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Vol 39 • No. 5

Don’t let limitations stop your travels

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By Susan I. Miller In an ideal world we would all be blessed with the ability to see, hear, feel, taste, smell, walk and adapt to differences in altitude, climate and food at the same time as we have the money and time to travel. We would have the stamina to take in all the activities one can pack into a full day and enjoy a night of dining and dancing. And we’d have the capacity to learn new languages, figure out the relationship of pesos to dollars, and find our way back to our hotel when we linger in a shop while group members go ahead. We’d photograph unique sites, write a blog each night, send post card greetings, buy souvenir gifts and create an impressive travelogue to Kansas’ Kansas’Award-winning Award-winningTop Top55+ 55+News NewsSource Source

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Helpful hints to make your trip easier

show and tell. We’d remember to tip appropriately, learn to bargain with the locals and dare to take a zip line ride or a deep-sea dive. We don’t live in an ideal world, but we do live in an incredibly interesting world. It’s here. It’s there. Waiting to be explored. The number one attribute we need to travel is curiosity. In fact, curiosity is the only quality

absolutely needed for a good travel experience. You can make adaptations for any other different ability you have, so don’t let anything stop you. Go with a friend whose abilities complement yours. If you get lost, you are lost together. Consider it one more adventure. If one needs to slow down or take a break, she can remind you See Travel , page 15

By Susan I Miller Here are some ways to accommodate if you aren’t in perfect shape. Please note that most people are friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to help you. Low vision: Carry a small magnifying glass to read maps and bus schedules. Photograph the commentary on museum exhibits to read on your big screen at home. Take a second pair of glasses and sunglasses, or your lens prescription. Wear a hat in the sun. Carry a white cane; people will respect you for getting out and trying to see what you can see. Hearing impaired: Wear your hearing aids. Stay close to your guide when he/she is talking. Employ an interpreter to travel with you. Mobility problems: Rent a wheelchair. Use the wheelchair service in See Travel Tips , page 15

Attic shoe box held big surprise

By Bob Rives People dream about this. The shoe box in the attic for the past 30 years is filled with baseball cards. Mom was kind enough not to throw them out. Finally, someone decides they should be appraised. After all, there is a Mickey Mantle 1951 rookie season card in the box. That’s what was found by a 70-something Wichitan who contacted Chicago-based sports card and memorabilia appraiser Michael Osacky. Just after Christmas Osacky flew to Wichita, spent two days looking into the holdings of three Wichita families and bought the Mantle card. Nationally known, Osacky was labeled the “Dean of Cracker Jack

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own grandfather. Today he owns “hundreds of thousands” of them and his hobby has been his career since 1997. He didn’t reveal what he paid for the Mickey Mantle card that turned up in Wichita. It was, he said, in poor condition as many were that had been printed and sold by the Bowman Gum Company. “The card is prone to bad centering and print defects. The printing capabilities in 1951 were fairly rudimentary. There wasn’t a quality control person making sure the cards ‘look good.’” If the card had “looked good,” the Wichita family would have had a true See Baseball, page 11

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47th Jazz Festival ranges from Latin to big band

The Wichita Jazz Festival opens its eight-day event Sunday, April 1. Highlights include a Latin Jazz Dance Party at the Roadhouse Event Center, headlined by Miami-based PALO!, and an evening with tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and pianist Harold Mabern at Roxy’s Downtown.

The diverse lineup also includes a concert by bassist Ben Allison and Think Free, a show by vocalist-bassist Katie Thiroux and her trio and a big band collaboration with Bethel College starring saxophonist Brad Leali. Other nights will bring a showing of Bill Frisell: A Portrait, co-sponsored

Gridiron is celebrating its 50th anniversary of spoofing the news to raise money for journalism scholarships. It will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 5-7, at the Orpheum Theater, 200 N. Broadway. Think Saturday Night Live or Capital Steps, performed by members of the local media, including Bonnie Bing, Sierra Scott, Ted Woodward, Bucky Walters, Suzanne Tobias and many more. This show will celebrate some of the best and most hilarious skits from past years, as well as spoof current news and newsmakers. For the first time, the Society of Professional Journalists will host a Randy Brown Curtain Call party directly following the Friday show. It will be held on stage and is a fundrais-

er for an additional scholarship to honor long-time journalist and Gridiron master of ceremonies Randy Brown. The party with the cast and Karla Burns, Gridiron’s voice coach, will include live music by Pop and the Boys, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The Kansas Pro SPJ Chapter has raised more than $240,000 for journalism scholarships for students at Kansas’ colleges and universities. Purchase tickets through Selecta-Seat, or at the door. Tickets are $35 and $38. The Friday night show and party is $75; $50 for the party only. Wichita’s Gridiron is the longest continuously running show of its kind in the country.

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by the Tallgrass Film Festival, and an evening of tunes and talk at Fisch Haus, curated by bassist Mark Foley. A kickoff showcase and community gathering at McAdams Park will feature the Delano Jazz Orchestra, the Wichita Jazz Festival Sessions group and more area acts, as well as presentation of the festival’s Homer Osborne Award for outstanding contribution to jazz education.

This is the nation’s longest-running educational jazz festival. A $75 festival pass will guarantee admission to all eight days of events. Seating is general admission; student discounts are available with ID. To see the performance schedule and to purchase passes or single tickets, visit Tickets also will be sold at the door.

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TV's Washington crossing Delaware fake news

By Ted Blankenship I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial on cable featuring President George Washington in the front of a scrubby-looking row boat being pushed across the Delaware Turnpike by a crew even shabbier than the boat. An American flag extends from the bow reminiscent of the painting of the crossing of the Delaware River by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. This event occurred Dec. 25-26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. It goes without saying that the Delaware Turnpike did not exist then, and even if it had, Washington probably wouldn’t have tried to cross it in a boat. That’s because there is no water on the Delaware Turnpike. Besides, with all the automobile traffic, it would have been too dangerous even for brave Revolutionary soldiers. Another problem would have been numbers. He would have been able to carry no more than six or seven soldiers in one boat, and the paddle shown in the commercial would have been more suited to a canoe which at most would have transported no more than two or three. Besides, if Washington had chosen to stand up in the front of a canoe, it probably would have capsized. The commercial apparently was designed to sell insurance. That would have been a good thing to have if Washington had actually used a boat like the one shown. To be historically correct, Washington crossed the icy Delaware at night with a whole column of troops. Natu-

rally, they weren’t all in the same boat, and they didn’t cross in Delaware. They launched their boats across from Trenton, N.J., because that’s where Johann Rall was quartered with a number of German mercenary troops hired by the British. Most of these troops came from Hesse-Cassel, which supplied nearly half of the German troops who fought for the British. So, all of the German mercenaries were called Hessians. Washington crossed the river at night and on Christmas because he wanted to surprise the Hessians. He picked the right time because the Hessians had a big party and many had passed out on their bunks and were in no shape to fight a battle. The history books don’t say what the Hessians were drinking, but it probably was beer. But we will never know, and it probably doesn’t really matter. Anyway, Washington and his troops defeated the Hessians and crossed the river back to Pennsylvania, bringing along prisoners and military stores. Washington’s army crossed the Delaware a third time a few days later when the ice was even thicker than it had been. We don’t know exactly where he crossed that time, but we know for certain that it wasn’t on the Delaware Turnpike. In fact, the country didn’t have any turnpikes until about 1795 when the

Lancaster Turnpike was developed in Pennsylvania. And no one tried to cross it in a boat. In retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that the crossing was on the river and not on the turnpike because the motorists honking their horns would have awakened the snoozing Hessians

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‘I believe in the value of storytelling’

By Shana Gregory I’m a writer: A writer by trade and a writer by heart. I believe in the value of storytelling. A story can teach you something, it can make you laugh, or weep, or spur you to action. I enjoy sharing stories about the community or imparting new medical information, but my true passion is writing about people, about you or people like you…your lives, your accomplishments or struggles, your uniqueness. I believe the majority of people enjoy reading these types of stories, ones they can identify and empathize with. There’s something wonderful about being let into somebody’s life, let into their living room. It’s why I do what I do. I enjoy learning, especially about people, and I’m excited to get to know the readers of this newspaper. I’ve always loved writing – I’ve been doing it on and off since my days as a high school newspaper reporter. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wichita State University. I’ve served as the editor of the Derby Reporter, where I wrote about sports and schools, politics and government. I’ve been a reporter for the Times-Sentinel in Cheney, where I reported on, well…everything. I even wrote obituaries for The Wichita Eagle for a while.

