A2 THURSDAY, May, 3 2012
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DRYER CAN BE DANGEROUS Dear Heloise: I wanted to warn people about this but didn't know who to tell - then I thought of you! We have a GAS CLOTHES DRYER and discovered that any small item in a load (bandana, washcloth, hot pad, ladies undergarments, etc.) can be sucked up against the exhaust outlet and stick there. The drum vanes are not far enough in back to knock it off. The dryer gets hotter and hotter. The burner makes a roaring sound, and one begins to smell scorch. This can be very dangerous. Perhaps all dryer fires are not from lint. We clean our lint trap after every load. I no longer dry small items in the dryer, and I am never far from it when it is running. - Julia C. in Arkansas Good warning! You are right about cleaning the lint trap after every use. Don't run the dryer when you are not there. Don't start the washer or dryer and then leave to run a quick errand. When you have multiple small items, put them in a lingerie bag before placing in the dryer. This will prevent them from getting caught on anything in the dryer. Better safe than sorry! - Heloise
Dear Readers: Here are some simple hints to reduce the amount of garbage that you and your family put into landfills: * Use cloth napkins instead of paper. * Take your lunch to work or school in reusable bags or containers. * Use a sponge or microfiber cloth instead of paper towels to clean around the house. * Take reusable bags whenever you go shopping. * Take advantage of community recycling programs for paper, glass, aluminum and plastic products. Heloise
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April 3 to May 31 2012 COUTTS MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART “Six Shooters Shoot Kansas” 110 N. Main St. • El Dorado, KS (316) 321-1212 www.couttsmuseum.org
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REMEMBERING SOFTENER Dear Heloise: I have a part-time job while my wife works full time. My job is doing the laundry. We live in a condo with washing machines in the back. Many times I forget to put in the fabric softener. So now, after putting clothes in the washing machine, I come in and set a timer. When the bell goes off, I know that it's time to put in the softener. - Tom C., Port Hueneme, Calif.
RECYCLED CEREAL BAGS Dear Heloise: The wax cereal-box liners are great. When opening cereal, do so carefully so as not to rip the top of the bag. Then use them to wrap baked goods and homemade bread. These items will stay fresh for several days - just put in a wax bag, fold over the top and clip shut. These bags also work well in the freezer. They help to prevent "freezer burn" and are like a gift, as they are "free"! - Sandra A., Augusta, Maine
PLASTIC COFFEE-CAN LIDS Dear Heloise: When emptying a can of coffee, keep and use the plastic lid for warming soups or vegetables in the microwave and preventing splatters. The lid can then be thrown in the dishwasher, recycled or discarded. - Nancy in Brea, Calif.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR — May 4 - May 10
FRIDAY - May 4 Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at noon and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617. American Legion bingo night. Doors open at 5 p.m.; early birds, 6; games at 7. Open to the public.
SATURDAY - May 5 Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. at the Whitewater Legion Building. Doors open at 6 p.m. Members of EHS’s class of 1959 will meet for lunch at the Pizza Hut on North Main in El Dorado at noon. American Legion bingo night. Doors open at 5 p.m.; early birds, 6; games at 7. Open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617. Community luncheon and a poker run to raise funds for needed equipment, location Flinthills High School. Call Rene Bender at 316-322-3954 with any questions. Free pizza for the hungry at 1st Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Central from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY - May 6 Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617.
MONDAY - May 7 Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers and family meets at 5 p.m. at Spangles. Call 321-0339 or 620-476-2281. Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at noon and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617.
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TUESDAY - May 8
TOPS 106 will meet in the First United Methodist Church. Weigh-in starts at 8:15 a.m.; meeting from 9:30-10:30. Call 3214302. Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at noon and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617. Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 6:30 at 2405 W. Central in the Real Life Christian Church building.
WEDNESDAY - May 9 EHS Class of 51 will meet for lunch at 11:30 @ Willies.
