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By Elma Broadfoot Holy Silver Campaign, readers! August was a record month for donations; they doubled from last year. We can stand a couple more months like that. Goal: Actually, we only $75,000 have three months left in this calendar year to make our $75,000 goal. As of this writing, we’re sitting at $54,000 in donations. We need another $21,000 to make our goal. That’s at least $7,000 a month. Or, we could set another record and go beyond the goal. Holy Silver Campaign, readers. That would be awesome! Contact Elma Broadfoot at ebroadfoot@aol.com To read the names of the newest supporters who have donated $75 and more, and to learn the four easy ways you can make a donation, see page 21.

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Tallgrass festival past, future By Bob Curtright The fifth year was the turning point for the Tallgrass Film Festival, says co-founder Lela Meadow-Conner. That’s when she knew that Wichita’s “stubbornly independent” annual gathering of filmmakers and film lovers, now gearing up for its 14th year, would make it. That wasn’t always the case. Everybody thought the idea of Wichita hosting a world-class regional film festival was a pie-in-the-sky fantasy when Timothy Gruver proposed it in 2002. He grew up in Wichita, studied filmmaking at Brigham Young University and began his career in the animation wing of DreamWorks Studios. When he came home after a 12-year absence, he was cheered by a burgeoning Old Town, restoration of the Orpheum Theatre, construction of the architecturally adventurous Exploration Place and the luxurious Warren Theatres. Gruver decided the city needed

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a film festival. “If Wichita can host Pavarotti, Domingo and Cher in the same year, there’s no reason it can’t do a great film festival. Film, as an art form, is so accessible... the audience is here.” Then, as now, his idea was a festival by and for filmmakers and film lovers rather than dealmakers. He envisioned

the exchange of ideas through Q&As with visiting filmmakers, workshops and labs. He got the attention of then-mayor Bob Knight, gathered an 11-member board of business, civic and philanthropic leaders to pursue funding and grants, and enlisted help from fellow independent film producer Lela Meadow-Connor. Gruver moved back to Wichita to oversee festival preparations while she worked long distance and came to Wichita during the festival. That first year in 2003, they attracted a couple thousand people for a weekend headquartered at the Old Town Warren Theatre. Two years later tragedy struck. Just weeks before the third festival, Gruver collapsed while walking through Old Town and died of a grand mal seizure. He was 33. Meadow-Connor and the volunteers were faced with cancelling, but they couldn’t do that to “Tim’s baby.” They cut the festival to a manageable See Tallgrass, page 22

Hospice eased patient, family through death Editor’s note: This is the second of three articles dealing with the end of life and grieving. By Elma Broadfoot “I looked forward to Sue coming on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.” She helped Dean Britting care for his wife, Debbie, before her death last March. Sue is a hospice aide who bathed Debbie and supported Dean as he fed, clothed and tended to his wife of 49 years. “Death is never a pleasant experience but (Harry Hynes Hospice) made it possible for our family to anticipate and understand how to make Debbie as comfortable as possible as her life slipped away. This very kind assuring help was tremendously com-

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forting...at a most difficult time.” Dean and his four grown children were with Debbie when she passed in her bedroom. “The love she bestowed on our kids came back to her 10-fold” during the three months she was bed ridden, Dean said. “The kids traveled to see her as often as they could.” Debbie was familiar with hospice. Her father was at Harry Hynes. And she was familiar with brain tumors as her grandmother and an aunt died of them. She did not mention brain tumors during a month-long battle with a continuous, severe headache. In fact, Debbie went to Atlanta to help a daughter settle into a new home.

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Earthquake insurance questions? By Ken Selzer Kansas Commissioner of Insurance In light of recent, more severe Oklahoma earthquakes, Kansans are urged to contact the state’s Insurance Department if they have earthquake insurance coverage questions. Call the Consumer Assistance Hotline, 1-800-432-2484, or visit an online live chat feature at www.ksinsurance.org. Someone is available from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Earthquake coverage is not part of your regular homeowners, renters or condominium insurance policy. If your insurance company offers it — and many do — coverage is added by including an endorsement to your policy or by purchasing a separate earthquake policy. In either case, you pay an extra premium. Instead of a dollar amount,

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the deductible for that premium will probably be a percentage of the cost of rebuilding your home. There might also be a separate deductible for the home’s contents. If you are interested in coverage, buy it before an earthquake. Most insurers won’t sell earthquake insurance

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A 'good death' means peace, comfort By Elma Broadfoot The word hospice may bring thoughts of death, and the perception of giving up. Not Dr. Tamara McCue. The hospice and palliative care doctor is working hard to change those thoughts and perceptions. “Hospice provides so much more control over the decisions in your life,” she says. “Hospice gives you time to prepare for your death, to express your wishes and make plans for life after you’re gone.” A team of specialists which may include a medical director, aide, nurse,

Hospice From page 1 cisco for a second surgery. “What we’re doing isn’t working anymore,” the doctors declared. “If there is no treatment then what are our options?” Dean asked. There was no answer. Dean and Debbie returned to the Wichita home they’d lived in since 1994. He looks out the wall of windows to the backyard pond. “She was a wonderful mom. She taught her daughters to be good mothers, and her son to be a gentleman,” he said with a trace of tears. When the couple married there was no honeymoon. They stayed in tiny motels, trailer houses and apartments while Dean attended flight school in Georgia and Alabama. Debbie was six months pregnant

social worker and chaplain, works with the patient and family. "We do everything we can to adhere to the patient’s wishes Dr. Tamara McCue in terms of care," McCue emphasizes. One misconception is that treatments such as dialysis and chemother-

with their first child and stayed with her parents in Minnesota while he completed a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. After Vietnam, Dean finished college and went into the oil and gas business with his father. “My work load was out of control and many days were spent out of town at drilling sites. But Debbie never complained. She was always there for our children, both spiritually and emotionally, helping them navigate through the difficult growing up process. “We were a great team and helped each other through the good times and the bad times. We love our children, and they will always be the center of our universe. They and their offspring are the focus of our lives,” Dean said. He folds his arms across his chest, sits tall in his chair and notes he was a good bachelor before he married and

apy are not allowed. Chemotherapy will be administered for palliative reasons to improve a patient’s symptoms or dialysis for lung disease. “Treatments are pared down when they do not provide a benefit to the patient,” she says. When McCue, who was in family-care practice for 20 years in Wellington, began visiting patients in nursing homes she says, “I felt I could make an impact on a segment of the population that does not receive enough attention.” She took five years of training to become a hospice and palliative-care

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Dean Britting praises hospice.

learned to cook, do laundry and take care of himself. He’s been self-employed since 1990 and worked out of his home. Taking over the household while Debbie was ill and since her death was nothing new, but “the house is so


physician, and has worked for 20 years as a hospice medical director, most recently for Rivercross Hospice. McCue encourages patients to look at hospice as their last days of living. and to be comfortable with the fact that talking about death does not make it come any faster. “As doctors we can’t fix everything; some people are just not able to be cured. We can help people have a good death.” She says that means being at peace with their decisions. Contact Elma Broadfoot at ebroadfoot@aol.com

empty now,” he admitted. Dean finds himself doing grandparent things his wife would have done. The other day he went to Costco and saw some life-size teddy bears. He bought four of them thinking he would give them to his granddaughters for Christmas. Then he thought, “Why wait until Christmas?” He has now given his granddaughters their teddy bears. “I will do everything I can do to facilitate the (children’s and grandchildren’s) happiness, and to help them achieve their goals,” Dean said, nodding his head affirmatively. He and Debbie shared this goal but now, he added, “there is only one person to do it.” Contact Elma Broadfoot at ebroadfoot@aol.com

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October theatre options By Diana Morton This month, celebrate the cooler temperatures and autumn colors of our beautiful city with a play. Forum Theatre, Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre, 225 W. Douglas, The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble. A bittersweet comedy in which a can-

Local Theatre tankerous 80-year-old artist fights her family over where she will live out her final years. 8 pm Thu-Sat, 2 pm Sun, Oct 13-23. Tickets $23-$25.

