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One dad’s advice? ‘Don’t be stupid’ By David Dinell "No excuses." That's what Craig Barton's father, W. Frank Barton, told his son years ago. "I know a lot of parents who are always making excuses for their kids," Craig said. "My dad would never do that. You knew when you were out of line." Craig considers himself lucky to have had such a caring father and mentor. To mark Father's Day, June 19, several men are sharing some advice they got from their dads — and advice they have passed on to their sons and other young men. Experts can pull out statistics showing the clinical value of fathers to sons and society at large, but these men don't need statistics. They carry their dads’ words of

wisdom in their heads and in their heart. For Craig, it was about being set straight. "More than anything else, he was about teaching me how to live a life," he said. "That...was a tremendous advantage." Craig has shared some of his dad’s advice with students in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Wichita State, where Craig was once a member. "We spent a lot of time talking about life skills," he said. His father died in 2000, but his wisdom lives on through his son. Rusty Johnson, 58, also got valuable advice from his dad, well-known Wichita car salesman Dave Johnson. That's a good thing; he and wife, Theresa, have eight sons and four daughters.

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By Debbi Elmore It started with a phone call. An out-of-state son was reaching out to the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas for help for his 79-year-old mother. He told the professionals at MHA that his sister was her caregiver. Everything was fine when his sister wasn’t drinking, but she became physically abusive when she was. His mother was afraid to tell anyone because she depended on her daughter to buy her food and pick up her medications. “We got a restraining order against the daughter and set the mom up with Meals on Wheels, Roving Pantry (a grocery shopping service), medication

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family,” she said. Steiner also told about an older man who entrusted his debit card to a neighbor to pick up items he needed, then discovered later the neighbor was also withdrawing cash in small sums at a time so it didn’t alert the bank or the card owner. Financial abuse of elders is so rampant that retired CEOs Tom Church of Catholic Care Center and Ray Vernon of Wesley Towers joined with LeadingAge Kansas in Topeka to successfully lobby for legislation making it illegal to steal from older people. LeadingAge is an association of more than 150 nonprofit aging serSee Abuse, page 8

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Up to a challenge? Join us by giving up to give By Elma Broadfoot Remember when you kept loose change in a jar? Or gave up candy for Lent? Or passed on that weekly Starbuck coffee to save a little money for another purchase? I’m challenging you to do something like this for the month of June and donate your “savings” to the active

age Silver Campaign. We’re almost half way to our $75,000 goal, and this would be a fun way for you to donate. Our inventive and intrepid staff initiated this challenge by giving up breakfast burritos and dark chocolate/ sea salt bars. They each donated $40 the last week of May.

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By Ted Blankenship I was 10 when I got my first pair of glasses. This would have been about 1938. They were gold rimmed, and the lenses perfect circles. They were “geek” glasses, the kind Harry Potter wears. I wore geek glasses because all spectacles were in the geek style then. I have astigmatism, which makes some black lines kind of gray. I have eyeballs more like footballs than basketballs. At the time, we lived in the oil fields west of Madison. The closest town big enough to have an eye doctor was Emporia, so we went there to a Dr. Tremble. I remember his name after all of these years because it was written in gold on the hard metal glasses case. I was apprehensive when he put drops in my eyes and then left the room. I wondered if he would ever come back and whether I wanted him to. My parents took me to a restaurant after the examination. I ordered chicken and corn on the cob. The meal came with small, round boiled potatoes. I could barely see the chicken let alone the potatoes. Feeling around with my fork, I decided to divide the potatoes in half to

make them more stable. I applied the fork to a heavily buttered potato and catapulted it onto the table next to us. I had no idea what damage I did to our neighboring diners because I couldn’t see them. The waiter brought me another potato. I assume he removed the one that landed on the other table. I stabbed at the fresh potato with the fork and cut it with my knife. What I learned from that experience was not to eat buttered potatoes when your eyes are dilated. I had to come back a week or so later to get my glasses. The lenses were real glass and about as heavy as binoculars. I wore them most of the time until I became a teenager. Geek glasses had begun to cramp my style so I got some rimless ones, the rage in the 1940s. But after a while they were geeky, too. So I got by without glasses. When I needed to see something, I squinted, which molded my eyeballs into a more symmetrical shape temporarily.

That still isn’t the end of it. I now have undergone cataract surgery. Fortunately, I can still see. In fact, I can see a little better than I did with the cataracts in place. I have glaucoma, too, so I have to put eye drops in my eyes two times a day. As an old person, I am happy to mess with glasses and drops in my eyes because all of it makes it possible for me to see well enough to know what I am eating at lunch. There was a time when I resisted wearing glasses. Then I resisted wearing bifocals, then trifocals. But I was young and could see pretty well without glasses. At least I thought I could. My eye doctor thought otherwise and told me so every time I visited his office. “You just wear your glasses when you have to see, don’t you?” he often said, sarcasm fairly dripping from his voice. I said nothing, but I was thinking, “Duh!” Eventually, I realized that vanity


is second to vision. If you don’t wear your glasses, how can you make fun of people who do? A daughter wears contact lenses, and she tells me they now make ones that correct astigmatism. I don’t plan to try them. My son wears dollar glasses he buys from the department store. I’m not sure they do the job, but it doesn’t matter because he usually can’t find them anyway. Contact Ted Blankenship at tblankenship@cox.net

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Medicaid expansion, caregivers bills failed By Mary Tritsch Special to the active age If you’ve been following the Kansas Legislature during its 2016 session, you probably know about the state’s budget difficulties, which include efforts to adequately fund our public school system and moving funds designated for roads, highways and public pensions to the state general fund in order to end the fiscal year with a balanced budget. What you may have missed are bills the legislature passed this year that will better protect Kansas consumers against fraud and scams, and the bills that didn’t get considered or passed. AARP Kansas worked with Attorney General (AG) Derek Schmidt and his office to support legislation that deals with door-to-door sales, identity theft and the investigation of elder abuse cases.

Senate Bill 426 allows the AG’s office to file criminal charges against salespeople who have violated a consumer protection order that prohibits them from going door-to-door to sell products or services. These salespeople typically target older Kansans who are home during the day and tend to answer their doors out of politeness. Another consumer protection bill grants the AG the authority to assist victims of identity theft, identity fraud and related crimes in pursuing various remedies, including obtaining refunds for consumers. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Senate Bill 424 allows the AG’s office to assist when documents held by a third party are not held or destroyed properly. As this article goes to print, Senate Bills 426 and 424, have yet to be signed into law by Gov. Sam

Brownback. A third bill, Senate Bill 408, which has been signed, provides for the investigation of complaints regarding the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older Kansans. It grants the AG’s office authority to participate in the prevention, detection, review and prosecution of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons, whether financial or physical. It also allows investigations of suspected criminal abuse, neglect or exploitation. Near the very end of the session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 457. It gives Kansas nursing homes approximately $75 million in federal dollars in the form of a “bed tax.” However, in spite of advocacy ef-

forts by AARP and other groups to require that the additional funds be used to increase nursing staff hours and reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs, the bill doesn’t require any corresponding improvements in the health and safety of older adults who reside in nursing homes. The bed tax will increase from the current $1,950 per nursing home bed to $4,908 annually – an increase of nearly $3,000 per licensed bed. In addition to these bills, AARP continued to fight for passage of the CARE Act to support our state’s 345,000 caregivers. This act would allow hospital patients to designate a caregiver whose name would be See next page

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Music was alive, well in 1930s’ Wichita Editor’s Note: One in a series of stories about African American musicians in Wichita from the 1930s-50s. By Patrick O’Connor The decade of the Depression hit Kansas as hard as any other state, with the added burden of being in the Dust Bowl. But music was alive and well in 1930s’ Wichita. It played a prominent role within the African American community in churches, social organizations and even bootleg joints. According to the 1930 city census there were 5,623 African American residents. More than 40 percent of females 15 and older and 80 percent of males 10 and older were employed.

