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By Amy Geiszler-Jones Nancy O’Donnell and Beryl Krueger like dancing to the beat of a Middle Eastern drum. “It helps me keep fit and maintain a healthy weight,” said Krueger, who takes belly dance classes at Amira Dance Productions (ADP), 1702 W. Douglas. “It also gives me a good social life” thanks to dinners, birthday parties and more with fellow students. O’Donnell, who turns 78 in March, agreed. “Physically, mentally and socially, I’m better off because of dancing.” The two are among almost 70 ADP dancers who will perform dance numbers ranging from belly dance, hula hooping, Polynesian, East Indian and other styles in the studio’s family-friendly 45th annual show Saturday, March 7, at the Crown Uptown The-

Beryl Krueger atre. About one-third of ADP’s students are over the age of 55, according to studio co-owner Patricia Baab, 71. While the studio attracts dancers as young as 16, it’s not unusual See Dance, page 8

City's oldest churches turn 150

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Members of First Presbyterian Church on Broadway gather after a service last month. The church marks its 150th anniversary this year along with St. John’s Episcopal and First United Methodist.

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By Stephen Koranda Kansas News Service TOPEKA — The Kansas legislative session began with what seemed like a done deal for expanding Medicaid. Gov. Laura Kelly and a top Republican senator had forged a compromise to offer health coverage for up to 130,000 low-income Kansans. About a month later, the deal ground to a halt because of abortion politics. Medicaid supporters were irritated. Moderate Republicans and Democrats threatened to fight back by delaying the state budget. And abortion opponents stood firm.

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For years, a good-natured religious controversy has simmered in Wichita: Which church is the city’s oldest, First Presbyterian or St. John’s Episcopal? “The holy war,” as Gary Huffman, archivist at First Presbyterian, puts it, “was fought many years ago and we finally took the trophy.” As proof, Huffman points to the church’s articles of organization, which are dated March 13, 1870. The church will mark its 150th birthday on March 13. Not so fast, counters Rev. Liz Gomes, associate rector at St. John’s. She says that church’s founder, John Price Hilton, arrived in Wichita in 1869 and began holding services in the home of D.S. Munger. “It was actually the first church in Wichita,” Gomes said. “This is a

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long, on-going battle between the churches.” Gomes, who says that she’s “very good friends with Gary Huffman,” concedes that St. John’s wasn’t officially incorporated until after First Presbyterian. St. John’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a picnic May 8 at the original site of the Munger House, at Waco and Ninth streets. What can’t be disputed is that both churches have much to commemorate, as does a third congregation, First United Methodist, which also will turn 150 this year. All three churches predate Wichita, which was officially incorporated as a city in November 1870, and undoubtedly played a civilizing role during its rowdy cowtown era. Today, they remain an-

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Tough trees for a tough clime Wind, floods, droughts, ice storms and other weather extremes make growing trees in Kansas an adventure. This year’s Tree Festival at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 21st and Ridge, will focus on which trees are right for our growing conditions. The festival runs 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Admission

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Spring puts the air in our steps By Shana Gregory “Spring forward” doesn’t only refer to moving the clock up an hour for daylight savings time. It can also apply to limbering up as the weather warms and our thoughts turn to outdoor activities. We can look forward to better weather for exercise, even if it’s just a stroll — or a roll in my grandfather’s case ­— in the great Kansas outdoors. Springtime is a favorite season for many seniors because they’re retired and have spent all winter cooped up and going stir crazy. There’s nothing like feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, or breathing fresh air, to

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Neighborhood history to be recorded Got a great story from one of Wichita’s early neighborhoods? The Old Wichita Neighborhoods Interview Project would like to hear from you. Patrick O’Connor, an author and contributor to the active age, is working on the project with the Wichita State University library’s Special Collections section. He hopes to conduct 100 interviews. “This will be your words about what you lived through, hard times or good in Wichita’s longest-standing

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Keeping the Faith in Downtown Wichita First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian, from 1870 church (now in Old Cowtown) to red brick church at corner of 1st and Broadway to current location, under construction in 1910 and complete today.

Before there was a Wichita, and before there was a Sedgwick County, there was a First Presbyterian Church. In the fall of 1869, the Reverend Wilberforce K. Boggs came to Wichita from Emporia to establish a Presbyterian church. At first, the Presbyterians worshipped in an abandoned military dugout at the southeast corner of Twelfth and Jackson streets that was also being used as a school. In the fall of 1870, they built a frame church at the corner of Wichita and Second streets. But the congregation soon outgrew that and sold the building to local Catholics for $500. Today the building resides at Old Cowtown Museum. After renting space for several years, a cornerstone was laid for a new brick church at the southwest corner of First Street and Lawrence Avenue (now Broadway) in 1876. The church was in dire financial straits by 1896 when the Rev. Charles Edwin Bradt arrived. Within two years, however, Bradt helped erase the debt and grow membership until the church was the 23rd largest Presbyterian congregation in the United States, while also establishing it as a leader in overseas missions. In 1910, First Presbyterian laid the cornerstone for its current church at 525 N. Broadway, known for its light-filled space, stained glass windows and massive organ. An adjacent three-story educational building was added in 1935. The church’s missions include supporting a school in El Salvador, offering Congolese refugees space in the church to worship, holding a monthly community breakfast and operating the Economy Corner thrift store with Grace Presbyterian. The church houses an extensive archives section. Like other downtown churches, First Presbyterian “has adapted to the helping meet the spiritual and physical needs of not only its members but also the downtown community,” church