Fall walks with friends October is Walktober, a community-wide physical activity initiative, encouraging you to engage in 30 minutes of activity five or more days a week. Walking is a perfect way to meet that goal. Whether your walking partner has two legs or four, he, she or they will remind you to get moving while you enjoy October’s lovely weather in parks or in your neighborhood. Kickstart the habit of walking:

1. Find a “calendar card” and register at https://hwcwichita.org/events/ view/49/walktober/. 2. Record your physical activity on the card -- walking, swimming, biking, etc. Count in minutes, steps or miles, whatever is most convenient for you. 3. Be inspired by the newsletter. 4. Report your Walktober participation at the end of the month with the link provided for a chance to win prizes.

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Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road, Proof by David Auburn. After caring for her brilliant, but unstable, father, Catherine questions if she has inherited his genius or madness. 8 pm Fri–Sat, 2:30 pm Sun, Sept 30-Oct 23. Tickets $12. 316-744-2152 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley, Frank N Stein or Another Creature Feature by Dr. Thom Rosenburg, Bob Jennings and Tom Frye. Halloween comedy to make you laugh 'til you cry, followed by a musical comedy review. Thu–Sat, Sept 27–Oct 29. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 Roxy's Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. Reefer Madness, book and lyrics/music by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. A tongue-

To the editor

This is in reference to the September article about Dr. Alex Chaparro, director of research at Wichita State University’s Regional Institute on Aging, and the afhappenings in and around the terminal fects aging has on activities and driving skills. building at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. I am 83, and in my 33rd year of aeroAdmission is $9.50; no discounts for this program. The museum is locat- bics. I belonged to three sports car clubs ed at 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. in my 20s and was awarded numerous trophies. I feel that experience has had a positive influence on my driving skills. I graduated from WSU in 1968, and

Ghostly aviation museum inhabitants

For years legends have arisen of ghosts that inhabit the historic Wichita Air Terminal, now Kansas Aviation Museum. Are they true? Executive Director Lon Smith will share his personal stories of unusual

in-cheek comedy adaptation of the 1936 anti-marijuana cult classic. 8 pm Fri–Sat, Sept 30-Oct. 29. Tickets $27-$30. 316-265-4400 Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. A socialite/novelist asks an eccentric medium/clairvoyant to conduct a séance. 8 pm Wed–Sat, Oct 19-29, 7 pm Sun, Oct 23, 2 pm Sun, Oct 30. Tickets $14, $12 for military/ seniors/students. 316-686-1282 WSR Signature Theatre, 332 E. First St., The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien. A campy, cult musical of 1950s horror movies. 8 pm Fri-Sat, 7 pm Sun, Oct 21-31. Tickets $10-18. 316-644-7018 Contact Diana Morton at dianamorton12@sbcglobal.net

worked as a design engineer for 42 years, which required creativity. Now I enter paintings and drawings in competitions. My oil paintings of six local buildings received a "Best of Show" in the Presbyterian Manor 2016 juried art competition. My reason for writing this is to indicate the degree of activity that I still enjoy. I wonder how I compare with others in the "Aging Citizen" category. Gary W. Stahl, Wichita jgstahl62@gmail.com

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About hair growing on his upper lip... By Ted Blankenship A few months ago I wrote about men who let their whiskers grow into a 5 o’clock shadow effect that presumably is “irresistible” to women. Nothing new has happened since I wrote that column, but I apologize for not including the male lip in my earlier coverage. The lip has been a whisker factor for many years. I refer to the mustache. Some of the same men who favor the 5 o’clock-shadow look are also partial to hair on the lip. The mustache has been around for a long time. In the 14th Century when King James I came to the British throne he had a dapper mustache. His son, King Charles I, made the handlebar variety popular. Unfortunately for the King, Oliver Cromwell, who had a much smaller mustache, had the King executed. History does not record whether it was because of the mustache. As you have no doubt noticed, there are as many kinds of mustaches as there are ways of spelling them. And no doubt some reader will let me know that I have spelled it incorrectly. Well, here’s the difference. Moustache is the British spelling, and mustache is the preferred American way. So to make things clear, I’ll use each in a sentence along with a bonus Spanish spelling. BRITISH: The prime minister had crumpet crumbs in his moustache. AMERICAN: The cowboy rode into

the sunset until his mustache got caught in the reins. SPANISH: El vaquero twirled his mustachio and rode his caballo into the sunset while eating a jalapeno. I hope we weren’t too technical. Though we strive to be entertaining, we can’t pass up a chance to educate. But back to the different kinds. There’s the handlebar mentioned earlier. It’s aptly named. It’s shaped like the handlebars on a Harley, the ones that a 6-foot-5 biker has to stand up in the saddle to reach. The pencil mustache is carefully trimmed and goes well with a Panama hat. It’s often worn by Bolivian

drug dealers. Notable wearers in the past were Duke Ellington and Robert Benchley. Swashbuckling pirates in the movies of the 1930s and ’40s sported these mustaches. Then there’s the Fuller brush mustache. It covers the entire upper lip with hair about two inches thick. If there is white foam in it, your beer has a good head on it. So is the mustache just an example of male vanity, or are there practical benefits? Yes, there are practical uses. 1. It takes less time to shave — that is if you’re into shaving at all. The space below the nose takes up about a third

Let’s Go

Wichita Grand Opera will present La Bohème at 7 pm Sat, Oct 1, Century II. Tickets: $85 to $37 at Century II box office; WGO, 316-262-8054; or www.SelectASeat.com.

 Fall Bazaar and Chicken Noodle Dinner, Sat, Oct 10, Mt. Vernon UMC, 5701 E. Mt. Vernon. Bazaar 9 am-7 pm. Dinner 5-7 pm., $9 adults, $4 ages 3-7, under 3 free. Senior artists, Final Friday art show, 6 pm Fri, Oct 28, Downtown Senior Center, 200 S. Walnut. Mobility Rodeo, 10 am-6 pm Fri, Oct 7, Kansas Truck Mobility, 8846 W Monroe Circle. Exhibiters: veterans’ organizations, assistance dogs, advocacy groups, adaptive fitness, more.


of the face and the lip takes a third of that space, so you could save as much as 30 to 45 seconds, depending on how neat you want to be. 2. Your lip stays warmer, eliminating the need for a ski mask with no opening for the mouth. 3. If you are a trumpet player, a mustache keeps your lip stiffer for the high notes. So if anyone makes sport of your mustache, tell him or her that your doctor prescribed it for a cold lip. Contact Ted Blankenship at tblankenship@cox.net

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Briefs... Fall Classes

Genealogy conference

Fall Adventures in Learning at Shepherd's Center of West Wichita will be each Thursday, Oct. 6 - Nov. 10. Morning classes begin at 9 and range from courses on Politics and the Election to Exercising Your Brain & Body. Afternoon classes include bridge, knitting and more. A catered lunch with entertainment is $9 with advance reservations. Classes are held at West Heights United Methodist Church, 745 N. Westlink. Cost is $40. For information call 721-2208, email scwestwichita@ sbcglobal.net or visit www.shepherdscenterww.org.

Kansans: Where Did They Come From? is the subject for the Wichita Genealogical Society’s 5th conference Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th N. Dr. Jay Price, chairman of the history department at Wichita State University, will speak at 9 a.m. Among other programs is a discussion panel on early Kansas migration. Registration is $60. It includes a syllabus, handouts, continental breakfast and lunch buffet. Walk-ins on the 8th are $75. Information: www. wichitagensoc.org.

Security, shredding

A free cyber security program will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex,

5015 E. 29th St. N. Speakers, including representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, FBI and AARP Fraud Watch Network, will discuss protecting your digital life at home and at work. Continental breakfast is 8:30 a.m.; the program starts at 9. Information: www.bbbinc.org. Saturday, Oct. 15, the Better Business Bureau will hold a free shred event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Dumont Stadium parking lot. Bring up to three boxes or bags.

Cleanup Project

About 100 volunteers are needed for a Friends Helping Friends cleanup of a two-block area on South St.

