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By Deb Gruver They call themselves “skeptical believers.” The 12 members of the Wichita Paranormal Research Society investigate claims of ghosts and spirits. Often, director Sherrie Curry said, their weekend cases begin with someone saying “You’re going to think I’m crazy, but . . . ” The group is in its 10th year, and this is its busy season — October. “We are contacted by business owners or homeowners that believe that they’re having a haunting of some sort,” Curry said. “Sometimes we contact locations ourselves. We go in, we look into their claims. We’re what you would call

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skeptical believers. “We believe that there are ghosts and spirits out there, but most of the time, the claims that people have are not caused by ghosts.” Sometimes a high-electronic magnetic field (EMF) can be to blame because of bad wiring, or sleeping with a cell phone, she said. “Someone may be sensitive to high EMF, and it can cause someone to see shadows and hear things and can cause nightmares.” She said the first thing they do

when they go into a property is check EMF levels. But, she added, “There are times there’s things we just can’t explain.” The team uses meters that give digital readings to check for energy and temperature changes. “Spirits can change temperatures in a specific area, but it can also help us find drafts,” Curry said with a laugh. About 98 percent of the evidence they capture is audio. That includes audio of disembodied voices that See Ghosts , page 21

You’re invited to a meeting The active age’s annual meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Larksfield Place auditorium, 7373 E. 29th St. N. If you have donated in 2017, you're invited to attend this meeting. Our bylaws specify that donors are “members” of our non-profit newspaper. This generally isn't a long meeting. We ask guests to introduce themselves; we approve the minutes from the 2016 annual meeting and elect new officers. Because you have taken such an active interest in your newspaper and its future, we urge you to attend and meet the board and staff.

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There will be a time for you to ask questions or offer suggestions. The easiest way to get to the Larksfield auditorium: Enter at its 29th Street entrance, which is west of Rock Road and east of Woodlawn. (Do not take Governeour.) There's a parking lot to the right (west) as you drive toward the entrance. Come in the “Welcome” door nearest to the parking lot. The auditorium is immediately to the left. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we will have seating for everyone. Email or call 316-942-5385.

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By Brian Whepley Larry Evans, 61, of Wichita had worked in computer graphics for decades in the aerospace business. In 2014, he started losing feeling in his legs and eventually couldn’t drive or work. His wife, Mary, had lost her job, and their health insurance with it. In fall 2015, doctors found a tumor on his spine. Chris Nelson, 63, of Derby had been a manufacturing project manager. Two years ago, he decided to start a business repairing RVs. The business was growing, but he and his wife, Nanette, didn’t have health insurance. Then a urologist found prostate cancer. Evans and Nelson are among an estimated 60,000 lower-income Sedgwick County residents – many working in the service sector – who lack medical insurance or don’t qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Project Access aims to ensure they don’t fall through the cracks. The nonprofit program coordinates donated care, services and prescription medications from physicians, hospitals, dentists and other providers. Last year, it served about 1,200 people, one-third of them 55 or older. Nelson and Evans say the surgery and follow-up care they received changed their lives. “I don’t think I would be alive now,” Evans said. “I was waking up every day worse than the day before.” Nelson and his wife have five daughters and 14 grandchildren. No fan of going to doctors anyway, he didn’t want to burden his family with medical bills he couldn’t pay. “Without Project Access, I wouldn’t have had the surgery and See Access , page 12

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Stop junk mail, guard against mail fraud By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My elderly father gets over 100 pieces of junk mail every week, and I just discovered that he’s given away nearly $5,000 over the past few months to many of the solicitors that mail him this junk. Can you offer any tips on how I can stop this? Irritated Son Dear Irritated, Millions of older Americans get bombarded with unwanted junk mail these days, including “mail fraud” schemes that you and your dad need to be particularly careful of. Here’s are some tips that may help. Mail Fraud Alert While junk mail comes in many different forms – credit card applications, sweepstakes entries, magazine offers, coupon mailers, donation requests, political fliers, catalogs and more – the most troublesome type is mail fraud, which comes from con artists who are trying to take your money. Mail fraud can be tricky to detect because there are many different types of schemes that may seem legitimate.

Some of the most common targeting seniors today are phony sweepstakes, foreign lotteries, free prize or vacation scams, fake checks (see, donation requests from charities or government agencies that don’t exist, get-rich chain letters, work-at-home schemes, inheritance and investment scams and more. If your dad is getting any type of junk mail that is asking for money in exchange for free gifts or winnings, or if he’s receiving checks that require him to wire money, call the U.S. Postal Inspector Service at 877-876-2455 and report it. Then throw it away. Unfortunately, once a person gets on these mail fraud lists, also known as “suckers lists,” it’s very difficult to get off. Criminals regularly trade and sell mailing lists of people who they believe to be susceptible to fraud, and they won’t remove a name when you

request it. Knowing this, a good first step to help protect your dad is to alert him to the different kinds of mail fraud and what to watch for. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service can help you with this. They offer a list of the different mail fraud schemes at Another option is to see if your dad would be willing to let you sort through his mail before he opens it so you can weed out the junk. You may want to have the post office forward his mail directly to you to ensure this. If your dad feels compelled to donate to certain charities, ask him to let you check them out to make sure they’re legitimate. You can do this at charity watchdog sites like and Reduce Junk Mail While scam artists aren’t likely to take your dad’s name off their mailing lists, most legitimate mail-order businesses will. Start with the Direct Marketing Association, which offers a consumer opt-out service at This won’t eliminate all his junk mail, but it will reduce it. The opt-out service is $2 for 10 years if

you register online, or $3 by mail. Then, to put a stop to the credit card and insurance offers he gets, call the consumer credit reporting industry opt-out service at 888-567-8688, and follow the automated prompts to opt him out for either five years or permanently. Be prepared to give his Social Security number and date of birth. You can also do this online at Make sure your dad’s home and cell phone numbers are registered with the National Do Not Call Registry (, 888-382-1222), to help cut down on telemarketing calls. Send your questions to Jim Miller, Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit

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This has been an odd couple of months for telephone calls. Several people have taken offense with a letter from me asking them to consider a donation to the active age. Perhaps I don’t emphasize enough how much we appreciate your donation, and if you can't donate you will continue to receive the paper. If you are unable to donate, discard the letter. However, you will continue to receive the annual donation request. We have one mailing list. If we remove your name from the donors' list, it’s also gone from the subscription list. As a non-profit, our goal isn't to make money, but we must pay our bills. The donations to help us with printing and postage costs which take about half of our monthly income. On another front: We are now going to print the names of all donors, not just those who donate $75 and more. We understand that any donation could be a sacrifice. See page 22. Remember any gift is totally tax deductible. I welcome comments and questions: Thank you, Fran Kentling, editor

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Honor Roll of Donors George & Jennifer Coleman Mary Corrigan Fred Currier Julie Dombo Margaret Glazier Richard & Nancy Lane Kathleen Lynch Sharon May George Stathis These readers recently contributed $75 or more.