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Although extensive changes have been made to it, including the addition of a bell tower in 1926, the building is apparently the city’s second oldest house of worship in continuous use.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church co-founder John Price Hilton seemed well suited to Wichita’s rough-andtumble early days. “He was quite a character, a scrappy kind of guy,” Rev. Liz Gomes, the church’s associate rector, said. Hilton, who was from England and a “lay reader” rather than a priest, started the church with his wife, Cybil. After meeting in homes, they erected the city’s first church building, in 1870, in what’s now the 400 block of north Main. But Cybil died of cancer in 1874 and her husband drifted away from their children, trying ranching in California before dying in Arkansas. Through a daughter, he was the great grandfather of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who visited St. John’s in 1988. St. John’s erected its second church in 1879 and then, fueled by the city’s population boom, started a third in 1888. The bursting of a real estate bubble stalled its completion until 1893.

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The church’s ministries include feeding the homeless, helping the working poor with clothing and laundry supplies, and welcoming the LGBT community. It’s also known for its resident cats and an annual blessing of animals on Oct. 4, feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. As part of its 150th celebration, St. John’s plans an “1869-style” service and “historically accurate” dinner at the Empire House in Old Cowtown. “We’re looking forward to our next 150 years,” Gomes said.

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Options for meeting places in Wichita were limited in 1870, so Methodists made do. “They did the first service in the livery stable because the saloon was full,” Rev. Cindy Watson, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church today, said. “The preach was really nervous. In fact, he didn’t stay because See next page


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of the rattlesnakes.” The church’s permanent home has always been at 3rd and Broadway, on land donated to it by J.R. Mead, one of the city’s founders. After the first church and parsonage were built in 1872, a visiting preacher from Emporia raised the money to pay off the debt “in 30 minutes,” according to a church history. Growing membership led to a new, bigger church being built just six years later. It was destroyed in 1884 in a fire believed to be related to then-pastor Bernard Kelly’s “forceful opposition to the liquor interests.” A new church was erected by the next year, replaced in 1923 by a Gothic style structure touted as “the most beautiful church building in the southwest.” The current church, with its contemporary architecture and distinctive tower, was finished in 1962. Watson, who grew up in the church and returned to lead it four years ago, said First Methodist has experienced many highlights through the

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From its start in a livery stable, above, First United Methodist church evolved into a familar part of the Wichita skyline at left.

Churches years, including the election of Richard Wilkie as a bishop in 1984. “In Methodism, that’s significant when you elect a bishop.” The church’s ministries include supporting Park and Washington elementary schools, televised services, eight to 10 foreign mission teams a

year and efforts on behalf of the homeless. “For me, the biggest thing is it’s always been downtown,” Watson said. “In the last two or three years, we’re really embracing that image again. We want to be a church and ministry in downtown Wichita.”

Thermostat wars turn up the heat on couples Now that Valentine’s Day has safely passed, it’s time to explore what couples really fight about. Forget about money, politics, in-laws and the like. It appears that the thermostat is just as likely to spark an argument. According to a news survey by Vivint Solar, a Utah-based energy company, 75 percent of Americans have battled with partners over the temperature in their home. As a result, most people report that they install smart thermostats, use lots of sweaters and blankets (or force their partners to, or “just keep arguing.” On a scale of 60 to 85 degrees, 70 degrees is considered the ideal temperature by the biggest percentage of people. People admit to being selfish about

their comfort, with the biggest percentage saying they consider their own needs (37 percent) over their partner’s (32 percent) and children’s (26 percent). As for guests, forget about it. Their comfort is the primary concern of only 5 percent. Here are some more findings of the survey: Is your home too hot or cold? Too

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Dance

From Page 1 for older women, like Krueger and O’Donnell, to start taking belly dance classes for various reasons at the studio, which was founded in 1974, Baab said. Some choose just to take classes, but many become performers, dressing up in colorful and bejeweled costumes. A fellow British ex-patriate invited Krueger to join her in a dance class to help her get over a breakup seven years ago, while O’Donnell’s daughter suggested that she try a dance class that doesn’t require a partner to stay physically fit. O’Donnell put on her first hip scarf — a colorful sash, often embellished with beads, coins and fringe, that is tied around the dancer’s hips to accentuate physical movements — when she was 63. They haven’t stopped shimmying since. Multiple studies have shown that dance has several health benefits, including improving strength, endurance, balance and what’s called functional fitness among older adults. Some studies have shown it helps minimize symptoms of depression. One often-cited study by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York showed that out of 11 leisure activities, only dance regularly reduced the risk of dementia in aging adults. As a former belly dance teacher

