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Heroes week renewed military brotherhood

Editor’s note: Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, a special day to thank veterans for their services. On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed that ended World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany. Courtesy photo

Thanksgiving dinners may include tamales, paella, shish kebabs, sushi, pho, pierogies and more.

Thanksgiving menus as diverse as population

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By Leslie Chaffin Roast turkey, stuffing, sweet-potato and green-bean casseroles, pumpkin pie... What does this menu say to you: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Not any more. We live in a multicultural county and traditions vary by heritage. In fact the U.S. Census Bureau

says our population will reach a “multicultural tipping point” with a majority-minority in 2043. Today it’s about 35 percent minority. This diversity is reflected by what’s placed on holiday tables. Thanksgiving revolves around food, so each family’s culture may be reflected in the dishes placed on their feast table. The first Thanksgiving, traced back to 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., was held with 53 settlers who had fled England to escape the oppression of the Church of England, and 90 Wampanoag natives who had helped the newcomers plant crops that would grow in the new land. Their table was filled with wild fowl, venison, corn porridge, shellfish, turnips, carrots, onions and pumpkin, according to the Smithsonian. Ovens had not yet been built and there was no sugar or milk for pastries, which the English settlers were used to being served at special dinners. It would be more than 200 years before Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of a women’s magazine in Boston, campaigned to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, rather than a holiday celebrated only in New England. She wrote letters to four presidents before Abraham Lincoln declared See Holiday, page 2

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By Steve Ochsner When a man or a woman leaves military service, we have a Hail & Farewell gathering. It’s a time to celebrate the end of this soldier’s era and to wish him/her well in the future. There’s a cake, an award, perhaps a medal and probably a few beers afterward. But after it’s over, the soldier is left with a void. Whether you are a soldier, sailor, airman or marine, you’re a member of a brotherhood that does not consider race, religion or gender. It gives your life its purpose: a

sense of mission, dedication and belonging that can’t be found elsewhere. And when you leave, that’s gone. It was not always this way. My Dad, back in World War II, served on the same ship with the same shipmates for four years, until the war ended. Their bond held for decades. Dad traveled to that ship’s reunion every year until Alzheimer’s claimed him. For that week he and his shipmates came together and recaptured what they once had. Today, wars don’t end. Soldiers come and soldiers go, only to be replaced by other soldiers. They are called Hail & Farewells for a reason. See Heroes, page 9

The active age won five national awards in the 2017 North America Mature Publishers Association annual competition. Faculty from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, judged the 235 entries submitted from 18 publications. The active age winners and judges comments: Personal Essay 1st — Grayson Barnes describes with candor and heartfelt emotion his belatedly taking charge of his life as a transgender man. A testosterone shot injects emotional and mental changes along with the physical ones. 3rd — Steve Ochsner learns as he talks with young people about his experiences in the Vietnam War.

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Holiday

From previous page the fourth Thursday in November a national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, to give thanks for “general blessings.” As our country’s population has grown with immigrants from countries from around the world, so has the diversity of the Thanksgiving meal. African, Asian, European, Mexican, Latin and Middle Eastern foods will be found on tables throughout Kansas when family and friends gather to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. African American households may use recipes passed through the generations that hail from Africa, but were influenced by southern spices and the

the active age scarcity of some foods during the Civil War. In a Mashable blog post, a variety of employees shared how their Thanksgiving traditions were shaped by culture. One recounted that the meal included “turkey and tamales.” Another noted a blend of traditions. His mother and aunt had lived in France for some time before coming to the U.S. “Part American, part Spanish, part French, our homes permeated with the smell of familiar-to-us flavors, and the cacophony of non-traditional sounds like flamenco music, ‘70s Spanish or French pop rock, along with the typical sounds of colliding helmets and shoulder pads… This was not your typical American Thanksgiving Day celebration.”

A pre-Thanksgiving potluck at the Indo-Chinese Center in Wichita will introduce the Thanksgiving tradition to some foreign students next month. Instructors will bring the more traditional dishes, while the students will bring a favorite dish from their home country. For Freda, who came to the United States from Iran right after high school, their family’s dinner will have

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November 2017 Persian rice next to the sweet potatoes. Fatieh, who hails from Jordan, experienced her first Thanksgiving here last year. “For a long time before meeting my husband, I thought it was a religious holiday but learned Thanksgiving is a national holiday to give thanks for what we have.” She added, “We have fully embraced this opportunity to be thankful. We have all the traditional American dishes from turkey to green-bean casserole, alongside the dishes we grew up with. “Thanksgiving belongs to the U.S. only, so we do it as a way to show we are enjoying living here and we all have reason to be thankful.” Contact Leslie Chaffin at ideahatchingmarketing@gmail.com


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Delano musicians plan 2 holiday concerts By Nancy Carver Singleton Delano Chamber Players began simply — with one concert — in 2008. In nine years it has evolved into a chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, chamber brass and wind ensemble that present about 15 concerts from fall through spring. “That is a lot of growth,” said David Martin, principal French horn player, manager and the person largely instrumental in the group’s formation. It started when the Wichita Horn Society asked for the accompaniment of stringed instruments at a concert. Afterward the string musicians said they wanted to continue to perform. The Delano Chamber Orchestra was formed. Initially the emphasis was chamber music, Martin said. “But we had so many musicians with the desire to perform that the small groups became less important.” This month the Chamber Brass will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. The Wind Ensemble’s Christmas concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. It will include a guest artist and Christmas carol sing-along. Concerts are performed free at West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. However, a $10 donation is

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suggested. Many of the chamber players are current or retired music teachers or professional musicians. Membership is by invitation only. Martin praised his “highly qualified” musicians and the directors for

their “superlative” ability to conduct and to interpret the music. They are: Dr. Wesley DeSpain, Chamber Orchestra: director of orchestras for the Derby School District, director of music for MorningStar Community Church and former music director and coordinator of the Friends University Community Orchestra. Bill Johnson, Chamber Brass and Jazz Orchestra: retired vice president of Senseney Music, former school band director and former military musician. James Oliphant, Wind Ensemble: insurance agent, pilot and former school band director. The musicians also provide educational outreach to young people with

a summer youth orchestra and wind ensemble, plus a competition for high school seniors. About 120 students were involved last summer. Martin emphasized the close relationship between the musicians and the Rev. Shane Creech and his West Side Baptist congregation. “They are partners with us on practically everything we do,” he said, including hosting a reception after concerts. The concert schedule is at www.delanochamberplayers.org

the 10th; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11a..m.-5 p..m. Sunday. The Village is brought to you by the Assistance League of Wichita. Now in its 30th year, this group provides new clothing, shoes and other supplies for students in need with it’s Operation School Bell program. Its 160 volunteer members also help with its Thrift Shop and Schol-

arship Committee, and they provide Teddy bears and other items for children who are victims of violence. Bear Hugs helped 606 children in the last two years. It also provides clothing, shoes and hygiene kits for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. Admission is $9.50 12-64; $8 seniors; $6 3-11; under 2 free. For information visit www.exploration.org/ gingerbreadvillage.html

