Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2001

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July 18, 2001

Arts center getting into the swing

The Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth is offering a ballroom dance class later this month.

The class, which features the foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha-cha and merenge, will be taught from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 31 through Aug. 28. In addition, the center will offer an arts workshop for teens from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3.

For additional information or to enroll, call or drop by the arts center, 601 S. Fifth St., Leavenworth, (913) 651-0765.

Meeting scheduled on skate park

An informal meeting to talk about a skateboard park in Tonganoxie is set for next Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 321 Delaware.

A consultant who is working on the proposed skateboard park will be available.

SBA still assistance available to victims

Although the U.S. Small Business Administration has closed its disaster loan workshop in Easton, help still is available from the SBA.

The deadline for people whose property was damaged during flooding last month in Easton are encouraged to apply for low-interest loans.

For more information, call the SBA, (800) 366-6303. Applications can be mailed to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 4400 Amon Carter Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155. The deadlines to apply are Aug. 27 for physical losses and March 26, 2002, for economic injury.

The SBA makes low-interest loans to repair homes, replace persona property and restore businesses damaged or destroyed by a disaster. The loans cover uninsured disaster losses and working capital. Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Qualified homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to cover losses to personal property such as furniture, clothing or automobiles. Non-farm businesses and non-profit organizations may apply for up to $1.5 million to repair or replace business assets. Small businesses that suffered economic losses may apply for a working capital loan for up to $1.5 million, even if the property was not physically damaged.

Agriculture expert to speak at meeting

The focus of Tuesday's meeting of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will be on "Important Events in Kansas Agriculture."

Sy Nyhart, county extension agent, will speak during the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Reno Church at the historical site, 301 W. Washington.

Corrections

Because of a reporter's error, a story in the July 11 edition of The Mirror about business licenses contained incorrect information. When asked how much state sales tax revenue the city was not collecting, City Administrator Chris Clark used the example of one local business that had not reported its sales tax collections to the state. The estimated revenue loss to the city, he said, was $1,000 a month.

Because of incomplete information provided by City Administrator Chris Clark, a story in the July 11 edition of The Mirror about city employee salaries and health insurance contained incorrect information. The $7,993 the city will save in health insurance premiums is for the five months remaining in 2001. The $8,827 the city will pay to move employees onto a new salary scale is for 12 months.

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