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By Tom Emery Banners and bunting depicting the American flag are displayed in abundance over the 4th of July holiday. In fact many flags have remained on display since June 14, Old Glory’s 240th anniversary. Today’s Stars and Stripes has gone through a lot of changes since the Continental Congress adopted it in 1777. The admission of new states and a surprisingly vague design are attributed to that leeway. It’s also a matter of debate as to who created it and who sewed it. Legend says that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, was approached by a committee headed by George Washington to create a new banner for the colonies. She allegedly came up with the familiar blue background that enveloped 13 stars, one for each colony, according to one of her grandsons. In 1870 he went public with the
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story and it quickly became part of American lore. However, many scholars dispute it, citing a lack of historical record of any contact between Ross and Washington. Some credit our flag’s creation to Francis Hopkinson, a New Jersey congressman and signer of the Dec-
laration of Independence. He had designed a naval flag with stars and stripes, but when he requested reimbursement from Congress in 1781 for the new flag, he was rebuffed. Many historians believe the first American flag was the Grand Union, which had 13 alternating red-and-
white horizontal stripes and a blue canton containing the united crosses of St. George and St. Andrew. Some accounts believe that flag was first used when Washington assumed command of the Continental Army. He wrote: “We hoisted the Union Flag in compliment to the United Colonies.” American defenders at Fort Schuyler, N.Y., also displayed that flag in August 1777. Another writer notes that the first use of the Stars and Stripes was at the battle of Bennington, Vt., also in August, 1777. The Bennington Flag had nine stripes and 11 stars, which surrounded the number 76. Two more stars were on the top corners of the blue field. Adding to the debate is a flag that hangs in the public library in Easton, Pa., that has 13 red-and-white stripes and 13 stars in the blue field. It was first flown on July 8, 1776. Various See Old Glory, page 12
I scream, you scream – July screams ice cream By Leslie Chaffin Pistachio, butter brickle, Rocky Road, Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate, key lime pie...the list of ice cream flavors is virtually endless, especially with today’s “designer” flavors. In 1984, July was designated National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Several Wichitans remember their favorite ice cream parlors. “Dipper Dan’s was my ice cream spot,” said Lisa Rathert “Bubblegum was my favorite flavor, though I also liked vanilla with caramel topping.” Others mentioned Squeezer’s Palace, Peter Pan and Ferrell’s. Current
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Stir up melting-pot feast for the 4th By Joe Stumpe A nation of immigrants, the United States of America is also a place that has imported many of its favorite foods. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with recipes brought from afar by folks who now call Kansas home? We’ll start with an appetizer of pico de gallo, the chunky version of salsa from Mexico. When our nation’s birthday comes around, Early Girl and other varieties of locally grown tomatoes should be hitting their stride. Nothing shows them off better than a big bowl of pico de gallo and chips. Chop up and combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and cilantro, then toss with lime juice, salt and pepper. Other Photo by Joe Stumpe additions could be yellow tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, Fresh tomatoes shine in pico de gallo. mango, jicama, avocado and even The dressing is two parts olive oil, hotter chiles. one part freshly squeezed lemon juice. For a salad, we’ll go with fattoush, Toss that with the pita, romaine letthe Middle Eastern chopped salad that tuce, mint, parsley, scallions, cucumber, features crunchy pita bread as a kind of cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and crouton. crumbled feta cheese. Start by brushing pita bread with a For a side dish, baked macaroni little olive oil, then toasting in the oven and cheese is a soul-satisfying staple of until lightly browned. Break into pieces African American get-togethers that and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If has the virtue of appealing to kids and you’ve purchased the pita bread at a adults alike. Mediterranean market, pick up a little Cook a pound of elbow macaroni of the spice known as sumac there and in lightly salted water. Drain and fold sprinkle it on the pita, too.
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By Patrick O’Connor Arthur Bates’ mother first encouraged his interest in music when they were living in Tulsa. One day in high school he went into the jazz orchestra’s practice room when he heard a student practicing. Arthur figured he was that good, so he went in, picked up one of the basses and started playing. When the instructor arrived and heard him, “he never told me not to, so I ended up in the Booker T. Washington High School Band.” In 1941 an all-girl band, the Sweethearts of Rhythm, played in Tulsa. Arthur knew one of the performers and asked her if they had a boys’ band. She gave him the address of the Don Clifton Collegians. Arthur wrote him, explaining that he could play but he didn’t have his own “bass fiddle.” About two weeks later they pulled up in front of his house. “The first dance I played was Coffeyville, Kan., at the Port of Entry.” He said Charlie Parker, who wasn’t yet famous, sat in with the Collegian Band once in Arkansas City. “The guys say, ‘There’s Charlie Parker. He played with Jay McShann and put a
record out.’ He blowed about three or four numbers with us.” World War II broke up the Collegians, so Arthur moved to the west coast where he ran into Benny Carter. Benny told him that his bass player has to go to the service and invited him to try out. “We worked out a little bit, and he told me to come back. A few days later, I got my greetings (drafted). I went back almost with tears in my eyes, because I called that the big break.” When Arthur got out of the Army, he joined the Eddie Lawrence band. In 1948 he quit and joined Clarence Love because he was paying more money. “In the ‘50s, I got with another band called Stack Walton. I come to Wichita in ‘52 to play Courtesy photo two dances, and I’m still here. Bass Player Arthur Bates, bass “I went out and got me a job Arthur said yes, “but he’s a blind at Boeing, had 33 years seniority drummer.” when I left. For 17 years, I played muIn their Wichita band Arthur said sic ‘til it got too rough for me working. A lot of that time I played with Homer they usually had piano, bass, drums and the saxophone. “On piano we had Osborne, because Homer had things Wilbur Chapman, then Geneva Taylor. sewn up here.” One time Arthur visited Tulsa and Sometimes Walter Morgan would play ran into Clarence Love. He asked if with us. Jimmy Taylor played with Iris I ever saw “that old trombone player (Dean), me and Homer. Homer Osborne up there?” “Duke Ellington came to town,
and we were playing up here on 21st Street at the Aladdin. Paul Gonsalves, his sax player, stood at the front door and hollered ‘Jimmy Taylor, you going to play?’ “Paul kept pushing Jimmy. I knew Jimmy could blow, but I didn’t know he could blow as good as he blowed that night. “Paul, before he left, said ‘I done cussed Jimmy for 30 minutes for staying in Wichita.’ Jimmy was real sick with sugar then [diabetic]. He stayed here until he died.” Ruth Brown and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters came here once, right over here at the old Mambo Club (23rd and Hillside). I played a dance with them. They asked me, do I want to make the tour? I said I wouldn’t last three days, because it was too loud. “See microphones wasn’t a big thing until in the ‘50s, and now you don’t know how a band really sounds. Now it’s too loud. That’s one of reasons I backed off. I couldn’t stand it.” This article is from Wichita African American Blues Performers: History in Music, based on interviews conducted at the Kansas African American Museum for the Wichita Blues Project, 1996-97. Copyright 2015, Patrick Joseph O’Connor. Most photos were taken by Arthur Kenyon at the Museum.