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Now I’m proud to serve on the board of the active age. I strongly believe in the value of print media, and more today than ever when newspapers are being replaced by devices at a seemingly faster and faster pace. Thank you for taking the active age. Thank you even more if you have donated. We need your help. Raising money for this paper, which brings you real-time, real world advice for all of the many issues associated with aging, is bound to get tougher as we move into 2018 and the tax law changes for charitable giving. My parents fall into the baby boomer category, and my grandparents grew up in the Great Depression and weathered WWII uncertainties. I see the impacts of aging all around me. The challenges are many: rising costs, the threat of attacks on Medicare and Medicaid, changes in insurance coverage, an aging population that is living longer than past generations… All add up to great reasons to keep reading the active age. We’ll keep writing. Please keep giving. Contact Shana Gregory at

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3 ways to cut hearing aid costs

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that hearing aids will soon be available over-the-counter and will be much cheaper than they currently are. What can you tell me about this? My husband desperately needs hearing aids but we simply can’t afford them. Searching Spouse

Dear Searching, For many years the high cost of hearing aids has kept millions of Americans with hearing loss from getting hearing aids because they can’t afford them. Hearing aids – typically sold through audiologists’ offices – are expensive, usually ranging between $1,000 and $4,000 per ear, and are not typically covered by private insurance or traditional Medicare. But there’s good news on the horizon. Last summer President Trump signed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 into law. This will allow people with mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids without consulting an audiologist. The devices could sell for between $250 and $300 at drugstores and other retailers. The problem is that it will be a couple more years before the OTC hearing aids are available to consumers. In the

meantime, here are some tips: Check Your Insurance While most private health insurance companies do not cover hearing aids, there are some that do. Aetna members can purchase aids at a discount through certain suppliers, and United Healthcare offers hearing aids to their beneficiaries through HealthInnovations for $799 to $999 each. Some federal workers can get their hearing aids covered by health insurance, as can eligible veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs. If your husband is a Medicare recipient, about half of all Medicare Advantage plans offer at least partial coverage or discounts on hearing exams and devices. Check his insurance coverage. Shop Around To help save money, consider shopping at Costco, which offers nocost screenings at certain locations, as well as very competitive prices. Their hearing aids range between $500 and $1,500 each. You can also shop online at websites like EmbraceHearing.

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com and, which can save you up to $2,000 per pair. Then visit a local specialist to make any necessary adjustments. Another option is over-the-counter personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Unlike hearing aids, the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate PSAPs. And PSAP manufacturers are not allowed to call these products hearing aids or claim that they help hearing. These devices are very effective for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment, and typically cost between


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‘Out chorus’ — an old jazzman’s reveries

By Fred James The “out chorus” is usually the ending of a jazz improvisation which, given inspired musicians, can be an exciting statement. It can be an unrepeatable event by musicians with ears, “chops” and the love of music. Jazz music is a uniquely American creation from the creative roots of a people from other lands, who were brought here by entrepreneurs interested only in money by using slave labor. The captives brought only their innate talents and a will to survive. I am white, and I lived with a financially comfortable family. In church I was taught to “love one another” and “whatsoever you do for the least.” It stuck. At about age 12, I listened to classical music such as Franck’s Symphony in D minor, still my favorite blues key. As a teenager it was R&B radio from WLAC Nashville and Dave Garroway’s jazz on WMAQ Chicago. I began collecting records in college: Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Ellington. I got a used cornet and began to make crude sounds. I will never forget the Armstrong band playing at a theater in Madison, Wisc., when I was in

local musicians and Kansas City stars like Jay McShann and violinist Claude Williams. I became a “regular.” One day pianist Johnny Harris said, “you’ve been playing here weekends, so how about joining our group?” See next page


Jazzman Fred James idolized Louis Armstrong's muscical ability. college. The mikes behind him, along with Earl Hines, Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard and Big Sid Catlett, filled the house. When I met Armstrong, he asked me if I played. “Yes sir, cornet.” Louis: “That was my first instrument in New Orleans.” Me: “I know, I have the records.” He was the greatest inspiration of my life, a genius. So, I got serious, took a few lessons and joined the musician’s union. In

college I played with the Riverboat Rascals, a quartet of guys loving the New Orleans sound. Later I got to play with some of the New Orleans greats in the French Quarter. It was the late, great cornetist “Papa” Oscar Celestin’s band. After the Army, I started working in the oil business in Wichita and was too busy to play. But when I heard about a new jazz club opening on east Kellogg by Bill Reaves, a wonderful chef and jazz lover, I decided to get the horn out again. I began “sitting in” with the fine

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HooBoy! I rejoined the union and became the house trumpet player for about four years. We recorded a CD that a jazz magazine reviewer called one of the best of the year. Johnny was a good teacher, by example and inspiration. Our vocalist was Art Hicks who became known as the “Black Sinatra.” Tommy Gray played drums and John Henry Harvey was on bass. This was my “degree” in music. Some of my gigs were with the legendary drummer, Homer Osborne. He told me, “Freddie you a bad boy, you a mess!” That was a compliment. After Bill’s club closed I played some gigs with Ray Valentine, piano; Luther McDonald, bass; and Jimmy

the active age Taylor, tenor sax. His musical legacy goes back to St. Louis playing with Miles Davis. Jimmy’s favorite story was about playing in Chicago during the mob years. The club owner told Jim he’d had a bad night and couldn’t pay the musicians. The owner was a little guy, behind the bar slicing lemons. Jim grabbed the knife, lifted him up to his chin and said “we get paid or this head gets separated from this body!” They got paid. When Jim went back to the bandstand the other guys said “Jim, my God, do you know that guy is Capone’s nephew?” Jim said “I don’t care we got paid.” Harold Carey was a real piece of work. For many years his trio played mostly the Candle Club. He was self-taught and for all those years,

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played everything in the key of D flat... nobody noticed. I learned that key so I could join him. One of my last musical experiments was “The New Quartet” with John Salem, keyboard; Judge Larry Solomon, drummer; Greg Hall, bassist; me; and lovely vocalist Yvonne Rawlins. It was a creative group, playing jazz history at a couple of places, including the Kansas African American Museum. Coda

All the foregoing is with the love and support of my dear wife of 65 years, Beth, and our four sons, all musicians. Can you visualize a family of five musicians, through teen years and beyond, including a fanatic father? At age 80 I put the cornet and flugelhorn in their boxes, gave away the trombone and trumpet, and have not played since. D flat. To comment on this or other stories, email

Party re-creates Blue Moon spirit The 10th annual Blue Moon Party Saturday, April 21, will be an evening of music and food re-creating the vintage spirit of the Blue Moon nightclub. This is the Wichita-Sedgwick County Tucker Historical Museum’s annual fundraiser. The museum will be transformed into a festive and fun-loving spot where adults will gather to dine and hear great music. Jazz singer Donna Tucker and her quartet will perform songs of the era.

