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Forgotten phrases, fondly recalled By Val Cheatham English is a living language. Which means it’s a dying one, too. Words and phrases periodically disappear from our daily conversation, remembered only when we watch an old movie or pick up something to read that was written years ago. For instance, when did you last say:

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Don’t touch that dial It’s a carbon copy You sound like a broken record Roll down that window Hang it out to dry Dibs on that Don’t flip your wig It’s a gas He’s an egghead or… I’ve got dishpan hands

In the old days someone could be the apple of your eye. We had lots of moxie. We’d straighten up and fly right with expressions like: Heavens to Betsy Hunky Dory Holy moley

Hotsy totsy Horse feathers Hubba-hubba Whippersnapper Sure’s shootin’ Fiddlesticks Balderdash See Phrases, page 6

October 2019

Senior board sees shake-up

By Joe Stumpe The Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging and Disabilities has new leadership amid questions about what its role should be. Chairman Joe Brown abruptly resigned in August, although his departure didn’t become public until last month. At that time, Sedgwick County Commissioner David Dennis, who appointed Brown, said Brown left because of stress caused by the actions of an unnamed advisory council member. Dennis also accused an unnamed county commissioner of meddling in the affairs of the council, which was set up to advise the county’s Department on Aging and to advocate for older and disabled citizens. Dennis called it “tragic that someone who’s volunteering their time and effort is resigning” and said “the main reason he has stress is because one of

See Shake-up, page 7

October time to check prescription plan

the active age A free service that sounds like a famous razor might just help trim your spending on prescription drugs. Here’s how SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) works: Open enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (known as Medicare Part D) begins Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. During that period, eligible people can sign up for a prescription plan, switch from one plan to another or drop a plan. They can also make certain changes to Medicare Advantage Plans. This is for coverage that will begin Jan. 1. Because there are so many different Part D plans offered by insurance companies – this year, there were 26 such plans, with monthly premiums ranging from $16.20 to $99.50 –

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and parts of plans from year to year. “It’s so complicated, sometimes it’s overwhelming to people,” said Teresa Hatfield, a Sedgwick County Extension Agent. The goal of SHICK is to “find a plan that’s courtesy photo going to cover your medication at the SHICK volunteer Carla Wankum, left, assists Sedgwick County resident Barbara Wingfield. lowest possible outof-pocket cost to you,” SHICK was started to help people she said. choose which one is best for them. The In this area, SHICK is manned challenge of choosing is exacerbated by trained volunteers who work out of by the fact that insurance companies K-State Extension Center offices in sometimes change the type of drugs Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties, covered, amount of required co-pay See SHICK, page 6

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October Briefs Telling tales

If you enjoy a good tall tale, the Derby Public Library has an event for you. And that’s no exaggeration. Jim Hoy, an Emporia State professor and Jim Hoy syndicated newspaper columnist, will present “Kansas Legends and Folktales” at the library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The free event is sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

According to a news release, Hoy won’t just recount tales like the stories of grasshoppers being so big that cowboys could ride them, or summers so hot that corn popped in the field. He’ll explain what these stories say about the Kansas communities that have kept them alive through the years. Hoy is a professor of English and former director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. For more info, call the library at 316-788-0760 or visit info@derbypubliclibrary.com.

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The Wichita Parks and Recreation department is opening gyms in its recreation centers to all walkers this fall and will continue to do so until next summer, when the centers house children’s camps. There are seven recreation centers in Wichita: Boston, Edgemoor,

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The Friends of the Andover Public Library’s popular book sale is back, with proceeds going to the children’s summer reading program and other library activities. The sale runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The library is located at 1511 E. Central in Andover. For info, call 316-558-3500.

er, Charlotte Whitehill and Hannah Haynes Headlee. Today their quilts are housed in art museums. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Westlink Branch of the Wichita Public Library, quilting historian Deborah Divine will talk about Kansas quilts from this time period and the unique collaborations that sparked “the Emporia, Kansas phenomenon.”

Garden Art

The Wichita Art Museum's the last tour of its Art Garden this year is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. A docent will guide the tour. Participants are asked to meet in the museum foyer and to dress for the weather. The hour-long tour is open to ages 6 and older.

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Songs with soul

Singing Quakers Alumni Choir readies 25th anniversary concert the active age A love of singing is something that never goes away, especially when the songs have special meaning to the singer. That’s how Bonnie Bauer explains her attachment to the Singing Quakers Alumni Choir, which will present its annual concert on Saturday, Nov. 9. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road. “I love singing with them because of the music,” Bauer said. “It keeps me current with quality, classical music. And I enjoy the group of people. Everyone really does have a common thread, and it’s our Christian belief.” The choir was formed 25 years ago by Dr. Cecil Riney, longtime director of the Friends University Singing Quakers. It’s open to anyone who belonged to the Singing Quakers while at Friends along with their spouses. About 50 to 60 former Friends students currently take part. In honor of the group’s silver anniversary, an effort is being made to recruit more members for this year’s concert and the future. “This is a big year,” Bauer said. “We are really hoping to get the word out to anyone in Wichita or even in driving

distance who could come to our weekly rehearsal." Starting in late August, the group began holding rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Friends. Bauer attended Friends from 1966-70. She went on to a long career as a music teacher, first in western Kansas, then in several Wichita elementary schools. She joined the choir after retiring five years ago. Choir members vary from younger singers who are just out of college to local music teachers to older members who are active in other professions or retired. “Most of us have kept music in our lives some way or another.” The choir performs “a huge, variety of music,” including from songs from musicals to classical pieces to spirituals to songs written by their guest conductor. This year that is Alan Raines, director of music at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. Bauer said she particularly enjoys singing Quaker favorites such as “When I Survey” and “Praise His Holy Name.” The choir uses proceeds from the concert for scholarships for current Singing Quakers and other needs in

the Friends music program. Bauer said alumni interested in joining the choir should contact the school’s Fine Arts Department at 316295-5677. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert can be purchased by calling the

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same number. She, for one, will miss the choir rehearsals until next fall comes along. “It’s just a neat environment,” she said. “Being back on campus, it helps us retain our youth a little bit.”

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Butler meal site working like a CHAMPSS EL DORADO - A new type of senior meal program has proven popular during its first 14 months of operation here. Called CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors), the program allows Butler County residents who are 60 and older to choose which meal of the day – breakfast, lunch or dinner – they want to receive through the Older Americans Act (OAA). The meals are prepared and served at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. “Participants can have their meal anytime the cafeteria is open,” said Lona Kelly, OAA program manager for CPAAA. “There is a big group that utilizes the CHAMPSS program on

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Sunday after church. They can have a conversation and hear each other. It doesn’t have the noise level of other

places.” About 150 Butler County residents are participating. A donation is requested. Friends and family are also welcome. CPAAA was recognized at the National Area Agency conference, receiving an Achievement Award for Innovation in Congregate Nutrition services, which includes program development and partnership with Susan B. Allen’s CHAMPPS program. Kelly said the program could be expanded in the future to include such providers as supermarket delis and area restaurants, as has been done in some other parts of Kansas. “We know that where older adults want to have their meals is changing,” she said. Participants must be enrolled to receive OAA benefits. For info, call CPAAA at 1-855-200-2372 or to enroll with Susan B Allen call 316-322-4573.