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A familiar holiday event, Gingerbread Village, will be open Nov. 10-12 at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. This family outing includes making a gingerbread house to take home, listening to strolling carolers and visiting the museum displays. A highlight is watching Butler Community College culinary arts students create a giant gingerbread house. Hours are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday

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It was a very good day... Dear Reader, There are days we’d all like to live over just to enjoy them again (and a few we’d like to forget for other reasons). The active age recently had one of those good do-overs. A reader sent us a check for $1,000. That not only is the largest gift we ever have received from a reader, it helped us to reach almost $70,000 in our campaign to raise $85,000 in

reader donations this year. Like most people involved with our paper, I’m a volunteer and have been for more than a decade. Although my own board term ends soon, I still have a deep interest in the success of the paper. That means it continues to keep readers 55 and over up-to-date on important aging issues and sometimes just entertains. At times, as we on our board have

Please meet with us on Nov. 29 Many subscribers of the active age feel a personal bond to this newspaper. If you would like to see your active age Board of Directors and its staff in action, attend our annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. N. Our bylaws specify that all donors are a member of our non-profit group. The annual meeting doesn't last very long. The main items on the

agenda are to elect new board officers and approve the annual meeting minutes. Then we will be pleased to talk with you and answer questions. The auditorium is near the west end of the main building. Public parking is outside the “Welcome” door. Use that entrance; someone will direct you to the auditorium. Please RSVP to fran@theactiveage. com or call 316-942-5385

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studied balance sheets, we wondered how long we could operate. But thanks to your gifts and a galaxy of loyal advertisers, we are overcoming rising costs and still can send the paper free to about 58,000 homes in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties. No other paper printed in Kansas goes to so many. And know this: We value the $5 gift right along with the $1,000 one because we know many people cannot

send more. So we continue to ask, particularly as the year’s end approaches. If you enjoy the paper, are helped by it and can do so, remember the active age in your giving. The donation goal for this year is about $15,000 away. We still need your help. In the meantime, thank you for continuing to read. And have a great holiday season. Bob Rives is the president of the Board. Email him at bprives@gmail.com.

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These readers recently contributed $75 or more.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Dear readers, We have two months to raise less than $15,000 to meet our 2017 fundraising goal of $85,000. Your donations from $10 to $100, and sometimes more, really add up It’s each of you who support us with money and/or your loyalty that give us good reasons to give thanks this November. Your continuing generosity affirms to the staff and the board that the active age matters. Thank you, Fran Kentling, editor


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Recurring dreams, nakedness, flying, salt, stress...

By Ted Blankenship No columnist worth his salt should go through life without writing about dreams. In ancient days, a columnist worth his salt would be wealthy. These days we think nothing of sprinkling salt on popcorn and French fries or tossing it over our shoulder for good luck. But there was a day when it was highly prized because it was scarce. Without it, food would spoil and explorers would have had a hard time finding any new land, say, in New Zealand. Two paragraphs and already we digress. For a number of years after college I had a recurring dream. It varied, but the theme was always the same. I was signed up for a class but didn’t know what time it met or where it was held. Each night I would freak out because I didn’t know where my class was. I finally decided it probably was a class I would flunk anyway, so no stress there. Let’s look into some other common dreams.

Some people dream about birds. The psychologists say (they know a lot about birds) that if you dream about birds, you have hopes and aspirations and wish to rise above your troubles. The psychologists don’t say what these troubles are, but they could be that you have parked your car under a tree and an uncouth bird or birds have made a mess on it. You probably are going to dream of swinging a bat at them — but not while they’re still sitting on your car. Another common dream is that you are walking around in a public place — say a shopping mall — and you are naked. Obviously, this is not a good idea. If you are sleepy, you probably will want to shower with your clothes on and look carefully at yourself in the mirror before you go to the mall. Another popular dream is that you are flying — usually without an airplane. The nice thing is that the person

in front of you does not lower his seat and squeeze you into a tiny ball. That’s because that person is actually a duck flying south. Some people dream about losing their teeth. The dream interpreters don’t say whether these are real teeth or false teeth. I’m thinking false teeth would be a lot easier to lose than your real teeth, but I’m not a psychologist. I should have started this with a definition, but better late than never: A dream is a series of events or images that happen in your mind when you are sleeping. To dream can also mean something you want to happen very much but isn’t very likely. For example: “I dream that this guy will write a column that makes sense.” You have just dreamed the impossible dream. But let’s stop being facetious (a funny word). A Boston sleep scientist says that

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a dream may be weaving new material into the memory system in a way that helps us cope with stressful events. So let’s say you got a parking ticket, certainly a stressful event, and you go to sleep and dream that you are naked in the shopping mall. You awaken and find that you are fully clothed and are not in the shopping mall. That reduces a lot of stress right away. Contact Ted Blankenship at tblankenship@cox.net

Cable alternatives Cable and Cable Alternatives: Which is Best for You? is the topic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Rockwell Library, 5939 E. Ninth. Learn which options are best for you. What are the advantages and disadvantages of cable and the number of alternative viewing options, plus digital antennas, smart TVs and devices to get free and paid programming through your Internet?


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New exhibit reflects architect’s love for the past By Becky Funke In many ways, architect Dean Bradley’s recent design project at the Wichita Art Museum has brought his career full circle. Bradley, 66, created the exhibition, No Idle Hands: Treasures from the Americana Collection, at the place he first discovered his love for drawing. “Margaret Nelson took her son and I to weekly drawing lessons,” he said. “Those classes were an important part of growing up.” He also has a distinct memory of a school museum field trip as a third- or fourth-grader. “Walking up steps that were outside of the original building and seeing ( John Steuart Curry’s) Cornfield, I remember that to this day.” Those memories of the 1930s-era museum building, with the terrazzo floor and brass accents still found in the oldest part of the building, are incorporated in the space he created for No Idle Hands. It includes the colors he chose for the gallery walls and the shapes incorporated in the furniture, pedestals, platforms and signage. He wants his design to show the Americana collection as “an artful expression of life in the past.” Bradley continued to take art classes at East High School and eventually added drafting classes. During the summers he worked at Hillside Nursery, measuring yards and drafting in

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Dean Bradley made a chipboard model.

the plant names for the designer. As graduation approached, a counselor suggested he might qualify for an Eby scholarship to Kansas State University to study engineering or architecture. That set the path for Bradley’s career. One of his first projects as a student was close to home. In fact, it was at home: he re-designed the 1950s kitchen for his parents. In the 1970s reusing old materials wasn’t as trendy at it is today, but Bradley, his father and his brother purchased used materials from school sales – slate blackboards in cabinet doors and wood from maple desks and

butcher block countertops from shop tables. He also incorporated black walnut beams salvaged from a house flooded by Tuttle Creek Reservoir. A piece of marble from the Miller Theater is the countertop next to the oven, “a place to set the hot cookie sheets.” It was great practical experience, Bradley said, “to execute my ideas and make it work.” He sees that kitchen every day; he now lives in the home he grew up in. After graduation, Bradley joined a local architectural firm. He’s worked on many big projects, including the red brick additions to Wesley Medical Center and the Epic Center. But his real passion is residential design. It’s a niche he has enjoyed throughout his career. “Each job is unique. You get to know owners and understand their needs and design to meet those needs.” He finds satisfaction in working with problem sites or the client’s unique needs or a preferred design aesthetic that you can’t get from off-the-shelf plans. Bradley’s interest in historical

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preservation led him to work with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. He designed the fencing and gates for Heritage Square Park, connecting it to the museum. It essentially becomes another room for the museum, he said. Another of his projects was preserving the GAR pavilion at Maple Grove Cemetery. That involved taking it apart stone-by-stone, designing a new foundation that would support the stonework and using materials that were period correct: plaster, a wood ceiling and wood shingles. Becky Funke is public relations coordinator at Wichita Art Museum.

