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By Joe Stumpe You could get tired just watching Claire Overstake at a track meet. Her specialty is running – especially sprints and hurdles – but she also throws the shotput and javelin, competes in the 200, 400 and 800-meter events and learned to pole vault when she was 50.
“Everything, I guess,” Overstake said when asked to name her favorite event. “Except I really don’t like distance” races. The 62-year-old middle school teacher and other seniors will showcase their athleticism during this year’s Heartland Games, which take place See Heartland, page 2
By Joe Stumpe A group of seniors charged with advising Sedgwick County commissioners is embracing another role – advocacy. Whether they can persuade the county commission to increase funding for aging services after years of flat budgets or small increases remains to be seen. At the last two monthly meetings of the Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging, members and guest speakers spent considerable time talking about the need for more aging services and how the advisory council could help make that happen. It is, council members admit, a change of pace for the body, whose members are appointed by county commissioners. For as long as current members can remember, the council has exercised little or no input into how much county tax money is raised for aging services and how that money is spent.
“For me personally, it took me two years to figure out why I was there,” said Jim Burgess of Derby, who’s been the council’s most outspoken member. County Commissioner Jim Howell seems to have gotten the ball rolling with his appearance before the advisory council in March. “To the extent we haven’t funded (aging services) in the past, it’s been based on comments that we don’t have the funds available,” Howell said. “I would challenge that. We’ve grown the budget by $25 million over the last couple years.” Howell pressed for more county funding for senior centers the last two years but was outvoted by other commissioners. The commission ignored, and then finally scrapped, a performance agreement with the centers that should have given them more money for meeting certain goals. See Advocacy , page 6
Book it: Volunteers move, spruce up library By Teresa Bachman LEON – What can a handful of senior citizens with a small budget in a tiny town do? They can mobilize a whole community and revitalize a local resource. Leon sits in southeast Butler County just off US 400. As with most small towns, it struggles to make a positive impact in the lives of its 700 residents. Recognizing the importance of a local library for education and entertainment, an English teacher, Helen Marshall, along with members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs started the first Leon Public Library in 1940. For years, it moved from one location to another, finally settling in the city offices on Main Street. When a new elementary school was built west of town, the old school
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over the course of three months. About 500 seniors are expected to take part in one or more of the events, which are open to anybody 50 and up, said Chris Heiman, development director for Senior Services. “In the past we’ve had an 85-yearold shot putter, a 78-year-old sprinter and an 82-year-old pickleball player,” Heinman said. Overstake is one of many Heartland participants who enjoy their sport year-round. She and her husband, Grant, train during the week and compete in as many track meets as they can on weekends. “We do it as a way to keep fit and have fun,” she said. “It’s a really good way to make friends,” she said. “It’s not ‘I’m going to beat you.’ It’s ‘let’s shake hands and
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have a blast.’ “Everybody can do something. Even if you can’t run, you can throw a shot put, or do the standing long Retired attorney Hank Blase,74, has run the Heartland pickleball tournament in past years but will get to compete this year. He was introduced to the game in 2002, while suffering from a heart condition that limited his physical activity to walking. He was at Orchard Park Senior Center when he saw a game of pickleball taking place. “A guy puts a paddle in my lap and says get out there and try. It was fun, interesting, challenging.” Six months later, he went to the cardiologist. “I’d lost 25 pounds and my numbers were good. He said ‘what have you been doing?’ ‘Playing pickleball.’ I told my wife I’ve got to keep playing, doctor’s orders. Now she’s playing with me.” Joe Hoover, 73, a retired proper-
ty technician has been taking part in masters track meets almost 20 years. He considers the triple jump his best event. Hoover and friend Steve Wilson train together and then to beat each other. To practice hurdles, the two often go to tracks at Wichita State University or Friends. They have practice hurdles that can be lowered from the normal 30-inch height to 27 inches. Wilson isn’t the only senior athlete Hoover is on awe of. “One gal comes from Iowa,” he said. “She’s 65 and she can pole vault nine feet. Incredible.” But like Overstake, Hoover said the games are more about celebrating fitness and camaraderie than victory. “People will help you beat them. If you’re triple jumping, they’ll say ‘you’re way off the (starting line), you need to move your mark up.’ People are real good about helping each other.” See next page
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Life in Wichita always more fun with friends By Linda Matney As spring arrives in Wichita, I realize I have experienced almost 60 of them here. I don’t mind saying I’ve enjoyed just about every one. Wichita is big enough for anyone to find something to do and small enough to be able to do it. I have friends who live in Houston. It sometimes takes them an hour or more to get to work or an event. They often don’t go because of that. We can get there – anywhere –
Dear Reader easily. We have sports and entertainment of all kinds. We have museums and theatre. We are becoming more walkable and have parks, a great zoo and trails to explore. I love walking along the river and watching the ducks and geese. I will admit you sometimes have to watch where you step because the wildlife has been on the sidewalk, too.