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Bedroom spider needs to keep his/her parts By Ted Blankenship This is a “humor” column, so I thought I’d write about spiders. If I were a bug, I’d be laughing because spiders have an extra pair of legs. They belong to a phylum called arachnid. In Greek, that means “spider.” Duh! Spiders can’t fly because they don’t have wings. They don’t have antennae either, so they have nothing to wiggle. But they can be scary because some of them have venom that can hurt you. We have an untidy spider in our house. He or she (we want to be politically correct — spiders have feelings, too) lives in the baseboard upstairs. We never see it, but we know it’s there because we see its leftovers. This spider probably is laughing all eight of its socks off when it scatters insect parts on the floor. We sweep them away, and they soon reappear. Has it no shame? I know a thing or two about spiders because I had time to observe them when I was a little boy. We had an outhouse that spiders loved. I can’t tell
you why. I certainly didn’t love it. But, then I obviously am not a spider (I have only two legs). It would have been impossible to kill all of them so my plan was wary acceptance. I didn’t bother them, and I hoped they wouldn’t bother me. I had the same deal with the wasps. I may be prejudiced, but I just don’t like most spiders, particularly the brown recluse ones. Some people say they have a violin mark on them. Unfortunately, so do a lot of other spiders. You have to look into the brown recluse’s eyes to identify them. Most spiders have eight eyes, but brown recluse spiders have only six. I’m not about to look into the eyes of a brown recluse spider. I’ll just take his word for it. If you’re getting weary of this “him or her” stuff, why not just find out the sex of the spider? The problem is that it’s difficult to determine the sex of a spider. Sometimes you have to look
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Healthy habits help you adjust to new lifestyle By Monica Cissell There is a good reason why “use it or lose it” is a common phrase. Studies show that cognitive and physical performance decline when regular exercise isn’t in your daily routine. An interesting culprit to ‘losing it” may be to blame. It’s retirement. Daily exercise, eating habits and even healthcare may all be affected when a retiree starts adjusting to a new lifestyle. To maintain good cognitive performance, researchers say you need to continually challenge your brain with complex tasks. Some studies suggest that volunteering 15 or more hours a week may help. It can enhance learning, as well as provide new relationships and personal interactions. Brain games are popular, but so far there is little evidence that they work. Exercising has an impressive impact on the brain’s cognitive performance and may reverse some of the effects of aging. According to Psychology Today, walking about 30 minutes a day at age 70 not only helps maintain or improve
cognitive function, it increases the size of certain parts of your brain that may be shrinking. Walking, dancing, yoga, biking, swimming and other exercise can have a positive impact on such chronic conditions as depression, blood sugar, cholesterol and muscle strength. Marc Hamilton, who researches inactivity at a biomedical research center, says sitting too much makes muscles “go silent.” That means the number of calories burned is drastically lowered, so it increases the risk of depression and high blood sugar and it negatively impacts cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Hamilton recommends frequent breaks from sitting: walk in place during television commercials, stand up to talk on the phone or redesign your environment to encourage more movement. Sitting for long periods particularly impacts the legs. For seniors, this muscle loss has negative effects on gait (walking or stride), balance and the
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ability to stand without assistance. This causes an increased risk for falls and reliance on others for help. Joy Sloan, Community Health Nurse with Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, teaches weekly classes at local senior centers in line dancing, exercise and walking. She said she frequently tells seniors that strong quadriceps are the key to independence and will keep them out of a nursing home. After retirement it is often necessary to adjust to a new lifestyle, develop new habits and incorporate new activities. These changes will make you both healthy and happy. To develop new habits and main-
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More people walking are more “eyes on the street,” which reduces crime. People who walk for local errands are more likely to reach the Surgeon General’s physical activity targets. Public transit is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by car. Walking, cycling and transit can eliminate the household expense of one car, saving $4,000 to $6,000 annually. As a result, residents have more money to spend on local goods and services. Check out the new routes at www. wichitatransit.org/QLine. Information provided by Bike Walk Wichita
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Simple math = easy weight loss The pleasure of eating a candy bar lasts but a few minutes. Burning off the calories it delivers can take nearly an hour. To lose one pound by exercising, you need to burn approximately 3,500 calories. It can take days of moderate exercise to do this. A better strategy for weight loss involves a two-pronged approach: exercising and cutting calories. Although exercise by itself isn’t the fast track to weight loss, it does offer important benefits beyond cancelling out calories. It slightly increases the rate
Exercise at which you burn calories even when you’re not working out. And pounds lost through boosting your activity level consist almost entirely of fat. Do the math. Start with this number: 3,500. That’s how many calories are stored in a pound of body fat. With that number, you can tally up how much weight you can lose through increasing activity, cutting calories, or both.
1. Walking or jogging uses roughly 100 calories per mile. (Precisely how many calories you’ll burn depends on a number of things, including your weight and how fast you walk.) So for every extra 35 miles you walk, you’d lose about one pound — provided you don’t change anything about your current food intake or other activities. 2. If you walk briskly (at a pace of 4 miles per hour) for 30 minutes on five out of seven days, you’ll log
computer screen for long periods tend not to blink as often as usual, which can cause the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. To help prevent eyestrain, adjust the lighting so it doesn’t create a glare or harsh reflection on the screen, rest your eyes briefly every 20 minutes and make a conscious effort to blink regularly so that your eyes stay well lubricated.
10 miles a week. That means it would take three-and-a-half weeks to lose one pound if the number of calories you consume stays the same. 3. If you altered your diet and cut back by 250 calories a day (½ cup of ice cream or two sugar-sweetened sodas), you’d lose a pound in two weeks. 4. If you ate 250 fewer calories a day and walked for 30 minutes a day, it would take just over a week to lose one pound. Reducing calorie intake even more and exercising more would further speed the process.
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5 truths about protecting eyes Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you’re like most people, your answer is your ability to see. Because our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about what can damage our eyes — and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths — and tell you how to truly keep your eyes healthy. Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses. Fact: Eye exercises will not improve or preserve vision or reduce the need for glasses. Your vision depends on many factors, including the shape of your eyeball and the health of the eye tissues, neither of which can be significantly altered with eye exercises. Myth: Reading in dim light will worsen your vision. Fact: Dim lighting will not damage your eyesight. However, it will tire your eyes out more quickly. The best way to position a reading light is to have it shine directly onto the page, not over your shoulder. A desk lamp with an opaque shade pointing directly at the reading material is ideal. Myth: Carrots are the best food
Medical for the eyes. Fact: Carrots, which contain vitamin A, are indeed good for the eyes. But fresh fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, which contain more antioxidant vitamins such as C and E, are even better. Antioxidants may even help protect the eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Just don’t expect them to prevent or correct basic vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. Myth: It’s best not to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time. Taking a break from them allows your eyes to rest. Fact: If you need glasses or contacts for distance or reading, use them. Not wearing your glasses will strain your eyes and tire them out instead of resting them. However, it will not worsen your vision or lead to eye disease. Myth: Staring at a computer screen all day is bad for the eyes. Fact: Using a computer does not damage your eyes. However, staring at a computer screen all day can contribute to eyestrain or tired eyes. People who stare at a
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Old Cowtown Museum will have an old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Watch vintage baseball, catch a gunfight, watch the saloon girls perform and play carnival games. There will be contests of horseshoes and sack races, music, ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and a beer garden. Cowtown’s two baseball teams, the Red Stockings and Bull Dozers, play a full season of baseball games and exhibitions by the rules of the National League of 1876. The game will start at 1 p.m. The museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free from noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 22; closed Monday. Ticket are $7.75
New Stories of Old Murders is the topic of a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Harvey County Historical Museum. Although Harvey County is the smallest of all Kansas counties in square miles, it is no less affected by murder than any other, says local historian Darren McMannis. His rediscovered stories of murder and attempted murder that have touched the lives of Harvey county residents through the years provides a look at this shocking part of its local history. He’ll share several historic murderous tales that were once the talk of the town. Admission is $5. The museum is at 203 N. Main, Newton. Contact director Debra Hiebert at info@hchm. org or 316-283-2221, for information.
Hear first-hand about Amelia Earhart’s harrowing solo flight across the Atlantic and her plans to fly around the world at the equator.
Hear the April 1937 story of when the pilot tore up her Lockheed Electra in a ground loop trying to take off from Luke Air Field Courtesy photo on Honolulu. Amelia Earhart Scholar and performer Ann Birney of Ride Into History will present this historical performance as Earhart in honor of her 120th birthday at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Westlink Branch Library. 8515 Bekemeyer.
The Emerald City Chorus is holding a Barbershop Bingo fundraiser for its Music Education Fund Saturday, Aug. 5, at Southwest Presbyterian Church, 1511 W. 27th S. Session 1 is noon-3 p.m.; session 2 is 5-8 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to game time. A suggested donation of $30 includes 30 bingo cards, 10 games. Sloppy Joes will be served and there are chances to win prizes, including $250 for a blackout. This is open to those 12 and older. Purchase tickets from chorus members. Call 316-773-9300 or visit www.emeraldcitychorus.org
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League 42: An urban baseball resurgence By Jeff Guy America’s beloved summer sport is experiencing a renaissance in a part of Wichita that, for decades, had been a baseball desert. After a long stretch of sitting dormant, the baseball diamonds at Wichita’s McAdams Park at 17th and Wabash are alive again with boys and girls in uniform – hitting, throwing and fielding. “We know a lot of people talk about playing baseball here in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s when it was really thriving in this community,” said Bob Lutz, who spearheaded the effort to bring the sport back with League 42. “For some reason, it kind of went away for several decades.” Forty-two was the number worn by Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 broke the “baseball color line” as the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. For years, Lutz, a long-time sports reporter and columnist for The Wichita Eagle, had talked about how urban youth were not getting the same opportunities to play baseball that kids in suburban communities were having. One day in 2013 he talked about the issue on a Wichita radio show. The public response was sizable, immediate and, in one instance, challenging.