The original Blue Moon nightclub during the mid20th century was on South Oliver near the old airport. The 7-10 p.m. event will be at the museum, 204 S. Main. Tickets are $100; call 316-265-9314 or visit

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Confession: a funny name, funny game-aholic

By Bill Schantz I grew up in Kansas City, Mo., between the K.U. Med Center and Kelly’s Bar. Sports have always been part of my life. Through grade school I played whatever sport was in season from the time school was out until I was called to dinner. Every day in the summer (except Sunday), I was up and off to Roanoke Park to spend the day playing basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis etc. There are very few sports I haven’t played. (Cricket is one.) I started playing golf with my dad when I was 12 and continue to play. In my 50s, I still played basketball, racquet ball and golf. In my 60s I concentrated on golf. In January 2017, I was in Overland Park and Bill, a first-grade classmate, introduced me to Pickleball. I didn’t know anything about the game. All players put their paddles into groups of four. When a court opened, we played a doubles game. Bill was my partner; he told me the rules as we went along. We lost the first game, but won the second. That first day, Pickleball had me at “hello.” I returned to Wichita with my

My Story loaner paddle and a determination to keep playing. I met the late Bob Jackson, an incredible volunteer and employee with the Wichita Park and Recreation Centers. He taught beginning classes and helped newcomers learn where the courts are located and the open times to play. There are about a dozen area locations to choose from if you want to play Pickleball. I didn’t take lessons, but I began to play almost every day and occasionally, twice a day. During the spring of 2017, I dropped (and have kept off ) more than 20 pounds. I feel great! However, there has been a slight “downside” to playing regularly. My body has felt the activity, especially in the beginning. I have had a few of the following issues: cramps in both calf muscles; pulled hamstrings; a strain in one hip; right shoulder pain; and trouble with both Achilles tendons. At first, icing sore muscles after I played was common. These “minor” aches and pains have not kept me from

Bill Schantz greatly enjoying the game. In fact, if my 70-year-old body could take more, most likely, I would play more. There is another positive part to Pickleball, the social side. First, you don’t need to find a partner to play. Just bring your paddle (or use one belonging to the facility). There are always people wanting to play. As soon as there are four players and an

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open court, you are having fun In the past 15 months, I have made at least 75 new “first name” friends. I wondered how much the other Pickleballers were playing, so I asked about 40 players. Those still working full time played three-four times a week. If retired, those I talked to play about five times a week. Then there were the fanatics like myself. I generally play seven days a week. However, I am not alone. Twelve of the 40 players I talked to played as much, and several played two hours in the morning and then again in the evening. There are at lot of places to play every day of the week. Pickleball is good exercise, inexpensive, social, as competitive as you want it to be and just great fun. Enjoy!

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Plant a tree: Arbor Day is April 27 By Tom Emery Earth Day is not the only date on the calendar in April to honor the environment. Another spring holiday with many of the same ideals has been around for a lot longer. In many Midwestern states, Earth Day comes just before Arbor Day, which has roots dating to 1872. Celebrated in pockets across America, Arbor Day is one of the earlier examples of a national movement to protect the environment. In Kansas, one of the initial states to celebrate Arbor Day, the holiday is now held on the last Friday in April. However, Arbor Day is observed on different dates in many other states, owing to differences in local climate.

Celebrate Arbor Day from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N., along with a tree planting celebration. The first Arbor Day celebration dates to 1872 in Nebraska. It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, who moved to the plains from Michigan and missed the trees and shrubbery of his former home. A journalist and newspaper editor who served on the Nebraska board of agriculture, Morton also saw the need for windbreaks and soil anchors in the open prairies. On Jan. 4, 1872, Morton suggested

a holiday to plant trees the following April 10 that he called “Arbor Day.” Some one million trees were planted across Nebraska on that date. In 1885, Arbor Day became a legal holiday in Nebraska. Morton, who died in 1902, later served as Secretary of Agriculture in the second administration of Grover Cleveland from 1893-97. One Presidential historian lauded Morton as “hardworking, efficient and cost conscious.” Meanwhile, his beloved holiday began to spread across the nation, first to Kansas, Tennessee, Minnesota and Ohio. Eventually, Arbor Day was celebrated in all 50 states. In a 1970 Presidential proclamation, the last Friday in April was named National Arbor Day. Variations of Arbor Day are also celebrated across the globe, including Australia, Japan, Israel, Korea, Iceland and India. Until recent years, Arbor Day was a noted date on the calendar, honored by many Americans and even the subject of a Peanuts animated television special in 1976. However, the advent of

Earth Day in 1970 and its subsequent popularity has surpassed Arbor Day, which is now relegated to only the most fervent tree-planters. Arbor Day reflects a long-standing interest by many Americans in environmental issues. During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt was dubbed the “Great Conservationist” for his protection of natural resources, including the designation of 125 million acres of national forests and the creation of the first national wildlife refuge in Florida in 1903. Three decades later, the Civilian Conservation Corps, a hallmark program of the New Deal during recovery from the Great Depression, was credited with planting 2 billion trees during its existence from 1933-42.

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Bass shop’s 65-year history family affair By Amy Geiszler-Jones for the Emporia Gazette. She Zeiner’s Bass Shop, a second-geneventually retired to care for her eration family business in Wichita, is parents. celebrating its 65th anniversary this Jim’s dad was known for year. preparing a popular catfish bait It all started when Jim Zeiner Sr. called Magic CheeZe and creatwanted a place on his property to fish. ing the Swim Tail lure. He had a neighbor dig him a pond, Jim Jr.’s niche is online retail and then Zeiner stocked it. sales. Next came a bait-and-tackle shop “I knew we ought to be he set up in 1953 by his home near involved, but neither of us (he 37th Street South and Broadway. and his wife) had ever been on Jim Zeiner Jr., his son and the curthe Internet.” He had some help rent owner, recalls as a kid sleeping on setting up the website and then a cot in the front yard of the business spent several Saturdays taking during the warm months. It was open classes to learn how to navigate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 the waters of the web. days a year. Internet sales have helped “There was a sign on the door to buoy the business, he said. It is wake me up if anyone needed anyless seasonal and offers a wider thing,” he said. customer base. Jim also credits The business has changed in the his son Ben for expanding the ensuing years. One thing Jim Jr. credits products available online. for its longevity is moving into e-com“We sell all over,” he said. Photo by Rob Howes merce before Internet shopping was “We’ve shipped international the norm. He also continues to provide Jim and Deb Zeiner at their bass shop. orders to France, Germany, the supplies for fishermen to create their United Kingdom, Australia and the aircraft industry while running the own lures and jigs. even Russia.” shop, Jim Jr. also had a second career. Although the business moved The shop’s more popular items are He taught business and journalism at around a bit, he said he has a loysupplies for fishermen to make their West High School from 1972 to 2004. al customer base. It’s been at 737 S. Deb became the face of the busiWashington since the 1990s. It’s open ness, running it in the daytime. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday Her husband said her skills as a and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. “competitive fisher” brought her respect Dave Johnson, the store’s fly from other fishermen. department manager, said, “it’s like A story in a fishing retail industry working in an institution, not a retail magazine noted how she “sailed unstore.” charted waters” by becoming a competWhen the elder Zeiner died in itive angler in a male-dominated field. 1984, Jim Jr. and his wife, Deb, bought After Jim Jr. retired from teaching, the store. Deb embarked on her second career. Much like his father who worked in She became a journalist, working We strive to offer a “PLAN” approach to each and every client, insuring that ALL needs are met.