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Many ways to be part of the active age I’ve been on the active age board for a while and the other day I wondered just how long that was. I remember I was asked to apply because another board member was retiring and since we both worked in the newspaper business, it seemed to the powerswho-be-at-the-time this was of some importance. By that time in my life I had worked in newspapers long enough for this business to be a part of me, as though this was a calling. I am, admittedly, a techie - some say a nerd - but I have branched out somewhat. I am now also the secretary of the board, a job no one else at the time fought for. As time has passed, it seems that I

have become the permanent secretary, at least until such time as they decide to fire this volunteer. I hope if they do “can” me it will be for Susan Howell something a smudge naughty, but I digress. Fortunately you too can be a part of the active age without having to be a board member. You can pick up this paper anytime during the month and even look at past months and you are

Sorry to see this Joe go From the Editor

Can volunteering to help Sedgwick County seniors be hazardous to your health? That’s what was suggested after Joe Brown, chairman of the county’s Advisory Council on Aging and Disabilities, resigned immediately following a recent meeting. David Dennis, chairman of the county commission, blamed Brown’s departure on stress caused by a fellow advisory council member. I think there’s probably more to it, but whatever the reason, it’s too bad. Brown is an affable, bright, even-tempered guy who performed his role on the all-volunteer council conscientiously. The fact that he’s a professional broadcaster made him a natural at communicating with other members, but he never sought to dominate proceedings, instead urging others to be heard. Once, Brown and I had a conversation about public transportation for older citizens. A few days later, an entire folder on the subject that he had put together arrived the mail. Another person I know, who’s long been involved in nonprofit organizations, recalled Brown helping with a proposal to expand dental services to the poor. Although the effort went nowhere,

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Brown had been prepared and passionate in promoting it, this person said. During Brown’s time as chairman, the council or at least some of its members began advocating for more spending on senior-related services by the county. That didn’t seem to sit well with some county commissioners and staff. But every advisory council member I talked to praised Brown for the way he conducted himself. Brown had surgery in mid-September and was recovering at home when I last talked to him. Typically diplomatic, he didn’t want to get into the reasons for his resignation, instead thanking Dennis for appointing him in the first place. “It was a labor of love for me,” he said. *** Not to cram too much politics into one issue of the active age, but I hope you’ll read the questionnaire with Wichita mayoral candidates on pages 8 and 9, then get out and vote. While it’s true that most senior-related services in the city are actually delivered by the county, the post is still one that affects citizens of all ages. *** We were sorry to learn that Dillon supermarkets are removing racks of free publications from their entrances,

Dear Reader almost guaranteed to find stories of interest and relevance. You can also be a part by sending us money. We like that part, too. There was a time when we questioned whether you cared. Now we know you do because you, our reading public, are voting with your wallets. Sometimes it is a $5 donation and one time we almost fell out of our chairs at a $10,000 donation. I admit that last one is rare—unique, actually. However, if you like us, a donation somewhere in between would be great because we love putting out this paper for you and want even those like the active age that are nonprofit. The racks were a good way for us to reach readers that aren’t on our subscription list. We are looking for other distribution options. If you have any suggestions along those lines, I would appreciate hearing from you. If you know anyone who would like to recieve it through the mail, have them contact our office at 316-942-5385. Contact Joe Stumpe at joe@theactiveage.com.

to keep doing it. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention your donation can be tax deductible. By the way, I joined the year board in 2013. The month, January. Our address is 125 S West St, Suite 105, Wichita, KS 67213.

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My mom created a trust and named her “new” husband to be the trustee to take over things and distribute her estate after she died. I cannot find out any information about what was in the trust and whether I will receive anything. I have demanded a copy, but he will not give me one. What can I do? Trusts are often used instead of wills in estate planning because of privacy. Under Kansas law, after the death of the creator of the trust, a trustee has a duty to provide a copy of the trust to the beneficiaries upon request (and the trust may be redacted to include only the provisions of the trust applicable to that particular beneficiary). Conversely, a will is public. Once it is offered to probate, not only may the heirs and beneficiaries obtain a copy, anyone may view the probate court file to see the will, determine what property is in the estate and determine who will inherit or receive property. This feature makes trusts very appealing for those who want to maintain privacy concerning their assets and the identity of

beneficiaries. If you are not a beneficiary, you may not be entitled to a copy. You should consult your estate attorney and make a formal request of the trustee. You may be able to bring an action in district court if you have reason to believe that the Trustee is not fulfilling his obligations. Trustees can be liable for monetary damages to the beneficiaries for breach of fiduciary duty. However, be aware that the trust may contain an in terrorem (no contest) clause which usually revokes any provision for a contestant under the trust (or reduces the amount to something like $10.00) and that bringing an action against the trustee may trigger the clause in some circumstances.

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Phrases

Back then, one could be knee high to a grasshopper, living the life of Riley or in like Flynn. Hopefully you wouldn’t be accused of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. When feeling copacetic one could: Hunker down Put on the glad rags Go to a shindig Cool it at a hoedown Ride in a jalopy Go down lover’s lane Pitch woo in a hot rod, or … Cut a rug in some juke joint

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Gee whillikers Goodness gracious Not to mention: He’s a big palooka Land sakes Don’t bust a gut Kilroy was here Jeepers creepers Jumping Jehoshaphat Don’t have a cow

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senior centers and other locations. Last year, SHICK volunteers at the Sedgwick County Extension Center counseled about 3,500 people during the open enrollment period. They were able to help about 40 percent of those enroll in a cheaper plan that still covered their needs, for a total savings of about $2.2 million. Meanwhile, SHICK volunteers coordinated by the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging helped 1,389 people, for a total savings of $525,353. Hatfield warned that appointments with SHICK volunteers tend to fill up

fast, but said that every effort will be made to help those who need it. Here are some numbers to call if you are seeking help with your prescription plan: Sedgwick County Extension Office (which also coordinates the SHICK program in Butler County), 316-660-0100 or 316-660-0126; Harvey County Extension Office, 316-284-6930; CPAAA, 1-855-2002373. People with transportation issues can connect with SHICK volunteers by calling a number maintained by the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services, 1-800-860-5260. An online Medicare Plan finder is also available at medicare.gov.

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You might have two bits, four bits or six bits, but seldom a sawbuck. We shopped at a five-and-dime for candy cigarettes but one thing no one wanted was the Cooties. Yes, once upon a time life was swell. But swell has gone the way of pageboys, spats, knickers and pedal pushers. Not for all the tea in China do we still use phrases like: Hey, it’s your nickel Bigger than a breadbox Banned in Boston Put up your dukes None of your beeswax

Don’t take any wooden nickels See you in the funny papers, or . . . It’s just a bunch of hooey It turns out there are more of these lost words and expression than Carter has liver pills. But dadgummit, it’s time to close these shenanigans. So see ya later, alligator! And you respond: After a while, crocodile. Val Cheatham taught for 46 years in the Wichita public schools. Today he volunteers at the McCormick School Museum and edits the newsletter of the Wichita Association of Retired School Personnel. He can be reached at valrteach@aol.com.