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No Idle Hands is on display in the Vollmer gallery at the museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. It is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults; $5 55+; $3 students; under 5 free. Saturday admission is free.


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3rd annual Feztival of Trees Dozens of exquisitely decorated trees will be on display at the Midian Shrine’s Feztival of Trees, 130 N. Topeka. Decorated by Shrine members and others, the trees will be on display 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. At 4, several trees will be offered at a live auction. During the event there will be a vendors boutique and a Sweet Shoppe with handmade candies. Santa will be there Saturday for photographs. Admission is $5; 10 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at the Shrine Center or at the door. Proceeds will assist the organization in its mission to provide specialized pediatric care for orthopedics,

burn and spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Currently it has nearly 400 children in its jurisdiction receiving this care.

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50 years of Holiday Tables

This is the 50th year for the Mark Arts galleries to be filled with tablescapes to inspire ideas for the holiday season. Dining tables of all shapes and sizes are decorated by individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Each showcases a unique home entertaining ideas. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5. There also will be home-baked goodies for sale and a boutique. The cafe and coffee bar are open

Briefs...

Bark for the camera

Bring your dog to Old Cowtown Museum between 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, for a pet portrait. Canines at Cowtown benefits Paw It Forward, a non-profit to help provide financial assistance for Good Samaritan cases or pet owners in need. Admission is $15 for the pet’s immediate family. Portraits are a $10 donation. Cowtown is at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

Who is watching?

The photography exhibit, Surveillance: Who is Watching You?, opens Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Wichita Art Museum. With security cameras, traffic cams and Google Earth satellites, it’s hard today to escape the camera’s lens. Facebook alone has more than 230,000 images uploaded every minute. This exhibit explores the secretive side of photography from the 1860s to today. The museum, 1400 W. Museum

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Reservations are suggested. Tickets are $10 for ages 8 and older. They’re available at the door or at www.markartsks.com/holiday-tables. Call 316-634-2787 for information. Related events include Girls’ Night Out, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov, 2, $35; Wine and Dine, 6-9 Friday, $75; and a Mother-Daughter tea, 2-4 Sunday, $25 3 and older and $50 adults. This is a project of Designing Women, a Mark Arts volunteer group. The center is at 9112 E. Central Blvd., is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults; $5 55+; $3 students; under 5 free.

A Mark Arts' holiday dining table from the 2016 show Rest Don’t, is open to the public; admission is free.

Eats and beats

Writers and readers are invited to the Kansas Authors Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The speaker, Dr. Sharon Cranford, is pursuing a new direction as a writer. She is now writing a screenplay, Charley Mast, based on the book Kinship Concealed: Amish-Mennonite-African-American Family Connections. The meeting is in the Lakeview Room at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St N.

Enjoy Patrick Nichols’ songs and stories when he presents Blues from the Delta and Beyond at the monthly noon Brown Bag Lunch Concert Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Coutts Museum of Art. Bring your lunch; water, coffee and tea are provided. Nichols shares the music of blues masters with his finger-style acoustic guitar and stories connecting listeners to the music’s roots. The concert is free. The museum is at 110 N. Main, El Dorado. For information call 316-3211212.

Succeed in business

Cowboy Christmas

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Verne Harnish, the founder of Entrepreneur’s Organization and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N. Harnish’s lecture, Scaling Up: How Few Companies Make It and Why the

Prairie Rose Chuckwagon is planning a special Diamond W Wrangler Cowboy Christmas with the 10-piece Chisholm Trail Orchestra on Saturday Nov. 25. The Wranglers haven’t presented this show for 10 years. There also

Celebrate...

The family of Lois Wolf Jordan requests a card shower for her 90th birthday on Nov. 14. She grew up in South Haven and graduated from Wellington High School. She attended Wichita Business College where a friend introduced her to Jim Jordan. They were married for 67 years and had four children.

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will be a special appearance by Orin Friesen. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and includes supper. Prairie Rose also will perform Christmas on the Prairie each Thursday-Saturday and most Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s located at 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton. Call 316-778-2121 for tickets and information.

School open house

McCormick School Museum’s Christmas Open House will be 9 a.m.5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. There will be Christmas trees and musical entertainment from USD 259 students. Displays include a 1890s classroom, furniture from over the years, a 1950s science lab, the principal’s office and a library with a collection of textbooks you might have used, said Kathleen Oster, museum volunteer. Coffee, punch and cookies will be served. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Lois worked secretarial and administrative assistant positions for USD 259 for 20 years before her first retirement. She then became the registrar for the National Association of Educational Office Professionals during the next 20 years, and is still working. She volunteers at First United Methodist Church and belongs to Alpha Iota business sorority and Order of Eastern Star. She enjoys traveling. Send cards to 1748 N. Holland, Wichita, KS 67212


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Heroes From page 1

When someone departs, the new person is taken into the brotherhood. The brotherhood never leaves; it just embraces new people every few weeks. Earlier this year, the Museum of World Treasures hosted the Week of Heroes. It was a chance for the community to celebrate the service of military, police, firefighters, first responders and veterans. Many military and civilian organizations brought equipment to share what they do in the community they serve. Twenty or 30 veterans gathered in an upstairs banquet room each day.

the active age Many wore old uniforms and displayed medals. They met and talked to men and women they had never met, but knew instantly, because of the kinship they inherently shared. Museum visitors listened to stories. Col. Dave Weihe spoke of his service in Iran back in the days of the Shah. Col. James Eicher, a Judge Advocate’s General, told of legal dealings in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maj. Wendell Skinner spoke of his B52 bombing missions in Vietnam. MSgt. Ron Bogard showed his pictures from a Bob Hope/Raquel Welch USO show. SFC Martin Byrne and SSG Justin Smith showed a trailer of a documentary that told the story of their Afghanistan deployment.