Bob Lutz started League 42.
“You talk a great game,” someone said. “Why don’t you do something?” That comment sparked a fire in Lutz. He organized a meeting to talk about starting an urban baseball league. Five people showed up. “Rather than being deterred by that, I had another meeting,” Lutz said, while sitting in the community room of McAdams Recreation Center. “Fifteen people showed up, then 20, then 30. It kind of snowballed and before you knew it, we had an organization.” From July of 2013 to the following April, a league was built. Volunteers registered League 42 as a non-profit organization, created by-laws, and found coaches. They went to commu-
nity events in the area, handed out fliers and put the word out on Facebook. “We beat the streets to find players,” Lutz said. “We walked around and canvassed this part of Wichita. You’re talking about a nine-month period where we worked our tails off to get the league going.” That first year, League 42 had 16 teams and around 200 kids aged 5 to 14. The next year, there were 29 teams. Then 39. This season, there are 42 teams and approximately 580 kids. There are now six divisions, based on age. Lutz, 62, and Randy Smith, 63, coached a team of 5-year-olds in the first year of League 42, and they would like to keep those kids together until they age out of the league. League 42 has a nine-person board of directors. During the off-season, they hold meetings for those who want to help with coaching, fundraising and supervising the park during games. To volunteer contact Lutz at email@example.com. Making baseball accessible Baseball is an expensive sport. For a family struggling to make ends meet, it’s a luxury they cannot afford. There is a cost of $30 per child or family of children to play in League 42, and the league provides the uniforms and all the equipment the children need.
Of the kids who signed up that first year, maybe five percent had played baseball. A lot of them were not sure which hand to put a glove on, and there were right-handed hitters hitting like left-handers “Now in our fourth year, we’re seeing some baseball being played,” Lutz said. “We’ve got a long way to go, but we’ve already got, I believe, seven to 10 kids playing high school baseball that came through our program. Those numbers are just going to increase the longer we’re around.” Larry Dennis, director of McAdams Park, said League 42 has given an opportunity for kids to play baseball who otherwise would have never picked up a bat. “When I see it, it gives me chills,” he said. A lot of older people have told Dennis how happy they are to see baseball again at McAdams Park. “A couple started crying,” he said. The League 42 coaches stress sportsmanship above everything, imparting life lessons to their young players. “We love our kids,” Lutz said. “We want these kids to use baseball and the lessons they’ve learned from it to find a personal path to success later in life.” See next page
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Lavester Moore watches his grandson, Jeremiah, at McAdams Park.
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He also wants League 42 to continue investing in the community, which will mean raising money. “I’m no spring chicken so I feel a particular emergency to get something done.” Lutz wants it to carry on when he is no longer able to assume his leadership role. “I want League 42 to be here for a long, long time,” he said. Contact Jeff Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Teresa Schmied At the active age we often receive books and gadgets in the mail from people or companies wanting us to write an article or review their product. A few months back we were offered a chance to try out The BEAN Quiet Sound Amplifier. I volunteered my husband, Richard, to be the guinea pig. Hearing “What” from him much more frequently at this point in our lives leaves me knowing I have no patience. This Ear BEAN could be a winwin for both of us. It is not a hearing aid, but it does aid hearing. It touts “exceptionally, clear, natural sound.” Its color choices are platinum, bronze and brushed gold; the ear tips come in eight sizes. A two-position switch offers low levels of amplification. There is a low-battery alert and a one-year warranty. Additional loss and damage coverage is optional. You also receive filter tools, extra filters, cleaning tool, leather pouch and a package of #10 batteries. The BEAN enhances only soft sounds, and there are no controls to
Product Review adjust. Early on Richard mentioned some feedback noise when eating or singing. His solution was to remove it. He talked about this problem to a company spokesman who suggested he try some of the other ear tips because the one he was using probably wasn’t snug enough in his ear. It took Richard several tries to find one that felt comfortable. “Once I figured out which ear tip fit best, the BEAN seems to work OK. That pretty much took care of the feedback.”
The BEAN’s price for a single unit $214 or $399 for a pair. Does it work? Yes, it works nicely once you have it comfortably placed in your ear. Richard said the biggest drawback was the need to replace the battery about every 10 days. For more information visit www. etymotic.com. Contact Teresa Schmied at Teresa@theactiveage.com. “The active age’”does not endorse any products it reviews.
HOME HEALTH Taking care of residents is our number one priority! We are proud to announce that Larksﬁeld Place has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reﬂects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Larksﬁeld Home Health is the ONLY Home Health agency in Wichita to achieve this accreditation! You have the right to choose the home health care provider you want and you do not have to be a Larksﬁeld Place resident to beneﬁt from our 5-Star care. Tell your doctor you choose Larksﬁeld Place! Call 636-1000 for more information or visit www.LarksﬁeldPlace.org
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scholars believe that flag was the first Stars and Stripes. Not all of the early flags bore strong resemblances to today’s Old Glory. During the earliest action of the Revolution, a group of Massachusetts’ minutemen reportedly flew a flag with a red field containing a silver arm and sword at the battle of Concord on April 19, 1775. The red-and-white stripes may date to 1765, when the Sons of Liberty used a flag with nine stripes during a meeting in New York to protest the Stamp Act. A decade later, their flag had increased to 13 stripes, adorned with a rattlesnake. The Continental Congress finally created the Flag Act, which read: “the flag of the United States should be
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made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” When Vermont and Kentucky were admitted to the Union in 1795, Congress, accordingly, ordered that a new flag have 15 stars and stripes. As more states were admitted, it became clear that the flag would have too many stripes. On April 4, 1818, Congress declared that the flag would be limited to 13 stripes, one for each of the original colonies, with one star in the blue field for each state. Interestingly, no official provision had been made for the proportions of the American flag. On June 24, 1912, President Taft signed an executive order calling for proportions of the flag and arrangement of stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, with a single point of each star directed upward. With the admission of Alaska and
This is one version of early flags. It had 13 stars, 13 stripes. Hawaii in 1959, President Eisenhower twice signed orders to accommodate the two additional stars.
Tom Emery is a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville, Ill. Email him at email@example.com.
40-year volunteer honored Connie Profaizer of Wichita, a lifetime Girl Scout who has served local Scouts for more than 40 years as a volunteer, received the Wiedemann Award for outstanding service above and beyond expectations in the south-central region of the council. It is named after Gladys Wiede-
mann, who established the council’s first resident camp in the 1960s. Throughout her 40 years of service, Profaizer has taken on numerous roles, including camp director, leader of multiple troops, representative at National Girl Scout Conventions and member of Girl Scout Alumni & Friends.
