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The wacky hot, cold, dry, drenching Kansas’ weather may finally be on the wane. It is June for crying out loud. This is the time eagerly awaited by both novice and experienced gardeners. At last the garden is ready for updates or remakes...or even created or expanded. Regardless of where you are in your annual planning/planting frenzy take some time out of your busy schedule to check out what the professionals are doing. Feel free to take photos, ask questions and carry their ideas back to your garden. Six Master Gardeners will share their creations with the public Friday-Sunday, June 2-4. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Their gardens feature diverse, creative landscapes. Plants are labeled, and volunteers will answer questions. Shady Hosta Haven, 127 S. Pinecrest: Step into this shady back yard and feast your eyes on a sparkling pond surrounded by ground cover cas-

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Janie Chisholm’s shady backyard garden is full of hostas. cading over the bank of lush plantings. Janie Chisholm is a “hostaholic” with more than 200 varieties. A Shady Garden of Unusual Whims, 1341 N. Valleyview: This shady retreat is punctuated and brightened by colorful splashes of

annuals. Floanna Crowley, a retired professional artist, has an abundance of unusual plants, which illustrates that her garden selections made on a whim can thrive. Formal Garden With a Soul, 55 E. Norfolk, Eastborough: This isn’t

your ordinary formal garden. While it has hundreds of boxwoods and a tidy arrangement of formal landscaping, its friendly atmosphere is embracing. Barbara and Steve Eichert don’t distinguish between indoor and outdoor spaces. They say they live in their garden, and you’ll have the same urge. Transition: Adapting to a Changing Garden, 948 Porter: What do you do when a very old tree comes down, changing your yard from shade to sun, plus a lingering drought that knocks your plants down? Melody Mynatt’s experience in xeriscaping and hardscaping inspired her garden renovation by looking for the right plant for the right place. Check it out and imagine your own renovations. Vineyards: Napa Valley in the Heartland, 21421 W 37th St. N., Colwich: Before Prohibition, Kansas was a leading producer of grapes in the U.S. Now grapes are making a comeback. Dan Stockemer planted his first vines at Prairie Hill Vineyard in 2002, and now grows several varieties. Immerse yourself in this eclectic blend See Gardens, page 3

AVI: No smoke, no cinders; quick, direct By Ken Stephens Ever wonder why Wichita’s Broadview Hotel was built as an L, with one wing stretching along Douglas and another along Waco? It’s because the investors were building their hotel around the loop their electric commuter railway’s tracks made at its Wichita terminal. The railway’s two-story office and passenger station, complete with restaurant and barbershop, faced Douglas just east of the Arkansas River until it was torn down in the early 1960s. “It was very plush,” said Vince Marshall, a member of the Valley Center Historical Society and local expert on the railway. The bricked up gray arch on the east side of the hotel? It used to be a portal for delivering and collect-

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ing railway freight. And the initials in the keystone of the arch? AVI stood for the Arkansas Valley Interurban Railway Co., which Photo by Ken Stephens connected AVI on Broadview. Wichita, Valley Center, Sedgwick, Newton, Burrton, Hutchinson and farm stops in between from 1910 to 1941. It was launched by O.A. Boyle, W.O. Van Arsdale, George Theis Jr., Marcellus Murdock and other Wichita investors. It provided relatively fast and cheap transportation for passengers and freight between towns

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connected only by dirt roads, Marshall said. “No smoke. No cinders. Quickest time. Direct link,” the AVI bragged. The railway enabled suburban growth, leading to the development of housing tracts, whose residents could ride the rails to work or shop. It’d its first passengers went from downtown Wichita to Valley Center on Nov. 19, 1910. The fare was 25 cents. Less than a month later, service was extended to Sedgwick. From there it stretched into Harvey County, where the railway built a junction southeast of Newton at a spot it called Van Arsdale, after the AVI president. From Van Arsdale, it began carrying passengers to Newton on Oct. 9, 1911, and was soon carrying 30,000 See AVI, page 12

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Riverfest offers 120 events for all ages, interests

Grab your sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Riverfest begins Friday, June 2, and ends Saturday the 10th. The Wichita Festivals team upped the ante this year with more amenities and entertainment options. There are 120 events in the nine days for all ages and interests. They range from hot air balloon launches to the Admiral’s Pancake Feed. Riverfest began in 1970 as the Wichitennial celebration, and continues to thrive. Current and former residents attend, plus visitors from across the U.S. Pollstar, a global event database, lists this festival in its top 40 worldwide events in ticket sales. More than 450,000 people attended last year. The economic impact to the community was $25-$30 million. Some upgrades this year should make attending Riverfest easier and more comfortable. Parking can be a challenge during the most popular events, but there are options. Parking information is available at DowntownWichita.org, under

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of country, vines and roses. Pots, Rocks and Out-of-the-Box Thoughts, 8102 Meadow Pass: Geri and Jack Ulmer built a dry creek and retaining wall to combat drainage issues, laid pathways, rock borders and an hourglass- shaped patio in their

the Get Around tab. Avoid downtown parking by taking the Q-Line. It runs east and west on Douglas from College Hill to Delano, and will offer stops at the ICT Urban PopUp Park as well as at the two Riverfest entry gates on Douglas. For information visit WichitaTransit. org. Biking to the festival is an increasingly popular choice. Free, secured bicycle parking is available at the Bike Walk Wichita Bike Valet. While you’re there, check out the guided bike tour or join the Pedal Parade. If you’ll have little ones in tow, Check-N-Safe lockers will be stationed at main entrances and where

garden. It is packed with design and problem-solving ideas. Tour tickets are $10, available from Extension Master Gardeners; the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 21st and Ridge Rd.; and online at sedgwick.ksu.edu. They also are sold at the gardens on tour days. More information? Call 316-660-0100.

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Hyatt. The Kansas Army National Guard will have an air-conditioned tent for those who need a serious cool-down. Lunch at the food court will be even better under the shade of a 30-by-60 foot fan-cooled tent. Some major Riverfest events are inside climate-controlled Century II, so put Blacktop Nationals, Craftapalooza and the comic-and-collectable show, Wichicon, on your itinerary. Several things are worth braving the heat. The Wichita Symphony Twilight Pops concert offers a rare chance to enjoy a symphony concert outdoors. The line-up features music for a wide variety of tastes, including Mavis Staples who was honored this year at the Kennedy Center and inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and Randy Newman, known for countless pop songs and film soundtracks. Riverfest admission buttons are $10 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 at Dillons and QuikTrips. Kids 5 and younger free. See all at WichitaRiverfest.com.

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‘Success’ programs help women re-enter workforce By Leslie Chaffin Wanda Jean Jones moved to Kansas from Virginia six years ago, following the death of her husband. She had worked all her life. The two decades prior to her move, she had worked at both the library and a women’s shelter, so it had been some time since she had applied for a job. “I had no idea what changes had occurred with the job application process until I had to start applying for jobs here,” Jones said. She started part-time with a Catholic Charities Senior Employment program that provided after -school activities for young children. She also assisted an older couple in the evenings until they had to move to a care home.

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Jones was then assigned to the Kansas Workforce Center in New Leaf Plaza. “One day I came to work wearing a hooded jacket. My supervisor told me that this was not really appropriate for the work I was doing there. “I told her this was all I had as I had packed what I could when I left Virginia. She referred me to Dress for Success.” At Dress for Success, Jones was able to select eight wardrobe items suitable for office work. “They were a godsend,” she said. She also attended the Walmart Going Places network, which provides coaching and networking with others re-entering the workforce. You would never know this sharply dressed, 70-year-old ever had to


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worry about what to wear to work. She quickly became active in the monthly women’s group meetings at Dress for Success. Over dinner, clients of all ages network and hear talks that can help them in their current job as well as growing their career. “They have professionals to review your resume, help with coaching for interviews and provide support to help you get where you want to go,” she said.

