Archive for Wednesday, January 17, 2001

News Briefing

January 17, 2001

Fort Larned facts featured at meeting

The Tonganoxie Historical Society's meeting on Tuesday will feature "On the Trail A Stop at Fort Larned."

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the church on the historical site. Mike Seymour will tell members about Santa Fe Trail Days at Fort Larned.

To find the Tonganoxie Historical Site, turn west onto Washington Street (Evans Road) off of U.S. 24-40 on the south side of Tonganoxie. Go about one block west and turn right. The site is about one block north.

Free examinations offered to women

Leavenworth OB/GYN is now a provider for the CDC funded program called Free-To-Know. This program provides funded (free) breast and cervical cancer screening services in the form of examinations, PAP smears and mammograms.

This program is open to women over 50 years of age who have no insurance or other source of medical costs reimbursement.

The program is open to women over 40 if the woman has been treated for breast cancer in the past or is at high risk for breast cancer.

Exams are provided by a nurse-midwife, nurse-practitioner (female) in our private office. Mammograms are provided through Cushing Memorial Hospital.

Hepatitis B vaccines available to teens

The Leavenworth County Health Department will continue to give free Hepatitis B vaccines until March 31 to youths between the ages of 10 and 17.

Immunization clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The clinic is in Suite 101 at 500 Eisenhower Rd., Leavenworth. For additional information, call the department, (913) 250-2000.

Rec Commission plans ads at field

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is offering advertising space at its baseball fields for the 2001 season.

Plans call for uniform 8-foot by 4-foot plywood signs with businesses' messages. The signs will be professionally done.

For additional information, contact the recreation commission, 845-3502.

Casting company seeking talent

All "would-be" stars should mark their calendars. The Kansas City-based casting company, The Casting Place, will hold registration for talent from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday at The Casting Place, 4020 State Line, Kansas City, Kan.

Individuals interested in being considered for feature film and television, for TV and radio commercials and for print ads may participate on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary. There are no fees.

Needed are people from all walks of life, all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. Families, as well as individuals, are encouraged to attend.

Photographers will take digital photos of families and family members and will gather contact information. Participants are asked to dress in casual clothes in warm colors (red, orange, pink).

Park on the west side of the building and enter through the west entrance. Watch for signs.

For more information, call Rose Kocour Eilts or Linda Baska at (913) 831-0060, or visit this Web site:

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