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Dancers from Amira dance productions perform during last year's show at the Crown Uptown Theatre. and continuing student, I can attest to seeing those physical and mental benefits among fellow dancers plus more, including gaining self-confidence and an appreciation for cultural history and traditions. I’ve formed friendships with women of all ages and backgrounds and have even traveled with some to Egypt and Turkey. Fellow dancers helped teach me to sew. Learning and recalling new steps, dance moves and combinations are good mental challenges, said O’Donnell, an occupational therapist. “If I make a mistake on stage, I just smile and continue moving,” O’Donnell said. O’Donnell, who also takes belly dance classes in Rose Hill, is one of the most active students at Amira Dance Productions, taking at least five different classes each week. Her teachers, particularly in the more challenging East Indian classes, modify dance movements for any physical limitations, she said. Nancy O'Donnell For Krueger, she’d rather be dancing than going to a gym. “I hate the gym with a passion,” she said. But she she advised. likes to share that she lost 20 pounds “It’s also important for people to after she started dance classes. realize you don’t have to show your Both said they enjoy another belly,” she added. creative aspect of their dance classes — Tickets for the March 7 dance show that of making costumes. are $25 in advance and $30 at the door O’Donnell said she tells others for adults, $10 for children 12 and younginterested in belly dance to not look er and can be purchased in person during at their birthdate or worry about their the Crown Uptown box office hours or size or shape. online at crownuptown.com. “Get started and then don’t stop,”

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Medicaid

From Page 1 “I’m pretty frustrated,” said Republican Sen. Randall Hardy of Salina, who supports expanding Medicaid. “I’m willing to consider almost anything at this point.” AARP, the Silver Haired Legislature and many other advocates for seniors support Medicaid expansion, noting it would extend health insurance to thousands of Kansans between 60 and 64 who are too young for Medicare but who do not currently qualify for Medicaid. The issues of Medicaid expansion and abortion became intertwined when the Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion which would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that said the state constitution guarantees women the right to the procedure. The House narrowly rejected it on Feb. 7. That led the influential antiabortion group Kansans for Life to call for blocking Medicaid expansion until the amendment is on a ballot. Republican Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita has led the charge to put the amendment before voters. Abortion opponents say the delay is necessary, fearing that the court ruling on abortion rights could lead to state money being used for abortions through an expanded Medicaid program. “If we want to be able to protect human life and protect the citizens of Kansas from being forced to fund abortions through Medicaid, then this is just a position that we have to take,” Kansans For Life’s Director of Government Relations Jeanne Gawdun said. Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, the Overland Park Republican who helped draft the Medicaid compromise, pushed back, saying state funding would not go to abortions due

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Supporters of Medicaid expansion rallied at the state Capitol last month after Senate President Susan Wagle delayed action on the proposal, linking it to an anti-abortion measure. to federal law. Last year, Democrats and moderate Republicans tried holding up the budget in the House to get Medicaid expansion, but ultimately didn’t have enough votes. The top Democrat in the House said expansion is such a high priority this year that they’re willing to

try again if needed. “We will keep discussing it with them to get that leverage,” House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer of Wichita said. Since Republicans hold strong majorities in both chambers, Democrats would need to attract a healthy number

How to reach legislators

If you want your legislators to know how you feel about issues affecting older Kansans, it’s easy to find their phone numbers and email addresses at ksleglookup.com. The Central Plains Area Agency on Aging is also planning a Senior Day at the Capitol on March 18 for residents and legislators from Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties. Call 1-855-200-2373 for more information.

of Republicans like Hardy if they hope to successfully block any bills. The strategy of holding up the Legislature to get Medicaid expansion is a risky play, Washburn University political science professor Bob Beatty said. It could anger voters if the delay drags on to the point that important services such as roads and law enforcement aren’t funded. “This is the nuclear option,” Beatty said, “because the last thing voters, constituents and even legislators want is for the Legislature to not be able to do anything, including funding programs that everybody agrees should be funded.” Meanwhile, Medicaid supporters held a rally last month, shouting their disapproval of the whole situation inside the Statehouse. “There’s been one delay after another,” Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Executive Director April Holman said, “with no end in sight.” Stephen Koranda is the Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service (ksnewsservice.org). The Kansas News Service is a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio focused on health, the social determinants of health and their connection to public policy. The active age contributed to this report.