Annual Wreath Festival, lunch

For the 34th year, the Wichita/ Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its Wreath Festival and Luncheon. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17. Lunch is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The $15 cost includes lunch and the museum exhibits. For groups call 316265-9314 for reservations. The museum will be decorated, and

there will be holiday music. Visitors can go to the Museum Gift Shop without charge. It has expanded merchandise and a wide array of holiday items. Located at 204 S. Main, museum hours are11 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 1–5 p.m. Saturday– Sunday. Admission is $5 adults; $2 6-12; under 6 free. Visit wichitahistory.org for more information.

You could have heard a pin drop when Maj. Paul Montague told of the five years he spent as a North Vietnamese POW. Many veterans groups and veterans participated. The Purple Heart Society, Korean War veterans, VA, Honor Flight, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion were there. The vets were there just because they wanted to be. Many like SP4 Ron Adame, CWO3 Mike Schmitt, SFC Russell Babcock, MSgt. Ken Witzell, CWO3 Gabe Sanchez, MSGT Kathy Jaffar, PO3 Alice Lennen, SP5 Larry Reidlinger all came as strangers but became brothers. I can never fully express my profound gratitude to the museum for making this experience possible. For that week, many of us were able to recapture what we once shared. It is something I will never forget. Next year’s event promises to be even bigger and better. The dates are March 19-23. If you are a veteran who did not participate this year, please do so next year. If you didn’t visit the museum, please do so next time around. You will never regret it. Steve Ochsner is retired Army and a Vietnam vet. Email him at steve.ochsner@gmail.com

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Parade Nov. 11

This year’s Veterans Day parade — Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the United States Emergence as a Global Power — will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Main and Central. When the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, it tipped the balance of power to the Allies and led to the Armistice in 1918 that ended World War I. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and the 100th Anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division. Two WWII WAC veterans, Katie Conkling and Florine Seely, are parade marshals. Conkling was assigned to the Army Air Corp Station at Hickam Field Hawaii as a Postal Administrative Specialist. She left the service with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Seely was a WAC Recruiter in Chicago and also worked in an Army office in Detroit. She received the rank of Sergeant. Following the parade’s end at WaterWalk Place, 515 S. Main, there will be a gathering of parade participants, military vehicles, patriotic music and comments from state and local officials. There also will be food trucks, and several car clubs will have their vehicles displayed.

Fundraiser concert for vets

Doors will open for a Veterans Appreciation Dance Concert at the Cotillion Ballroom, 11120 W. Kellogg, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Mike Leichner, 2017 International Country Gospel Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, will open the show at 7 p.m. Following will be King Midas & the Muflers, 2006 Inductee Kansas

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Music Hall of Fame. They are one of the state’s longest performing rock and roll bands. Tickets are $5. All the proceeds will go to the Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine Foundation. It provides horseback riding lessons to veterans with PTSD and special-needs children. Alpha 1 Drop Zone is sponsoring the evening.


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November theatre options By Diana Morton The holiday season is here, along with fabulous theatre productions. Add some music, laughter and drama to your holiday season. Forum Theatre, Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with Shaun Michael Morse as Scrooge. 8 pm Thu-Sat, 2 pm Sun, Nov 30-Dec 17. Tickets $23-$25. 316-618-0444 Guild Hall Players, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. A Trip To Bountiful by Horton Foote. Carrie Watts dreams of returning to Bountiful and escaping the home of her over-protective son and hateful daughter-in-law. Bountiful is not what she remembers. 8 pm Thu–Sat, Nov

Local Theatre 6-18; 7 pm Sun, Nov 19. Tickets $12, students $10. 316-683-5686 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Fist of Furry Reindeer or Angry Santa Claws by Tom Frye. Things go awry when a nefarious stranger and his wife invade a small Kansas town’s Christmas pageant. Our hero has his hands full with villains, a new bride and a town of misfits. A comedy musical review follows. Thu-Sat, Nov 9-Dec 30. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only, 7:50 pm, $20. 316-2630222 Roxy's Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. The Kyle &

Monte Christmas Musical 2! with Monte Wheeler and Kyle Vespestad. Two longtime favorite talents are showcasing a new edition of their wacky, crazy-fun holiday show with music, original comedy bits, outrageous costumes, games and audience participation. 8 pm Thu-Sat, 2 pm Sun, Nov 10-Dec 23. Tickets $20-$30. 316-2654400. Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. A Dog's Life (musical) by

Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto. Joel doesn't want a dog – he wants his girlfriend back; she wants a dog. When they don’t get get back together, Joel becomes the reluctant owner of Jack. This is a tale of companionship and simple, unconditional love. 8 pm Wed-Sat, Nov 29–Dec 10, 2 pm Sun. Tickets $14 or $12 for military/seniors/students. Nov 29 opening night ticket price is $10. 316-686-1282 Contact Diana Morton at dianamorton12@sbcglobal.net

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Different senior flu shots both offer extra protection By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the flu shots made for seniors? I got sick last winter after getting a standard flu shot, and am wandering if the flu vaccine for older adults would provide me better protection this year. Almost 70 Dear Almost, There are two different flu shots – the Fluzone High Dose and FLUAD – that are designed for people age 65 and older. You only need one of them. These vaccines offer extra protection beyond the standard flu shot, which is important. Older adults have weaker immune defenses and a greater risk of developing flu complications. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the flu puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills, on average, about 24,000 – 80 percent of whom are seniors. These senior-specific flu shots cannot guarantee that you won’t get the flu this season, but they will lower your risk. And if you do get sick, you

probably won’t get as sick as you would without it. Fluzone High-Dose: Fluzone contains four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot, which creates a stronger immune response. According to a clinical trial, it was 24 percent more effective than the regular-dose at preventing flu in seniors. FLUAD: This vaccine contains an added ingredient called adjuvant MF59 that helps create a stronger immune response. In a Canadian observational study, it was 63 percent more effective than a regular flu shot. The CDC does not recommend one vaccination over the other. Both the Fluzone High-Dose and FLUAD can cause more of the mild side effects that can occur with a standard-dose flu shot, such as pain or tenderness where you got the shot, muscle aches, headache or fatigue. Neither is recommended if you are allergic

to chicken eggs, or have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine. Send your questions to Jim Miller, Both vaccines are covered by Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, Medicare Part B as long as your doctor, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. clinic or pharmacy agrees not to charge more than Medicare pays. Pneumonia Vaccines Two other important vaccinations recommended for seniors are the pneumococcal vaccines for pneumonia. Around 1 million Americans are hospitalized with pneumonia each year, and about 50,000 people die from it. The CDC recommends that seniors, 65 or older, get both Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23. Both are administered just once, at different times, and work in different ways to provide maximum protection. If you’ve never received a pneumococcal vaccine get the Prevnar 13 first, followed by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later. If you’ve already been vaccinated with Pneumovax 23, wait at least one year before getting the Prevnar 13. Medicare Part B covers both shots, if they are taken at least one year apart.