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From Page 1 windfall. A prime condition version of the Bowman Mantle card last year sold for $100,000. Bowman cards came in two ways, Osacky explained. “They were sold in five and dime stores across the country. One card sold for a penny. But for a nickel, a package included six cards plus a piece of bubble gum. Some of the cards in the bigger version bear the stains of the gum to this day.” Bowman went out of business in 1955 but emerged again later. Interest in specific player cards often varies by region. “Mantle cards are popular in New York, and Ted Williams cards are in demand in Boston. Very often the buyers are people who grew up watching a particular athlete and they like the association with the card,” Osacky said. Mantle is popular in many places because he dominated baseball starting in the 1950s. Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame the first time he was eligible, he was 17 times on the

American League all-star team and three times the league’s most valuable

player. He led the league in hitting once and home runs four times. While his career was in New York and he grew up in northeast Oklahoma, he had strong Kansas’ ties. Mantle was a member of the Baxter Springs Whiz Kids, one of the region’s best allstar youth teams, for parts of three seasons before signing with the Yankees. His first professional season was at Independence in the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League. Seven of his canceled paychecks from that first summer were appraised at $50,000 each on the Antiques Road Show

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when it was broadcast from Wichita. They belonged to the daughter of the Independence team’s treasurer who had saved them when they came back to the team from the bank. In addition to the Mantle baseball card, Osacky found and bought a Paul Wagner autograph here. Paul and his brother, Lloyd, were Pittsburgh Pirate stars in the 1930s known as Big Poison and Little Poison. Sharing the outfield with them was Woody Jensen who operated the Rose Bowl bowling alleys here, played with the Wichita Aviators in 1930 and the Boeing Bombers after his professional career. “The Wagner autograph is fairly rare. He died in 1965 before there were baseball card and autograph shows where athletes sign many of them,” Osacky said. He also found and purchased some vintage Chicago Cubs programs. What he saw but didn’t buy was a Babe Ruth autographed ball. The value of those can be in the thousands of dollars depending up the ball’s condition, the kind of ball and the condition of the signature. What should you do when you find the proverbial box of old baseball cards? First, protect them. “Don’t put them on a shelf where the grandkids can get at them. I know of some cards that were damaged when a cat scratched them,” he said. Store them in a cool, dark, dry space. And if you want to sell them, contact Osacky or another appraiser. It helps if you know the decade when the card was printed before you make

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$3.1 million card Baseball cards can make you rich. First issued by tobacco companies in the 19th century, fans still collect them. The 1951 Mickey Mantle rookie card, like that found in Wichita, has sold for as much as $100,000 in perfect condiHonus Wagner tion. But the holy grail for card collectors is the rare 1909-11 Honus Wagner card which has gone for as much as $3.1 million. Wagner is a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates and a longtime teammate of Fred Clarke of Winfield. Clarke’s card of the same vintage sells for about $675. rabilia, 2025 S. Seneca; Rock’s Dugout, 3232 N. Rock; Sports Cards Exchange, 4810 S. Seneca; Sports Times Fan Shop, 2441 N. Maize; Superstars, 4600 W. Kellogg, and The Ultimate Sports Shop, 2491 S. Seneca. In addition, Sportsmemorabilia is in Maize at 607 Plantation and Moore Merchandise is at 15411 Dora Circle in Goddard.

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April theatre options

By Diana Morton It’s springtime and we have wonderful live-theatre choices. Grab a friend and treat yourself to a magical afternoon or evening of entertainment. Forum Theatre, at the Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. First Date, book by Austin Winsberg; music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. 8 pm ThuSat, 2 pm Sun, April 12-29. Tickets $23-$25. 316-618-0444 Guild Hall Players, St. James

Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon. This play is set in 1942. Bella is 35, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. Ne’erdo-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. 8 pm Thu–Sat, April 5-7; 7 pm Sun, April 8. Tickets $12, students $10. 316-683-5686 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. What Would Scooby Do by Carol Hughes. Followed by a new musical revue. Through May 10. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only, 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E. Doug-

There seems to be a lot of walking opportunities this spring. For those who like to walk with others, the Wichita Parks and Recreation department has developed a plan for monthly Saturday walks in different Wichita’s parks. Walkers gather at 11 a.m. The Saturday, April 21, walk will be in Riverside Central Park. Meet at

the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. May 19 walkers meet at the Oliver entrance to Chisholm Creek Park. Dogs on leashes are welcome too. It there is enough interest in this program, the department will consider extending it. Brought to you by Bike Walk Wichita

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las, cabaret-style theatre. Hi-Hat Hattie by Larry Parr. Starring Karla Burns as Oscar-award winning Hattie McDaniel, this solo musical tour-de-force takes place backstage of an old theater where Hattie recalls the incredible events of her storied show business life. 8 pm Fri-Sat, 2 pm Sun, April 13-22. Tickets $20-$30. 316-265-4400 Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. WCT is partnering

with Lake Afton Observatory for this true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers. It explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed. 8 pm Wed-Sat, April 18-29, 2 pm Sun. Tickets $14 or $12 for military/seniors/students. April 18 opening night ticket $10. 316-686-1282 Contact Diana Morton at

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Gardening, the unexpected and spring By Janice Sroufe Last year I planted a varied and complicated garden at the end of April when the soil temperature was finally warm enough. I filled pots and planters with sturdy plants, many of which I had grown from seeds and cuttings under lights in my basement during the winter and early spring. One raised bed was planted with an assortment of pepper plants; sweet bells, green chiles, jalapenos and fiery ghost peppers, purchased at a local garden center. I planted three husky tomato plants in 5-foot-tall cages, a couple cucumber seeds, several different kinds of basil plants and some other herbs. Another raised bed held sweet potato slips plucked from a potato I bought at the grocery store and forgot to cook. These vegetables and many annual and perennial flowers were carefully arranged and mingled in a purposefully chaotic garden layout. Everything was

Gardening growing and blooming as expected, and I was looking forward to meticulously watering, nurturing and harvesting the rewards of all my hard work. Then everything changed. My very dear friend and companion became ill and was hospitalized. For six weeks I spent every day with him — coming home only for a shower and a few hours of sleep. Every morning I looked out the window into my garden and saw the heavily producing vegetables, towering coleus, blooming parsley covered with caterpillars, trailing petunias and an array of overgrown plants covering every inch of my planting beds. They were growing and thriving despite being neglected. The sprinkler system had turned on as programed and that was enough. My friends willingly came over and picked tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and I was grateful that the

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that I was back, it welcomed me in all its tangled glory. In the fall I dug the sweet potatoes and became the recipient of an unexpected 25 pounds of beautiful, plump tubers produced from that one shriveled up, forgotten ‘tater. Sometimes even the best-tended gardens don’t progress as planned. Sometimes the plants don’t grow and sometimes they grow too much, or maybe uncontrollable forces take over. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. But time goes on, days and nights continue, forever different, yet still progressing the same as before. The events in my journey to harvest were unexpected and heart breaking, but the rewards of the untended garden became a way for me to begin each day with a bit of beauty and gratitude. This month I am again planting my garden with hope and optimism. Janice Sroufe is a Sedgwick County Master Gardener. She welcomes comments and questions. Contact her at