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Dress for Success’ annual Fashion Show is a brunch beginning at 12:30 Sunday, June 11, at The Hudson, 508 S. Commerce St. The models were nominated and chosen based on their contributions to women’s empowerment in the Wichita community. Each receives a makeover, and models her new looks on the runway. They also will share their stories and struggles, and demonstrate the very tangible help they’ve received from Dress for Success. A few models will be featured in “Recycle the Runway,” wearing outfits created by local designers out of donated

clothing. In addition to the fashion show there will be food, cocktails, food and raffles. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Tuesday, June 6, at Eventbrite. The Success program is seeking volunteers and need office-appropriate clothing in sizes 2 and under and 24 and up, plus appropriate jewelry in good condition, handbags, shoes and cosmetics. For information, call 316-9458779, email cheizer@dfswichita.org or visit https://wichita. dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/referral-agencies/

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There also is a Job Club at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at Olivet Baptist Church. It’s open to women in the service area who need assistance with job readiness. There are many situations why the women find themselves looking for a job, said Portia Portugal, executive director. “Homelessness, domestic violence, becoming widowed or divorced, getting laid off, losing a business they See next page


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owned — the reasons are as diverse as the women we serve.” If the candidate doesn’t have a resume, she starts with Career Development. A human resource professional helps her with a resume, coaches her on interviewing and filling out applications, and sets up an email for job search communications, Portugal explained. After Career Development, she goes to Suiting to select wardrobe items and accessories. “Today’s job environment is often a re-learning process to learn the culture of gaining employment,” she explained. Jones now volunteers for Dress for Success to help pay back what she received. She also volunteers at Christ Lutheran Church with their meals for the homeless on Saturdays and is on the Board of Directors for the Valley Center library. Known as “Grandma Jones,” she has been at the Workforce Center for four years. She directs callers to the right person or department and has taken on additional responsibilities during her tenure. Not only does Jones feel confident about where she is, she has a plan for

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Sherri Flippo, Social Services director for Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels, received the 11th annual Irene Hart Award May 17 from the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. She was recognized for her contributions and accomplishments in the field of aging and her dedication to serving older adults in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties. The award was established in 2006 to honor Irene Hart, CPAAA director from 1977-’95. Flippo played a significant role implementing statewide aging services, the Sedgwick County Aging Mill Levy, advocating policy changes, and maintaining a cutting edge approach to duties. She worked with older adults for 37 years, and exemplifies what this award represents. As a licensed social worker, she held a specialist position within the Meals on Wheels program, doing case management and connecting seniors to appropriate resources. She was named Social Services Director in 1982. Flippo and her staff work to ensure the safety and well-be-

ing of more than 1,500 homebound seniors, and makes sure that 800 to 900 hot meals get out every weekday. Flippo spends late hours checking on clients who Courtesy photo didn’t answer the Sherri Flippo door when their meal was delivered, contacting family, or even the hospitals, to see if her client was admitted. She has also called the police for a safety check. In addition, she assists with special programs such as Operation Holiday and the donated fan distribution. During the holidays each client gets something special. Nominees may be professionals, community members or agencies that have made significant contributions on behalf of older adults in the community or the field of aging. CPAAA assists caregivers and seniors through life’s transitions. For information about Silver Haired Legislature or other services contact 855-200-2372 or mcissell@cpaaa.org.



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Late start did not hold Walker back Editor’s Note: One in a series of stories about African American musicians in Wichita from the 1930s-50s. By Patrick O’Connor Musician Henry Walker was the second oldest of 11, born in Pine Bluff, Ark., in 1935. His parents were sharecroppers. “My old man demand you work. He catch you sleeping in the daytime, he would find something for you to do.” When he moved to Wichita to live with an uncle at 1010 Wabash and attend East High School, he wasn’t interested in music. But when his uncle got married, Henry had to move and get a full-time job. In the early 1950s he was working for Stoney’s Market on East Ninth when a friend came by and told him he could play the guitar. “Which he couldn’t, you know. But still, he takes me over to this guy’s house and showed me this guy’s guitar. He said, ‘Let’s go down and get us a guitar.’ “I think I bought a little old Stella. I kept this a month or two, and then I got a Les Paul Jr. at Jenkins Music. It was quite a bit of money for somebody just picked up a guitar. “...I ran into a very knowledgeable musician, Billy Bruce,” who had played in Chicago. He “influenced me swing a little jazz” and learn to read music. He credits Bruce for making him a musician. Henry’s first job was playing for Berry Harris. “We used to go to Great

Henry Walker and his guitar Bend some nights — rain, shine, sleet or snow. We played just what we playing now, blues and rhythm and blues.” He also recalled having “jams” at the Esquire on 33rd and North Broadway. “That’s the way you meet a lot of musicians and get ideas and start playing together.” Henry’s bands included the Regents, The Impacts and the Times. “We played basically the same thing: a little jazz every once in a while, rhythm and blues, and blues. “If you’re playing for a younger crowd you probably get into more funk, but if you’re playing for a more mature crowd, you tend to stick to rhythm and blues, and blues.”

Henry said he never moved completely away from the blues because it’s just too deeply rooted. One night, he said, they were playing at a club on Ninth Street when someone got shot. “My guitar went twang, and I jumped off the stage...I wasn’t there, but my guitar was still humming. They say ‘Henry, we going to finish the gig?’ “I said ‘no, we finished.’ From then on, I stayed away from the rough clubs.” Henry, talking about the Regents, said he was pleased to say, “I got a dope-free group. I think I got one guy drinks beer. “You will find that most of your best musicians got some kind of problem. I’ve seen musicians who couldn’t hold you a conversation, but they could play.” He didn’t recommend that young people get into music, unless they were really talented. “It takes a lot out of their lives. “This is another reason I think where all the drinking and all the drugs come in at. You lose so much time and never get paid for 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 in this series were taken by Arthur Kenyon at the Museum, 601 N. Water.

Archeological excavation Would you like to work alongside professional and avocational archeologists to investigate the Quixote prehistoric site in Valley Falls, Jefferson County? It dates to A.D. 500-1000. No experience is necessary — just a desire to learn. Volunteers can attend for a few days or more. The field school starts Thursday, June 1, and ends Thursday, June 15. This is the 42nd year the public has been invited by the Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) to participate in a hands-on opportunity. Duties range from assisting archeologists in strategic test excavation of the site and/or help with cleaning and cataloging artifacts in the lab. Project headquarters for classes and the artifact processing lab will be at the Valley Falls School, 700 Oak St. While field school is in session, visitors are welcome to visit the excavation site and the lab to see artifacts being processed; hours are 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. The field school fee is $90. The registration packet and further details are available on the KSHS website at http://www.kshs.org/14622, including forms for KAA and KHF membership. Information? Virginia Wulfkuhle, 785-272-8681, ext. 266. A schedule of evening frograms is on http://www. kshs.org/14622.

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Coping with ringing in your ears, aka tinnitus By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years but it’s gotten worse the older I get. Ringing Louder at 62 Dear Ringing, Tinnitus is a common condition that affects around 45 million Americans, but is usually more prevalent in the 60-and-older age group. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced tinNIGHT-us or TIN-a-tus) is the sensation of hearing a ringing, buzzing, roaring, hissing or whistling sound in one or both ears when no external sound is present. The sounds, which can vary in pitch and loudness, are usually worse when background noise is low. You may be more aware of it when you’re trying to fall asleep in a quiet room. For most people tinnitus is merely annoying, but for many others it can be extremely disturbing. Tinnitus itself is not a disease, but

rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. The best way to find out what’s causing your tinnitus is to see an audiologist, or an otolaryngologist – a doctor who specializes in ear, nose and throat diseases (commonly called an ENT). Things that can cause tinnitus are: • Age-related and noise-induced hearing loss. This is most common cause. • Middle-ear obstructions, which are usually caused by a build-up of earwax deep in the ear canal. • The side effects of different prescription and nonprescription medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, certain blood pressure medicines and diuretics, some antidepressants, cancer medicines and antibiotics. • Medical conditions such as high blood pressure, vascular disease, diabetes, allergies, thyroid problems, ear or sinus infections, Meniere’s disease, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, otosclero-

sis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a tumor, an injury to the head or neck, traumatic brain injury, depression, stress and more. Treating the Causes While there’s currently no cure for tinnitus there are some ways to treat it. For example, if it’s caused by a wax build-up or a medical condition (high blood pressure, thyroid problem, etc.), treating the problem may reduce or eliminate the noise. If you think a medication you’re taking may be causing the problem, switching to a different drug, or lowering the dosage may provide some relief. Other Treatments A treatment option that can help suppress or mask the sound is “sound therapies.” These can be as simple as a fan or a white noise machine, or something more sophisticated like a modified-sound or notched-music device such as as Neuromonics (neuromonics. com) or the Levo System (otoharmonics. com) that actually trains your brain not to hear the tinnitus. If you have hearing loss, hearing aids can help mask your tinnitus by improving your ability to hear actual

sounds. There are even hearing aids today that come with integrated sound generation technology that delivers white noise or customized sounds on an ongoing basis. Your audiologist or ENT can help you with these options. While currently there’s no FDA approved drugs specifically designed to treat tinnitus, some antianxiety drugs and antidepressants have been effective in reliving symptoms. Behavioral therapies, counseling and support groups can also be helpful. Other things you can do to help quiet the noise is to avoid things that can aggravate the problem like salt, artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol, tonic water, tobacco and caffeine. Protect yourself from loud noises by wearing earplugs. For more information visit the American Tinnitus Association at ata. org. Send your senior questions to: Jim Miller Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org.

after five generations, family is still at the heart of everything we do. No Probated Needed When my father died, we were told that there would be no reading of the Will and that there would not be a probate action for his estate. How do you know what to do? While some may follow the practice of reading the Will to the heirs and beneficiaries, it is uncommon today. When a Will is submitted for probate to the Court, the heirs and beneficiaries are entitled to (1) a copy of the Will and the petition to admit it and appoint a fiduciary and (2) notice of the opportunity to attend a hearing on the matter. Probate cases are public record, and anyone may search for Wills or other documents that may be part of an estate proceeding (with a few exceptions). Where probate is not necessary, the contents of a Will

are typically not relevant. The use of probate avoidance tools (pay on death, transfer on death, trusts, etc.) keeps many assets from passing through a formal probate proceeding. Many assets transfer automatically no matter what the Will states. How to know what to do is really determined based upon each individual situation. There are several types of probate proceedings (some extensive and some simple) and these matters do not have to be lengthy or expensive in many circumstances. Check with an estates lawyer to learn your options.