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Shake-up

From Page 1 the appointments by our commission is causing stress on that entire committee, and I wouldn’t doubt that we have more people resign as a result of that in the future.” Jim Burgess, an advisory council member from Derby, and County Commissioner Jim Howell acknowledged that Dennis was talking about them. Both said the only thing they have done is push for the county to increase spending on senior-related services such as Meals on Wheels and local senior centers. Howell said he had spoken to the advisory council after receiving an invitation to do so. At that meeting, he urged council members to seek additional county funding for senior-related services. Burgess, who was appointed to the advisory county by Howell, has taken the lead in doing so. Brown, when contacted by the active age, said the reason for his resignation “was really pretty simple. I’ve got some health issues I’ve got to take care of.” “The advisory council is right at the peak of when they do their review and their business. It’s real important that they have leadership and I’m not going to be able to do it.” Brown underwent surgery for an undisclosed condition in mid-September and was recovering at home. Told of Dennis’ characterization of his reason for resigning, Brown said: “What you’re telling me is news to me. Commissioner Dennis is a very perceptive man, I will tell you that.” In his resignation letter to Dennis, obtained by the active age, Brown did not mention stress or a medical condition. "This letter is a request that you and the Board of Sedgwick Commissioners accept my resignation from the Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging and Physical Disabilities effective as soon as possible. This request is based on the fact that my signature recently appeared on an extraordinary funding request letter to you and your colleagues from the Advisory Council. The letter asked for supple-

the active age mental funding for two programs that serve the aging and/or the physically disabled; both had waiting times or lists that needed to be shortened or eliminated. What I, as Chair, failed to understand and communicate to the Council prior to the 11 to 3 vote, was the degree to which the county’s budget process would be disrupted and complicated by the late timing of this supplemental request. Commissioner Meitzner brought this fact to public attention in a recent BOCC meeting as did Director Annette Graham at the August 14th meeting of this Board. I offer my sincere apology and feel it is incumbent to submit this resignation." Brown’s resignation came immediately after the August meeting of the advisory council. At that meeting, Annette Graham, director of the Department on Aging, played a videotape of County Commissioner Pete Meitzner’s remarks at the county’s final budget hearing. At that hearing and during a previous session, Burgess had asked county commissioners to approve additional funding for Meals on Wheels, several area senior centers and a wheelchair repair and modification program. On a motion by Commissioner Lacey Cruse, the commission unanimously approved an additional $125,000 for the Department on Aging, although Meitzner and Dennis both expressed irritation at being asked to do so late in the budget process. “I’m glad we are going to do a comprehensive review of that department,” Meitzner said during the August hearing, referring to a staff review that County Manager Tom Stolz has promised. “I was troubled by all the discussion we’ve had. We’re all supportive of everything about (the Department on Aging) but I want to thank the remaining 40 county departments and the managers and the advisory boards that did not come to us after the deadline for the budget process.” Several advisory council members felt they were being criticized. “All we were trying to do was help people,” Jeri Myers of Mulvane said. “It sounded to me like she was giving us a little hell,” George Dean

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said. “I don’t know if she had someone particular in mind or all of us.” Burgess made the request for more funding for senior-related as a private citizen, not as a representative of the advisory council or on behalf of the Department on Aging. The commission’s budget committee had earlier rejected the advisory council’s request that Brown referenced in his resignation letter. Brown, asked by the active age if the August meeting played any role in his decision to resign, said: “You were there. I just don’t want to comment on anything further.” During Brown’s tenure as chairman, the advisory council has taken on more of an advocacy role than in previous years, members say. Some members have questioned whether the county’s spending on senior-related services is keeping up with the growing older population. Currently, the county collects and spends less than half of the property taxes earmarked for those services that voters authorized in the early 1980s. Dean and Myers both said they hope the council’s advocacy doesn’t end with Brown’s departure. Dennis, who is chairman of the county commission, said he asked Brown several times not to resign. “I thought he was a great representative.” Also in September, County Commissioner Lacey Cruse requested and received the resignation of the advisory council’s vice chair, Cathie Hay. Cruse, who took office in January, plans to

make her own appointment to the council. “Since I was vice chair, I expected to go back as chair” following Brown’s resignation, Hay said. “My expectations were not met.” At their September meeting, council members elected Mary Corrigan as chairman and Debbie Willsie as vice chair. Both are educators. Corrigan also sits on the board of the active age. Contact Joe Stumpe at jstumpe@theactiveage.com

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Longwell and Whipple face off in mayor’s race

the active age Wichitans will vote in November whether to keep their current mayor, Jeff Longwell, or replace him with his challenger, state Rep. Brandon Whipple. The active age asked both candidates six questions, which appear below followed by their responses. 1. What are your top priorities for the city of Wichita and its residents? 2. Why do you think you are the

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6. Currently, the senior transportation systems of Sedgwick County and the city of Wichita operate with little coordination. Is that something you think should be addressed?

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1. First, we have to place emphasis on public safety. We have added ninety police officers to our budget from four years ago. This has translated to reducing crime year to date in nearly all categories by double digit crime reduction. Second, fix our aging infrastructure. During the past four years we have committed to catching up on the decades of infrastructure needs partially by selling the Hyatt hotel that the government didn’t need to own. Third, we have a new focus on quality of life for all citizens. To include water playgrounds, safe walking paths and much more. 2. I have the experience in both business and local government with a track record of getting things done. Four years ago the biggest concern was jobs. Today we have more jobs than people here in Wichita. We focused on a new plan called Blueprint for Regional Growth. I have also fought hard to keep taxes low while accomplishing much improvements to many areas of needs including building a new Law Enforcement Training Center at WSU.

I grew a small company from five to eighty-five during my business career and I have brought that experience to the Mayor’s office. 3. We have invested in improving our walking and bike paths throughout the city to provide safe places for all to enjoy. Our new library along with adding to our library branches is emphasizing programs geared to seniors. 4. Since the county government collects our tax dollars and part of it was specifically supposed to be set aside for seniors, we should make sure they are fulfilling the promise to seniors. Because we have a great relationship with the county we need to be working in tandem to help accomplish the goal of improving life for seniors. 5. Understanding that I am sixty years old and can better appreciate the need for senior activities we need to work on more programming and activities for seniors. We do have some contracts with the county but would look at how we could help more financially. 6. Yes, we need to work better with limited resources to address our transportation needs for everyone. Our new transportation director is building better relationships with all our different groups.