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Bring your lunch and welcome back RoJean Loucks. She will perform Dowsing workshop on her folk harp at noon Tuesday, April The Midwest Historical & Gene17, at the Coutts Museum of Art in El alogical Society Library is offering a Dorado. Clues to History by Dowsing workshop RoJean has toured and played from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April internationally with a group of harp7, at 1203 N. Main. ers. She has also taught others and has Register with Vince Marshall, composed and arranged music specifiworkshop leader, before April 7 at cally for folk harp. The Brown Bag concert series is The workshop begins at the library the third Tuesday of every month and with film history, proceeds to Highland features local and regional artists. Cemetery, Ninth and Hillside and to North Sim Park, 12th and Amidon. Meditation class A $15 donation will insure a place Wichita in Mind, a free meditation in the workshop. Info: 316-264-3611. class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Riordan Clinic, 3100 N Negro baseball Hillside. Banned from the Major Leagues The featured speaker is Samantha due to racial discrimination for nearJones. She owns Sam's Intuitive Arts, ly half of the 20th Century, African where she creates meditations mandaAmericans formed their own profeslas, offers personal sessions and leads sional baseball teams and leagues. workshops. Kevin Mitchell, author of Last This Community Mindfulness Train to Cooperstown: The 2006 Baseball Meditation series is an opportunity to Hall of Fame Inductees from the Negro experience the benefits of meditation, League Baseball Era, will speak at 2:30 according to Connie Porazka. Call p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Evergreen 316-650-3761 or visit cjporazka@ Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league 65th gem show baseball, got his start in Negro league Unbelievable Rocks, Minerals and baseball. The Kansas City Monarchs Fossils is the theme for the 65th annual and other Negro league teams played Wichita Gem and Mineral Show games in Wichita. Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, at Cessna In addition, “Satchel” Paige was on Activity Center, 2744 George Washthe team which won Wichita’s first ington Blvd. National Baseball Congress tournaGemstones, crystals, fossils, meteorment in 1935. ites, polished stones, beads, jewelry and Income Based for elderly or mobility-impaired only

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Medical genealogy

Researching your ancestors' medical histories can show patterns of health issues among generations. A representative from the Wichita Genealogical Society will talk about what medical records may exist, what information they contain and where medical records might be found. This program is at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian.

Library book sale

Friends of the Andover Public Library will hold a book sale Friday-Sunday, April 27-29. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. The sale will be in the library’s art

gallery, 1511 E. Central. Hardcover books are $2, paperbacks $1 and selected books as marked. On Sunday, fill a bag for $5-$7. CDs and DVDs are 4/$1. Teachers are welcome on Sundays after 3 p.m. to collect unsold books for their classrooms. Proceeds are used to fund special programs, materials and equipment.

‘Pave it forward’

The Pioneer-Trail-Road to Success, sponsored by the West High School alumni group, sells 8x4-inch bricks for $50 and 8x8-inch bricks for $100. Donors may personalize their brick and they are tax deductible. More than 700 have been sold; 250 have already been set. This project has raised $34,000 to help students. Last year, 29 students received money to help them pay to complete credits needed graduate; 56 students received about $50 each to get college credits in dual-credit classes. A dedication ceremony will be held at the school at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20. For more information call Bill Reagan, 316-755-3501 or visit

There are many forms that you can find online or in stores. I am needing power of attorney form for health care and finances. Are the online forms legal? Will they work? I agree that online forms are convenient and inexpensive and I have seen many of these come across my desk. The biggest problem is that they may not meet the requirements of the state the person signing the document (called the principal) and they are usually the a “one size fits all” form. Each state has very specific rules about what must be in a power of attorney form and what may be in the form. For instance, if you want it to be effective after you become incapacitated, it must be “durable” and contain specific language that keeps it in force after you are deemed incapacitated. As for what

you “may” provide: do you want your agent to be able to change beneficiaries on accounts or insurance, or be able to gift your property, or be able to amend your trust? Always use caution when purchasing pre-packaged legal forms, they do not always take into account you specific situation. Remember that because there is no attorney involved, you are not getting any advice about whether that particular document is appropriate for your situation. If you have decided to use one, talk to your estates attorney to be sure that these documents accurately reflect your wishes.

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International travel vaccines Travel tips Vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent importing infectious diseases across international borders. The vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors, including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status and previous immunizations. The Sedgwick County Division of Health advises travelers to get the vaccinations several weeks to a few months before you travel. They require two weeks or more in the body to reach full strength.

Typical vaccines include Rabies, $279.88; Typhoid (Oral), $74.89; and Typhoid (Injection) $121.85. Yellow Fever, $182.02, will be unavailable until mid-year due to delays in production. The division of Health offers other vaccinations that are not specifically for travel, but may also be recommended for travel, such as vaccines for hepatitis A and B, polio and meningitis. All vaccinations at the main clinic, 2716 W. Central, are offered on a walk-in basis. For more information on immunizations call 316-660-7300 or your healthcare provider

From Page 1 airports. Purchase tickets for a teenage grandchild to travel with you and push you. Check ahead to learn which subways have elevators. Reserve handicap-accessible rooms. Medical problems: Use wheelchairs and elevators to save your energy. Accept help. Ask for it if it isn’t offered. Take time to rest during the day. Don’t try to do everything. Wear or carry instructions for treating possible medical emergencies and a listing of your allergies. Allergies, chemical sensitivities, digestive problems: Plan ahead and let your travel host know your limitations. Graciously say, “No,” to someone pressing you to try a new food or drink that you may have a bad reaction to. List food ingredients that you can’t have, written in the language of the country you are visiting. Carry a snack that you

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to do the same. Or you can take turns sitting and exploring and then share your experience with your friend and get a two-for-one bargain. Go alone. Smile. Say, “No.” Smile. Say, “Gracias.” Smile. Ask for help at your hotel. Take a taxi, take a local bus, ride a sailboat. Or

can eat between meals as needed. Ask to see (and smell) a hotel room before you agree to stay in it. Try to avoid places where you would be exposed to diesel fuel, cooking smoke, volcanic ash and other irritants. Take precautions in places where there are mosquitos, poison plants and reptiles. Fears and phobias: Take prescription meds for anxieties. Avoid the trip to the top of the Space Needle. Book alternate transportation. And for the phobias that may continue to diminish your quality of life, enroll in a therapy class or group that will help you face the fears. For the “ordinary” fear of different environments, people, food and customs, learn as much as you can before you travel. Talk to people who have been to your travel destination. If it’s a foreign country, learn some of the language and use an app that translates for you. Go with an open mind and expect the unexpected. stay in a guest house and let your host know your plans and when you will come in each night. If you go with a group, choose one where you don’t get that “herded” feeling. Make sure your guide is knowledgeable. Your fellow travelers will probably share common interests and expectations if you have all chosen the same trip. Contact Susan Miller at

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Chickens may lead to amusement, affection By Joe Stumpe After nearly two years of keeping chickens, I believe I can answer the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s the chicken. In fact, sometimes the egg never comes. Our oldest chicken, a black-and-white Plymouth Rock hen named Pepper, has to our knowledge never laid an egg. She is instead what one chicken expert calls a “cheerleader,” encouraging our other three hens to lay. Naturally, Pepper is my wife’s favorite of our four birds. That’s something else I’ve learned about chickens: they cause their owners to act in odd ways. For instance, my wife maintained to me for 25 years that she could not be around animals because she’s allergic to their dander. Today, she baby-talks the chickens, hand-feeds them snacks when I’m not looking and yearns for the day they’ll fly into her arms. That’s probably never going to happen. Chickens are skittish and, well, chicken. It’s a trait that serves them well, as they are preyed upon by many animals. One of our favorite's, Lil’ Hen, met a violent death in our backyard. I can’t even blame the perpetrator. As a friend said: “They just taste so good.” I should clarify that we have no plans to ever-ever eat one of our chickens. Although it seems to me that it would be in the natural order of

things, my wife feels that only the most unfeeling of savages would even joke about such a thing. Our other hens — Anna Americana, Slim Shady and Spivey — started laying eggs several months after their arrival. The Pepper impetus seems to have been moving their coop, which I did because a utility crew needed to plow up our backyard to fix a water line. The very next day, a blue egg appeared in the nesting box, Anna having decided the feng shui was right. Within a few more days, Spivey and Slim also started laying, although they chose a spot under a bush in the yard for their nest. Currently, we’re averaging about 2.5 eggs a day from our chickens. They are lovely pastel-colored eggs, with golden-orange yolks and a rich, yummy flavor. But I’m pretty sure any other sudden change in the hens’ environment — which mostly entails our backyard in Riverside — would cause an interruption in delivery. I mention this because keeping chickens is currently a trendy thing to

do, as the example of this lifelong city boy proves. If you’re considering it, don’t do it for the eggs. You may spend months gazing longingly into an empty nesting box and calculating how much money you’ve spent on chicken feed. Fertilizer, on the other hand, is guaranteed — and lots of it. By my estimate, chickens spend around 90 percent of their time eating or looking for something to eat, and the remainder pooping or resting, probably from the effort involved in all that eating. Also, don’t get chickens for the conventional bonding between pet and owner. Unless you’ve raised them from chicks, picking up hens remains a challenge akin to the training scene in Rocky II. Unless you’ve got food in your hands, that is. But they do provide endless amusement and fascination. The heirloom breeds favored by most backyard keepers — your Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas and Rhode Island Reds — are both gorgeous to look at and comically ungainly, especially when they take it into their heads to run. Some days our chickens spend hours perched on a chair or table.

