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By Joe Stumpe BENTON – When a Hollywood movie crew arrived here to make The Gypsy Moths, the project seemed to have everything required for success: big-name stars, an acclaimed director and spectacular stunts. As it turned out, the 1969 flick bombed - unless you happen to be a big fan of skydiving. But its filming in and around the airport here still stirs fond memories for residents who took part or just watched it happen. After all, it’s not every day that Burt Lancaster, Gene Hackman, Deborah Kerr and a full-blown Hollywood production crew show up in town. “I think everybody in Benton who was here at the time and who wasn’t working were extras in that
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Seniors flock to CBD, but does it work?
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August Briefs Musical afternoons The Thursday Afternoon Music Club has announced its schedule for 2019-2020. Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at 1:30 p.m. in Senseney Music Recital Hall, 2300 E. Lincoln. Memberships are $25 but not required to attend the concerts. The club, now in is 105th year, promotes fine music in Wichita and provides music scholarships to Wichita State University and Friends University. For more information, call (316) 722-6304. September 12: Bradley Baker, piano, Tabor College faculty, Wichita Symphony Orchestra pianist. October 10, 2019: Camille Burrow, cello, Wichita Symphony Orchestra; Music Theatre Wichita.
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November 14, 2019: Judith Fear and Sylvia Coats, piano duo, retired Faculty Wichita State University. February 13, 2020: Thursday Afternoon Music Club scholarship recipients. April 11, 2020, Wiedemann Hall-WSU, 3:00 p.m.: Graduate Piano Fellowship Recital. Veterans Expo Veterans and their families can connect with more than 50 organizations set up to serve them at Veterans Awareness Expo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Mid-American All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. The free event will also feature a service dog demonstration, therapy horses, food trucks and a 1 p.m. presentation about the new KC-46 tanker by personnel from McConnell Air Force Base. For more information, call (316) 992-2247. Who’s your hero? The American Red Cross of South Central and Southeast Kansas is seeking nominations for people who have performed extraordinary acts for the 2019 Tribute to Heroes breakfast in Wichita in December. You can submit nominations through Aug. 23, 2019 by visiting redcross.org/kansasheroes.
School supply drive Via Christi Village Georgetown is hosting a school supply drive to benefit students at McLean Elementary School. Requested items include 24-count crayons, No. 2 pencils, 5-inch blunt scissors, eraser tops, dry erase markers, glue sticks, 3-ring spiral notebooks, reams of white copy paper and pocket folders. Items may be dropped off Aug. 5-18 at Via Christi Village Georgetown, 1655 Georgetown.
Mood setting Ticket sales are under way for a night of big band music and dancing at the Kansas Aviation Museum. The Oct. 18 event, a fundraiser for the mission of the University Congregation Church, will feature several groups performing the music of Glenn Miller, The Mills Brothers and The McGuire Sisters, plus complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $100. For more information, call (316) 634-0430.
Daryl Anderson boasts a more personal connection than most to the Apollo 11 moon landing, which happen 50 years ago last month. The Wichita native, a 1958 graduate of East High, was working for IBM in Houston, helping make sure the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 beyond Earth’s orbit functioned properly. “I validated and helped send up any commands that were necessary to the Saturn V,” he said. Anderson, who gave a talk about his experience at Larksfield Place last month, spent four years in the U.S. Daryl Anderson Air Force after high school, flying on B-52 bombers out of Roswell, N.M., then worked as an avionics tech for Learjet before joining IBM in 1966. He returned to Wichita in the 1970s, working in real estate. Anderson called the moon landing “a once-in-a-lifetime thing that I was privileged to participate in. We’re the only ones to send people to the moon, and it was very successful.” Anderson and his wife, Judy, recently moved to Chickasha, Ok. to be near family.
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Free fall gardening classes offered Editor’s note: Incorrect information about these classes was printed in the July issue of the active age. The Wichita Public Library will partner with the Sedgwick County Extension Horticulture and Master Gardener Volunteer Program to offer fall gardening series at the Alford and Westlink branches. A Whirlwind Look at Kansas Grasses Tuesday, July 30 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 1 (Westlink) Learn the use of native and ornamental grasses in Kansas landscape. Attracting Polinators and Other Beneficial Insects to Your Garden Tuesday, Aug. 6 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 8 (Westlink) Learn the importance of tiny insects that live in your garden. Soil: the “Dirty” Little Secret to Successful Gardening Tuesday, Aug. 13 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 15 (Westlink)
Crosswalk captains Volunteers with Bike Walk Wichita helped paint crosswalks at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School. Above, retired Dr. Barbara Coats sprinkles a reflective substance on the paint as Megan Rittmiller, a teacher on her summer break, looks on. At right, retired dieitian Jane Byrnes applies paint with a roller, which she describes as “actually fun.” The painting project is being coordinated by the Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health in partnership with the city and various volunteer organizations.
