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The first herd of Texas cattle arrived at the Great Western Stock Yards in Abilene in August of 1867. Over the next several years millions of head of cattle were driven up the Chisholm Trail to be loaded onto railroad cars and shipped off to eastern markets. The cattle trade helped feed a starving nation and boosted the economy in the aftermath of the Civil War. It also gave birth to cattle towns, the Old West and the legend of the American Cowboy. Kansas’ cattle towns owe their existence to the Chisholm Trail. The cattle trade along the trail, and the people and money it brought with it, allowed cattle towns to spring up and encouraged settlement into the new state. There was sometimes fierce competition between towns to get the railhead built in one place or another. Of course, along with the money came the cowboys — more properly

called drovers, as boy was often taken as a derogatory term following the war — and their rowdy and lawless ways. It wasn't uncommon for a town to segregate the cattlemen into an area away from the town proper to try and control some of the vices that came with the cattle trade. These districts featured saloons, brothels and hotels offering rest and recreation for the trail-weary drover. One example of this is Delano, which sprang up across the river from the new town of Wichita. Wichita required the cattlemen to check their guns with the town marshal when they entered the town, effectively keeping them west of the river. Fines that were levied on the sins in Delano provided much-needed funds to help the city fathers build the new town. After a few years, as settlers moved in and populations grew, town residents would often become weary of the lawlessness. After only one year, Newton supported Wichita in a bond effort to get a railhead in exchange for becoming the county seat of a new county created from the north part of Sedgwick County. Eventually, increasing conflicts with settlers and homesteaders caused the cattle trade to move further west to Dodge City, located on the Great Western Cattle Trail. This information was provided by historians Jay Price and Mary Lou Rivers, members of the Kansas Chisholm Trail Committee. To commemorate the trail and its important place in American history, a year of activities were planned - from San Antonio through Oklahoma to Abilene. More information and activities can be found at

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Farmers’ Markets opening

Farmers' markets go way back in the history of our country. Smithsonian magazine, in an article about the markets’ resurgence, reported that in July 1806 President Thomas Jefferson went to a Georgetown market and bought beef, eggs and assorted vegetables. In the first decades of the 1900s most cities with at least 30,000 people sponsored municipal markets, according to the article. But as better roads and refrigeration ushered in supermarkets and wholesalers, many small farms and markets were no longer a part of that food cycle. About 20 years ago a farmers' markets renaissance began. The impetus was to preserve local farmland and improve the livelihood of small farmers. Today, customers interested in See Markets, page 23

The death of Jesse Chisholm By James R. Mead After eating our breakfast and grazing our horses for an hour or so, we proceeded on our journey... which was Jesse Chisholm’s camp on the North Fork of the Canadian. Here, two or three weeks previous, I had left Mr. Chisholm and his trading outfit surrounded by a great number of Indians of various tribes who looked to him as their father, counselor and friend, as well as a trader. Near this campground, midway between the North Fork of the Canadian and the Cimarron, there is a large salt spring gushing out at the base of a high cliff covered with cedar timber. Here the Cherokees and other semi-civilized Indians resort every year

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to boil down salt and where, previous to the rebellion, Mr. Chisholm had taken a number of large iron kettles for use in manufacturing salt. ...This camp at which Mr. Chisholm was located was a central and well-known point, and where he and the Indians expected to remain for quite a length of time. The buffalo were also in reach, supplying them with meat. When I arrived at the camp... it was abandoned. I was more surprised, as I knew the Indians were at peace, and that it was Mr. Chisholm's intention to remain there for a considerable length of time. Also, I had arranged to meet him See Chisholm, page 10

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Local volunteers help to search cemeteries for Find a Grave site By Melanie Jenney Al Capone was Jim Tipton’s first. Other favorites included Al Jolson, Karl Marx and Lucille Ball. In the early 1990s, Tipton realized that he enjoyed discovering and visiting the graves of famous people, and began documenting his visits online. In 1995 he created the Find A Grave website. This Utah resident had tapped into a floodgate of hobbyists, photographers, genealogists, researchers and families. Today, more than a million people have contributed to his website, adding thousands of details — listings, updates, corrections, photographs, even virtual flowers — creating a database and a valuable online tool for researching gravesites around the world. In Wichita there are at least a dozen Find A Grave volunteers who help fulfill online requests to find local graves and post photographs of the headstones or gravesites. Some are history buffs or genealogists; others enjoy the serenity of cemeteries and or the challenge of finding obscure gravesites. Bill Pennington loves old lists of births and marriages and death, scraps of paper with dates and microfiche reels with headlines and obituaries. He likes to make sense of the ephemera and put it in order so there is a clear and concise summation of the data. Then he makes his own records. Bill’s compiled several books that list marriages during a specific

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Melissa Dawn "Missy" Herring Heiman’s gravestone. time period in Kansas’ counties. His first, pecked out on a typewriter, was published in the 1980s. The Midwest Genealogical Society sells his books and uses those funds for its programs. Tipton’s website provides Bill with a clearinghouse to share the information he’s gleaned through myriad sources. Under his online name, The Old Genealogist, he has added 131,373 memorials and uploaded almost 10,000 photos in the nine years he’s been a member. Only Judy Mayfield exceeds his numbers. A Find A Grave volunteer for 16 years, she has added information for more than 217,000 online memorials. She started by researching her own family, and became fascinated with the Civil War Grand Army of the Republic gravestones. Practicing the philosophy of “random acts of kindness,” Judy