Informally, I conducted a survey of friends and acquaintances, asking this question: “When do you donate to a charity or non-profit?” No one said they didn’t give, and it turns out that most had guidelines for making donations. They tried not to do it impulsively. Some chose causes that affected them or a loved one personally. Others gave as a way of remembering someone close to them. Many waited until the end of the year while others gave monthly. One friend reported she gave her time and energy to nonprofits but with much resolve stated she “…will only contribute money to organizations involving animals!” Giving is certainly a personal matter. Over many years I have developed my own rules. No contributions over the phone or at the door (although I confess to bending the latter if a neighborhood child is selling something sweet!) I give as a tribute to people no longer here. If I use the service such as public television or radio, I’m more likely to support the organization.

Like most, I try to help victims of a disaster such as Harvey. I am reluctant to donate if a professional fundraiser is involved. I want to support the organization, not the fundraiser. I want to know if my gift is tax deductible. Finally, I ask, is it worthwhile and will I feel good if I give? It’s no surprise that making a donation to the active age met all my rules. I hope you will find that it meets yours as well. Carol Bacon is a member of ‘the active age’ board of directors. Contact her at


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Exercises to help relieve your aching hands From Harvard Medical School Your hands perform countless tasks each day — from pouring coffee, brushing teeth and buttoning shirts to raking leaves or kneading bread. But aching hands can transform the simplest task into a painful ordeal. Hands can hurt for a variety of reasons, from the mechanical to the neurological. Arthritis — which affects one in five American adults — and other persistent joint problems are the most common cause of hand pain and disability. There are many ways — including medications and surgery — to get hands back to work. One of the most important is therapeutic exercises. Some exercises help increase a joint's range of motion, while strengthening muscles around the joint. Some commonly recommended hand exer-

Exercise cises follow. If you have a serious hand, wrist or arm injury, consult your doctor before leaping into these routines. All exercises should be done slowly and deliberately, to avoid pain and injury. If you feel numbness or pain during or after exercising, stop and consult a therapist. Stretching exercises Stretching helps lengthen muscles and tendons. Some repetitive tasks, such as typing on a computer or gripping gardening tools, can shorten muscles and leave them tight and painful. Do these stretches gently, until you feel the stretch, but without pain. Hold the positions for a count of 15 to 30 seconds to get the most benefit.

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These exercises are particularly helpful for tendinitis and tight forearm muscles, which are common in people who do a lot of computer work. For each of these exercises, do a set of four repetitions, twice a day. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds between each repetition. Wrist extensor stretches 1. Hold one hand at chest level with the elbow bent 2. With the other hand, grasp the thumb side of the hand and bend your wrist downward 3. To increase the stretch, bend your wrist toward your little finger 4. Repeat the same exercise with a straight arm 5. Switch hands and repeat Wrist flexor stretches 1. Hold one hand at chest level with the elbow bent 2. Grasp the fingers of that hand with the other 3. Pull the hand back gently 4. Repeat the same exercise with a straight arm 5. Switch hands and repeat

Resisted isometrics These exercises work muscles against resistance. Hold each position for 10 seconds. Complete one set of 10 repetitions once or twice a day. Isometric wrist extension 1. Hold one hand palm down on a table or other surface. Put your other hand on top of it. 2. Try to raise the lower hand, but don't allow it to move. 3. Switch hands and repeat.

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Several stories published in the active age in 2017 were honored by the National Federation of Press Women’s at its annual conference in Birmingham, Ala. Debbi Elmore received third place for teaching golf to the visually impaired and honorable mention for Pickleball taking America by storm. In the judge’s comments he complemented her on "the way you draw the reader into these important stories,” and wished he could give her a fourth place rather than Honorable Mention.

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

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Food preferences, combinations questioned By Ted Blankenship Our son and daughter-in-law came over for dinner recently, and we served macaroni and cheese. There is nothing particularly strange about that, but what they put on it was something else. They slathered on (gasp) ketchup. Now, I’m not averse to a little ketchup on my French fries, but mac and cheese? Next they’ll be dousing their ice cream with it. I made a comment about this peculiar combination and they countered with, “If you can put peanut butter on your pancakes, why can’t we put ketchup on our mac and cheese?” I didn’t say it, but the logical answer is peanut butter on pancakes tastes good. Ketchup on mac and cheese is an abomination. The yellow cheese and red ketchup make a dull orange that not only is inedible but looks awful. It got me to thinking about the other weird things people put on their food, and the strange ways some of them want it prepared. My brother-in-law has explicit instructions on how he wants his sandwiches made. You start with bread slathered with mayo, the lettuce must

go next to the bread, then the tomatoes on the lettuce. The meat rests on the tomatoes, and the second piece of bread completes it. He won’t eat it if it’s made any other way. Some people put ketchup on bananas, and others put jelly on cheeseburgers. Others dip their fries in chocolate ice cream. Believe it or not, there are misdirected folks who eat peanut butter and tomato sandwiches, and others eat peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. I heard of a kid who eats peanut butter and bologna on toast. One person drinks pickle juice, and another dips potato chips in melted ice cream. Fresh popcorn with milk, eaten like cereal, turns some people on, while others make a sandwich of bacon and grape jelly on toast. Elvis was famous for (among other things) his fried banana and peanut butter sandwich. It was made with two

slices of white bread, two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of peanut butter, and fried like a toasted cheese sandwich. When he became famous, Presley’s eating habits became even more bizarre. He once flew 800 miles to eat a sandwich made of a whole loaf of Italian bread, peanut butter, jelly and a pound of bacon. Other weird food combinations include Cheetos and milk; salami and grapes; salt and pepper on apples; fries dipped in honey; a peanut butter and onion sandwich; Oreos dipped in orange juice; vanilla ice cream with soy sauce; grape jelly and scrambled eggs; popcorn and marshmallows; and strawberries with sour cream and

brown sugar. Pregnant women take the cake (with ketchup on it, of course) when it comes to weird food combinations. One woman said she ate chocolate ice cream with banana peppers. If they weren’t so tasty, you might consider s’mores funny food. It’s a marshmallow blackened over an open fire on a graham cracker and piece of chocolate bar. When I was a kid my grandmother gave me butter and sugar on bread and a glass of buttermilk to go with it. What’s strange about that? Contact Ted Blankenship at

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Help improve your heart, sleep, stress From Harvard Medical School If you have heart disease, you’re probably all too familiar with tenets of a heart-healthy lifestyle; eat wisely, get regular physical activity, keep weight, blood pressure and blood sugar on target. If you smoke, quit. What you might not know is that sufficient, good-quality sleep and stress control also offer genuine benefits to your heart. Two sleep-related problems that plague many people — sleep deprivation and sleep apnea — have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease. • Sleep deprivation. Over time, inadequate or poor quality sleep can increase the risk for a number of

