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so I wanted to take some day/weekend trips,” said Lane, a graphic designer in Wichita. “I had purchased the Kansas Guidebook (published by the Kansas Sampler Foundation) last year and looked through it for places to go.” Lane chose Harper County for her first trip and got a look at one

small Kansas town’s patriotic spirit. Her destination was Anthony’s 9/11 memorial, which includes part of a beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, soil from the Pennsylvania field where one of the hijacked planes crashed, and limestone Day trips, page See See Steamboat, page 146

Active Age editor led with humor, grit Fran Kentling, former editor of the active age, died in the same way she lived her life: without fear or fuss and absolutely ready for the next adventure if there happens to be one. In the short time since she received a terminal lung cancer diagnosis, Fran took to answering the phone, “Hello, I’m dying,” in the same matter-of-fact manner she relayed all news. News was Fran’s passion, from working on a school paper and earning a journalism degree to shepherding young writers at The Wichita Eagle and helping save the active age. Fran was a daughter, mother, grandmother and friend to countless people, all of whom occupied a coveted spot in her heart. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Pratt, Kan., to the late Frank and Helen Smith, young Frances

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Editorial: Time for county to step up

An editorial from the board of the active age: It’s time. Over the past decade, the governing bodies of Wichita and Sedgwick County have made impressive investments in projects designed to improve the quality of life. Prime examples are Intrust Bank Arena, a new main library and a $75 million minor league ballpark to be constructed on the riverfront. Our community seems to be on the upswing, and amenities like these have undoubtedly contributed. Now it’s time for programs and services aimed at senior citizens to get a little love. While it’s true that many readers of the active age enjoy concerts, reading and baseball games, it’s also true that they are not primarily the intended beneficiaries. That honor goes to younger individuals and families who are seen as vital to the area’s future – the so-called millennials and others near them in age. But while focusing on the future, we shouldn’t forget the fact that older residents will be part of it, too. While striving to make our community a great place to make a living and raise a family, why don’t we also make it a fantastic spot in which to retire and live out our older years? The truth is that as things now stand, it’s not, at least not for all older residents. Currently, there are waiting lists for services such as home-delivered meals and wheelchair modifications, which no one should be denied. Some senior centers are in disrepair, squeezed for space or unable to afford the kind of programs that members

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group of female friends who dubbed themselves the Magnificent Seven, whose remaining members are close to this day. Following one-year stints at Kansas State University and Southwestern College, Fran earned a journalism degree from the University of Wichita. After post-graduate journalism studies at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass., and briefly working in the Boston area, Fran returned to Kansas to work in the information and public events office at her alma mater. Next, Fran held various positions at the Eagle. She was adept at managing a newsroom budget and teaching future leaders, and she wielded a wicked sense of humor capable of skewering anyone, including herself. Perhaps her most significant accomplishment at the Eagle was caring for the annual crop of students who came to learn on the job. Fran became known as the “Mother of Interns.” Like a parent, she was a protective cheerleader for each of her charges, but she never hesitated to be candid when they disappointed her. It was criticism most everyone accepted because, as

one former intern put it, she invested in them, and it was important to show you were worthy of that investment. The people Fran helped guide into journalism and other careers represent her most indelible contributions to the Wichita community and beyond. Fran took a buyout in the first of what would be many rounds of employee reductions at the Eagle. Fran's legacy at the Eagle was so strong that, until the building was torn down in 2017, the office she had occupied continued to be known as "Fran's office" despite a succession of other people occupying it. And she remained an important part of her colleagues' lives. As more buyouts and layoffs followed, Fran often was the first to let former colleagues know they would find success elsewhere. Fran’s focus after the Eagle was the active age. As part of a team of journalists who stepped in to help the struggling publication, Fran hovered over colleagues to ensure the right edits were made and persevered to guarantee the newspaper would endure. Once the paper was back on solid financial footing, Fran passed the reins, but continued to serve on the newspaper’s board of directors and volunteer with proofreading, editing and writing as recently as a few weeks ago. Fran was involved in a variety of

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Fran Kentling enjoyed journalism, family, friends and a good glass of wine. other volunteer interests, such as the Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County and the Old Town Walkabout.

Her work on the BOO HOO We Need a . . . NEW ZOO campaign around 1970 had a huge impact. Her unofficial volunteer efforts with friends, neighbors and even strangers were classic Fran. She was a welcome committee of one for newcomers or anyone on the fringes. She was an unfaltering nursemaid to those in need, including once physically lifting a friend from the floor to get her to a doctor. She was more comfortable offering help than receiving it. Fran’s forthright nature was on occasion a bit overbearing, but if called on it, she was quick to burst into laughter and admit, “Oh, I can do that sometimes.” Her ability to laugh, particularly at herself, was one of her most admirable qualities. Survivors include son Christian Kentling; son-in-law Patrick Lansdowne; grandchildren Bailey Kentling, Carson Kentling, Cameron Kentling, Riley Kentling, Reagan Kentling, Hannah Kentling Soderling and Nitai Dasa; brother David Smith and sisterin-law Judy Keene Smith. In addition to her parents, Fran was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Carrie-Nell Kentling, who died in July 2017. In lieu of flowers, Fran suggested friends consider a donation to the active age.

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Go Fourth

A new memorial to the American Revolutionary War will be dedicated Thursday, July 4, at Veterans Memorial Park, 329 Veterans Parkway(west of Second Street and North Waco). The event begins at 10 a.m. with a presentation of colors by the Kansas Army National Guard. U.S. Rep. Ron Estes and others will speak.

Connect with vets

Veterans can connect with more than 50 agencies and programs eager to serve them at the Veterans Awareness Expo Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mid-America

the active age All-Indian Center. This fourth annual event is free and open to the public. The 1:00 p.m. program will showcase McConnell Air Force Base leaders providing an update on the KC-46 Pegasus, the military’s newest tanker. Midwest Battle Buddies accompanied by service dogs, Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine Foundation and horses, food trucks, military vehicles, VA mobile units and representatives will be on site. The Indian Center Museum will be open free to veterans, with discounted tickets for family members. The Indian Center is located at 650 N. Seneca.

Senior show

KPTS Channel 8, is launching a show called “Empowering Seniors.” Hosted by Katherine Ambrose, a realtor and senior living expert, the show will focus on topics such as downsizing, remaining independent, communicating with children, avoiding scams and protecting assets. It airs the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 p.m.