October 2016 Francis St. from 9:30 a.m. to early afternoon Saturday, Oct. 22. The project includes some yard and trash cleanup and trimming shrubbery. Volunteers will receive a free breakfast and snack and drinks. A signed waiver of volunteer liability is required. Information: Lauren, 316-2633167 or Nancy, 316-706-1260. Volunteer by Oct. 13 and qualify for a free T-shirt.

Singers wanted

The Wichita Choral Society is seeking singers for Handel’s Messiah Sunday, Nov. 27. No auditions are necessary. Rehearsals are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Calvary UMC, 2525 N. Rock Road. Information: Vicki Mazurek, 6865002, or www.wichitachoralsociety.org.



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Toddlers, grandparents in school together By Debbi Elmore The sounds of childish laughter ring through the hallways of Newton Presbyterian Manor. Another day has begun at Apple-A-Day Preschool. When the school opened in January 1992 it was unusual for a retirement community to incorporate childcare or preschool facilities on its campus. Almost 25 years later, the 3- to 5-year-old students continue to interact with Manor volunteers and residents. Some lasting relationships were built on their shared preschool experiences. “I remember Halloween parades in our costumes, walking around the Manor buildings,” recalls Wyatt Dickinson, who is now 18. He also remembers activities with classroom volunteers such as Grandma Mary. Twelve years after preschool graduation, the building that housed his first school became Wyatt’s first job site. He works in the main dining room, serving the evening meal to some of his favorite preschool grandmas and grandpas. “Already knowing people here

with the preschoolers, resident volunteer Ethel Rickard admits, “They all become my kids.” Jamee Schneider, mother of Morgan, says she believes that the children’s involvement with the residents helps the children with their social skills. Renee Hamm, who began teaching there in 1997 and was named the director in 2006, said one of her biggest joys is witnessing the children’s change and growth. She remembers seeing shy, firstyear students unwilling to interact with classmates becoming class leaders or Courtesy photo role models. Wyatt Dickerson and Mary Kessler after his Grease performance. Candice Egizi-Sifuentez, mother of made it easy to fit right in,” he said, place. “They are so cute and loving. It is Phoebe, Joseph and Nickoeli, summed up her enthusiasm for the concept of smiling. “It just felt like family to be always a fun experience.” here with them.” Heather Kindall, mother of Brooke, daily interaction between the old and the young: “We love Apple-A-Day!” Grandma Mary Kessler, now 100, acknowledges how valuable these was a preschool grandma for 10 years. volunteers are. “The sweet grandma At those evening meals she became helpers are always there to lend a help- Contact Debbi Elmore at debbi_elmore@cox.net reacquainted with Wyatt. ing hand.” Last fall Mary and her daughter atIn addition to helping and playing tended a Newton High School musical to watch him play the leading role in Grease. Ann Heidebrecht, a volunteer, says she really enjoys handling the back of the line as the class goes from place to


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Kerr played folk, country and, finally, blues

Editor’s Note: One in a series of stories about African American musicians in Wichita from the 1930s-50s. By Patrick O’Connor Barbara Kerr was born in 1941 on a Sunday afternoon upstairs in a carriage house in the 1300 block of North Ohio St. “Dr. Jeeder, whose wife was one of Wichita's first Black school teachers, told my mom I was going to be born at 1:45, which would give him time to get out of church. But I cheated and came at 1:30.” The family later moved to Riverside, and Barbara grew up at 1825 Payne. Her dad worked as a cobbler on Ninth Street near the Dunbar Theatre. One claim to fame is that he made a pair of cowboy boots for Hopalong Cassidy, which certainly impressed his daughter. Barbara said she lived a block away from Woodland School, but because schools were segregated she was bussed to L'Ouverture at 13th and Mosley. “That was a very difficult time in

I played funny games and listened to country music.” The first time she heard the “N” word she and her girlfriend were riding bicycles across the 18th Street Bridge. “These little kids came out yelling that 'N' word. I thought, what a nasty word. Winnie's got freckles, and she's kind of a dorky kid. They've got to be talking about her. “We went back home, and I was calling her the 'N' word and my mom heard me. 'Where did you hear that, Barbara?' I told her. 'No, honey. I hate

Violinist Barbara Kerr my life because all my friends were over in Riverside. I remember they had a meeting at our house to see if I could integrate Woodland.” It didn’t happen. She said she wasn’t comfortable at L'Ouverture “because I talked funny,

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Alzheimer’s Care Update

“When is it time?” Signs that your loved one should no longer live alone. by Doug Stark “My mother is forgetting to pay her bills and isn’t managing her finances anymore.” We frequently hear similar concerns from loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s. While someone at this stage does not yet require long-term care, it may not be wise to leave them living alone. Because people with the disease find it increasingly difficult to deal with numbers, they lose the ability to properly manage their affairs. They often write the wrong date or amount on checks or payment slips, making themselves especially vulnerable to unscrupulous business practices, identity theft, and other crimes. As the disease progresses, they can no longer recall vital information such as their age, address or current year.

In addition, they begin to neglect household chores, and stop caring for plants or even pets. Faucets may be left running or burners left on. When a loved one can no longer manage their own affairs, it is best to bring in a caregiver or move them in with family members to ensure their continued safety and wellbeing. Doug Stark is President of ComfortCare Homes, the pioneer in resident-based Alzheimer’s care since 1993.

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to tell you, but they were talking about you.'” In the 5th grade Barbara began taking violin lessons from Walton Morgan. At John Marshall Intermediate School (where she was the only black student) she studied with Mary Catherine McClanahan, “one of Wichita's finer young violinists.” She was killed in a car accident when Barbara was in 9th grade. “Had she still been alive, I would See Kerr, next page

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have just been a classical violinist instead of a fiddler,” Barbara said. In 1962, she moved to San Francisco to perform as a folk singer. “I made pretty good money singing some of the Odetta-style folk blues, but I had really put myself away from the blues,” she said. “Identifying with blues at that time was not the black person that I thought I had grown up to be. Blues was truly the working class.” When Barbara returned to Wichita in 1972, she formed a progressive folk rock group, Equinox, with Nan Geary and Andy Markley. In 1980, she turned a new direction and attended the Hank Thompson Country Music School in Claremore, Okla. She said she played about eight concerts with Leon McAuliffe and all the living Texas Playboys. "I've taken that fiddle of mine, and I've been in clubs where I know they've never seen a black face.”

the active age When she was performing in Hattiesburg, Miss., with a country band called Just Us, she noticed a man who kept returning to hear the group perform. “He'd sit in the back of the bar, and just watch us. Finally I decided I was going to go introduce myself so I could find out who he was.” He said he was the Grand Wizard of Hattiesburg. “He wouldn't call me black; he called me his little Indian fiddle player. “I finally started teasing him and telling him that I wanted him to get some pastel sheets in his Klan. What a thing to be able to laugh about. I mean that could be the very thing to make him realize his beliefs were wrong.” In the mid-1960s Barbara was back in Wichita where she said she “definitely heard some blues” at the Zanzibar where Mike Finnigan (whose specialty was the B-3 Hammond organ) was playing. “Here was this soulful blues coming out of this white boy's face.” Jazz guitarist Jerry Hahn, who

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studied at Wichita State University and moved to San Francisco in 1962, was another influence in her life. “I called Jerry in San Francisco and told him I heard the greatest organ player ever. “He asked, ‘How did you know I was looking for an organ player?’ ” His group, the Jerry Hahn Brotherhood, wanted an organist for their song, Captain Bobby Stout. Barbara changed her mind about the blues. “Maybe the blacks that really know the blues won't be ashamed to

come forward and say, 'yeah, this is our music.' You've got your country and western music, and you got your blues. That's about all you have in America. “ Jazz is educated music; blues and country are folk music.” This article is from Wichita African American Blues Performers: History in Music, based on interviews conducted at the Kansas African American Museum for the Wichita Blues Project, 1996-97. Copyright 2015, Patrick Joseph O’Connor. Most photos were taken by Arthur Kenyon at the Museum.