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Mobile farmer’s market bridges food deserts By Debbi Elmore Throughout her life, Beverly Mason has enjoyed fresh produce. “Growing up, my great-uncle had acres, so we had lots of fruits and vegetables,” she recalled. Things changed as she aged. She developed a chronic condition and is in a wheelchair, no longer able to drive. She has no access to the healthy food she loves. Enter Common Ground Producers and Growers, an idea born several years ago from a phone call made by Janet Diggs, resident service coordinator at Shadyway Plaza Tower apartments. Diggs said residents of the income-subsidized senior housing complex weren’t using the farmer’s market coupons issued by the state, so they received fewer coupons the next year. When she asked why they weren’t using them, she learned that they didn’t have transportation to farmer’s markets. Diggs knew Donna Pearson McClish, and was familiar with her family’s Pearson’s Farm and its community gardens at K-96 and Hillside. She asked McClish if it might be
possible for them to deliver and sell fresh produce to her tenants. The call’s timing was perfect. McClish said her brothers had just talked to her about what they might do with a surplus of fresh produce. The Common Ground farmer’s market concept came to life. And, along with Diggs’ call, the rest is history. McClish delivered her first mobile farmer’s market produce to Shadyway. Grateful customers snatched up the fruits and vegetables, Common Ground now serves more than 20 income-subsidized senior housing complexes in Wichita, and Photo by Debbi Elmore smaller communities throughout SedgDonna Pearson McClish sorts fresh produce for Common Ground. wick, Butler and Harvey counties. “We are building a community of This gives those who enjoy gardening “Having the market come to us growers who work with us,” McClish a way to make some extra money and means we will for sure get the good said. By purchasing produce from it gives seniors a way to get access to foods we need,” she said. “And they farmers and community gardeners, healthy food.” taste so much better than canned.” Common Ground decreases farmer’s Greenway Manor resident Marva Maurice Melton from McLean food miles and provides extra income Jones is concerned about her husband’s Manor is watching his salt and sugar and fresh produce to seniors in multihealth, and wants him to have fresh intake; he knows fresh is better than ple locations. vegetables. Since she doesn’t own a car, canned. And he appreciates fresh food “It’s a winning situation for everyshe had to rely on others to go to a coming to his home. “Right now,” he one,” she said. “Farmers want to farm; market. See next page they don’t want to package and sell.
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Senior Wednesday at the Wichita Art Museum: Docents’ Faves You love art, we love art. What a perfect match! Meet WAM docents as they talk about their favorite works of art in WAM’s collection and learn more about how these volunteers use their energy and ideas to help museum visitors turn into art lovers.
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Tenants at McLean Manor check the fresh produce.
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said, “I’m waiting for those melons.” The Kansas Leadership Center’s project with Health Alliance and its subcommittee, Access to Healthy Foods for Seniors, also has helped the market’s expansion. Stacy Nilles, program manager with the Sedgwick County Department on Aging, says it has broadened its goal
the active age of helping those over 70 thrive in the community by including access to healthy foods. When she learned about Common Ground, she asked McClish if she could expand her operation to other counties. It now serves seniors in numerous three-county locations. McClish said they try to visit each location at least twice a month. “It’s working. We can see it working.” She said she knows of no other mobile market doing what they do. “We are bringing fresh produce to the food deserts, and ensuring our senior populations have access to fresh produce.” Smiling, she added, “Everywhere we go, we hear comments. People say ‘We’re so glad you’re here,’ ‘We have really been looking forward to this.’ “We never turn anyone away. Our motto is: ‘All are fed and no one is hungry.’ ” Contact Debbi Elmore at firstname.lastname@example.org For a list of the monthly schedule of times and locations, visit Common Market at Facebook.com/commongroundpg
Recycle fabric into bags With your fabric, your time and your sewing machine, you can help remove plastic bag litter by making reuable cloth Boomerang Bags. This program is an international grassroots, community-driven movement tackling plastic bag pollution. Volunteers gather and make the reusable Boomerang Bags. Its slogan is “take a bag if you need one and return a bag if you have too many.” The re-useable bags are provided at no cost. The Wichita group was started this
spring by Lori Lawrence of Ban the Bag Wichita and Leah Dannar-Garcia of Firefly Farm. The group is asking for: • Fabrics from that sewing project that never got started, old or damaged drapes, tablecloths, bedspreads, quilts and thread • Donated sewing machines • Volunteers to sew the bags Drop off donations between 5-7 p.m. Thursdays and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Center, 520 S. Commerce. For more information contact Lori Lawrence, lawrencelorid@gmail. com.
Master Gardener classes
There will be an informational meeting for those interested in applying for the fall Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Extension Center’s 4-H Hall, 21st and Ridge Road. Requirements and benefits of the program will be outlined; applications will be available. You must be a Sedgwick County resident.
The cost is $120; need-based scholarships are available. The Thursday classes are Sept. 21 to Nov. 16. For information contact Rebecca McMahon, Extension Horticulture Agent at 316-660-0142 or visit: www. sedgwick.k-state.edu/ gardening-lawn-care/mastergardener-volunteer-program/ become-master-gardener.html.
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Tips for better photos By Rob Howes It’s vacation time. One of the best ways to remember it — and to share it with family and friends — is with photographs. Many cameras can accomplish this. The best is one that is small, easy to carry and accessible. A smartphone or a simple point-and-shoot version are both good choices and capable of very good results. Because they do a lot of things automatically, you are free to focus on the two most important details in taking pictures: Lighting and Composition. These two details will definitely improve your results. Photos live and die based on lighting. When you take a picture of someone, be sure the available light is at your back, not the subject’s. The light can also be off to one side if the face is
well lit. Avoid bright sunlight. Move into the shade if you can, but arrange your subjects so the lighting is even and there is not a bright background. Always try for softer, even and more diffused light. Overcast days are great for people photos. For landscapes, you’ll get best lighting in the golden hours — the first hour after sunrise and the first hour before sunset. Think of your pictures as paintings. If you were painting the scene, how would you compose it? Placing the focal point of the scene in the center of the frame is not always a good idea. If you are photographing a group, centering is great. But if you’re photographing one or two folks, placing them off to one side will improve the picture. It also will allow you to capture
some context: Where were they or what were they looking at? Experiment with posing. Looking directly into the camera and smiling doesn’t always produce the best results. Sometimes you want to show amazement or excitement, or even thoughtfulness. Think about the stories you want your Photo by Rob Howes pictures to tell. By This cardinal is composed to show what he’s paying attention to doing. Note, he is not centered. The resulting lighting and comcontext adds interest. If the bird was centered position you will and cropped it would simply be a picture of a bird. This composition shows where the bird is definitely improve and what the bird’s doing. your results. Don’t be afraid to experiment. And, above all, let your Contact Rob Howes at creative juices flow with ideas and have email@example.com fun.
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ita today. Bill Dunn remembers going to the Peter Pan at Central and Bickel (now Zoo Boulevard). “My favorite was the chocolate almond.” Kim Hurley Benson, who grew up in Newton, liked the Peter Pan there, along with the ice cream and soda fountains at several local drug stores — “Wilsons, Reese’s and a couple of others.” “I remember the old Baskin Robbins at Central and Oliver when I was a kid,” Kerry Johnston said. “Mom used to order the cutest Thanksgiving treats for us.” Linda Bell misses the Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor on the east side of Wichita. “It was decorated like an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and the staff wore ‘period’ costumes. They made amazing hot fudge sundaes.” Old Mill Tasty Shop at 604 E. Douglas operates one of the city’s original soda fountain counters. It opened in 1932 and continues to be a great lunch destination in addition to its ice cream. “Some of our equipment dates back to the turn of the century,” said owner Mary Wright. “It was purchased from
the Silas Ice Cream Co. by Otto and Erna Woermke, the original owners.” Soda fountain customers can get hand-dipped sundaes, banana splits and other traditional fountain ice cream treats and drinks. “It’s really nice for older people who come in, as soda fountains were a part of their past,” she said. They’re open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week, and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ice cream has changed over the years, from unusual flavors to lactose-free, made with almond or coconut milk, allowing people with lactose intolerance to enjoy ice cream treats. According to the All Things Ice Cream site, the first ice cream parlor opened in the newly formed United States of America in 1776. It wasn’t until 1929 that a flavor other than chocolate, vanilla or strawberry was widely available. That “new” flavor was Rocky Road. Today, only cookies beat out ice cream as America’s favorite treat. Though there are low-fat ice cream flavors, some prefer the taste of frozen custard. Nancy Dinell said her new favorite place in Andy’s Frozen Custard. A modern version of the ice cream parlor can be found in Little Lion Ice Cream. These mobile carts pop up in various locations with handmade ice
cream. Flavors change seasonally and ingredients are sourced from Kansas’ producers. “Two flavors we’ve got right now are Fresh Strawberry, using strawberries from a farm in Harper, and Mr. Elderslie, which is a cream cheese base with a blackberry sauce swirl using blackberries from Elderslie Courtesy photo Farm,” said Ian A new Squeezer’s Palace opened in 2011 at 828 W. Monroe. He and 11th St. It closed after 2014. his wife Jubilee ple vanilla or a more exotic Bordeaux own and operate Little Lion. Cherry Amaretto, as July brings on The United States is the second the heat celebrate National Ice Cream highest ice cream consuming counmonth with your favorite flavor. try in the world; New Zealand ranks Contact Leslie Chaffin at number one. Whether your preference is for sim- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice cream goes social, digital By Leslie Chaffin In today’s more spontaneous world, Little Lion Ice Cream is using social and digital media to let customers know where they will be set up. From the Old Town Farmer’s Market to Ballet in the Park in Mulvane, Little Lion is mobile with its own ice cream flavors sourced from Kansas’ farmers. Proprietors Ian and Jubilee Miller Photo by Leslie Chaffin knew for several years they wanted Jubilee Miller, Little Lion cart. to open their own business. The idea of coffee and ice cream stuck, which Espresso to Go Go is located. is why you’ll often find them at The “We also pop up all over Wichita Lux in downtown Wichita where an and surrounding areas multiple times per week,” he said, plus it’s available Retiring? in pints and single servings at both Espressos and Luciano’s restaurant in Facing illness or caregiving? Mulvane. “Our flavors change regularly based Certified Life on the seasons.” Ian Miller said. They Transition Coach also offer at least one dairy-free option. Find locations on the Little Lion Facebook page.