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Horses are very tall. Me? Not so much so as they would go, which was about two inches below my Reeboks. I could not stand up in the saddle, a necessity if you don’t want a sore behind. So I bounced around in the saddle all day long. My “gentle” horse was calm enough as long as the cattle were bunched together and progressing in the right direction. But when a cow wandered off, my horse took off after her without any urging from me. The chase went on through brush, briar patches, clumps of cactus or low hanging limbs. And it didn’t stop until the cow was back with the herd. If I was scraped off into something with stickers in it, that was my problem. No amount of pulling on the reins and shouting, “WHOA” or something

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Food predated music in local women’s clubs

In April’s ‘the active age’ it was suggested that the 125-year-old Wichita Musical Club might be the oldest continuously operating club in the city. Not so. The Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club was founded six months earlier, in December 1891.

By Bob Rives Wichita was thriving. A brand new Sedgwick County courthouse gracing the downtown, and the population was growing. Two-dozen Wichita women decided this was a good time to turn their attention to the city’s cooking skills. At their first meeting in a home on North Emporia they declared: "The accomplishment of cooking is in nine cases out of ten badly neglected among our young ladies, and I might truthfully add, with many of the married ladies who depend entirely upon servants for all their good recipes and dainty dishes if perchance they happen to have any.” That sentiment was duly recorded in the club’s first minutes. The decade before the end of the 19th century was fruitful for women


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and women’s groups. Just five years earlier Susanna Salter, who lived in Argonia, became the first woman ever elected mayor of an American city. In addition to cooking and music clubs, organizations such as the Junior League also were popping up nationally. Women’s roles were changing as they moved to the forefront in cultural, civic and charitable roles. Penny Moss, the current cooking club’s president, said not a lot has changed. The club continues to have

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only 24 members, and they still meet on Thursdays from October-May. At each meeting three of the women are hostesses. They plan, prepare and serve a luncheon, which can range from relatively simple to highly complex, but always served in a proper, graceful way. The others come as guests; membership is by invitation. In the 125th birthday luncheon notes, Moss wrote that the women were talking about a cooking club for some time. “As usual, in undertakings of this nature, each one waited for the other to start until it finally happened that one lady, Mrs. E.R. Spangler, made the initial effort and really got a club started.” The first meeting was held at her home, and she became the first president. Her sister, Lucia Drain, was named secretary, and Mary Todd vice president. The first minutes noted: “We can live without knowledge. We can live without books. But civilized man cannot live without cooking.” At one time, the club hosted demonstrations of cooking methods, correct table setting and serving of courses for boys and girls. Members also made comforters for the Children’s Home and provided Christmas

food for Wichita’s first day nursery. During wartime they sewed for children and learned to cook with recipes that took into account shortages of sugar and other staples. Among the prominent names on the membership rolls was Mrs. B.H. Campbell. Her family home on North Riverside Drive was called the Castle. She was a charter member and president for 11 years. She would sometimes serve sit-down dinner to the members and their husbands — 50 in all. Three of the members were wives of governors — Mrs. L.D. Lewellen, Mrs. W.E. Stanley and Mrs. Henry J. Allen. Just before its 125th anniversary the club was featured in a story on the front page of The New York Times’ food section. Current club members are Anne Allen, Gretchen Andeel, Nancy Brammer, Marla Chandler, Ruthie Gillespie, Nancy Gustavson, Trudy Haag, Margaret Houston, Chris Kubik, Jane Kuhlman, Pam Lester, Jodie Louis, Fawn McDonough, Barbara Mohney, Melody Moore, Penny Moss, Mary Ellen Randall, Jan Randle, Rebecca Ritchey, Lou Ann Ritchie, Sondra Robison, Mary Schurman, Candace Stultz and Marilyn Wells. Contact Bob Rives at bprives@gmail.com

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Will you be able to age in place in your home? By Angelo Gentile A modest home in the Memphis suburb of Raleigh — a vacant foreclosure — used to be dark and depressing. It was chosen to be remodeled, based on a design concept from an AARP competition, and was recently selected the winner in an aging in place competition. The challenge was adapting an existing typical suburban house to the needs people have as they age. Architects and designers entering the competition were asked create homes where people can stay “as they travel through various life stages.” The winning house features a no-step entry and an easily accessible wraparound porch. Front-yard box gardens invite neighborly interaction. Inside, there’s lots of light, and the hallways and doorways have been widened. Moveable walls can be used to

alternately create a bedroom or a larger living room space for gathering family or friends. An open floor plan makes it easier to maneuver with a walker or wheelchair. The curbless shower is easy to step or roll into and features a bench for sitting. The point of the competition was to create an environment that responds to people over their lifespan through all of life’s changes, not just when older. That might mean installing sinks at different heights or using a lever-style faucet and door handles because they’re easier for anyone with painful joints or a weak grip to turn. Proponents of universal design encourage young and middle-aged homeowners to think ahead and integrate age-friendly changes to homes as they remodel and update them through the years. It’s more affordable to incorporate

accessibility and ease of use as part of an already-planned renovation project than it is to apply universal design later on as its own separate round of remodeling. Ideas to get you started • Stairless entries • A gradual outdoor incline up to the entry instead of ramps • Low or no thresholds at doorways • Doorways wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers • Widened hallways • Lever-style doorknobs • Lever-style faucet handles • Shallower countertops to put items in easier reach • Curbless shower stalls • Open-concept floor plans that provide better lighting, shorter hallways and easier movement • Single-floor living that includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry on the same floor

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From page 1 passengers a month. Going west from Van Arsdale, it reached Halstead on Dec. 19. The mayor announced that Halstead was now only 1.5 hours from Wichita. “Heretofore,” The Wichita Eagle reported, “it has been easier for the people of Halstead to visit and trade with Kansas City than with Wichita. Now they will come to Wichita and do their shopping.” By June 1912, ridership had grown to 41,000 a month, and plans were underway to build west from Halstead to Burrton and Hutchinson. When service to Hutchinson began on Dec. 20, 1915, about 3,000 people attended a celebration at Hutchinson’s Convention Hall. Mayor

Fred Cook proudly pointed to a route map whose legend was Let’s Be Closer Friends. The AVI, with about 60 miles of tracks, had cost $1.2 million. Each scarlet and cream car, carrying 52 to 65 passengers, had a self-contained motor powered by overhead electric cables. By 1919, the AVI carried an average of 68,000 passengers a month. Marshall said thousands rode it into Wichita for events at the Forum or to view new farm equipment along tractor row, which had more than 50 farm equipment dealers between Douglas and Lewis. The railway also carried people to Halstead for the annual Old Settlers celebration, and in May 1911, thousands rode it to an air show at Walnut Grove, a recreation area created by the AVI near 34th Street North and the Little Arkansas River.

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Year after year passengers rode it to an amusement park Robert Sullivan built at his dam just south of Walnut Grove. Both Walnut Grove and Sullivan’s Dam were scraped clean by the construction of the Big Ditch in the 1950s. The AVI also carried milk and eggs from farms to cities; newspapers, mail and farm supplies from the cities to the country; and, in later years, petroleum from oil fields near Burrton to refineries, Marshall said. Early on other cities begged to be on the line, among them Derby, Belle Plaine, Arkansas City, Wellington and Winfield to the south, and Sterling, McPherson and Salina to the north. “There was a lot of talk about expanding, but none of this took place,” Marshall said. The AVI’s profit in 1912 was $1,775; it grew to $130,475 in 1920.