Mark Arts faculty show; FLW designs There will be an opening reception for the Mark Arts Faculty Exhibition at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The show will remain on display through Oct. 23. The wide range of subjects and styles include drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media and more. Visitors also can visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center inside museum through Oct. 30 and see Wright’s designs for his light screens,

wall coverings and fabrics. The influence of geometry in his work is apparent through Froebel Blocks, origami paper folding and FLW Constructibles. Select origami cranes will “nest” in the holiday décor at Wright’s Allen House in College Hill during November and December. The galleries, 9112 E. Central, are open from 1–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Admission is free.

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Celebrate... Floyd K. (Buster) and Betty L. Bockelman will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Bockelmans Sunday, Oct. 2, at their home, 7727 W. Douglas. Floyd, his three older brothers and sister grew up on a farm 10 miles northwest of Girard. He graduated from Girard High School in 1940, and moved to Wichita in 1941. He worked at Boeing for 46½ years, retiring Jan. 1, 1988, as general supervisor of the Tooling Master Layout Organization. Betty grew up in Wichita. She

graduated from North High School in 1944, and studied at Friends University. They met at Immanuel Lutheran Church, dated for two years and wrote daily letters for two more years while Floyd was in the Army Air Force. They married Oct. 6, 1946. Daughter Susan (Greg) Tidemann, granddaughter Katharine (Dave) Kimbrough and great-granddaughter Mollie live in Lincoln, Neb. Floyd and Betty were active in the church. For 16 years he was superintendent and Betty secretary. He was a member of the Men’s Club and played on the church’s city league softball team. Betty was active in the Women’s Missionary League, made quilts for Lutheran World Relief and volun-

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teered at Lutheran Holy Cross Braille Center. Now 82, she is more confined to the house. Floyd, 94, works his flower and vegetable gardens, still plays golf in the Boeing Retirees League and volunteers as a cashier at the Bethesda Gently Used Resale Store. They request no gifts.


Paul and Margaret Miller, who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, were married in Independence with only the preacher and the bride's family in attendance. They didn’t have much time, and even less money. After the blessing they drove back to Wichita so they could be at their jobs at Beech the next morning. The couple recently celebrated the

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Scary stories in creepy darkness By Elma Broadfoot In a darkened room, children huddle close to one another and their parents. Flashlights shine, flicker and jiggle. There are giggles. “Where is my to-o-o-o-o-e?" groans a voice. There are screeches, shrieks, yelps and more giggles. The storyteller says: A boy is digging in the garden and sees a big toe.

The toe is attached, but he gives it a good jerk and it comes off in his hand. He shows it to his mother, and she decides to put it in the supper soup. As the boy falls asleep that night he is awakened by a voice groaning, “Where is my to-o-o-o-o-e?” The boy keeps hearing the voice asking for his toe. The voice comes up the stairs and is outside the boy’s bedroom. The boy is shaking with fear. Footsteps slowly move through the dark and to his bed. The storyteller pauses, and then jumps at one of the listeners and shouts “you’ve got it.” The Big Toe is one of many stories that will be told during The Griots Fall Festival, Scary Stories Told in the Creepy Dark. It is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at North Heights Christian Church, 3030 N. Hillside. Donations are $5; dinner is included. The Griots: Keepers of Stories was organized in 1998 with the guidance of founder Jean Pouncil-Burton. In 2003 it became a nonprofit: The Griots Cultural Arts Storytelling Institute. “Storytellers existed before the printed word,” Burton says. A Griot is a position of honor in western African tradition; the one who shares the stories of family and community history

from one generation to the next. “We have an ensemble of three who perform as storytellers at schools,” Burton says. The troupe has 10 to 12 members, and at least 75 percent perform year round in churches and for community organizations There are three annual fundraisers: the Fall Festival, Tellebration! and Kwanzaa. Tellebration! is a national storytelling event scheduled the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. “Wichita will be joining people all over the world to get together and tell stories,” she says. In addition to seven or eight people sharing personal and traditional stories, there also will be drumming, singing and dancing. Burton says this year’s Kwanzaa will be staged at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7202 E. 21st. Fundraiser proceeds help support a summer cultural arts enrichment camp for children 6 to 16. The camps have been held for 13 years; this year there were 71 participants.

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“We have students who are repeaters, and we’ve had former students come back to volunteer with our younger students,” Burton notes. A major Wichita event next year is hosting the 35th annual In the Tradition... storytelling conference and festival of the National Association of Black Storytellers. An estimated 500 storytellers from across the U.S. are expected to participate. Burton says anyone interested in becoming a storyteller or to attend The Griots programs and events, may contact her at 682-1909 or visit www. wichitagriots.com. Contact Elma Broadfoot at ebroadfoot@aol.com

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Wichita’s most unsuccessful candidate By Bob Rives Kansas has had its share of presidential candidates. One, Dwight Eisenhower, won the job twice. Everyone else was an also ran. Bob Dole, Alfred Landon and Wendell Willkie all won GOP nomination but lost their elections. Gary Hart, of Ottawa, Wichita native Arlen Specter and George Custer, who lived at Forts Riley and Leavenworth, wanted the Democratic nomination but failed. Then there was Earl Browder, the only Wichita-born candidate to represent a party in national elections. In 1936 he ran against Landon and Franklin Roosevelt, and in 1940 opposed Willkie and Roosevelt again. Both times he was a nominee of the American Communist Party. If Willkie and Landon lost by landslides, Browder suffered an avalanche. In an election won by Roosevelt with almost 28 million votes, Browder had only 80,000. In his second try he got just 40,000. Probably the most famous communist in the U.S., with his picture on the cover of Time in 1938, he began life humbly. He was born May 20, 1891, at

628 S. Fern in a house later torn down to make way for Kellogg expansion. It was tough going. His dad, William, was a Methodist preacher, farmer and teacher in a one-room school south of Wichita who tried hard to feed his kids — Bessie, Minnie, Nina, Marguerite, Waldo, William and Earl. He also passed his populist views along to his children. The family’s finances forced Earl to leave school after the third grade and

find a job. He first went to work for the Waltenstein and Cohen Dry Goods Co. where he was called a “mannerly, hard-working boy and a favorite with employees,” in a 1936 story in The Wichita Eagle. Schoolmates told reporters that Browder always backed the “little guy” and defended kids who were being bullied. Next he worked at Potts Drug, then Southwest National Bank headed by L.S. Naftzger, a well-known philanthropist. However, Naftzger’s charity didn’t extend to bank employees who spent more company time on politics than keeping books. Earl was fired. He moved on to Olathe to manage a cooperative. In World War I, Browder refused to register for the draft. He served a year in a local jail on for conspiracy, then another year in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth for draft evasion. After prison he was a fully convinced Communist. In the mid-1920s he went to Shanghai where he spent five years helping introduce the party to China. By 1930 he was home and become


general secretary of the American Communist Party, a job he held until expelled from the party by Joseph Stalin after World War II. In spite of jail, Browder’s brand of communism apparently was somewhat mild. In 1936, Clif Stratton, writing in The Topeka Capital, noted, “Browder talks more like a New Deal orator than a dyed-in-the-wool communist.” Trips to Russia eventually sent Browder to prison for a third time. In 1940 Browder was convicted of passport fraud and perjury, and sent to a federal prison in Atlanta for two two-year terms and fines totaling $4,000. Browder had traveled through Europe with at least three different passports. He explained that it was necessary for safety. Being in countries like Germany under his real name could have sent him to a Nazi death camp had his communist party membership been known, he said. Apparently, President Roosevelt believed the reasons. He commuted Browder’s sentences. Through and after the war, Browder urged cooperation between the U.S. See next page

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Cooking up a lifetime of memories By Joe Stumpe For Judy Haglund, good food, friends and wine all belong together. Take a recent afternoon when a boneless pork loin — red waddle pork from the Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, to be specific — was roasting irresistibly in her kitchen. It was actually a test run for a charity dinner for eight people that Haglund and friends were throwing on behalf of the local Soroptimist International chapter. Her portion: the herb-roasted pork served with a morel cream sauce, plus a chive risotto cake