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Anyone can browse the website. To request photos or to upload information requires an account, but it’s free. Membership allows viewers to look up specific names, take an online virtual cemetery tour and request information on people or graves in other parts of the world. The website shares stories of people who have found family they didn’t know they had, filled in gaps in family histories or had a surprising outcome from a simple search. Interesting Epitaphs includes Genevieve Adeline Johnston Batty. Mrs. Batty was born in 1918 to Theodore and Adelina Johnston in the Swedish community of Lindsborg. Her gravestone includes the words: I'm Swedish, Pass the Lutefisk. Find A Grave might have started with the intent of sharing and showing the final resting spots of the famous and infamous. But with 159 million records, today it includes even those who never had a chance to be named or whose family could not afford a marker. “They were all important,” Bill said. Someone at some time grieved their passing, and Find A Grave shares those records so that they’ll never be forgotten. Contact Melanie Jenney at

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Don’t miss the chance to help solve a mystery, win a $1,200 diamond and, most importantly, help keep your neighborhood safe. Attend The Great Wichita Diamond Heist Mystery Dinner Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Murfin Stables, 14515 E. 13th. Attire is denim and "diamonds." Tickets are $85; a table for eight is $650. This includes an open bar, a great B&C BBQ dinner and baked potato bar, a mystery play performed by a troupe from Kansas City, and a chance to win the diamond or other fine gifts. And where does your ticket money go? It will help to pay for tips that

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Change your future: Prevent type 2 diabetes

By Monica Cissell CPAAA Changing the future sounds impossible without a time machine, but changing your future by preventing type 2 diabetes may be closer in your reach than you think. A person can have pre-diabetes for years with no identifiable symptoms; that’s why it goes undetected in most. Those with pre-diabetes also are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. In addition to causing serious health problems such as kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage, it’s also hard on the pocketbook. Testing sup-

plies and medication can be expensive. The preferred line of attack for prevention is to exercise 30 minutes a day and improve your eating habits. Joy Sloan, Central Plains Area Agency on Aging’s Certified Diabetes Educator, says if you take care of yourself now it will progress more slowly even if you develop the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic. If you are, take it seriously. You

can still make an real impact on your health, but don’t delay. If your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, you need to act. You have a higher likelihood of developing pre-diabetes if you are: • Overweight • 45 years or older • Have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes • Physically active less than 3 times a week • Had gestational diabetes during pregnancy or a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds Race and ethnicity are also a factor. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders and some Asian Americans are at higher risk. Find out your risk at and share the results with your doctor. The CDC says two things can help delay type 2 diabetes: • Lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight, which would be 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person • Get at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity, such as brisk walking.

Sloan and Rhonda Custard, also with CPAAA, have a new diabetes prevention program beginning in June. It is a yearlong lifestyle-change program for people of any age with pre-diabetes or are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. An informational class, You Can Prevent Diabetes, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Derby Senior Center. Central Plains Area Agency on Aging is available to assist caregivers and seniors through life’s transitions and with various levels of support. For more information visit or call 855-2002372.

Steampunk Day Steampunk Day at Old Cowtown Museum will be from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Steampunk is basically Victorian Science Fiction. There will be live music, performances by different Steampunk groups and a costume contest. Admission is $7.75 adults 18-61; $6.50 seniors 62+; $6 youth 12-17; $5.50 children 5-11; under 5 free. Tax is not included. Call 219-1871.

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May theatre options By Diana Morton Longer days and perfect spring temperatures are two good reasons to get out and attend a fabulous live stage production this month. Forum Theatre, Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Boeing Boeing, a non-stop comedy by Marc Camoletti. This stylishly retro production was a monster hit in London and a Tony winner on Broadway. Bachelor Bernard juggles a precarious social calendar; he is

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Driving’s an adventure when the robot lady takes over By Ted Blankenship Our family car is a four-door sedan with a lot of navigation equipment that is complicated for a person my age, though my great-grandson no doubt could operate it even though he can’t talk yet. If he could talk, he probably would say, “What’s the problem? You have a smart phone, don’t you?” Well, yes I do, but I don’t understand it either. According to the manual that came with the car, I’m supposed to synchronize the phone with the car’s navigation system. Then I can make calls by just talking to the steering wheel. The problem is that I don’t ever call anyone when I’m in the car, and if I did, I would feel silly talking to a steering wheel. That’s partly because I don’t understand the system and partly because I don’t really want to talk to anyone. And if someone were to call me, I would be in a total panic and might jump out onto the highway. So, I leave the smart phone at home. The navigation system also has a GPS that tells me how to get places, often close to the place I want to go. That is if I knew how to type in the

when we first acquired the car. When I stopped for a red light there was total silence. I kept thinking the engine had died and I needed to restart it. It hadn’t destination. First I have to know where died; it just shut itself off (very eerie). Starting the car is different, too. to type it, and I haven’t discovered that Turn the ignition key to “on” and you yet. expect to hear the starter turn over. I thought I had it once, but I But you hear nothing. The needle couldn’t get the robot lady to talk to on the speedometer goes all the way to me. Later I inadvertently pushed a the right past the 100 mph mark and button that got her to talk, and she then back to zero. A little green light kept sending me down roads I didn’t in the shape of a car comes on. That’s know existed. it. The system uses maps that have Put it in reverse, and the car silently been downloaded to the car’s computbacks out of the garage. er. These maps aren’t always up-to-date. The last time I used it, the robot lady sent me down a road that dead-ended at a four-year-old construction site Would you give us a few minutes (not anywhere near where I wanted to of your time to answer some survey go). questions about the active age? I had to backtrack, and that forced We can better serve you by knowthe robot lady to recalculate, which re- ing your likes and dislikes about the ally upset her. If you don’t know where newspaper and its content. you’re going, and worse, don’t know This survey is anonymous. We won’t exactly where you are, you don’t want know who is providing the responses. to make the robot lady angry. The closest we’ll get is your zip code. The car is a hybrid, which means it Marketing students at Wichita has a gasoline engine and an electric State University created these survey motor powered by a big battery. questions with some input from us. The electric motor kicks in to save And they’ll tabulate the results. fuel. I was extremely confused by this We hope to learn more about what