SHICK needs you By Monica Cissell Have you ever been confused about your Medicare options? If so, you’re in good company. For that very reason the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program was developed more than 20 years ago. Central Plains Area Agency on Aging’s (CPAAA) SHICK program, in partnership with the RSVP volunteer program, are looking for volunteers to empower, educate and assist Medicare eligible individuals, families and caregivers to better understand Medicare. CPAAA and partner organizations such as Sedgwick County Extension, local senior centers and agencies offer SHICK counseling, but more people need assistance. “It would be great if we all could take care of the people in our little part of the world,” said Celia Easley, Information and Outreach Specialist and SHICK Coordinator at CPAAA. SHICK offers unbiased information to Medicare eligible individuals or current beneficiaries who are looking to revise their Medicare plans. “Placing volunteers at CPAAA and throughout the community will help us support them and improve Medicare understanding for more people when they need it.” Volunteers assist new Medicare enrollees and support Medicare beneficiaries during open enrollment for Part D (Oct. 15-Dec. 7) or throughout the year. Craig, SHICK volunteer said “I came away from every day of my counseling appointments with a feeling
When we have visitors from a larger city, I often hear them remark about how clear the sky is, something we take for granted. Matney So, what am I going to do this week? Well, the first thing was to write this column for the active age, an assignment that made me
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The operators of other programs operated for seniors may have stopped asking for additional money because they figured it was pointless, Howell said. Howell suggested that advisory council members push for the county to change the way it currently funds aging programs. In 1982, voters overwhelmingly authorized the commission to levy up to 1 mill for those services. However, the commission has consistently reduced the mill rate as property valuations have risen, from a high of .864 mill to .494 for the current year. As a result, property taxes annually collected and dedicated to aging services since 2000 have risen just 18 percent, while total property taxes collected by 316.990.7039 the county grew by 84 percentartbuschwichita.com during the same period. In addition to senior centers, the money firstname.lastname@example.org
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is used for programs such as Meals on Wheels, health screenings, adult day care and medical transportation. Howell said the county should establish a static mill rate for aging services – meaning it would grow with the economy - as the county does for Wichita State University. “Wichita State has a 1.5 mill levy. We don’t debate that. We trust them to do the best they can for this community.” Joe Brown, the advisory council’s chairman, weighed in at the same meeting, saying members “are the stewards of a legacy of advocacy” in reference to the people who campaigned successfully in 1982 for the aging programs mill vote. “We owe it to the people who came before us.” Two of those people – Liz Hicks and Irene Hart - addressed the council and got an enthusiastic reception at its April meeting. Hicks, a retired pharmacist and longtime political activist, recalled that the 1982 aging mill vote “passed by a two-to-one margin, which is unheard of for a tax increase,” and seemed surprised to learn that county commissioners had been reducing it in recent years. “Most of us assumed, with inflation, that would have to go up over time.” Hicks and Hart told council members they should form alliances with people who provide or benefit from aging programs and together press county commissioners “to step up the mill rate to meet the need,” in Hicks’ words. Assemble information about seniors who are on waiting lists for Meals on Wheels, transportation and other services, she added. “You don’t have to be splashy,” she said. “You just have to be truthful and show how much you care.” Hart suggested targeting county commissioners with a telephone cam-
paign, then joked, “I didn’t say that.” Brown called the women’s advice “priceless” and said it’s the council’s role to make sure aging programs “don’t get diluted, don’t get forgotten.” He also distributed a fact sheet showing what he called the “dramatic” increase in the county’s elderly population. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of residents 60 and older grew from 81,965 to 97,508, or 18 percent. The advisory council’s two newest members – Jeri Myers and Lavonte Williams – are both taking an active role. Myers, who is director of the Mulvane Senior Center, was appointed by Howell, while Williams, a former Wichita city council member and vice mayor, was appointed by newly-elected County Commissioner Lacey Cruse. At the April meeting, Myers shared a story about an elderly Mulvane resident who’d been denied a ride by the county’s senior transportation program because she lived on the Sumner County side of Mulvane, even though she was trying to reach a destination in Sedgwick County. Myers said the woman was eventually able to get the ride. “So yay for Sedgwick County,” Myers said. Williams, after a discussion of aging programs that are underfunded, asked, “How did we not know this was needed before budget discussions took place?” Burgess used the April meeting to win approval from the council for sev-
eral supplementary budget requests, to be presented to county commissioners. One was for about $65,000 to help the Meals on Wheels program reduce its waiting list, one was for about $47,000 to help a wheelchair repair program do the same, and one was for $30,000 to keep the Oaklawn Senior Center open. “There is still a great demand for funds out there,” Burgess said. The wheelchair program’s waiting list is currently 37 days, he said. “For 37 days, those people are housebound or bedbound.” County commissioners are currently in the process of formulating the 2020 budget. Deputy County Manager Tim Kaufman told advisory council members he “will be happy to carry this request forward” but the “likelihood may not be great” of it being approved. Howell said that at this point, he’s pessimistic about getting commission approval for changes he and the advisory council are seeking. “Until I get them to show some interest in the topic, I don’t know that anything’s going to change,” he said. The county commission is scheduled to conduct hearings on the 2020 budget on May 8-10 and May 13-14. The public can attend but not speak at those meetings. However, the public is invited to speak at budget hearings scheduled for July 24 and Aug. 5.