THURSDAY - May 10 Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at noon and 8 p.m. – 1214 W. Central. Call 320-3447 or 322-7617. TOPS 819 will meet at the First Christian Church Parish Hall. Weigh-in is from 5:15 to 6:25 p.m. Meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30. Call 320-3514 or 775-6129. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly chapter 993, El Dorado meets at Park Avenue Baptist Church, 1101 S. Arthur. Weigh-in time is 5:15 till 6:20 and meetings start at 6:30. Anyone can visit one meeting for free. Questions call 452-5068 or 3211144. The Country Classic dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E. 2nd. El Dorado MS Support Group will be meeting at Susan B. Memorial Hospital Cafeteria from 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Contact Janice Kieffer at 316-320-9025 for more details. Parkinson Disease patients and caregivers will meet at 1:30 p.m. to share information concerning their symptoms and treatment of the disease. Meeting will be in the at 1st United Methodist Church, 421 W. Central. (Enter through the elevator entrance.)
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Protect vegie transplants from the wind New transplants, even those hardened off in a cold frame, may need protection from strong winds when set out. Wooden shingles placed to block the wind used to be the standard recommendation but are now difficult to find. Try a plastic milk jug or a 2-liter soda bottle with both the bottom and top cut off. Push the jug or bottle into the soil far enough so it won’t blow away. In windy conditions, it may need to be stabilized with a wooden dowel or metal rod. You can also use a 3 lb coffee can with both ends cut out. Cabbage Worms This is the time of year we normally start seeing damage from cabbage worms. The imported cabbage worm is usually the first cabbage worm species to appear and is a fuzzy, elongated green worm. Larvae come from eggs laid by the white butterfly often seen flitting around the plants. Early control is essential to reduce injury. BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) and spinosad (Borer, Bagworm, Leafminer and Tent Caterpillar Spray; Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew) are effective organic products that are labeled for this pest. BT can be found in Dipel, Thuricide and other similar materials. Direct sunlight deactivates BT quickly so it is helpful to spray late in the day or on a cloudy day. Conventional insecticides such as carbaryl (Sevin), malathion and methoxychlor are also effective but will kill natural enemies of these pests as will rotenone, an organic product. Be sure to hit the underside of leaves where insects feed. Note that hitting the underside of leaves is easier when using a dust applied with a duster than when using a liquid spray. Learning to identify poison ivy is vital if you wish to avoid the rash that accompanies exposure. Unfortunately, poison ivy can make identification difficult because it occurs in three forms: an erect woody shrub, a groundcover that creeps along the ground, and a woody vine that will climb trees. When poison ivy climbs, it forms numerous aerial roots that give the vine the appearance of a fuzzy rope. The leaves of poison ivy also vary. Though the compound leaf always has three leaflets, the leaf margins may be toothed, incised, lobed or smooth. The size of the leaves also can vary, although usually the middle leaflet is larger than the other two. Also, the middle leaflet is the only one with a long stalk; SEE CROUSE, A3
Friday, April 27 A noise complaint was reported at 3:36 a.m. at 824 N. Washington. A past burglary was reported at 7:51 a.m. at 2000 W. Central. A non-injury accident was reported at 8:45 a.m. at 1631 W. Central. A stolen vehicle was reported at 3:38 p.m. at 2610 N. Country Club. A past assault was reported at 4:44 p.m. at 701 S.E. Stone. A past theft was reported at 5:18 p.m. at 2610 N. Country Club. Harassment was reported at 7:16 p.m. at 401
SHERIFF’S REPORTS Monday, April 30 A past disturbance was reported at 1:42 a.m. on S.E. Blankenship. Past fraud was reported at 9:54 a.m. on N.W. County Line. A past theft was reported at 10:58 a.m. on S.W. 54. A past theft was reported at 12:32 p.m. onS.W. Santa Fe Lake. A past fraud was reported at 3:48 p.m. on S.W. 80th. A past theft was reported at 4:34 p.m. on S.W. 60th. A suspicious circumstance was reported at
COURT REPORTS March court appearances Mackenzie B. Floyd was charged with exeeding maximum speed limits on Feb. 21, pleaded guilty and fined $161. Michael D. Folkhert was charged with excceding maximum speed limits on Jan. 22, pleaded guilty and fined $143. Joshua L. Fouch was charged with exceeding maximum speed limits on Jan. 30, pleaded guilty and fined $143. Emory C. Fowler was charged with failure to wear a seat belt on Mar. 9, pleade guilty and fined $10.
SEE POLICE, A5
SEE SHERIFF, A8
SEE COURT, A3
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