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Our Duty evokes life in wartime Kansas

Our Duty by Gerri Hilger (Kat Biggie Press, 2018, 301 pages, $15.99) By Ted Ayres Gerri Hilger is a life long resident of Kansas who lives in Hutchinson. She retired after more than 35 years of teaching high school students, and she now enjoys writing and traveling with her husband to visit children and grandchildren. She recently shared an autographed copy of her book with me, and I am glad she did. She describes her book as “the mostly true stories of people of the greatest generation from Wichita, Sedgwick and Reno Counties.” Our Duty revolves around the lives of Pauline «Polly» Garrity and Agnes «Aggie» Beat, who are, as the story begins, student nurses at the Saint Francis School of Nursing, class of 1943. Polly’s unique “salute” to the new pilots on training maneuvers from McConnell Air Force Base, given from the top of the student nurses’ dorm on a hot summer day, quickly made her a favorite character of mine. This book is a charming, respectful and loving tribute to another era in the American experience. The early 1940s were a time of sacrifice, shortages, ra-

March Theatre By Diana Morton Spring is in the air! Time to shake off the winter blues and try something new. We have a fabulous month of live stage productions in Wichita. Forum Theatre, at the Wilke Center, First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Desperate Measures (A musical comedy gone wild!). Inspired

tioning and hardship when Americans, young and old, lived with the heavy weight of a global war as family members and loved ones risked their lives in Europe, Africa and the Far East. It was a time when young men and women volunteered for military service and/ or alternatively felt conflicted by the urgent need for planes, tanks, equipment, food and other materiel, which required many to stay home to operate the factories and work the fields (often by Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, this madcap musical tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger over a saloon brawl. Set in the early 1890s, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good and a nun out of the habit as they all struggle to decide Johnny’s fate. Laws are broken and hearts are won as they try to find justice in a world that

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to their extreme chagrin and embarrassment!). It was also a time when barn dances, flirting and an occasional “snort” from a hidden bottle of alcohol provided relief and release on a Saturday night. Of course, these Saturday nights were often the precipitating backdrop to falling in love. There are multiple references in Our Duty to life in Kansas and to communities such as Wichita, Colwich and Pretty Prairie. In that regard, this is very much a book about life in middle America and the people who make it special. The trials and tribulations of young women learning to become nurses under the strict tutelage of the nuns, such as Sister Gregory (secretly referred to as “Sister Gorgon” by Polly) at Saint Francis, provides further insight into another time (when the lifestyles, makeup and morals of the young women nursing students was very much a part of the educational process). Hilger also is able to provide a look into the wartime experience of nurses with the use of an exchange of letters between Polly and Aggie (back when people wrote letters!), after Aggie volunteers to become a flight nurse and gets sent into action.

You could say our book reviewer, Ted Ayres, is something of a reader. Last year he finished 82 books. Ayres, former general counsel and vice president at Wichita State University, also reviews books for KPTS’ show “Inside the Cover.” Below are his 10 favorite books from last year. He can be reached at tedayes47@gmail.com.: 1. Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens, 2018) 2. American Dialogue ( Joseph Ellis, 2018) 3. Leadership: In Turbulent Times (Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2018) 4. The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer, 1948) 5. The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson, 2010) 6. The Overstory (Richard Powers, 2018) 7. The Pioneers (David McCullough, 2019) 8. The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead, 2019) 9. A Girl Stands at the Door (Rachel Devlin, 2018) 10. The Statesman and the Storyteller (Mark Zwonitzler, 2016)

often doesn’t seem just. 8 pm Th-Sat; 2pm Sun; Now-Mar 1. Tickets $23$25. 316-618-0444 Guild Hall Players, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Next To Normal, a 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. The show enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment and the meaning of family. 8 pm Thu-Sat, Mar 5-7; 7 pm Sun, Mar 8. Tickets $12, students $10. 316-683-5686 Music Theatre for Young People, Mary Jane Teal Theatre, Century II, 225 W. Douglas Ave. Peter Pan. Broadway’s timeless classic musical will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born, and no one ever

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El Dorado artist chalked Jayhawk By Joe Stumpe When the University of Kansas basketball team returns to the NCAA tournament this month, some attention will naturally fall on its iconic mascot, the Jayhawk. And a multitalented Butler County native deserves some of the credit. Dr. Gene “Yogi” Williams, who grew up in El Dorado, drew the modern version of the mascot while attending KU as an art-loving undergraduate

in the 1940s. The mythical bird had appeared in the school’s student newspaper and other publications since at least the early 1900s. But Williams is credited

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with creating the body shape – especially the big, open beak and squatter body – still in use today. The only difference is that Williams’ Jayhawk wore a “perky, contemptuous” expression, “with an appearance of becoming tough if bothered,” according to one description. It became known as the “fighting Jayhawk.” A smiling Jayhawk was adopted by the late 1940s. Williams wasn’t done, either. After serving in World War II and then entering KU medical school in 1950, he started drawing the Jayhawk with stethoscope and doctor’s bag. That evolved into “JayDoc,” unofficial mascot of the medical school. The KU Wichita medical campus last year installed a 6-foot-tall version of JayDoc

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Dale Wilson, center, with YMCA staff members (from left) Dalton Ryan, Danecca Debita, Wendy Wilkinson, Rebecca Debita, Brittany Wise and Lynette Clark.