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Learn about the benefits of healthy soil in your garden. Xeriscaping – Creating Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Gardens Using Less Water Tuesday, Aug. 20 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 22 (Westlink) Learn how to create low-maintenance, drought-tolerant landscapes. Fall Lawn Care – Tips for Growing the Best Lawns on the Block Tuesday, Aug. 27 (Alford); Thursday, Aug. 29 (Westlink) Learn what you need to do in the fall to ensure a healthy and green lawn in the summer. All classes are from 6-7:30 p.m. and are free, but registration is required. Contact the branch library you’d like to attend, or visit www. wichitalibrary.org/gardening to register. Alford Branch, 3447 S. Meridian, (316) 337-9119. Westlink Branch, 8515 Bekemeyer, (316) 337-9456
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Ticket contest puts a song in winner’s heart matinees staged From the Editor at Century II by Linda Hitchcock screened the first phone call she received from the active age. No offense taken; lots of people do that with unfamiliar numbers these days. When we finally did connect, and she got the news that she’d won our Music Theatre Wichita ticket contest, Linda was doing the verbal equivalent of somersaults on the other end of the line. “This is like my birthday, Christmas and anniversary all rolled into one,” she said. It turns out that Linda and Gary, her husband of 42 years, are both singers themselves and big fans of musicals. Linda remembers getting dressed up and attending Saturday
Music Theatre Wichita’s predecessor, the Kenley Star Theatre, with her mother back in the late 1960s. Her only dilemma was figuring out which Linda Hitchcock of the current season’s productions to attend. “I probably want to go to them all. It’s like Broadway comes to Wichita.” Overall, reader response to the contest was so enthusiastic that we scrounged up four more tickets and sent two each to Betty Seely and Linda Magnuson the next names drawn out of the hat. We’re concocting a new
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City logs double bogey on Clapp Golf Park By Dale Goter On Aug. 1, a dark chapter in the history of Wichita public golf will occur as city officials shutter L.W. Clapp Golf Park. The City Council, acting on staff recommendations, voted to shut down Clapp in favor of a grandiose plan for a “destination park” that has zero dollars identified to make it happen. The City plans a “celebration” for the last week of Clapp’s existence, trying to put lipstick on a very ugly pig and make it sound like this is a good thing. Rather than a “celebration,” critics are more likely to call it a funeral, and protesters may be on hand to call attention to this sorrowful outcome of poor management and foresight. How did it all go so wrong? In its current state, Clapp is a very pleasant venue for the average golfer, the kind of golfer who is the primary target of any municipal golf system. Yet, the city administration was unable to solve this operation dilemma and refused to seek outside guidance. This summer, Clapp has been operating without a PGA pro or assistant pro on site. Those two positions cost about $125,000 at each of the city’s five courses. Clapp lost money when it had those two positions in place. Without them this summer,
Guest Opinion Clapp appears to be still functioning as a golf course and serving its original purpose. Instead, a couple of part-time workers work at the concession counter, booking tee times, taking green fees and selling hot dogs and drinks. They make less than $9 an hour, but they provide the essential services necessary to operate a golf course. On June 13, Clapp recorded about 90 rounds of golf. The average revenue from a round of golf is about $22, according to the Golf Division. That’s about $2,000. Less than $300 was used to pay the two part-timers. But that leaves a sizable amount to pay the other expenses of course maintenance. Why didn’t the city consider operating Clapp on this basis years ago? Instead, when the PGA pro position came open two years ago, the City went ahead and hired another one, rather than looking at low expense, low maintenance model that might easily have balanced the books. Disturbingly, the City Council asked none of these questions, but blindly sided with the staff recommendation and endorsed the “transformation plan” that calls for the creation of three lakes, a “snow
Clapp Park,scheduled to be closed, has averaged 45-60 golfers a day.
mountain” and various other unfunded amenities as a replacement for this historic and beloved golf course. Clapp is part of the foundation of our municipal golf system, and closing it will only hasten the decline of our system. Clapp is the feeder course, the course players learn on, the practice course, the course that is walkable, the family-friendly course, the over-flow course. As many as 45 to 60 golfers play it daily. It could play a critical role in serving First Tee and the Wichita Junior Golf programs which are exploding in numbers. Sadly, Clapp may be only the start of the ultimate demise of the Wichita Public Golf System. The Golf Division is in serious financial difficulty, and no long-term plan has been identified to change course. Without major reorganization of the Golf Division, the bad news is likely to keep coming. The current
Seniors go back to school, too
By Margie Gilberston It’s said that what goes around comes back full circle. And as our grandchildren go off to school, some of us seniors do something similar. On Tuesdays in September and October, members of Life Ventures get together to hear local celebrities, business people, teachers and other speakers tell us about history, health issues, the latest books, music and more. The curriculum has something for everyone. And don’t worry, there’s no homework involved! Life Ventures is a nondemoninational chapter of Shepherd Centers of America. We meet at East Heights Methodist
Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Tuition is $60 for the eight-week session. Some of our participants have attended the classes for over 20 years. They still love learning, connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. If you’re interested, call (326) 6820504. Marge Gilbertson is a member of the Life Ventures board.
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business model for Wichita public golf is top heavy with administrative costs and woefully deficient in operational and marketing strategy. The one great hope? City elections take place with the August primary and November general election. Candidates need to address both Clapp as a single issue and the mismanagement of the golf division as the broad dysfunctionality that threatens the future of public golf in Wichita. Voters need to holler “FORE!!” when they enter the voting booth and pick whichever candidate has the vision to challenge the status quo and preserve public golf as a valuable quality of life ingredient for Wichita. Dale Goter is former journalist, lobbyist for the city of Wichita and avid golfer. He can be reached at dgoter@cox. net.
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From Page 1 2,409 CBD users, most of whom were taking it for pain, anxiety, depression or sleep disorders. Almost 36 percent of respondents said CBD treated their condition “very well by itself, while 4.3 percent said it worked not very well.” The paper noted that CBD is safe and does not lead to dependence or serious side effects but currently exists in a kind of legal limbo, being “generally deemed a controlled substance” (although not enforced) by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and “renounced as a dietary supplement” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Annual sales are expected to reach $1 billion, if they haven’t already. CBD is sold in a variety of forms, from tinctures and edibles that are swallowed to creams and oils that are applied to the skin. The active age talked to more than a dozen people who’ve used CBD and found them about equally split on whether it helped them. The products generally cost them about $30 to $60 a month. None reported adverse side effects. Businesswoman Leisa Lowry said she and her husband, Daryl, began using CBD about a year ago. He applies a topical cream for back pain and has definitely felt relief – to the
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point where he can work out with a trainer, run and hike at age 71. Leisa used a peppermint spray to help with anxiety and says that feeling is gone, although she can’t conclusively credit CBD. After buying 40 acres in the country and increasing their outdoor activity, which aggravated Bill’s arthritis and joint pain. Toni and Bill ReQua of Valley Center started using CBD oil they put under their tongues. “Once he started using the CBD
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public to let federal officials know that they don’t want CBD further restricted or regulated. “This isn’t some fad, something that’s scary,” Ware said. “Every day ordinary folks are using it. Just in the time I’ve been involved, it went from doctors going ‘Oh, I don’t ‘know’ to there are quite a number of local doctors who endorse it and send patients to us and others who say ‘If it were me, I’d probably use it.’” Another Wichitan, who asked not to be named, said he tried CBD products while searching for homeopathic remedies for colon cancer. A CBD product from Colorado, which contained a small amount of THC (marijuana is legal in Colorado), gave him some relief from nausea, although it did not treat his cancer. CBD products from Kansas had no effect at all, although he thinks some people convince themselves it does. “If you think they’re going to help you, they probably will,” he said. “People’s expectations are so high now. They think it’s some kind of miracle drug.” Guy Bower, a former pilot and now host of “The Good Life” radio show, said he tried CBD topical oil, pills and drops for knee pain. They “seemed to help a bit in the beginning but not much.” Robin Rives McAdoo, a musician and collectibles dealer, said she tried two CBD products for arthritis pain but they “didn’t seem to have any effect on me.” A third product – green tea that contains CBD – seems to help ever so slightly. “I think it makes me feel better versus the other two where I really wanted to but wasn’t feeling any difference.” Despite her experience, McAdoo said she believes “there really are healing properties in CBD,” at least for some people. “I’m always inclined to go with a natural product.” Lori Linenberger, who works for the Wichita State University Foundation, said she applied a topical CBD oil for two weeks to a pain in her hip, “with no noticeable relief.” “I firmly believe it is bogus, a racket, hocus pocus, panacea.” See next page
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Dr. Allison Haynes, a second-year resident at the Smoky Hill Family Residency Program in Salina, recently made a presentation about CBD to medical colleagues. She got interested in the topic because “I was having a lot
the active age of patients ask me about it.” Having reviewed research, she’s keeping an open mind about its value. “The short answer is there isn’t a ton of good information that tells us ‘Yes, this is great for this.’ We have things we think it is good for." “I’ve had a couple patients who have been really good candidates for it,” she continued, “(for) anxiety,
traditional treatments that aren’t working on knee pain. I’ve also had patients where I said this might not be the best option for you. This interacts with other medications. It doesn’t operate in a vacuum.” Noting that pharmacy inside the clinic where she works sells CBD products, she encourages people who want to try to “buy from reputable
sources. Don’t buy it from you best friend’s neighbor’s car trunk.” And she plans to keep up with ongoing research into CBD. “It’s something that I as a new physician am not wanting to completely write off,” she said. “I do think there’s potential for it.”