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for the good writing about Homer Osborne, one of my dearest friends and one fantastic drummer. (April 2017, page 9) As a professional trumpet player for many years, I had a great time with Homer and our favorite music, playing many club dates hereabouts. Driving Homer to a gig was a gas. Though blind, he knew every street and intersection, and he told us all to keep our noses out of the booze or he would drive us home. I believed he could.

His stories were like a history of jazz. He had a unique ride on the out chorus of a hot tune: biddleldy boom, biddledy boom... a triplet on the ride cymbal and a hit on the tom. It cooked so hard it made me play better than I could. Homer was simply a GASSUH! I bet you and King Joe Oliver, Satchmo and Hootie and Fiddler are jammin' up there. At age 87 I am eager to get with you and sit in. Fred James, Wichita

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Cradle rocked 8 generations By Donna Dilsaver If this cradle could talk, it would tell the story of eight generations who started life rocking in it and of some who are now resting at Jamesburg, one of Wichita’s historic cemeteries From birth to death, it's been quite a journey Marry Woods Painter gave her cradle to her daughter, Mary Magdaline Kessler (1845-46) to rock her babies to sleep on their plantation near Roanoke, Va. Her children — George, Lee, Abe, Frederick, Charles, Missouri and Eliza Lucinda — all had their turn. At that point, it had served three generations. But it was not to remain in Virginia. When Abraham and Mary Magdaline Kessler moved their family in 1875 to settle on a farm at 21st and

Tyler Road in Sedgwick County, Mary brought the family heirloom with her. After her daughter, Eliza Lucinda, married Archibald Craig in 1877 and established their home at Central and Tyler, she gave her the cradle for her first born, Charlie, in 1879. The infant death of her second child prompted the Grandparents Kessler to set aside two acres of the southeast corner of their farm at 17th and Jamesburg for the Kessler family cemetery. A fourth Craig child, and second son to die in infancy, were the first two graves at the cemetery. Abraham (marked with a Civil War plaque) and Mary Magdaline were the next to be buried in the family plot, just to the side of their infant grandsons. Most of their children are

buried near them. As neighbors requested spaces, it was opened to them and renamed Jamesburg Park Cemetery. There once was a school, post office and store at 17th and Tyler. The two surviving Craig children, Charlie and Myrtle, were the fifth generation to occupy the cradle. Charlie was a Courtesy photo Sedgwick County From left, Joey Bloomer, Hannah Schmidt and Commissioner in Kristen Schmidt holding Teddy Schmidt. the 1940s when Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical the Big Ditch was being planned. Museum. The bridge on Maple Street is named for him; its bronze plaque is at the See next page

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cradle. His first child to have a baby was Juanita, married to Raymond Bolton. Her four — Cleah Palmer, Kenneth, Donna Ryan Dilsaver and Raymond — each had a turn for a year. Raymond was killed in a mining accident in Lyons in 1984, and now rests at Jamesburg. My reserved plot is one of the last. My son, Dr. Ron Ryan, a professor

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Celebrate the beginning of Older Americans Month at the annual free Spring Fling Senior Resource Fair in El Dorado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. There will be 120 booths at three locations: the Civic Center, 201 E. Central; Community Building, 206 N. Griffith; and El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E. Second. This is the largest event in Butler County that focuses on services, trends and opportunities for today’s older adults and caregivers. In addition to vendor booths, there also will be a photo booth at the Civic Center and paper shredding service at the Senior Center.

The Community Building will have free health screenings, five- minute massages, audiologist consults, eyeglasses adjustment and balance testing. Monterey lunches will be available for $7. A free wheelchair-accessible shuttle service will be available at the three parking lots so visitors can park at one location and visit all the sites. Four-passenger golf carts will be at the Community Building and Civic Center to take people to and from their vehicles. For more information call Melody or Brenda, 316-775-0500 or 1-800279-3655, or email blouthan@bucoks. com or

at Newman University, was the seventh generation to use the cradle. His children, Katie Ryan-Bloomer, Kristen Schmidt and Danny are the eighth, and last generation to spend time in it. Their children — Hannah and Edward (Teddy) Schmidt and Joseph ( Joey) Bloomer — have only Photo by Rob Howe been able to admire it. Historic Jamesburg Cemetery is now full. Today’s safety rules say Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical the wide-spaced sidebars render the Museum for the extended family and cradle unusable for infants. After 170 years — 141 in Sedgwick others to enjoy. County — of rocking members of the Donna Dilsaver’s autobiography, An Painter, Kessler, Craig, Bolton, Ryan, American Woman's Zest for Living, is Schmidt and Bloomer families, it's available online. time to give it a rest. Contact her at donnadilsaver7@gmail. The cradle is being donated to the com