But by then the seeds of its demise also had been sown. Automobiles were becoming more common, and in 1922 the state decided to build a paved highway from Wichita to Salina. Bus and auto traffic grew; AVI ridership shrank. In 1929, the year the Great Depression began, profits dropped to $17,921. Two years later it posted its first loss, $40,167. The next year, AVI defaulted on the interest payments and went into receivership. Passenger service ended on July 31, 1938, but the AVI continued to try to make a go of it as a freight service, hauling Burrton’s oil and salt from Hutchinson, among other things. But because it owed large amounts of back taxes to the cities and See next page

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AVI From previous page clared bankrupt in early 1939. The Salzburg Co. in New York took it over and renamed it the Arkansas Valley Railway. It fared no better and was abandoned in 1942, shortly before Congress requisitioned its rails for war material. Today, there are still relics of the AVI. Marshall said a building at Wichita’s Botanica once served as the AVI’s Riverside stop. Halstead’s AVI depot still stands at First and Spruce with its distinctive AVI crest in the eaves over the east door. Valley Center’s AVI station is now a single-family home on First Street across from the town’s public library. The red-brick two-story AVI terminal in Hutchinson still stands on the south side of the street in the 100 block of East First Avenue. And Burrton’s combination power station and depot is at the west end of South Depot Street. Marshall said several AVI bridges over creeks and the Little Arkansas River remain, but most are on private property and have deteriorated and are unstable.

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The largest, he said, is the bridge over the Little Arkansas River at Halstead, hidden behind the river levee at the east end of First Street, a few blocks east of the old AVI depot. “They are graceful concrete arches,” Marshall said. “But they wouldn’t hold a train today.” Contact Ken Stephens at Ken.Stephens@sbcglobal.net

By Marc Bennett Though most senior citizens came of age in a time before computers and may have left the work force before computers were so ubiquitous, many people use a computer to keep up with their family through email or Facebook. Still others have embraced the computer age and use their device to shop, check the weather, download movies and more. No matter the degree to which you use a device, if you can access the Internet, please be aware of a relatively new scam. It came to our attention on a news radio program on NPR (National Public Radio) earlier this month. The gist of the scam is this: You receive an email, supposedly from someone you know, asking you to take a look at an attached Google document and edit it for them. The email will look as though it has been forwarded by someone with an email name with a series of the letter “h” in the name. Something like hhhhhhhhhh@gmail.com or ”hhhhhhhhhh@mailnoator.com.

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Re-examine possibility of an authenic cuisine By Rob Howes I like to travel, I like to eat and I like to cook. I have spent time in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and sampled many good things. My travels have prompted me to re-examine the notion of an authentic cuisine. As various recipes leave their native regions and travel around the world, they take on distinctive characteristics based on ingredients and preferences of the regions they land in. This often can create a new cuisine. Consider TexMex or California cuisines. They incorporate many of the spices and techniques of their Mexican ancestors but are distinctly different. Asian food in France is very different from Asian food in the U.S. Indian dishes you might sample in London will probably not taste the same in New York City. They might be similar but there will be subtle differences resulting from the availability of ingredients and local preferences. Consider the concept of authentic Indian or Mexican cuisine. These are large and diverse countries. Available ingredients and local preferences vary greatly from region to region and are often difficult to duplicate.

The Indian flat bread, Naan, is a good example. Naan is almost always found in Indian restaurants in the West. It is often considered “the” Indian flat bread in the U.S. In India, each region has its own flat bread. There are endless varieties and textures; most are unleavened and made of flour, water and oil. There are light and flaky versions, dense and flavorful tortilla-like variations and flat breads that blow up like a balloon. Indian curries are an example of an exported cuisine that has morphed on its journey around the world. In India, curry refers to the gravy or sauce, not the seasoning. When I was living there I would occasionally make biscuits and gravy. The first time I made it my housekeeper sampled the gravy and exclaimed, “Sir, you have made an American curry!” The Indian seasonings vary widely. Many curry gravies have a vegetable base and acquire their texture from purees and reduction cooking. They become ideal hosts for the many addi-

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Rob Howes at a small village wedding feast in Karnataka, India tions and variations on seasoning one finds across India. In India, they are usually eaten with the help of a local flat bread. In many of its foreign destinations, curry has come to refer to the seasoning and is often consumed over rice. Foreign versions are often not as spicy as those found in their native regions. I recently spent a winter in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. I loved the food. It is rich and varied.

Many Jaliscan dishes incorporate a chili gravy. These gravies are made by incorporating rehydrated dried chilies into a base broth of some sort. I have had chicken in a chipotle chili gravy, beef shank in a guajillo gravy as well as pork. Chicken mole is a favorite, and there are a variety of moles used. Others I have enjoyed include shrimp cocktails, fish soup, roasted quail, chicharones, several varieties See next page

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of stuffed poblano peppers, grilled chicken and, of course, street tacos and tortas. One of my favorite Wichita restaurants, Rostizeria Los Reyes at 512 W 21st, is owned and operated by a family from Jalisco. They have brought with them several of the dishes I sampled in my stay. Their exported versions are delicious, and very close to the ones I sampled in my winter stay. This conversation about authenticity is not intended to discourage the spread of national cuisines but rather to encourage it; to release the bonds that require a strict adherence to some notion of authentic. To do this enriches our lives and provides endless variety in our diets. It is the starting point for fusion cuisine, a combination of foreign and domestic ingredients and techniques All this can help bring us together and, in some sense, help us understand and appreciate each other. I have adopted some of the dishes I experienced in my travels. If you dine in my kitchen, will you experience an authentic cuisine?

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Menudo in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico The answer is “no.” You will have my “exported” version based on the ingredients I am able to find at home, and my own spin on preparation and presentation. Will it be good? Most who have sampled some of my exported dishes would say “yes.” They are similar to their regional counterparts, but authentic? That’s another conversation. I tell my friends, “This is not an Indian curry. It’s a ‘Rob’ curry based on an Indian version.” Contac Rob Howes at gonzorob@cox.net

and optimistic about aging, according to a new, national study from Parker, one of America’s leading aging services organizations that this year celebrates its 110th anniversary. The Aging in America Survey examines the changing attitudes and opinions around growing older in the U.S. Findings include: • A vast majority of Americans (71 percent) do not fear or worry about aging very much or at all. • More than half of those surveyed (62 percent) believe that 80 is not too old to serve in government, run a marathon, be CEO of a Fortune 500 company, teach a class or practice yoga. • Those surveyed were evenly split (49 percent each) in describing the experience of growing older in America today with positive words (e.g., hopeful, relevant, vibrant) vs. negative words (e.g., scary, depressing, lonely). • Nearly two-thirds (59 percent) feel that not enough technology innovation focuses on the lifestyles of older people. • While 38 percent of Americans feel the most positive thing about getting older is gaining more experience and wisdom; only 1 percent believes it


al goods. “This survey underscores how American society’s views on aging are changing for the better, especially as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age and beyond,” says Roberto Muñiz, President and CEO of Parker. “Seniors are staying more vibrant, active, and connected well into their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, and society is beginning to embrace that fact.” For complete Aging in America Survey results, visit www.Parkerlife.org.

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Day to honor dads came 58 years after moms By Elma Broadfoot Father’s Day 2017, which will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18, had a bumpy beginning. It wasn’t celebrated in the U.S. until the 20th century to complement Mother’s Day. One of the first observances of a “father’s day” was at a memorial service honoring 361 men — 250 of them fathers — who killed in a mining accident in Monongah, W.V., in December 1907. In 1911 there were efforts in Chicago, and in 1912 efforts in Vancouver, Wash., to have a citywide Father’s Day celebration, but both failed. Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since May 9, 1914. In 1915, Harry Meek, a member of Lions Club International, claimed to be the first to come up with the idea of a Father’s Day. While the Lions Club named him the “Originator of Father’s Day,” his effort failed. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge introduced bills to declare a national celebration of Father’s Day in 1916 and 1924. They also failed.

It wasn’t until 1972 that the third Sunday in June was designated as Father’s Day and a permanent national holiday. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. There were efforts in the 1920s and ‘30s to drop Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and declare “Parent’s Day.” The Great Depression, however, derailed this effort. Retailers and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a “second Christmas” for men, promoting goods such as neckties, hats, socks, pipes and tobacco, golf clubs and other sporting goods and greeting cards.

Father’s Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries including Canada, Greece, Ireland and the United Kingdom. In Australia and New Zealand, it’s celebrated the first Sunday in September. In Thailand it’s Dec. 5. Dads in Brazil are recognized the second Sunday in August. In Europe and Latin America Father’s Day is also on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. For fathers who have too many ties (or don’t wear ties), the following events may be just the way to celebrate their day.