“I told the doctors I didn’t want anything done to prolong my life,” Wilson said, “but my granddaughters overruled me!” Understandable, since one granddaughter is a nurse and another is an emergency medical technician. With the implantation of a pacemaker/defibrillator, Wilson’s heart is expected to function normally. One of Wilson’s first questions to his cardiologist was “when can I get

called for someone to contact 911.” EMS was called, but in the meantime the YMCA staff sprang into action. They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated defibrillator to correct Wilson’s heart rhythm. “We’re so grateful for the CPR and AED training that the Y provides the staff,” staff member Rebecca Debita said. “That allows us to be ready for times like this.” Butler County Fire and EMS personnel arrived a short time later, continuing Wilson’s care while transporting him first to Susan B. Allen Hospital in El Dorado and then on to Wichita.

back to the Y?” He returned for his first workout 14 days after his heart attack. He has to take it easy on his left arm because the pacemaker was implanted in his left upper chest. But he believes it won’t be long before he’s back to his regular routine. “And the Y family is so glad to have Dale back,” Debita said. To which Wilson added: “Thanks for giving me a second chance.”

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Pro tips for pork loin

By Joe Stumpe Pork loin packs plenty of promise, from great flavor and low price to nutritional makeup and ease of preparation. However, it suffers from a tendency to dry out because it is such a lean cut of meat (the same trait that makes it relatively healthy). After a little research, experimentation and cooking about 30 pounds of the stuff for a big party recently, I landed on a way to cook a pork loin and keep it in that optimally juicy stage. And yes, it works on much smaller quantities as well. The keys are temperature and moisture. First, temperature. About a decade ago, food safety experts lowered the minimum recommended internal cooking temperature for pork loin from 160 to 145 degrees (which some restaurant cooks had already been following). This often produces pork with a pink interior. Unfortunately, that still

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Perfectly Juicy Pork Loin This recipe works with any rub or seasoning you prefer.

1 boneless pork loin, 3 to 5 lbs. (if you are preparing a larger loin, cut it in half ) Rub: Kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, garlic and fresh rosemary Olive oil 1 cup chicken broth or white wine

scares some cooks who believe pork must be cooked until it’s tough and gray to be safe. It’s frankly amazing how much difference those 15 degrees make. Get a meat thermometer – the cheapest, perfectly adequate models cost about $5 – try it for yourself and I think you’ll agree. The second part of this method goes against many recipes that call for roasting pork loin uncovered. Too often, that results in a loss through evaporation of juices released by the meat during cooking. Instead, brown the pork loin on a stovetop first, then cook it covered in an oven with a small amount of liquid (such as chicken broth or white wine) poured into the

Directions: Remove the pork loin from the refrigerator at least one hour before cooking. Wipe any moisture from the meat with paper towels. Chop the salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary together until a rough paste is formed. Rub this all over the pork loin along with olive oil. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the pork loin and brown well on all sides. Transfer the pork to a baking pan (or leave it in the skillet if it’s oven proof ). Deglaze the skillet with 1 cup broth or wine and pour into the baking pan. Insert a meat thermometer in the center of the loin, cover the pan with aluminum foil and cook in a 350-degree oven about 15 minutes per pound (check the temperature occasionally) or until it reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest, covered, at least five minutes. When ready to serve, slice pork and pour over liquid from pan. bottom of the pan. Cooking juices from the meat, mixed with the liquid in the pan, can then be ladled over the meat after it’s sliced for additional moistness and flavor. Caterers do

It’s about the birds and the bees … and the butterflies By Janice Sroufe When it’s still cold outside and just a few plants are starting to green up in the garden, I watch for birds and yearn for the warm weather that brings butterflies flittering around the fennel

Gardening plants outside my patio door. This is when I finalize my plans of what to plant to attract birds, bees and butterflies to my garden. Here are some things we can do to help birds, bees and butterflies survive in our world: Reduce your lawn area and gardens containing non-native and invasive plants. Make your property more inviting to birds by installing birdhouses, providing water sources and feeders. Choose living, native ground covers rather than unnatural, dyed mulch. Reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling, walking or biking. Limit the use of pesticides. Reduce your use of plastic. Use cloth grocery bags and reusable bottles. Birds and other creatures mistake plastic for food or become entangled in it. Avoid single-use plastic bags, bottles, wraps and utensils. Be sure to recycle the plastic that you use. Advocate for bans on

plastic bags, styrofoam and straws and other non-compostable items. Protect birds and other wildlife from your pets. Cats are estimated to kill more than 2 billion birds annually in the United States and Canada. Make your windows safer by using screens or coverings to reduce reflection that causes bird collisions. Turn off lights at night and close blinds. Support legislation for bird-friendly

something similar by keeping a little liquid in chafing dishes full of meat. It’ll save you the trouble of making a sauce and highlight the pork’s true flavor. building designs. Most important of all, share your passion. Take photos of birds, bees and butterflies and share them. Pass along your love for them to your children and grandchildren. Join the Great Backyard Bird Count or other efforts to track bird populations. Encourage others in your community to pay attention to what is happening in nature and be proactive in preserving its beauty and function for the generations to come. Contact Janice at janice.sro@gmail.com.