Is pet insurance a good idea for seniors on a budget? Dear Savvy Senior, I own two dogs and a cat that I would do almost anything for, but expensive veterinary bills put a strain on my budget. Is pet insurance a good idea? Older Pet Owner Dear Pet Owner, If you’re the kind of pet owner who would do anything for their furry family, including spending thousands of dollars on medical care, pet insurance definitely is an option to consider. Here’s what you should know. Rising Vet Costs The cost of owning a pet has gone up in recent years. New technologies now make it possible for pets to undergo sophisticated medical treatments for many life-threatening diseases, just like humans. But these treatments don’t come cheap. That’s why pet insurance has gotten more popular in recent years. More than 2 million pets are currently insured in the U.S. and Canada, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. How Pet Plans Works Pet insurance is actually very similar to human health insurance. Pet policies typically come with premiums, deductibles, co-payments and caps that limit how much will be paid out annually. But unlike people coverage, you usually have to pay the vet bills in full and wait for reimbursement from the insurer. Pet policies vary greatly from basic plans that cover only accidents and illness, to comprehensive policies that provide complete nose-to-tail protection including annual checkups and vaccinations, spaying/neutering and death benefits. You should also be aware that pet policies typically don’t cover pre-existing conditions, and premiums are generally lower when your
pet is young and healthy. Costs for pet insurance will also vary by insurer and policy, but premiums typically depend on factors like the cost of veterinary care where you live and the age and breed of the pet. The average annual premium for basic accident and illness coverage was $516 per pet in 2017, while the average claim paid was $278, according to the pet health insurance association. Shopping Tips Major pet policy providers include the ASPCA, Embrace, Healthy Paws, Nationwide, PetFirst, Petplan and Trupanion. To help you shop and compare coverage and costs from pet insurers, go to PetInsuranceReview.com. If you’re still working, one way to pay lower premiums, and possibly get broader coverage, is to buy pet insurance through your employer, if available. Eleven percent of employers in the U.S. offer pet health insurance benefits, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, and these plans are usually discounted. Alternative Option Many animal advocates think most pet owners are better off forgoing pet insurance and instead putting the money you would have spent on premiums into a dedicated savings account to pay for vet care as needed. Depending on the policy, pet insurance can cost $1,500 to $6,000 over the life of an average pet, and most pet owners will never spend that much for treatment. Ways to Save If you can’t afford pet insurance or choose not to buy it, there are other
ways you can save. For example, many local animal shelters offer free or low-cost spaying and neutering programs and vaccinations, and some shelters work with local vets who are willing to provide care at reduced prices for low-income and senior pet owners. There are also a number of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. To locate these programs, visit HumaneSociety.org/PetFinancialAid. To save on pet medications, get a prescription from your vet (ask for generic is possible) so you can shop for the best price. Medicine purchased at the vet’s office is usually more expensive than you can get from a regular pharmacy or online. Most pharmacies fill prescriptions for pets inexpensively, and many pharmacies offer pet discount savings programs too. You can also save by shopping online at a verified pharmacy like 1800PetMeds.com, DrsFosterSmith. com and PetCareRX.com.
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August Theatre By Diana Morton Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas Ave. An American in Beirut. Written by Wichita native, Alex Wakim, in collaboration with Chantal Bilodeau (The Arctic Cycle), and Jonah Kirkhart (Threepenny Theatre Company), this follows the story of two distantly-Lebanese Americans, Jack and Anna. When a Lebanese couple, Nabila and Elie, thrust the two together in the energetic spectacle of Beirut, Jack and Anna must ask questions about their perceptions of the Middle East, of their pasts, and ultimately about the way they interact with their ever-changing relationships. 7:30 pm, Aug 15-16. Tickets $14-$40. 316-612-7696.