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If you’re interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener, the K-State Research and Extension Center will host an informational meeting Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. For questions, please call Rebecca McMahon at 316-6600142.

Derby book sale

Friends of the Derby Library are holding a book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 and 1 to 4 p.m. July 28. A preview sale for Friends members is 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26. The sale featureds thousands of books for children and adults, music, CDs and audio books. Proceeds benefit the library, which is located at 1600 E. Walnut Grove Road.

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Get your garden ready for fall with a series of free classes offered by the Wichita Public Library and K-State Resarch and Extension Center. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays at the Westlink library branch and on Thursdays at the Advanced Learning Library downtown from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Here’s the lineup: July 31 and August 2: Composting 101 August 7 and 9: Fall Rose Care August 14 and 16: Fall Container Gardening August 21 and 23: Fall Bulbs – Butch Ewing August 28: Fall Lawn Care – Matthew McKernan Registration is required. To register, go to wichitalibrary.org and search in the Events calendar or call (316) 2618500 (Advanced Learning Library) or (316) 337-9456 (Westlink Branch).π

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Old radio shows were great, no ‘fibbing’ By Diana Wolfe One morning I was getting props out of the storage closet for the yoga class I take at Genesis. In the process I knocked over a few metal folding chairs that made a loud clatter for everyone in the yoga room to hear. Not being one to pass up a chance for a laugh, I quipped: “I opened Fibber McGee’s closet.” This gave a good laugh to a couple of the ladies who were old enough to remember the “Fibber McGee and Molly” radio show. It also allowed us to explain to the younger gals (the ones under 65) what the joke was all about, especially the importance of sound effects and our imagination when we use to listen to radio shows. Then we reminisced about our favorites. Mine were the Saturday

Dear Reader morning kid shows —“Big Jon and Little Sparky” and “Let’s Pretend” — I use to sit on the floor right in front of the radio and listen all morning. I also remember enjoying “Our Miss Brooks,” “Amos Diana Wolfe and Andy,” “Burns and Allen” and Art Linkletter’s “People are Funny” (which made me visit the corner of “Hollywood and Vine” the first time I went to Los Angeles). My older brother liked “The Whistler,” but I thought the voice, footsteps and whistling at the start of the show were

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Tunnel vision … and notes on a friend By Joe Stumpe While promoting Wicked Wichita, my book on the city’s early criminal history, I’ve been asked one question more than any other. And no it's not : "will there be a sequel?" The question I get is: Is there anything in it about tunnels? At the risk of hurting sales, the answer is no, for the simple reason that my research didn’t turn up any. At least not the two tunnels that many Wichitans believe exist. One of these is an underground passageway rumored to run from the Broadview Hotel on the Arkansas River’s east bank to the Delano neighborhood on its west bank. The other purportedly stretches from the Broadview under Douglas Avenue to the former site of the Forum auditorium, where Century II currently sits. Local lore has it that both were used by bootleggers to move liquor during the years Kansas’ Prohibition law was in effect (1881 to 1948). So many people believe this that I decided to dig a little deeper, so to speak. Jami Frazier Tracy, curator of collections at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, told me she’d “heard about them, but I’ve never been convinced they actually existed.” Tunnels under the Arkansas River “seems ridiculous to me,” Frazer said “The river’s not that wide. It would be easier to walk across, or go in a canoe.” Scott Ragatz, general manager of the Broadview, has also heard tales of shenanigans down below. “It was rumored there was a tunnel from here to Delano where they used to run the liquor,” he said. “The story goes that there was a shoeshine boy on the other side” somehow involved. At one time, Ragatz said, there “appeared to be something like a

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tunnel” on the west side of the hotel's basement, which faces the river. “I seem to remember it was a few feet deep, probably seven feet deep, before being filled in with cinder block and dirt.” Ragatz couldn’t recall anything like it on the south and east sides, which face Century II, and said much of the basement has been filled in today. Joe Pajor, deputy director of the city’s Department of Public Works & Utilities, said the Forum, which was torn down in 1965, shared “close to the same footprint” as Century II and he’s been “through every square foot of Century II” without seeing evidence of a tunnel. Pajor was even more definitive about the rumored tunnel under the river. While making improvments to the bike path along the river’s east side, the city “did an awful lot of excavation and didn’t come across any tunnels,” he said. Wichita does in fact have tunnels, though. There is one that runs from City Hall to the county courthouse. Putting the question to my friends, my friends on the Wichita History From My Perspective Facebook page, produced first hand accounts of tunnels at the old Boeing, Mt. Carmel Academy and St. Joseph Hospital properties, but only rumors when it came to the two supposedly connected to the Broadview. So I, like Pajor, consider the tunnels “a great subject for urban legends.” Still, I don’t want to dig myself in too deep on this topic. If you’ve got credible information about tunnels, let’s uncover the truth once and for all.

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Part of me is a little perturbed at Fran Kentling, my predecessor in this job who died last month. She assured me she’d stick around to help out as long as needed. Since she was still helping copyedit the active age until about two and a half weeks before her death, she was and is obviously still needed. The truth is, Fran devoted a good portion of her later years to making sure this newspaper survived before hiring me as her successor a year ago and making the transition unbelievably smooth. I guess she more than held up her end of the bargain. You can read more about Fran in her obituary beginning on Page 1. If there’s a big newsroom up in the sky, I’m sure she’s up there, making sure facts are checked, deadlines are met and commas are in the right places. At right is another rememberance of Fran, written in the form of a letter, from her fellow active age board member Susan Howell. Reach Joe Stumpe at joe@theactiveage. com

Were tunnels under the Broadview Hotel and Arkansas River used to convey illegal booze around Wichita during Prohibition? It seems extremely unlikely, but some people believe so.

Dear Fran, I don’t remember the first time we met but I know it was at The Wichita Eagle in the mid-80s. You were newsroom; I was technology. Why we even first spoke is lost in history. I do know for 40 years you influenced me and helped me, and I loved having you as my friend. My memories are full of newspaper stories, including saving the one that is my favorite now, the active age, and remembrances of poker games (you were good at it) and evenings of the two of us solving problems, sharing ideas over wine and fine food. I will miss you, dear friend; the memories are full and many. Thank you.