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Will children inherit their parent’s debt? By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior, My mother has taken on a lot of medical and credit card debt over the past few years, and I’m worried that my brother and I will be responsible for it when she dies. What can you tell me? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, In most cases when a person with debt dies, it’s their estate, not their kids, that is legally responsible. Here’s how it works. When your mom dies, her estate – which consists of the stuff she owns while she’s alive (home, car, cash, etc.) – will be responsible for paying her debts. If she doesn’t have enough cash to pay her debts, you’ll have to sell her assets to pay off her creditors. Whatever is left is passed along to her heirs as dictated by the terms of her will, if she has one. If she doesn’t have a will, the intestacy laws of the state she resides in will determine how her estate will be distributed. If, however, she dies broke, or there isn’t enough money left over to pay her “unsecured debts” – credit cards, medical bills, personal loans – then her estate is declared insolvent, and her creditors will have to eat the loss.
“Secured debts” – loans attached to an asset such as a house or a car – are a different story. If she has a mortgage or car loan when she dies, those monthly payments will need to be made by her estate or heirs, or the lender can seize the property. There are, however, a couple of exceptions that would make you legally responsible for her debt after she passes away. One is if you are a joint holder on a credit card account that she owes on. And the other is if you co-signed a loan with her. Protected Assets If your mom has any IRAs, 401(k)s, brokerage accounts, life insurance policies or employer-based pension plans, creditors usually cannot get access to these assets. That’s because these accounts typically have designated beneficiaries, and the money goes directly to those people without passing through the estate. Settling Her Estate You also need to be aware that if
your mom dies with debt, and she has no assets, settling her estate should be fairly simple. Her executor will need to send out letters to her creditors explaining the situation, including a copy of her death certificate, and that will probably take care of it. But, you and your brother may still have to deal with aggressive debt collectors who try to guilt you into paying. If your mom has some assets, but not enough to pay all her debts, her state’s probate court has a distinct list of what bills get priority. The details vary by state, but generally estate administrating fees, funeral expenses,
taxes and last illness medical bills get paid first, followed by secured debts and lastly, credit card debts.
Need Help? If you have questions regarding your situation, consult with a consumer law attorney or probate attorney. If you need only a question or two answered, call your state’s legal hotline, if available (see LegalHotlines.org), or legal services provider. Send your senior questions to Jim Miller, Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org.
Celebrate... Jack Smith celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday, June 29. He has played the piano for area long-term care center residents since 1972. He took piano lessons for about a year as a child, but gave it up. In his teens he started playing by ear and continued practicing at home. The public concerts started when Jack’s father-in-law was in an Emporia care home. “I noticed there was no entertainment, and I wanted to change
that,” he said in an October 2013 article in the active age. When Jack moved to Valley Center in 2011 he continued to share his talents, performing at the Catholic Care Home and Sedgwick Healthcare Center in Wichita and care homes in El Dorado, Douglass and Hesston. Jack has moved back to Emporia, but remembers his many friends in this area. Send belated cards to 1819 E. Road, Emporia, KS 66801.
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Calendar of Events Sedgwick County Senior Centers
CENTERS MAY BE CLOSED JULY 4 BEL AIRE 7651 E Central Park Ave 744-2451, ext 121 www.belaireks.org
Mon & Wed: 6 pm Yoga, Rec Center. Free. Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Tue: 1 pm Bridge. (reservation required). Tue & Fri: 10:30 am Chair Exercise, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 9 am Breakfast at Braum's. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri: 6 pm Pitch. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 1st Mon: 6:30 pm Potluck & Program, Community Room. 3rd Wed:1:30 pm Book club. 4th Mon: 12:30 pm Covered Dish Lunch & Program, Rec Center. 4th Thu: 2 pm Genealogy & Family History Group.
BENTLEY/EAGLE 504 W Sterling, 796-0027
Open Mon-Fri: Coffee, cookies, exercise. Mon: 2 pm Line dancing, chair exercise. Wed: 1:30 pm Canasta. Sat: 8-9:30 am Breakfast, donation. 2nd Fri: 11 am Senior Lunch Out. 3rd Tue: 7 pm Game night, bring snack. 3rd Fri: noon XYZ potluck, program. 4th Sat: 7 pm Movie Night.
CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721
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; 1-3 pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Every other Thu: 1 pm Bingo. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Thur: 10 am Bible study. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technology- bring your device.
DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223
www.derbyweb.com Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. July 6: 11:30 am Covered Dish. Bring food to share and sign up. Daniel de los Santos will entertain. $2. July 10: 1 pm Hedy Lamar was a famous movie star, but she was also much more. Charlotte Harmon will share information about her life. . July 19: 1 pm Beat the heat with tips on drinking water, cool clothes, sun protection and more. July26: 1 pm You don’t have to live in pain. Stacia Reed, managing pain as we age. 3rd Tue: Noon Friendship Club; 1 pm Book Club. Reading list at front desk. 2nd Tue: 9 am New-member orientation.
DOWNTOWN 200 S. Walnut, 267-0197
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise classes, Pickleball, computer classes, foot care by appt. July 11: 1 pm Celebrate Freedom
with 2 veteran Commemorataive Air Force flyers. RSVP 267-0197. July 17: 2 pm Trip to AgeSafely’s Beta Lab headquarters with David Lewis. RSVP 267-0917. July 18: 11 am Dining in Delano: Delano Diner; learn its history. Mon: 11 am Lewis Street Singers; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11 am Well rep excercise 1 pm Pickleball.
EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot lunch, reservation required; 10-11 am Pool, cards, bingo, dominoes, puzzles.
GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155
Mon-Fri: 8 am Coffee. Wed: 1-3 pm RSVP work. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: 1 pm Birthday/anniversary celebration.
GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9-9:30 am Exercise. 1st & 4th Tue: 9:30 am-noon Cards. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10 am-4 pm Covered dish, cards, dominoes.
HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903
Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch, exercise. Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot Lunch; Noon Cards. Tue: 12:30 pm; Fri 9 amTX 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
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Closed July 4 Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. July 10: 10:15 am Legal Corner: Kansas Legal Services on low cost & free legal services you may need. Chris Campbell. July 10: 12:30-2 pm Craft Time wih Pat: Make Icicles Angels for Christmas in July. $5. July 21: 7:45 pm at Linwood. Movie at 8:15, Starlight Drive-in theater. 263-3703 for information. $9.
Mon: 9 am Stretching; 9:30 am Dynabands. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance 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. Sat: noon-4:30 pm Classes: sewing, jewelry making. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.
MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956
Mon: 7-10 am Coffee, donuts; 11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch; 1-4 pm Cards. Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise class. Tue, Wed: 10 am-3 pm Crafts, quilting. Thu: 9:30-10:30 am Line dancing. 1st Fri: Noon Senior Citizens’ lunch.
MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813
Daily: Walk in the gym, coffee; hot lunch; computers, dominoes, puzzles, pool, book loan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Yoga. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Zumba. 2nd Tue: 7:30-9:30 am Breakfast, $3. 2nd Wed: 11:30 am Blood pressure checks. 3rd Wed: Noon-1 pm Blood pressure checks. 2nd Thur: 11:45 am Kentucky Fried Chicken potluck. Free. Last Fri: 11:45 Birthday Celebrations.
NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. July 14: 1 pm Catfish & Chicken wing dinner- fundraiser. $10. July 21: 11:45 am Keep Your Senses Sharp. July 27: 11:45 am Hospice 101: Myths and Realities of Hospice Care by Rev. Leigh Burgass . Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 10 am Crochet class; 1 pm Bridge.
OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545
Daily: 11:30 pm Friendship meals; computers, treadmill. Mon: 12:30 pm Line Dancing. Wed, Fri: 10:30 am Chair exercise. 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting. 2nd Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers bingo.$ 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.
Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. Fri: noon Open pool tables; Social coloring.
PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199
Closed July 4; Friendship Meals served July 3 but no activities. Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. July 5: 10:30 am Chisholm Trail Seniors catered lunch. Reservations only. July 13: 8:30 am-2 pm Take center van to Great Plains Transportation Museum for tour. Lunch at Delano Diner; you buy. $5. Call 744-1199 to reserve a seat. July 25: 11 am Time Hop Trivia Bingo. Play bingo while testing your trivia skills for prizes. . Fri: 9:15 am Exercise. Sat: 1 pm Pinochle. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellREP exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics.
VALLEY CENTER Valley Center FUMC unless otherwise noted 510 N Park Ave, 755-7335
Mon: 12: 30 pm Clipping coupons for military families. Mon, Wed: 6 pm Walking, VCHS. Tue: 10 am Free donuts, cards, games. 4th Thu: 11 am Bingo. Fri: 10 am Chair Yoga (bring yoga mat).
www.seniorwednesday.org The July schedule for Senior Wednesdays was not posted on its website, www.seniorwednesday.org, when we went to press. July 5: 10:30 am Wichita Art Museum, no show. $2. 1:30 pm Water Center, No show. Free July 12: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Animal Signs and Signals. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library - Central Library, Eisenhowere Memorial. Hear the story of the design, the controversy and the eventual compromise tht reulted in the memorial to honor Ike in view of the US Capitol. Free. 4 pm Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, No show. $1 suggested donation. July 19: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art. No show. Free 1:30 pm Kansas African American Museum, No show. Free. July 26: 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, No show. $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, No show. $4 plus tax. 4 pm Museum of World Treasures, No show. $4.
ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293
seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. No Monday pickleball until Sept 11 July 19: 10-11 am Common Ground Farmer’s Market. July 31: 11:15 am Managing pain at you age.. Tues: 12 pm Duplicate bridge.
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Butler County Senior Centers ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441
www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Daily:11:30 am-12 Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tues: Special music at lunch. 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. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Quilt Club; 7-9 pm Pitch. Fri: 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 Jam Session with live music. 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
2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.
CASSODAY Cassoday Senior Center 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538
Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. 1st Mon: 7 pm Game night. 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, blood pressure checks. Last Fri: 7 pm Movie Night.
DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227
Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, home-cooked lunch, $5 (reservation required). 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. 3rdMon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary covered-dish supper, bring own service. Cards. 3rd Sat: 7:00-9:30 am Biscuits/gravy, scrambled eggs, $4.
EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142
Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot lunch $3, support groups. Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train dominoes. Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 pm Line Dance; 6 pm Prairie Port Seniors. Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.
Harvey County Centers BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225
1st Sat: 7-9 am Community breakfast. Mon: 7-8 pm Educational film. Tue: 9 am Bible study. Mon - Fri: 7-8:30 am Early bird coffee. Fri: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. 3rd Thu: 7 pm Movie. 4th Thu: 6 pm Potluck supper.
HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283
Mon & Wed: Games after lunch. Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Dine out/activity. 3rd Thu: 6 pm Potluck, meeting. 3rd Fri: 12:30 pm Movie in. 3rd Sun: 1:30 pm Movie out. 4th Thu: 7 pm Penny Bingo.
HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099
www.hesstonseniorcenter.com Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Health luncheon; noon, pro-
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gram. 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.
SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393
Mon: 1 pm Games, bingo, wii. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast; 1 pm Line dancing. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. Wed: 9 am Quilting. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party. 1st Thu: 1 pm Paint with Sue. 2nd Thu: noon Potluck luncheon & business mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. Fri: 3 pm Bible study.
Support Groups, Clubs, Dances An up-to-date list of support groups is at supportgroupsinkansas.org. To add or correct a listing, call 316-978-3566, 1-800-445-0016 or email percy.turner@ wichita.edu. Clubs, Organizations and Dances are at www.theactiveage.com under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5345 or email email@example.com.
LEON 112 S Main, 745-9200 or 742-9905
Regular activities: Lunch served Mon - Fri. Reservations required by 9 am. Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch serving roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot roll, salad and dessert bar. Drinks included. $8 donation adults/$4 children.
ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170
Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffleboard, home-cooked lunch (reservation required). Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young Exercise. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Fri: 7 pm Card game. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy.
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 317 Main, 536-8999
Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed & Fri Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton. 2nd & 4th Tue: noon Potluck, program.
Transportation Sedgwick County
Sedgwick Co Transportation, 660-5150 or 1-800-367-7298, transportation or services info. 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri; closed most holidays. www.sedgwickcounty.org/aging.
Butler County Transit
Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Call for information; 48-hr notice required: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-279-3655. $10 pass for 25 rides available. Wheelchair accessible; escorts ride free.
Harvey County Transportation for medical appointments, shopping and activities. Reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-6806802. Applications for reduced fares for those 60+ or disabled who meet income guidelines. Personal appointments Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm. Reservations, first call-first served, must be made 24 hours in advance. Vans are wheelchair accessible. Round-trip fares: $8 in Newton (wheelchair only), $12 in Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. Wheelchair escorts ride free. AVI Route: Tue, 8 am-4:30 pm. Transportation to Newton for Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton residents. $6.
Friendship Meals Aging Projects, Inc. serves a hot, nutritious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older at locations in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler county communities. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201. WEEK OF JULY 3 Mon: Oven-fried chicken, potato salad, celery sticks, peanut butter, watermelon, roll. Tue: Holiday. Wed: Potato Stroganoff casserole, green beans, cantaloupe, grape juice, roll. Thu: Easy chicken & broccoli pie, pickled beets, Mandarin oranges, oatmeal cookie, Fri: Ham & beans, parslied carrots, tomato slices plums, cornbread. WEEK OF JULY 10 Mon: Hot turkey sandwich (mashed pot/ gravy), mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, peach crisp. Tue: Tuna salad, cuke & onion salad, strawberries, sugar cookie. Wed: Ham & egg casserole, broccoli/ carrot salad, grape juice, apricots, bran muffin. Thu: Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower-bean salad, mixed fruit, peanut butter cake, roll. Fri: Creamy chicken & veggie casserole, mixed-green salad, pineapple & bananas, bread. WEEK OF JULY 17 Mon: Beef cutlets OR liver & onions, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed vegetables, honey dew melon, roll. Tue: Chicken fajita salad w/salsa, banana w/peanut butter, refried beans, cinnamon roll. . Wed: Tuna OR salmon patty, creamed peas, cuke & tomato salad, watermelon, muffin. Thu: Turkey w/gravy, green beans, combination salad, strawberries, wheat rolls. Fri: BBQ pork on a bun, baked potato, broccoli-raisin salad, mixed fruit. WEEK OF JULY 24 Mon: Chicken salad on bun, tomato slices, banana w/peanut butter, apple cobbler. Tue: Swedish steak, garlic mashed potatoes, black-eyed pea salad, apricots, roll. Wed: Chicken & rice casserole, beets, fruit gelatin, plums, bran muffiin. Thu: Crunchy fish w/tarter sauce or baked chicken breast, cole slaw, macaroni & cheese, peaches, oatmeal-raisin cookie. Fri: Ham and Swiss brocccoli pasta, cooked carrots, mixed melons, cheddar dill bread, cheese. WEEK OF JULY 31 Mon: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes/cream gravy, mixed greeen salad, blushing pears, roll.