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Chisholm From page 1 there with my trainload of goods. So I knew that something extraordinary had happened. A rainstorm, which had fallen quite recently, had nearly obliterated all tracks and trails. As near as I could discover the Indians had scattered in every direction... The next question was, what was I going to do? There I was, out in wild Indian country with a trainload of valuable goods to be delivered at a certain place. And behold, there was not a human being around. We drove down to the bank of the river, turned our animals out to graze and got our dinner. I concluded that the only thing to do was to drive on down the river... where I knew the semi-civilized Indians lived, and where I was acquainted. ...After resting our animals we hitched up and started down the trail. In about 10 miles we came to a prominent bluff... This was known among the Indians as “Little Mountain" and was the place where Mr. Chisholm and others... were accustomed to meet the chiefs of the wild Indians of the plains every summer. Here they talked over their affairs

I then knew the cause of the sudden breaking up of the camp and the departure of the Indians. The very scant information, while it satisfied my mind as to the reason for the scattering of the Indians, left me entirely in the dark as to its cause. The probability seemed to be that there had been a disturbance of some kind among the Indians... as I had left him in good health. Yet I could not imagine how such a thing could have occurred, for no living Indian would have harmed him. Mr. Chisholm had a ranch 30 or 40 miles down the river ... and for many years had kept a trading establishment. Knowing that there were always Courtesy photo some Indians at that point, I thought Jesse Chisholm, 1806-68 that would be the nearest place to get information. and arranged any differences that ...In due time (we) arrived at Mr. might have occurred between them, Chisholm's ranch. There, to my surand also arranged with Mr. Chisholm prise and gratification, we found two where he would meet them during other trading outfits with whom I was the following Autumn or Winter for acquainted. One was owned by Wilpurposes of trade. liam Greiffenstein (Dutch Bill), and At that point the river turns South... leaving a beautiful valley. Here the other by Dr. Greenway, an Osage Indian trader. I noticed a small covered pen made of Mr. Chisholm's outfit of wagons notched logs recently constructed. This and men was also there, and I got indicated a recent grave and burial. the full particulars of Mr. Chisholm's I rode down to it and saw a board death. stuck into the ground on which were carved the words: Jesse Chisholm Died March 4th, 1868

May 2017 It seems that during the spring the Indians had entirely consumed their supply of fat buffalo meat... Mr. Chisholm was complaining because he had no fat meat. One Indian woman remembered that she had a small brass kettle partly filled with bear’s grease, which she... gave to Mr. Chisholm, and he ate quite heartily of it. It is possible that the bear’s grease, having remained in that kettle since the previous Autumn, had become poisonous... It threw him into a very violent attack of Cholera morbus, which caused his death in the course of 24 hours. ...The Indians were thrown into the most profound grief. He was like a father to many of the Indians of the Territory, as well as those of the plains. ...he was a friend and never misled nor deceived them. Large numbers of Indians were present at his burial. Ten Bear, Chief of the Comanches, took off the bronze medal which had been presented to him by the Government and which he had worn for many years, and laid it on the breast of his departed friend, weeping like a child as he did so, and it was buried with him.

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Trail events Meet at High Noon

“We commemorate that 2017 is the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail and praise the countless benefits... This state proclamation will leave Abilene May 1 and travel by horseback to the Oklahoma border. It will make a stop in Historic Delano on Thursday, May 4. The Wichita Police Department Mounted Unit will be handed the proclamation north of Wichita and carry it to the Delano Clock tower at High Noon. After a short ceremony they will head south and hand it off to the Clearwater Saddle club at Hoover and

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James R. Mead, one of the founders of Wichita, was a plainsman, Kansas pioneer and state legislator. He was active


Prairie Rose Celebration

The Chisholm Trail’s anniversary is the theme of all-day events Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper facility, 15231 NW Parallel St., Benton. Friday will be a cowboy festival tailored for school children; events will be duplicated on Saturday, but geared toward adults as well. Gates open at 9 a.m.; events begin at 10. They include a gunslinger shootout, chuck wagon cooking demonstration, cowboy poetry reading, roping demonstrations and more. In addition, there will be longhorn cattle and buffalo on site, plus a showing of the 1948 movie Red River, an adventure story of the first cattle drive

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from Texas to Kansas. Admission for daytime events is $3 per person. Lunches will be available for $2-$5. Saturday evening will feature a 6:30 dinner, and music for dancing at 7:30. Cost is $40 per person; call 316-7782121 for reservations.

Trail Bike Ride

The Chisholm Trail Bike Ride celebrates Newton’s history as a rail stop on the historic cattle trail. The annual event features three distance options. It begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Newton’s Athletic Park near First Street and Grandview Ave. Check-in and late registration open at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for a one rider, $50 per family. For more information visit

in seeking to protect the rights of the Kansas Indian tribes. He died March 31, 1910. This excerpt of his death is from Mead’s Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains, 1859-1875, permission by Rowfant Press

Wildflower, wildlife walk

A Prairie Wildflower Party & Walk With Wildlife event will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th N. Kansas is home to more than 1,700 species of flowering plants. There also will be more than 50 species of native Kansas wildlife and trained volunteers at every station to answer questions. This event celebrates the plant diversity of the native prairie the drovers would have seen as they brought their herds north along the Chisholm Trail. There will be educational displays, guided plant hikes and hands-on activities.

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Grandparents Guide Summer days are special days By Fran Kentling Summer can be a special time for grandparents and grandchildren. When school is out and the weather’s warm, these empty days beg for adventures and time together. One of the things I love as a grandparent of seven is having some time with the kids without their parents. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children too, but somehow our bond gets a bit stronger without mom or dad around. Some of my treasured grandchildren memories include a trip to the mountains with one grandchild and a

few days at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri with three of them. Road trips are great, but so are the things in our own back yard. There are two lakes close by, many parks, libraries, museums, ice cream stores, movie theaters and swimming pools. A trip to a favorite store that sells toys and video games rank right up there, especially if they get to make a purchase. Intergenerational time can strengthen your relationships, and it leaves both grandparents and grandchildren with priceless memories.