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From Page 1 from the Pentagon, another target. “The city had raised funds and sent them to the family of a fallen firefighter, a first responder who lost his life helping at the scene,” Lane explained. “The memorial commemorates this firefighter and recognizes all those who lost their lives that day.” Before leaving Anthony, Lane

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tour should plan about three hours,” Judd-Jenkins said. “We start with a 20-minute film about the known history of Etzanoa and how it was confirmed that it is here.” If you’re interested in geology or just enjoy interesting rock formations, a trip to Minneapolis will reward you at Mushroom Rock State Park and Rock City. There is no clearer evidence of what the forces of nature can do than the unusual Dakota Limestone mushroom-shaped rocks in Mushroom Rock State Park. An early account of the rocks was made in 1844 by Capt. John Charles Fremont, one of the best-known explorers, soldiers and politicians of the era. Over the decades, the park became part of private property. In the 1960s, Ellsworth County Historical Society purchased the acreage to preserve this area and make it open to the public. It may be the state’s smallest state park, but the large rock formations make it unique. Just south of Minneapolis is the field of rounded Sandstone boulders known as Rock City. Strewn across the hillside as if some giant was playing marbles, the largest of these boulders is about 27 feet high with an average diameter of about 12 feet. Operated as a public park, Rock City is open May 1 to Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with admission of $3 for adults and $ .50 for children. Add a bit of whimsy and culture to your trip about 45 minutes west of Minneapolis by visiting grassroots artist John Dickerman’s Open Range Zoo, an outdoor art installation that’s seemingly too imaginative to be confined to one location. Fantastical beasts can be found off Highways 14 and 18 in the Lincoln. area as well as in the communities of Lincoln, Beverly and Lucas, including the “Little Bird” that sits atop the “Welcome to Lincoln” sign and the Dream Dragon near mile marker 181 on Highway 14. More of Dickerman’s work is in his Soaring Heart Gallery in Lincoln, and he is a represented artist in the Grassroots Arts Center in Lucas. This can easily

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be a trip of its own if you take your time enjoying the sculptures. The Lucas area, best known for the Garden of Eden - a bizarre collection of Biblical and political sculptures considered the oldest intact folk art installment in the United States - has become a grassroots art center with many working from found and repurposed objects. “We’re just a quirky little arts town,” said Jeannie Stramel, director at the Grassroots Art Center. The arts center started in 1990 with the acquisition of a collection of stone carvings. It has grown to occupy three buildings. Nearly as photographed as the Garden of Eden is the Bowl Plaza just outside the Center, which is a restroom done completely in mosaic tile, inside and out. Nearby Wilson claims the world’s largest Czech egg – actually a 20-foothigh, 7,000-pound fiberglass sculpture painted in the traditional fashion. Lane, after her trip to Harper County, next headed south and west to partake of an organic farming experience at Heartland Farm in Pawnee Rock. Operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace Heartland Farm engages visitors in classes and workshops covering a variety of skills from canning and bread baking to spinning yarn. It also manages a herd of alpaca. While you can go for the day, you can also stay at the farm for a short getaway. “My cousins invited me to join them for a weekend at Heartland Farm,” said Lane. “We stayed at a house on the farm and had fresh eggs

and baked bread each morning.” As for the resident alpacas, Lane said, “I learned that alpacas are shy, but curious and always pet them on the neck.They also have a gift shop with homemade soaps and shampoo, jellies, jams and bread and items knitted from Alpaca wool. I had a great time!” For more great trip ideas, the most comprehensive resource is the Kansas Explorer Guidebook 2 by Marci Penner and WenDee Roe. This is the second edition, stemming from visits to all 626 Kansas communities to record their unique features. It is available on the Kansas Sampler Foundation web site (www.kansassampler.org), through AAA and in select local bookstores in the state. ROAD RESOURCES For more information about destinations mentioned in this article, visit these websites: 9/11 Memorial, Anthony www.anthonykansas.org Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, Arkansas City cherokeestripmuseum.org/about/ The Lost City of Etzanoa, Arkansas City etzanoa.com/ Grassroots Arts Center, Lucas www.grassrootsart.net/default.html

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From Page 1 deserve. In Sedgwick County, the city of Wichita has abdicated virtually all responsibility for helping seniors to the county government. City leaders justify this by noting that in 1982, voters overwhelmingly approved collecting a portion of the county property tax known as the aging mill levy for programs and services specifically benefiting seniors. The vote allows county commissioners to collect up to 1mill in property tax for that purpose. One mill currently costs the owner of a $100,000 Sedgwick County home about $11.50.

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Editorial Unfortunately, county commissioners have never fully used the power to help seniors that was entrusted to them by voters. Instead, in recent years they have reduced the aging services mill levy rate as overall property values have risen, keeping the total amount collected more or less stagnant. This year’s rate was set at .428 mill, down from .494 the year before. That generated $2.1 million for senior programs, or less than half of what is potentially available (and just 1.7 percent of all property taxes collected). Nearly 12 percent of county residents are now 65 and older, a demographic that’s growing. While not all of them need home-delivered meals or attend a senior center, these kinds of programs are vital to many, providing nutrition, exercise, education, opportunities for socialization and other benefits. Altogether, the aging mill levy helps fund 15 programs ranging from commodities distribution and medical transportation to health screenings and adult day care. These programs help residents stay in their homes longer more cost effective than the alternatives and live more fulfilled lives. It’s worth remembering that millennials, too, will one day reach this stage in life. County commissioners are now in the process of creating a budget for 2020. It’s within their power to increase funding for senior programs, either by raising the aging mill levy or shifting money from elsewhere in the proposed $440 million budget. One

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idea would be to set the aging mill levy at a static rate, so that it would naturally grow with the economy and remove some of the political considerations that now factor into the commission’s budget decisions. Sedgwick County enjoys one of the lowest effective property tax rates in Kansas. Adequately funding senior programs would not change that. If you believe older residents deserve more from their county government, consider contacting your commissioner or attending one of the upcoming budget hearings at 9 a.m. on Wednesday July 24, and 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. Both take place in commission chambers at the courthouse, 525 N. Main St., where the public can speak. It’s past time. SEDGWICK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Commissioners can be reached by email or by calling (316) 660-9300. Pete Meitzner, 1st District (Pete.Meitzner@sedgwick.gov) Michael O’Donnell, 2nd District (Michael.O’Donnell@sedgwick.gov) David Dennis, 3rd District and chairman (David.Dennis@sedgwick.gov) Lacey Cruse, 4th District (Lacey.Cruse@sedgwick.gov) Jim Howell, 5th District ( Jim.Howell@sedgwick.gov) Signed, The active age board Mary Corrigan, president Spike Anderson, vice president Susan Howell, secretary Diana Wolfe, treasurer Ruth Ann Messner Shana Gregory Julie Schaar Linda Matney