MEDICAL chronic health problems, including heart disease. Studies have linked short-term sleep deprivation with several well-known contributors to heart disease, including high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. • Sleep apnea. This common cause of loud, disruptive snoring makes people temporarily stop breathing many times during the night. Up to 83 percent of people with heart disease also have sleep apnea, according to some estimates.
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form, obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissue in the upper part of the mouth or back of the throat completely blocks the airway. Oxygen levels dip and the brain sends an urgent “Breathe now!” signal. That signal briefly wakes the sleeper and makes him or her gasp for air. That signal also jolts the same stress hormone and nerve pathways that are stimulated when you are angry or frightened. As a result, the heart beats faster and blood pressure rises — along with other things that can threaten heart health such as inflammation and an increase in blood clotting ability. If you snore often and loudly — especially if you find yourself tired during the day — talk with your doctor about an evaluation for sleep apnea. Check your stress (and negative thoughts) at the door. A growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are — literally — heartfelt, and can contribute to cardiac risk. Stress from all sorts of challenging situations and events plays a significant role in cardiovascular symptoms and outcome, particularly heart attack risk. The same is true for depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, and social isolation. Acting alone, each of these

factors heightens your chances of developing heart problems. But these issues often occur together, for example, psychological stress often leads to anxiety, depression can lead to social isolation, and so on. Does reducing stress, or changing how you respond to it, actually reduce your chances of developing heart disease or having a heart attack? The answer isn’t entirely clear, but many studies suggest the answer is “yes.” There is much to learn about exactly how. Research indicates that constant stress contributes biologically to heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and the formation of artery-clogging deposits. Other research finds that chronic stress may make it harder to sleep, eat well, quit smoking and exercise. Fortunately, you can learn healthier ways to respond to stress that may help your heart and improve your quality of life. These include relaxation exercises (deep breathing, guided imagery), physical activity (walking, yoga) and staying connected with friends, co-workers, family members. Harvard Medical School has special health reports on more than 60 health topics. Visit to find reports of interest to you.

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Murder, mayhem, hyperbole in Harvey County By Ken Stephens In January 1872, a newspaper in Cleveland found a double-murder in Kansas worth reporting. It seems a man named Ward was gunning for another man named Taylor. Ward took a shotgun into a Newton saloon, owned by a third man named Merrill. Ward killed Merrill by mistake, and Taylor in turn killed Ward. “So the man who should have been killed is the only survivor,” the Cleveland paper reported. These killings were just two of about 135 murders in Harvey County identified by Darren McMannis. His genealogical research is now up to about 600 pages into the sometimes-violent chapters of Harvey County’s history. McMannis talked about some of the late 1800s murders during a presentation this summer at the Harvey County Historical Museum. He said he quickly discovered that newspapers in rival communities were more likely to report — and exaggerate — the details of Harvey County’s violent outbursts. There was cutthroat competition in the towns for new settlers, businesses and commerce. McMannis said a Fort Scott newspaper claimed in November 1871 that Newton was known for having a murder a week. “The town is in an uproar,” the

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Darren McMannis, Newton, is writing a book about early murders in Harvey County. Most victims are in Greenwood Cemetery.

paper said, “but nothing will, in all probability, be done.” Frontier newspapers did that a lot, McMannis. “Each town was vying for more of the trade and the population. Burton had a feud with Halstead; Sedgwick City was feuding with Newton; Newton and Hutchinson vied for the top spot.” The Atchison Daily Champion used the slaying of a character named Cherokee Dan Hicks to skewer Newton. The paper reported that Hicks, “not having killed a man in several

weeks,” went on a rampage, shooting at paintings of nude women on the walls of a saloon owned by Harry Lovett. He took exception to the vandalism and shot Hicks five times, killing him. “Poor sportive Dan,” the paper lamented. The 1800s newspapers often adopted a sarcastic tone. “Back then," McMannis said, “the stories had everything they were thinking and the community was thinking, all the details.” McMannis research at the Harvey County Genealogical Society and the Newton Public Library piqued his interest in murder and mayhem. At first he thought there were probably nine or fewer murders in Harvey County, but eventually discovered about 135. One valuable source was cemetery records, which usually included a cause of death. As he discovered violent deaths, he searched for details in obituaries and newspaper crime stories. Sometimes the details were conflicting. In the double killing of Merrill and Ward, what started in a saloon ended in either the street or a store. One newspaper reported that Taylor used a revolver to “brain” Ward in the street, while another reported that Ward was killed in a hardware store. McMannis said it is often easier to find information about the perpetrator than the victim. In the first newspaper stories they are looking for “who done it. Then as they catch them and go to trial, the focus is on the person who did it, not so much on the victim.” McMannis said his research has also yielded other anecdotes about Harvey County. In 1892, a paper reported on the case of Kittie McIntire of Sedgwick: she “attempted to perforate with generous size leaden balls the body of J.J. Johnson” in a dispute over clothing she refused to return to him. She was fined $5 for disturbing the peace.

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Many late 1800s’ murder victims reside in Greenwood Cemetery.

In 1875, the Harvey County News reported that Andy Long had been found shot to death under a wagon in what is now Park City. He had apparently been robbed by two companions of $600 earned from a cattle sale. “We hope they may be arrested and, if guilty, swing under a cross beam,” the paper said. In September 1871, the Emporia News reported that Bill Dow had been shot in Newton by Lottie Foster, “a demi-rep whom he had badly beaten.” Demi-rep was an old timey expression for a prostitute. Since Newton was a railroad town, more than a few shootings involved railroad brakemen and hobos trying to “steal a ride” on a freight car. In 1885, brakeman Morris Fort told two men to pay their fare or get off the train. One of the hobos, J.M. Flowers, shot Fort in the abdomen instead. McMannis said his is now trying to pare down his 600 pages of research for a book he hopes to publish next year. Contact Ken Stephens at

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True story about losing my billfold... By Jerry Woody In the beginning there were small stores in almost every town in America, sellilng things people needed for their everyday life. If one store didn’t have everything, they had to go to several stores. This was a way of life. The came Walmart, providing us with a very large part of everything needed in one store, and lower prices. What did we do? We complained! Large stores are running small businesses out of business. Walmart is causing job losses. Walmart doesn’t pay high enough wages. Therefore I thought it only appropriate to tell you a story about Walmart. Earlier this year, on a Sunday, I awoke to find that I had lost my billfold. After examining my brain, I realized that I had last used my billfold at a Walmart store. I called the store and asked if they had found any billfolds the day before. I waited a short time, and then someone said no billfold had been turned in.

After thinking about it, it went like this. Its Sunday so no manager is around, and the quick answer is to say “no.” I’ll bet they didn’t even care. So I drove to Walmart to confront these non-caring workers. When I arrived, I was ready for them. I found a worker in the department where I last used my billfold and informed her that I was 90 percent sure that I had left my billfold there. The employee assured me that they had looked in lost and found, and there was no billfold. I asked for a supervisor. When the she showed up I repeated the story: “It’s just got to be here.” She apologized said she could understand how difficult it could be for me. She added that there was a procedure for helping me with my problem. She asked for a little time to straighten it out. I said of course. I waited for about 20 minutes. She returned and told me that she watched my transaction in the video room,


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Life Enrichment

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Ever wonder where golfers get birdies? The person who placed these golf balls in a vacant nest in the 7500 block of East Central may have been trying to hatch a pair of eagles.

October’s Wednesday Life Enrichment classes for those 60+ start Oct. 4 at Bethel College, North Newton. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Class topics include Old Time Radio, Free Speech in Times of Crisis and Wind Farms, Their Impact on Rural Kansas and many others. Call 316-283-2500 for information on the schedule and classes or visit

Chisholm exhibit

The History of Jesse Chisholm opens this month at the Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. It is

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a museum dedicated to the history and culture of Native Americans. The items and information on display are from the Calvin Chisholm Collection. It includes a photograph from the 1991 Enquist collection of Calvin Chisholm. with quotes from him and his connection to Jesse. The display is in the atrium and may be viewed for free.