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A dozen do’s and don’ts for soups By Joe Stumpe I know only one way to make soup. Fortunately, it produces near limitless variations, so it's tough to get tired of tasty results. These are the 12 things I keep in mind: 1. Aromatics These are the vegetables you sauté in olive oil or other cooking fat to start your soup —onion for sure, but garlic, celery and bell pepper are also great. Bacon can be an aromatic when it's diced and sautéed at the start; it may render enough fat to cook the rest of your aromatics. While some cooks include fresh herbs in aromatics, their flavor will be better appreciated if added near the end of cooking time. 2. Broth I use the Better Than

Bouillon broth base almost exclusively. The chicken, roasted chicken and beef bases are excellent; vegetable and ham are better than average. The primary ingredient is meat, which is why they are superior to bouillon cubes with salt as the first ingredient. There are 38 teaspoons of base per jar; each makes a cup of broth when added to water. At about $5 a jar, that's not much more expensive than cubes, and much cheaper than canned broth or making broth from scratch. 3. Vegetables The supermarket produce section is a literal cornucopia of possibilities. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, corn, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, mushrooms. Go for a variety of shapes, colors, textures and flavors. If a soup is heavy on starchy potatoes, add tomatoes for their acidity. Carrots and corn are great sweeteners. Most vegetables can be added directly to the broth once they've been cleaned, peeled (if needed) and chopped. Thirty minutes of

simmering is plenty. Sauté mushrooms and spinach with the aromatics. 4. Frozen/dried/canned foods Avoid bags of pre-chopped canned or frozen vegetables and dry soup mixes. What you find in the produce aisle and in your spice cabinet will likely be superior in flavor. The three exceptions are frozen peas (unless you enjoy shucking fresh ones); tomatoes (it's hard finding ripe ones); and beans (because they take so long to cook). 5. Meat Not much is needed, thanks to the “savoriness” of the meatbased broth. A handful of diced ham or shredded rotisserie chicken should suffice. 6. Dried herbs, spices A teaspoon of dried cumin makes your soup taste like it came from some sunny clime. A dash or two of chile powder adds just enough heat. If you use a bouillon base taste your soup before adding any more salt. Be sure to add a couple of turns of freshly cracked black pepper. 7. Flavoring options Two more exotic choices, often used in tandem, are coconut milk and curry paste. If using the latter, sauté it with the aromatics. 8. Thicken soup One way is to use

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a roux of flour and fat or simply add cream and simmer the broth to reduce it. The healthiest way is to remove some of the vegetables after they're cooked, puree them in a blender and stir them back into the soup. 9. Fresh herbs Soup may be the best argument for keeping a small herb garden. Snip, chop and add a handful of parsley or basil to soup for another level of fresh flavor. Be a little discreet with stronger-flavored herbs such as sage. During winter, add chopped celery leaves. 10. Careful with starches A little rice and pasta is great in soup but they tend to keep absorbing broth and lose their optimum texture over time. If possible, pour soup over rice or pasta that's already been cooked. 11. Garnishes Croutons aren't just for salad. A piece of crunchy bread is a perfect counterpoint in soup. Grate a little Parmesan over the soup or sprinkle on chopped green onion. Have hot sauce available. 12. Make plenty You're going to want leftovers! Know a good cook? Tell Joe at jstumpe@cox.net.


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All briefs, stories and ads must be submitted by Friday, November 10.

Briefs...

Alternative Market

Wichita’s 23rd Alternative Gift Market will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. N. It features charitable gifts starting at $1, fair-trade crafts and foods, a café lunch and more. There are a variety of global projects to help match a recipient’s passion, such as hunger, poverty and environment. Examples include donating to a scholarsip fund for nurses from rural Vietenam or a contribution to Eco Homes for the Lakota tribe in South Dakota. Local non-profits also benefit;

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Volunteers needed

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to drive their vehicles to pick up and deliver meals to clients’ homes Monday through Friday. The program serves those 60 and older who are living at home with serious health issues. Drivers cover the same route once a week; it takes about an hour. Substitute drivers also are needed. For many of the Meals clients, this delivery is their only nutritious meal of the day. Equally important is having contact with another person. Meals on Wheels provides the ability for this community to care for its aging neighbors. Call 316-267-0122 to apply.


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Guide to Aging in Place What support can help me stay at home?

The National Institute on Aging You can get almost any type of help you want if you decide to continue living in your home. Personal care. If bathing, washing your hair or dressing is difficult, ask a relative or friend for help or hire a trained aide for a short time each day. Household chores. Do you need help with housecleaning, yard work or laundry? You can hire cleaning and yard services. Ask friends if they know of a housekeeper or lawn service. Some housekeepers do laundry.

Meals. Worried that you’re not eating nutritious meals or tired of eating alone? Think about cooking with a friend or have a potluck dinner with friends. Find a nearby senior center that serves meals. Meal delivery programs bring hot meals into your home; some are free or low-cost. Money management. Do you worry about paying bills late or not at all? Are health insurance forms confusing? A financial counselor or geriatric care manager can help. Just make sure the referral is from a trustworthy source,

such as Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA). If you use a computer, you can pay your bills online, and have regular bills, such as utilities and rent or mortgage, paid automatically from your checking account. Avoid money scams. Never give your Social Security number and bank or credit card numbers to someone on the phone (unless you placed the call) or in response to an email. Check your bills for charges you don’t recognize. Think about giving someone you trust permission to discuss your bills with creditors or your Social Security or

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Medicare benefits. Health care. Need help remembering when to take your medicine? Special pillboxes allow you or someone else to set out your pills for a week. If you have just gotten out of the hospital, ask the hospital discharge planner to help you make home arrangements. CPAAA can assist seniors with various levels of support information. Call 1-855-200-2372


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Guide to Aging in Place

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7 out of 10 caring for someone over age 50 By Monica Cissell Caregiving has been around for centuries. Many generations of children, spouses and friends have provided countless hours of care. Today more than 65 million people, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for chronically ill, disabled or older family members or friends. Regardless of what type of care is being provided, all caregivers need support, assistance and current information to make good decisions. The National Alliance for Caregiving says seven out of 10 are caring for someone over age 50. The caregiver’s average age is 48, a time when many are still raising a family and employed full time. Add caregiving to the mix, and caregivers often feel overwhelmed and unprepared. Caregivers’ tasks may include grocery shopping, yard work, bathing, housekeeping, preparing meals, monitoring medications, attending appointments, providing treatments and making healthcare decisions. Sooner or later, caregiving will become a reality for most of us. People often are thrown into this role in a crisis situation when there’s not much time to consider or devise a plan of

action. Caregiving doesn’t have to be done alone. Professionals can be a partner in care planning, and can help you understand local resources, eligibility criteria and provide information about service providers. Formal caregivers such as home health agencies, local social service agencies and Central Plains Area Agencies on Aging, can help. Here are a few tips to help caregivers: • Ask for step-by-step instructions from medical professionals regarding medication or treatment. • Research health information either on the Internet or from local trusted agencies (CPAAA Call Center – 855-200-2372). • Prepare a list of questions for

either the caregiver or care recipient to ask at the next medical appointment. • Ask your Area Agency on Aging about local services, programs and resources. • Provide the care recipient or caregivers with a list of telephone numbers such as other caregiver contacts, pharmacy, medical providers, case manager, etc. For more information, visit caregiveraction.org/family-caregiver-toolbox. November is National Family Caregiver Month. Become an advocate and speak up to benefit the caregiver, the

care recipient and future caregivers. There are more than 50 million family caregivers today. If all caregivers speak out and advocate for themselves and loved ones for better education and information, the result will be better care. CPAAA’s Caregiver Coordinator or Options Counselors are available to explore individual situations and identify options available for caregivers. For more information call 1-855-2002372. Monica Cissell is Director of Information and Community Services for the CPAAA.