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From Page 1 teriorated. The gymnasium, built in the 1930’s by the federal Works Progress Administration, is attached. Barbara Templin, a Bluestem school bus driver and library board chairman, asked if the library could use the old school since it had outgrown its current home. The school board quickly voted to lease the building to the library for twenty years. That’s when the seniors went into action, inspiring others to join them in relocating the library. The building was painted inside and out by Kerry Unrein Painting & Sign Co. of Augusta, which threw in a little signage work. New carpet and tile were installed. John Templin, a retired music teacher, refitted bookshelves from the old library to fit their new home in his former band room. More than 25 volunteers, including
Bluestem students, boxed up 7,000 books, and hauled them to the newly remodeled building at 711 N. West St. The Leon Public Library is now spacious and inviting. The gym is still intact and ready for a game of hoops. Many area seniors make use of the library. Doc Watkins, for instance, likes to set up a camera and motion sensor in the woods to capture images of wildlife. He brings his camera to the library and prints off the photographs on one of two computers available for patrons to use. The Leon Public Library boasts a children’s room with stuffed animals and books, a Christian book room, biography and autobiography, history, fiction and non-fiction areas. The size of the Western novel section – 1.343 titles – speaks to their popularity. The library participates in the inter-library loan system and also takes advantage of the South Central Kansas Library lending program. New books are selected and sent to Leon from Hutchinson and El Do-
The new Leon Public Library welcomes readers ever Saturday. The Leon Public Library has been rado, then rotated back as new books able to maintain its presence in downarrive. town Leon, helping residents keep A Little Free Library patterned learning long after they’ve left school. on a doll house stands in front of the Contact Teresa Bachman at Leon Senior Center, operating as a email@example.com “take one, leave one” exchange. Seven volunteers make up the library board: Templin, Leona Knight, Tiffany Wolf, Melissa Donham, Lisa Donham, Christy Turner, and Effie Winn. They take turns volunteering during the library’s open hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.
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Selling out: 10 tips for a successful garage sale By Leslie Chaffin Two sure signs of spring: we get that “itch” to re-organize and garage sale signs start popping up on street corners. Pick a Date—Not only does this give you a goal for your re-organizing efforts, it also allows you to advertise ahead of time. Dozens of communities have citywide garage sale days. Take advantage of the additional advertising of these events. Get Your Permit—Most cities have a permit requirement, even if you live outside city limits. This was a lesson learned the hard way when participating in a citywide sale as we checked on our signs only to find them removed the first day of our sale. Advertise—Besides the local newspaper, list on Facebook, Garage Sale Hunter, Craigslist, Yard Sales.net and WichitaontheCheap.com. Feature items that will draw shoppers such as collectibles, dolls, furniture, tools, vintage items and antiques, Price to Sell—Your goal is to “re-home” the items in your sale. Don't be sentimental. For instance, sell good condition T-shirts at $1 or less; For your higher end items, be flexible. Be careful not to price them so high that people will be hesitant to make an offer. Make Your Signs—Make them
easy to read and follow. Neon color poster board stands out in a group of signs. Also use a large black marker to make wide letters with large arrows and your address will help shoppers find you. Think of Your Customers—If you have power tools or kitchen items, have an extension cord available; place a mirror near jewelry or accessories. Get Your Change—In general, you need two rolls of quarters, $20 in $1 bills, $30 in $5 bills and $40 in $10
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bills. Especially your early shoppers may have larger bills, so you want to be able to make change. for them. Using a fanny pack or other small purse that you can keep on you helps you keep your funds safe, especially if you don’t have someone else helping you with your sale. Organize—If you’ve done much garage sale shopping, think about what attracts you as you drive past a sale. Does it look like the seller cares about their items? Can you quickly identify what is in the sale? Think about how your sale will look from the street. Organize tables to keep like items together. If you can, have clothes hanging on a rack as this is much easier for people to go through than on a table. Set up the evening before your sale, so all you have to do in the morning is move out a table and your large items. Have a table where you’ll make transactions (and this can be a good place for small