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Some days they dig a hole in the dirt and crowd into it, all scrunched together. Some days they decide to leave the backyard to explore exotic locations, such as the driveway or front yard. Except Spivey, that is, who stays behind and cackles loudly. My wife thinks she’s the responsible chicken. I think she’s a tattle tale, or terribly frightened of being alone. Unless one of them is laying — a solitary business — they’re almost always together. We’ve seen little of an established pecking order, although random pecking of each other is prevalent. Interestingly, they spend almost as much time watching us as we do them. They are endlessly curious, at least about where their next morsels of food are coming from. Just in case you’re still interested in keeping chickens, Huevos Ranchero is one of my favorite recipes for their eggs. You can use the store-bought variety, of course, but it tastes better with the kind you’ve waited months for. Contact Joe Stumpe at

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CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332

Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Thur: 10 am Bible study. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technologybring your device.

DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223

Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. Apr 3: 4:30 pm Tuesday Nights Together 'TNT,' Mac & cheese ham pie, veggies, tiramisu. $5 donation. Apr 11: :30 pm Intercultural: Israel. Becky Richardson will share stories about her pilgramage to Israel last year. Hor d'oeuvres will be served. $7. Apr 30: 12:30 pm Sip & Paint. Drink and paint a hot air balloon. Supplies furnished, stepby-step instructions, free. Sign up early; limited to 30. Sangria and snacks furnished.

DOWNTOWN New Location: West Side Baptist Church, 304 S Seneca, 267-0197

Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. Apr 5: 2 pm Eating Healthy on a Budget with Shirley Lewis. Apr 11: 1:30 pm Asset Protection by senior legal adviser Cathleen Gulledge. RSVP: 267-0197 Apr 17: 1 pm Dining in Delano (change of time for this day only), Wichita Fish Company. RSVP 267-1771. Mon: 9:30 am Wanda's exercise; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11am Well rep excercise.

EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392

Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot lunch, reservation required; 10-11 am Pool, cards, bingo, dominoes, puzzles. Tue, Sat: 1-3 pm Pickleball. $2.

GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155

Mon-Fri: 8 am Coffee. Wed: 1-3 pm RSVP work.

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Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: 1 pm Birthday/anniversary celebration.

GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9-9:30 am Exercise. 1st & 4th Tue: 9:30 am-noon Cards. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10 am-4 pm Covered dish, cards, dominoes.

HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903

Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch, exercise. Mon-Fri: noon Cards. Tue: 12:30 pm; Fri 9 am TX Hold’em. Mon & Wed: 9 am Walking club 1st & 3rd Wed: 12:30 pm Bingo. Tue & Thu: 10 am STEPS exercise Last Tue: 6-9 pm Game Night. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday Dinner, Covered Dish. $3 4th Sat: 8:30 am Friends & Family Senior Breakfast. RSVP: 529-5903. $4

KECHI Kechi City Building, 744-0217, 744-1271

3rd Thu: 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting.

LA FAMILIA 841 W 21st, 267-1700

Mon-Fri: Dance, exercise, pool, dominoes. 11:30 am-12:15 pm Hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise/Ejercicio. Tue, Thu: 1 pm Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon: 10 am English Class/Clase de Ingles; 1 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Nutrition class/Clase de nutricion. Thu: 10 am Bingo/loteria. Last Fri: 10 am Music/musica; monthly birthdays.

LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703

Regular activities: One-on-one computer training, cards,Pickleball,exerciseprograms,hotlunch. Apr 2: 1:30 pm My Plate. Discussing the different food groups and the benefits of eating healthy foods by Shirley Lewis. Apr 6: 10:15 am The Wonderful Ways of Using Cheese. Presentation by Judy Young, the Green Acres Cheese Lady. Treats included. Apr 13: 10:15 am Inca Art. Poetry, watercolor & photography with Judith Eguino-Humerez. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance; 2:30 pm Belly Dancing for Women. Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball.

MCADAMS GOLDEN AGE 1329 E 16th, 337-9222

Regular activities: Open gym, walking, hot lunches, dominoes, cards, pool. Sun: 1-3 pm Quilting. Fri: noon-1:30 pm Sewing. Sat: noon-4:30 pm Classes: sewing, jewelry making. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.

MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956

Mon: 7-10 am Coffee, donuts; 11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch; 1-4 pm Cards. Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise class. Tue, Wed: 10 am-3 pm Crafts, quilting. Thu: 9:30-10:30 am Line dancing. 1st Fri: Noon Senior Citizens’ lunch.

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

Daily: Walk in the gym, coffee; hot lunch; computers, dominoes, puzzles, pool, book loan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Yoga. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Zumba.

2nd Tue: 7:30-9:30 am Breakfast, $3. 2nd Wed: 11:30 am Blood pressure checks. 3rd Wed: Noon-1 pm Blood pressure checks. 2nd Thur: 11:45 am KFC potluck. Free. Last Fri: 11:45 Birthday Celebrations.

NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444 Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Apr 5: 11:45 am Helpful Resourses for Those in Need from the Medical Services Bureau. Apr 9: 11:45 am Home Health 101. Blood pressure checks before class. Apr 27: 2-4 pm Northeast Spring Fling. $5 members; $7 non-members. 1st Wed: Foot care by Michelle Steinke by appt. 946-0722 (leave message). Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 1 pm Bridge.

OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545

Daily: 11:30 pm Friendship meals; computers, treadmill. Mon: 12:30 pm Line Dancing. Wed, Fri: 10:30 am Chair exercise.120 am 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting. 2nd Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers bingo. $1. 4th Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Community bingo. $1. Every Fri: 12:30 pm Afternoon cards. Every Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee/Panera Bread. 1st Sat: 8-10am Breakfast fundraiser. $4.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293

Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Apr 2: 11:15 am Latest Scams and Techniques Scammers Are Using. Denise Groene, Better Business Bureau.

Andover Senior Dance, 410 Lioba Dr. 7-10 pm 3rd Mon. 733-4441

Apr 20: 11:15 am What the Medical Service Bureau Can Do for You. Aaron Walker of the bureau. Apr 23: 11:15 am Hearing Loss & Solutions with Michelle Fedd. Mon, Wed, Fri: Pickleball Tues: Noon Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. Fri: Noon Open pool tables; Social coloring.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Apr 5, 12, 19, 16: 3-4 pm Skirt Dancing. Dance workshop wearing full ruffled skirts, Amira Dance Productions. $30. Call Madison, 744-1199, to register. Apr 12: 11 am Medical Service Bureau. Assistance for low income residents with prescriptions and vision care. Learn if you qualify. Apr 17: 8:30 am-3 pm. An outing to the Hutchinson Sports Arena to hear Astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly. Tickets $10. Lunch afterward at Carriage Crossing, $10-$15. RSVP: Madison, 744-1199 Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise.