Book sale Friends of the Wichita Public

Library will hold its Holiday book sale from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, at the Downtown Library, 223 S. Main. Cost is $5 a sack. The selection includes all genres, plus special Holiday gift books.

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Calendar of Events BEL AIRE 7651 E Central Park Ave 744-2451, ext 121

www.belaireks.org Mon & Wed: 6 pm Yoga, Rec Center. Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Tue & Fri: 10:30 am Chair Exercise, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri: 6 pm Pitch. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 1st Mon: 6:30 pm Potluck & Program, Comm Rm. 4th Mon: 12:30 pm Covered Dish Lunch & Program, Rec Center. 4th Thu: 2 pm Genealogy & Family History Group.

BENTLEY/EAGLE 504 W Sterling, 796-0027

Open Mon-Fri: Coffee, cookies, exercise. Mon: 2 pm Line dancing, chair exercise. Wed: 1:30 pm Canasta. Sat: 8-9:30 am Breakfast, donation. 2nd Fri: 11 am Senior Lunch Out. 3rd Tue: 7 pm Game night, bring snack. 3rd Fri: noon XYZ potluck, program. 4th Sat: 7 pm Movie Night.

CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721

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

CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332

Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Thur: 10 am Bible study. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technology- bring 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. Nov 7 4:30 pm TNT-Tuesday night Together home-cooked meal of Greek chicken, sides. RSVP Nov 1 $5. Nov 8: 12:30 pm Let's Paint a Barn Quilt. Bring paint shirt or apron; supplies furnished. Nov 15: 2 pm Men's Cooking Class. Basic skills and ways to enjoy cooking. 2nd Tue: 9 am New-member orientation.

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

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. Nov 6: 10 am Prairie Moon Book Club, The Late Homecomer. RSVP 267-0197. Nov 26: 11 am Dining in Delano: La Gallette, 1017 W Douglas. Dec 8: 6 pm Christmas Lights Tour, leave from Dumont Stadium. $10. RSVP deadline Nov 6. 267-0197. Mon: 9:30 am Wanda's exercise; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11am Well rep excercise.

EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392

Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot lunch, reservation required; 10-11 am Pool, cards, bingo,

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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.

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

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: 11:30 am Hot Lunch; Noon Cards. Tue: 12:30 pm; Fri 9 am TX Hold’em. 1st & 3rd Wed: 12:30 pm Bingo. 1st Thu: 10 am Community Classroom. Tue & Thu: 10 am STEPS Last Tue: 6-9 pm Game Night. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday Dinner, Covered Dish. 4th Sat: 8 am Friends & Family Senior Breakfast. RSVP

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

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

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 Kentucky Fried Chicken 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. Nov 17: 2-4 pm Thanksgiving Dinner. $5 ,e,ber/$7 non-member. Dec 8: 6 pm Christmas Lights Tour, leave from Dumont Stadium. $10. RSVP deadline Nov 6. 269-4444. 1st Wed: Foot care by Michelle Steinke by appt. 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

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.

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

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.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293

seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Nov 13: 11:15 am No Fuss , No Mess Fundraiser. Socialization and music; bring donationto suport the center. Tax deductible. Cake, coffee. Dec 8: 6 pm Christmas Lights Tour, leave from Dumont Stadium. $10. RSVP deadline Nov 6. 267-0197. Mon, Wed, Fri: Pickleball Tues: Noon Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. Fri: Noon Open pool tables; Social coloring.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Nov 2: 9:30 am Breakfast & Holiday Table Decorating Demo. Urban Interiors. Take the van. RSVP 744-1199. Nov 14: 11am Understand your medication, plus a BP clinic. Nov 28: 5-10 pm Straight No Chaser! Men's a cappella holiday show. Dinner at the Anchor. $40 ticket; does not include dinner. RSVP and pay by Nov. 17; 744-1199. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise.

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

Mon: 12:30 pm Troopons, clipping coupons for military families; 1:30 Line Dancing. Tue: 10 am Donuts & cards; 6 pm Pitch. Tue-Thu: 10 am WellREP exercise class; 10 walking; noon, lunch. $5. Tue-Fri: 8:30-10:30 am Pickleball, VC Intermediate; noon, lunch. $5. 4th Thu: 11 am Bingo Fri: 11 am Chair Yoga, need yoga mat.

Senior Wednesdays

LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. Nov 13: 1 pm Join an African safari in Tanzania with traveler, photographer Jim Boots. Nov 15: 12:45 Thankfulness Celebration Potluck and 'Write On.' Singing and reading. May bring a side dish. $2 donation. Dec 1: noon Movie, Let It Snow, at Exploration Place. Tickets $4, $5; call 263-3703 for info. Mon: 9 am Stretching; 9:30 am Dynabands. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance; 2:30 pm Belly Dancing for Women. Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball.

coffee/Panera Bread. 1st Sat: 8-10am Breakfast fundraiser. $4.

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NOVEMBER 1 10:30 am Wichita Art Museum, Artist Gallery Talk: Larry Schwarm. This professional photographer will give an insightful tour of William Penn: Beyond Beauty. $2. 1:30 pm Water Center, Do You Know Where Your Grandkids Are? (It takes a Village...) Nancy Jensen, Wichita's Child Care Division Supervisior, Environmental Health. Free. NOVEMBER 8 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Diets and More: The Zoo Commissary. Learn about what hundreds of species of animals are fed. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library, Central Library, Lake Afton Observatory. Director Harold Henderson will discuss its mission and benefits. Free.

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NOVEMBER 15 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art, TBA. Free 1:30 pm Kansas African American Museum, East High Reunion. Join musuem director Mark McCormick as he shares his experience planning East High's reunion, with clips from a documentary. Free; parking ticket validated. NOVEMBER 22 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, No program. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, No program. NOVEMBER 29 10 am Great Plains Nature Center, When the Amber Waves Were Blue. Mike Everhart, author of Oceans of Kansas, takes us back to the age of dinosaurs when Kansas was an inland sea. Free. 1:30 pm Old Cowtown Museum TBA $2


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

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: 7:00-9:30 am Breakfast. $4.

EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142

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.

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 Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed, Fri lunch $3, support groups. Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train dominoes. Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton. 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.

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

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

HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283

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

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

GRAND CENTRAL 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222 www.newtonseniorcenter.org

HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099

www.hesstonseniorcenter.com Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch.