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collectibles to keep an eye on them). This includes planning for weather. If you have tables outside, cover them securely to prevent items from blowing away or in the event of possible rain. Likewise, if you don’t want everyone to see what else is in your garage, use old sheets or invest in tarps to put up over what is not on your sale. Sell, Sell, Sell—Plan to be ready about an hour before your sale starts. Typically you can expect people to arrive as early as 7 am. They may not arrive out in the country until 8 or 9 am, but you still want to be ready as early as you can. Greet everyone with a friendly “hello” and let them know you’re happy to answer any questions they might have about items, but don’t “hover” around shoppers. Playing music at your sale and, especially on warm days, having some lemonade or other cool drink available for shoppers helps to keep them looking longer. I’ve been to many garage sales where children or grandchildren set up a lemonade booth for 25 cents a cup to engage them and help them make their own money at the sale. Finally, have a plan with what to do with the leftovers. Think of organizations you can donate to, such as the DAV, your church or local organizations. Stack them in the garage. For larger ticket items, such as furniture, collectibles and vintage items, take them to a local consignment shop or post them in Facebook Marketplace or “swap and sell” pages in your area. Your goal is to clear things out of the house, so don’t bring things back in. Contact Leslie Chaffin at Lrchaffin20@ gmail.com
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Volunteers with the RSVP were honored April 11 at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. Last year the program placed 320 volunteers at 45 different sites in Sedgwick County (including the active age). They put in a total of 71,206 hours – saving nonprofit organizations an estimated $1.7 million. Ten volunteers were recognized for individually logging 1,000 hours or more.
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as well. Annual No. 3 is Begonia, with its wide variety of interesting leaves and delicate blooms. Angel wings, dragon wings, wax leaf and tuberous; large and small; green leaves, bronze leaves, shiny leaves, fuzzy leaves and all kinds of spotted and striped varieties as well. The blossoms are white, rose, pink or red and even some oranges and yellows! Most prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. The bronze leafed ones are more sun tolerant. They make beautiful mass plantings and bloom long into the fall. Many of them are suited to containers and can be overwintered inside. My last two favorites are a one-two punch – Pansies and Zahara or Profusion Zinnias. Plant Pansies in the fall
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Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. May 2: 2pm Eating Smart Moving More series Part 6: Choosing to move throughout the day with Shirley Lewis of K-State . May 7: 1 pm Mother's Day gathering. Enjoy cookies and tea while learning how to make paper flowers. May 21: 11 am ICT Urban Pop-Up Park food trucks. Meet at the Downtown Center and ride trolley to the park. May 28: noon National Hamburger Day, with tables set up outside for lunch. Please RSVP 267-0197. Mon: 9:30 am Wanda's exercise; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish (adv); 1am Well rep excercise.
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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.
GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9-9:30 am Exercise. 1st & 4th Tue: 9:30 am-noon Cards. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10 am-4 pm Covered dish, cards, dominoes.
HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903
Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch, exercise. Mon-Fri: noon Cards. Tue: 12:30 pm; Fri 9 am TX Hold’em. Mon & Wed: 9 am Walking club 1st & 3rd Wed: 12:30 pm Bingo. Tue & Thu: 10 am STEPS exercise Last Tue: 6-9 pm Game Night. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday Dinner, Covered Dish. $3 4th Sat: 8:30 am Friends & Family Senior Breakfast. RSVP: 529-5903. $4
KECHI Kechi City Building, 744-0217, 744-1271
3rd Thu: 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting.
LA FAMILIA 841 W 21st, 267-1700
Mon-Fri: Dance, exercise, pool, dominoes. 11:30 am-12:15 pm Hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise/Ejercicio. Tue, Thu: 1 pm Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon: 10 am English Class/Clase de Ingles; 1 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Nutrition class/Clase de nutricion. Thu: 10 am Bingo/loteria. Last Fri: 10 am Music/musica; monthly birthdays.
LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703 www.seniorservicesofwichita.org
Regular activities: One-on-one computer training, cards, exercise programs, hot lunch. May 10: 9 am Mother's Day breakfast featuring cinnamon rolls, fruit and tea, and music by Donna Broz. $3. RSVP by May 8. May 13: 11 am Late Morning Book Club. "Great Plains" by Ian Frazier and "Hotel at teh Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. May 20: 10:15 am Eating Smart Moving More class: Know what's for dinner with Shirley Lewis of K-State. May 29: 1 pm Fireside chat with Ditrict 1 City Councilman Brandon Johnson. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance. 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.
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. May 10: 2-4 pm Mother's Day dommer. $5 for members, $7 for non-members. . May 24: 11:45 am The Normal Aging Process. 1st Wed: Foot care. 946-0722 (leave msessage). Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 1 pm Bridge.
OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545
Daily: 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. 1st Sat: 8-10am Breakfast fundraiser. $4.
ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293 seniorservicesofwichita.org
Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. May 10: 11:30 am Mother's Day tea with finger foods and tea. Poems and other writings about mothes welcome. Call 942-2293 to RSVP. May 14: 11:30 am Lunch out: Hog Wild, 8821 W. 21st St. N. May 20: 11:15 am Prevent falls, with Angels Care Home Health. Mon 9-11 am, Thu 1-3 pm: Pickleball Tue: Noon Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. 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. May 9: 2 pm Mother's Day tea and flower arranging seminar. $5, please call 744-1189 to RSVP. May 30, 8:30 am Conversation with County Commission Lacey Cruse. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Dance aerobics Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise.
VALLEY CENTER VC Community Center 314 E Clay, 755-7350
Mon: 12:30 pm Troopons; 1:30 Line Dancing. 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. TBA Pickleball, VC Intermediate.
Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm every other Wed. Donation. Bring covered dish/ snack to share. Info: 755-1060 Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. Commuity dance. 7-9:30 pm: 1st Tue, Honky Tonk Time Band ; 3rd Tue, 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 Suns. Bring covered dish. $3 donation. Back to Country dance 6 pm Thus. Singles/couples welcome Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. 7-9:30 pm Weds: Take 3. $3, refreshments. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. 7-9:30 pm Sats. Live music. $3. Minisa Golden Age, 704 W 13th. 7-10 pm Thus: Honky Tonk Time. $3. Info 617-2560. Oaklawn Activity Center cafeteria, 4904 S Clifton. Barn & contra dance, usually 1st Sat. Lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7-9. $5. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm Fris, Live music. $3, refreshments.
Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd and 5th Sats. $4, bring covered dish or snack. Info: 755-1060 Prairie Wind Dancers: Learn circle, line & folk dances. 2 pm Mons: Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. Joyce, 683-1122.
Oaklawn Activity Center, Village Steppers Square Dance, 4904 S Clifton. 7:30-10:30 pm 2nd, 4th Sats. Info: Nick, 529-2792, or Mike, 650-2469. Community barn & contra dance, 1st Sat most months; lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7. $5, wichitacontra.org. Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Suns. Info: David, 9927820; email: email@example.com Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:30-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Butler County Senior Centers 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. 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.
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
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Healthy luncheon; noon, program. Reservations by previous Fri. 1st Thu: 7 pm Bridge. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Movie night. 1st & 3rd Fri: 1 pm Mexican Train dominoes. 1st Sat: 7:30-9:30 am Community breakfast. 4th Mon: 5:30 pm Gathering; 6 pm Potluck dinner, program follows.
GRAND CENTRAL 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222 www.newtonseniorcenter.org
Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: handwork. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi.
Senior Wednesdays www.seniorwednesday.org
May 1 10 am Wichita Art Museum Screening of "George O'Keeffe," a movie featuring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. t the Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Tex Winter. Winter reinvented the game of basketball while coaching K-State, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. $1 1:30 pm Water Center Update on the city's new water treatment plant. May 8 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo History of the Sedgwick County Zoo. $4 1:30 pm Advanced Learning Library, 711 W 2nd Kansas Honor Flights. Learn about the Kansas Honor Flights program, which sends veterans to Washington, D.C. at no charge.
May 15 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art Masters of Fine Arts candidates will present. 1:30pm The Kansas African American Museum TBA. May 22 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 'Wicked Wichita' presented by local author Joe Stumpe. 1:30 pm Exploration Place Juice is not just for breakfast anymore, with samples from 86 Cold Press. May 29 10 am Great Plains Nature Center 'The Language of Flowers' 1:30 pm Old Cowtown Museum Vice in Cattle Town Wichita by Keith Wondra.
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.
Transportation reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-6806802. Round-trip: $8 Newton (wheelchair only), $12 Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. AVI to Newton: Tue, 8 am4:30 pm from Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton.
Support Groups, Organizations
Find Support groups at supportgroupsinkansas.org. To add or correct a listing, call 316-9783566 or 1-800-445-0016. Clubs and Organizations are at www.theactiveage. com, Resources category. For changes call 316-942-5345 or email email@example.com.