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The active age A worker shortage is delaying home repair services and attendant care for seniors in the Wichita area. Sedgwick County’s Department of Aging contracts with private workers to make repairs and renovations in the homes of qualified residents age 60 and older. “Most of the stuff we do is for safety and access,” said Annette Graham, the department’s director. “Grab bars, wheelchair ramps. A little electrical (work) and plumbing.” The department now has only one vendor providing repair and construction work, Graham said. “We would do more if we had the vendors,” she said. "We do have people in need." A couple of other factors may be contributing to the worker shortage. Vendors are required to meet certain county requirements, the work they do must meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and many of the jobs are fairly minor, with a $2,500 maximum. Anybody interested in becoming a vendor can contact the Department of Aging at 316-660-1936. The Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, which covers Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties, is also having trouble finding private home health agencies to furnish homemaking and attendant care to seniors. The services are designed help residents remain in their homes rather than move to a nursing home. Graham said the positions are “typically a lower paying job.” CPAAA can be reached at 1-855200-2372.

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Beautiful? Not if one of these is chasing you down By Ted Blankenship I read somewhere that dragonflies migrate like birds. You must think I am pretty hard up for something to read. Considering what is going on in the world today, I think dragonflies are as good a subject as any. Read about these fascinating creatures, and you’ll find that they live about six months. Obviously, they can’t migrate anywhere far away because they won’t live long enough to get there. Fortunately, they’re long-living insects compared to the mayfly that lives (if he’s healthy) about 24 hours. So, if mayflies migrated like birds, they could maybe make it to Haysville before buying the tiny farm, so to speak.

Sorry. I don’t know why we started writing about mayflies. We’ll try to stay on the subject (whatever that is). Dragonflies have been called beautiful creatures (mostly by other dragonflies), and maybe they are. But if you are a mosquito flying about, minding your own business, watch out. A dragonfly, even a lazy one, can catch you in the air and eat you before you can start even a mini case of malaria. And if you’re a gnat, dragonflies are flat out terrifying. Dragonflies can judge the speed and trajectory of a bug target and ad-

just their flight to intercept him or her. They’re so good at it that they catch 95 percent of the bugs they chase. Dragonflies and damselflies, a relative, catch bugs with their feet and tear off their wings so they can’t get away and then use their sharp jaws to eat them, all without needing to land. They’re spectacular fliers. They have two sets of wings with muscles that can work each of its four wings independently. This allows them to change the angle of each wing so that they can fly in any direction, including sideways and even backward. They can hover in a single spot for a minute or more. Try THAT in a Beech Bonanza. Dragonflies have enormous compound eyes for the size of their bodies. They contain 30,000 facets, each bringing in information on lunch. They have near 360-degree vision, with only one blind spot - directly behind them. This vision is one reason they’re able to keep watch on a single insect within a swarm and chase it while avoiding a mid-air collision with other bugs. Dragonflies have been around for about 300 million years, so they were one of the first insects to inhabit the

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Bogus Social Security call new scam of the moment By Marc Bennett The scammers have a new one. The F.T.C. (Federal Trade Commission) said last month that, instead of the once-popular I.R.S. scam – “this is the I.R.S., your taxes were filed incorrectly. You will be arrested if you don’t pay now”scammers now claim to be from the Social Security Administration. The number of Social Security scams has skyrocketed over the past year, overtaking the IRS scam in frequency. 76,000 such calls were reported in the past year. Though the tactics vary, a typical Social Security scam involves a caller who claims the target’s social security benefits have been suspended due to “suspicious activity.” Yes, the scammers tell the target theys have already been the victim of scams. That’s the scam. The callers then asks the targets to confirm their social security numbers and/or additional private information. Though less frequently used, another tactic is to tell the targets they must pull their cash out of existing

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Biking Across Kansas: Where the rubber meets the road By Jim Mason For this 45th annual version of Editor’s note: Jim Mason wrote about BAK, 825 riders signed up, threepreparing for his first BAK in the June fourths ofFree themSeminar Kansans. Riders issue of the active age. In this article, he also came from 30 other Men Includes complimentary gardenstates. admission! Join us for a series of candid conversations about tells what it was really like. outnumbered women two to one. The the unique and often complex housing-related issues Kansas their families. A truck filled with bicycles and agefacing range wasseniors 7 to and 80-plus, with the a bus loaded with bicycle riders most common decade being those in left Wichita on June 7 at 8:00 a.m. their 60s, like me. headed for Goodland. A similar Despite what you might expect, convoy left Kansas City. Scores of not all the riders looked like Mia other participants also converged on Hamm or Lance Armstrong! While Goodland, gathering to begin the there were definitely some chiseled May 16 | 10:00-11:30am 2019 Biking Across Kansas (BAK), an leg muscles on view, there was a wide annual organized bicycle ride across range of body types. And the array of The Truth About Staying Independent As You Age the state. bicycles was bewildering. If you pride yourself on being independent & making your own life choices, join us for a candid conversation on autonomy, self-determination, & creating a future by design. We'll discuss the obstacles of independence related to physical, mental, familial & financial aspects. Discover actions you can take to maintain your activities of daily living for as long as possible.