That year’s An figures also reimportant corded that 93 band in African Amerthose days ican men were was the musicians and Syncopamusic teachers tors, formed and 30 women. by Walton When proMorgan. hibition ended In a in Kansas in 1996 inter1937, beer garview Mordens (3.2 only) gan said he Photo by Arthur Kenyon was born providing live music flourished Musician Walter Morgan, 1919-1996 in Altoona, along North Pa., in Main and on the outskirts of town on 1919. “Grandpa was a fellow who liked 25th Street North and North Indiana. to move around. He came to Wichita

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in 1923, and we came with him." As a boy, Morgan played a second-hand C-melody saxophone. Then a relative stepped in. “Uncle went to Jenkins Music Store and bought instruments – whatever we needed.” Uncle played baritone sax, his wife piano, his daughter clarinet and Morgan got an alto saxophone. They practiced Sunday afternoons at Uncle’s house. Soon afterward, Morgan formed the Syncopators: Perry Reed on drums, Elmer Jones on bass, and James Streeter, Wendel Turner and Henry Powell on tenor saxaphones. In 1934 or '35, Morgan said, “We

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Morgan From previous page started playing for Black dances at the Masonic Hall on Main. On Friday nights the Syncopators had it: 10-cent and 25-cent dances. That's where we had the blowout.” Ed Sexton, who owned a dry cleaners business, furnished their uniforms and he didn’t charge a lot for cleaning them. “It was a community effort... The families worked with us.” World War II broke up the band. “Perry left us and went to the Army. I graduated in '39 and went to Fort Sill, Okla., and joined the band.” Over his lengthy career, Morgan associated with both local and national musicians.

the active age "Charlie Parker lived with me for two weeks. Jay McShann brought him down here. That didn't last long. McShann had a bass, and Parker an alto sax. Just a trio. “Charlie was good...(but) I couldn't understand what he was doing. I used to ask him how he got those notes. He said, 'If you learn a number, learn to play it backward and forward.' I never could do that.” Morgan said some clubs on South Broadway that let Blacks play. “Gilmar Walters, Harold Cary — I worked with them... Gilmar played piano and trombone. When we had our union (701), he was vice president. “We were bona fide. James C. Petrillo sent a man down here and gave us a lot of help. Twelve musicians were in the union, and then other musicians

would come in and join.” They met at the old Dunbar Theatre, but the union’s attempt to obtain better working conditions for Wichita’s African American musicians was short-lived. “We never had an agent. Price Woodard's dad (Price Woodard was Wichita’s first African American mayor) told us, 'Anytime you guys play, I will write the contract.' We played the Wichita Club, and Lawyer Woodard was there to see that we got our money. “He'd stop the band halfway through until we got half our money. It wasn't very much. Back then three and four dollars (a man) was good money." As the musicianship of the members progressed, the Syncopators saw personnel changes. "Most of those guys would leave Wichita. But they

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Page 7 had families here. They would go to California and come back. All in all, it kind of wiggled away. “ Morgan got his teaching license at the University of Wichita on the GI Bill. He taught for more than 30 years “in the Black schools — Dunbar, Douglass, L'Ouverture.” In looking back, Morgan said “the best time for music here (in Wichita) was before World War II.”

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. Email pj@rowfantpress.com

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vices providers that serve the needs of aging Kansans. “Tom and I focused our efforts on the financial exploitation issues because we continually and increasingly observed DPOA's (Durable Power of Attorney), usually relatives, stealing money from their loved ones for their own pleasures, leaving the residents without means to support themselves,” Vernon explained. “You can probably bet that if we saw this as a growing issue in a retirement center, how much more prevalent it must be in the communities. Tragically, this is often a crime that goes

the active age unprosecuted because the victim is reluctant to press charges against a son or daughter, niece, nephew, grandkids, etc.” Finally, Vernon said, with the help of LeadingAge they got a statute passed that made financial exploitation a felony. It also requires strict financial accountability for those agreeing to accept the DPOA role. Some banks are also watching for signs of fraud and exploitation--which is good. “These are situations that just make a person so angry to see older, vulnerable people taken advantage of by their own flesh and blood – nothing but greed and a sense of entitlement,” he said. The annual cost of elder abuse has

risen to $5.3 billion for medical care and $2.9 billion in financial scams, Steiner said. Those who have suffered abuse experience a 300 percent higher rate of serious illness. Sometimes a caregiver turns out to be a thief as well, especially for parents whose children live out of the area. Steiner cited a caregiver who convinced the older person to make her the DPOA, and then changed the woman’s will without her knowledge. When the woman died, the caregiver inherited the house, vehicle and all the assets.

PTSD Awareness Day

A Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Alpha 1 Drop Zone, 443 N. Maize Rd. Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine Foundation will provide horse rides from 10 to 1. At 12:30 Mike Leichner, a country gospel singer, will perform. James Gibson will present When the War Comes Home at 1. It is free and open to the public.

June 2016 “As a society, we are doing a better job trying to prevent crimes like child abuse and sexual assault,” she said. “But a lot of places don’t even acknowledge elder abuse exists. It is just sad.” Contact Debbi Elmore at debbi_elmore@cox.net


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Save a life, receive $500 Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers has upped the ante on elder abusers during June, Elder Abuse month. Tips that lead to an arrest can be eligible for a $500 cash reward, and no one will ever know your name. It is estimated that only 1 in 14 abuse cases are reported to authorities. That means of the more than 63,000 people over age 65 in Sedgwick County, 6,000 are being abused. If you have information about someone being abused, call 2672111; submit a tip online at www. wichitacrimestoppers.com; or text TIP217, then your message, to 274637 (CRIMES). All ways are secure and anonymous.

Crime Stoppers (CS) is a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, explained Pat Jones, Crime Commission executive director. When someone contacts CS about a crime, he or she is given a number, and “that number is needed to maintain anonymity when you receive your reward.” Jones said that all ways of reporting these crimes are equally secure. “No one will ever know your name. Crime Stoppers has been in Sedgwick County almost 40 years, and its promise on anonymity remains secure.” The organization is a nonprofit and relies on tax-free donations from the community to pay for these tips. For more information, visit www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com

Elder Abuse Day June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day to learn more about this crime is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 21st Street and Ridge Road. Speakers include Jeff Easter, Sedgwick County Sheriff; Robert Short, Assistant District Attorney over property crimes and Sgt. Santiago Hungria, Wichita Police Department Financial Crimes Division. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 316-651-1260 or visit www.mhasck.org.