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Calendar of Events Sedgwick County Senior Centers

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 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

EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392

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

GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155

Mon-Fri: 8 am Coffee. Wed: 1-3 pm RSVP work. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: 1 pm Birthday/anniversary celebration.

HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903

NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444

CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721

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

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. Daily: 11:30 am Friendship meals. March 6: 10 am Sip & Paint, $8. March 10: 1 pm Honor Flight: what you need ot qualify. March 12: 6 pm Can We Talk: City/ coumty representatives. March 17: 10:30 am Diabetes support group.

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

Special closing: Feb. 17 (President's Day) Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. March 5: 2 pm Writing craft. March 10: 12-4 pm AARP Driver Safety course. RSVP required. March 12: 12 pm Lunch and Learn: Posture and Mobility. RSVP required. March 14: St. Patty's Day Parade. More ino available from office. March 18: 1:30 pm Legal advisor: Demystifing Medicaid and division of assets. March 20: 1 pm DYI door hanger, $7

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

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.

CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332

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.

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.

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.

Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot meal, reservations required, games. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. 1st Tue: 6 pm Potluck dinner.

MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956

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

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

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays: Tax assistance days. Call 269-4444 tomake required appointment. March 13: 2-4 pm Mardi Gras party, $5.

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.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293 seniorservicesofwichita.org

Special closing: Feb. 17 (President's Day) Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. March 10: 11:30 am Lunch out at Jason's Deli, 7447 W. 21st March 20: 11:15 am Tax updates for 2020. March 24: 9 am Breakfast out at the Egg Crate, 8606 W. 13th.

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: 9:30 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Dance aerobics Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. March 10: 10:30 am Health talk and blood pressure clinic. March 20: 8:30 am: Coffee and conversation with county commission Lacey Crus.e. March 24:10:30 am Combat Isolation and Loneliness: Tips from CPAAA. March 26: 1 pm Computer basics.

VALLEY CENTER VC Community Center 314 E Clay, 755-7350

Mon, Wed: 9 am Pickleball, VC Intermediate School Mon,: 12:30 pm Troopons; 1:30 pm Line dancing. 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

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.

LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703 www.seniorservicesofwichita.org

Special closing: Feb. 17 (President's Day) Regular activities: One-on-one computer training, cards, exercise programs, hot lunch. March 5: 2-4 pm Writer's craft. March 6: 10:15 am Older driver issues and concerns: Are you safe on the road? March 10: 10 am Monday Movie and popcorn: "Singig in the Rain." March 20: 10:15 am Wood sparrow and Kansas birds with naturalist Rachel Roth. March 27: 10:15 am Great ways to manage medication.

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.

Dances

Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm 2nd and 4th Tue. Bring covered dish/snack to share. Info: 755-1060

Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Sats. $4, bring covered dish or snack. 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.

Prairie Wind Dancers: Learn circle, line & folk dances. 2 pm Mons: Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. Joyce, 683-1122.

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. Mulvane, 101 E. Main (Pix Community Center), 7-9 pm 2nd Tue. $3, refreshments. 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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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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Butler County Senior Centers ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441 www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, card games, quilt club, pool, balance class. Daily:11:30 am-noon Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $4. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue.: 10 am Blood pressure check; 12:30 pm Memory Café; Tue, Thu: 12:15 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool; 3:30 pm Balance class. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Thu: 12:30 pm Quilt club/Busy hands. Fri: 1 pm Bingo.; 7 pm Pitch, pool. 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.

CASSODAY Cassoday Senior Center 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538 Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. 1st Mon: 2 pm Game Day. 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, BP checks. 4th Fri: 2 pm Movie Matinee. DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227 Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, lunch, reservation required. $5. 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. 3rd Mon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary covereddish supper, bring own service. Cards. 3rd Sat: 7-9:30 am Breakfast. $4. EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142 Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot lunch $3, support groups. Mon: 12:30 pm Mexican Train dominoes. Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 Line dance; 6 Prairie Port Seniors. Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.