Browder From previous page

and Russia as allies. Stalin did not agree, however, and ordered Browder purged. Even that didn’t keep Earl from politics. He ran unsuccessfully for almost every available office. Then, in the early 1950s when anti-Red sentiment flared, he was called to testify before a Senate committee. That resulted in a fourth arrest. But that time a jury acquitted him. Browder died in 1973, leaving as

and grilled broccoli with salsa rossa. A Wichita native, she says her mother was more of the five-recipe, if-this-is-Wednesday-it-must-bemeatloaf type of cook. Her own early culinary inspiration came from Bon Appetit magazine. "If I saw something in there I had to do it." She and her husband, David, have been part of the Wichita Wine Experience wine club for 35 years. They helped start the annual Old Town Walkabout, a part of Midwest Winefest, as well as the Wine Mosey at Old

a legacy three brilliant mathematician sons who taught at Rutgers, Princeton and Brown. Two became president of the American Mathematical Society. Only one family member seems to have inherited Earl’s anti-establishment sense. He is grandson Joshua, CEO of DoNotPay, devoted to helping people ignore parking fines. However, Joshua probably will never run for president of the US. He lives in London. Prime minister perhaps? Contact Bob Rives at

Cowtown. In the 1990s, Judy was one of a group of women who brought cooking school instructor Zona Spray to Wichita for a series of intensive classes in French cooking. Terrines of pate and vegetables have been a favorite ever since. Her Cranberry Sauce with Port and Dried Figs recipe can give you a head start on your holiday cooking plans. Judy say she is asked for the recipe every time she takes it to a gathering. Retired from a career in computer software sales, Judy also enjoys gardening and photography. David is an

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Confederate Sons’ stress historical purpose By David Dinell When a group's interest overlaps with hot-button issues, its members can expect to get some criticism. Such is the case with the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, whose local chapter meets monthly in Wichita. The SCV group is for male descendants of soldiers who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and they insist its mission is purely historical and not political. It can be a tough case to make at times, said club adjutant and treasurer Dick Croft. "Typically, history books are written by the victors," he said. The South lost, but that doesn't make efforts of their ancestors any less important. A bumper sticker stating "Honoring Our Veterans, Nothing More. Never Less" spelled out that sentiment. Croft said its mission is "misunderstood." "No one believes in slavery or racism here," he said. The purpose is to research their past and to honor all veterans, regardless of their affiliation. The group starts the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, but also displays a Confederate flag its members say is for heritage purposes. The Confederate flag also is incorporated

ested in a racist agenda and confirmed into its logo. that it has not held Confederate flag The Conrallies as it did years ago. federate flag, While members are aware that which had their group may be interpreted as flown since offensive to some, they don't dwell 1976 at Veteron that, sticking firmly to their stated ans Memorial mission of history and genealogy, along Park downwith being non-political. town, was SVC officials also say that they removed in have no interest in any of the "South 2015 because shall rise again." Again, it comes back it was viewed to history, they say. While it was a losas a source of ing cause, their solider ancestors were controversy. Photo by David Dinell no less "heroes," they say, even if others Some said may call them traitors. Group shares historical insights, research. it was a symbol Organizers say they hope to keep of racism and the group going for generations to anti-hate policy. hatred. Others said it was a part of come. One group that does background the nation's history and should retain While the Confederate flag may work on a variety of groups, the Southits place as one of the flags that flew fade from public view, Croft said, the ern Poverty Law Center — which itduring a time of war. SCV has no intention of doing the self is no stranger to controversy — has Like the Confederate flag, there same, even with all the negativity we've issued mixed studies on the SCV. has been controversy about the SCV. received. In 2011, it stated that the "SCV is However, they've distanced themselves "A veteran is a veteran," he said. busy promoting a Southern past that from supremacist groups. "They're all American veterans." never was" as it took issue with its When a Ku Klux Klan chapter interpretation of the Civil War. planned a public rally, it issued a stateContact David Dinell at But more recently, the SPLC said ment saying it “vehemently opposes it appears that the group has succeeded ddinell932@yahoo.com and condemns” the plans. in pushing out those who were inter"The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a historical honor society,” said a division commander, Leland Summers. He added that it has a strictly enforced LARKSFIELD’S ANNUAL




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Sticky, Shiny, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses, reflecting the bold color and graphic images inspired by advertising, movies, television and comic strips of the late 1950s and 1960s, is on display at the Wichita Art Museum through Jan. 15. The modern art movement — called pop art — embraced the visual language of popular culture to tease the imagination and tempt the senses.

Works by such notable artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg and more re-stage the traditional story of pop art, leading visitors to a new perspective on the movement and to a deeper understanding of mass culture. Located at 1400 E. Museum Blvd., the museum 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. Saturday admission is free.

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Wichita East High School class of 1966 will celebrate its 50th-year reunion Oct. 7-9. It starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Botanica for a casual gathering in Lotus Hall. The Southeast High class of ’66 will be celebrating close by in the Terrace Room. Saturday activities include a school tour, a picnic and a dinner-dance. It ends Sunday with a 10:30 brunch. Information: Marcia Spurrier Ryel,

683-0833; or Carol Bacon, 684-3832, cbacon@cox.net. A self-guided Downtown Living Tour featuring 14 rental properties, ranging from historic renovations to upscale and modern, will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Q-Line trolleys and Transit buses will provide free transportation; pickup locations will be marked. Get a map at the Pop-up Park, 121 E. Douglas, or at any of the properties. Information: www.DowntownWichitaLivingTour. com.

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Art sale

If you are looking for a new piece of art or wanting to donate a piece, the 14th annual Art Sale at Mark Arts has you covered. The event will feature artwork from national and local artist, and proceeds will be used for gallery programming. The sale will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at the museum, 9112 E. Central. People may donate original artwork that is exhibition quality, ready to hang and valued at approximately $100 or more on Oct. 24 at the museum. There is no consignment. Call Dimitris at 316-634-2787 with questions.

Miro returns

Joan Miro’s monumental glass and marble mosaic mural, Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) 1977-78, is returning to the south wall of the Ulrich Museum of Art at WSU. There will be a community celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. It will be a kind of block party with music and dance performances, gypsy-jazz and swing music, and compli-

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mentary refreshments. There will be a mini-food truck rally off 17th Street. Over the years, time and weather resulted in major losses of the mural’s pieces. It took three years to figure out a conservation plan and five years to carry it out. To mark its return, the museum also will present an exhibition of works on paper by Miro. In addition to the Ulrich collection, there will be loaned works from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Museum hours are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 1–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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Calendar of Events

BEL AIRE 7651 E Central Park Ave 744-2451, ext 121 www.belaireks.org

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Mon & Wed: 6 pm Yoga, Rec Center. Free. Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Tue: 1 pm Bridge. (reservation required). Tue & Fri: 10:30 am Chair Exercise, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 9 am Breakfast at Braum's. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri: 6 pm Pitch. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 1st Mon: 6:30 pm Potluck & Program, Community Room. 3rd Wed:1:30 pm Book club. 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

1st Thu: 9 am New-member orientation.

DOWNTOWN 200 S. Walnut, 267-0197

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise classes, Pickleball, computer classes, foot care by appt. Oct 6: 13, 20, 27: 1 pm Computer Support for Veterans. RSVP, 267-0197. Oct 8: 7 am-5 pm Chisolm Trail Bus Trip. $65 covers lunch and fees. Oct 18: 11 am A Better Way to Resolve Conflict by Rev. Pam Darling. Oct 19: 9-11:30 am Flu shots from Walgreens. Mon: 11 am Lewis Street Singers; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11 am Well rep excercise 1 pm Pickleball.

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

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Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: noon Birthday/anniversary celebration.

GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441

Mon-Fri: 10:30 am Hot meal, reservations required; 12:15 pm Cards, games. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-11 am Exercise program. 1st Tue: 6 pm Potluck dinner.

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.

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Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1-3 pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. 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 technologybring your device.