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Strength training helps muscles, flexibility By Steve Ochsner Loss of muscle fiber, joint flexibility and bone density all decrease substantially as we age. Falls occur. Bones break. With the loss of muscle mass, basal metabolic rate decreases and we store calories as fat. Strength training can retain/rebuild muscle mass, and improve joint flexibility and bone density. This means lifting and pushing and pulling against resistance. It can be done with weights or by working against your own body weight. I’m going to assume that you are a beginner and you want to workout at home. Let’s start with a generalized laundry list of do’s & don’ts. First, get your doctor’s blessing. A complete workout program should include an exercise for each major muscle group: front and back of thighs; shoulders; chest; upper and lower back; front and back of arms; and calves. Each group should be exercised in both a pulling and pushing motion, through a full range of motion. Breathe with a full inhale and exhale on each movement. Maintain an ergometrically correct posture. For each body part do the exer-

FITNESS after 50 cise in two to three sets of six to 12 repetitions two or three times a week. Make sure your body gets proper rest between workouts. Here’s an exercise example: The front of your thighs are important. You use them to squat, get out of a chair, climb stairs, lift stuff. How do we exercise them? Squatting is a great movement to strengthen the front of the thighs. Initially, find something solid to hold on to. Stand with your feet a bit wider than shoulder width. Make a slight bend in your knees with your head up, neck erect, shoulders back and a straight back. Tighten your tummy muscles to help support the spine. Inhale and slowly bend your knees, lowering your rump toward the floor. Bend only as far as it’s comfortable. Going too deep can damage knee ligaments or cause you to lose your balance. When you have reached the self-imposed bottom of your movement, pause slightly, begin to exhale and return to the standing position.

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Five North Riverside gardens will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Bees, butterflies, birds and blooms are being highlighted. Proceeds support neighborhood landscape and improvement projects, including a Triangle Garden at McKee and Coolidge and a Community Garden at 15th and Woodland. The area is west of North High School and north of 13th Street between the Little Arkansas and Arkan-

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The Alta Mill Story will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main. Admission is $5. The 30-minute video shows the history of the Alta Mill and surrounding village in western Harvey County. It’s based on a slide show created by Ransom Stucky, who grew up at the mill, and presented by his grandson, Brian Stucky.

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Rick Springfield, Night Ranger and The Romantics are the featured acts for Andover’s 4th summer concert in Central Park Saturday, June18. This is the first year there is an admission fee. Convention and Visitors Bureau Chairperson Ben Lawrence said they are testing to see how they do with attendance when attendees need tickets to attend. Last year’s concert drew more than 15,000 people. In addition to the concert, various food vendors will be onsite. Gates open at 5 p.m.; the show begins at 7. Fireworks will follow the show. For safety

reasons, coolers will not be allowed. General admission tickets, $10, may be purchased online at bobfmwichita.com. Children 12 and under are free.

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One of Dave’s lessons was set by example: Hard work. Now in his early 80s, he still shows up for work seven days a week. That ethic has been passed along to the third generation. Rusty's son, Mark, often works at the car lot on weekends. The key, Dave said, is to find something you love to do. Rusty, who works with his dad, agreed. "If you do that, you'll never work another day in your life." But, he told his sons, "there are no guarantees. You still have to make your way and prove yourself." The advice from longtime Wichita School Board member Lynn Rogers' dad, Loran, was short and sweet: "Don't do anything stupid." The interesting thing, Lynn said, is that his dad never explained what "stupid" was. Loran was a Nebraska farmer and a practical human, so it was more than likely that you just knew what "stupid" was. He died eight years ago, leaving a legacy of a lifetime of hard work and community involvement. Like Lynn, he also was on the school board and stressed civic work to his son.

Lynn has stressed the same things to his two sons, Kyle and Keegan. He also told them to do something that they're passionate about. Both have succeeded in that: Kyle is in law and Keegan in art. Stan Russell's dad, Earl, was more a doer than a talker. Growing up in the Great DePhoto by David Dinell pression, he, like many Dave Johnson, left, told his son Rusty to find others of that time, his passion in life. He did. He’s in the car busilearned to value paid ness with his dad. employment and treasure hard work. was as a role model for me." He was a good dad and an influFor sheer practical life advice, folence, Stan said. While he wasn't big low the wisdom of John Houston, the on words, every night he told each son father of Scott, a 58-year-old Wichita that he loved him. crane operator. "We may not have had a lot of John told his only son to “always, other conversations about things," Stan always” make sure his wife or signifisaid, "but he made sure to say that." cant other has the better car to drive. Stan, who is retired from Pizza Hut Why? No one likes a mechanical corporate, passed on many of those breakdown, and he’ll get the kudos if same attributes to his 30-year-old son, he sacrifices the better drive. Ryan. Stan said the best thing he got "Make sure they have the best vefrom his dad was his work ethic. hicle you can afford, and you make do "He showed us what it meant to with what you can," he said. work hard, but he rarely brought that stress out at the dinner table," Ryan Contact David Dinell at said. "I can't tell him how important he ddinell932@yahoo.com

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Let’s Go

Lego Architecture Series, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central, 1-5 pm Tue-Sun, through Aug 7. More than 20 models featuring works by Frank Lloyd Wright and other notable architects. Free. Kansas will perform at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 E. First, 8 pm Wed, June 8. Celebrate the theater's 85th birthday the theatre by watching the award-winning music group. $55-$75. 2nd Saturday - Shop local, shop Douglas, Douglas Design District, June 11. Explore the district's businesses; get a 15 percent discount by purchasing or using your recycled reusable district designed tote. The Hustler, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. 7 pm Thu, June 16. 1961 American drama featuring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. $5. 2016 Common Threads Regional Quilt Show, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. 10 am-5 pm, June 16-18. More than 500 quilts, special exhibits, door prizes and vendors. $10 for single day admission or $15 for a 3-day pass.


Presence Program: The Gift of Art, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. 10:30 am, June 16. Adults with memory loss and their care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well being. Family ArtVenture:Sculpture-atopia, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. 11 am-3 pm Sat, June 18. Explore the art and wonder of sculpture inside and outdoors. Visit select galleries and make a unique wacky sculpture. 33rd Annual Kansas Numismatic Coin & Stamp Show, Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. View, buy, trade and sell coins with dealers. Free. Father's Day Car Show, Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. 8:30 am-5 pm Sun, June 19. See classic cars, antique autos and vintage hot rods.