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cheered our arrival from porches and yards. Some rang cowbells. Old, gailyadorned bicycles were set up along the way as decorations, and they had a rousing block party on the town square that evening. I was very glad to ride the final day, from Holton to Atchison, because I was keen to participate in the BAK tradition of dipping your front tire in the Missouri River at ride’s end. Cheers and more cowbells greeted Courtesy photo me as I rode through downtown and Two rituals of BAK: Riding to the Colorado state line before the official on to the river, where I joined a long start (left) and dipping your feet and bike in the Missouri River at Atchison line of riders waiting to get wet at the at ride’s end (right). boat ramp. A volunteer took my cell More than 800 hungry, thirsty people phone and recorded the ceremonial before I was able to get the bike fixed showing up at once made for a big end of my ride as I dipped my bike a at a shop in Manhattan. I rejoined the boost to their economies. Meals were high school graduation present in the ride at Onaga at noon on Friday the usually a benefit for local charitable mighty Missouri. 14th and rode on to Holton, a city causes. Jim Mason can be reached at jemason53@ north of Topeka, which really pulled My BAK came to a temporary halt out the stops to welcome us. People gmail.com after 285 miles when a spoke snapped ComeIt’s join Emerald Chorus for our 2nd Annual time againCity for Emerald City Chorus Bingo!Bingo on my rear wheel, which instantly JuneJuly 9, 20, 2018. Come joinSaturday, us on Saturday, 2019 warped and became unuseable. at Southwest Presbyterian ChurchChurch - 1511 W. 27th South, Wichita. Southwest Presbyterian 1511 W. St. 27th St. South,Wichita Fortunately this happened at a BAK Session One: 12-3pm (Doors open 11:30) Session 1, 12-3 pm (Doors open at 11:30) Session Two: 5-8pm (Doors open 4:30pm) rest stop and someone was there 2, of 5-8 (Doors 4:30) SuggestedSession donation $30 pm includes Bingoopen cardsatfor 10 games, to bring me and my crippled steed Sloppy Joe meal and a chance to win cash prizes including for Suggested donation $30, includes 30 bingo cards for $200 10 games, into town. Employees of a bike shop blackout and valuable themed prize baskets. sloppy joe meal & chance to win cash prizes including travel with BAK to provide repair Proceeds help the chorus attend Regional competition. $200 blackout and fabulous gift baskets. service, but they had not brought the Additional cards, snacks and beverages available for purchase. particular tool needed to work on my Tickets must be obtained chorus members prior to event. Tickets available from from chorus members or through PayPal. 48 year-old bike. I missed the next More info: (316) 773-9300 • www.emeraldcitychorus.org Call 316.773.9300 for more info or www.emeraldcitychorus.org day and most of the following one

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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. July 3: 12:30 pm "Aladdin" by DRC Youth Summer Theater. July 4: 11 am Progressive bingo with hot dogs, nachos and drinks. July 10: 4 pm Intercultural: Sri Lanka. Learn about history, culture and foodof Sri Lanka. $7.

DOWNTOWN 200 S Walnut, 267-0197 www.seniorservicesofwichita.org

Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. Tuesdays in July: 10 am Self defense classes. Wednedays in July: 12:30 pm Billiards tournament. July 12: 1 pm D.I.Y. Wind Spinner class. Sign up by July 10. July 17 National Hot Dog Day celebration. RSVP at 267-0197. July 24: 2 pm Wichita Area Senior Author’s Critique Group. 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

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.

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.

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

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. July 5th, 11:45 am "Dehydration", Angels Care Home Health July 11: 11:45 am "Breathing whileCaring". Rhonda Custard - CPAAA July 18, 11:45 am "Tendonitis" Natalie Merten - Life Care of Wichita

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. July 1: 10 am Bible study. June 8: 10 am Late Morning Book Club. Special presentation about Margaret Hill McCarter. July 8: 2-4 pm Caregiving & Coffee Mini-Seminar. July 12: 10 am Barb Myers about the Highland Cemetery. July 15: 2 pm Grief support. July 15: 2pm "America's Treasures" documentary. July 22: 2 pm Fireside chat with City Councilman Brandon Johnson. 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. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.

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. July 9: 11:30 am Lunch out at Wichita Fish Company, 1601 W Douglas. July 23: 9 am Breakfast out at Jimmie’s 2121 N Tyler Rd, Suite 144. July 26: 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. July 4: 1 pm July 4th bingo and raffle. July 20: 8:30 am-1pm Beginners Pickle Ball lessons at Chicken 'n Pickle. Call 316-744-1199 to reserve a spot. $10. Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 1-2 pm starting July 15 Wak With Ease program.

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. 2nd Fri: noon Bunko.

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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: iamgary48@yahoo.com. Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm Fris, Live music. $3, refreshments.

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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: westsidesteppers@hotmail.com Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:30-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis, wichitasolos@yahoo.com.


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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. 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.

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

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Mon-Fri: 7-8:30 am Early bird coffee. Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Mon: 7-8 pm Educational film. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. Tue: 9 am Bible study. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. Fri: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Healthy luncheon; noon, 3rd Thu: 7 pm Movie. program. Reservations by previous Fri. 4th Thu: 6 pm Potluck supper. 1st Thu: 7 pm Bridge. 1st Sat: 7-9 am Community breakfast. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Movie night. HALSTEAD 1st & 3rd Fri: 1 pm Mexican Train dominoes. 523 Poplar, 835-2283 1st Sat: 7:30-9:30 am Community breakfast. Mon & Wed: 9 am Yoga; 1 pm Dominoes 4th Mon: 5:30 pm Gathering; 6 pm Potluck Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise followed by social hour dinner, program follows. Thu: 12:30 pm Bridge GRAND CENTRAL Fri: 1 pm Pitch 1st Sat: 7-10 am Community breakfast 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222 2nd Thu: 6 pm Dine out www.newtonseniorcenter.org 3rd Tue: 1:30 pm Movie Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. 3rd Thu: noon Potluck and short program Tue: 1 pm Crafts: handwork. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi. HESSTON

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July 10 10 am—Sedgwick County Zoo The Effects of Natural Disasters on Wildlife. $4. 1:30 pm—Advanced Learning Library Songs to the Moon – Opera Kansas. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Opera Kansas will perform this tribute to the moon. July 17 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art A Very Short History of Ceramics from Pre-History to Now. In advance of the museum's presentation of the Wichita National Ceramics Invitational in the Fall of 2019, with Ulrich curator Ksenya Gurshtein. 1:30 pm—The Kansas African American Museum Defining the 'Other': A History of Racial

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 July 3

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

Stereotypes. – Dr. Robert Weems, Jr. WSU Business Professor . July 24 10 am—Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum A Personal Account of the Dockum Drug Sit-In by Galyn Vesey. $2. 1:30 pm—Exploration Place 50 Years of Space Exploration by Paul Lytle, Cosmosphere. $4. July 31 10 am—Great Plains Nature Center Join Barry Jones from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Quivira NWR, in a conversation about Whooping Cranes and their migration through Kansas. 1:30 pm—Old Cowtown Museum The Victorian Woman: The Weaker Sex? Women played an essential role in the creation of Victorian society but at the same time were denigrated and limited.

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.