Brandon Whipple

1.Wichita’s biggest export is not wheat or airplanes, it’s educated young people. As a father, I want to ensure that my boys have the same opportunities to achieve their dreams in Wichita as I did. That starts by rebuilding trust in City Hall. Currently, City Hall is run by connected insiders who do not spend enough time listening to the people who elected them. Big decisions are being made behind closed doors without public input. If we want to compete with our sister cities like Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we need innovative leadership willing to talk to the people and put their ideas into action. 2. I’ve served in the Legislature for Active Aging See next page

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I have the leadership skills and an open dialogue with the County cities in Sedgwick County and supdepth of experience in the political about these important issues. If the port our senior centers. This should be process to get this critical task started City refuses to coordinate with the included in a larger plan of preserving From previous page on day one. As Mayor, I will use my County, they are unable to accommoour neighborhood resources. the past seven years, and I’ve seen how experience and energy to set specifdate the needs of the service providers, 6. Yes. This needs to be addressed strong local leadership can work with ic policy objectives for our City and such as ensuring public transportation as part of a larger conversation about business and state entities to improve to actively engage in the process of is functioning properly for our citizens. making the City of Wichita’s public the quality of life in our local commutransportation efficient for all residents nities. We can continue to build on the achieving those objectives from start to The City is also in a great position to finish. I am the leader Wichita needs fill the gaps in County services that of Wichita. Right now, the bus is not a successes of downtown investment, to bring our City into the future by overlap with City services, but it will feasible option for working people. It but we need to make sure we have the infrastructure and resources in place engaging policy makers from all levels require leadership and dialogue that is also falling short when it comes to to draw the best talent and business of government to work together and is currently lacking at City Hall to coordinating with other public transleaders to Wichita. That’s a job that create efficient services for our citizens. accomplish these objectives. portation options, such as senior transrequires a Citywide view. 3. One of the reasons I’ve made 5. Currently, City Hall is prioriportation system and the school busing preserving our neighborhood resourctizing creating a budget surplus over system. This is an issue that needs TRUSTWichita HomeCare isfunding a home healthcare agency Home Health Aides es a top priority is to service the services our residents need. serious public dialogue and action to People you with Home Health thanks•toFMS or AGENCY residents 55 and older.providing I have aour lotcommunity of Wichita is stronger our semake theDIRECT changes to our transportation can TRUST. Aides (HHAs), Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), Medical Alerts grandparents in my district that proniors who have contributed so much to system needed to make it more efficompanionship, homemaker services and personal • Agency Direct. vide childcare services and raise their community. Wichita should and user friendly. • We look provide cient a customized care plan. Dispensers care solutions includingour Activities of Daily Living • We provide a customized care plan.Medication people you can TRUST grandchildren. Shutting down neighinto following the lead of the other (ADLs) and Medical Alert/Medication Dispenser • The well-being, dignity, and safety of borhood pools makes Nursing libraries Servicesand Systems. • The well-being, dignity, and safety our clients is our priority. access to these amenities especially difof our clients is our priority. ficult for older residents. This is made - Home Health Aides Agency Direct Service We are much more affordable than medical care, And know they will be taken care of with the utmost of dignity & respect. even more complicated by our lack - Medical Alerts nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Why pay C a l l- Medication ( 3 1 6 ) 6 8 3Dispensers -7700 of anDirect efficient public transportation • We are available when you need us, Self / FMS a medical staff or be on a medical staff ’s schedule system. We cannot close neighborhood i n f o -@Nursing t r u s t hServices omecare.com info@trusthomecare.com 24 / 7 /365. when we can provide affordable care at your own - Agency Direct Service resources and expect our residents to w w w . t r u s t h o m e c a r e . c o m Sleep Cycle Support www.trusthomecare.com schedule? - CNAs spend 2-3 hours a day on a public bus - Sleep Cycle Support to go downtown to take advantage of a resource that used to be close to home. TRUST HomeCare, LLC 6224 E Shadybrook St., Wichita, KS 67208 4. Many services provided by the City are inefficient because there is 316.683.7700 a lack of communication with the info@trusthomecare.com County. Even if the City is not going www.trusthomecare.com to provide a service, it is critical to have Available 24 / 7 / 365

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Newsroom confidential: No fake news, but some mistakes along the way By Ted Blankenship If you are alive, I’m certain you’ve heard of “fake” news. As near as I can tell, it’s information you don’t agree with. I have been writing news for some 65 years and have avoided writing anything I thought wasn’t true. But there were times when what I wrote turned out to be fake. I just didn’t know it was fake when I wrote it. The first example was after I was graduated from the journalism school at KU and took a job as farm writer for The Topeka Daily Capital. I am a photographer, too, and one of my first photos was of a farmer harvesting grain. I wrote a caption that identified him and explained that he was harvesting wheat. The editor said that wheat harvest wouldn’t begin for another month or two. The grain was oats. It looked like wheat. In a week or so I interviewed a rancher who raised Polled Hereford cattle. I explained in the article that a Polled Hereford is a Hereford without horns. That turns out not to be exactly true. The rancher was not happy and I’m sure his cows were a bit surly, too. Polled Herefords were selectively bred in the 19th century from mutated

Herefords that happened to be born without the gene that produces horns. Herefords and Polled Herefords are now separate, registered breeds. I later became a general assignment reporter/photographer for the Hutchinson News. I was assigned the stories no one else wanted to do. One was to cover the annual Christmas food giveaway for the needy. I wrote that the food boxes would be delivered on Christmas morning. It was a story for the afternoon edition of the paper which had just hit the streets. Our crusty, old city editor had his feet up on the city desk and was reading the paper just off the presses. In a voice loud enough to be heard all the way to the advertising department, he said, “It looks like Blankenship has a scoop. For the first time in 30 years, the Christmas boxes will be delivered on Christmas morning instead of Christmas Eve.” I had assumed it was Christmas Day, and for some reason had not asked anyone. Lucky for me, the editor had corrected the error before the page

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By Joe Stumpe Think young hipsters are the only folks enjoying all those local brewpubs that have popped open in recent years? Think again. A group of beer lovers headed by semi-retired Wichita CPA Charlie Buess have been sampling Kansas brews on a regular basis the last couple of years, and Buess says they’re in good company. “I would say it’s more likely to walk into one of these places and find a gathering of 55-year-olds than find a gathering of 25-year-olds, although you’ll find them, too.” Buess said the tastings started with friends stopping by his office for a beer on Fridays “just to kind of end the week” before heading to dinner or whatever else they planned for the night. Buess would have a few varieties made by one of the state’s breweries waiting on ice. Then, while sitting with two friends at Central Standard Brewing one day, they got the idea that everybody should see the brewpubs in person.

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Charlie Buess, center, is surrounded by beer-loving friends (clockwise from left) Virgil Stinson, Randy Ward, Rick Basto, Jeanne Ward, Steve Turkle and Eleanor Bolain. At right, growlers Buess has brought back from microbreweries. “This has all been very informal. I would email friends and clients and say ‘Hey, meet us here.’” In addition to enjoying beer, Buess said, “I enjoy the brewpubs because there’s an emphasis on tasting the beer Don’t just dream it, see it! more than just throwing a few back, like when you meet at a bar. I also enjoy the entrepreneurial part of it. The

owners are heavily involved. They’re friendly. Buess estimates that he’s been to about 75 breweries, including some in Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Illinois. He’ll often bring back two to four 32-ounce growlers from his travels for his friends to enjoy. He doesn’t claim any particular expertise on the subject of beer, saying he just enjoys the experience of being a “brewery tourist.” “I like the atmosphere, I like the people, I like the camaraderie.” See next page

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2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken pieces Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups diced onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric 3 tablespoons Berbere spice mixture (available in most supermarkets) 2 tablespoons tomato paste ¾ cup chicken broth 4 hard-cooked eggs Add chicken pieces to bowl with lemon juice and set aside. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Soften for two minutes and remove from heat. Add onion mixture to the slow cooker. Add chicken pieces with lemon and salt to the slow cooker. Add the turmeric, Berbere spice mixture, tomato paste and broth. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Add the halved eggs to the dish and serve with traditional Ethiopian Injera bread, flat bread or rice. NEA Big Read: Wichita is an annual literary tradition in south-central Kansas. The Wichita Public Library partners with area organizations to read, discuss and hold events around a single book. The 2019 selection is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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Celia Easley was the fun-loving face of Central Plains Area Agency on Aging to many local seniors, as the accompanying photo Celia Easley shows. “She advocated for those facing illness and difficult life circumstances as if they were her own family,” Monica Cissell, director of information and community services for CPAAA, said. Easley’s unexpected death this summer inspired co-workers to create a memorial fund in her honor. Because of Easley’s well-noted love of baseball, the memorial planning committee is exploring options involving the new minor league baseball stadium and/or a local baseball league. Contributions can be mailed to Celia Easley Memorial Fund, Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS, 67202.