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Arts briefs... Prairie View fundraiser A Beautiful View art exhibit is the centerpiece of a fundraiser for Prairie View from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 1901 E. First, Newton.

the active age There will be more than 60 pieces by area artists whose lives have been touched by mental illness, whether through personal struggle or someone they care for. The event includes live jazz and hors d'oeuvres for guests examining the pieces available for purchase. The live auction begins at 7:15. Advance tickets are $15; call 316-2846443. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Wichita native Matt Combs will perform with pianist and composer Nate Strasser at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Chamber Music at the Barn, 4041 N. Maize Rd. The duo has planned a multi-genre evening of violin and piano duets ranging from Bach to the music of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They will present a concert of songs, film scores, fiddle tunes and a

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Over the River and Through the Woods, $12, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3-26, 316-744-2152 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley, Sedgwick County Bandstand by Carol Hughes. Dinner 6:15 p.m., $26-$30; Show only, 7:50, $20; Thursday-Saturday, through July 16, 316263-0222 Roxy's Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre, Fly by Night, A New Musical, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20-$30, June 16-July 16, 316-2654400 Contact Diana Morton at dianamorton12@sbcglobal.net

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Program teaches golf to visually impaired By Debbi Elmore By any standards, Len Hudson is a miracle worker. Through Envision’s golf program Hudson, a certified golf instructor, teaches the blind and visually impaired how to play this exacting game. Hudson recalled the day six years ago when a former student asked him to help her play golf. “I said ‘of course,’ and then I had a panic attack on my way to the first lesson, thinking how am I going to do this?” Once the lesson began, it became rote, he said. “You teach the same basics – grip, stance and swing.” This is the sixth year that Envision and Hudson have helped youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired to learn the basic skills of golf. Last year Hudson was named the Volunteer of the Year for his teaching skills. Regina Henderson, who has been legally blind since birth, said she has really enjoyed learning to play golf. “Len has been a wonderful teacher, leader, coach and cheerleader for this

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program. With a golfing partner who is fully sighted to point me in the right direction and help finding the ball, it makes the experience become as it is for the typically sighted golfer,” she says. “My golf game still comes with the same frustrations when hitting the ball and scoring as it does for the sighted golfer, but is now totally accessible...

I’m constantly working on improving my game.” A young man with multiple disabilities had almost given up, notes Bonnie Cochran, director of support programs at Envision. When he learned to play golf successfully, his entire outlook on life changed. "My dad and I went out golfing on Father's Day when I was four years old, and I thought it was amazing,” says Andrew McLeod, who Cochran credits with being the inspiration behind the program. “I talked with Bonnie Cochran and told her how much I loved it, and she made the Envision Golf Program happen. I never really thought about golf as something I couldn't do." On Monday, June 27, Envision will sponsor a tournament for their visually impaired golfers. In the weeks before the tournament, interested clients ages 8 and older are taught how to play at a golf clinic June 6, 13 and 20. “Our golf clinic is one of our most eagerly-anticipated and enjoyable programs each year,” says Cochran. “It lets us introduce blind and visually impaired adults and teens to a great sport that promotes time outdoors, physical

exercise and a fun way to grasp a better understanding and appreciation for one’s surroundings.” Students are paired with skilled golfers who describe the course, help them set up their shots and caddy. The students play with the same equipment and by the same rules as sighted golfers. “When we first started I said it was going to be good times, and it is,” Hudson said.

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The 4th annual outdoor live music and film night at the Wichita Art Museum will be Friday, June 17. It is a joint effort of the museum and Tallgrass Film Festival. Music by Truckstop Honeymoon begins at 7 p.m. Napoleon Dynamite, a 2004 cult classic, screens at 9. The film focuses on an alienated teen who decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small Western high school. Bring lawn chairs and Frisbees. There will be food trucks and a cash bar. Admission is free.

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Mon: 10 am Men’s fellowship, coffee. Mon & Wed: 6 pm Yoga, Rec Center. Tue: 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Low-impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 9 am Breakfast at Braum’s. Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. 1st Mon: 6:30 pm Potluck & program. 2nd Mon: 11:30 am Lunch out, call for details. 3rd Wed: 1:30 pm, Book Club. 4th Mon: 6 pm Covered dish lunch, Rec Center. 4th Wed: 7 pm Bunko. 4th Thu: 2 pm Geneaology 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: 10:30 am Hot meal, reservations required; 12:15 pm Cards, games. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-11 am Exercise program. 1st Tue: 6 pm Potluck dinner.

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. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Thur: 10 am Bible study. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technologybring your device.

DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223

www.derbyweb.com Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. June 6: 1 pm Inspiring Women: Doris Day by Dixie Chapman. June 14: 6:30 pm Join Josh Davis, Elvis tribute artist, as he takes you back to the '50s. Buffet opens at 6:30 pm and Elvis starts at 7:30. $15. June 16: 10 am Hearing Seminar with Dr. Zafar. June 20: 10 am See a demonstration of a medication dispenser machine. May 23: 6:30 pm Derby Alzheimer's Support Group. Wed: 1 pm Ping pong. Free. 3rd Tue: Noon Friendship Club; 1 pm Book Club. Reading list at front desk. 1st Thu: 9 am New-member orientation.

DOWNTOWN 200 S. Walnut, 267-0197

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise classes, Pickleball, computer classes, foot care by appt.

June 2: 2 pm Dining on a Dime with Shirley Lewis. June 6: 10 am Prairie Moon Book Club. June 8: 1:30 pm Senior Legal Advisor Jennifer Stultz. June 16: 9 am Therapy for Neuropathy Pain Workshop with Dr. Todd Eck. June 16: 9:30 am Fun with Scrapbooks. `Mon: 11 am Lewis Street Singers; 1 pm Bridge; Beading Buddies. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11 am Latin Dance; 1 pm Spanish (beg), Massage by Ruth Lundstedt.

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

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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.

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GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155

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

GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: noon Birthday/anniversary celebration. 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. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Silver Foxes exercise. Tue, Thu: 10 am STEP exercise. 1st & 3rd Wed: 11 am Blood pressure checks; 12:30 pm Bingo. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday dinner, covered dish.

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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. Mon, Fri: 9:30 am-3 pm Tax-Aide, by appt. Tue, Thu: 1 pm Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon: 10 am English Class/Clase de Ingles; 1 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Nutrition class/Clase de nutricion. Thu: 10 am Bingo/loteria. Last Fri: 10 am Music/musica; monthly birthdays.

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www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. June 10: 10:15 am Grief, Hope and a Thankful Heart with Mark Pennington. June 17: 10:15 am Stroke Awareness with Lucy Lavelle. June 20: 1:30 pm Making Wise Housing Choices for Your Future with Dawn Messenger. June 24: 10:15 am Basic Tips and Ideas to

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NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. June 2: 11:45 am Keeping hydrated during the summer with Dawn Messenger. June 10: 11:45 am Congestive Heart Failure with Natalie Merten. June 17: 2-4 pm Father's Day Dinner. $5 members. June 24: 11:45 am Conquering Stress Before It Conquers You with Mary Corrigan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm TOPS; 1:30 pm Sing-a-Long. Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 10 am Crochet class; 1 pm Bridge.

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Daily: 11:30 am Red Cross meals. 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting. 1st Thu & Fri: 8:30 am-5 pm, Commodities.