Sept 6: 5:15 pm Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention. $3 a session. Sept 14: 5-7 pm Fall Fiesta Fundraiser. Tostadas, music, line dancing for entertainment. By donation 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.

Dances

Andover Senior Dance, 410 Lioba Dr. 7-10 pm 3rd Mon. 733-4441 Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm. Donation. Bring covered dish/ snack to share. Info: 755-1060 Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. Commuity dance. 7-9:30 pm: 1st Tue, Honky Tonk Time Band; 3rd Tue, TBA. $3 donation, refreshments. El Dorado Sr Center, 210 E 2nd. 6-10 pm Thus: Dinner 6:30, CD Dance 7. $2 suggested donation, bring covered dish/snack to share. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. 7-9:30 pm Sats: Live music. $3. Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. 7-9:30 pm Weds: Take 3 or Wildwood Band. $3, refreshments. 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 & cntra 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.

Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd Sat, Wildwood Band. $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 Sat. Info: Terry 219.0100 or Gordon 721.6718. Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Sun. Info: David, 992.7820; 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.

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

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

TRANSPORTATION Sedgwick County

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

Harvey County

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

Support Groups, Organizations Find Support groups at 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 fran@theactiveage.com.

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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 NOV 1 Wed: Tuna noodle casserole w/peas, pickled beets, mixed fruit, orange juice, wheat bread. Thur: Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, Spanish green beans, glazed blueberries, roll. Fri: Chicken fajita salad, salsa, black bean soup, cracker, strawberries. WEEK OF NOV 6 Mon: Ham & chesse, potatoes & onions, parslied carrots, plums, cornbread, Tue: Easy chicken & broccoli pie, tomato salad, apricots, blueberry muffin. Wed: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, banana w/peanut butter, roll Thu: Baked chicken, California mash, peas, Madarin oranges, cranberry swirl cake, roll. Fri: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, combination salad, peaches, garlic bread, cranberry juice. WEEK OF NOV 13 Mon: Chicken pot pie, tomato salad, apricots, blueberry crisps Tue: Crispy fish w/set-up OR chix patty w/set-up, oven browned potatoes, cole slaw, peaches. Wed: Beef & noodle casserole, beets, peas, strawberries, bread. Thu: Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumkin pie, roll. Fri: Mexican pork stew, broccoli raisin salad, pears, cornbread, peanut butter cookie WEEK OF NOV 20 Mon: Ham hash, spinach, grape juice, glazed cherries, peanut butter muffin. Tue: SW chicken bake, broccolicauliflower-carrot salad, apricots, wheat roll. Wed: Sausage/hamburger gravy over biscuit, stewed tomatoes, cranberry juice, hot spiced peaches. Thu & Fri closed. Thanksgiving holiday WEEK OF NOV 27 Mon: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, yellow hominy, glazed cherries. Tue: Autumn soup, crackers, combination salad, pineapple, peanut butter cake. Wed: Oven-fried chicken, parslied potatoes, corn tomato casserole, peaches, roll. Thu: Chili, crackers, carrot/celery sticks, strawberries, cinnamon roll.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Wesley Friends, 550 N. Hillside, Jayhawk room. 8:30 am-5 pm Nov. 3 AARP members $15; nonmembers $20. 316-962-8400


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Resthaven, Garden of Good Shepherd, Lot 70B, 2 burial plots.$7,200 for both. Seller pays $295 transfer fee. Call/text Susan at 254-300-8608.

Seasoned split and delivered premium firewood. Premium Oak mix hedge, locust, pecan, hot stove mix. Any quantity. 316-8078650.

Male Caregiver needed for 31 yr old male w/ Muscular Dystrophy. Duties include one person transfer for showers, meal prep & assist with exercises. Needed for 2-3 hours every morning Mon-Fri. Weekend hours available if desired. Contact Sandra at 316-390-4650 or srenard719@gmail.com

Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Basements, kitchens and baths. Painting. Honest and depend-able. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. 316-737-4646.

2 burial lots in Garden of Love at RestHaven. Lot 76- A3 & 4. $7,000 for both .Price includes $295 Transfer Fee. Call 316-641-6931 RestHaven, Garden of the Cross, Lot 59-A, 4 Burial plots, $3,000 each. Seller Pays Transfer Fee. Call/Text Bob at 316-258-0809. 2 plots RestHaven Cemetery Garden of Faith. Great location! For more information please call 256-200-4259 One plot in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Double Deck Crypt w/ 20x28 moonlight grey headstone with 1 vase. Retail value $6,995, Asking $4,995. Buyer pays transfer Fee. Call 316-949-4653. 2 Plots Lakeview Apostles Garden. 2 for the price of 1 - $2500. Split transfer fee. Call/text 316-712-3318 Lakeview Gardens. 1 Double depth lawn crypt. 2 caskets. bronze on granite head stone. current value over 12,000 selling for $9,000. Call 316-250-7571 2 cemetery plots, Resthaven Garden of the Last Supper. $4,500 for both, split transfer fee. Market value $7,790. Dee 316-393-2620

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

F FOR SALE F Lazy Boy power rocker recliner. Like NEW, smooth soft brown material. $550.Call 316648-3150. Shop Vac , Black & Decker Weed/ Grass Trimmer, Black & Decker Hedge Trimmer, Wood Cabinet 3 Selves w/ a Lazy Suzanne, Rainbow Vacuum sweeper, Women’s cowgirl boots, Thomas California Organ w/ Bench & Books, 8x12 Horse Barn. Call 620-262-7318 4-SALE: 2005 Dodge Handicapped Van. Silver Grey.Under 73,000 miles. Dual AC. Electric windows, doors, and wheelchair ramp. Excellent condition. $16,500.(316) 722-2990. Motorized Golden Scooter used one day, $800. Antique baby grand Kimble piano, needs tuned, $800. Call 316-871-8686. Pride Power Chair with New Batteries & Extended Leg Rests. $575. Call 316-239-1126

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F HOME CARE F Sisters Caregiver for care in your home. Private Care, meals, cleaning, doc appoint, meds and also provide live in care. 30 years experience. 316-390-9526 Can’t bathe yourself like you used to? Need light housekeeping? Need private-duty aide? I can accommodate all your needs. Flexible hours; 2 to 12 hour shifts available. Cynthia CNA/HHA 316-992-6711. Looking for companion care in the evening? Will do light housekeeping, cooking or just sit and read the paper. Call Jean Williams 316-390-3763 In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316267-0302. Pre-screened, reliable help available. No Place Like Home, LLC In-Home care services & more Meal prep • Transportation Housekeeping • Companionship www.noplacelikehomeassistance.com 316-882-5930 Elder Assistance CNA/HHA #139428. Taking care of loved ones in their home. Taking the worries off the family. Doctor’s appointments, medications, light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, other duties as needed. Love of elders and laughter provided. 22 years experience. Wichita Area. Bobbie Arnett 316-847-1943. bobbiearnett@sbcglobal.net

F HOME IMPROVEMENTS F F DOG GROOMER F KAREN’S BEAUTIFUL PETS. 40 yrs experience. Small and some Medium Dogs. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Call 316689-0232.