VALLEY CENTER Valley Center FUMC unless otherwise noted. 510 N Park Ave, 755-7335

Mon: 12:30 pm Troopons, clipping coupons for military families; 1:30 Line Dancing. Mon-Fri: noon, lunch. $5; Tue: 10 am Donuts & cards; 6 pm Pitch. Mon, Thu: 10 am WellREP exercise class; 10 am walking. Tue, Fri: 4-6 pm Pickleball, VC Intermediate. 4th Thu: 11 am Bingo Fri: 11 am Chair Yoga, need yoga mat.


Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm every other Wed. Donation. Bring covered dish/ snack to share. Info: 755-1060 Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. Commuity dance. 7-9:30 pm: 1st Tue, Honky Tonk Time Band ; 3rd Tue, TBA. $3 donation, refreshments. El Dorado Jam & Dance, Senior Center, 210 E 2nd. Canceled for Easter. Oldtime fiddlers, pickers, singers. Doors open 12:30 pm, music 1:30, 1st Suns. Bring covered dish. $3 donation. Country dance 6 pm every Thu. $3 donation. Bring snacks. Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. 7-9:30 pm Weds: Take 3. $3, refreshments. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. 7-9:30 pm every Sat. Live music. $3. Minisa Golden Age, 704 W 13th. 7-10 pm Thus: Honky Tonk Time. $3. Info 617-2560. Oaklawn Activity Center cafeteria, 4904 S Clifton. Barn & contra dance, usually 1st Sat. Lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7-9. $5. Info:

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Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm every Fri. Live music. $3, refreshments. Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Sats. $4, bring covered dish or snack. Info: 755-1060 Prairie Wind Dancers: Learn circle, line & folk dances. 2 pm Mons: Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. Joyce, 683-1122.

Oaklawn Activity Center, Village Steppers Square Dance, 4904 S Clifton. 7:30-10:30 pm 2nd, 4th Sats. Info: Terry 219.0100 or Gordon 721-6718. Community barn & contra dance, 1st Sat most months; lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7. $5, Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Suns. Info: David, 992.7820; email: Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:3010 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis,

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ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441

BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St

Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Pickleball is played at the Andover Community Center,1008 E. 13th. Daily:11:30 am-noon Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed: Noon-3 pm Pickleball. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tue: Music at lunch; 8:30 am Pickleball. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue: 10 am Blood pressure check; 11 am-2 pm Memory Café; 12:30 Pinochle; 1 pm Pool. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Quilt Club; 7-9 Pitch; 5:30-7:30 pm Pickleball (recreation), 7:30-9:30 (competitive) Fri: 9-11 am Pickleball; 11:30 Lunch & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10 am Monthly breakfast.

AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189

Regular activities: Exercise, cards, dominoes, pool, line dancing, lunch daily at 11:30 am. Mon: 6:30 pm 10-point pitch. Fri: 9:30 am Prize bingo. Every other Wed: 7 pm Live Jam Session. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast. $4 donation. 4th Mon: 5 pm Evening meal. $6 suggested donation, reservations requested.

2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.

CASSODAY Cassoday Senior Center 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538

Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. 1st Mon: 2 pm Game Day. 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, BP checks. 4th Fri: 2 pm Movie Matinee.

DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227

Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, lunch, reservation required. $5. 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. 3rd Mon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary covereddish supper, bring own service. Cards. 3rd Sat: 7:00-9:30 am Breakfast. $4.

EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142

Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.

LEON 112 S Main, 745-9200 or 742-9905

Regular activities: Lunch served Mon - Fri. Reservations required by 9 am. Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch; Drinks included. $8 donation; adults/$4 children.

ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170

Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffleboard, home-cooked lunch (reservation required). Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young exercise. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Fri: 7 pm Card game. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast.


Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot 317 Main, 776-8999 lunch $3, support groups. Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed, Fri Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train dominoes. Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 Line dance; WHITEWATER 6 Prairie Port Seniors. Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. Legion Hall, 108 E Topeka Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd Tue: noon Potluck, program. 4th Tue: noon Potluck, movie.

Harvey County Centers

BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225

1st Sat: 7-9 am Community breakfast. Mon: 7-8 pm Educational film. Tue: 9 am Bible study. Mon - Fri: 7-8:30 am Early bird coffee. Fri: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. 3rd Thu: 7 pm Movie. 4th Thu: 6 pm Potluck supper.

HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283

Mon & Wed: Games after lunch. Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Dine out/activity. 3rd Thu: 6 pm Potluck, meeting. 3rd Fri: 12:30 pm Movie in. 3rd Sun: 1:30 pm Movie out. 4th Thu: 7 pm Penny Bingo.

HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Health luncheon; noon, program. Reservations by previous Fri. 1st Thu: 7 pm Bridge. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Movie night. 1st & 3rd Fri: 1 pm Mexican Train dominoes. 1st Sat: 7:30-9:30 am Community breakfast. 4th Mon: 5:30 pm Gathering; 6 pm Potluck dinner, program follows.

GRAND CENTRAL 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222

Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: handwork. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi.

Senior Wednesdays

April 4 10 am Wichita Art Museum Curator Dr. Tera Hedrick will talk about the work and vision behind the exhibitions Americans in Paris and Savoir Faire; 19th Centry Fashion Prints and how they connect with the touring exhibit Monet to Matisse. The talk is in the Lecture Hall; does not include seeing the special exhibition. $5. 1:30 pm Water Center Water Ways, a Smithsonian Travel Exhibit, Libby Albers, director, Hesston Public Libaray. April 11 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo The Sixth Sense: Animal Communication. Learn some amazing ways that animals communicate. $4 1:30 pm Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer. Welcome to Spain! Dr. Jose Navarro shares sights and treasures of his former country.

April 18 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art TBA 1:30 pm The Kansas African American Museum Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Parking garage tickets validated. April 25 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum TBA $2 1:30 pm Exploration Place Sedgwick County Sheriff's officers as First Responders. Learn how the Sedgwick County Sheriff's office works to track and rescue people after emergencies, accidents and tragedy, and meet a special tracking dog who will demonstrate some amazing feats. $4.

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

Mon: 1 pm Games, bingo, wii. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast; 1 pm Line dancing. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. Wed: 9 am Quilting. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party. 1st Thu: 1 pm Paint with Sue. 2nd Thu: noon Potluck luncheon & biz mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. Fri: 3 pm Bible study

Transportation Sedgwick County

Sedgwick Co Transportation, 660-5150 or 1-800-367-7298. Information: 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri; closed most holidays. www.

Butler County Transit

Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Information: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-2793655. 48-hr notice required.

Harvey County

Transportation reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-6806802. Round-trip: $8 Newton (wheelchair only), $12 Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. AVI to Newton: Tue, 8 am4:30 pm from Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton.

Support Groups, Organizations

Find Support groups at To add or correct a listing, call 316-9783566 or 1-800-445-0016. Clubs and Organizations are at www.theactiveage. com, Resources category. For changes call 316-942-5345 or email