October 2019

Resource Guide arrives The active age's new 2019-2020 Resource Guide is now available. The FREE 82-page publication lists hundreds of organizations and businesses that serve seniors. Copies can be picked up at the active age office, 125 S. West St, Ste. 105, local senior centers, and libraries

N.E. Senior Center gets grant

Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita has received a $39,500 grant to improve the Northeast Senior Center on East 21st Street. The money will be used to improve seniors’ safety and meet handicapped accessibility codes. The grant was made by the Wichita Community Foundation from a fund established earlier this year by Westar Energy.

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Calendar of Events Sedgwick County Senior Centers

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

Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Mon 9:30-11:30 am Pickleball Tue: 1 pm Bridge, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 1 pm Line dancing, Comm Rm. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 2nd & 4th Wed: 2 pm Coloring & Conversation, Sr Center. 3rd Wed: 1:30 pm Book Club, Sr Center. 4th Mon: 6 pm Covered Dish & Program, Rec Center.

BENTLEY/EAGLE 504 W Sterling, 796-0027

Open Mon-Fri: 8-11 am Coffee, cookies, exercise. Sat: 8-9 am Breakfast 1st & 3rd Tue: 1 pm Game Day. 2nd Tue: 1 pm Senior Lunch Out. 3rd Fri: noon XYZ potluck, program.

CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721

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

CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332

Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Thu: 10 am Bible study. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technologybring your device.

DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223 www.derbyweb.com

Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. Oct. 3: 11:30 am Covered dish dinner. Fried chicken provided, please bring a side dish. $2. Oct. 9: 4 pm Intercultural: Costa Rico. Learn about he history, culture and food of one of the world's oldest civilizations. $7 Oct. 10: 6 pm Can We Talk: TBA Oct. 16: 2 pm Pioneer Senior: learn simple low-cost recipes. Oct. 31: 2 pm Halloween Party. Free. Mondays 1-2 pm Dynamic Aging: 4-week class dedicated to restoring movement.

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

Regular activities: Exercise classes, computer classes, foot care by appt. Oct. 8: 11 am Dining in Delano at Coney Island Hot Wieners,1001 W. Douglas. Oct. 11: 1 pm DIY Tiered Trays, RSVP by October 9. Oct. 24: 2 pm Birthday celebration for August, September & October Oct. 31: 2 pm Halloween Costume Party. Come enjoy some special treats and spooky music. Costume is optional. Mon: 9:30 am Wanda's exercise; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish (adv); 1am Well rep excercise.

EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392

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

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.

MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956

Mon: 7-10 am Coffee, donuts; 11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch; 1-4 pm Cards. Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise class. Tue, Wed: 10 am-3 pm Crafts, quilting. Thu: 9:30-10:30 am Line dancing. 1st Fri: Noon Senior Citizens’ lunch.

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441

Daily: Walk in the gym, coffee; hot lunch; computers, dominoes, puzzles, pool, book loan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Yoga. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Zumba. 2nd Tue: 7:30-9:30 am Breakfast, $3. 2nd Wed: 11:30 am Blood pressure checks. 3rd Wed: Noon-1 pm Blood pressure checks. 2nd Thur: 11:45 am KFC potluck. Free. Last Fri: 11:45 Birthday Celebrations.

HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903

NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444

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. Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch, exercise. Mon-Fri: noon Cards. Tue: 12:30 pm; Fri 9 am TX Hold’em. Mon & Wed: 9 am Walking club 1st & 3rd Wed: 12:30 pm Bingo. Tue & Thu: 10 am STEPS exercise Last Tue: 6-9 pm Game Night. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday Dinner, Covered Dish. $3 4th Sat: 8:30 am Friends & Family Senior Breakfast. RSVP: 529-5903. $4

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

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

LA FAMILIA 841 W 21st, 267-1700

Mon-Fri: Dance, exercise, pool, dominoes. 11:30 am-12:15 pm Hot lunch. Tue, Thu: 1 pm Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon: 10 am English Class/Clase de Ingles; 1 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Nutrition class/Clase de nutricion. Thu: 10 am Bingo/loteria. Last Fri: 10 am Music/musica; monthly birthdays.

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

Regular activities: One-on-one computer training, cards, exercise programs, hot lunch. Oct. 3: 6-8pm N SECA heading to World Treasure for the Haunted Museum. Please call for more information. Oct. 9: 1 pm Belly Dancing Class Oct. 30: 2-4 pm Fieldtrip to Natural Grocers Oct. 31: 2-4 pm Halloween Party. Please RSVP by October 29. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance; 2:30 pm Belly Dancing for Women. Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball. 3rd Wed: 10:30 am Birthday Party.

MCADAMS GOLDEN AGE 1329 E 16th, 337-9222

Regular activities: Open gym, walking, hot lunches, dominoes, cards, pool. Sun: 1-3 pm Quilting. Fri: noon-1:30 pm Sewing. Sat: noon-4:30 pm Classes: sewing, jewelry making. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-3 pm Balance class to reduce fear of falling and increase activity. Call 269-4444 to sign up. Oct. 16: 10:30 am Finding Comfort Support Group led by Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Oct. 25: 2-4 pm Fall Festival

OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545

Daily: 8:30 am-5 pm Computers, pool table; 11:30 pm Friendship meals. Mon: 9 am-noon Dominoes. Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee/Panera Bread. Fri: 12:30 pm Cards. 1st & 3rd Weds: 7 pm OID board meeting. 1st Thu, Fri: 8 am-5pm Commodities.

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

Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Oct. 8:11:30 am Lunch out at Spears, 4323 W. Maple Oct. 22: 9 am Breakfast out at Copper Oven, 2400 W. 13th St. N Oct. 25: 11:15 am Birthday celebration. Fri: Noon Open pool tables; 12:30 pm Painting

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Thu: 7 pm Square dance (except 3rd Thu) Fri: 9:15 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Dance aerobics Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Oct. 17: 9 am Keriel Dairy Farm Tour. RVSP to 316-744-1199. Oct. 24: 11:30 am Board & Brush outing. $15. Call 316-744-1199 to sign up.