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Resthaven, Garden of Faith, one plot last in its location. Valued at $3,900 selling for $3,500 OBO. Call 316-943-3392 or 316-665-3477. Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, 159 B-1, spaces for two with marker and granite. $3,500, valued at $11,000. Call 316-721-6462 or 316253-3980. Two cemetery plots at Resthaven in the Garden of the Cross. $2,400 each of $4,500 fo both. Market value, $7,790. Call Donna 316-619-7090 or John 316-262-4957. Resthaven Garden of Christus. One double-depth lawn crypt. Space 1, Lot 32-B. Curent retail $5,995. Sell for $4,995. Buyer pays $295 transfer fee. 602-677-8841. White Chapel, 4 lots 286C, Including 32 X 10 bronze plaque, total worth $5563. Selling for $2500, seller pays $425 transfer fee. Please call 316-721-6125. Four lots together, Lakeview Cemetery valued at $2,700 each, price is negotiable. 509-3921516. Transfer fee negotiable. Resthaven Garden of Prayer, Lot 51B. Value $7,990 selling for $7,000. Buyer pays transfer fee. Call 316-644-4885. Rest Haven Garden of Friends. Space 3-4 of Lot 5D. $3000 for both. Seller Pays Transfer Fee. Call 316-927-2291. Resthaven, Garden of Love, 2 plots. Value $3600 each. Will sell all 4 for $7000 or 2 for $3500, OBO. Call/text 425-941-5842. Old Mission Cemetery. Last Supper Garden. Individual plots $1,200. Four together for $3,500. 407-341-6154. White Chapel, Gethesemane, lot 206 B-4. Current value $4,744. Sell for $3,000/OBO. Close to road. 417-778-1487. One plot two person tomb. $3500 plus transfer fee. For Details 316.727.1804 Rest Haven Stacked Crypt, Garden of Christus Vault already installed. 16x24 companion marker or 20x28 granite with vase. 2 openings & closings. Seller pays transfer fee. For Details Call 316-722-3512. Two Cemetary Plots. Rest Haven Garden of Gethsemane. $1500 for both. Buyer pays transfer fee. 573.559.2264 Old Mission Mausoleum (E. of Hillside on 21st). Double cremation niche. Current retail $3800 - $5000. Asking $2100, plus $425 fee to cemetery. 316-721-2553 Lakeview Gardens, Veteran’s Seal of Honor, two spaces valued at $4,800 will sell for $3,000. Seller pay title transfer of $295. Call 316-773-2522.
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F FOOT CARE F Foot Care in home. Home visit $40.00 Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message.
F FOR SALE F Two electric wheel chairs, good condition, good batteries, your choice $400. Call 316-522-6881. Like new lift chair. One month old plush navy blue. Barneys made in USA. $600. 316-239-6074. 27” TV in wood green cabinet measuring 41x30x17. TV cabinet in perfect condition, older TV rarely used recently. Asking $190. Call 943-8384. ondition! $160. Leave message. 316942-7445.
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 HELP WANTED F Help Wanted - a typewriter maintenance and repair person familiar with antique models such as the Underwood No. 5. Competitive compensation package/excellent benefits. Reply to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 265-9314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
F HOME CARE F Gracious living for seniors in a safe home setting by loving certified staff 24/7. Private/ semi-private. Daycare. Memory Care. Affordable. Medicaid certified. Evelyn Hunt RN, 316-214-3359; email@example.com.
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Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Basements, kitchens and baths. Painting. Also honey dos. Honest and dependable. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. 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.
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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.
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Small jobs, sidewalks, patios, steps, pads, slabs. Call Haskins Family Concrete, 806-9300.
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Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior Discounts. Call John 316-650-3013 A Plus Flooring and more. Tile, backsplashes, hardwood, laminate, custom showers and more. 15 years experience call Ron. 316-619-8390. 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.
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Garage clean out, mowing starting at $25, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, rototilling. Brick, block and stone repair.
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Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391 Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478 Build and repair fence, clean flower beds, trim shrubs and trees. Experienced. Free estimates. Firwood for sale. Roy Hladik 316-880-7347
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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. Multi Services Lawn Care, Hauling, Junk Removal, Gutter Cleaning, Power washing, Tree & Brush Removal, Landscaping, Concrete And More! Bring Back Curb Appeal to your home or business. Free Estimates. (316) 941-5978 ALL PURPOSE HAULING HANDYMAN Yard & tree work, flower beds, fence repair. Pick up/delivery/brush, junk/metal removal. NO JOB TOO SMALL. 316-807-4989 Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. Gutter cleaning. Average sized yard, $25. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126 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.
Repairs & Remodeling • Trim Work Doors • Cabinets • Sheetrock • Tile Interior/Exterior Painting • Flooring F LAWN AND GARDEN CONTF McCoy Painting 316-516-6443 Do you need any interior or exterior painting done? I’m your man. Free estimates, affordable rates. References available. Delgado’s Painting & Remodeling Professionals, insured, free estimates. Interior, exterior painting. Also decks and fences, drywalls, doors, windows, siding, kitchen, bathrooms and basement finishing. Call 316494-1774.
Jesus Landscaping 316-737-3426 Mowing starting at $25, trimming, shrub removal, landscaping needs, gutter cleaning and any odd jobs. Senior Discounts. Total yard clean-up, flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding, attics, garages and basements. LEAF cleanup and HAULING.
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Need help on your electric scooter, power or lift chair, stair or platform lift or hand controls? Call Howard Distribution at 316-648-1694. Howard is a certified service center and dealer for Best Bath walk-in tubs, Bruno, EMC, Golden Tech, Pace Saver, Pride and Ricon. Working for you since 1987. Sewing machine repair. ALL BRANDS! 40+ Years Experience! Reasonable! Guaranteed!! House calls. Call 316-321-1619. FRANK WILLE HEATING & AIR. He’s a dilly! Call us for all your heating and air conditioning needs. 316-744-2599. COMPUTER HELP in your home. Very patient. Call Norm 778-1487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce’s Tree Service Trees, hedgerows, evergreens & shrubs. Crown reduction, trimming or removal. Line clearing and roofs for branches/limbs. Bucket truck available. We climb also. Handyman work. Haul off old appliances/metals. Over 30 years’ experience. Sr. Discounts. Insured. Prompt, immediate and professional service. Call 316-207-8047.
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Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392.
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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 316838-5710.
Older items of all kinds including: antiques collectibles - costume and turquoise jewelry Boeing and Beech - pins - pocket knives - guitars and 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.
Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-779-8989.
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Framing, carpentry, decorative concrete, remodeling & repairs, roofing, painting, tree services, exp. working with seniors. We do it all, give us a call! FREE ESTIMATES Matthew, 316-208-3784 Tyler, 316-518-4722
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Single black female looking for male or female friend for vsiting, eating out and spending time with. Call 618-8092. 63-73, in good health, sincere, financially stable, must like outdoors, fishing, walking, short trips, casinos and maybe more.
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2523 S. Seneca (Westway Plaza) Wichita, Ks. Store & Donation Hours Mon & Thu 9 am-7 pm Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm Purchase with a purpose. Benefits those served by the Bethesda Lutheran Communities to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. Volunteers & Donations always needed. Like us on Facebook. 316-267-5800
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Doberman Puppies Ready for their new home July 22. 5 females/3 males. Place deposit to hold. Asking $500. For more info Call or text 316-833-3648
Felipe Tree Service Evergreen trimming. Tree removal. Brush hauling. Splitting. Deadwooding. Insured. Free estimates. 12 years experience. 316-807-4419.