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www.derbyweb.com Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. Oct 6: 11:30 am Covered Dish with Brad Reed entertaining. $2. Oct 11: 6 pm Learn how to protect yourself from fraud by Avery Elofsson. Oct 17: 7 am-7 pm River Spirit Casino trip. $10. Oct 24:1 pm Social coloring. $1. Oct 25: 6 pm Bunco Babes. $2. Sept 27: 6:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group. 3rd Tue: Noon Friendship Club; 1 pm Book Club. Reading list at front desk.

Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Silver Foxes exercise. Tue, Thu: 10 am STEP exercise. 1st & 3rd Wed: 11 am Blood pressure checks; 12:30 pm Bingo. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday dinner, covered dish.

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Mon-Fri: Dance, exercise, pool, dominoes. 11:30 am-12:15 pm Hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon, Fri: 9:30 am-3 pm Tax-Aide, by appt. 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.

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www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. Oct 11: 2:30-4 pm Writing Craft - Publishing Types - Agents, small publishers, e-publishiers and self-publishing. Oct 12: 2-4 pm Craft Time with Barbara making draft dodgers. $5. Oct 21: 10:15 am Natural Health & Healing by Dr. Tim Clark. Oct 31: 2-3:30 pm Halloween Party with prizes. Mon: 9:30 am Dynabands; 9 am Stretching. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance. 10:30 am Bingo. Tue & Thu: 9 am Pickleball.

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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.

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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 Sr 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.

NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Oct 6: 11:45 am Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention by the Mental Health Association. Oct 13: 11:45 am Safety Talk by Officer Hallacy. Oct 14: 11:45 am Staying Fit While You Sit by Kyle Kempton. Oct 28: 2-4 pm Fall Festival: Cowboys & Cowgirls Western Affair. $5 members, $7 non-members. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise.

Mon: 12:30 pm TOPS; 1:30 pm Sing-a-Long. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 10 am Crochet class; 1 pm Bridge.

OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545

Daily: 11:30 am Red Cross meals. 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting. 1st Thu & Fri: 8:30 am-5 pm, Commodities. 2nd Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Golden Agers bingo. $1. 4th Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Community bingo. $2. Every Fri: 12:30 pm Afternoon cards. Every Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293

seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Oct 10: 11:15 am Adult Day Services by Catholic Charities. Oct 11: 11:30 am Lunch out to Wichita Fish Company. Oct 17: 8:30-10 am Flu shots from Walgreens. Oct 28: 11:45 am Benefits for Medicare by United Health Care. Tues: 12 pm Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer Lab.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Oct 6: 10 am-12 pm Flu shots from Walgreens. Bring Insurance & ID. Oct 8: 8am-5 pm Abilene Historic Home & Barn Tour. $65 includes transportation, train ride, picnic and tours. RSVP. Oct 17: 1 pm Movie Matinee: Young Frankenstein. Oct 21: 6 pm Food, fun & games. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise. Sat: 1 pm Pinochle. 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.

VALLEY CENTER 316 E. Clay, 755-7335

Mon: 1: 30 pm Line dancing. Tue: 9:30 am Free donuts, cards, games; 6:30 pm Pitch. Bring snack to share. Tue, Thu: Noon Home cooked meals. Tue $5, Thur $6. Tue, Thu: 8:30-10:30 am Pickleball at Valley Center Intermediate School, 737 N. Meridian. Use North doors when schools not in session.

Senior Wednesdays www.seniorwednesday.org

Elizabeth (Betsy) Lea Henry

Elizabeth (Betsy) Lea Henry

LINWOOD 1901 S. Kansas, 263-3703

Oct 5: 10 am Wichita Art Museum, Gallery Exploration: Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses. Enjoy a discussion about the newest exhibition. 1:30 pm The Water Center Groundwater with Andrew Swindle. Learn the importance of groundwater.

Oct 19: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art, Meet the Conservator. Meet with Marianne Russell Marti of the team behind the restoration of Joan Miro's glass and stone mosaic mural. Free. 1:30 pm Kansas African American Art Museum. Dawn of Day: The Underground Railroad by Zona & Omar Galle.

Oct 12: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Kansas Prairie. Explore the three types of prairie found in Kansas and the animals that call them home. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library, BIG READ: The McCarthy Era with Political Science Professor Neal Allen. Dr. Allen will provide an overview of The McCarthy Era of government and what lessons were learned. Free.

Oct 26: 9:30 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Redbud Trail Art. Local artist Tina Murana will discuss the Redbud trail art project and the stories behind the photos. $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place. Tech Talk. Meet students in the WSU Human Factors and Ergonomic Society and review their research. $4.


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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-12 Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tues & Thu: Special music at lunch. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue: 10 am Blood pressure check; 10:30 am-2 pm Memory Café; 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool. Wed: 1 pm Quilt club; Bridge. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool; 7-9 pm Pitch. Fri: 11:30 am Covered dish lunch, meeting & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 pm Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10am Monthly breakfast. provided by American Legion Post 406. Sausage gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs & pancakes. $5.

AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189

Regular activities: Exercise, cards, dominoes, pool, line dancing, lunch daily at 11:30 am. Friday: 9:30 am Prize bingo. Every other Tues: 7-9 pm Live music/dancing. Call for dates. Snacks/desserts welcome. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Biscuit/Gravy breakfast. $4 suggested donation. 3rd Mon: 8 am Casino trip. Call for reservation. $5 suggested donation. 4th Mon: 5 pm Evening meal. $5 suggested donation.

BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St

2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.

CASSODAY Cassoday Senior Center 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538

Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. 1st Mon: 7 pm Game night. 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, blood pressure checks. Last Fri: 7 pm Movie Night.

DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227

Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, home-cooked lunch, $5 (reservation required). 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. 3rdMon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary covered-dish supper, bring own service. Cards. 3rd Sat: 7:00-9:30 am Biscuits/gravy, scrambled eggs, $4.

EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142

Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot lunch $3, support groups. Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train, dominoes. Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 pm Line Dance; 6 pm 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.

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.

HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099

www.hesstonseniorcenter.com Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Health luncheon; noon, program. Reservations by previous Fri. 1st Thu: 7 pm Bridge.

Support the active age Make a tax deductible donation to the active age and support our Silver Campaign!

Make a donation by: • Mailing a check to 125 S. West St., Ste. 105, Wichita, KS 67213 • Calling 316-942-5385 to make a secure credit card donation • Donating securely online at theactiveage.com and/or enroll in auto-pay via our paypal account.

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

Oct 13: 9 am-2 pm Diabetic Shoe Day by Jeanne Rziha. Oct. 17: 9:30 am Shopping Trip to west Wichita. Oct. 19: 10 am Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. Oct. 25: 10:30 am Bingo & rootbeer floats. Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: embroidery. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10:30 am Bingo. 1st & 3rd Fri: 6-9 pm Game night.

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

Mon: 1 pm Games. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party. 2nd Thu: noon Carry-in dinner, mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. 2nd Fri: 7 pm Pitch party.

Support Groups, Clubs, Dances

An up-to-date list of support groups is at supportgroupsinkansas.org. To add or correct a listing, call 316978-3566, 1-800-445-0016 or email percy.turner@wichita.edu. Clubs, Organizations and Dances are at www.theactiveage.com under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5345 or email kaydee@theactiveage.com.

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 serving roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot roll, salad and dessert bar. 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 Scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy.

TOWANDA 317 Main, 536-8999

Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed & Fri Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton.

WHITEWATER Legion Hall,Whitewater

2nd & 4th Tue: noon Potluck, program.

Transportation Sedgwick County

Sedgwick Co Transportation, 6605150 or 1-800-367-7298, transportation or services info. 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. Call for information; 48-hr notice required: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-279-3655. $10 pass for 25 rides available. Wheelchair accessible; escorts ride free.

Harvey County

Transportation for medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities. Reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-680-6802. Applications for reduced fares for those 60+ or disabled who meet income guidelines. Personal appointments Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm. Reservations, first call-first served, must be made 24 hours in advance. Vans are wheelchair accessible. Round-trip fares: $8 in Newton (wheelchair only), $12 in Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. Wheelchair escorts ride free. AVI Route: Tue, 8 am-4:30 pm. Transportation to Newton for Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton residents. $6.