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

Mon, Wed: 9 am Pickleball, VC Intermediate School Mon,: 12:30 pm Troopons; 1:30 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Donuts & cards; 6:30 pm Pitch. Tue, Thu: 10 am WellREP exercise class. Tue, Thu: noon, lunch. $5. 3rd Wed: noon Classic movie. 4th Thu: 11 am Bingo

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Andover Senior Dance, 410 Lioba Dr. 7-10 pm 3rd Mon. 733-4441

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Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm 1st and 3rd Tue. Bring covered dish/snack to share. Info: 755-1060 Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. Commuity dance. 7-9:30 pm: 1st Tue, Honky Tonk Time Band ; 3rd Tue, Moody. $3 donation, refreshments. El Dorado Jam & Dance, Senior Center, 210 E 2nd. Oldtime fiddlers, pickers, singers. Doors open 12:30 pm, music 1:30, 1st Sun. Bring covered dish. $3 donation. Back to Country dance 6 pm Thus. Singles/couples welcome Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. 7-9:30 pm Weds: Take 3. $3, refreshments. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. 7-9:30 pm Sats. Live music. $3. Minisa Golden Age, 704 W 13th. 7-10 pm Thus: Honky Tonk Time. $3. Info 617-2560. Oaklawn Activity Center cafeteria, 4904 S Clifton. Barn & contra dance, usually 1st Sat. Lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7-9. $5. Info: iamgary48@yahoo.com. Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm Fris, Live music. $3, refreshments.

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Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Sats. $4, bring covered dish or snack. Info: 755-1060 Prairie Wind Dancers: Learn circle, line & folk dances. 2 pm Mons: Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. Joyce, 683-1122.

Oaklawn Activity Center, Village Steppers Square Dance, 4904 S Clifton. 7:30-10:30 pm 2nd, 4th Sats. Info: Nick, 529-2792, or Mike, 650-2469. Community barn & contra dance, 1st Sat most months; lesson 6:30 pm, dance 7. $5, wichitacontra.org. Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Suns. Info: David, 9927820; email: westsidesteppers@hotmail.com Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:30-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis, wichitasolos@yahoo.com.


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Butler County Senior Centers ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441 www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Daily:11:30 am-noon Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tue: noon Music at lunch. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue: 10 am Blood pressure check; 11 am-2 pm Memory Café; 12:30 Pinochle; 1 pm Pool. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Quilt Club; 7-9 Pitch; Fri: 11:30 Lunch & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10 am Monthly breakfast. Pickleball: Mon-Wed 10 am-3 pm; Tue 6-8 pm; Thu 5-7 pm; Fri 9-11:30 am. Andover Community Center,1008 E 13th. AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189 Regular activities: Exercise, cards, dominoes, pool, line dancing, lunch daily at 11:30 am. Mon: 6:30 pm 10-point pitch. Fri: 9:30 am Prize bingo. 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 7 pm Live Jam Session. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Breakfast. $4 donation. BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St 2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.

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

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

Harvey County Centers

BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225

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

HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283

Mon & Wed: 9 am Yoga; 1 pm Dominoes Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise followed by social hour Thu: 12:30 pm Bridge Fri: 1 pm Pitch 1st Sat: 7-10 am Community breakfast 2nd Thu: 6 pm Dine out 3rd Tue: 1:30 pm Movie 3rd Thu: noon Potluck and short program

HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099 www.hesstonseniorcenter.com

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

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

Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: handwork. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi.

Senior Wednesdays www.seniorwednesday.org

Oct. 2 10 am Wichita Art Museum Jami Frazier Tracy, Curator of Collections at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will discuss her collaboration with Coffee and Cocktails exhibit, which explore teatime and cocktail hour in the 19th and 20th centuries. $2 1:30 pm Water Center Shawn Maloney, manager of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project, will discuss recent updates and status of the project. Oct. 9 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo Toxic Animals: What’s the difference between venomous and poisonous? What kind of toxins do animals have and how are they produced? $4 1:30 pm Advanced Learning Library, 711 W 2nd A Sampler of Scandinavian Music & Culture with Ingevalds Spelmän.

Oct. 16 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art Envision’s art educator, Sarah Stewart, presents on her work with blind and low vision individuals in artmaking and the creative process. 1:30pm The Kansas African American Museum WSU History professor Jay Price takes a historic stroll back to Water Street’s earliest days. $4 Oct. 23 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum The stories behind Wichita’s befuddling street names by Dr. James Mershon. 1:30 pm Exploration Place Meteorologist Mike Umscheid from the National Weather Service on predicting the Greensburg tornado. $4

Friendship Meals

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

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

Transportation Sedgwick County

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

Butler County Transit

Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Information: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-2793655. 48-hr notice required.

Harvey County

Transportation reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-6806802. Round-trip: $8 Newton (wheelchair only), $12 Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. AVI to Newton: Tue, 12:304:30 pm from Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton.

Aging Projects serves a hot, nutritious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201. WEEK OF OCT. 1 Tue: Cheeseburger soup, crackers, combo salad, applessauce, brownie Wed: Chicken salad, cole slaw, peaches, bun, oatmeal cookie. Thu: Swedish steak over wild rice, cauliflower, roll. Fri: Creamy chickem & veggie casserole, mandarian oranges, red gelatin, cinnamon roll. WEEK OF OCT. 7 Mon: Fish chowder, combination salad, peaches, white bread. Tue: Ham & beans, potatoes w/onions, parslied carrots, glazed blueberries, cornbread. Wed: Baked chicken, broccoli, cranberry sauce, pears, roll. Thu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, apricots, pumpkin spice pound cake. Fri: Pork salad sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, carrot raisin salad, strawberries, bread. WEEK OF OCT 14 Mon: Turkey & noodles over mashed potatoes, carrots, banana/pineapple, gingersnap cookie, bread. Tue: Salmon bake w/creamy cucumber sauce, wild rice, mixed green salad, peaches, pineapple bread. Wed: Pulled pork on a bun, potatoes O'brien, cole slaw, apricots, pudding. Thu: Chicken & cheese casserole, broccoli, beets, pears, garlic bread. Fri: Taco salad(lettuce,tomato,cheese,chips) salsa, refried beans, strawberries, sugar cookie. WEEK OF OCT 21 Mon: Split pea tortilla soup, corn, pears, fruit crisp. Tue: Liver & onions OR Beef cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy, broc/caul/carrot salad, mixed fruit, bread. Wed: Ham & Egg cass, combination salad, banana, blueberry muffin. Thu: Oven fried fish, tartar sauce, chick pea pasta salad, green beans, strawberries, snickerdoodle cookie. Fri: Italian baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, peas, peaches, garlic bread. WEEK OF OCT 28 Mon: Harvest Turkey soup, crackers, tomato salad, apple slices, peanut butter cookie. Tue: Open faced pork biscuit w/cream gravy, tater tots, pickled beets, mixed fruit. Wed: BBQ beef w/home made sauce. potato salad, broccoli, banana, bun. Thu: Speghetti w/ meat sauce, mixed green salad, peaches, garlic bread. FUNDING MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT, KDADS AND CENTRAL PLAINS AREA AGENCY ON AGING

AARP DriverSafety Classes Four hours of instruction; certificate on completion. Reservation required. $15 for AARP members; $20 others. Wesley Friends, Wesley Friends, 550 N Hillside, Wichita 550 N Hillside, Wichita Fri September 13, 2019 Fri November 8, 2019 Instructor: Cliff Neal Instructor: Cliff Neal Register: (316) 962-8400 Register: (316) 962-8400

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4 cemetery plots together at Rest Haven for $8,000 in the Garden of prayer, next to the road. Call 316-263-4228 Three cemetary plots for sale in the sought after Garden Of Acacia Lawn at Resthaven Cemetary. The plots are worth $3,995 each but will sell for $3,200 each OBO. Contact Marlene at 713-582-9215. Lakeview, Garden of Apostles, 2 spaces at $2,200 per space. Seller pays transfer fee of $295. Call and/ or leave message. 307-371-9905. Resthaven Garden of Love 35C - 1 & 2 with vaults. Seller will split transfer fee...asking $4,500 OBO. Call 4 cemetery plots together at Rest Haven in the Garden of prayer, next to the road. Will sell for $4,000/ pair. Call 316-263-4228 2 plots in the Garden of Memory. Lot 159-11 & 12. $3,500 for both. Call 816-719-7777

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One plot in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Double Deck Crypt w/ 20x28 moonlight grey headstone with 1 vase. Retail value $6,995, Asking $3,500. Buyer pays transfer Fee. Call 336-949-4653.