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 JULY 1 Mon: Swedish steak, roasted garlic mashed potatoes. broccoli, pears, roll. Tue: Tuna salad on a bun, cuke & onion salad, cranberry juice, banana, brownie. Wed: Oven fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon. Thu: Holiday. Fri: Ham & broccoli casserole, tomato slices, peaches, white cake with frosting. WEEK OF JULY 8 Mon: Chicken & pasta salad, mixed green salad, strawberries, bread stick, sugar cookie. Tue: Beef cutlet or Liver & onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges. Wed: Ham & egg casserole, sliced tomatoes, grape juice, cantaloupe, biscuit. Thu: Meatloaf, baked potato, cauliflower bean salad, apple sauce, fruit cobbler. Fri: Chicken & rice casserole, broccoli, peaches, gelatin with pears. WEEK OF JULY 15 Mon: Pork roast with gravy, au gratin cabbage, peas. watermelon, wheat roll. Tue: Hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, peaches, Sunshine salad. Wed: Cranberry meatballs, cauliflower rice, green beans, pineapple. Thu: Creamy chicken & veggie casserole, combination salad, garbanzo beans, strawberries. Fri: Ham & beans, tomato & cuke salad, parslied carrots, pears, cornbread. WEEK OF JULY 22 Mon: Potato stroganoff casserole, green beans, cantaloupe, applesauce, roll. Tue: Crispy fish with tartar sauce, macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, mixed melon cup, oatmeal cookie. Wed: Creamed chicken over biscuit, cuke & onion salad, juice, banana, fruit crisp. Thu: BBQ pork on a bun, baked potato,, combination salad, mixed fruit. Fri: Turkey with gravy, California mash, mixed vegetables, strawberries, pudding. WEEK OF JULY 29 Mon: Chicken & broccoli pie, pickled beets, Mandarin oranges, applesauce cake. Tue: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, mixed green salad, garbanzo beans, pineapple. Wed: Tuna patty, creamed peas, sliced tomatoes, pears, cinnamon roll. FUNDING MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT, KDADS AND CENTRAL PLAINS AREA AGENCY ON AGING

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Four hours of instruction; certificate on completion. Reservation required. $15 for AARP members; $20 others. Wesley Friends, Park City Senior Center, 550 N Hillside, Wichita 6100 N Hydraulic,Park City Fri July 19, 2019 Fri July 25, 2019 Instructor: Cliff Neal Instructor: Cliff Neal Register: (316) 962-8400 Register: (316) 744-1199

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2 plots in Garden of Love, Rest Haven. Lot 9, space D2&3. Asking $5,000 each. Call 316-516-0569.

KC ESTATE SALES Complete estate & moving sale services. We can do the sale at your residence or place your items with another sale. Expert pricing, selling & clean-up. Packing & moving services available. Excellent results. Free consultation. Call Carolyn Moshier. 316-634-0040

Resthaven Garden of Prayer. Huge savings on 3 adjoining spaces. Buy one or all for $2400. each. Call 316-841-1174 3 lots at Resthaven Gardens Memories of Christ with the children. Asking $3500 each OBO. Wanda 316-942-5147. Resurrection Cemetery, single crypt level E #40, in prime location near the alter. $3,700. Price negotiable. 316-721-2753. Lakeview Gardens. Ever Lasting Life lot 122. $950. Buyer pays transfer fee. Call 316-305-9554. Leave a message. Lakeview Gardens, Garden of Meditation. 4 plots together. Will sell pairs or all 4 for $2,500 per plot. Buyer pays transfer fees. Call 620-456-3336. 1 plot in Old Mission cemetery. Memorial C lot 134, space 1. $900. Call 316-737-9595 Head to head 2 person moseleum at Lakeview.Paid $9700. Will sell for $8,000. Call 316-734-5787 Two plots at White Chapel Memorial. Lot 271-A, spaces 3 & 4 in Sermon on the Mount. $2,325 which includes transfer fee of $425. Cash only transaction at the White Chapel Office. Email Judils@cox.net or call 316-727-1123. 3 plots in Lakeview Memorial Garden. 2 in Terrace Garden and 1 in Apostole. Asking $800 each. Call 316-990-3549. 4 burial lots in Old Mission Cemetery. Unique location in the Garden of Faith, the older part of the cemetery. There are 2 sets of two side by side lots together. So 2 lots together and 2 other lots together. They are only 2 rows apart. Market value is $4725.00. For Details call Sherm 801-5989517. Accepting Offers.

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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

IPK Enterprises Estate Sales. Know your options, you have many. Please call us for a free consultation. 316-806-3435.

Lakeview Gardens, Reflections, space 1&2 lot 5. Stand up stones allowed. Transfer fee included. Both spaces $6,500. Call 785-8451177 or email jwdorsey4816@gmail.com

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El Dorado rural area, help wanted, lady to share a home and composition. Valid Driver license and reliable transportation necessary. In exchange for household duties and assisting 80 yr old male. 316-320-1664.

One pair Signia Hearing Aids. Like new, orig were $5,500. Fits all in ear, nothing behind the ears, almost invisible. Includes remote control. $750. (620) 605 1979

4 cemetery plots together at Rest Haven for $8000 in the Garden of prayer, next to the road. Call 316-263-4228

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Sale By Gayle Complete estate sale service.from setup to clean out. Free Consultation.20 yrs experience. Serving Wichita and surrounding areas. Insured & Bonded. Visit our website www.salebygayle.com 316-838-3521 or 316-227-7640 Call for FREE Brochure!

Two lots in the Garden of Freedom, includes two tremont vaults and brown memorial stone with granite, in space 1&2 of lot 116-C at Resthaven Cemetery. Will sell for $5,000 for all and buyer pays transfer fee or OBO. Please Call 316-573-3748.

Lakeview Cemetery. 2 spaces in Garden of Gesomite II. Value $4,990, sell for $3,500 and split the transfer fee. Call 316-440-4950 or 316-258-5365.

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3 wheel scooter. Call Norman 316-722-4836.

Gently used 4-wheel GoGoLX scooter. Paid $1900, selling for $750. Two brand new batteries and low mileage! ***Medline Ultralight Steel Transport Chair -$50EXCELLENT CONDITION. Only used a few times. 316-303-4676 Hospital Bed Invacare Model G5510/G29. $1,000. Call 316-253-4585.

F FURNITURE F I Buy Estates Cash paid for good used furniture. Will buy entire housefuls. Call Kelly 316-283-8536. Furniture Warehouse 200 Main Newton, KS

WE NEED HELP Butler/Sedgwick/Harvey Counties We are looking for a self

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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 316-267-0302. 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.