Ancestry conference

The theme of the 6th annual Wichita Genealogical Society Conference is A Day with Ancestry. It will be from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E 29th St. N. Guest speaker Juliana Szucs has been working for for more than 16 years. She began her family history journey at 11, trolling through microfilms with her mother. She holds an Online Genealogical Research Program certificate and is working on certification from the Board of Certification of Genealogists. Conference topics include Getting the Most from, including the use of DNA; Common Surnames: Finding Your Smith; Hidden Treasures

on Ancestry; and A Dozen Ways to Jump Start Your Research. For online registration information or to download registration forms, go to

Annual dinner

This year’s Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church bazaar and bake sale will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. The chicken-noodle dinner will be 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 adults, $4 children age 3-7, under 3 free. The church is at 5701 E. Mt. Vernon.

Big Read author

Kao Kalia Yang, author of this year’s Big Read Wichita book, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at DeMattias Hall, Kansas Newman University, 3100 McCormick. Yang’s award-winning book is The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. The author, a member of the Hmong ethnic minority, lives with her family in Minneapolis. She was born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. Following the lecture she will take questions and sign books, available for sale by Watermark Books.

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Tallgrass Film Festival Now entering its 15th year, the Tallgrass Film Festival takes place Oct. 18-22 in and around downtown Wichita. The 2016 festival drew a recordbreaking crowd of more than 16,000, with 335 community volunteers and 194 film screenings. This year the festival received more than 2,000 film submissions. It will show about 50 feature films and 100 short films at nine venues such as the Wichita Art Museum, the ICT Pop Up Park and Union Station. Rose McGowan, actress, director and activist, will be honored with the

Arts briefs... Folk art show

No Idle Hands is an exhibit of art and artifacts reflecting life in America’s history. It opens Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Wichita Art Museum. These pieces are part of a newly acquired collection of American folk art, including furniture, samplers, decoys and lures, and paraphernalia. They reflect the story of America’s past, showcasing the materials and

Ad Astra Award, at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Scottish Rite Theater, 332 E. First, prior to a screening of her critically acclaimed short film, Dawn. Tickets range from a TALLPass, which includes all events, to $10 admission per film, $8 for students, teachers, seniors 65+ and military with ID. The main box office is at Scottish Rite Theater. It is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16-17; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 18; 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 22 For information about films and venues, visit

craftsmanship. Architect Dean Bradley, who has a passion for history and preservation, is designing an installation to evoke the settings in which these pieces were originally used. The museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults; $5 55+; $3 students; under 5 free. Saturday admission is free.

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dinner. Tickets are $75. Call 316-6847323 for tickets or more information.

Athletic Cathedrals of Kansas is the subject of a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Harvey County Historical Museum. Jordan Poland, Director of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, will talk about some of the more memorable sports venues in the state, how they were built and how they affect past and current generations of Kansans. Admission is $5. The museum is at 203 N. Main. For information call museum director Debra Hiebert at 316-283-2221 or email info@hchm. org.

The 37th annual Wichita Asian Festival will be from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Century II Convention Center and Exhibition Hall. Admission is free. Events include more than a dozen on-stage performances. A highlight of the evening is crowning the Miss Wichita Asian Festival pageant winner. Contestants represent 11 countries. There will be 50 vendor booths selling traditional food and a variety of arts items, plus hand painting (Hana) and face decorations. Kids Corner will offer an assortment of children’s activities. This festival is the only place in Wichita where people can taste authentic food from as many as 15 Asian countries under one roof. For information call 689-8729 or email wichitaasianassociationks@

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Fashion, food

A fashion show to benefit the Fundamental Learning Center will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wichita Boathouse. In addition to the show by Aspen Boutique, there will be cocktails and

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Meet Cheyenne Basingo What led you to going into the field of hospice? A home health aide instructor insisted that I take her course to work in hospice. Even though I originally thought myself to be too emotional, this has truly been my calling. What do you like best about your job? That I am learning so much from others’ lives. These people have great life experiences and knowledge to be heard. What does hospice mean to you? It means enhancing quality of life during the last season of life by spending time with loved ones, doing activities that are enjoyable, listening to favorite music, eating and drinking favorite foods and drinks, enjoying the moments and preparing and planning for mental peace. What is one of the goals with your job? To show as many people as possible that hospice is about living quality days, whatever that looks like to them. What actor would star in the movie of your life? Julia Roberts — she tends to be a caregiver with roles in real-life situations with a spunky personality. What is one of your favorite quotes? “Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II


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would be a short timer,” he said. How it works Tricia Petz, director of operations, said patients are referred to Project Access in two ways: through one of more than 620 participating physicians or from community care clinics such as Hunter Health, GraceMed, Guadalupe, HealthCore or E.C. Tyree. Project Access doesn’t care for patients itself, but instead connects them to doctors, medications or other resources. Its parent, Central Plains Health Care Partnership, is an affiliate of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County. With nine employees, including

patient service and prescription assistance coordinators, it receives funding from the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and the United Way. That support allows Project Access to coordinate care and prescription and durable medical equipment assistance. “City and County funding is used to purchase medications for patients who are enrolled,” Petz said of donations. “The doctors are donating their care. The hospitals are donating their care.” Care, lots of it When Evans first noticed heaviness in his legs, he thought it was just age. Steadily, though, the problem worsened and, losing mobility, he sought answers. Evans went to Hunter Health Clinic for its low-

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Chris Nelson had started an RV repair business before he got cancer.


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the tally was more than $77,000. Project Access requests that patients be sure to thank participating physicians. “I had no trouble being thankful. Holy smokes, Dr. Weimar saved my butt for nothing,” Evans said. In Nelson’s case, he had put off seeing a doctor until a daughter forced the issue. A blood test discovered such greatly reduced kidney function that it required an emergency trip to the hospital and the draining of 17 liters of fluid. That led him to Dr. Jeffrey Davis, the urologist, who diagnosed prostate cancer. Surgery was followed by radiation, 39 sessions over eight weeks concluding in June.