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Fri–Sat, 2:30 pm Sun, Aug 2 – Sept 1. Tickets $13-$15. 316-744-2152 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Petey’s Big Adventure, by Carol Hughes. A new Musical Comedy Review follows. Dinner 6:15 pm, show begins 7:50 pm. July 19 - Sept 7. Tickets $26-$30; Show only, $20. 316-263-0222 Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, In the Heights. This musical, which details life in New York City’s Washington Heights, was the launching point for the career of Lin-Manuel Miranda, its author and Broadway star. Miranda would later go on to write and star in “Hamilton,” for which he is primarily known. The score
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Animals march to the beat of a different drummer By Ted Blankenship I was doing some serious research on the internet the other day when I came across a movie clip purporting to show how animals are attracted to music. It showed a guy playing a concertina in a pasture (a good place to play one) and a group of cows seemingly intrigued by the music. They stared at the source for a bit then slowly moved toward the sound. No, not to destroy the concertina. I don’t know whether the cows thought they were hearing “Lady of Spain” or “Cow Cow Boogie.” I couldn’t tell either. I’m sure you wanted me to, so I decided to look into it for you. I found that animal scientists have actually studied what kind of music animals like. See what you learn by reading this column? It turns out that most animals don’t enjoy human music at all. I agree with them on some of the human music I’ve heard. They (animals) hear a pitch that differs from that of humans. They don’t feel the same rhythms either. Maybe that’s why you never see a Yorkie tapping his or her tiny toe to a
Taylor Swift Tune. You are sure to hear some serious yapping, though. Dogs are a tough audience because of their wide variety of sizes resulting in a varied vocal range and heart rate. The heart rate apparently affects their sense of rhythm. The animal scientists say that big dogs like Labradors or mastiffs have vocal ranges similar to adult male humans, so they might respond to music in the human frequency range. They might sing as well as some humans, too. You’ll be impressed to know that I did some private research into the sound frequency of dogs though I didn’t know I was doing it at the time. We took our cat to the veterinarian one day a few years ago and the vet wondered whether we owned a dog, his sly introduction to an orphan dog he
needed to find a home for. It was Zip, a Brittany Spaniel with white silky fur splotched with large reddish patches. Zip let out a long, mournful howl and rubbed his head against my leg. “You ought to take him home,” said the vet. “How old is he?” I asked. “Seven or so,” he replied. “We can’t keep him,” said my wife. “That’s age discrimination,” I said, as I took hold of the leash. The Zipper went home with us, and it didn’t take long to learn that Zip liked to run— long distances. I was afraid he’d run off and not be able to find his way home. So, I got a long rope and let him run in the pasture. He made wide swaths looking for imaginary birds. I called his name and he ignored me. I yelled louder and he ignored me. I apparently wasn’t on his frequency. I bought a dog whistle, and thought, “now try to ignore me.” He ignored me. I repeated this routine day after day and the result was the same: I shouted, “Zipper, COME!” He just pointed his nose upward, to smell an imaginary bird. Finally, I realized that Zipper was deaf. No wonder he sang out of tune.
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Watering tips for the dry season By Janice Sroufe This year we have been blessed with an abundance of rain. But when days (or weeks) go by without precipitation, temperatures rise into the nineties (or higher) and the ground begins to dry, watering will become necessary. Hopefully, mulch is in place to conserve as much natural moisture as possible in the vegetable garden and flowerbeds. It’s also important to consider how much added water is really needed in our yards and gardens. Most plants grow better and develop deeper root systems if they are allowed to dry out a bit between waterings. Generally, plants should be watered when the top inch or so of soil is dry. Water to moisten the soil 6 to 8 inches deep. This usually requires 1 to 2
Gardening inches of rain or irrigation. Of course, some soil types need more water. Adding organic material to the soil can improve its ability to hold water and get it to the roots of the plants. When the temperatures are high, more water may be needed to achieve that 6 to 8 inches of moisture. Watering to the extent that the water runs off and down the gutter doesn’t help the plants. Containers are another story, especially hanging baskets or containers sitting on stone or concrete. These may need watering at least once a day, providing the opportunity for that fun morning activity – drinking coffee and checking the condition of the garden with hose or bucket in hand! Here are a few tips for easing back into irrigation: • Check the moisture in the soil before you turn on the sprinkler. Be certain that water is really needed. Use a spade or screwdriver to determine how wet the ground is. If the tool inserts easily the ground is probably wet enough.
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• Know how much water your sprinklers actually get to your plants. Use straight-sided containers to measure how much water is being applied in a specific amount of time and use that information to apply the correct amount. • Water infrequently and deeply -- 1 to 2 inches per week moistening the soil 6 to 8 inches deep as mentioned above. • Avoid methods of watering that shoot water straight up into the air. As much as half of the water can be lost to
evaporation. • Water in the morning, especially if you use sprinklers. Give the leaves a chance to dry off before evening, greatly reducing the chance of fungus and plant diseases. Also, there is usually less wind in the morning so the water is more likely to stay where you want it. The Sedgwick County Extension office at 7001 W. 21st St. has several publications on the subject of watering types, or check out its website at Sedgwick.k-state-edu.
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All-time baseball record set here a century ago By Bob Rives Joe Wilhoit looked like a bust. He had been playing baseball for the Wichita Jobbers for three weeks and his batting average of .198 hardly equaled his weight. But that was soon to change. By August 19, 1919, he had set an all-time professional baseball record that still stands, by hitting safely in 69 consecutive games. Only Joe DiMaggio has come close to that. He posted a 61-game streak while playing for San Francisco before reaching the major leagues. Wilhoit was a native of Hiawatha in northeast Kansas who already had played in the major leagues for three seasons before coming to Wichita. As a New York Giant he had teamed in the outfield with Jim Thorpe and played in a World Series. But the big league teams gave up on him and he started the 1919 season Seattle, where he was hitting so badly he was available when Wichita needed an outfielder. The Jobbers were desperate for an outfielder after injury cut into its already thin roster. Owner Frank Isbell traded an ex-major league pitcher for Wilhoit, who come down another rung on baseball’s minor league ladder when he was sent here. The Wichita Eagle’s first assessment
of him was not glowing. He was “not a terrific hitter in the majors,” the paper said, although it admitted he did have speed. After 25 games the lukewarm greeting seemed deserved. But on June 14, against Oklahoma Joe Wilholt City, he started his streak. Over the next nine plus weeks his batting average topped .500 and he single-handedly lifted Wichita from last place in the Western League into title contention. Wilhoit’s streak wasn’t always easy. In 19 of the 69 games he logged only one hit. Games 62 and 63 in Omaha were particularly close. In the first game of a double header his one hit came in the 11th inning. In the second game Joe bunted and the Nebraska newspaper hinted strongly that the
third baseman held the fielded ball a little long, allowing Wilhoit to reach base and preserve his streak. But finally it ended. On August 19, against a Tulsa a pitcher who would go on to play 11 years in the major leagues, Joe was shut out. Still, it was a good day. Fans passed the hat, collecting $600 for him—equal to almost $9,000 today. He also gained recognition. Baseball America magazine called his streak the outstanding minor league event of the teen years in the 20th
century. Years later he was admitted to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. And Joe returned to the majors briefly, finishing the 1919 season with the Red Sox. The next four years were again spent in the highest minor leagues. Seven years after retiring he died at age 45 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where and his wife operated a luggage store. Bob Rives is the author of “Baseball in Wichita” (Arcadia Publishing, 2004). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Great eating in the good ole summertime By Joe Stumpe Turns out there is a cure for the summertime blues: Summertime food. This is the time of year when less work means more flavor in the kitchen; let freshly grown produce and other locally produced foods be the stars of simply prepared, simply delicious meals. These recipes come from an event hosted by the Butler County Farm Bureau, which last month took two large busloads of people on a tour of some of that county’s major food producers. Along the way, the lucky visitors stopped
for meals prepared by two chiefs using all-local ingredients. Louis Foreman, owner of the popular Louis Café in Rose Hill, served a lunch featuring panzanella, roast pork with sand plum jelly and a decadent Raspberry Cream Cheese bread pudding at Walters Pumpkin Patch north of El Dorado. John Michael, head instructor for Butler County Community College’s culinary arts program, and his students prepared a dinner of pasta with sautéed summer vegetables, roast beef with chimichurri sauce, pulled pork with
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Panzanella (Italian bread salad) This dish originated in Itay’s Tuscany region, probably as a way to make sure old bread didn’t go to waste, but we have a hard time believing it could taste better anywhere than it does with freshly grown Kansas tomatoes and basil. ½ loaf Italian or French bread 4 medium to large ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 handful fresh basil leaves, minced ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar Salt and pepper Directions: Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and place uncovered in bowl for several hours or until slightly stale. Make vinaigrette by whisking or shaking together olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Just before serving, add tomatoes and basil to bowl, toss with vinaigrette and serve.