Friendship Meals Aging Projects serves a hot, nutritious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201. WEEK OF APRIL 2 Mon: Oven-fried chicken, creamed potatoes, parsley carrots, mixed fruit, wheat roll Tue: Ham salad sandwich, tomato salad, banana, lemon bar. Wed: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes w/cream gravy, combination salad, apricots. Thu: Tuna-noodle casserole w/peas, cole slaw, plums, gelatin, peanut butter muffin. Fri: 2 tacos, salsa, refried beans, corn relish, strawberries, sugar cookie. WEEK OF APRIL 9 Mon: Liver & onions OR Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, pineapple, wheat roll. Tue: Chicken fajita salad, salsa, hominy, Mandarin oranges, molasses drop cookie. Wed: Ham & beans, potatoes w/onions, cooked carrots, glazed blueberries, cornbread. Thu: Baked chicken, California mash w/ gravy, mixed vegetables, strawberries, wheat bread, white cake. Fri: Goulash, broccoli, peaches, garlic bread, peanut butter cookie. WEEK OF APRIL 16 Mon: Chili, combination salad, apple slices, crackers, cinnamon roll. Tue: Chicken pasta salad, carrot sticks, cranberry juice, pears, banana bread. Wed: Scalloped potatoes & ham, green beans, strawberries, gelatin, bread. Thu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, mixed green salad, cherries, chocolate cake. Fri: Egg & sausage bake, tomato juice, sunshine salad, plums, bran muffin. WEEK OF APRIL 23 Mon: Ham & Swiss broccoli pasta, cooked carrots, cranberry juice, pears, wheat roll. Tue: BBQ chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges, biscuit. Wed: Crispy fish w/tartar sauce, macaroni & cheese, spinach, strawberries, peanut butter cake. Thu: Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, combination salad, pineapple, bread. Fri: Sausage/hamburger gravy over biscuit, broccoli, apple juice, banana. WEEK OF APRIL 30 Mon: Hamburger, oven-browned potatoes, carrot-pineappple salad, blueberries.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Eight hours of instruction; certificate on completion. Reservation required. $15 for AARP members; $20 others. Park City Senior Center, 6100 N. Hydraulic, 8:30 am-5 pm April 30. 316-744-1199.

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Rest-Haven Garden of Freedom Lot 105-C2&3 $3,500 each OBO. Garden of Prayer Lot 125-C-1 $3,500 OBO . Seller will pay transfer fees. Call Kaye 316-721-3940.

Foot Care in home. Home visit $40.00 Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message.

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Rest-haven Garden of Prayer. 2 Vaulted Burial Plots with Companion Bronze Headstone asking $10,000. Call Josh 316-258-2511.


Elder Assistance CNA/HHA #139428. Taking care of loved ones in their home. Taking the worries off the family. Doctor’s appointments, medications, light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, other duties as needed. Love of elders and laughter provided. 23 years experience. West Wichita Area. Bobbie Arnett 316-847-1943.

Rest-haven garden of good Shepherd lot 15 01-02. Selling both for $7950 total. Seller pays transfer fee. Call Don 817-641-6310 One plot in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Double Deck Crypt w/ 20x28 moonlight grey headstone with 1 vase. Retail value $6,995, Asking $4,000. Buyer pays transfer Fee. Call 336-949-4653 Old Mission, Garden of Faith, hard to find in choice area, four adjacent lots asking $5,000. Price negotiable on pair. Includes transfer fee. Call 684-8712. Rest-haven 2 vaulted Burial Plots in Garden of Freedom. $9,800 value asking $7,000. Seller pays transfer fee. Call 316-570-2934 Rest-haven Masonic Garden. Masonic membership not required. 4 burial spaces together: 2 burial spaces $5,000 & 2 burial spaces with 2 vaults and bronze companion marker $7,500. Call Giles 918-299-5741

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National award-winning non-profit monthly senior publication is seeking an editor to carry on the tradition. The active age targets the 55+ audience in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. The successful candidate will have experience as an editor. He/she will be proficient in Mac-based InDesign, or willing to learn, and have a strong work ethic. The editor oversees the newspaper finances, creates the annual budget, and assigns and edits all stories. Flexibility and a sense of humor helps. Email resume and a cover letter explaining why this job interests you to

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F HOME CARE F In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316267-0302. Pre-screened, reliable help available. Can’t bathe yourself like you used to? Need light housekeeping? Need private-duty aide? I can accommodate all your needs. Flexible hours; 2 to 12 hour shifts available. Cynthia CNA/HHA 316-992-6711.

Dave’s Improvements Painting—interior/exterior. Doors and windows replaced, grab bars, wheelchair ramps. All general repairs. Guaranteed lowest rates. Senior citizen discount. Lic #7904. 316-312-2177 Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Basements, kitchens and baths. Painting. Honest and depend-able. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. 316-737-4646. Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160. Cowboy Construction Remodeling, siding, decks, fences, windows, doors and more. 20 years locally owned. Free estimates. Senior discounts. Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488 Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New e l e c t r i c s e r v i c e . Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g . Cell 316-461-2199. Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970 By Grace All types concrete, plaster, stucco, foundations old or new prime timers 35 yrs. Call the Brothers in Christ. 316-993-1564. He cares, We share. Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013 Leaky Basement Repair Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461.

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F SERVICES F Need a ride? Doctor appointments, ride home from hospital, court, casino, mini vacation or family reunion. You name the place, I will take you there. 316-259-6212. Need help on your electric scooter, power or lift chair, stair or platform lift or hand controls? Call Howard Distribution at 316-648-1694. Howard is a certified service center and dealer for Best Bath walk-in tubs, Bruno, EMC, Golden Tech, Pace Saver, Pride and Ricon. Working for you since 1987.

F THRIFT SHOP F Gently Used Resale (Thrift Shop) 2523 S. Seneca (Westway Plaza) Wichita, Ks. Store & Donation Hours Mon & Thu 9 am-7 pm Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm Purchase with a purpose. Benefits those served by the Bethesda Lutheran Communities to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. Volunteers & Donations always needed. Like us on Facebook. 316-267-5800

F WANTED F ALWAYS BUYING Older items of all kinds including: Antiques & Collectibles Costume & Turquoise Jewelry Boeing & Beech Pins • Pocket Knives Guitars & Amps • Postcards Watches • Cigarette Lighters Art Glass • Metal Signs *Contents of attics, basements or garages* FOR FAST FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE CALL DAVE AT 316-409-0992 Over 20 years of assisting folks sell items. Want to Purchase mineral and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O Box 13557, Denver CO 80201 Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-779-8989

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Tips for buying a new or used car By Marc Bennett When buying a new or used car, it is important to get all promises in writing. Remember the following: Do your homework. Ask the dealer for title history, prior damage or mechanical problems, and existing or extended warranties. If buying from a dealer, look for the Buyer’s Guide, required by federal law. Ask for the maintenance record, test drive the car and have the car inspected by a mechanic you hire. Remember in Kansas “as is” sales of vehicles to consumers are prohibited, absent showing that the vehicle was sold with the consumer’s knowledge of all defects and that this information was part of the bargain between the parties. Recently, the Consumer Protection Unit of the Office of the District Attorney and Linda Kizzire, the

Sedgwick County Treasurer, worked together to warn citizens about what to do if the dealership from whom the car was purchased is unable to provide the title to the car within 60 days. In Kansas, if the title is not received within 60 days, the sale is void and you are entitled to a full refund, unless you agree to an extension in writing. To avoid this issue, ask to see the title before the sale. If the dealership can’t produce it, find out why. Make sure the explanation is in writing.

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Arts briefs...

Eric Mitchell Opera, balletII in April Marketing & Opera Community Wichita Grand will have Director two Relations performances in April in Century

II Concert Hall. La Traviata, the inspiration for best-selling novels, television dramas and some of Hollywood’s greatest films, including the classic Pretty Woman, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7. It is one of Verdi’s most popular – and heartbreaking – operas. At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, Prokofiev’s Cinderella will be performed by the Russian National Ballet company's 50 world-class dancers from Moscow. Tickets: $37-$85. Call 316-262Shalyn McCormick Bates 8054Hospice or Aide

Symphony lunch

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Stephani Spiess, RN Wichita Symphony's Spring luncheon Hospice Nurse is noon Friday, April 13, at The Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N. Rock Rd. Guest speakers are Daniel Hege, symphony musical director/conductor, and Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, astronomer. Cost is $18. Reservations: Janet Elliott, 316-265-4492, by April 9.

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above it. Music Director and Conductor Daniel Hege said, “The imagery audiences will see is choreographed perfectly with the music. This is a truly unique way to experience the cosmic footage coming from space exploration missions, and to learn about our planetary neighbors.” Tickets are $25-$75 at 316- 2677658 or the Symphony Box Office.

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