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Lakeview Gardens, Reflections, space 1&2 lot 5. Stand up stones allowed. Transfer fee included. Both spaces $,7,500, $5,000. Call 785-845-1177 or email jwdorsey4816@gmail.com

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

Lakeview Gardens of Meditation 2 lots. Section B lot 229 spaces 5&6. Value $6,990 will sell for $3,500. Seller pays transfer fee. 316-648-5487. Double depth crypt at Old Mission Cemetery. Crypt included. Transfer fee negotiable. Call 316308-1658 or 316-841-9460. RESTHAVEN - Two plots side by side in prime location - Garden of Christ with the Children. $9,000 or best offer. Call 316-210-8196. 2 adjoining cemetery spaces in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita, Kansas. Spaces 9 & 10, Section 9, Lot 23 Space 9 - $1,500.00 Space 10 - $2,500.00 Includes vault, opening & closing Call (316) 992-4343 or email: rcoker@cox.net Resthaven, Garden of Gospel, space 1 lot 57-A. Double depth lawn crypt w/2 pre-installed vaults w/2 name markers. Asking $5,000. Call 316-524-0085 for details.

-PeacefulGarden of Love Double-space for sale at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Regular Price $5560. Asking $4800 OBO. Call Mrs. Maria 316-253-8283. Resthaven Gardens, plot #38-C2, prime location in front of the Praying Hands. Value is $4,200. Asking $3,200 OBO. Seller pays transfer fee. Maggy Thompson 702-254-5024

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F FOR SALEF A Pride mobility jazzy select traveler power wheel chair. Excellent condition. Very Comfortable. Brand new batteries w/charger. $800 OBO. Towanda. 316-536-1111.

Must Sale! Mint Condition electric wheel chair w/ all equipment. $1,500 OBO. Only used twice. Call Helen 316-688-5445.

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

F HOME CARE F In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316-267-0302. Pre-screened, reliable help available. Can’t bathe yourself like you used to? Need light housekeeping? Need private-duty aide? I can accommodate all your needs. Flexible hours; 2 to 12 hour shifts available. Cynthia CNA/HHA 316-992-6711.

Sisters Dependable caregiver for elderly person in their home. Cleaning, cooking & meds. Weekends, night, days or overnight. 30 years’ experience. 316-390-9526

F HOMES FOR RENT/ ROOMMATESF Active single senior lady looking to care for someone. Can live in. Good cook, housekeeper lots of TLC. Reasonable and References. Call 316-259-5035. Roommate wanted. Christian retired man has room to rent. $320 a month $100 deposit. Furnished. W/D, 2 baths, carport, direct tv available, NO smokers/heavy drinkers. Proof of steady income required. South Wichita. 316-200-2451 Christian Widower. Looking for Live-in home health aide female partner roommate. Free Room, Utilities, Jacuzzi, Washer/Dryer. Is a home. Live alone. On hospice. 2 little dogs that don’t bite. Retired Military Business man. Newton, Ks. Immediate. Paid weekly/monthly.316-804-7774.

F HOMES FOR SALEF 1867 Civil War outpost south of Santa Fe Trail, along Chisholm trail. Historical Research ongoing. Eligible for grants. 316-833-1480.

F HOME IMPROVEMENTS F Dave’s Improvements Painting—interior/exterior. Doors and windows replaced, grab bars, wheelchair ramps. All general repairs. Guaranteed lowest rates. Senior citizen discount. Lic #7904. 316-312-2177 Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Painting. Honest and dependable. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. 316-737-4646. Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160. Need privacy fence repair? Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau. HAULING HANDYMAN Brush, Junk /Trash Removal Yard Clean-Up *** Fence Repairs MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL Honest & Reasonable. 316-807-4989. Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 316-461-2199. SAFE BATHING CONCERNS? Call 316-633-9967 We Supply & Install National Brand Walk-in Showers & Walk-in Tubs @ HUGE DISCOUNTED PRICING!!!! Bathe Safe & FEEL SAFE!! bathroomheadquarters.com "Tub to Shower Conversion Specialist" Handyman RX We have a remedy for all your “fix-it” jobs! Yards, Lawn mowing lg or sm, Gutters, Deck repair, garage clean-up, hauling, light carpentry work, ect. You don’t want to do it? We will- Call for HELP! 316-217-0882. Free Estimates.

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F HOME IMPROVEMENTS CONTF 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 Derby, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, South Wichita. House painting, siding, decks, fences. Build, repair and stain. Free Estimates and references. See us on angieslist.com. Keith Kimball 316-250-2265 or 316-789-9639 Be Blessed. Thank you. MOBILE GLASS REPAIR Windows * Patio * Doors Windows won’t stay up, Crank Outs, Patio Rollers and Lock Latches, Morris Glass & Service, 316-946-0745 Aaron’s Affordable Heating, Air and Refrigeration. Guaranteed Low Prices. Call 316-573-8661 Free Estimates Licensed*Bonded*Insured Beard & Son Concrete construction Drive ways, sidewalks, patio and landscaping. Dirt work and more. I bid’em to get’em. Steve 316-773-9320 cell 316-259-0629 The Handyman Can Brock Eastman 316.765.1677

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

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your CALL acceptance FOR FULL LIST OF QUALITY SERVICES! 316-992-8641 Fall Cleanup • shrub trimming/removal • gutter ____ Check offer cleaning. Snow removal. Family owned and 10% off with this____ ad Checkoperated over 30 years experience and fully name,with address, insured! Kevin 316-737-4890 phone S & V Concrete Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. If you need any of these services Steps, porches, patios, sidewalks, ____ Check expiration dates Call Perry, 316-619-6126 driveways & garage floors. Also 4-inch Proof Satisfactory steps with 18-inch landings ____ for seniors. Westside Lawn Service Spring cleanup. Bush and hedge trimming, bed Licensed, bonded, insured. (no changes) work,mulching, gutter cleaning, handyman , odd Free estimates jobs and hauling. 26 years experience. Free esti_____________ Advertiser initials Perry 316-339-4117. Steve 992-6884 You can fax yourmates. approval or Flower Beds * Gardening Prestige * Trimming Bushes corrections toBedusMaintenance at 946-9180 Landscaping & Construction Clean-Up * Weed Pulling Fences, Decks, Sod, and More Planting * Mulching or call Becky at 942-5385 HOLIDAY LIGHTING & SNOW REMOVAL Retired Handyman Call today for a free estimate (316) 617-8886 www.wichitadecksandfencing.com

F LAWN AND GARDEN F Jesus Landscaping Complete lawncare. Fall clean-up * Aeration * Over Seeding Gutter cleaning * Fencing * Landscape install/maintain Shrub/tree trimming/removal Call for a free estimate! 316-737-3426 or 316-708-7236 WWW.JESUSLANDSCAPINGKS.COM

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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.