Louis Foreman Cool as a Cucumber Salad 1 lb. cucumbers ½ large red onion, sliced 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Peel and slice cucumbers (or leave skins on if tender for added color). Add to bowl with red onion. Whisk or shake together oil, vinegar and sugar. Toss everything together and serve.
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Walnut River Barbecue Sauce
Sand Plum Glazed Roast Pork
This barbecue sauce features Warbeard Irish Red, brewed by the El Dorado-based Walnut River Brewing Co. It (and the beer) goes great with pulled pork and other slow-cooked meat. 2 cups ketchup 3 tablespoons chile powder 12 oz. Warbeard Irish Red beer 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon garlic power 2 tablespoons yellow mustard ½ teaspoon cayenne 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Directions: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Sweet-spicy Variation: Substitute Teter Rock, a Kolsch style beer made by Walnut River Brewing Co., for the Irish Red beer. Add 4 peaches, peeled and sliced, along with 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced, to the mixture before cooking.
“If you’re using storebought tomatoes, don’t even make it," Louis Foreman said of Panzenella. "For real. It tastes so much better when you use vineripened tomatoes from your backyard. That’s the most important ingredient.” Summer Squash Confit
Serve this jam-like concoction as sweet accent to dishes like roasted or grilled meat. 2 lbs. fresh summer squash, diced 1 large onion, sliced 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons sugar Directions: Melt half the butter in a large skillet. Over medium low heat, cook squash and onion together about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft and beginning to break down. Add remaining butter and sugar, cooking until butter is melted. Serve slightly warmed or at room temperature.
Sand plum jelly, made from fruit that grows wild in Kansas, is widely available in area farmers markets. This year’s crop of sand plums is said to be good. If you can’t find it, substitute another tart jam. 1 bone-in pork shoulder, about 8-10 lbs. 1 gallon water ½ cup kosher salt Cayenne pepper 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced Sand plum jelly Directions: The night before cooking, place pork shoulder in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag. Stir together salt and water and pour over pork. Refrigerate overnight, occasionally turning pork shoulder in the brine. Before cooking, remove pork from brine. Rub all over with cayenne pepper, then place in a large roasting pan on top of onion and garlic. Cook pork in a 325-degree oven about 4-5 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 185 degrees and meat easily releases from the bone; cover pork with foil after the first hour of cooking. When done, remove from oven, reserving cooking liquid, and allow to cool before slicing. Reheat before serving, using cooking liquid to moisten meat, and brush melted sand plum jelly over pork just before serving.
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Summer Veggie Pasta
This recipe makes a colorful, light summer meal that comes together quickly once the pasta and vegetables have been prepped. If necessary, use two skillets to finish the preparation. ½ lb. pasta such as spaghetti or linguini 2 lbs. zucchini, yellow summer squash, red bell pepper and red onion, cut into long strips Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons butter, divided use 1 teaspoon minced garlic ½ cup dry white wine, reduced by half 2 tablespoons fresh dill Freshly grated parmesan cheese Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cool water and toss with a little olive oil to keep from sticking. Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a 425-degree oven 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, simmer ½ cup wine until reduced by half; set aside. When ready to prepare dinner, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute about 30 seconds or until just fragrant. Add roasted vegetables to skillet and saute about 1 minute. Add reduced wine, cooking until nearly evaporated. Add remaining butter and dill, then stir in pasta and serve, topping with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Bread Pudding
1 bag hamburger buns, torn into pieces 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into chunks 1 cup raspberry jelly (or other favorite locally produced jelly) 4 eggs 2 cups milk ¾ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Place half the hamburger bun pieces in pan. Spread chunks of cream cheese and dollops of jelly over bread. Cover with remaining bread. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread. Bake in a 400-degree oven about 45 minutes or until top is browned but inside is still slightly moist.
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2 pie crusts, homemade or storebought 6 cups sliced peaches 1 cup syrup (1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 1 cup boiling water) 2 cups prepared vanilla pudding Whipped cream, for garnish Directions: Roll and cut pie crusts into 16 rounds big enough to fill cupcake tins. Fit into cupcake tins that have been lightly oiled. Bake 12 minutes at 400 degrees or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool. Add peach slices to syrup and cook until soft and slightly gooey. Fill pie crusts halfway with prepared pudding, top with peach slices and serve garnished with whipped cream.