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Try a “walking meeting” at work or get out and enjoy the fresh air at noon. National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is Wednesday, May 3; National Get Fit Day is Saturday, May 13; and Walk at Work Day is Wednesday, May 17. Find your favorite time to walk: morning, noon, after supper. Walk tall. Do some backward shoulder rolls to relieve stress. Enjoy.

Cinco de Mayo party

The ninth annual Cinco de Mayo Garden Party fundraiser to help children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Botanica Gardens. It benefits the non-profit Fundamental Learning Center, which teaches children with dyslexia to read, write and spell. More than 100,000 children have learned these skills since 2001. Activities include a silent and live auction, music, dancing and food. Tickets are $100 a person, $300 a couple and $1,500 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets at or call 316-684-7323.

Annual Herb Day

The 23rd annual Herb Day will be from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 21st Street and Ridge Road. Learn about selecting, planting, maintaining and cooking with herbs. The 2017 Herb of the Year, Cilantro/ Coriander, will be featured in the demonstrations and seminars. Charlott Knapic of Beautiful Day Café is the featured chef. There will be seminars by members of the Herb Society, Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Agents.

Global Learning

What is the relationship among the major sects in today's Saudi Arabia? How can we describe the U.S. and Saudi connection today? This is the topic of the May Global Learning dinner and discussion at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N. Rock Rd. There will be a panel of Saudi students and community members to address these issues. Michael Poage is moderator. Cost for the meal is members $12,

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Author and retired family care coordinator Celia Koudele will offer insights and lead a discussion on the Alzheimer’s journey at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Newton Presbyterian Manor, 1200 E. Seventh. Koudele offers down-to-earth, common sense tactics for caregivers. Information: Call 316-283-5400 or

WW II rationing American civilians first received ration books — War Ration Book Number One or the "Sugar Book" — on May 4, 1942, through more than 100,000 schoolteachers, PTA groups and other volunteers. Learn what was rationed and how civilians got by at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Lionel Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian. The program is sponsored by the Wichita Genealogical Society. For information:

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An Alcoholics Anonymous telephone program, Hope at Home, serves people unable to attend regular AA meetings due to disabilities or transportation needs. It’s each Monday night at 8 p.m. Participants should call 1-712-7704010 with the access code 688-992 a few minutes before 8. After entering the access code, the callers will say their names and then be connected to the meeting.

Memorial dedication

The official commeration of the World War II memorial in Veteran’s Memorial Park will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Volunteers have worked on it since July 2010. Activities include music by the Bill Harshbarger Ensemble, a color guard from McConnell AFB, Patriot Guards, the flyover of three Stearman bi-planes and the laying of a wreath. Bring your own chairs. Those who contributed in some way or bought a brick are urged to attend. If you donated a brick and have moved, call Francene, 316-262-5780, with your new address.

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Volunteer models needed

Volunteer models aged 50 and older are invited to participate in the Senior Expo Fashion show Sept. 28 in Lotus Hall at Botanica, It is one of many events planned

Writing workshop

Dr. Kim Stanley of McPherson College will conduct a Community Writing Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. N. Workshop participants will be encouraged to express themselves through essays, poems, letters, memoirs or fiction. Bring a laptop or notebook. Stanley teaches English, world literature, poetry and beginning and advanced writing. The workshop is part of The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen White and Freedom of Speech, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board, the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Kansas Humanities Council through the Kansas Authors Club, District 5. It is open to the public. Contact Roy Beckemeyer, 316-990-7140.


for this year’s Senior Expo, presented annually by Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. Models do not need any experience. Cathy Landwehr, Fashion Show Coordinator, said they just want “charm, poise and a willingness to show off an outfit they put together themselves. “ We will be highlighting fashions that can be found at locally owned shops or boutiques,” she said. Potential models must register and attend an informational meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Lotus Hall. RSVP by Friday, May 12 to Cathy Landwehr, at 316-660-5232 or cathy.


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Hindenburg exploded 80 years ago this month By Tom Emery The explosion of the airship Hindenburg 80 years ago is one of the most famous aviation disasters in American history and signaled the end of the zeppelin era of flight. A young radio reporter from Illinois provided the only news broadcast of the event. Herbert Morrison, a 31-year-old reporter for WLS Radio in Chicago, delivered the startling description of the fiery crash at Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, that included the now-famous words, “Oh, the humanity.” His broadcast may be the first example of a recorded news event. Morrison was the only broadcast

reporter on the scene. By 1937, airship landings were not really news; the Hindenburg had made multiple trans-Atlantic flights. Though smaller, the Graf Zeppelin was probably more famous than the Hindenburg. It had first flown in October 1928 and circled the world the following year. The ship went on to fly 136 times across the Atlantic to South America and traveled to the Arctic Circle on a scientific mission in July 1931. However, the Lakehurst landing marked the one-year anniversary of the start of passenger service on the Hindenburg. Also, Morrison was demonstrating new recording equipment,

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Many believe the disaster was caused by a sharp turn just before landing that may have caused a rupture near one of the hydrogen tanks. In addition, the electricity in the air from the stormy weather may have created a spark that ignited the explosion. Hydrogen, a highly combustible gas, was used because the United States, which controlled the world supply of non-flammable helium, balked at selling it to Germany with war clouds looming in Europe. Much to the dismay of many, the top airships carried the Nazi insignia as the Third Reich rose to power, and were frequently used for propaganda. The loss of the Hindenburg effectively ended the German zeppelin program. Morrison continued his career in media, and ran for Congress three times as a Republican from his native Pennsylvania in the 1950s. He died on Jan. 10, 1989. Tom Emery is a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville, Ill. Email him at ilcivilwar@yahoo. com.