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 MAY 1 Wed: Hot turkey sandwich, grape juice, mixed , spiced peaches, sugar cookie. Thu: Tuna pasta salad, broccoli raisin salad,mixd fruit, bread stick, gelatin. Fri: Sloppy Joe, oven brown potatoes, carrot pineapple salad, banana. WEEK OF MAY 6 Mon: Glazed Chicken, BLT pasta salad, green beans,mandarin oranges, wheat roll. Tue: Baked fish w/ tartar sauce, split pea soup, cauliflower, strawberries, crackers. Wed: Chicken & cheese cass, broccoli, carrot raisin salad, pears, garlic bread.. Thu: Swedish steak, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, peaches. spice cake. Fri: Ham & beans, potatoes w/ onions, parslied carrots, plums, cornbread. WEEK OF MAY 13 Mon: Meatloaf, Au gratin potatoes, herbed green beans, mixed fruit, bread. Tue: Ham Chowder, crackers, black eyed pea salad, pineapple, peanut butter cookie. Wed: Speghetti w/ meat sauce, combination salad, pears, garlic bread. Thu: Chicken w/ set up OR fish w/ tartar sauce, cole slaw, apricots, butterscotch pudding, bun. Fri: Chicken & noodles over mashed potatoes, pickled beets, peaches, cinnamon roll. WEEK OF MAY 20 Mon: Taco Burger, Taco sauce, refried beans, cucumber & onion salad, apple slices. Tue: Live & onions OR Beef cutlets w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, onion gravy, green beans, strawberries, roll. Wed: Swedish ham balls, sweet potatoes, broccoli, peaches, wheat bread. Thu: Tuna loaf w/ tartar sauce, combinatino salad, peas, pineapple, roll. Fri: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes/ gravy, savory carrots, pears, chocolate cake w/ frosting. roll. WEEK OF MAY 27 Mon: HOLIDAY Tue:Italian baked chickn, italian pasta salad, liam beans, imxed fruit, garlic bread. Wed:Tuna salad on bun, broc/cauliflower salad, grape juice, banana, brownie. Thu:Scalloped potatoes w/ ham, mixed vegetables, mandarin oranges, fruit crisp, bread. Fri: Mexican Lasagna, hominy, cuke & onion salad, starberries, sugar cookie.
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Eight hours of instruction; certificate on completion. Reservation required. $15 for AARP members; $20 others. Downtown Senior Center - Wichita Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 Pm - 4:30 Pm Tue May 14, 2019 12:30 Pm - 4:30 Pm Instructor: Timothy Marlar Register: (316) 267-0197 Ext. 246
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Lakeview Gardens, Meditation section, Lot 32B, Spaces 3 and 4. Selling together for $4,000. Transaction at Lakeview Office. Buyer pays $295 transfer fee. Call 816-279-2325. Will consider ALL offers. Old Mission, 2 spaces in Acacia currently valued @ $2,834 each. Call 316-992-2373. REDUCED $3,900 for both,includes transfer fee. In old mission Acadia section D row D space 21&22. Call 417-876-8999. Two plots at White Chapel Memorial. Lot 271-A, spaces 3 & 4 in Sermon on the Mount. Cash only transaction at the White Chapel Office. $2,325 for both which includes buyer paying transfer fee of $425. Email Kenls49@cox.net or call 316-283-1849. Willing to separate 3 cemetery plots available at Resthaven. Valued at $4,295 each. One companion memorial with granite base valued at $4,000. Will consider all offers. Call Deb 316-648-4621. Airforce Casket $500 OBO. 316-990-5256 Lakeview Gardens, Meditation section, Lot 32B, Spaces 3 and 4. Selling together for $2,000. Transaction at Lakeview Office. Buyer pays $295 transfer. Call 816-279-2325. Resthaven Garden of Prayer. Three adjoining spaces. One or all for $2500 each. Call 316-841-1174. Five lots for current price of one! Old Mission Garden of Faith, $4,000 plus transfer cost. 316-796-1791 Lakeview Gardens, Everlasting Life Lot C-5, space 1,2 interment spaces with marker $3,000. 316-253-8857 2 Cemetery Lots for sale. White Chapel-Devotion 131- Lots 3&4. $1,800- each plus $295 transfer fee for BOTH. Call 316-253-9809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Resthaven Gospel Garden 35-B. Double depth lawn crypt w/2 spaces, Interment Rights, Companion bronze marker. Complete package. 316-648-3336 or email@example.com 2 cemetery plots. Lakeview Gardens in Garden of meditation $2500 each For info call 407-247-2413. White Chapel in Good Shepherd. 2 spaces 6B 1&2 & 2 Vaults $1,850. Buyer pays transfer fee of $425. Value $6,139. 316-239-6600. 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 burial lots Old Mission Cemetery. Unique location in the Garden of Faith. Make offer. For Details Call Sherm 801-598-9517
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Jason’s Lawn Care Mowing, shrub and bush trimming. Call Jason. 316-469-8765. Free estimates.