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Sedgwick County tweaks senior budget, plans review
The active age Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz says it’s time for a comprehensive look at how programs that serve seniors are funded. “One thing I want to do in the upcoming six months is I want a topto-bottom analysis for the (county’s) aging department, making sure we are comparative with other aging departments across the country of similar size. Are we spending the right amount on nutrition, senior centers and all these various programs that we provide for seniors? Are we spending the right proportion of dollars when we compare ourselves with best practices?” Stolz said he has “heard enough debate about aging funding and is it enough or is it not enough” to warrant the analysis. The review will go beyond total spending to look at “is everybody across the board getting their fair share of the allocation or is it being hoarded in one place or another.” Stolz was named county manager in February, after previously serving as deputy county manager and interim county manager. The review he’s planning won’t be done in time to affect the 2020 budget. Stolz’s staff is recommending
an increase in spending for some senior-related programs next year, but one county commissioner says it’s doesn’t go far enough. County staff added $60,000 Tom Stolz to the proposed budget for a senior nutrition program that will operate in the county, similar to Meals on Wheels program that Senior Services, Inc. runs in Wichita. Stolz also asked commissioners to approve an additional $17,628 to be split between four senior centers. Jim Howell, who represents District 5, said he appreciates those moves but is concerned “that it’s one-time spending. Just because they get it this year doesn’t mean it’s going to carry over to next year.” The additional senior center funds are earmarked computer equipment in Valley Center, $5,322; a chair yoga program in Haysville, $2,500; technology classes and community dances in Mulvane, $6,770; and computers in Park City, $3,036.
Stolz, however, said that the increased funding “will be recurring.” “They’re going to get that same amount of money next year.” The additional fundJim Howell ing for senior programs is about .02 percent of the county’s $437 million proposed budget, which would grow by 3.2 percent overall compared to 2019. Howell said he’s also worried that Stolz’s planned analysis of aging programs could backfire for elderly residents. “I appreciate any comprehensive analysis, but I’m concerned that it may lead to reductions in funding.” Stolz said he can’t respond to that “because we haven’t done the study.” Whatever the study finds, Stolz said, budget decisions are ultimately up to county commissioners. Howell and others have argued that it’s time for the county to generate more money through the aging mill levy overwhelmingly approved by vot-
ers in 1982, noting that the population of senior residents has grown greatly since then. That vote authorized commissioners to levy up to 1 mill to pay for aging services. The county currently collects less than half of that, in effect leaving millions of dollars on the table. Under the proposed 2020 budget, the aging mill levy would be set at .468 mill, generating $2.8 million for senior-related services and programs. “I hope to make some tweaks to this budget,” Howell said. “I’m not satisfied this is where we should be on the aging budget.” The county funds 15 senior-related programs, ranging from the aforementioned Meals on Wheels and senior centers to commodities distribution, medical transportation, health screenings and adult day care. Nearly 12 percent of county residents are 65 and older, a demographic that’s growing. Stolz said the budget reflects the priorities and consensus of commissioners, who are elected. The senior-related services budget will be part of a budget hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at which the public is invited to speak. It will be held in commission chambers at the courthouse, 525 N. Main St.
I have just finished my estate plan (including powers of attorney and a will). Does it get filed somewhere or how do people know that I have a plan? How will anyone find my documents?
Wills used to be deposited with the District Court, but that ended several years ago. My office has calls from families trying to find the lawyer who prepared a will for the deceased person. Bar association publications regularly have ads asking lawyers to check their records. Giving out copies can be difficult. You must determine how comfortable you are with someone having a copy. This can be a problem if you amend or replace documents (especially if you remove that person). You could also have multiple versions with differing provisions and differing dates if you do not get the prior copies back. You might also have someone put pressure on you to change your plan. You could keep a secure copy somewhere (home safe, filing cabinet, safe deposit box, etc.). The originals should always be secured. Tell the person(s) that you have designated as your agent, trustee or executor, that you have created a plan
and where you keep the secure copy and the originals. Remember to tell this trusted person if you move the copies and originals and the name of your attorney and how to contact her or him. While attorneys may not keep originals any longer, they will typically retain a copy or a digital image of everything you signed. Another method is to transfer a digital image of your documents to a flash drive or other data storage device and place it in your safe deposit box. You can use this to hold your passwords and other important information as well. There are also several online digital services that you could use. Most of them offer storage space in a digital encrypted environment and only grant access to others upon the occurrence of a particular event and with the requisite identifying information of the person. Your estate planning attorney should also be able to give you additional options.
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Calendar of Events BEL AIRE 7651 E Central Park Ave 744-2451, ext 121 www.belaireks.org
Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Mon 9:30-11:30 am Pickleball Tue: 1 pm Bridge, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 1 pm Line dancing, Comm Rm. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 2nd & 4th Wed: 2 pm Coloring & Conversation, Sr Center. 3rd Wed: 1:30 pm Book Club, Sr Center. 4th Mon: 6 pm Covered Dish & Program, Rec Center.
BENTLEY/EAGLE 504 W Sterling, 796-0027
Open Mon-Fri: 8-11 am Coffee, cookies, exercise. Sat: 8-9 am Breakfast 1st & 3rd Tue: 1 pm Game Day. 2nd Tue: 1 pm Senior Lunch Out. 3rd Fri: noon XYZ potluck, program.
CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot meal, reservations required, games. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. 1st Tue: 6 pm Potluck dinner.
CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332
Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Thu: 10 am Bible study. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technologybring your device.
DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223 www.derbyweb.com
Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. Aug. 14: 4 pm "Intercultural: Austrailia. Learn about history, food and culture of Australia. $7. Aug. 22: 12:30 pm Emotional wellness group forum.
DOWNTOWN 200 S Walnut, 267-0197 www.seniorservicesofwichita.org
Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. No August meeting: SECA (Seniors Exploring the Cultural Arts). No August class: DIY crafts. Aug. 5: 10 am Prairie Moon Book Club: "A Man Called Ove." Aug. 28: 2 pm Wichita Area Senior Author’s Critique Group. Sept 8: 7:30 am Heartland Games 5K Run/Walk, followed by pancake feed. Call (316) 267-0302 for info. Mon: 9:30 am Wanda's exercise; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish (adv); 1am 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.
Sedgwick County Senior Centers GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155
2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.
GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441
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.
Mon-Fri: 8 am Coffee. Wed: 1-3 pm RSVP work. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: 1 pm Birthday/anniversary celebration.
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. 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.
MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956
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
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-3 pm Balance class to reduce fear of falling and increase activity. Call 269-4444 to sign up. Aug. 1, 11:45 am Superfoods: Celebrate Squash. Aug. 9: 11:45 am Hearing loss and dementia. Aug. 23 18, 11:45 am Senior bullying.
OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545
Daily: 8:30 am-5 pm Computers, pool table; 11:30 pm Friendship meals. Mon: 9 am-noon Dominoes. Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee/Panera Bread. Fri: 12:30 pm Cards. 1st & 3rd Weds: 7 pm OID board meeting. 1st Thu, Fri: 8 am-5pm Commodities.
LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703 www.seniorservicesofwichita.org
Regular activities: One-on-one computer training, cards, exercise programs, hot lunch. Aug. 5: 10 am Bible study. Aug. 5 and 26: 2-4 pm "When Calls the Heart: Series" movie. Aug. 7, 14 and 28: 2-4 pm Craft time with Kay & Pat. Aug. 12: 10 am Late Morning Book club discussing "Grandma Gatewood's Walk, The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail." Aug. 13: 2 pm Writing craft. Aug. 19: 2pm Grief support. Aug. 20 and 27: 3 pm Drawing and watercolor classes. Aug. 21: 2-4 pm Ice cream social and sing-along.. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance; 2:30 pm Belly Dancing for Women. Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball. 3rd Wed: 10:30 am Birthday Party.
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.
Andover Senior Dance, 410 Lioba Dr. 7-10 pm 3rd Mon. 733-4441
Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Aug. 13 11:30 am Lunch out at Jason's Deli, 7447 W. 21st St. Aug. 16: 9 am Pulled pork fundraiser. $5. RSVP at the office. Aug. 27: 9 am Brealfast out at Village Inn, 7020 W. Central. Aug. 30: 11:15 am Birthday celebration. Fri: Noon Open pool tables; 12:30 pm Painting
PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199
Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Thu: 7 pm Square dance (except 3rd Thu) Fri: 9:15 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Dance aerobics Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Aug. 8: 9:30 am1 pm Outing to Kansas Aviation Museum for Senior Thursday. Call 316-744-1199 to reserve spot. Aug. 23: 9 am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. RSVP by Aug. 21.
VALLEY CENTER VC Community Center 314 E Clay, 755-7350
Mon, Wed: 9 am Pickleball, VC Intermediate School. Tue: 10 am Donuts & cards; 6:30 pm Pitch. Tue, Thu: 10 am WellREP exercise class. Tue, Thu: noon, lunch. $5. 3rd Wed: noon Classic movie. 4th Thu: 11 am Bingo.
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Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm 1st and 3rd Tue. 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, Moody. $3 donation, refreshments. El Dorado Jam & Dance, Senior Center, 210 E 2nd. Oldtime fiddlers, pickers, singers. Doors open 12:30 pm, music 1:30, 1st Sun. Bring covered dish. $3 donation. Back to Country dance 6 pm Thus. Singles/couples welcome 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 Sats. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm Fris, Live music. $3, refreshments.
ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293 seniorservicesofwichita.org
Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 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: Nick, 529-2792, or Mike, 650-2469. Community barn & contra dance, 1st Sat most months; lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7. $5, wichitacontra.org. Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Suns. Info: David, 9927820; email: email@example.com Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:30-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441 www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Daily:11:30 am-noon Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tue: noon Music at lunch. 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; Fri: 11:30 Lunch & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10 am Monthly breakfast. Pickleball: Mon-Wed 10 am-3 pm; Tue 6-8 pm; Thu 5-7 pm; Fri 9-11:30 am. Andover Community Center,1008 E 13th. 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. 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 7 pm Live Jam Session. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast. $4 donation.
BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St 2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.
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. CASSODAY Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. Cassoday Senior Center 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch; Drinks included. Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. $8 donation; adults/$4 children. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. ROSE HILL 1st Mon: 2 pm Game Day. 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, BP checks. Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffle4th Fri: 2 pm Movie Matinee. board, home-cooked lunch (reservation DOUGLASS required). 124 W 4th, 746-3227 Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, exercise. lunch, reservation required. $5. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. 3rd Mon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary coveredFri: 7 pm Card game. dish supper, bring own service. Cards. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Sat: 7-9:30 am Breakfast. $4. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast. EL DORADO TOWANDA 210 E 2nd, 321-0142 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 pm 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. Legion Hall, 108 E Topeka Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. 2nd Tue: noon Potluck, program. Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. 4th Tue: noon Potluck, movie. Sat: 6 pm Cards and games.
Harvey County Centers
BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225
Mon-Fri: 7-8:30 am Early bird coffee. Mon: 7-8 pm Educational film. Tue: 9 am Bible study. Fri: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. 3rd Thu: 7 pm Movie. 4th Thu: 6 pm Potluck supper. 1st Sat: 7-9 am Community breakfast.
HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283
Mon & Wed: 9 am Yoga; 1 pm Dominoes Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise followed by social hour Thu: 12:30 pm Bridge Fri: 1 pm Pitch 1st Sat: 7-10 am Community breakfast 2nd Thu: 6 pm Dine out 3rd Tue: 1:30 pm Movie 3rd Thu: noon Potluck and short program
HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099 www.hesstonseniorcenter.com
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 Healthy 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 www.newtonseniorcenter.org
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.
Mon: 1 pm Games, bingo, Wii. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast; 1 pm Line dancing. Wed: 9 am Quilting. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. Fri: 3 pm Bible study 1st Thu: 1 pm Paint with Sue. 2nd Thu: noon Potluck luncheon & biz mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party.
Transportation Sedgwick County
Sedgwick Co Transportation, 660-5150 or 1-800-367-7298. Information: 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri; closed most holidays. www. sedgwickcounty.org/aging.
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.
Senior Wednesdays www.seniorwednesday.org
Aug. 7 10 am—Wichita Art Museum WAM docents share their enthusiasm and knowledge of their favorite works of art in the museum while touring and talking about the collections. $2. 1:30 pm—Water Center The benefits of landscaping with native plants. Aug. 14 10 am—Sedgwick County Zoo Learn more about the protected parks, forests and bodies of water around the United States.. $4. 1:30 pm—Advanced Learning Library Grimm for Grownups: Priscilla Howe explores the Grimm Brothers and their stories,
SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393
Aug. 21 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art Learn and chat with nationally recognized studio potter Brenda Lichman during a live demonstration of her techniques working with clay. 1:30 pm—The Kansas African American Museum Does This Old Stuff Matter? by Dr. Rachel Pannabecker, Kauffman Museum Aug. 28 10 am—Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum The History of the Vietnamese in Wichita by Dr. Anh Tran $2. 1:30 pm—Exploration Place The Life and Times of Robert Ripley by John Corcoran.
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.