Sisters Dependable caregiver for elderly person in their home. Cleaning, cooking & meds. Weekends, night, days or overnight. 30 years’ experience. 316-390-9526 Tracy Care Keeping you in your home where you want to be.. Affordable superior caregiving services. 316-200-5656.

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Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Painting. Honest and dependable. 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. Need privacy fence repair? Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau. HAULING HANDYMAN Brush, Junk /Trash Removal Yard Clean-Up *** Fence Repairs MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL Honest & Reasonable 316-807-4989. Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 316-461-2199. SAFE BATHING CONCERNS? Call 316-633-9967 We Supply & Install National Brand Walk-in Showers & Walk-in Tubs @ HUGE DISCOUNTED PRICING!!!! Bathe Safe & FEEL SAFE!! bathroomheadquarters.com "Tub to Shower Conversion Specialist" Handyman RX We have a remedy for all your “fix-it” jobs! Yards, Lawn mowing lg or sm, Gutters, Deck repair, garage clean-up, hauling, light carpentry work, ect. You don’t want to do it? We will- Call for HELP! 316-217-0882. Free Estimates. Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970

Grandpa’s Plumbing Repairs, Free estimates

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Cowboy Construction Remodeling, siding, decks, fences, windows, doors and more. 20 years locally owned. Free estimates. Senior discounts. Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

MOBILE GLASS REPAIR Windows * Patio * Doors Windows won’t stay up, Crank Outs, Patio Rollers and Lock Latches, Morris Glass & Service, 316-946-0745 Aaron’s Affordable Heating, Air and Refrigeration. Guaranteed Low Prices. Call 316-573-8661 Free Estimates Licensed*Bonded*Insured Beard & Son Concrete construction Drive ways, sidewalks, patio and landscaping. Dirt work and more. I bid’em to get’em. Steve 316-773-9320 cell 316-259-0629

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Christian Lawn Care Mowing-$20, verti-slicing, core-aerating, over-seeding, new lawns, mulching flower beds, fall cleanup, leaves, shrub trimming and removal, gutter cleaning, hauling. Senior discount. Steve 316-685-2145

FREE estimates Senior Discounts HVAC change outs Buy an AC,get a Furnace FREE Licensed & Insured

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BRICK & STONE WORK OF ANY KIND Tuck-pointing, foundation & chimney repair. Insured. Free Estimates.

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Painting, Sheetrock & Finish Carpenter, Lite Elect, Plumbing, ECT. No Job to Small. Wayne 316-214-9668

FORSHEE MASONRY- 50 Years Any Brick, Block, Stone Repair Senior Discount

LIFT-RITE GARAGE DOORS

Scheduled maintenance, repair, sales on all garage doors. *Springs-Torsion & Extension *Garage Door Openers, Doors & More Paul Williams (316) 650-8807

Dave’s Improvements General Contractor KS Registration 14-006471 City License 07904

Pole Barns, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Room Additions, Garages, Bath Remodel Senior Discount

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Heating/AC, Plumbing Light Electrical, Drywall, Painting, Tile, Basic Home Repairs Licensed & Insured 25% Senior Discount

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Derby, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, South Wichita. House painting, siding, decks, fences. Build, repair and stain. Free Estimates and references. See us on angieslist.com. Keith Kimball 316-250-2265 or 316-789-9639 Be Blessed. Thank you.

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316-393-8921 Economical Basement Repair Drainage/Water Issues Basement Repairs Since 1987. Insured. Free Estimates

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S & V Concrete

Steps, porches, patios, sidewalks, driveways & garage floors. Also 4-inch steps with 18-inch landings for seniors. Licensed, bonded, insured. Free estimates

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HAULING HANDYMAN Brush, Junk /Trash Removal Yard Clean-Up *** Fence Repairs MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL Honest & Reasonable 316-807-4989. MOWING Impact LawnCare CALL FOR FULL LIST OF QUALITY SERVICES! Spring Cleanup • shrub trimming/removal • gutter cleaning. Family owned and operated with over 30 years experience and fully insured! Kevin 316-737-4890 Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126 Westside Lawn Service Spring cleanup. Bush and hedge trimming, bed work,mulching, gutter cleaning, handyman , odd jobs and hauling. 26 years experience. Free estimates. Perry 316-339-4117. Flower Beds * Gardening Bed Maintenance * Trimming Bushes Clean-Up * Weed Pulling Planting * Mulching Retired Handyman 316-734-1615 Go Hard or Go Home Landscaping We can give you an estimate at your convenience. Call Deanna 316-737-1317 it's ok to leave a message!

Active Aging Mowing, Bush Trimming, Spring and Fall clean-up. 19 yrs experience. Call Don 316Proof Approval 847-3554. Please check your ad carefully ALL Purpose Handyman and check off the applicable boxes Licensed & Insured Dave’s Hauling Services Hauling, Painting, Minor & Major repairs, and initial to indicate Solid waste removal, property cleanup, tree Tiles and More. & fence line clearing, general landscape CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE your acceptance removal, other lawn and garden services. All 316-347-6663. fence, porch and patio work. ____ Check offer Call 316-832-2201. ____ Check name, address, Mike E. 316-708-1472 Garage clean out, mowing leafphone and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. BRICK, BLOCK AND STONE repair. Check expiration dates ____ Tree Trimming, Junk Removal, Total yard clean-up, ____ Proof Satisfactory Spring & Fall Clean-Up flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding.(no changes) Brock Eastman 316.765.1677 Removal & Clean-up. Firewood Available for Delivery. _____________ Advertiser initials LEAF cleanup and HAULING. F PAINTINGor F Including all yard debris. You can fax your approval 316-516-4630 or 316-838-5710 & Remodeling corrections to usPainting at 946-9180 by Harley Worthey Jason’s Lawn Care & Odd jobs Mowing, shrub and bush trimming. or call Becky Interior/Exterior atHusband 942-5385 & Wife Team.

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All Season Clean Up Lawn Care Quality Lawn Care • Yard Clean Up Tree Trimming • Gutter Cleaning Fall through Spring raking. Free estimates, senior discounts. 316-409-8780.

McCoy Painting 316-516-6443 Do you need any interior or exterior painting done? I’m your man. Free estimates, affordable rates. References available.