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Stillness from behind the biker... By Michelle Sell Our annual getaway is typically tagged onto our trip to somewhere for my husband’s annual late-August firm meeting. Since it seems those trips manage to be our only escape for just the two of us, we turn them into excursions for us via motorcycle. Our first trip was in 2009 to Sandia Resort, Albuquerque. The first night found us in Dalhart, Tex. We were exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. Winding through town I spotted The Nursanickel Hotel. It was close to the highway; there was a restaurant within walking distance and a gas station across the street. The hotel was next to train tracks that crossed an intersection every 15 minutes. All night long we were serenaded by Wooo Wooo! On this trip, I discovered resting my eyes (sleeping) sitting up behind The Biker, going 70 miles an hour. When we were returning to Kansas we discovered Fairplay, Colo. The weather ahead was looking sketchy. Snow was predicted, so we pulled in for the night to the only place open, The Fairplay Hotel. It was known to be haunted, and I’m scared of my shadow most days. At check-in, my loving husband

insisted on getting the history on the place. We were ushered up the creaking stairs to a quaint room in the corner. “Oh, the room you booked belonged to the two little girls who use to live here. They randomly show up to play on the bed during the night, but you’ll be safe. They’re good ghosts,” shared the Innkeeper. 3 a.m. I awaken, startled. Something or someone just sat on my foot. I flew down the stairs to the Parlor where I found my husband enjoying his coffee in peace and quiet. Courtesy photo To this day, he chuckles at the Larry and Michelle Sell, ready to ride. thought of my frantic self, standlookout point I was stunned. There was ing in front of him, trying to tell a tiny stone teahouse surrounded by him that a ghost just sat on my foot. emerald green water. I took a very long nap that day, I was fascinated at the change in securely positioned behind The Chuckthe lake’s water from blue topaz to ling Biker. Our trip to Lake Tahoe a year later emerald green. It was as if someone put up a wall so the blue water couldn’t has been one of my most breathtaking bleed into the green. The defined line excursions. We drove through thunwas something I’d never seen. derstorms, snow and 100-plus degree Little did I know, when it was time temperatures. to go home, that this excursion had just One day we ventured to Emerald Bay. As we wound our way up to the Eagle Falls lookout we followed along a blue topaz-colored lake. At the

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From previous page of mind. Best non-drunk I’ve ever had. At the end of this trip I concluded there is an undocumented exercise benefit in participating in these journeys. I’ve embraced the success of obtaining Buns of Steel behind The Biker. Getting on and off a motorcycle and pulling on and off layers of clothing for nine days, through eight states for 2,864 miles builds stamina and burns calories. The gratefulness recognized for

the risks taken in putting one’s life at the mercy of The Biker, animals, the elements and others on the road also knocks off years of living in fear. One gains respect and appreciation for their next encounter with The Biker who just wants to feel the wind in his hair, never taking his eyes off the road, continually planning exit strategies and scouting the next stop for the night. And anticipating that tap on the shoulder from behind, which means, “I need to pee.”

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By Diana Morton The air will get a bit crisp and days will get shorter. Treat yourself to an evening viewing a local stage production. Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Rd. Happy Holly Daze! by Misty and Storme Maynard. A holiday- themed comedy. 8 pm Fri–Sat; 2:30 pm Sun, Sept 29-Oct 29. Tickets $12-$14. 316744-2152 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. The Little Cookie Shop of Horrors by Carol Hughes. A spoof on Little Shop of Horrors. The cookies and the customers are getting bigger and bigger. A comedy musical review, Mosley in Wonderland, follows. ThuSat, Sept 7-Oct 28. 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. Baby Jane, The Musical with John Bates, Monte Wheeler and Kyle Vespestad (three of Wichita's favorite actors). What's a poor woman to do when her sister serves her a rat for dinner? What made Joan Crawford shriek in horror and

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Singer, sax player toured, was session player Editor’s Note: One in a series of stories about African American musicians in Wichita from the 1930s-‘50s. By Patrick O’Connor Jesse Anderson, an only child, described himself as “a chubby little guy with a little defect on my eye.” When his family moved from Arkansas to Tulsa he said the school kids “used to laugh and poke.” Then one day, when the class was singing a Valentine’s song, his teacher walked over and stopped at his seat. “I thought I had done something wrong. She says, 'Don’t stop singing. Don’t stop.' She had me come up in front of the class, and after that I was in every talent show that school had.” Jesse said when he and parents moved to Wichita in 1954 it was hard to rent a house. “They didn’t like people from Oklahoma and Arkansas.” At age 15 he competed in a talent show at the Dunbar Theatre. First place was $25. “That was good money when you could buy a loaf of bread for a nickel, neck bones 12 cents a pound and three pounds of hamburger for a dollar.” He sang Walking My Baby Back Home, which was made popular by Johnny Ray. Betty Shorter played the piano.

Jesse Anderson, 1940-2014 “We rocked the house. They was throwing money on the stage, right and left. They'd load my little suit coat, and I'd be leaning to the side. “I won so many talent shows the people started thinking it was rigged.” His friend Ivy Tugger was taking saxophone lessons from Walton Morgan at L'Ouverture. Jesses decided he’s like to play it. “I started bugging my mother for

a saxophone, and she finally got me a little ol' C-melody. I went to Mr. Morgan, and he said, 'What are you doing with this C-melody?' “He kind of broke my spirit because my mother had washed dishes and strained for that.” Jesse said he’d been looking at new horns at Jenkins Music Co. , and “one day, the Lord told me to go down there. “I was standing looking up at a horn. A little white-haired lady asked, 'Young man, are you going to buy that horn?’ “I said, ‘Well, I don’t know. I ain’t got no money.’ “She asked if I wanted to try it.” Jesse went into one of the “listening rooms” and warmed up. “Then I hit Night Train, and the people in the store come at the door like a kangaroo, neck start stretching. “That lady said, 'Young man, you need that horn.' ” She bought it for him, and he kept it ”almost to the final end of my career.” Jesse cut his first record with Willie Wright and the Sparklers. Sid Nathan, head of King Records, heard them play in Cincinnati. Jesse said he auditioned, signed and recorded the band “all in two days.” “When we came back to Wichita, the record meant more to them, than me. They got really popularity struck, so I pulled out by myself. “Sonny Thompson came through town, he signed me up and I went to

Illinois. I met Gene Barge, the saxophone player. He was Daddy G. He started recording me at Chess. "Back then you could go in and do a session, pick up your $1,500.” Jesse lived in Chicago, touring around the country. In 1973 he moved to California and worked with Jimmy McCracklin for several years. Then he returned to Wichita. “I played around here for the first two or three years, but it just took too much out of me. You got the same people playing the same thing when I left here when I was 17 years old, and making the same mistakes.” 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 in this series were taken by Arthur Kenyon at the Museum, 601 N. Water.

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Curtis Teague and Loretta Simone will perform at the Coutts Brown Bag Lunch Concert from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Grand Lobby. Bring your lunch. Water, coffee, tea and light snacks are provided. The Minneapolis folk singer/ songwriter duo play both original and traditional pieces. Coutts is located at 110 N. Main, El Dorado.

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Sat: noon-4:30 pm Classes: sewing, jewelry making. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.

MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956

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

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9-9:30 am Exercise. 1st & 4th Tue: 9:30 am-noon Cards. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10 am-4 pm Covered dish, cards, dominoes.

HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903

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

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

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

LA FAMILIA 841 W 21st, 267-1700

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

LINWOOD 1901 S Kansas, 263-3703 Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. Oct 2: 12:30 pm New embroidery class on basic and 'ribbon' with Pat Collins. Oct 11: 2 pm Bring 'bling' for Craft Time With Pat class on Jeweled Angels. $5. Oct 31: 1 pm Halloweenie Party. Dress in costume. Prizes and food. RSVP Mon: 9 am Stretching; 9:30 am Dynabands. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance; 2:30 pm Belly Dancing for Women. Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball.

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.