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Keeping it simple with Chef H By Joe Stumpe There was a time when Harry Pape was too busy to cook. Or at least thought he was. Although proud of his career in the corporate world, Pape wishes he'd given in to his culinary urges earlier. He's making up for it with a cookbook, Simple Cooking with Chef H, designed to inspire others in the kitchen. "I called it Simple Cooking because I really want it to be something that most working people could use, and make it easier for them to make dinner after they come home," he says.

Pape serves up an extra helping of instruction in the book. Half of his 90 recipes are accompanied by a QR barcode. Using a QR app on a smart phone will take readers to Pape's YouTube channel, where they can watch him make the dishes. "Part of the problem with cookbooks is they tell you how to do it, but you never really know what it's supposed to look like, or if the process really is simple as it says." Pape, who retired from banking and Newman University, says he started collecting recipes about 15 years ago.

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5 or 6 ripe or frozen peaches, 1 or 2 Tbsp honey, sweeten to taste thawed Pinch of salt 1 C orange juice; more for thinner Grated nutmeg soup 1/3 C cognac or Grand Marnier Juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon Fresh mint and ground cinnamon, for 1 qt low-fat buttermilk garnish Peel and slice peaches. Place them in a blender and add orange juice, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Blend to a chunky consistency, and add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours. Place serving bowls in freezer. Serve in icy bowls, and garnish with mint sprigs and cinnamon.

"It took me years to get up the nerve, I guess, to write this book." That's true even though people were paying quite a bit of money for his food at numerous benefits. Pape has cooked to raise money for Catholic Charities, Botanica, Exploration Place and Newman, and has offered free Sunday morning cooking demos at the Williams Sonoma store in Bradley Fair. You can find his cookbook at Watermark Books, Hallmark shops and other retailers, or order from his website, He's still collecting recipes, by the way. Last month, he and his wife, Janet, traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with their two grandchildren.

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DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223 Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. May 4: 11:30 am Covered Dish. Bring food to share and sign up. Melodears will be the entertainment. $2. May 10: 10 am You Can Prevent Diabetes by Joy Sloan and Rhonda Custard. Free. May 22: 10 am The Maze of Grief by Dennis Clough. Free. May 23: 10 am Stroke Prevention by Wesley Rehabilitation. Free. 3rd Tue: Noon Friendship Club; 1 pm Book Club. Reading list at front desk. 2nd Tue: 9 am New-member orientation.

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Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: noon 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.

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 Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. May 4: 11:45 am VA Partnership by Eric Mitchell. May 5: 11:45 am 10 Surefire Tips For Breaking Out Of A Slump When You Are Depressed by Mark Pennington. May 12: 2-4 pm Mother's Day Dinner & Fashion Show. $5 members; $7 non-members. May 19: 11:45 am The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep by Chris Martin. 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.

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.

ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293 Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. May 5: 11:15 am Emergency Devices for the Home by Marsha Hills. May 9: 11:30 am Lunch out to Hog Wild. May 19: 11:15 am Execution of Legal Documents by Kansas Legal Services. May 22: 11:15 am Eat Right for Healthy Aging by Angels Care Home Health. 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. May 8: 11:30 am Trip to the Museum of World Treasures. $7.95. Price does not include lunch. May 11: 2-4 pm Mother's Day Afternoon Tea & Program. Celebrate with tea and treats, a self defense program and fashion show. $5. RSVP by May 9. May 16: 8 am Breakfast Out:Auntie C's. May 18: 8:30 am-3:30 pm Oklahoma Casino Trip to First Council Casino and Kaw Southwind Casino in Newkirk, Okla. Transportation is free, all other purchases are the guest's responsibility. 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

LINWOOD 1901 S. Kansas, 263-3703 Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. May 1: 3:30 pm Recieve assistance with your smart phone by Fernanda Reyes. May 5: 10:15 am Eye Health, Questions & Answers by Dr. Ashley Carson & Amanda Ryan. May 11: 9-10:30 am Mother's Day Tea/Brunch. $3 members; $5 non-members. May 18: 9 am Coffee With the Curator at the Museum of World Treasures. RSVP by May 15, $4. Mon: 9 am Stretching; 9:30 am Dynabands. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance Tue & Thu: 9-11 am Pickleball.

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.

May 3: 10 am Wichita Art Museum, Art Movie: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. This documentary focuses on the life of an heiress who was a central figure in the modern art movement. $2. 1:30 pm Water Center, Communicating the Value of Water Utilities. Tonya Bronleewe will talk about the importance of water utilites. Free. May 10: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Heritage Breeds.Discover why endangered domestic animals may be the most important to protect. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library - Central Library, Trees for Life. Learn how this local nonprofit empowers impoverished people throughout the world. Free. 4 pm Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Connected on the Court: The Ultimate College Basketball Coaching Tree. Jordan Poland will discuss the history of male college basketball and focus on Kansas coaches. $1 suggested donation. May 17: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art. Celebrate the 2017 MFA graduates from

the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Free 1:30 pm Kansas African American Museum, Black Lives Matter. Local activist Djuan Wash will discuss this current national movement that raises awareness of the importance of justice for all. Free. May 24: 10 am Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Carrie Nation, Her Allies, and Her Foes. Carrie Nation expert, Seth Bates, will speak about her alliances and enemies. $2. 1:30 pm Exploration Place, Kansas Weather Wonders. Discover the science of Kansas weather. $4 plus tax. 4 pm Museum of World Treasures, Meet Alexander Gardener, Lincoln and Civil War Battlefield Photographer. Costumed interpreter Doug McGovern portrays Alexander Gardner. $4. May 31: 10 am Great Plains Nature Center, Westar Energy Avian Protection Program. Biologist Eric Johnson will discuss how utilities are enhancing habitats and protecting birds. Free. 1:30 pm Old Cowtown Museum, TBA. $2.

