Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2001

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October 24, 2001

Local PTA selling entertainment books

The Tonganoxie Parent-Teacher Association is selling 2002 entertainment books at the junior high school.

No door-to-door sales are planned this year, PTA officials said.

The books, which include coupons from businesses in Kansas City and Lawrence, will be available through October. Funds raised through the program will benefit the Tonganoxie Renaissance PRIDE program, which rewards students' excellence in academics, attitude and actions.

To purchase a book call or drop by the school, 845-2627, 300 U.S. Highway 24-40.

Nominations sought for agriculture board

The Leavenworth-Wyandotte County Farm Service Agency is seeking people to serve as nominees to the committee that oversees the local FSA office.

The local office administers federal agricultural production, farm loan, conservation and emergency programs in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. A locally elected committee of farmers and landowners who serve three-year terms oversee operation of the county office.

To vote in the election for the committee or to be a nominee in the election people must be at least 18 years old, have an interest in farmland as a owner, operator, tenant or sharecropper or be eligible to participate in FSA programs. Spouses also are eligible to vote and serve on the committee.

"The locally elected committees shoulder primary responsibility for making national farm programs fit the needs and situations faced by local farmers," said Rick Abel, FSA county executive director.

The deadline to turn in nomination petitions to the local FSA office is Monday. For more information, call the FSA office, (913) 682-1085.

Spooky celebration scheduled at library

Preschool and elementary school students are invited to Spooky Saturday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets.

The event from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, will feature magic, stories, drawings for prizes and treats. The fun is sponsored by the Friends of the Tonganoxie Library.

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