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

NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444 Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Oct 7: 6-9 pm Senior Prom, Boys & Girls Club, 2400 N Opportunity Dr. $10 members/$12 non-members. Oct 19: starting at 10 am Flu shots. Bring ID, Medicare card. Call 269-4444 Oct 27: 2-4 pm Fall Festival. $10 members/ $12 non-members. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 1 pm Bridge.

OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545

Daily: 11:30 pm Friendship meals; computers, treadmill. Mon: 12:30 pm Line Dancing. Wed, Fri: 10:30 am Chair exercise.120 am 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting.

2nd Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers bingo. $1. 4th Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Community bingo. $1. Every Fri: 12:30 pm Afternoon cards. Every Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee/Panera Bread. 1st Sat: 8-10am Breakfast fundraiser. $4.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293 Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Oct 2: 11:15 am Elder Abuse information from Terri Vierthaler. Oct 13: 11:15 am Hoarding and Excessive Clutter by Krista Lovette, CPAAA. Oct 16: starting at 8:30 am Flu shots. Bring Medicare card. Mon, Wed, Fri: Pickleball Tues: Noon Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. Fri: Noon Open pool tables; Social coloring.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Oct 6: 9 am-1 pm Holiday Galleria Outing for shopping. $12. Reserve van seat, 744-1199. Oct 16: 9:30-10:30 am Flu & pnemonia shots. Bring Medicare card. Oct 25: 8:40 am-5 pm Autumn Day Trip to Dexter. Tour candy factory, lunch in Burden, stop at farm for hayrack ride and pumpkin picking. Lunch $6-10, hayrack ride $3. Reserve van seat, 744-1199. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise.

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

Mon: 1:30 pm Line Dancing. Tue: 6 pm Pitch. Tue-Thu: 8:30-10:30 am Pickleball, VC Intermediate; noon, lunch. $5.

Senior Wednesdays

OCTOBER 4 10:30 am Wichita Art Museum, William Penn: Beyond Beauty. Enjoy a slowed down, engaging discussion of selected phtographs from WAM's newest exhbition, led by Courtney Spousta. Gallery seating will be provided. $2. 1:30 pm Water Center, What's Up With All the Wasted Food? Nancy Larson, KSU Pollution Provention Institute director. Free. OCTOBER 11 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Great to go Batty. Learn why those scary bats are not so scary after all. The only living flying manmmal in the world is amazing. Learn why. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library, Central Library, Cowboys & Clerics. Explore the early years of Kansas clergy and the colorful characters that made up our early faith communityies. The speaker is John Burchill. Free.

OCTOBER 18 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art, TBA. Free 1:30 pm Kansas African American Museum, Musical Spirituals. Learn more about the importance of musical spirituals from the 1860s to current day from retired educator and musical expert Dr. Sharon Cranford. Free; parking ticket validated. OCTOBER 25 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Explore the Quirkier, Unique Kansas. Topics include places to eat and hang outs; famous Kansans; festivals; and unique places. Beccy Tanner is a fourth generation Kansan, writes about Kansas history for The Wichita Eagle and teaches Kansas history classes at WSU. $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, TBA, $4 plus tax.

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Butler County Senior Centers ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441 Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Pickleball is played at the Andover Community Center,1008 E. 13th. Daily:11:30 am-12 Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed: Noon-3 pm Pickleball. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tue: Special music at lunch; -8:30 pm Pickleball. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue: 10 am Blood pressure check; 11 am-2 pm Memory Café; 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Quilt Club; 7-9 pm Pitch; 5:30-7:30 pm Pickleball (recreation), 7:30-9:30 pm (competitive) Fri: 9-11 am Pickleball; 11:30 am Lunch meeting & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 pm Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10am Monthly breakfast.

AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189

Regular activities: Exercise, cards, dominoes, pool, line dancing, lunch daily at 11:30 am. Mon: 6:30 pm 10-point pitch. Fri: 9:30 am Prize bingo. Every other Wed: 7 pm Live Jam Session. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Biscuit/Gravy breakfast. $4 suggested donation. 4th Mon: 5 pm Evening meal. $6 suggested donation, reservations requested.

BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St

Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.

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

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 and more. Drinks included. $8 donation adults/$4 children.

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

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, blood pressure checks. 4th Fri: 2 pm Movie Matinee.

DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227

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

EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142

LEON 112 S Main, 745-9200 or 742-9905

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.


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.

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

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 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.


Augusta Sr Center, 640 Osage. Country Jam & Dance, 7-10 pm. Donation. Bring covered dish/ snack to share. Info: 755-1060 Derby Sr Center, 611 Mulberry. 7-9:30 pm: 1st Tue, Honky Tonk Time Band; 3rd Tue, TBA. $3 donation, refreshments. El Dorado Sr Center, 210 E 2nd. 6-10 pm Thus: Dinner 6:30, CD Dance 7. $2 suggested donation, bring covered dish/snack to share. Linwood Golden Age, 1901 S Kansas. 7-9:30 pm Sats: Live music. $3. Goldenrod Golden Age, 1340 S Pattie. 7-9:30 pm Weds: Take 3 or Wildwood Band. $3, refreshments. Minisa Golden Age, 704 W 13th. 7-10 pm Thus: Honky Tonk Time. $3. Info 617-2560. Orchard Park Golden Age, 4808 W 9th. 7-9:30 pm Fris: Live music. $3, refreshments.

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

GRAND CENTRAL 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222

Sept 6: 5:15 pm Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention. $3 a session. Sept 14: 5-7 pm Fall Fiesta Fundraiser. Tostadas, music, line dancing for entertainment. By donation Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: handwork. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi.

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

Mon: 1 pm Games, bingo, wii. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast; 1 pm Line dancing. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. Park City Sr Center, 6100 N Hydraulic. 7-10 pm 1st, 3rd Sat, Wildwood Band. $4, bring covered dish or snack. Info: 755-1060. Prairie Wind Dancers: Learn circle, line & folk dances. 2 pm Mons: Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. Joyce, 683-1122. Oaklawn Activity Center, Village Steppers Square Dance, 4904 S Clifton. 7:30-10:30 pm 2nd, 4th Sat. Info: Terry 219.0100 or Gordon 721.6718. Westside Steppers Square Dance, Clare Hall, 861 N Socora (one block east of Central & Tyler). 7-9:30 pm 1st, 3rd Sun. Info: David, 992.7820; email: westsidesteppers@hotmail. com Wichita Solos Square Dance, Dawson UMC, 2741 S Laura. 7:30-10 pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Fris. Couples/singles welcome. Info: Curtis,

Wed: 9 am Quilting. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party. 1st Thu: 1 pm Paint with Sue. 2nd Thu: noon Potluck luncheon & business mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. Fri: 3 pm Bible study


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

Butler County Transit

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

Harvey County

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

Support Groups, Organizations Find Support groups at To add or correct a listing, call 316-9783566 or 1-800-445-0016. Clubs and Organizations are at www.theactiveage. com, Resources category. For changes call 316-942-5345 or email