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

Mike E. 316-708-1472 Garage clean out, mowing leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. BRICK, BLOCK AND STONE repair.

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F PERSONALSF SBF seeking Single male for walks in the park, dinning, movies, church, concerts. No drugs. Occasional drinker ok. Race/Age not important.Write to Box # 63 c/o active age, 125 S. West St. Ste 105 Wichita, KS 67213 Country gal needs companion 72+ for fun, travel and movies. I’m caring, honest, kind with cheerful personality. Be there for one another. Write to Box # 56 c/o active age, 125 S. West St. Ste 105 Wichita, KS 67213 Wanted woma who wants to dine and back massage. Write to Box # 27 c/o active age, 125 S. West St. Ste 105 Wichita, KS 67213

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

F QUILTINGF Machine quilting plain and simple. Will do t-shirt quilt, memorial quilt, unfinished quilts and quilt repairs. 316-992-6194.

F TREE SERVICE F ALL AROUND TREE SERVICE Stump GRINDING & Chip Clean-up Trimming, deadwood, tree removal. Total yard, leaf clean-up & hauling. Flower beds and bushes. Free estimates. Experienced. Good prices. Insured. Brad 316-633-0547 or Tom King 316-516-4630 Felipe Tree Service Evergreen trimming. Tree removal. Brush hauling. Splitting. Deadwooding. Free estimates. 12 years experience. 316-807-4419

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Parkinson’s Pub Support Group for early onset Parkinson’s Disease

5:00-6:30

1st Tuesday of each month

The Landing

the active age When Wichita’s new airport terminal opened in 2015, one of the most talked-about features was the large-scale display about the city’s aviation-related history. Now that material has been expanded upon and put into book form, so you can enjoy it even when not traveling. Wichita: Where Aviation Took Wing was created by the Greteman Group, which also developed the airport display. “When you’re flying through the airport, you only have so much time to interact with the display,” says Sonia Greteman, the agency’s president and creative director. “The book lets you hold these stories in your hand – and be struck all over again by the sheer audaciousness of our becoming Air Capital of the World.” The book takes readers from the

early barnstormers to the entrepreneurs who established dozens of aircraft and associated factories in the 1920s, continues with the founding of Cessna, Beechcraft and Stearman (which became Boeing Wichita, then Spirit AeroSystems), the massive build-up during World War II and the post-war growth of Learjet and more. The book is available online at WichitaAviationHistory.com. It can also be found at a number of Wichita retailers and gift shops including B-29 Doc Hangar & Education Center, Exploration Place and Watermark Books.

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Do you have PD but can’t make the traditional support groups due to work schedule or maybe you just haven’t found the group that is right for you? Join us for this new approach to Parkinson’s support, Parkinson’s Pub! Each month we will come together for beer, pizza, and honest conversation about living with Parkinson’s Disease. All are welcome! For more information or to register, please call (316)771-6550

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WICHITA CELEBRITY PUZZLE CONTEST

We had so much fun with our last puzzle/theater ticket giveaway contest that we’re staging a sequel. This time, winners will receive tickets to one of these theaters: Crown Uptown, Mosley Street Melodrama, Kechi Playhouse, Guild Hall Players or Wichita Community Theatre. To qualify, first complete the accompanying puzzle. Using the clues below, find and circle the last names of 11 well-known Wichitans past and present in the puzzle. These celebrities are from the fields of entertainment, business, politics and sports. Their names can be found in any direction, including diagonally. Once you’ve completed the puzzle, cut it out and submit it to the active age by mail or in person to be entered in the drawing for the tickets. Our address is: the active age, 125 S. West St., Wichita, KS, 67213. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 4. OR, you can take a photo of the completed puzzle and mail it to us at: joe@theactiveage.com. Make sure the photo clearly shows all circled names. Thanks to the participating theaters, and good luck! __Made Boston her TV home. __Western lawmen exercised brotherly love. __Rode ‘Wind’ to an Oscar __Retired young and at the top of his game __A king of the aviation business __Family known for more than just money __Fourth in line to a really big job

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__Statuesque all-time great basketball Shocker __Brothers grabbed huge slice of fast-food business __Survived for long time as TV host __Ran fast, then ran for office

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October 5th & 6th 2:00 p.m. $1 off admission with this ad!

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Celebrations 60 wedding anniversary Leon and Madonna Smith will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Oct. 17. The couple were high school sweethearts, although Joe graduated from Cawker City High School in 1956 and Madonna graduated from Wichita Southeast High three years later, as part of that school’s second graduating class. Joe got his start in the upholstery business at the Hassock Factory in Cawker City, later putting that skill to work in Beech Aircraft’s upholstery department. He retired as crew chief in 1999 after 37 ½ years with the company. Madonna was a stay-at-home mom while the couple’s three children

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Wanda Glassburner will celebrate her 100th birthday on October 27th. Please send cards to: Wanda Glassburner, Presbyterian Manor, 4700 W. 13th St. N., room 14, Wichita, KS, 67212-5575.

Leon and Madonna Smith

97th birthday Alice Reid celebrates her 97th birthday on Oct. 31. Send birthday cards to: Alice Reid, 746 Ruth Ave., Andover, KS, 67002.

Alice Reid

Celebrations is a FREE announcement of 80,years or more and anniversaies of 50 years or more. Send info to the active age 125 S West St., Ste 105, Wichita,KS 67213 or email to joe@theactiveage.com. Deadline is the 10th of the month prior.

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SALUTE & AWARDS BANQUET 2019 Friday, November 8 Holiday Inn East I-35 (Rock Road & Kellogg) Doors Open 4:30PM VIP Tickets 5:30PM Regular Tickets We will recognize three veterans from Central Kansas who served their country and are making a difference in our community. We will also recognize one local business that is advocating and providing resources for veterans in our community.

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Sarah Hunt Dorothy Hunter James Jackson Trudy Jensen Carl Keith Waneta Kelley Camille Kluge Patty Knepp Barbara Lambke Ronald Lauppe Pat Lauver Connie Lee Claudia Lee Sadie Lee Martin Jeanette Lewis Charles Liles Sharron Lockhart Barbara Lofstead Evelyn Maldonado

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Don Yakshaw Roze Ann Yarbrough Mildred Yesh Marilyn Yoon Douglas Young Corrine Zimmerman Dennis Zitterkopf George & Nancy Crandall Mr. & Mrs. L. J Ford Phyllis & Curtis Irby Natalie & Don Zook City of Mulvane Pistotnik Family Trust

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TODAY

Take on Today at these AARP activities in Wichita! Join us at one or all of these events in your community: AARP RESTAURANT WEEK October 1, 2 & 3

VETERANS BENEFITS WORKSHOP

MEDICARE 101 PRESENTATION

Discounts at select local restaurants

Tuesday, October 15 | 1p.m.

Tuesday, October 15 | 10 a.m.

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Wichita Public Library Evergreen Branch

Atwater Resource Center

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To register, call 1-877-926-8300.