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

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293

seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. June 6: 11:15 am Fuding solutions for long-term care by Jeremy Koci. June 10: 11:15 am Mental Health Therapy and VOCA Program by Vicki Hiegele. June 14: 11:30 am Lunch out to Applebees. June 24: 11:15 am Senior Companions Program with Kathy Hannemann. Tues: 12:30-4:30 pm Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer Lab.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. June 3: 11 am Stroke Prevention & Signs by Wesley Rehab Hospital. June 14: 11a m Protecting your Skin from the Summer Sun by Angels Care Home Health. June 16: 5-11 pm Dinner at River City Brewery and then to Century II to see Nice Work if You Can Get It. $54 for the ticket and price of the meal. Call 316-744-1199 to reserve your spot by June 9. June 24: 9 am Frank Lloyd Wright Allen Lamb House Tour, followed by lunch at Olive Garden. $10 for tour admission and cost of lunch. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise. Sat: 1 pm Pinochle. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. 1st Wed: 10:30 am Chisholm Trail Seniors catered lunch, meeting, program.

VALLEY CENTER 316 E. Clay, 755-7335

Mon: 1: 30 pm Line dancing. Tue: 9:30 am Free donuts, cards, games; 6:30 pm Pitch. Bring snack to share. Tue, Thu: Noon Home cooked meals. Tue, $5, Thur, $6. Tue, Thu: 8-10 am Pickleball at Valley Center Intermediate School.

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June1: 10 am Wichita Art Museum, Art Movie Wednesday, Herb & Dorothy. This film chronicles the world of contemporary art from two unlikely collections - a postal worker and librarian. $2. 1:30 pm at the Water Center Food Safety and Pest control with Alex Dean. Learn about how to safely handle your food and how to control pests. June 8: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, All Things Elephants. Learn about the new additions to Wichita from Elephant Manager Lauren Ripple-McDaniel. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library, Presidential Briefs with Ry Kincaid. Musical play featuring an original song about every U.S. President performed in under an hour. 4 pm Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boat House, New Exhibit Tour. A guided tour of the museum. $1.

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June 15: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art, Matfield Green: Designing a Sculpture Path. Students of Professor Robert Bubp with architect and sculptor Bill McBridge and gallerist Ton Haak, will share the plan and process developed for a sculpture path north of Matfield Green. 1:30 pm Kansas African American Museum. Women in Sports with Lynette Woodard. June 22: 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, TBA $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian by Allen and Christine Leddon.Join Allen and Christine as they take you back in time to experience the life of an Egyptian. 4 pm Museum of World Treasures, TBA. $4. June 29: 10 am Great Plains Nature Center, Spiders don't get no respect! with Dustin Wilgers, Ph.D. Wilgers will explore why spiders are important to the ecosystem. 1:30 pm Cowtown, TBA. $2.

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Butler County Senior Centers

ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441

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

AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189

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

BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St

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

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

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

DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227

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

EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142

Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot lunch $3, support groups. Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train, dominoes. Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 pm Line Dance; 6 pm Prairie Port Seniors. Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.

Harvey County Centers BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225

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

HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283

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

HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099

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

Support Groups, Clubs Dances An up-to-date list of support groups is at supportgroupsinkansas.org. To add or correct a listing call 978-3843 or 1-800-445-0116 or email angela.gaugan@wichita.edu. Clubs, Organizations and Dances are online under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5385, kaydee@theactiveage.com

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; 1:30 pm Golden Notes choir practice; 7 pm Square dance. Tue: 1 pm Line dance. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Arthritis exercise. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10:30 am Bingo. 1st & 3rd Fri: 6-9 pm Game night.

SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393

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

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

Regular activities: Lunch served Mon - Fri. Reservations required by 9 am. Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch serving roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot roll, salad and dessert bar. Drinks included. $8 donation adults/$4 children.

ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170

Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffleboard, home-cooked lunch (reservation required). Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young Exercise. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Fri: 7 pm Card game. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy.

TOWANDA 317 Main, 536-8999

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

WHITEWATER Legion Hall,Whitewater

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

Transportation Sedgwick County

American Red Cross, 219-4040. Free rides for 60+ for medical and dialysis appointments. 24-hour notice. Ambulatory. Donations accepted. 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 recreational activities. Reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-680-6802. Applications for reduced fares for those 60+ or disabled who meet income guidelines. Personal appointments Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm. Reservations, first call-first served, must be made 24 hours in advance. Vans are wheelchair accessible. Round-trip fares: $8 in Newton (wheelchair only), $12 in Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. Wheelchair escorts ride free. AVI Route: Tue, 8 am-4:30 pm. Transportation to Newton for Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton residents. $6.


AARP Driver Safety Classes Eight hours of instruction. Certificate on completion for insurance discount. Class size limited; call for reservations. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E 2nd, 12:30 - 4:30 pm June 15 & 16, 316-321-0142. Wesley Friends, 550 N. Hillside, 8-5 pm June 17, 316-962-8400. Downtown Senior Center, 200 S. Walnut, 12:30-4:30 pm June 20 & 21, 316-2670197. Via Christi Rehab Hospital, 1151 N. Rock Road, 9am-1pm June 18 & 25, 316634-3400.

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 the closest location and reservations, call 620-669-8201.


Wed: Soft tacos, Mexican rice, peas, banana, applesauce cake. Thu: Fish OR chicken patty w/set up or tartar sauce, cucumber & onion salad, strawberries, sugar cookie. Fri: Turkey pasta salad, carrots, Mandarin oranges, bread, gelatin with fruit.

WEEK OF JUNE 6 Mon: Ham & beans, potatoes w/onions,

tomato slices, plums, cornbread. Tue: Chicken chef salad w/lettuce & tomato, salad dressing, glazed blueberries, bread pudding, bread stick. Wed: Beef cutlet w/Spanish sauce over rice, cooked cabbage, stewed apples, bread. Thu: Oven fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, mixed fruit, chocolate cake, wheat roll. Fri: Egg salad sandwich, broccoli cheese soup, mixed greens salad w/dressing, spiced peaches.


Mon: Salmon patty, creamed peas, sliced tomatos, calico salad, pineapple, blueberry muffin. Tue: BBQ pork on a bun, oven-browned potatoes, cole slaw, mixed fruit, lemon bar. Wed: Baked chicken, cauliflower, lentil salad, apricots, wheat roll. Thu: Mexican lasagna, combo salad w/ dressing, carrots, applesauce. Fri: Easy chicken & brocolli pie, Harvard beets, Mandarin oranges, oatmeal cookie.


Mon: Swedish ham balls, sweet potatoes, calico salad, pineapple, blueberry muffin. Tue: Tuna pasta salad, three-bean salad, strawberries, bread stick, cookie. Wed: Chicken fajita salad w/lettuce & tomato, salsa, pickled beets, banana, cinnamon roll. Thu: Beef cutlet OR liver & onions, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed vegetables, apricots, wheat roll. Fri: Chicken salad on bun, green pepper slaw, macaroni salad, blushing pears.