Friendship Meals Aging Projects serves a hot, nutritious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201. WEEK OF OCT 2 Mon: Cheeseburger soup, crackers, German mixed vegetables, strawberries, brownie. Tue: Italian-baked chicken, mixed green salad, corn, pineapple, wheat roll. Wed: Creamy chicken & veggie casserole, breaded tomatoes, apricots, geletin, wheat bread. Thu: Swedish steak, cauliflower rice, peas, applesauce, lime gelatin w/pears, roll. Fri: Tuna salad sandwich, broccoli cheese soup, cracker, carrots, peaches, bun. WEEK OF OCT 9 Mon: Scalloped chicken, broccoli, stewed tomatoes, pears, roll. Tue: Ham & beans, potatoes w/onions, parslied carrots, plums, cornbread. Wed: Egg-salad sandwich, cream of celery soup, cracker, carrot sticks, strawberries, bread. Thu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, apricots, pumpkin-spice pound cake. Fri: Brunswick stew, combination salad, peaches, cheddar-dill bread. WEEK OF OCT 16 Mon: Turkey & dumplings, carrots, banana in orange juice, bread. Tue: Salmon bake, creamy cucumber, cauliflower rice, peas, peaches, pineapple bread. Wed: Chicken & cheese casserole, broccoli, beets, pears, garlic bread. Thu: Hamburger/bun with set-up, oven-brown potatoes, three-bean salad, apricots, cranberry juice. Fri: Swedish ham balls, baked sweet potato & apples, green beans, Mandarin oranges, wheat roll. WEEK OF OCT 23 Mon: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, black-eyed peas & corn salad, peaches, wheat roll. Tue: Ham & egg casserole, tomato salad, banana bran muffin. Wed: Mexican lasagna, refried beans, strawberries, grape juice, sugar cookie. Thu: New England stew, green beans, pears, blueberry cobbler, biscuit. Fri: Liver & onions OR beef cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli/raisin salad, apricots. WEEK OF OCT 30 Mon: Lean BBQ beef w/homemade sauce, sweet potato salad, broccoli, apricots, bread. Tue: Harvest turkey soup, black-eyed pea & corn salad, apple slices, cinnamon roll, crackers.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Derby, 611 N Mulberry Rd. 12:30-4:30 pm Oct 4, 11. AARP members $15; non-members $20. 316-788-0223.

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


1 plot for sale at White Chapel Cemetery. Easy to find, next to road and close to music tower. $1,000. 620-504-5074 2 burial lots in Garden of Love at RestHaven. Lot 76- A3 & 4. $7,000 for both .Price includes $295 Transfer Fee. Call 316-641-6931 Resthaven Garden of Prayer, Lot 51B. Value $7,990 selling for $7,000. Seller pays transfer fee. Call 316-644-4885. RestHaven Garden of Prayer. 4 lots together. $1,500 each or 2 for $3,000, Burial Package w/ 2 spaces, Vault and bronze marker $9,000 Call 316-990-5509 White Chapel, Garden of Atonement. 2 Adjoining Plots. Current Value $3,720. Selling for $2,000. Buyer Pays Transfer Fees. 316-749-0888 2 plots RestHaven Cemetery Garden of Faith. Great location! For more information please call 256-200-4259 Lakeview Gardens, 2 lots Garden of Meditation 195 B1-4. 1 lot $2,000, 2 lots $3,500. Call 316-618-6175 ext 224, leave message w/call back number. One plot in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Double Deck Crypt w/ 20x28 moonlight grey headstone with 1 vase. Retail value $6,995, Asking $4,995. Buyer pays transfer Fee. Call 366-949-4653. One plot in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Double Deck Crypt w/ 20x28 moonlight grey headstone with 1 vase. Retail value $6,995, Asking $4,995. Buyer pays transfer Fee. Call 366-949-4653. 3 Plots White Chapel Garden of Nativity. Value of $3,600 asking $3,000. Will split transfer fee of $425. Call or text 316-932-0335. Lakeview Gardens. 1 Double depth lawn crypt. 2 caskets. bronze on granite head stone. current value over 12,000 selling for $9,000. Call 316-250-7571

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


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

316-806-7360 Julie Sale by Gayle

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

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

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


Cheryl Rosine ~ The Foot Lady ICMT RN

• 316-312-2025 •

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

Can’t bathe yourself like you used to? Need light housekeeping? Need private-duty aide? I can accommodate all your needs. Flexible hours; 2 to 12 hour shifts available. Cynthia CNA/HHA 316-992-6711. Looking for companion care in the evening? Will do light housekeeping, cooking or just sit and read the paper. Call Jean Williams 316-390-3763 In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316267-0302. Pre-screened, reliable help available. No Place Like Home, LLC In-Home care services & more Meal prep • Transportation Housekeeping • Companionship 316-882-5930 Elder Assistance CNA/HHA #139428. Taking care of loved ones in their home. Taking the worries off the family. Doctor’s appointments, medications, light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, other duties as needed. Love of elders and laughter provided. 22 years experience. Wichita Area. Bobbie Arnett 316-847-1943. Private duty nursing, am/pm care, medication assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, doctor visits, grocery shopping and other traveling. Serving Wichita since 1999. Sarah 316-390-6041.


F FOR SALE F 4-SALE: 2005 Dodge Handicapped Van. Silver Grey.Under 73,000 miles. Dual AC. Electric windows, doors, and wheelchair ramp. Excellent condition. $16,500.(316) 722-2990.

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

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

2 plots Lakeview ,Garden of Gethsemane. Value at $2,395 each. Asking $3,500 for both or $2,000 each. Will split transfer Fee. Call 620-382-3571 or 620-382-4905.

WANTED - Healthy, Active, Creative, People-Loving, Event-Planning,-Camping, Retired, Senior that wants to stay active and productive for a long time.

COMPUTER HELP in your home. Very patient. Call Norm 316-778-1487 or e-mail

Place an ad: 942-5385


Six plots together, Old Mission Cemetery, Sec. L lot 56. Suitable for upright or flat marker, or double depth. In quiet part, about 20’ from the car. All six for $4,500 (25% of cemetery selling price) Seller Pays fees. 316648-7846


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Live in your own mobile camper, for free on 80 acre Beautiful, Serene, Recovery Recreation Site. Food and Utilities furnished, ½ way between Newton & Wichita. Large Lake and Activity Building. Manage Bingo Games on Sunday. Oversee Care and maintenance of site and buildings. Workers furnished. Must have common sense and maintenance talents gleaned from a lifetime of living. Must be honest and care about the success of our 501-c-3 Non-Profit endeavor. Send Resume and Application letter to or call 316-259-2800

F HOME CARE F Sisters Caregiver for care in your home. Private Care, meals, cleaning, doc appoint, meds and also provide live in care. 30 years experience. 316.390.9526

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.


Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

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


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

Call Paul 316-312-9970 Cowboy Construction

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

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 461-2199.


Property Maintenance • Junk Removal Brush & Tree Removal • Painting Remodeling Landscaping• Handyman Flooring • Home Maintenance & RepairBring Back Curb appeal to your home or business!

Free Estimates (316) 941-5978

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

Siding - Guttering - Windows

316-807-8650 Call for Free Roof Inspection Locally Owned, Licensed & Insured

Custom Painting & Home Repairs • Free Estimates • • 20 years in Wichita • • Senior Discounts •

Nathan • 316-807-8729

S & V Concrete

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

Steve 992-6884 Dave’s Improvements

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

Mid-America Restoration

General Contractor KS Registration 14-006471 City License 07904

Licensed & Insured

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

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



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Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience

Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013

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



Duplex, 529 N Broadview, $595 per month plus utilities. Non-smoking, no pets. Two bedroom, one bath,hardwood floors, full basement, garage with opener. Senior neighbors. Call 719-641-1082.