There will be a Father’s Day Car Show from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sedgwick County Zoo. Dads are admitted free with another paid admission, and zoo members are free with an admission card. There will be classic cars, antique autos and vintage hot rods on display. The Alzheimer’s Association is turning Lawrence-Dumont purple for Father’s Day from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds for the family-friendly afternoon of baseball go the association Contact Elma Broadfoot at ebroadfoot@aol.com

Ritual and Desire, now on display at the Wichita Art Museum, features a trio of artists revisioning the traditional parameters of glass. The museum commissioned Cassandra C. Jones to create a work related to its Steuben glass collection. She used images of its Steuben candlesticks to compose a wholly new design. That arrangement appears largescale on the gallery walls as art wallpaper.

Lauren Fensterstock’s mixed-media installations — incorporating glass, natural shells, specimens, paper and rubber — examine the man’s complicated relationship with the natural world. A precedent for her work exists in elaborate 18th-century shell grottos. Beth Lipman’s sculpture captures the visual sumptuousness and excess of a feast like those depicted in Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings. She took elements from these paint-

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Mom’s farmhouse brings memories, surprises By Nancy Carver Singleton My mother Myrtle Carver died in August after going downhill very quickly. It was hard. Then there was the thing I dreaded for years— cleaning out her farmhouse. Photo by Nancy Singleton Myrtle Carver She and my father saved almost everything. Mother was an only child who kept many of her parents’ belongings, perhaps to better remember them. She herself loved knickknacks and costume jewelry. For years during visits I tried to chip away at the possessions, but there was so much. After mother’s death, my sister and I thought we had plenty of time to clear out the house. Our farmer brother inherited the house and farmstead. The house has almost all of its original 1955 carpet, paint and windows. Nobody would live there again. We were wrong. Our brother’s son told my sister on Jan. 1 that he plans to live there with his family while saving

to build a house. So I went to central Iowa in the winter to deal with a lifetime of belongings. One of the biggest surprises was the small upper kitchen cupboards. They were stuffed with very old dishes and pans. The dishes must have been from her parents, grandparents and maybe dad’s grandparents too. There are so many choices, and that is a difficult part of clearing out a house. You can keep only so much. A lovely 8- by 10-inch photo of my mother as a young woman was tossed because the same 2- by 3-inch picture is much easier to store. I was so happy to find cards sent for my parents’ 1944 marriage. They were kept, as was a box containing material and ribbons from a grandmother’s 1917 wedding. My sister and I sometimes laughed as we worked, remembering funny stories. We made many 34-mile round trips to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Much was tossed too. Mice got in the house in recent years, and that made some decisions easy. Meanwhile, I was frustrated to spend so much time dealing with “things” in my next-to-last stay at the

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Items gathered on a table for grandchildren to choose from farm. My sister and I were exhausted when we finally stopped working each late afternoon. I wanted to enjoy just staying in the house and being in the country. Ironically it was oh so different than how I felt as a teenager. In April I made another trip to Iowa when the nearby adult grandchildren selected keepsakes. Two took relatively small amounts. The third, thank goodness, took a lot, really a lot. She even dug into the dingy basement to fill several large boxes with canning jars, kitchenware and old bottles. There is a consignment store in a nearby Iowa university town that sells items from the ’60s and ‘70s. I brought in five boxes overflowing with avocado, gold, orange, pink and turquoise. Other

items went to a second consignment store. We brought or sent things to four museums. I was relieved when three relatives took studio photos of their parents and grandparents. Children’s books came back to Wichita for a book drive. Mother had been in a care center for almost 10 years. During visits I gradually became used to not having her at the farmhouse. The same thing happened after my father died almost 30 years ago. Clearing out the possessions feels like the final chapter to a family life and a household that no longer exist. Contact Nancy Carver Singleton at ncsingleton@att.net

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Retirement planning needs basic education, help By Ken Selzer Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Changes in employee benefits, health care, longer life spans and uncertainty with Social Security and Medicare are challenges for today’s older Kansans. Preparing yourself and your family through implementing financial and insurance priorities as can yield substantial benefits. Consider the following points: • Develop a plan and save — Developing a plan and starting to save early are the first steps toward a financially secure future. Waiting until later requires much more aggressive saving and may even require working longer. In general, experts recommend saving 10 to 20 percent of your income each year, depending on your age and the

number of years until retirement. • Learn the basics of financial planning — Retirement planning and preparedness are at critically inadequate levels, with studies showing the majority of Americans lacking any kind of retirement savings strategy. Learning the basics of investment and insurance needs is important. • Consider a financial professional — Many Kansans who are unsure about where to begin may benefit from developing a retirement income plan with the help of a trusted, qualified adviser. A knowledgeable adviser will help you define life goals, identify risks you may face, and establish the right financial picture for you. • Study your insurance policies and options — Kansans nearing retirement age should review their insurance

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Vanishing cowboy

The Vanishing Cowboy will be on display at Exploration Place Friday, June 2, to Saturday, June 10. Photographed by father and son team and native Kansans, Jim and Chris Bertoglio, discover how these stunning photographs reveal the daily lives of the remaining ranchers on the Great Plains. See both personal moments and expansive landscapes with these working cowboys, their horses and cattle. Enhance your understanding of ranching culture and you will surely come to appreciate this vanishing way of life. Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., is open 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9.50 adults; $8 seniors;

Cowboy film series Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail by watching how life on the cattle trail was depicted by Hollywood in a four-part film series at the Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. The first movie is The Cowboys, starring John Wayne and Bruce Dern. Released in 1972, John Wayne plays Will Anderson, a crusty veteran cattleman preparing a 400-mile drive to get a herd of steers to market. When his crew quits suddenly, he has no choice but to recruit 11 boys and teach them the basics of herding cattle and riding the range. Show time is 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22.

options with an agent. Life insurance, annuities, Medicare supplement insurance, health insurance and long-term care insurance are all topics for discussion. Be sure you know the details of any policies you have. The Kansas Insurance Department has publications that address retirement-age considerations, including Life Insurance and Annuity Basics, Medicare Supplement Insurance Shopper’s Guide and Health Insurance in Kansas. Visit www.ksinsurance.org, Finding a Publication to print or order copies. You can also call our Consumer Assistance Hotline, 1-800-432-2484

Briefs... FLW house

The Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House at 225 N. Roosevelt was completed in 1918. It is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. It is the last of the architect’s famous brick prairie houses using a design that emphasized horizontal lines, earth tones and a continuous blending of interiors and exteriors. Learn more about the house that USA Today considers one of the “10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours” in the nation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer.

TV alternatives

Cable or cable alternatives. Which is best for you? There are many choices when it comes to viewing television programs. To help you decide which are your best choices, the advantages and disadvantages of both cable service and the

to speak to a representative. The Kansas Securities Commission has a booklet entitled Maximize Your Retirement Investments, which is a step-by-step guide to better investing for the long term. Order a copy at www.ksc.ks.gov. Every day nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years, according to the Insured Retirement Institute. Whatever your financial goals are for your retirement years, periodic consultation with an insurance agent and financial adviser could be important.

ever-growing number of alternative viewing options will be explained. This lecture-style class will include information on cable service, digital antennas, smart TVs and a description of other devices to get free and paid programming through your Internet connection. It will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th.

Killer diseases

Before vaccinations, diseases that killed our ancestors were widespread and common. A list of outbreaks will be discussed. The Wichita Genealogical Society lecture will explain to you where to go to learn if there was an outbreak that affected the area where some of family members may have been killed. The lecture will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Lionel Alford Library 3447 S Meridian. For more information visit www. wichitagensoc.org.

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Calendar of Events Sedgwick County Senior Centers

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

Mon & 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 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 1: 11:30 am Covered Dish. Bring food to share and sign up. Melodears will be the entertainment. $2. June 8: 6 pm Rebecca Lewis will discuss her personal journey through povery. Free. June 15: 1:30 pm Birthday celebration with cake, ice cream and prizes. $2. June 26: 10 am The Maze of Grief by Dennis Clough. Free. 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. June 20: 11 am Dining in Delano series: Nuway & their history. June 12: 1 pm Basic Internet Techniques by David L. Lewis. June 29: 11 am Patriotic Potluck. Entertainment by Carol Neighbor & Greg Golding. 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; 12 pm 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. 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.

LINWOOD 1901 S. Kansas, 263-3703

www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. June 2: 10:15 am Medication Management by Mary Beth Steiner. June 9: 10:15 am Farmer’s Market - Questions and Answers. June 16: 10:15 am Joint Pain & Natural Remedies by Dr. Tim Clark, PScD. June 30: 10:15 am Overview of Investing & Avoiding Financial Scams by Kristi Kells and Shana Ricke. 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 Sr Citizens’ lunch.

MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813

Daily: Walk in the gym, coffee; hot lunch; computers, dominoes, puzzles, pool, book loan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Yoga. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Zumba. 2nd Tue: 7:30-9:30 am Breakfast, $3. 2nd Wed: 11:30 am Blood pressure checks. 3rd Wed: Noon-1 pm Blood pressure checks. 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. June 1: 11:45 am Caregiver Stress by Eric Mitchell. June 2: 11:45 am Taking Control of the Heritage that you are Leaving Your Children and Grandchildren by Mark Pennington. June 9: 11:45 am Cardiovascular Disease at Chisholm Place. June 23: 11:45 am Lower High Blood Pressure for better Health by Angels Care Home Health. 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 Friendship meals. Daily 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: 12:30-2:30 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. 1st Sat: 8-10am Breakfast fundraiser. $4.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293

seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. June 2: 11:15 am World of the Jazz Guitar by Greg Golding. June 5: 11:15 am Positive Thinking when Life Gives Us Lemons by Kevin Herrington. June 9: 11:15 am Hoarding and Excessive Clutter by Krista Lovette. June 16: 11:15 am Managing Your Medications by Lamez Greene. Tues: 12 pm Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer lab. Fri: noon Open pool tables; Social coloring.

PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199

Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. June 8: 11 am Golden Plains Pharmacy will present ways to package medications in daily packets for easy management. June 16: 8:30 am-3:30 pm Two hour tour of Strataca Salt mines followed by lunch at Jillian’s Italian Grill. $17 plus the cost of lunch. June 19: 2:30-4 pm Father’s Day Old Fashioned Shaves & Shaved Ice, shoe shines, hot towel treatements and more to honor Father’s Day. June 20: 8 am Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise. Sat: 1 pm Pinochle. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics.

VALLEY CENTER 316 E. Clay, 755-7335

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

Senior Wednesdays www.seniorwednesday.org

June 2: 10:30 am Wichita Art Museum, Gallery Exploration: Ritual & Desire: Contemporary Glass Art. Explore the newest exhibition with Courtney Spousta. $2. 1:30 pm Water Center, Tai Chi. David Larsen educates about Tai Chi. Free. June 14: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Monkey Around Day. Discover how animals just goof off. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library - Central Library, Welcome to Peru! Learn more about Peruvian living with Rocio Del Aguila. Free. 4 pm Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Coach Linda Hargrove: From Small-Town Girl to Coaching Legend. Udall, Kan., native Linda Hargrove tells stories from her coaching years. $1 suggested donation. June 21: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art. TBA. Free 1:30 pm Kansas African


American Museum, Dance the Night Away. Christyn Gunter discusses how African-American dance expressions have changed through the generations beginning in the 1800s. Free. June 28: 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown. Phil Dixen, baseball historian, talks about Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige. $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, The Science of Super Heroes. Discover some lesser known science-based Super Heroes of the ‘60s with Dr. Pat Ross. $4 plus tax. 4 pm Museum of World Treasures, King Kong to Jurassic Park. Steven King discusses how paleontology affected movies and how movies changed the public image of dinosaurs. $4.

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Butler County Senior Centers ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441

www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Daily:11:30 am-12 Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tues: 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 316978-3566, 1-800-445-0016 or email percy.turner@wichita.edu. Clubs, Organizations and Dances are at www.theactiveage.com under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5345 or email fran@theactiveage.com.

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

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

ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170

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

TOWANDA 317 Main, 536-8999

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

WHITEWATER Legion Hall,Whitewater

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

Transportation Sedgwick County

Sedgwick Co Transportation, 6605150 or 1-800-367-7298, transportation or services info. 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri; closed most holidays. www.sedgwickcounty.org/aging.

Butler County Transit Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Call for information; 48-hr notice required: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 3224321; 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 1-866-6806802. 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.


AARP Smart Driver Class Wesley Friends, 550 N. Hillside, Jayhawk conference room. 8 am - 5 pm June 2. Call to register 316-962-8400.

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 JUNE 1 Thu: Fish or chicken, cucumer/onion salad, strawberries, cookie. Fri: Turkey pasta salad, carrots, Mandarin oranges, bread, gelatin fruit. WEEK OF JUNE 5 Mon: Beef cutlet with rice, cooked cabbage, stewed apples, bread. Tue: Egg salad sandwich, split pea soup, salad, peaches. Wed: Taco salad, pickled beets, banana, cinnamon roll. Thu: Oven chicken, potato salad, fruit, green beans, chocolate cake. Fri: Ham and beans, potaotes and onions, tomatos, plums, cornbread. WEEK OF JUNE 12 Mon: Tuna salad, 3-bean salad, apple juice, strawberries, brownie. Tue: Baked chicken, cauliflower, lentil salad, apricots, roll. Wed: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes/ gravy, carrots, applesauce, bread. Thu: Chicken and broccoli pie, beets, Mandarin oranges, cookie. Fri: BBQ pork sandwich, oven potatoes, cole slaw, fruit, lemon bar. WEEK OF JUNE 19 Mon: Swedish ham balls, sweet potatoes, calico salad, pineapple, muffin. Tue: Salmon patties, peas, cucumber/ onion salad, strawberries, bread. Wed: Chicken chef salad, Mandarin oranges, bread pudding. Thu: Liver and onions or Salisbury stead, mashed potatoes, vegetables, apricots, roll. Fri: Chicken salad sandwich, salad, tomatoes, pears, fruit crisp. WEEK OF JUNE 26 Mon: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, roll. Tue: Turkey gravy, cooked cabbage tomatoes, pineapple, roll, cookie. Wed: Pork tips, rice, salad, bread, Mandarin oranges, carrot cake. Thu: Mexican lasagna, lima beans, carrot-raisin salad, juice, gelatin. Fri: Creamed chicken over biscuits, broccoli, beets, apricots.

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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. Garden of Freedom, 167 C-3, spaces for two with marker and granite. $3,500, valued at $11,000. Call 316-721-6442 or 316-253-3980. 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. 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.


The Wichita Music Academy seeks part-time instructors for piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, and drums and percussion. Must be available afte 3:30 pm To apply, please send your resume to info@gartensmusic.com. Help Wanted - a typewriter maintenance and repair person familiar with antique models such as the Underwood No. 5. Reply to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 265-9314 or wschm@wichitahistory.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; reflections1201@att.net.

Reflections Residential Care

Four lots together, Lakeview Cemetery valued at $2,700 each, price is negotiable. 509-3921516. Transfer fee negotiable.

Foot Care in home. Home visit $40. Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message.

Resthaven Garden of Prayer, Lot 51B. Value $7,990 selling for $7,000. Buyer pays transfer fee. Call 316-644-4885.

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.

Two lots in Resurrection Cemetery. Great location! $2,500. Call 316-927-2291. Resthaven, Garden of Love, 4 plots. Value $3600 each. Will sell all 4 for $7000 or 2 for $3500, OBO. Call/text 425-941-5842. Burial plots in the Old Mission Cemetery’s Last Supper Garden. Individual plots $1,200. Four for $3,500. 407-341-6154. White Capel Cemetary Garden of Nativity. Three lots together, $1000 each. Call 316-7441462. Leave message. Resthaven Garden of Christus, section 84c I-4, next to sidewalk. Valued at $2995 each. $5000/ pair or all 4 for $9500. Stacey, 316-650-4422. White Chapel, Gethesemane, lot 206 B-4. Current value $4,744. Sell for $3,000/OBO. Close to road. 417-778-1487.


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

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

316-806-7360 Julie Sale by Gayle

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

F FOR SALE F Rascal Scooter, new batteries, lots of accessories. Asking $300. Call 316-210-9626. Merit Scooter, battery operated, lightly used. $400. Call 316-682-0789.

Place an ad: 942-5385


Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

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

Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160.

Specializing in brick, block & stone restoration/ repair, design, build, custom mail boxes and columns.

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 Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only.

Call Paul 316-312-9970

Small jobs, sidewalks, patios, steps, pads, slabs. Call Haskins Family Concrete, 806-9300.

In-home caregiver, live in or out. Cooking, shopping, doctors appointments. References, background check and a good driving record. Newton/Wichita area. Joan, 717-858-3484.

Specializing in restoration, repair, design build, tuck-pointing, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105 or 316-529-4453.

Concrete Work

Brick Block & Stone

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



Residental & Commercial

• 316-312-2025 •

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

F HOUSEKEEPING F Loving Touch Cleaning. Residential cleaning. Senior, Military and referral discounts. Insured. Call for summer, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning! Mary 316-650-9206. We also do windows!