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ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441 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 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,

Support the active age Make a tax deductible donation to the active age and support our 2017 Donation Campaign!

Make a donation by: • Mailing a check to 125 S. West St., Ste. 105, Wichita, KS 67213 • Calling 316-942-5385 to make a secure credit card donation • Donating securely online at and/or enroll in auto-pay via our paypal account.

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

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

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 To add or correct a listing, call 316978-3566, 1-800-445-0016 or email Clubs, Organizations and Dances are at under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5345 or email

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.

AARP Driver Safety Classes Eight hours of instruction. Certificate on completion for insurance discount. Class size limited; call for reservations. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Via Christi Rehab Hospital, 1151 N. Rock Rd, 9am-1pm May 20 & 27, 316-6895700.

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.

Butler County Transit

Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Call for information; 48-hr notice required: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-279-3655. $10 pass for 25 rides available. Wheelchair accessible; escorts ride free.

Harvey County

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

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 MAY 1

Mon: Ham & Swiss broccoli pasta, cooked carrots, tomato salad, wheat roll, pears. Tue: Chicken chef salad w/dressing, banana in orange juice, bread pudding, roll. Wed: Crispy fish w/tartar sauce, corn tomato casserole, spinach, strawberries, cheddar dill bread. Thu: Beef noodle casserole, mixed green salad w/dressing, pineapple, garlic bread. Fri: BBQ chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges, bread.


Mon: Chili, combo salad w/dressing, apple slices, crackers, cinnamon roll.. Tue: Italian baked chicken, Italian pasta salad, green beans, pears, garlic bread. Wed: Ham salad, half sandwich, cream of celery soup, mixed green salad w/dressing, strawberries, cracker. Thu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, peas, apricots, applesauce cake, roll. Fri: Egg & sausage bake, sliced tomatoes, sunshine salad, plums, bran muffin.


Mon: Pork roast w/gravy, cabbage augratin, mixed vegetables, blushing pears, wheat roll. Tue: Tuna pasta salad, broccoli raisin salad, plums, bread stick, brownie. Wed: Hot turkey sandwich casserole, beets, peaches, fruit crisp. Thu: Hamburger on a bun w/set up, oven brown potatoes, carrot pineapple salad, apricots. Fri: Chicken & rice casserole, German mixed vegetables, strawberries, garlic bread, gelatin.


Mon: Glazed chicken, cooked cabbage blend, BLT pasta salad, Mandarin oranges, wheat roll. Tue: Ham & beans, potatoes & onions, parslied carrots, plums, cornbread. Wed: Liver & onions or beef cutlet w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, apricots, bread. Thu: Salmon patties, creamed peas, cauliflower bean salad, peaches, wheat roll. Fri: Chicken & cheese casserole, broccoli, carrot raisin salad, pears, garlic bread.


Mon: Closed for Memorial Day. Tue: Soft tacos, salsa, Mexican rice, peas, apple slices, no bake cookie. Wed: Swedish steak, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed green salad w/dressing, peaches, wheat bread.

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Garden of Love in Resthaven, two spaces includes market and vault. Seller pays transfer fee. $7,200. Call 524-0480.

Lakeview, Garden of Everlasting Life. Two spaces, valued at $5,590 sell for $2,500, cash only. Seller pays closing costs. Call 316-201-1066. Resthaven, Garden of Faith, one plot last in its location. Valued at $3,900 selling for $3,500 OBO. Call 316-943-3392 or 316-665-3477. Resthaven, Garden of Love, 4 plots. Value $3600 each. Will sell all 4 for $7000 or 2 for $3500, OBO. Call/text 425-941-5842. White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Good Shepherd, one plot, 53A, space 1. Valued and selling for $1,430. Transfer fee: $425, buyer pays. 316260-3143, leave message. Lakeview Gardens in Wichita, 4 lots in Meditation section, value $11,980 asking $6500 which covers title transfer and removal of Pre-need Headstone. 901-486-9441.



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

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

Prestigious Estate Sales 316-587-7366 Estate Sales • Moving Sales • Consignment 30 years of combined experience. Knowledgable, dedicated, hardworking. Pricing and moving service. Sale performed at the residence. Expert pricing, selling and cleanup. Excellent results. Call today for a free estimate.

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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.

White Chapel, Gethesemane, lot 206 B-4. Current value $4,744. Sell for $3,000/OBO. Close to road. 417-778-1487.

4 lots 286C, Including 32 X 10 bronze plaque, total worth $5563.00. Selling for $2500.00, seller pays $425,00 transfer fee. Please call 316-721-6125.

Place an ad: 942-5385

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

Burial plots in the Old Mission Cemetery's Last Supper Garden. Individual plots $1,200. Four for $3,500. 407-341-6154.

Four lots together, Lakeview Cemetery valued at $2,700 each, price is negotiable. 509-392-1516. Transfer fee negotiable.

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

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.

F FOR SALE F Hospital Bed, toilet lift and walker. All for $100 316-680-9365. Walker, never used. Sturdy, $50. 316-683-2986. 37” LCD screen, $100; 32” LG LCD, $79; 32” Oliver LCD, $85; 32” Sonny LCD, $100. We service all brands. Call TC’s Electronic, 440-8959.