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


Ron Goodwin’s Painting Painting, interior/exterior. Power washing, gutter cleaning, roofing repairs, handyman services and odd jobs. 30 years experience. Senior discounts. 316-461-2510

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


Don’t Fix it Alone!

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


House keeping 14+ years experience. Run Errands, shopping etc. Call 316-942-3193. No Place Like Home, LLC In-Home Housekeeping & more 316-882-5930 Housecleaning Services Call Charlotte for a Clean House, 316-871-0421

Looking for companion care in the evening? Will do light housekeeping, cooking or just sit and read the paper with you. Call Jean Williams 316-390-3763



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

JS Guttering & Construction

P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care. Fall cleanup, gutter cleaning. Holiday lights. Verticut, overseeding, lawn renovation, flower bed maintenance Any odd job. Fully insured. Senior discount. Jesus Landscaping 316-737-3426 Mowing starting at $25, trimming, shrub removal, landscaping needs, gutter cleaning and any odd jobs. Senior Discounts.


ALL TRADES SERVICES Handyman/Hauling, Tree Trimming, Fence Repair, Gutters, Yard Clean-Up, Concrete & More. FREE ESTIMATES 316-347-6663.

Call Josh for an estimate

Total yard clean-up, flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding, attics, garages and basements. LEAF cleanup and HAULING.



Compare Our Prices Weekly Plumbing Specials

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

CALL DAN 316-516-3949 Cowboy Construction Bathroom and kitchen remodels. Room additions. Garages and sheds. Licensed and insured. Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488 GRANDPA’S PLUMBING

Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391

Painting & Remodeling By Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478 Paradigm Contracting Roofing, siding, decks, windows, doors, senior discounts, remodels. Fully insured, free estimates, certified storm restoration specialist. We offer quality, not compromise. Call Kyle 316-706-5788.

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

Garage clean out, mowing starting at $25, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. Brick, block and stone repair. Dave’s Hauling Services Solid waste removal, property cleanup, tree & fence line clearing, general landscape removal, other lawn and garden services. All fence, porch and patio work. Call 316-832-2201. END OF SUMMER CLEAN-UP & HAULING Yard & tree work, flower beds, fence repair. Pick up/delivery/brush, junk /metal removal. MISC. ODD JOBS, NO JOB TOO SMALL. 316-807-4989. Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126

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F PERSONALS F Single black female looking for male or female friend for vsiting, eating out and spending time with. Call 316-461-3873 70-year-old Christian woman wants to meet a nice man, 63-73, for companionship for movies, eating out, casinos and short trips. Call 316-684-1934 Where are you? Looking for male friends to go out and have fun with. Very active and likes to do things around town. Also looking for a lady friend to pal around with. 773-4825.

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

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Trees, hedgerows, evergreens & shrubs. Crown reduction, trimming or removal. Line clearing and roofs of branches/limbs. Bucket truck available, will climb . Senior. Discounts. Insured. Prompt, immediate and professional service. 30 years experience Call 316-207-8047 Estrada’s Tree Service Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392.

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F SPECIAL EVENT F Brunch & Lunch Oct. 14, 2017…Saturday Waffles, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy 9am-noon Chili Lunch Noon-2 Crazy Kitchen small appliance Sale 9am-2pm Donation go to Mission and Ministry Fund. Also to finish our refresh campaign. Central Ave United Methodist Church4920 W Central Ave Wichita, KS. 67212 ..316-942-0330. We hope to See you.

F WANTED F ALWAYS BUYING Older items of all kinds including: Antiques & Collectibles Costume & Turquoise Jewelry Boeing & Beech Pins • Pocket Knives Guitars & Amps • Postcards • Watches Cigarette Lighters • Art Glass • Metal Signs *Contents of attics, basements or garages* FOR FAST FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE CALL DAVE AT 316-409-0992 Over 20 years of assisting folks sell items.. Want to Purchase mineral and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O Box 13557, Denver CO 80201 Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-779-8989 Collector buying: WWII GERMAN and JAPANESE MILITARY items. 316-516-2737

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From Page 1 people can hear, but most of the time, it’s electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) noise that your ears don’t hear but shows up on a recording. Curry talked about a personal experience she had prior to joining WPS. A friend “came into my office and plopped her laptop down and played a recording. She said ‘I think my dad (who died) is still in the condo.’ When she played this recording of his voice it was amazing.” Curry believes she once had an

the active age office that was haunted by two men, a woman and a child. It was located at the corner of a busy intersection where there were a lot of accidents. She said she thinks they were killed in a crash and “wandered over.” She called in some investigators, and they captured an EVP. “I was hooked, and they couldn’t get rid of me,” she said. The group keeps busy most weekends and does special events. Members don’t charge for investigations. Interest in the paranormal has grown due to TV shows such as Ghost Hunters. Curry said the Wichita soci-

Ghostly Halloween events Paranormal groups are busy in October when people’s thoughts turn to the other-worldly. The Wichita Paranormal Research Society has events scheduled for Oct. 20, and 21 at Old Cowtown Museum. Historical Hauntings at Cowtown begins with a video with some paranormal evidence of the spirits that roam Cowtown, followed by a tour inside some of the buildings to hear more spooky true ghost stories. Hours are 7 p.m. Friday and 6-8:30 p.m. or 9 to midnight Saturday. Participants meet at the Empire House.

Tickets are $15 at www.wichitatix. com. The Oct. 21 late show often sells out. The event is a museum fundraiser. KS White Noise Paranormal will present Ghosts of our Past at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Kansas Aviation Museum. Tickets are $15; the event is a fundraiser for the museum. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Paranormal group will conduct a public ghost hunt at Cowtown. Tickets are $30 at More information available at

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ety is the only Kansas group affiliated with the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) Family, a network of paranormal groups. The group just got back from Kentucky where "we investigated the Waverly Hills Sanatorium at a TAPS Family reunion. “But we’ve got a lot to keep us busy here most of the time.” The group has investigated the Murdock House at Cowtown. It has been active, Curry said, and is one of the main places people want to go on Cowtown ghost tours. KS White Noise Paranormal, which formed in 2014, is another Wichita-based group that does investigations. It has seven members. Lori DeWinkler, the group’s historic researcher, is also an investigator. Before they investigate a location, one of her first goals is to discover if something has happened there. They use flashlights that operate by screwing in the bottom, not with a button. When someone asks a question such as, “Are you a man?” the light has gone on, she said. And sometimes they come up empty handed.

Recently they looked into claims of paranormal activity at the Kansas Aviation Museum and The Wichita Eagle building on Douglas Avenue before it was demolished. They found some strange things at the aviation museum, but not much at The Eagle. Recently the White Noise group was invited by a woman to investigate the house where she had lived for five years. “At night, she’s scared; she’s hearing noises.” They checked her house, but they found no paranormal activity. “I think maybe she’s just scaring herself,” DeWinkler concluded. Contact Deb Gruver at>

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