LEON 112 S Main, 745-9200 or 742-9905 Regular activities: Lunch served Mon - Fri. Reservations required by 9 am. Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch; Drinks included. $8 donation; adults/$4 children. ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170 Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffleboard, home-cooked lunch (reservation required). Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young exercise. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Fri: 7 pm Card game. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast. TOWANDA 317 Main, 776-8999 Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed, Fri Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton. WHITEWATER Legion Hall, 108 E Topeka 2nd Tue: noon Potluck, program. 4th Tue: noon Potluck, movie.

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.

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.

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.

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March 11 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo. Outstanding Owls: amazing adaptations that make owls such outstanding birds. $4 1:30 pm Advanced Lerning Library. Assistance Dogs: Learn about what goes into the training, the dogs themselves, and

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

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 March 4 10 am Wichita Art Museum. "Native Art Now!" is a PBS documentary that examines the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years. Produced in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. $5 1:30 pm Museum of World Treasures. Women's Work: Poisons and Women in Roman Culture, Dr. Cheryl Golden of Newman University. $4

Friendship Meals

the impact these dogs have in the daily lives of the people they serve. Plus you'll meet a fully-trained Seeing Eye dog named Fitz! Free March 18 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art. TBA. Free 1:30 pm The Kansas African American Museum. TBA. Free March 25 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America’s National Pastime by Phil S. Dixon. Humanities Kansas speaker tells of a tour against the best African-American baseball players. $2 1:30 pm Exploration Place. A screening of "Great Bear Rainforest" and a talk from the Mid-America All Indian Center about guarding our local resources in Kansas.

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, 12:304:30 pm from Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton.

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 MARCH 2 Mon: Chicken and rice casserole, broccoli, pineapple, peanut butter cake. Tue: Hamburger on a bun, potato salad, broccoli raisin salad, pears. Wed: New England stew, cooked carrots, mixed fruit, molasses cookie. Thu: Glazed chicken, parslied potatoes, combination salad, peaches, biscuit. Fri: Crispy fish with tartar sauce, macaroni and cheese, spinach, strawberries, brownie. WEEK OF MARCH 9 Mon: Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches, wheat roll. Tue: Chili, combination salad, pineapple, cinnamon roll. Wed: Hot turkey sandwich, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, fruit cobbler. Thu: Beef roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, mixed fruit, applesauce cake. Fri: Pimento cheese spread on bread, black eye pea salad,, banana, oatmeal cookie. WEEK OF MARCH 16 Mon: Mexican beef soup, hominy, three bean salad, pineapple, cornbread. Tue: Oven fried chickren, California mash, peas, mandarin oranges. Wed: Sloppy joe on a bun, potato salad, broccoli carrot salad, peaches. Thu: Oven baked pork chop, sweet potatos. herbed green beans, strawberries. Fri: Tuna and pasta salad, mixed green salad, pears, fruit crisp. WEEK OF MARCH 23 Mon: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit, pineapple bread. Tue: Chicken fajita salad, refried beans, mandarin oranges, bread pudding. Wed: Goulash, combination salad, pears, garlic bread. Thu: Ham and beans, parslied carrots, cottage cheese, strawberries, cornbread. Fri: Chickpea sandwich on a bun, vegetable soup, coleslaw, peaches. WEEK OF MARCH 30 Mon: Ham, creamed potatoes, green beans, pineapple. Tue: Liver and onions OR Salisbury steak, scalloped corn, broccoli, mixed fruit. FUNDING MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT, KDADS AND CENTRAL PLAINS AREA AGENCY ON AGING

AARP DriverSafety 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 67214 6100 N Hydraulic, Park City 67219 Friday March 6, 2020 9am- 1pm Thursday March 26, 2020 9am- 1pm Instructor: Cliff Neal Instructor: Cliff Neal Register: (316)962-8400 Register: (316)744-3965

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Resthaven, Garden of Gospel, lawn crypt, space for two, two vaults with Monticello seals, bronze marker, granite base. Value $10,000. Sell $9,500. Seller will pay transfer fee. 316-542-3602 Two (2) Cemetery plots in the Garden of Love at Resthaven Cemetery. #69 C-3 & C-4. For $4,500 total. Retail Value $8,700. Call Boyd Dickey 316-519-4174. 2 plots Resthaven Cemetery Garden of Faith. Great location! $3,500 for both or $2000 each. For more information please call 256-200-4259 RESTHAVEN- Two plots side-by-side. Prime location- Garden of the Cross, $2,500 each. Call Trudy 316-393-5304. Two plots at White Chapel Memorial, Sermon on the Mount. Lot 271-A, spaces 3 & 4. Asking $2,000 which includes transfer fee of $425. Cash only transaction at the White Chapel Office. Call 316-727-1123. 4 plots at Lakeview Gardens, Garden of Meditation. Lot 194-A spaces 1,2,3 & 4. Value $3,495 each. Sell $800 each OBO. Will separate. 316-682-6497. Resthaven Garden of Love 35C - 1 & 2 with vaults. Seller will split transfer fee...asking $4,500 OBO. Call Mel at 972-333-4878 4 plots in mature part of Resthaven in Sermon on the mount. 89-C lots 1,2,3 & 4. $8,000. Call 316-540-3848. Garden Of The Cross, 4 Resthaven Cemetery plots together, $2,900 ea or $10,000 all, OBO. Buyer pays transfer fee. Call Brad (316)259-8948 Old Mission, Acacia Garden. 2 adjoining lots, section C row F graves 30&31. $975 each OBO. Email campgill@gmail.com or call 971-222-4115. Resthaven garden of gospel. 91C-1, by water, double depth crypt w/vault. Companion bronze headstone. Seller pays transfer fee. Value $10,000, asking $7,000. Call Bill 316-259-2597. 2 cemetery plots. Lakeview Gardens in Garden of meditation $2,500 each For info call 407-247-2413.