F ESTATE SALES F KC ESTATE SALES

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

CUSTOMIZED ESTATE SALES

GREATER PROFITS WITH LESS STRESS Insured with 19 years experience Free Consultations

316-806-7360 Julie Sale by Gayle

Moving, partial or entire estate sales. Experienced and insured. Free consultation. Competitive rates. www.salebygayle.com, 316-838-3521 or 316-227-7640

AFFILIATED ESTATE SALES BUYOUT SPECIALIST-- Over 30yrs exp Entire estate and/or homes, vehicles, etc Paul 316-807-1209

F GUTTERING F Heritage Exteriors Seamless gutters specialists. Residential and commercial. Gutter cover. Free estimates, fully insured, senior discounts, lifetime installation warranty. Call Kyle, 316-706-5788.

F HAIR CAREF Licensed Cosmetologist for 35+ will come to your HOME for all your hair care needs. Mens , Womens, Cuts, Colors, Shampoos and Sets. Will come to you for all your hair styling needs. Call Jean Williams for an appointment 316-390-3763

F HELP WANTED F An opportunity to make a difference! Rewarding Evening & Weekend Jobs Are you looking for a rewarding job empowering people with intellectual/developmental disabilities? Our Direct Support Professionals get the opportunity to focus on promoting independence by assisting individuals in achieving their goals. Evening or weekend shifts in group home settings. Full and part time positions are available. Requires HS Diploma/ GED, valid DL, good driving record and dependable vehicle. Previous or related experience beneficial. $9.50/hr. FT benefits include health/dental/ vision ins, vacation/sick/holiday leave, matching 401(k). EOE. Apply at ketch.org, 230 S. Ida, Wichita or Call 316-383-8777

Dave’s Improvements

Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160.

Leaky Basement Repair

Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461. Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only.

Call Paul 316-312-9970 Cowboy Construction

Remodeling, siding, decks, fences, windows, doors and more. 20 years locally owned. Free estimates. Senior discounts.

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 461-2199. A Plus Flooring and more. Tile, backsplashes, hardwood, laminate, custom showers and more. 15 years experience. Call Ron. 316-619-8390. Brick Fixers Specializing in brick, block & stone restoration/repair, design, build, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105

AGAPE ROOFING Three Generations of Local Roofers Quality Work – Fair Prices Residental & Commercial

Painting—interior/exterior. Doors and windows replaced, grab bars, wheelchair ramps. All general repairs. Guaranteed lowest rates. Senior citizen discount. Lic #7904.

Siding - Guttering - Windows

S & V Concrete

Call for Free Roof Inspection Locally Owned, Licensed & Insured

316-312-2177

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

Steve 992-6884

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

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

316-312-2177

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

Mid-America Restoration

Licensed & Insured Remodeling • Garages Siding • Decks • Repairs Painting • Texturing • Drywall Water & Fire Damage

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Cowboy Construction Bathroom and kitchen remodels. Room additions. Garages and sheds. Licensed and insured. Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488 Paradigm Contracting Roofing, siding, decks, windows, doors, senior discounts, remodels. Fully insured, free estimates, certified storm restoration specialist. We offer quality, not compromise. Call Kyle 316-706-5788. Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013

GRANDPA’S PLUMBING

Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391

LIFT-RITE GARAGE DOORS

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

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Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience

WINTER TIME CLEAN UP YARD, TREE, HOME AND FENCE REPAIRS.

Estrada’s Tree Service Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392.

Repairs & Remodeling • Trim Work Doors • Cabinets • Sheetrock • Tile Interior/Exterior Painting • Flooring

316-806-6812

Compare Our Prices Weekly Plumbing Specials

Ins/Lic #5803

316-942-1967

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

CALL DAN 316-516-3949

Don’t Fix it Alone!

Our background-checked, bonded, insured, employee Craftsmen will fix it for you. Our work is GUARANTEED. We’re looking forward to your call…

F HOUSEKEEPINGF No Place Like Home, LLC In-Home Housekeeping & more www.noplacelikehomeassistance.com 316-882-5930 House cleaning. Discount rates for seniors and veterans. Two hour minimum. Mornings preferred in Northwest area. Call Susan 316609-8108

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Jesus Landscaping 316-737-3426 Mowing starting at $25, trimming, shrub removal, landscaping needs, gutter cleaning and any odd jobs. Senior Discounts. ALL TRADES SERVICES Handyman/Hauling, Tree Trimming, Fence Repair, Gutters, Yard Clean-Up, Concrete & More. FREE ESTIMATES 316-347-6663. Total yard clean-up, flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding, attics, garages and basements. LEAF cleanup and HAULING.

Including all yard debris. 316-516-4630 or 316-838-5710 Mike E. 316-708-1472

Garage clean out, mowing starting at $25, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. Brick, block and stone repair. 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. Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126

773-0303 Custom Contractors

Basement & Foundation Repair

• I-Beams • Water Proofing • Drain Tile • Dirt Work • Walls Straightened • Sump Pumps • References • Lic. & Insured • Total Basement Repair •

30 years experience 316-516-9200

Hauling, Pick up/Delivery/Brush, Junk & Trash Removal. Sheet Rock, Light Painting, Minor Repairs

MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL. HONEST & REASONABLE 316-807-4989.

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

P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care. Fall cleanup, gutter cleaning. Holiday lights. Verticut, overseeding, lawn renovation, flower bed maintenance Any odd job. Fully insured. Senior discount.

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

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

F PAINTING F McCoy Painting 316-516-6443 Do you need any interior or exterior painting done? I’m your man. Free estimates, affordable rates. References available. Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478

F SERVICES F Need a ride? Doctor appointments, ride home from hospital, court, casino, mini vacation or family reunion. You name the place, I will take you there. 316-259-6212.

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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.

ALWAYS BUYING Older items of all kinds including: Antiques & Collectibles Costume & Turquoise Jewelry Boeing & Beech Pins • Pocket Knives Guitars & Amps • Postcards • Watches Cigarette Lighters • Art Glass • Metal Signs *Contents of attics, basements or garages* FOR FAST FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE CALL DAVE AT 316-409-0992 Over 20 years of assisting folks sell items..

Sewing machine repair. ALL BRANDS! 40+ Years Experience! Reasonable! Guaranteed!! House calls. Call 316-321-1619.

Want to Purchase mineral and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O Box 13557, Denver CO 80201

F THRIFT SHOP F Gently Used Resale (Thrift Shop)

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

F TREE SERVICE F ALL AROUND TREE SERVICE

Stump REMOVAL & GRINDING Trimming, deadwood, tree removal. Total yard, leaf clean-up & hauling. Also rural and farm areas. Free estimates. Experienced. Good prices. Insured. Tom King, 316-516-4630,316-838-5710.

Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-779-8989 Collector buying: WWII GERMAN and JAPANESE MILITARY items. 316-516-2737

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Bruce’s Tree Service

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. 30 years experience Call 316-207-8047

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