Active Aging Proof Approval 316.312.4391 HAULING HANDYMAN Please check your ad carefully Spring Clean-Up * Fence Repairs Free Estimates Brush, Junk /Trash Removal and check off the applicable boxes MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL HONEST & REASONABLE and initial to316-807-4989. indicate your acceptance MOWING Impact LawnCare ____ Check offer CALL FOR FULL LIST OF QUALITY SERVICES! Removal • Spring Cleanup • shrub Bed Bug Extermination $59/room ____ CheckSnow name, address, trimming/removal • gutter cleaning 15% off with this Ad - Expires12/31/19 Family owned and operated with over 30 phone years experience and fully insured! *Lic. 9414 316-214-2955 Kevin 316-737-4890 ____ Check expiration dates S & V Concrete____ Proof Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. If Satisfactory you need any of these services Steps, porches, patios, sidewalks, call Perry, 316-619-6126 driveways & garage floors. Also 4-inch(no changes) Brush, Limbs, Debris, Hauling and Junk Resteps with 18-inch landings for seniors. _____________ Advertiser initials moval. Leaf removal. Free Estimates. Licensed, bonded, insured. Call David at 316-213-8880 You can fax your approval or Free estimates Westside Lawn Service Steve 992-6884 corrections tocleanup. us atBush 946-9180 Spring and hedge trimming, bed work,mulching, gutter cleanF LAWN AND GARDEN F or calling, handyman , odd jobs and hauling. Becky at 942-5385 Repairs, Free estimates
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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
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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.
Pole Barns, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Room Additions, Garages, Bath Remodel Senior Discount
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Jesus Landscaping Complete lawncare. Spring clean-up * shrub/tree trimming/ removal * landscape install/maintain * fencing * gutter cleaning Call for a free estimate! 316-737-3426 or 316-708-7236 WWW.JESUSLANDSCAPINGKS.COM
Dave’s Hauling Services Solid waste removal, property cleanup, tree & fence line clearing, general landscape removal, other lawn and garden services. All fence, porch and patio work. Call 316-832-2201. Twin Brothers Lawn Service Mowing, clean-ups, etc. Weekly maintenance and free estimates. Scalping, Tree trimming, bushes, complete Spring Clean-ups including gutter clean outs. Over 25 years’ experience. Mark Goddard 316-518-5380.
26 years experience. Free estimates. Perry 316-339-4117.
Andy & Son Full Service Lawn Care Free estimates. Over 23 yrs. in business. 316-312-6174 or 316-390-5758.
Mike Daddy’s Mowing Service “Your Small Yard Specialist” Mowing, Trimming, Fertilizing Starting at $25. 316-215-4482 Call Mike for the yard work you don’t like! Flower Beds * Gardening Bed Maintenance * Trimming Bushes Clean-Up * Weed Pulling Planting * Mulching Retired Handyman 316-734-1615 Lawn mowing. Dependable. Call JR 316-806-8184
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Al’s Painting Interior/exterior. 30 years’ experience. Senior discounts. 316-871-9484
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F PERSONALSF SWF 73 looking for seniors for companionship. I enjoy cards, animals and lunches out, Even phone friends. Write to box #48, c/o the active age, 125 S. West ST, Ste 105, Wichita, KS 67213. RER SWW Looking for Special friend. Still you? I have M.D., 5x vision. I’m 5’4, 130 lbs, brown eyes, hair white, very active. Play Bingo, dance, games, movies, friends and walking dogs. Family: 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Parents are deceased. Need help with info on myself, believe you might help me Leave a message or write letter using bold black/orange 1 in letters. Also interested in finding class mates from Plaineview High School. Class of ‘49 or ’54 LJR
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Need help on your electric scooter, power or lift chair, stair or platform lift or hand controls? Call Howard Distribution at 316-648-1694. Howard is a certified service center and dealer for Best Bath walk-in tubs, Bruno, EMC, Golden Tech, Pace Saver, Pride and Ricon. Working for you since 1987.
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
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 THRIFT SHOP F Gently Used Resale (Thrift Shop) 2523 S. Seneca (Westway Plaza) Wichita, Ks. Store & Donation Hours Monday -Saturday 9 am-5 pm Sunday Closed Purchase with a purpose. Benefits those served by the Bethesda Lutheran Communities to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. Volunteers & Donations always needed. Like us on Facebook. 316-267-5800
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West at 3460 N Ridge Road, Suite 160*East at 10096 E 13th St. N, Suite 142
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F WANTED F Want to Purchase mineral and other oil/ gas interests. Send details to P.O Box 13557, Denver CO 80201 Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-779-8989 ITEMS WANTED: Low Cost pick up truck, van, motorcycle or bicycle. Call 316-807-4989
Buy 1 meal, get 1 meal FREE of equal or lesser value.
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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. Tom King, 316-516-4630,316-838-5710. Felipe Tree Service Evergreen trimming. Tree removal. Brush hauling. Splitting. Deadwooding. Free estimates. 12 years experience. 316-807-4419
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Any service of 5 or more hours
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From Page 16 since I’ve been volunteering at the clinic, I’ve met people who worked for him back then who said he always anticipated it and all he said was he hoped it was a head shot. AA: A lot of people didn’t agree with what he was doing, but not many condoned what happened to him. What was your impression of him?
