner, and the first-place entry will complete in the district contest. The first-place winner in that contest will receive an expense-paid trip to the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pa., in July for the Freedom and Leadership Conference.

At the international level, scholarships are awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. All original essays must be submitted to the Leavenworth club by Jan. 31.

For more information about either contest, contact Kris Petrone, (913) 682-7931.

Trees and shrubs available in program

A special "Songbird Bundle" is available through the Conservation Tree Planting Program.

The bundle contains three trees, 17 shrubs including three eastern redcedar, three Peking cotoneaster, five common ninebark, five fragrant sumac and four golden currant seedlings all selected for their attractiveness to various songbirds.

The Songbird bundle costs $14.50 plus handling and shipping. For information, contact the Leavenworth County Conservation District, (913) 682-2133, or the County Extension Office, (913) 684-0475.

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