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 AUG. 1 Thu: Chicken salad, broccoli raisin salad, peaches, fruit cobbler. Fri: Ham, cauliflower with cheese sauce, green beans, watermelon. WEEK OF AUG. 5 Mon: Cripsy fish with tartar sauce or chicken patty., cole slaw, mixed fruit, cookie. Tue: Chicken fajita salad, refried beans, cantaloupe, pineapple bread. Wed: Swedish ham balls, sweet potatoes, green beans, peaches. Thu: Beef cutlet with Spanish sauce, baked potato, hominy, blushing pears, spice cake. Fri: Chicken and pasta salad, broccoli/ cauliflower/carrot salad, applesauce, garlic bread. WEEK OF AUG. 12 Mon: Hamburer on a bun, baked beans, french fries, strawberries. Tue: Hot turkey casserole, pickled beets, honey dew melon, sugar cookie. Wed: Taco salad, refried beans, banana, cinnamon roll. Thu: Baked chicken , spinach, sliced tomatoes, cantaloupe. Fri: Ham, cooked cabbage, peas, peaches. WEEK OF AUG. 19 Mon: Chicken and cheese casserole, broccoli, sliced tomaotes, mixed fruit. Tue: Meatloaf, Caifornia mash, chickpea salad, apricot. Wed: BBQ pork sandwich, macaroni said, mixed green salad, strawberries. Thu: Tuna pasta salad, celery soup, cole slaw, peaches. Fri: Open face pork patty on a biscuit with cream gravy, peas, peaches. WEEK OF AUG. 26 Mon: Roast beef, parslied potatoes, carrots, cantalopue. Tue: Soutwest chicken bake, combination salad, pinto beans, applesauce, corn bread. Wed: Fish chowder, green beans, mixed melon, bread pudding. Thu: Ham sandwiche, cuke & onion salad, strawberries. Fri: Beef cutlet or liver and onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, calico salad, peaches. FUNDING MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT, KDADS AND CENTRAL PLAINS AREA AGENCY ON AGING
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4 cemetery plots together at Rest Haven for $8,000 in the Garden of prayer, next to the road. Call 316-263-4228
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Three cemetary plots for sale in the sought after Garden Of Acacia Lawn at Resthaven Cemetary. The plots are worth $3995.00 each but will sell for $3,200.00 each or best offer. Contact Marlene at 713-582-9215.
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From Page 16 Grill and numerous taxi-in hangars, many with luxurious living quarters, lining the paved runway. Lancaster and Kerr were household names whose beach scene in From Here to Eternity is often referred to as the greatest cinematic make-out of all time. Hackman was coming off an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Bonnie and Clyde. The actor playing the third daredevil parachutist/skydiver had to be replaced by Scott Wilson after breaking his wrist while filming a scene (a stunt double was injured in another accident). Bonnie Bedelia played a young woman who falls for Wilson’s character and onetime Life magazine cover girl Sheree North played a go-go
dancer. The director, Frankenheimer, attracted as much attention as the actors. He was then one of the hottest directors in Hollywood, having made films such as The Manchurian Candidate, Birdman of Alcatraz and Grand Prix.. Shortly after filming got underway, Frankenheimer was arrested by a Kansas highway trooper for driving 120 miles an hour in his Ferrari along K-254, heading from Wichita to Benton. Frankenheimer was fined $100 and spent the day in the Sedgwick County jail before being released. Rex Corbin said his younger brother worked as an extra and their father got paid just to park his 1953 Chevy at the airport here. He remembers the family earned about $50 a day, “which back then was quite
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a bit of money.” Candice Corbin recalls the film’s stars being nice – “They always said ‘hi’ if they walked by – and the heat. “We didn’t have bottled water back then. Everybody was putting water in everything they could put water in and freezing great big blocks of ice to try to keep cool.” Goffrier seconds Corbin’s recollection about the temperature, saying the crew “was handing out salt pills left and right” instead of water. “Nobody thought about sunscreen or anything like that.” For the El Dorado scenes, MGM chose the Frazier House, which had been built by a wealthy lumberman in the 1890s and still stands at 403 S. Star St. A construction crew added a screened porch to the house’s north side and painted playground equipment in a park across the street. A rain-making machine was used to produce a thunderstorm, and the house was brilliantly lit from the outside for a night scene. Needless the say, the activity attracted a lot of attention from El Dorado residents. A typed 1968 letter written by the home’s owner, Frances Farmer, is available at the Butler County History Center/Kansas Oil Museum. Farmer, who lived in her home during filming, described Frankenheimer as “lord of all he surveyed…when he commanded, the troops jumped.” She
Bill Goffrier collected autographs as an 11-year old extra in The Gypsy Moths.
noted his “beautiful skin” and said Frankenheimer, despite favoring a battered, big-brimmed hat, “looked more like the actors than they.” He was soft spoken, unpredictable and totally absorbed in his work. Farmer confessed that she “fell in love with Deborah Kerr,” who in addition to being beautiful had a soft, refined voice that “set her apart from all the others.” Hackman “grew on you” but Lancaster “was a disappointment, as a man, to most everyone,” alone among the cast refusing to sign autographs for children. She sensed that the rest of the cast felt the same See next page
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way about him but respected his acting. At one point, the casting director met with “approximately 60 of El Dorado’s most attractive women” while looking for extras for a scene to be shot at the El Dorado Country Club, according to an article in the Walnut Valley Times. The filmmakers also erected a sign for a fictitious gogo bar called the “Paradise Club” in downtown El Dorado, much to the consternation of some residents. The Gypsy Moths opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Initially, nudity in a love scene between Lancaster and Kerr was cut, along with some footage in a go-go bar, but it was later restored, earning the movie a “M” rating, the equivalent of “R” today. Neither version succeeded with many critics or the public when it was released nationally. “When it came out, everybody was a little shocked at some of the scenes, I do remember that,” Rex Corbin said. “In the movie, Deborah Kerr, her bosom is actually showing in one of the scenes. Back then, that was pretty risqué.” On the other hand, Corbin said, the aerial scenes “were really good. They had some really neat airplanes that they were jumping out of. That’s the best part of the movie.”
The Frazier house in El Dorado appeared in The Gypsy Moths.
Frankenheimer, who died in 2002, called the movie one of the two favorites he ever directed. It was credited with pioneering new aerial camera techniques and also featured the first appearance of a “batwing” flying suit in a major movie. The film became something of a cult favorite in skydiving circles. Goffrier, the former 11-year-old extra, remembers being “enamored of the whole magic of the movies. I wanted to be a movie maker.” He’s not sure he would have had quite the same experience on location if his mother, Bernadine -- better known as “Bernie” -- hadn’t been the funny, innocent soul she was. “She was so sociable. She’d just make friends with everybody and anybody.”
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