AARP Driver Safety Classes Eight hours of instruction. Certificate on completion for insurance discount. Class size limited; call for reservations. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Downtown Senior Center, 200 S. Walnut, 12:30-4:30 pm Oct 10 & 11, 316-2670197. Hesston Senior Center, 108 E. Randall, 8 am-5 pm Oct 13, 620-327-5099. Via Christi Rehab Hospital, 1151 N. Rock Road, 9am-1pm Oct 15 & 22, 316-6895700. Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry, 12:304:30 pm Oct 24 & 25, 316-788-0223.

Friendship Meals

Aging Projects, Inc. serves a hot, nutritious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older at locations in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler county communities. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201.


Mon: Cheeseburger soup, copper penny salad, apricots, brownie, milk. Tue: Creamy chicken & veggie casserole, breaded tomatoes, pears, wheat bread, gelatin w/pineapple. Wed: Liver & onions or beef cutlet, mashed potatoes w/gravy, broccoli raisin salad, apricots, bread. Thu: Italian baked chicken, 2 piece dark or 1 piece white meat, mixed greens salad w/dressing, corn, strawberries. Fri: Tuna patty w/tartar sauce, broccoli cheese soup, carrots, peaches, bread.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 10 Mon: Chicken & cheese casserole, broccoli, beets, pineapple, wheat bread. Tue: Ham & beans, potatoes w/onions, parslied carrots, plumbs, cornbread, milk. Wed: Swedish steak, rice, red & green cabbage, applesauce, lime gelatin w/ pear, roll. Thu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, green beans, apricots, pumpkin spice pound cake, wheat roll. Fri: Turkey chili, combo salad w/dressing, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk.


Mon: Brunswick stew, mixed greens salad w/dressing, banana, cheddar dill bread, milk. Tue: Hamburger w/set up on bun, oven browned potatoes, three bean salad, Mandarin oranges, milk. Wed: Swedish ham balls, sweet potatoes German mixed vegetables, pineapple, wheat roll, milk. Thu: Egg salad sandwich, black bean soup, carrot sticks, strawberries, bread. Fri: Scalloped chicken, broccoli, blushing pears, pineapple bread, milk.


Mon: Oven fried chicken, cole slaw, corn, peaches, roll, milk. Tue: Mexican lasagna, combo salad w/ dressing, cracker, strawberries, milk. Wed: New England stew, green beans, pears, cook's choice cookie, bread, milk. Thu: Tuna noodle casserole w/peas, pickled beets, mixed fruit, wheat bread, milk. Fri: Easy chicken & broccoli pie, tomato salad, apricots, orange muffin, milk.


Mon: Harvest turkey soup, black-eye peas, corn salad, apple slices, pumpkin pie squares, biscuit, milk.

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Old Mission Cemetery, Garden of Prayer, highly desirable area. Includes grounds, markers and vaults. Valued at $5,600, selling for $3,200 OBO. Call 479-644-4400 for more information.


Old Mission Mausoleum, two side-by-side crypts, NE Chapel Private Alcove, Level 5. Very desirable location. $5,500 each. Call 316-722-8057. Clearwater Cemetery, 8 lots for sale. Must sell minimum of 4. $270 per lot or $2,100 for all 8. Call 316-209-8182. Resthaven, Garden of Love, two adult spaces, vaults & bronze memorial with vase. 15K value for $12,500. Leave message: 316-722-4090. Wichita Park Cemetery, four spaces in Acacia. Value $1,875 each, selling for $1,500 each, seperately or together. Call 316-260-8245, leave message. Lakeview, Everlasting Life, double depth crypt with vaults and markers. Value $8,500, sell $4,600. Wanda, 316-619-8525. Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, 3-C-4, spaces for two with marker and vaults. Value $11,000 sell for $3,500. 316-721-6462, 316-253-3980. White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Garden of Christus, two plots for $3,750 OBO. Seller pays transfer fee of $425. Call 316-648-9785. White Chapel, Garden section 3, lot 14, units 4, 5, and 6. $3,500. 316-682-5215.

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Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado. Two lots, two vaults, and marker. Asking $1,200. Call 316-321-5579.

October 2016

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Repair or refinish your antique, modern, or cane furniture!

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

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jfjhelpfrom.above@yahoo.com F HOME CARE F Gracious living for seniors in a safe home setting by loving certified staff 24/7. Private/ semi-private. Daycare. Memory Care. Affordable. Medicaid certified. Evelyn Hunt RN, 316-214-3359; reflections1201@att.net.

Reflections Residential Care

Dependable caregiver for elderly person in their home. Cleaning, cooking, meds. Weekends, nights, days or overnight. 30 years' experience. 316-390-9526. Foot Care in home. Home visit $40. Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message.

Four lots together, Lakeview Cemetery valued at $2,700 each, price is negotiable. 509-392-1516. Transfer fee negotiable.

Dave’s Improvements

316-312-2177 Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Basements, kitchens and baths. Painting. Also honey dos. Honest and dependable. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. License #8691. Insured. 316-737-4646. Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160.

Leaky Basement Repair

Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461. STILES MAINTENANCE Heating & Air • Plumbing • Light Electrical Drywall • Painting • Tile Basic Home Repairs Licensed & Insured 25% Senior Discount 316-200-6601 All Purpose Hauling HANDYMAN Pick up/delivery/brush, junk/metal removal. Yard & tree work, flower beds, fence repair. No job too small. 316-807-4989

White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Sermon on the Mount, two plots for $2,372. Buyer pays $425 transfer fee. Call/text 316-655-1014..

In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316-267-0302. Prescreened, reliable help available.

Bathroom and kitchen remodels. Room additions. Garages and sheds. Licensed and insured.

White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Garden of Devotion, lot 122B, two plots. $4,000 for the pair. Buyer pays transfer fee of $425. Call 316788-2941.

Husband: CNA & Handyman. Wife: CNA & home health aide. housekeeping, shopping, cooking, professional, honest, kind and patient. $15 an hour, salary also negotiable. Call 259-8738 or 516-2149.

Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478

Old Mission, Garden of the Last Supper, two lots. Value of $4,200, selling for $3,000. Will pay transfer fee. Call 316-686-8491. Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, two plots. Today’s value $7,390 asking $4,000 total. Call 316-655-9861. Lakeview, Chapel of Prayer, ideal location. Masoleum, double depth plot crypt, valued at $32,000 total. Selling for 13,500 each or best offer. Call 250-2777.

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Large Accordian, $100; 26” man’s bike, $25; 36” girl’s bike, $20; guitar, $25; large amplify, $200; small amplifier, $65. Call 316-440-8959.


Bruno "Joey" wheel chair lift comes ready to use in 2006 Chevy Uplander LT. For sale by individual. Wichita, 262-5625.


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

Four wheel rollater w/padded seat & backrest, $100; mesh back office chair, $75; two floor lamps, $40. Call 259-2108. 32” TV Flat Screen, $100; 37” TV Flat Screen TV, $150; 47” TV Sony Flat Screen, $250. 316-4408959.

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Drywall Repair

Fix all cracks, walls, ceilings and all textures. 32 years experience. Free estimates. Senior discount. Duane Ball 316-648-5221.


S & V Concrete

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Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

CNA, 22 yrs. experience. Caregiving, housekeeping, transportation. Specializing in Alzheimer's/Dementia. Excellent references. Kay, 316-305-8471.

Cheryl Rosine ~ The Foot Lady

Resthaven, Garden of Love, one plot with four spaces including two vaults and one marker. Value $20,000. Price negotiable, call for inquiries. 704-819-6791.


Certified Home Health Aid

Cowboy Construction

$40: In-home, Sedgwick & surrounding counties Diabetic, thick toe nails, ingrown & callous care

No Place Like Home, LLC In-home care services & more Meal prep • Transportation Housekeeping • Companionship


316-416-7133 F HOUSEKEEPING F Christian lady would like to clean your home. Shirley, 425-1949.


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

Steve 992-6884

Dave’s Improvements Painting—Interior & Exterior Doors & Windows Replaced • Siding Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Decks • Ramps • Grab Bars Minor Electrical & Plumbing Repairs General Home Repairs Senior Citizen Discounts!