Mon: Creamed chicken over biscuit, broccoli, beets, apricots. Tue: Pork tips over rice, cooked red & green cabbage, applesauce, peanut butter cookie, roll. Wed: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes w/cream gravy, sunshine salad, glazed blueberries, wheat bread. Thu: BBQ turkey on bun, combo salad w/dressing, pineapple, carrot cake.

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Resthaven, Median Shrine, Bruce Newton Gardens. Two spaces, two air sealed vaults, 44x13 bronze marker. $5,000 for both, OBO. 788-3334. Two side by side burial lots , Resthaven's Garden of Freedom. plus 2 airseal vaults. Today's value $9700. Asking $8,000, or best offer. 620-9473559. Two cemetery lots, Resthaven, Spaces 3 and 4 of Lot 5D in the Garden of Friends. $3,000 call 316-927-2291


Affiliated Estate Sales

Steel entry door with oval glass. Ful glass storm door, both $125. Tiffany table lamp, $100. Call 316-655-1167.

We have the solution for every situation. Complete estate sales service. Free consultation. Over 25 years experience.

Paul 316-807-1209 Sale by Gayle

Moving, partial or entire estate sales. Experienced and insured. Free consultation. Competitive rates. www.salebygayle.com, 316-838-3521 or 316-206-3676

White Chapel, three burial spaces with double brass marker. Valued at over $4,000 selling for $3,000 total. Call 316-213-7648. White Chapel, Garden of Nativity, three double depth lawn crypts includes vaults. Road side. Sell $3,000 for all three plus transfer fee. 316253-0590. Resthaven, Garden of Gethsemane, 2 plots, would like to sell together. Value $3,690 each. Will sell for $3,300 each. Call 580-977-7857. Resthaven, Garden of Gospels, double depth plot with marker and granite base. Section 21, Lot 24D, Space 2. Valued at $11,000, selling for $8,000 or best offer. 660-238-0648 or 502-749-3480. Resthaven, Garden of Prayer, 3 plots, section 19 Lot 126-D spaces 1, 2, and 3. Must sell, asking $1,300 each will negotiate, 540-735-8055. Old Mission, Garden of Last Supper. Four lots for sale: $2,000 each. Buyer purchases all four, seller pays transfer cost. Two lots for $2,000, seller will split transfer cost. One lot for $2,000, buyer pays all transfer costs. Call Joann, 540-723-0072.

F CLEANING SERVICES F MM Cleaning Good old fashioned cleaning done the right way when you need it. Residential & commercial. Senior discount. 316-214-5753; moore8862@gmail.com


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


316-806-7360 Julie

F HOME CARE F Dora's Helping Hands

Foot Care in home. Home visit $40. Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message. In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316-267-0302. Prescreened, reliable help available.

Resthaven, four adjoining lots in Garden of Last Supper, close to main entrance and mortuary. $3,999 for all or will split. 316-207-1080.

Two stacking white marble crypts. Located in room with brass gate. Beautiful. Historical. Maple Grove Mausoleum. 316-687-9942.

Jet seven powerchair, used less than 20 hours. $6,000 new, selling for $2,000 or best offer. Call 316-214-8743.

Have your own personal assistant & receive care you deserve. Friendly staff can help with chores, paperwork, shopping and more! Call us at 316636-7274 or 316-214-5266.

Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, four adjoining spaces close to road. Value $3,695 each. Sell for best offer. 316-880-0104.

Wichita Park Cemetry, spaces 7 & 8 , lots 587, Acacia C. Close to walkway. Call 316-308-6415.

Place an ad: 942-5385


Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, 3-C-4, spaces for two with marker and vaults. Value $11,000 sell for $3995. 316-721-6462, 316-253-3980.

Resthaven Cemetery, two plots, in Freedom Masoleum, Level D #14. Asking $4,000 total. 316-640-6806.

May 2016

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

Hermes Healthcare

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.


Furniture for sale. Ethan Allen dresser, $120; 2 Ethan Allen desks, $50 each; Ethan Allen apothecary chest, $39; 2 Ethan Allen wood chairs, $20 each; 2 tall Curio cabinets, $100 each. 686-8679. Are you tired of steps? Get a jacuzzi stair chair. Call 943-6205. Ryobi, electric trimmer. Never used. $35; manual ice cream freezer, $8; sleeping bag, $10; Memorex radio/CD, $20; full size quilt (machine), $25; men and women’s watches, old and new, $15-$50. Call 316-522-5250. Baseball and football cards, call for info. 316684-1949. 24" Schwinn tricycle, $225 or best offer. Like new, red. Call 684-8679 for more information. Full size memory foam mattress, like new. Purchased 1 year ago from Ashley Furniture. Value $600, asking $200 OBO. Call 316-337-5321.

Handyman RX - We have a remedy for all your ”fix-it”jobs. Home maintenance, gutters, garage cleanup, hauling, screen window/door repair, yard work, etc. You don’t want to do it? We will. Call for HELP! 316-217-0882. Free estimates and senior discounts.

Drywall Repair

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


Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391.

Cowboy Construction

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

Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau.



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

CNA/HHA. More than 30 years experience. CPR certified. Housekeeping, shopping, cooking. Professional, honest, kind and patient. $15 hour, salary also negotiable. Call 993-4310.

See the ad on page 15.

Roommate needed. Lady on social security needs help with bills. One room furnished and one room not. 316-295-4565.

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Know your options, you have many.


Cowboy Construction

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

Reflections Residential Care

Foot Care for you... when you can't. We service on-site at local Senior Centers in Kansas & our Wichita Office. Call for appt. at 316-260-4110. Most insurance accepted.

Want to learn more? Call 806-3435


Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

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

Leaky Basement Repair

Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461. STILES MAINTENANCE Heating & Air • Plumbing • Light Electrical Drywall • Painting • Tile Basic Home Repairs Licensed & Insured 25% Senior Discount 316-200-6601 Odd Job Handyman Painting, mowing, yard cleanup, minor household repairs. Free estimates. Call Joel 316-772-8629.


Need Privacy Fence Repair?


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

Paul Williams (316) 650-8807 • Free Estimates

S & V Concrete

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

Steve 992-6884

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


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


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Classified Advertising F HOME IMPROVEMENTS CONT F Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970 WALLPAPER. Retiree Tim Devine enjoys and is good at hanging wallcoverings. A lifetime of experience at reasonable rates. Call 316-2089590 or email thdevine@gmail.com.


Cleanup or removal, odd jobs, fence work and repairs. Inside paint, sheet rock or help. 316807-4989. Derby, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, South Wichita.



All Trades Landscapes

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

Protect your home from the elements of the weather!

Ins/Lic #5803


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

CALL DAN 316-516-3949

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

Custom Contractors

Basement & Foundation Repair

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

30 years experience 316-516-9200

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


Don’t Fix it Alone!

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

Advantage Home Services


Office: 316-312-3589 Cell: 316-347-6663

F LAWN AND GARDEN F P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care, mowing starting at $25 any cleanup. Gutter cleaning, Any odd job. Residential and commercial. City licensed and completed insured. Senior discount. Total yard clean-up, flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding, attics, garages and basements. LEAF cleanup and HAULING.