Lohrenz: Some of my coworkers had him as their primary physician and one said Dr. Tiller saved their son’s life. People from his church that I also worked with saw him as a very compassionate individual. Anything I heard about him was that this was not a guy who’s out there butchering women. He felt compelled to do what he did and so very few people were able to do that. AA: Did you feel his killing was a black mark on Wichita?
Lohrenz: I did feel very resentful for a period of time because I had this feeling there wasn’t enough being done to take it seriously. To me, the words and rhetoric weren’t just words, they were signs of an intention. And seeing Fox News in particular, Bill O'Reilly night after night (saying) ‘Tiller the baby killer.’ Unhinged people latch onto stuff. (Anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder was sentenced to life in prison for Tiller’s slaying). AA: What impact did his death have on local reproductive rights? Lohrenz: Well, I know the physician who tried to open the clinic before Julie did had a horrible experience. Just getting landlords who were willing to rent you space or plumbers that were willing to do services, whether they agreed with you or not, were afraid they would have some kind of taint on them. It took somebody with guts to do all the political activities that Julie’s doing -- which are really important. But what good are those rights if you
don’t have a clinic to go with them? AA: You are not afraid to speak out? Lohrenz: It’s one of those things where I’ve always felt that women do not have the autonomy that a man has and that the most basic right you should have is to your own physical body, and that you should be the only one to determine those kind of issues. I don’t agree with everybody’s reasons for seeking an abortion. It’s not my business. I’m just there to make sure they’re allowed to exercise a constitutional right that they have. AA: Is there anything you’d like to add? Lohrenz: I’m very proud of Wichita that the clinic has opened and remained open since. And we haven’t seen the scale of protests that were out there (before). The confrontational dialogue between the clinic supporters and the protestors is gone pretty much, although some protesters still shout at people entering the parking lot.
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LUNCH BUFFET I want to avoid probate. When my spouse died someone told me I should put my kids on my bank accounts and on my house. Is this a good idea? While the procedure is simple, adding others to assets as joint owners may result in very difficult (and irreversible) situations. It is true that assets held as joint tenants with rights of survivorship will almost certainly avoid probate so long as someone is surviving. However, it is not usually the best option as an estate planning tool. Assets held in this manner may be made available to the creditors (divorcing spouses, litigants, bankruptcy court) of the joint owner. You also may not be able to get sole control over the property in the future if the joint owner refuses to transfer it
back to you. As an alternative, some will use pay-on-death (POD) or transfer-on-death (TOD), which should also eliminate the need for probate. These arrangements also have pitfalls that you should be aware of. For instance, transferring real estate to multiple beneficiaries leaves no one “in charge”; and requires the beneficiaries to agree (if that is possible) on how to deal with the property or come up with funds to pay taxes, etc. Your specific situation should be reviewed by your estate attorney to determine the best method to accomplish your planning.
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We are America’s Strength!
Fashion Show Fundraiser
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Sedgwick County Extension Center 4-H 7001 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, KS
Jennifer L. Stultz has joined Stinson Leonard Street LLP in Wichita, Kansas,
and can be reached at (316) 265-8800 or at email@example.com
6:00 pm Silent Auction 7:00 pm Our History of Wichita through Fashion! Advance tickets sold by MFS Committee Members or at the door day of show
Adult (Ages 18 and up) $10
Youth (Ages 7-17) $5.00
Fundraiser benefits following local agencies who are members of the MFS Committee : Urban Young Life • Amira Dance Productions Delta Theta Tau Philanthropic Sorority • La Familia Senior / Community Center Sedgwick County Extension – Diversity Agent • New Life Reentry Program Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief/Nebraska Flood Relief
Child (Ages 6 and under) Free
Acknowledgments We thank the following for their generous support. City of Wichita * Sedgwick County Multicultural Education & Celebration Association
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Your love goes where it’s needed most. So do our clinics. GraceMed is for everyone.
PRIMARY MEDICAL / DENTAL / VISION / BEHAVIORAL / 16 CLINICS
A Benefit Breakfast for
We’ve all been there. At the place in life where love gets tough, and we need to be someone’s strength. Or light. Or hope. Being where we are needed most has been a guiding principle for GraceMed, too. We are a private, nonprofit provider dedicated to making the highest quality healthcare more accessible for everyone. So we try to stand in those gaps where access is limited. And one of those gaps these days in Medicare patients. Too many are finding a reluctance among providers to accept new Medicare patients. At GraceMed, Medicare patients are always welcome. We currently have 12 clinics in Wichita, two in Topeka, one in McPherson and now one in Clearwater. If having that many clinics means we can get closer to our patients, we think that’s a good thing. It means we can be there in the middle of their lives. Where they need us most.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 3111 N. Rock Road
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Los Lobos Saturday, June 1
Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. Sunday, June 2
Gospelfest Monday, June 3
Festival of Broadway Tuesday, June 4
Trombone Shorty Thursday, June 5
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