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Ron Goodwin’s Painting Painting, interior/exterior. Power washing, gutter cleaning, roofing repairs, handyman services and odd jobs. 30 years experience. Senior discounts. 316-461-2510.

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F SERVICES CONTF 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.

F TREE SERVICE F ALL AROUND TREE SERVICE Stump GRINDING & Chip Clean-up Trimming, deadwood, tree removal. Total yard, leaf clean-up & hauling. Flower beds and bushes. Free estimates. Experienced. Good prices. Insured. Brad 316-665-0167, Amy 316-633-0547, Tom King, 316-516-4630,316-838-5710.

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Felipe Tree Service Evergreen trimming. Tree removal. Brush hauling. Deadwooding. FreeSplitting. Estimates Free estimates. 12 years experience. 316-807-4419

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W.I.N.E. GROUP Women In Need of Excitement… Let’s get together not “winey” but make plans to share lunch, a glass of wine, coffee break, music, art, city or movie events, or your ideas. The title says “Women” but men are invited to join as well. Write to Box # 52 c/o active age, 125 S. West St. Ste 105 Wichita, KS 67213

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F TREE SERVICE CONTF Bruce’s Tree Service FIREWOOD Trees, hedgerows, evergreens & shrubs. Crown reduction, trimming or removal. Line clearing and roofs of branches/limbs. Bucket truck available, will climb . Senior. Discounts. Insured. Prompt, immediate and professional service. Over 30 years experience. ALL FARM & RURAL AREAS Call 316-207-8047

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It’s always prime time for prime rib By Joe Stumpe Even experienced cooks can be intimidated by large, expensive cuts of meat like prime rib. It’s not just the cost. Because prime rib is usually a special occasion dish prepared for a group, the fear of failure can be daunting. The truth is that preparing prime rib is a cinch. All you need is an oven, a pan, some aluminum foil, store-bought seasoning and a meat thermometer. Follow this method and you’ll wind up with a succulent hunk of beef as good or better than any fine restaurant. And the cost per person actually turns to be quite affordable. The first step is to procure the meat. Your best bet is usually club stores such as Costco or Sam’s, although there may be some local

purveyors who can compete with their price and quality. Boneless prime rib usually comes in cuts weighing 12 to 20 pounds. But you don’t have to cook it all at once. It freezes well, so cut it in half or thirds and save the rest for later. Right now, it’s running about $9 to $11 per pound. You will get two to three servings per pound for all but the biggest appetites. While you’re out, pick up some Montreal or Tones steak seasoning. Before cooking the prime rib, first let it come to room temperature. Coat it with 1 tablespoon of seasoning(or to taste) per pound of meat you are cooking. If the seasoning doesn’t want to stick, rub a little olive oil on the meat. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, place the prime rib in a shallow pan

fat side up and put it in the oven. To achieve a perfect medium rare prime rib where the juicy inside is rosy pink and the outside dark and crusty you will cook the meat about 20 minutes per pound. However, using a thermometer is the key. Put it in the thickest part of the meat and pull the prime rib out of the oven when the temperature hits 120 degrees. Then cover the meat loosely with foil for 20 to 30 minutes; the internal temperature of the meat will continue to rise. When it reaches 130 to 135 degrees, it’s ready to slice and serve. Make sure to collect all the juices that come out while the meat is resting. Pour them over the sliced beef for a final burst of flavor.

Whaddaya Know? Whaddaya Know answer from page 1: Earl Brower, twice the Communist Party USA’s candidate, was born on Fern Street just east of Friends University in 1893. The son of a teacher-farmer, Browder attended school in Wichita before moving to Kansas City and becoming involved with the American Federation of Labor. He

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went to jail during World War I for refusing to serve in the military. He later was imprisoned for passport fraud but was pardoned by President Franklin Roosevelt, against whom he ran for the presidency. After Browder’s falling out with the international Communist network, Russian dictator Joseph Stalin ordered him purged from the party. Browder died in Princeton, N.J., in 1973 and was survived by three sons who were all gifted mathematicians. -Bob Rives

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A letter to my younger self By Martin Mendoza I ran across a YouTube video of LGBT elders writing to their “younger selves” for National Coming Out Day, so I thought I would write one to myself.

Dear Martin, Was that the last of the pills? Good, now sit down while I tell you why they won’t work. I know you’re hurting. I know you’re disappointed. I know that you’re embarrassed and angry. I know everything you planned for yourself has suddenly been revoked. What you thought your life would be has been rejected. Sure, it’s frightening not knowing what the future holds. You had no backup plan. You didn’t think you needed one. And now you feel like the rug has been jerked out from under you and you’re free-falling. Since you saw no other possible future, you mistakenly figured there was none. I can tell you that you’re wrong. Majorly and thankfully wrong. You think that this disappointment is the worst thing in your life and that God doesn’t love you or want you. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth of the matter is that you’re going to be faced with far more difficulties than this. Great news, right? No, the great news is that you’ll get through every conceivable difficulty as a survivor. And while you won’t understand those difficulties at the time, you will, in time. Stubbornness is a great survival skill, but I can tell you that years later you’ll discover all of your difficulties were from your failures to accept situations as they were. Fear is a great survival skill as well, but again, the worst of your fears were nothing more than shadows stretched

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you, but that would spoil the surprise, the mystery of what is to come. Don’t cut your life short, embarrass your family and never know what wonders lie before you. Live! And live each day with healthy curiosity about what tomorrow will bring. If you accept this challenge, go and vomit those pills out. Promise to never try this again. With all my love, Your Older, Wiser Self Mendoza is a member of the memoir writing class at Shepherd’s Center of West Wichita. He can be reached at Mendozamdm@aol.com.

Martin Mendoza out beyond reality. Sure, there will be difficult days ahead, but there will be very happy ones, too. Just remember to give each equal attention. You wanted to hide. Believe me when I tell you that was not God’s plan for you. God’s plan is for you to live in this world, meet new people, fall in love, lose love and find it again, and again. When you lose it, you’ll wish that you would die. If it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, you’ll ask: better for who? I’m here to tell you that it will be better for you. You’ll meet new people, travel to places you never dreamed and make friends everywhere you go. You planned for a life in the shadows of the church. You’ll live a life in front of people and speak your truth. You wanted to live a life of humility, but that is virtue that often escapes you. Rather, you will live a life of great passion. You will live a life doing things that you thought you never could do. There is so much more I could tell

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