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Wallpaper - Retiree Tim Devine enjoys and is good at hanging wallcoverings. A lifetime of experience at reasonable rates. Removal too. 316-208-9590

Concrete Work

Brick Block & Stone

Specializing in restoration, repair, design build, tuck-pointing, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105 or 316-529-4453. Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013. Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Business 524-0434, Cell 461-2199.

All Trade's Handyman

Handyman work. Call with your needs for any job of any size for a free estimate! Call 347-6663.


Scheduled maintenance, repair, sales on all garage doors. *Springs-Torsion & Extension *Garage Door Openers, Doors & More

Paul Williams (316) 650-8807 • Free Estimates


Compare Our Prices Weekly Plumbing Specials

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


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Our background-checked, bonded, insured, employee Handymen will fix it for you. Our work is GUARANTEED. We’re looking forward to your call… 316-773-0303

JS GUTTERING & FENCING 5-inch & 6-inch Seamless Guttering Install • Repair Clean • Insured


Small jobs, sidewalks, patios, steps, pads, slabs. Daniel Haskins, 806-9300.

Cowboy Construction

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

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Need Privacy Fence Repair?

Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau. Positive drainage, water issues addressed, 10% discount with ad. Free estimates. Insured. Call 992-8641. Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970


Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391

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

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Dave’s Improvements Hail Repair Specialist Roofing • Siding • Windows Guttering • Free Estimates Senior Discounts 10% off complete job License #7904 • Insured

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Stover Heating & Air Conditioning

Repair • Service All Brands Sales – Licensed Trane dealer Senior Discount SPECIAL: AC/FURNACE check-up $80* *Some restrictions, doesn’t include filters, parts


Helping Hands Framing, carpentry, decorative concrete, remodeling & repairs, roofing, painting, tree services, exp. working with seniors. We do it all, give us a call! FREE ESTIMATES Matthew, 316-208-3784 Tyler, 316-518-4722

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Roofing – Windows – Siding A Reliable General Contractor Senior Discount


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P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care, mowing starting at $25 fall cleanup, storm cleanup. Any odd job. Holidays lighting , fully insured. Senior discount. 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


F LAWN AND GARDEN CONT F Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. Gutter cleaning. Exterior painting. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126.

Mike E. 316-708-1472

Garage clean out, mowing, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. Chimney repairs. 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. All Season Clean Up Lawn Care Complete Lawn Care • Yard Clean Up • Tree Trimming • Gutter Cleaning • Free Estimates • Senior Discounts • 316-807-8649. FALL SPECIAL Hauling, tree-trimming/removal, landscaping, flower beds, renovations. Call for free estimates! 347-6663. Lawn & Garden FALL CLEAN UP Leaves, fence line over growth, mow, trimming & haul off. 316-807-4989

MOWING Spring/Fall Cleanup Tree trim/removal Junk removal Brock Eastman • 316-765-1677 F PAINTING F Carroll & Sons Painting since 1980 Insured, references, satisfaction guaranteed. Painting, sheetrock repair, ceramic tile, floor refinishing, fireplace clean and repair. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. Pat 316-6172054, 316-253-9710. Quality home painting, interior and exterior. Deck and fence repair. Free estimates. Senior discounts. Call Ken at 993-3336.

ICT Painting & Remodeling

Painting Interior/exterior Siding • Decks • Windows • Framing Senior discount • Free Estimates All your home remodeling needs

Call Mike 316-806-3222 F PERSONALS F SWM, 5’10, 175 lbs, financially secure, perfect health, seeks happy petite, SF, for long term relationship. Call 316-833-4912.

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Senior lady would like to meet senior gentlemen who enjoys friendship and aviation events. 316-686-8500.

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24 hours that they affectionately and poignantly called “Shortgrass.” The following year enthusiasm among volunteers was still strong, so a fourth festival was planned. Then a fifth for 2007. That, says Meadow-Conner, was the turning point. “We had made it over a hurdle that many start-ups don’t. After that fifth year, we expanded to five days and grew into a year-round program.” Meadow-Conner was named the

the active age executive director in 2011 and moved with her family to Wichita full-time. The past five years the festival has grown like crazy, she says. Attendance in 2012 was 11,000. Last year it was 15,000. Film submissions have grown from a couple dozen VHS tapes that first year to 2,200 digital submissions (including more than 500 features) from more than 35 countries for this year’s event. The volunteer screening committee pares them down to about 200 films – 45 features and 165 to 175 shorts collected into 10 programs.

When, where, what, how much 14th annual Tallgrass Film Festival When: Oct. 12-16 (Wednesday-Sunday) Where: Headquartered at Orpheum Theatre but screenings in many downtown locations, including Scottish Rite Center, Garvey Center, Wichita Public Library, Roxy’s Downtown, Wichita Art Museum, Sedgwick County Historical Museum and, for the first time, First United Methodist Church Offerings: About 45 features, 165-175 shorts representing about 35 countries. An estimated 60 guest-film-

makers will attend a Q&A after their screening; filmmaker workshops and labs; and social events nightly. Single tickets: $10; $8 student/senior/military available at door. Special $5 ticket before 5 p.m. on Oct. 13-14. Free for military Oct. 13. Ticket packages: $220 VIP TALLPass good for all films and events; $50 Saturday Binge Pass good for all films and events Oct.15; $25 Gala ticket for movie and party each night. Film schedule and info: www. tallgrassfilmfest.com

Tallgrass also has partnered with non-film arts groups such as Exploration Place, Botanica, Music Theatre Wichita, Wichita Art Museum and Wichita Symphony Orchestra for special programs outside the festival to generate enthusiasm and support. Tallgrass was one of 37 organizations honored this year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For the second year it was voted one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker magazine. And Flavorwire counts it among the Best Under-the-Radar Film Festivals. After this year’s festival, Meadow-Conner will step down as executive director and into a newly created position – as yet unnamed – to concentrate on the festival’s artistic direction as she plans the 15th anniversary festival for


October 2016 2017. The search is now underway for a new executive director for fund-raising. “We are still open for growth. We’ve come a long way at a steady pace. We’re in a position to stay right ahead of the growth,” she says. As far as her own pie-in-the-sky dream for the festival, Meadow-Conner says she’d like to see a “brick-andmortar art house” by the festival’s 20th anniversary. “We want to showcase independent films year-round,” she says. “We need an indy art house.” Contact Bob Curtright at bcurt82744@yahoo.com

A list of 10 “grown-up” films selected by a Tallgrass staff member is online at www.theactiveage.com. See next page for related story

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Maximizing TallGrass Festival experience By Bob Curtright Yes, Nick Pope realizes that it’s physically impossible to attend 200plus films over five days of the annual Tallgrass Film Festival. But Pope, who has been with the festival since its launch in 2003 and is now director of programming and operations, has some suggestions on how to get the most out of your experience – no matter how much or how little time you have to devote to it. The idea is to keep from being overwhelmed when you look at the,

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Look for special events, particularly the Q&A with guest filmmakers after their screenings, and workshops. That way, you get more than just the film. The festival is headquartered at the Orpheum Theatre, but there are many screenings that are parceled out to a number of downtown locations – all mostly walkable from each other. Street parking downtown is free at night and during weekends. For the best bang for your buck, Pope recommends a five-day all-inclu-

sive TALLPass for $220. The nextbest-thing, he says, is the Saturday Binge Pass for $50. In the past five years the popularity of the festival has exploded. Last year 15,000 attended, and many were from out of town. Pope says, “People are telling me that they are now planning their vacations around the festival.” Contact Bob Curtright at bcurt82744@yahoo.com

Better caring award Former Kansan Kathy Greenlee, recent U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging, is the recipient of the Kansas Advocates for Better Care 2016 Greenlee Caring Award. This award is the organization’s highest recogni-


tion and is given to someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy and commitment to improving the lives of older Kansans needing long-term care and support. It will be presented during KABC’s annual Stand By Me event Oct. 23 in Lawrence. KABC, a non-profit charity, advocates alongside older adults and families for better long-term care. For information visit www.kabc.org.

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