F HOME IMPROVEMENTS F Dave’s Improvements

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

316-312-2177 Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 461-2199.

Three Generations of Local Roofers Quality Work – Fair Prices

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488 Brick Fixers

Troy 316-208-1105

Odd job Handyman

Painting, mowing, yard cleanup, minor household repairs. Free estimates.

Call Joel 316-772-8629

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

CALL DAN 316-516-3949

Home Improvement and Repair One call does it all. Tree & stump removal. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, and all. LICENSED & INSURED Stan 316-518-8553

Custom Painting & Home Repairs • Free Estimates •

Siding - Guttering - Windows

• 20 years in Wichita • • Senior Discounts •

Call for Free Roof Inspection Locally Owned, Licensed & Insured

Nathan • 316-807-8729

Dave’s Improvements

Custom Contractors


Painting—Interior & Exterior Doors & Windows Replaced • Siding Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Roofing • Decks • Ramps • Grab Bars Minor Electrical & Plumbing Repairs General Home Repairs • Lic. 7904 Insured • Senior Discounts!

316-312-2177 Don’t Fix it Alone!

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


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

Cowboy Construction

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.

Caregiver: 20 years experience helping seniors stay in their home. Doctors appointments and all home health needs. Excellent references. Pat, 516-0205 or 440-6252.

Cheryl Rosine ~ The Foot Lady ICMT RN



Paul Williams (316) 650-8807 • Free Estimates www.theactiveage.com

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

Mid-America Restoration Licensed & Insured

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


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Cowboy Construction

P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care, mowing starting at $25 Spring cleanup, storm cleanup. Any odd job. Over-seeding, tilling, fully insured. Senior discount.

Carroll & Sons Painting since 1980 Insured, references, satisfaction gauranteed. Painting, sheetrock repair, ceramic tile, floor refinishing, fireplace clean & repair. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Pat 316-253-9710

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

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488 GRANDPA’S PLUMBING

Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391 Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478 Need A Handyman? Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau. Build and repair fence, clean flower beds, trim shrubs and trees. Experienced. Free estimates. Firwood for sale. Roy Hladik 316-880-7347


Compare Our Prices Weekly Plumbing Specials

Ins/Lic #5803


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

316-393-8921 Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience

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


Bruce Smith Roofing & Siding Protect your home from the elements of the weather! 35 Years Exp. Locally owned & operated

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

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.

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


Mowing and trimming. Reasonable rates. Average yard starts at $20. Summer job for young teacher. Reliable. Call for estimate. 316-204-7552.

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

Mike E. 316-708-1472

Good mowing, great service. Lawn looks good everytime. Average yard, $25 weekly with edging. Dependable. 316-806-8184 anytime. 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. Power Washing Services. Residential & Commercial. Bring back curb appeal to your home or business! We also offer junk removal & hauling services. Yard maintenance and more. Call For 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 All Trades Landscape Handyman/hauling, tree trimming, spring cleanup. Free estimates. 316-347-6663. Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. Gutter cleaning. Average sized yard, $25. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316619-6126 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.

F PERSONALS F Male. Retired Boeing. Seeks companionship. Wanted: Female, 65-79. Richard, 316-312-8734. Looking for male friends to go out and have fun with. Very active and like to do things aound town. Also looking for a lady friend to pal around with. 773-4825.

F SERVICES F 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 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 service and repair. All brands! House calls. Forty Years Experience! Reasonable! Guaranteed! Call 316-321-1619. FRANK WILLE HEATING & AIR. He’s a dilly! Call us for all your heating and air conditioning needs. 316-744-2499.

Restore your antique furniture Quality work at a reasonable price. FREE estimates. Years of expertise.

316-640-3155 Licensed & Insured



F PAINTING F 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.

Gently Used Resale (Thrift Shop)

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.


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

Garage clean out, mowing starting at $25, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, rototilling. Brick, block and stone repair.


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




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.

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.

Estrada’s Tree Service

Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392.


Premium Arbor Care Insured • Free Estimates

Kris 550-1302 • Jason 305-2413 Office 316-977-7064


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. 316-200-2005. Want to purchase mineral and other oil/ gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, CO 80201.

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When justice was not delayed in Decatur By Eric Olsen My grandfather was born in a sod hut in Decatur County in January 1900. He shared many stories about Kansas in the 1800s that came from his father. When I was a new young attorney, Grandpa told me a story about Kansas’ law. He said that the law was different then, especially in Kansas. When they caught an outlaw and got the goods on him, justice was done quickly as soon as he was found guilty. The town of Decatur was the county seat. When they had a hanging, they would build gallows in the town square, and the sheriff would escort the convict up the stairs. Before he put the black bag over the condemned man’s head, he would always ask the guilty party if he had any last words before the trap door was sprung. My great-grandfather went to one of these hangings as a young boy. This is the history of that particular hanging: There were two young men who lived in the area. One had given his parents a hard time. The other was, by all accounts, a good boy and had never been in trouble. One late afternoon the “good” boy was out on the prairie hunting. In the distance, he saw a stopped stagecoach and a young man standing nearby. When the young man saw the boy coming, he jumped on his horse and rode away. The boy got a pretty good look at him, but didn’t recognize him. When he got to the stagecoach, he saw the driver had been shot, and was bleeding profusely. As he tried to stop the bleeding to save the dying man’s life, two other men came riding up from another road. The boy was leaning over the driver, and it did not look good. He was covered in blood, carrying a revolver and the moneybag was on the ground next to him, and he driver had just died. The two men accused the young man of murdering the driver. He told them he had not done it,

My Story that another fellow had and that he had seen this fellow ride off. But the good boy had no proof, and he could not convince them of his innocence. They grabbed his loaded gun. They figured he had emptied it at the poor driver and reloaded. The men took him to the jailhouse. The population was getting tired of the stagecoach robberies. Since the good boy was “caught in the act,” had a gun and the man was dead, he was convicted of murder. They set an immediate date for his hanging, and my great grandfather attended it in Decatur. So the good boy was led up to the gallows. As was the custom, the sheriff asked if he had any last words. He looked out over the audience and saw the man who had ridden off from the stagecoach that day. The good boy asked the sheriff for one last request. “I am sure I see the man who rode away that day. He must be the one who shot the stagecoach driver. If you will tell your deputies to not let anyone leave from here, I want to shake hands with everyone who is here.” The sheriff didn’t see anything wrong with this request. He and his deputies quickly surrounded the crowd, and prepared to stop anyone from leaving. The good boy was then escorted down the scaffold. The sheriff stood next to him, and everyone from the crowd was lined up to shake his hand. His grief stricken parents were there, as also were the parents of the other boy. As my grandfather told it, “everyone back then turned out for a hanging.” When the guilty boy finally got to the front of the line, the good boy grabbed his hand as if to shake it, but

then he wouldn’t let go. “I saw you that day,” the good boy said, “I saw you get on your horse and ride away. You saw me, and you know I saw you! Nobody would believe me that I didn’t kill him, but you know that I’m innocent, don’t you? “You know I am innocent because you are the one who shot him. You are the guilty man.” The other young man just kept shaking his head “no, no,” but the good boy would not let go of his hand. He continued to stare hard into the guilty boy’s eyes and say, “You know I am innocent. I am dying today for crime that you committed.” The good boy again and again kept telling the guilty boy “you know what the truth is, don’t you,” and refused to let go of his hand. Finally, the guilty boy broke down, hung his head and began to sob. He knew his lie had caught up with him. He admitted to the sheriff that he was guilty; he had shot the stagecoach driver. My grandfather explained to me that the guilty cannot take it when confronted by an innocent person of the guilty person’s crime. The sheriff and the judge huddled together. There was no trial, no hung jury. They put handcuffs on the guilty boy, and decided not to prolong the agony. They took him up the scaffold, placed the bag over his head and sprung the trap. My grandfather concluded his story by saying that his father never forgot

seeing the guilty boy’s parents crying in the audience. Grandpa then ended the story by stating: “Justice truly did prevail that day in Decatur, Kansas.” As a young attorney, I would try to see if I could glean a moral from this story. Perhaps “justice prevails in the end” or “the guilty cannot hide.” There is a legal maxim or truth that says, “Justice delayed is justice denied.” Now that I am older, and hopefully somewhat wiser, I have concluded that if there is a lesson here, maybe it’s that they followed this maxim better back then, than we do today, that justice delayed, which happens so often today, is justice denied. I still think it is a particularly cool story that deserves to be retold, and one that probably really, truly did happen. Email Eric Olsen at eolsen@helpsishere. org. He is executive director of HELPS nonprofit law firm, helpsishere.org. “Protecting and educating lower income seniors how they can maintain their financial independence.”