Roofing – Windows – Siding A Reliable General Contractor Senior Discount


garywilbertroofing.com garywilbertroofing@cox.net

Stover Heating & Air Conditioning

Repair • Service All Brands Sales – Licensed Trane dealer Senior Discount SPECIAL: Furnace check-up $75*

*Some restrictions, doesn’t include filters, parts License # 7258


MOWING Spring/Fall Cleanup Tree trim/removal Junk removal Brock Eastman • 316-765-1677

Including all yard debris. 316-516-4630 or 316-838-5710


Mike E. 316-708-1472

Experienced Attorney: 50+ Years

Garage clean out, mowing, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. Chimney repairs. Brick, block and stone repair. Christian Lawn Care Mowing, verti-slicing, core-aerating, overseeding, new lawns, mulching flower beds, cleanup, shrub trimming and removal, gutter cleaning, hauling. Senior discount. Steve 316-685-2145. L Hayden 316-806-2591 Can take care of your needs. Garage/yard cleaning. Hauling, mowing. Tree trimming, leaf raking. Pick-up and delivery service. Senior discounts. All Season Clean Up Lawn Care Complete Lawn Care • Yard Clean Up • Tree Trimming • Gutter Cleaning • Free Estimates • Senior Discounts • 316-807-8649.


Handyman • hauling • mowing • tree trimming/removal • landscaping • flowerbeds • renovations •

35 Years Exp. Locally owned & operated

316-640-3155 Licensed & Insured


Call with your needs and get a free estimate!

Bruce Smith Roofing & Siding

Brick Block & Stone

Compare Our Prices Weekly Plumbing Specials

F LAWN AND GARDEN CONT F 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.

FREE ESTIMATES All types of roofing, siding, & other exterior projects

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


Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience

Painting, repair, replacement of chimney, siding, decks, fence and hauling. See us on angieslist. com. Be Blessed. Thank you. KC Kimball 316789-9639, 316-250-2265. Specializing in restoration, repair, design build, tuck-pointing, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105 or 316-529-4453.

Place an ad: 942-5385

Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. Gutter cleaning. Exterior painting. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126. Mowing and trimming. Reasonable rates. Average yard starts at $20. Summer job for young teacher. Reliable. Call for estimate. 316-204-7552.

ASAP Lawn Care 316-650-7858

• Residential & Commercial Mowing • Tree Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Senior Discounts

Classifieds in the active age work! Call Kaydee to tap into the senior market. 942-5385


Is your Will outdated or have your circumstances changed? Fears of probate court can be overcome by a well-drafted Will.

Call Jim Lawing: 267-2821 Consultation: $75*

*Applied towards the cost of the Will

F PERSONALS F Third time’s a charm. SWM, 5’8”, 175 lbs of handsome. No smoke, drink, drugs. Loves my home, animals, nature, golf, motorcycles, weekend trips and chicken nuggets. Looking for a care-free spirit. Call Bob 316-833-4912. You answered my personal ad two years ago. We saw a play together and my response was poor. Give me another chance. 316-773-4825. SWM seeks lady. "A good friend is a like a 4-leaf clover - hard to find and lcky if you have one." Write to Box #17, 125 S. West St. Ste 105, Wichita, KS 67213. Old man seeks intellectual lady to talk about ideas, especially about the meaning of life. Write to Box #18, 125 S. West St. Ste 105, Wichita, KS 67213.

F SERVICES F Need help on your electric scooter, power or lift chair, stair or platform lift or hand controls? Call Howard Distribution at 316-648-1694. Howard is a certified service center and dealer for Best Bath walk-in tubs, Bruno, EMC, Golden Tech, Pace Saver, Pride and Ricon. Working for you since 1987.



* THE 1920s

Page 20 ACROSS 1. Incited 6. Presidents' Day mo. 9. Pig trough stuff 13. "The Stars and Stripes Forever" composer 14. *"Happy Days Are Here Again," ____ Reisman and His Orchestra 15. *Josephine Baker's turf 16. Blood fluid 17. Will Ferrell's Christmas character 18. Conical dwelling 19. *First Winter Olympics country 21. *Female pioneer 23. Uh-huh 24. Classic sci-fi video game 25. Boxer's punch 28. Hoodwink 30. Noble gas 34. Exclamation of sorrow 36. Lord's servant 38. Muslim ruler honorific

the active age 40. Central Time ____ 41. North Pole workforce 43. Dwarf buffalo 44. Some sorority girls 46. South American monkey 47. Like gum after novocaine shot 48. Poisonous plant 50. Fill beyond full 52. Epitome of easiness 53. Satellite TV provider 55. Final, abbr. 57. *Black day 61. *Lindbergh's ____ of St. Louis 64. "Round up the ____ suspects!" 65. Major network 67. Healer 69. Capital of Switzerland 70. India's smallest state 71. In an unfriendly manner 72. Greek god of love

73. It often goes with "flow" 74. Magnetic field strength unit DOWN 1. Sixth sense 2. Subject of "A Good Walk Spoiled" 3. ____ gum, food additive 4. Literary composition 5. *F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Beautiful and the ____" 6. What refugees do 7. Snakelike fish 8. Very successful 9. Take one of these at a time 10. Nordic native 11. Curved molding 12. Jurist 15. Pollen producer 20. Malaria to Bill Gates, e.g. 22. Salmon on a bagel 24. Ascetic Muslim monk 25. *____ Age

Answers on page 17

26. Healing plants 27. Swahili or Zulu 29. Fox' coat 31. Indian restaurant staple 32. Come clean 33. One of the Judds 35. Clothes line 37. Cheese on Peloponnese 39. *Iconic baseball player 42. Abdominal exercise 45. Equestrian's seat 49. Foreign intelligence service 51. Provoke 54. Irish playwright John Millington ____ 56. Cease-fire 57. Toothpaste holder 58. Consumer 59. Eurozone money 60. "Without," in French 61. Striker's foe 62. Part of eye 63. Be a snitch 66. *Hairstyle 68. Shag rug



Furniture Repair & Refinish Antique, Modern, or Cane. Reasonable pick-up & delivery. Clark 250-9533 or 788-5805.

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

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


Need summer help? Have 24 years experience. Great references. Call Wendy at 316-285-8711. Don’t wait, we book up fast


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.

Estrada’s Tree Service

Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392. Joe's Tree Service Trimming, removal, stump grinding. Licensed and insured. 316-312-4514.

Alfred's Superior Tree Service 316-522-9458 www.alfredstree.com alfredstree@pixius.net

pruning - tree removal - stump grinding - debris/ brush haul off - chemical sprays - emergency services - firewood - consultations - demolitions

Professional & Insured • Certified Arborist Residential & Commercial

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So far, no better fried chicken than Mom’s By Joe Stumpe Arline Moore learned to cook standing next to her mother. Moore's daughter, Rossanne Thomson, did the same thing, with one difference: she wrote down everything her mother did when it came to fried chicken. Good thing, too. "You wouldn't believe the number of people who asked for the recipe, " Thomson said. "I've probably duplicated that card 30 times." That's easy to understand once you've tasted the chicken, which undergoes a two-step cooking process. The result, she said, resembles "broasted chicken," the kind restaurants make using a pressurized deep fryer.