Wanted - WW2 military items. Collector looking for military souvenires such as guns, medals, uniforms, and daggers. Call 316-641-7699. Stairlift with chair and 10ft rails. Needs to accommodate 35 in wide stairs. Used Good Condition. Call 316-259-5538
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Veterans may get in-home care benefits By Ashley Huntsberry-Lett Many people are aware that the VA offers veterans comprehensive health care benefits through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). But did you know that in-home care is part of this Standard Medical Benefits Package? Home Care Services Eligibility The first step in qualifying for home care is to enroll in the VA’s health care program. Most veterans who served on active duty qualify for the VA’s Standard Medical Benefits Package. Even if a veteran has applied before and been denied coverage, it may be
worth applying again. The VHA has changed many of its eligibility requirements, and the veteran’s medical condition and financial status may have changed. The second step involves meeting a clinical need for homemaker and home health aide services. The veteran must be assessed by his or her VA primary care provider to determine their needs and obtain a prescription for Homemaker/Home Health Aide (H/HHA) services. From there, the VA social worker can assist in arranging the services. Home Care Services
The H/HHA program provides unskilled services, such as case management and assistance with activities of daily living, to help veterans continue to live safely and independently in their own homes. Assistance with needs such as meal preparation, light housework and transportation are included. A separate VA program offers skilled home health care services. In-home care also provides family caregivers with valuable respite time and peace of mind. VA Home Care Providers Only home care companies that
contract with the VA can provide these covered services. VA social workers can assist in connecting veterans with local providers. Home Care Costs Many veterans are eligible forfree healthcare services through the VA, based on their service-connected condition, financial status and other special eligibility criteria. Depending on an eligible veteran’s service-connected disability status, copays may be charged for homemaker and home health aide services.
and stop by the Art Studio to join in a community art project. The museum is at 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission is free.
be open prior to her talk. Lipman creates sculptural collages of transparent glass that suggest the opulence and splendor of Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings. For her, historic art acts as a touchstone for new ideas and dynamic constructions. The museum is at 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission is free.
mer Film Series at the Wichita Art Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23 and Aug. 6. Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in this British dramedy. This gently humorous story is about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. The museum is at 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita Art Museum will celebrate its 82nd birthday from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The party, an old-fashioned ice cream social, will be in the Farha Great Hall. Wichita Wagonmasters will be scooping up the gallons of the cold treat. Also stroll through the galleries,
Beth Lipman, an artist in Wichita Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Ritual & Desire: Contemporary Glass Art, will talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20. She will discuss her recent interests and comment on the large-scale installation in the galleries. They will
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July theatre options By Diana Morton Summer means an incredible number of live theatre productions ready and waiting for you to enjoy. Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Rd, Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of friend Liz’s new beau. Is he weird, or something worse? 8 pm Fri–Sat, 2:30 pm Sun, through July30. Tickets $12-$14. 316-7442152. Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley, High School Melodrama by J.R. Hurst. A spoof of a high school musical, but it takes place in 1879, followed by a musical comedy review, Rockin’ Thru the Decades, with favorites from the ‘60s to today. ThuSat thru July 15. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 School House Don’t Rock or Brownback vs. The Bored of Education by Tom Frye. A new teacher harassed by the school superintendent; unruly children and their parents, who are even worse; cause cause chaos in this prairie town, followed by a musical review. Thu-Sat July 20-Sept 2. Din-
ner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. This stage version of a classic Hollywood musical is a rollicking good time as seven frontiersmen win their sweethearts. 7:30 pm Thu, 8 pm Fri-Sat, 7 pm Sun, June 28-July 2. Tickets start at $28. 316-265-3107. Hairspray, based on the 1988 film, takes us back to the ‘60s and follows Tracy Turnblad go from an outsider to teen celebrity. 7:30 pm Thu, 8 pm Fri-Sat, 7 pm Sun July 12-16. Tickets start at $28. 316-265-3107. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is based on the timeless tale by Victor Hugo. It’s a journey amongst the bells of Notre Dame. 7:30 pm Thu, 8 pm Fri-Sat, 7 pm Sun, July 26-30. Tickets start at $28. 316-265-3107 Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. Altar Boyz is a rafter raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of its national Raise the Praise tour. 8 pm Fri–Sat, July 7-29. Tickets $20-$30. 316-265-4400.
Local Theatre Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Reading the Obits, a Comedy by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey. The family and friends of a woman who reads the obituaries and imagines the the person’s life are drawn into sharing their hopes and dreams. 8 pm Thu-Sat July 19-30; 7 pm Sun, July 23; 2 pm Sun, July 30.
Tickets $14; $12 military/seniors/ students. Tickets opening night, July 19, $10. 316-686-1282. WSR Signature Theatre, 332 E. First, Scottish Rite Temple. 1776. Our founding fathers (and mothers) give us a delightful insight into our nation’s formal beginnings. 8 pm Fri-Sat, July 2-3; 7 pm Sun July 4. Tickets $10-18. 316-644-7018 Contact Diana Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chisholm Trail events...
Wellington’s 117th Kansas Wheat Festival will begin Wednesday, July 12, and end Sunday, July 14. This year’s theme is the Chisholm Trail. Events include an art exhibit, an arts and crafts show, a car show, carnival and nightly street dances. The Friday parade through historic downtown Wellington starts at 8 p.m. Saturday activities include a car show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., arts and crafts in Seller’s Park from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. and an art exhibit at 104 N. Washington from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. There will be street dances starting Thursday evening, and the art exhibit is open through Saturday. More information is available at the Wellington Area Chamber.
A prairie flowers and grass tour will be held Saturday, July 15, at Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. It is part of this year’s celebration of the Chisholm Trail.
For information call 316-264-0448 and visit www.botanica.org.
Celebrate the Chisholm Trail in its different dimensions Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23, at Old Cowtown Museum. One of its uses was as a freight route between Kansas and Texas, used by Jesse Chisholm and others.
roping, try some branding, do a little target practice and catch the outlaw of the street. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. On Sundays through Oct. 22 admission is free due to a donation. The last admission is sold one hour prior to closing. Admission is $7.75 adults 18-61; $6.50 seniors 62+; $6 youth 12-17; $5.50 children 5-11; under 5 free. Tax is not included. For information call 2191871.
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its celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with a film showing how life on the cattle trail was depicted by Hollywood. This movie is the 1939 film, Dodge City, with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Wade Hatton (Flynn) is a cattleman. When he helps lawmen capture a gang of cattle rustlers, he’s asked to help guide a wagon train into Dodge. There he finds a gang has taken over the city, and he is appointed the new sheriff. In his rare moments off duty, Hatton tries to win the affections of Abbie Irving (de Havilland) who believes he is responsible for her brother’s death. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. 316-303-8181.
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Chamber Music at the Barn series The 21st season of Chamber Music at the Barn opens this yearâ€™s series of concerts with a program titled Hot Summer Treats. This year there will be four weekly daytime concerts, called Afternoon Delights, in addition to the evening show. Delights offers music lovers an opportunity to attend each weekâ€™s concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, the day prior to the night shows. They will last one hour, with no intermission. These concerts are July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Evening programs are at 8 p.m. each Thursday-Friday through July. Hot Summer Treats, July 6-7, features a flute, oboe, viola, cello, piano
and two violins playing music ranging from Bizet to a piano quintet by Robert Schumann. The July 13-14 concerts are titled Classic Nobility and Russian Melancholy, with The Orfeo Trio with Catherine Consiglio. Featured pieces are by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Quartet San Francisco takes the stage July 19-20, excelling in multiple styles ranging from jazz to tango, pop
to funk and blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. The NEW Harrington String Quartet, featuring violins, viola and cello, concludes the series Evening concerts offer a dinner and concert option for $27 to $47. Performance-only tickets are $12 to $32. Afternoon Delights tickets are $16. Guests are invited to arrive early for a walk in the Prairie Pines gardens. Thursday-Friday outdoor-buffet dinners are at 6:30; shows begin at 8 p.m. Prairie Pines is at 4055 N. Tyler Rd. For tickets and information call 316-721-7666 or email email@example.com
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All North American artists are invited to apply for the Wichita National All Media Exhibition at Mark Arts. It is open, but not limited, to ceramics, enamels, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal-smithing, paper, wood, mixed media, photography, painting, drawing and printmaking. The juror, Kyle Reicher, is a noted metal sculptor. Cash awards of $3,000 will be given, and patron purchase awards also are anticipated. Last year, artwork in the exhibition sold at prices ranging from $200 to $9,000. Online submission deadline to markartsks.com is Sunday, July 23. The show will open Sept. 8.
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Open House for the public on July 8th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Come and see our beautiful new one & two-bedroom apartment homes!!
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