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Shedding pounds a weighty problem By Ted Blankenship If you’re like me, you’re still trying to lose weight and it’s already two months after the holidays. I think I can help because I have been losing weight most of my life. I should explain that I gained a good deal of weight during that same period. Otherwise I would be pretty skinny by now. To understand this problem, maybe we should just delve into the reasons for gaining weight. Mostly it’s because we eat stuff. I know what you’re thinking: “Everybody has to eat.” That may be true, but the problem is that we eat too many fattening foods. Why is that? Because they taste good. So, the obvious way to lose weight is to gather up low-calorie foods that taste terrible and eat lots of them. You will have to eat a ton of these foods that don’t taste good because it’s hard

to cut calories if you don’t consume any. Some of you may find it difficult to follow this logic. So, we have to fall back on the opinions of the psychologists. Some of them blame our fat on the cave men and women who sat around the fire and often had nothing to eat but a mastodon bone or two. If they got hungry, they had to go out in the cold with nothing to kill the next meal with except a spear. And, the spear probably was made by the cave man’s brotherin-law who was a lousy spear maker. The psychologists say we are the product of millions of years of evolution and we carry the same genes that helped our ancestors survive in the wild, perhaps during famine and drought.

These genes, they say, unfortunately for us, encouraged our ancestors to gorge when food was available, so they would live when it wasn’t. We have never quit gorging, and buying an extra sack of chips is easier than killing a 10-foot tall mastodon with a spear your wife’s brother made. The psychologists have thought up several things to help you control your weight and one of the most interesting is their suggestion that you understand the things you associate with food. For example, maybe you eat while watching TV. Your brain—assuming you have one after watching a lot of TV—associates food with watching TV. You may not be hungry, but in your mind television and eating are paired, and every time you watch TV you feel the urge to eat. The suggestion is to stop eating when you watch TV. My suggestion is to stop both food

Don’t ignore signs of diabetes By Monica Cissell You may have prediabetes or diabetes and not know it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 84 million Americans now have prediabetes – that’s one out of three adults! Of those 84 million, nine out of 10 of them don’t even know they have it. Without taking action, many people with prediabetes develop type 2 diabetes within five years. With numbers like that, it’s important to learn about prediabetes and take action. Type 2 diabetes is a condition when the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most food you eat is turned into glucose

(sugar) for our bodies to use as energy. If you have type 2, the pancreas doesn’t make enough hormone called insulin or the insulin does not work like it should to get the glucose into the cells of your body. If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: • Increased thirst and urination. • Increased hunger. • Chronic Fatigue. Dehydration and those frequent trips to the bathroom at night may be making you tired and irritable. • Blurred vision. • Unexplained weight loss. • Itchy skin. • Yeast infections. • Slow healing. • Dark patches of skin with velvety texture at the creases and folds of the skin (neck, armpits, groin, inside the elbows and knees and knuckles) may indicate your insulin is not balanced properly. • Numbness or tingling hands and feet. If you have one or more of these

and TV or pick something else to associate with eating—say bungee jumping. I may be wrong, but I don’t think you are going to be thinking of bagels while you are halfway to the river with nothing but a rubber rope tied to your ankles keeping your head from hitting the rocks 30 feet down. Or you could take up deep sea diving. Your burger and fries will be soaked and you couldn’t get them into your suit anyway. Contact Ted at tblankenship@cox.net. symptoms, visit your doctor to find out if you may have prediabetes or diabetes. Certain factors put people at a higher risk of prediabetes, including if you are overweight, 45 years of age or older, physically inactive, or have a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk. Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA) is forming an upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program for people with prediabetes consisting of 16 weeks of education on nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral change support along with one to two sessions each month for the rest of the year. The program will also provide you with a lifestyle coach, help you set goals and keep you on track to prevent or delay diabetes and make positive changes, and if you’re a Medicare beneficiary there is no cost to you. Call 855-200-2372 to find out if this program is right for you. Monica Cissell is director of information and community services for CPAAA.

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