HeavenSent Memorials HeavenSent Memorials

Headstones Personally Benches designed Ledgers headstones Vases from $300 Cameos Kim Cary • 316-880-0104 Final Dates

Active Aging Heavensent861@yahoo.com Proof Approval Please check your ad carefully and Kim Cary • 316-880-0104 check off the applicable boxes and heavensent861@yahoo.com initial to indicate your acceptance. www.theactiveage.com An e-mail confirmation is fine if no changes needed.

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$85,000 Goal

Honor Roll of Donors Briefs... Library sale Sherrie Lawhon & James Starkey Robert Rives Taylor Agnew Nancy Anderson Elvira Crocker Karen Humphries

Year to Date Dear readers, Thanks to your donation gifts, we are heading toward the halfway mark of our 2017 goal. By the third week of May you pushed us to almost 46 percent of our $85,000 number. The staff and the board thank you for your continuing generosity.

O Anderson Roy Baker Dorothy Barker M Magdalena Chippeaux Dwayne's Masonry John Edmundson Kelton Farris Earl Fouse Justus Fugate Norma Greever Marlene Hayes David Higdon Martha Housholder Jan McLuen

Milton Larson Joseph Latas Gene Maggard Polly McGaugh Delilah Nitcher Kathleen Paxton Glenda Robins David Roskam Gloria Schueler Nancy Station Ruth Steinke Larry Timmermeyer Christie Triplett Valley Center Senior Citizens Association Peg Vines Carolyn Yock Andover Pickleball Group Mark Chamberlin Sally Goodwin Key Management Betty Marshall Vicki Patrick Vivian Wood

These readers recently contributed $75 or more to the active age 2017 donation campaign.


A bag of books for $5 can be yours on Thursday-Friday, June 22-23, on the third floor auditorium at the main Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30-5 Friday. Don’t bring sacks. Free sacks are available and, for the first time, there will be a reusable bag for $1 The Friends of the Wichita Public Library sale includes books from multiple genres in both hardback and paperback. Their March sale was scheduled for four days, but they were sold out by 3 p.m. on the second day, a volunteer said. “There were more than 1,250 people. It was very crazy. “ Information? fwplbooks@gmail. com.

Band’s concert

Enjoy a concert with the 35th Infantry Band's Woodwind Quintet at 4 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main. They will play patriotic-themed music from 4-5 p.m. at the main library, 223 S. Main.

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Is it time to have that joint replaced?

An ailing knee or a hip can make life miserable. Even if your doctor recommends it be replaced, you need to carefully weigh the risks and benefits before agreeing to this major surgery and understand that it will require significant rehabilitation to get back on your feet. The most important factor in


choosing to have a knee or hip replaced is how much it hurts and how much it is affecting your life. Here are six signals that it's time to have a knee or hip replaced: 1. You can no longer complete rou-

Movement helps joint pain Exercise Joint pain can rob you of life's simple pleasures — you may no longer look forward to walking your dog, gardening, or chasing a tennis ball across the court. Even the basics of getting through your day, like getting into the car or carrying laundry to the basement, can become sharp reminders of your limitations. But the right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip or shoulder pain. Although it might seem that exercise would aggravate aching joints, this is simply not the case. Exercise can actually help to relieve joint pain in multiple ways: • It increases the strength and flexibility of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the joints. When thigh muscles are stronger, for example, they can help support the knee, thus relieving some of the pressure on that joint.

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• Exercise relieves stiffness, which itself can be painful. The body is made to move. When not exercised, the tendons, muscles, and ligaments quickly shorten and tense up. But exercise — and stretching afterward — can help reduce stiffness and preserve or extend your range of motion. • It boosts production of synovial fluid, the lubricant inside the joints. Synovial fluid helps to bring oxygen and nutrients into joints. Thus, exercise helps keep your joints "well-oiled." • It increases production of natural compounds in the body that help tamp down pain. In other words, without exercise, you are more sensitive to every twinge. With it, you have a measure of natural pain protection. • It helps you keep your weight under control, which can help relieve pressure in weight-bearing joints, such as your hips, knees and ankles.

tine daily tasks without help. 2. You have significant pain, like pain that keeps you awake at night despite the use of medications, pain that keeps you from being able to walk or bend over, pain that isn't relieved by rest, or pain that isn't helped by non-surgical approaches. 3. Your doctor says that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help. 4. You have osteoarthritis and feel the disease is wearing you down physically, emotionally, and mentally. 5. You are suffering severe side effects from the medications for your painful knee or hip. 6. Tests show advanced arthritis or significant joint damage. Finding the right surgeon and hospital can make a big difference to the

success of your operation. In general, you're likely to have a better result and fewer complications if your surgeon performs the operation at least 100 times a year and operates in a hospital where replacements are routinely done. If it's clear that joint replacement is a good choice, the questions below can help you decide whether a particular surgeon is right for you: • Are you board-certified in orthopedic surgery? • Are you fellowship trained? • How often do you perform this surgery? • What kind of results would you expect for someone in my condition? • May I speak with any of your patients who have had this surgery? • What complications occur most frequently, and how do you deal with them? • Do you usually work with a particular physical therapist or rehabilitation center? Harvard Medical School offers special reports on more than 60 health topics. Visit www.health.harvard.edu.

Harvard Medical School offers special reports on more than 60 health topics. Visit www.health.harvard.edu.

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Call us today or visit our website to find out more!

www.progressive care.com Phone 316.691.5050

Wisners Family: My doctor has suggested Hospice care. Will my health insurance benefits pay and will I have some out of pocket costs? Dorothy RN: Most health care insurances have a hospice benefit that will cover all services related to the terminal diagnosis. That includes all visits needed like nurses, personal care aides, social worker, chaplain, physical therapist and physician home visits to care for the terminal diagnosis to manage the symptoms . All supplies, medications and equipment needed to manage the terminal diagnosis are also covered without out of pocket costs. Occasionally, the family might opt for extra services like sitter services, companionship or housekeeping which could be out of pocket costs. However, each hospice case is unique in terms of what is required to meet the patients needs. Hospice clients and their families should take time to discuss and understand what is covered.

Caring for the whole person begins with the heart. Our assisted living team at Wichita Presbyterian Manor is devoted to caring for residents as individuals. That’s why we take the time to develop customized plans built around specific needs. It’s personal attention that starts, continues and evolves at the pace of each person’s life.

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June theatre options

By Diana Morton Summer means an incredible amount of live theatre productions ready and waiting for you to enjoy. Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Rd. The Love List by Norm Foster. Two men concoct a list of the attributes of the ideal woman – the “top ten” best qualities in order of importance. What would you choose? What could possibly go wrong? 8 pm Fri–Sat; 2:30 pm Sun; June 2-25. Tickets $12-$14. 316-744-2152 Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. High School Melodrama by J. R. Hurst. A spoof of the typical high school musical, but it takes place in 1879. The usual characters are included: the mean girl, jock, geek. Followed by a new musical-comedy review, Rockin' Thru the Decades, which includes

Local Theatre favorites from the 1960s to today. June 1-July 25. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only, 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. Thoroughly Modern Millie, music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan. The ‘20s roar tunefully back to life with the tale of Kansan Millie Dillmount, who takes New York City by storm. A toe-tapping song-and-dance spectacular. 7:30 pm Thu; 8 pm Fri-Sat; 7 pm Sun. June 14-18. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, music by Gene de Paul, Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhom; lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Kasha, Hirschhorn. This lively stage

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version of a classic Hollywood musical is a rollicking good time, complete with athletic dances, wonderful singing and plenty of romance as seven frontiersmen win their sweethearts. 7:30 pm Thu; 8 pm Fri-Sat; 7 pm Sun. June 28-July 2. Show tickets start at $28. 316-265-3107 Roxy's Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. An Act of God, directed by David Stone with Kyle Vespested, David Stone, Monte Wheeler. The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued

mankind since creation. 8 pm Fri–Sat, June 2-24. Tickets $20-$30. 316-2654400. Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. The Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe, directed by John Dalton-White. Take three delicious, malicious wives, and add three miserable, unloving husbands. During a once-a-month dinner, the women exchange confidences and reveal their marriages are on the brink of disaster. The unseen husbands' survival depends on each woman's choice in this black comedy. 8 pm June 7-18, Wed-Sat; 7 pm Sun June 11; 2 pm Sun June 18. Tickets $14, $12 for military/seniors/ students. June 7 opening night ticket $10. 316-686-1282 Contact Diana Morton at dianamorton12@sbcglobal.net

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