Thomson and her husband, Dan, live in Riverside. She's chief financial officer at Greenway Electric. Fried chicken was Thomson the family's standard Sunday dinner, and one they never tired of. Moore developed what her daughter calls a "simple but consistent" way of making it, without brining or a buttermilk bath but with a seasoned flour coating. "She felt very strongly that a dry coating makes the crispiest chicken." She also didn't pat the chicken dry after rinsing, figuring more coating would stick to a moist bird. The real

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key was her method of browning the chicken on both sides in fat -- always Crisco shortening -- and then finishing it by baking it on a rack in the oven. "A lot of the fat would drip off," to be collected and used for making gravy, Thomson said. She follows her mother in one

more respect, regularly making fried chicken for her own family's Sunday dinner. "I'm not the cook she was but I love it," she said. "That's my therapy." Know a good cook to be featured in the active age? Contact Joe Stumpe at jstumpe@cox.net.

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3 C all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp Morton's Nature's Seasons blend 1 Tbsp minced dried garlic

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Put shortening into electric skillet or heavy-bottomed pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees; do not allow to begin smoking. Rinse chicken and set on paper towels; do not dry. Mix dry ingredients well. Roll chicken pieces in mixture until well coated. Place carefully in hot shortening without letting pieces touch each other. Cover pan. Turn chicken after 5 to 7 minutes. Brown on each side until crisp and golden. Line large broiler pan with foil; spray rack with cooking oil or rub with olive oil. Lift browned chicken out of shortening and place on broiler pan rack. Place in preheated 350-degree oven about 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.

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Daytrips: nature center, salt mine, courthouses By Bob Rives To help you plan your summer outings, the active age has put together a list of dozens of short trips. All of them are staff-tested, meaning we’ve been there. These five sites are some that are closest to Wichita. There are 31 more on our website, generally covering the state. Note: Most distances are rough estimates based on straight lines from Wichita.

Chaplin Nature Center Arkansas City -- Developed by the Wichita Audubon Society, this 230-acre piece of wilderness along the Arkansas River is ripe for hikers and those who like things natural. Reachable by the Turnpike or through Arkansas City, it includes the Kauffman Nature Center, home to numerous displays about plants and animals. The last time we were there we walked to within a dozen feet of a bald eagle eating a fish. It’s 60 miles from Wichita.

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Wichita and has one overwhelming attraction — the Bartlett Arboretum. Covering 15 acres along Euphrates Creek, it now is more than a century old and one of the few such areas between the Mississippi and the Rockies. Musician-entertainer Robin Macy owns the Arboretum. It’s open only by appointment or, as its website says, “by accident.” Call 620 488 3451 or visit info@bartlettarboretum.com before planning a trip. Washburn Courthouses -- George P. Washburn was an architect who, at the turn of the last century, was busy designing courthouses—13 of them. Five he did himself; eight more with his son. Three are close to Wichita --Kingman, El Dorado and Harper. All are still in use. Nearby attractions for the first two include El Dorado Lake and Kingman County State Lake.

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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge -- Located near Canton, the four-squaremile refuge is home to a herd of 20 wild buffalo and 85 elk that freely roam the pastures. The buffalo trace their ancestry to a herd moved there in 1859. Arrangements can be made for a tram tour; an observation tower is always open. Its about 60 miles from Wichita. Hutchinson -- So close it might be overlooked, Hutchinson has a wide variety of attractions from the Salt Mine tours to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The latter is a museum that includes many space-age artifacts, including an SR1 Blackbird aircraft and a capsule used on a space flight. Stataca Salt Mine Tours take visitors 650 feet underground where salt has been dug for generations. Dillon Nature Center is an urban wildlife reserve that includes hiking trails. The State Fair each September is the focal point for many. Travelers going to Hutch often stop in Yoder, home to a popular restaurant. Hutchinson is 40 miles from Wichita. Belle Plaine -- One of the closest stops is about 30 miles south of


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Link between good food choices, health real By Annette Graham CPAAA Executive Director Grocery store food choices are more abundant than ever. Yet Americans eat fewer vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products and oils than recommended and consume more calories than needed. Obesity and chronic disease are at dangerous rates and projected to increase. Eating nutritiously impacts overall health, reduces the risk of disease and enhances your quality of life. This is about choosing the right food to nourish the body so it can perform physically and fight disease.

Briefs... Welcome to 1935

The Wichita A's, a Ford Model A club, teamed up with the Augusta Historical Society to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the June 1935 opening of the Augusta Theatre. Public events begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, with the Brick Street Cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs in front of the theater. Tables and chairs will be set up for those who want to eat; “to-go” box also will be available. It Happened One Night begins at 6.

When wrong food choices are made — due to busy lives, stress or food cravings — your body gets the wrong “instruction,” according to the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing (www.takingcharge. csh.umn.edu). Food provides bodies “information and materials they need to function properly.” Wrong information can make the body “overweight, undernourished and at risk for the development of chronic disease and conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.”

It received five Academy Awards in 1935, including Best A 1931 Model A Ford Picture. The Model Town Sedan. As arrive about 3:30, said Mike James. He was instrumental in organizing the car event to coordinate with the anniversary. They will be parked near the theater entrance, creating a 1935 street scene. The Augusta Theater was built for $70,000 in the midst of the Depression and became the architectural centerpiece for the community. It is

“Mindful eating,” a step toward healthful eating, focuses on paying closer attention to your food choices, how you eat it and how it impacts your body. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (www.fitness.gov) about 38 percent of adults and 17 percent of kids ages 2-19 are obese. Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. It suggests these healthy eating goals: Eight healthy Goals • Fill half of your plate with fruits and one of the few surviving art deco style theaters that has been restored to its original state.

Senior Games Sept. 9-18

Registration is open for the Kansas Senior Games, Sept. 9-18 in Topeka. These games are the qualifying events for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. There will be 17 different sports for participants age 50+ Visit the website for more information: http://kansasseniorgames. fusesport.com/


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vegetables • Make half of your grains whole grains • Drink fat free or 1 percent milk • Choose a variety of lean proteins • Choose lower sodium options • Drink water instead of sugary drinks • Eat some seafood • Cut back on solid fats Central Plains Area Agency on Aging and its partners continually promote healthy aging. Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) promotes healthy eating and buying local. This program offers $30 vouchers to eligible seniors that can be used at local Farmers’ Markets. Friendship Meals, funded by CPAAA and managed by Aging Projects, Inc., offer a daily nutritious meal to adults 60+. They are available for a suggested donation at local senior centers, recreation centers and other locations tri-county area. To find out more about these and other programs available to seniors and caregivers call 1-855-200-2372 or visit www.cpaaa.org. See more information about the nutrition program and several recipes at www.theactiveage.com.

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