Goldilocks Comfy NEW Mattress!

6 LOW PRICES! Cool and quality mattress bargain! Typical 3-4 working days free Fedex* shipping! Priced way below Mfg retail price.Why not improve your mattress and your $leep! 15 year Mfg Warranty. Twin $249, TwinXL $299, Full $339,Queen $399, King $599, CalKing $649 +ks sales tax. Lower pressure point mattress design on your body & supportive hybrid 759 pocketed coil Design/Q +cool gel infused memory foam top layer means= Wow! Not to soft not to firm! Goldilocks Comfy! Your friends are going to want one! Lay down on it in Sandman Discount Beds showroom 513 S Woodlawn at Kellogg-Wichita. Credit/Debit card accepted using PAYPAL to your *verified shippable address or no credit needed financing or we also offer no down payment required with 90 Days same as cash (Must visit store for any comfort decision and financing-signature) -w.a.c. Get pre-approved apply online! 5 minute application-instant credit decison! See/review/go online: www. member bbb 316.347.0282 Basic platform bed also shippable & sold separate. Open Daily. $29.95 Wichita area setup available. Limited Offer! Don't miss out!

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;

Reflections Residential Care


Cheryl Rosine ~ The Foot Lady ICMT RN

• 316-312-2025 •

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


Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391

Concrete Work

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

Cowboy Construction

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

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970

Brick Block & Stone

Specializing in restoration, repair, design build, tuck-pointing, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105 or 316-529-4453. Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013.

316-312-2177 Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair

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

Leaky Basement Repair

Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461. STILES MAINTENANCE Heating & Air • Plumbing • Light Electrical Drywall • Painting • Tile Basic Home Repairs Licensed & Insured 25% Senior Discount 316-200-6601

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

CALL DAN 316-516-3949


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S & V Concrete

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

Steve 992-6884

Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience

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


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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

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Cowboy Construction


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

Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488

Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478 Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Cell 461-2199. Need privacy fence repair? Call Dan for free estimates. 316-516-3949. Insured. Member of the Better Business Bureau. Odd Job Handyman Painting, mowing, yard cleanup, minor household repairs. Free estimates. Call Joel 316-772-8629.

Custom Contractors

Basement & Foundation Repair

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

30 years experience 316-516-9200

Dave’s Improvements 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!


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

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

316-640-3155 Licensed & Insured

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

Paul Williams (316) 650-8807 • Free Estimates

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


Mid-America Restoration Licensed & Insured

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


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Mike E. 316-708-1472

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

Garage clean out, mowing starting at $25, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, rototilling. Brick, block and stone repair. Dave's Hauling Services Solid waste removal, property cleanup, tree & fence line clearing, general landscape removal, other lawn and garden services. All fence, porch and patio work. Call 316-832-2201. Christian Lawn Care Mowing-$20, verti-slicing, core-aerating, overseeding, new lawns, mulching flower beds, cleanup, shrub trimming and removal, gutter cleaning, hauling. Senior discount. Steve 316-685-2145. 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. 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. Exterior painting. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126

Roofing – Windows – Siding A Reliable General Contractor Senior Discount


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

Nathan • 316-807-8729 F LAWN AND GARDEN F 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. Jesus Landscaping 316-737-3426 Mowing starting at $25, trimming, shrub removal, landscaping needs, gutter cleaning and any odd jobs. Senior Discounts.

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.

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Mother’s Day May 14 By Tom Emery Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since May 9, 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson designated the second Sunday in May as a day to honor the nation’s mothers. “The signing was not that important to Wilson in a political sense. But it would not have taken much persuasion for Wilson to sign it,” said Andrew Phillips, curator of Wilson’s Presidential Library in Stanton, Va. “Strong women were greatly influential in his life, including his mother, his first wife and his three daughters.” The concept for Mother’s Day was nothing new. Local celebrations were common in America, though nothing was accepted nationally. Some attribute the idea to Julia Ward Howe, composer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, who first organized a “mother’s day for peace” on June 2, 1872. Many also cite Anna Jarvis, a Grafton, W.Va., housewife who began the push for the holiday to honor her own mother, who died in 1905. In 1908, Jarvis organized official commemorations and, in 1910, West


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Virginia adopted Mother’s Day. Jarvis had a flair for self-promotion. In 1912, she trademarked “Mother’s Day” and “second Sunday in May.” Though Jarvis claimed much of the credit, the women’s suffrage movement was the first to call for the holiday. In 1914 the legislature designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. It caught on fast, Phillips said. “Hallmark began producing greeting cards by the early 1920s, and soon the holiday was moving closer to what we know today.” Jarvis watched the popularity with disdain. Angered that Mother’s Day had become commercialized, she spent her inheritance to fight for its removal. She found the greeting card craze particularly distasteful, lamenting that cards were “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” She died penniless in 1948. Ironically, Jarvis never had children, unlike millions of American women before and since. The 2010 Census says the United States had 85.4 million mothers.

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Arts briefs... Life-size figures

Much of Toronto-based artist Daryl Vocat’s print-based practice showcases a mastery of the silkscreen process. His artwork is on display at the Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University through August. In his installation, The Secret of the Midnight Shadow, Vocat has enlarged figures to life-size and placed with a realm of ambiguity, transforming the museum’s hallways into a veritable pop-up book. Hours are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–

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Murdock live shows

Area residents are able to watch live streaming of theater and opera productions at the Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. National Theatre Live, operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, will present Obsession, broadcast live from London’s Barbican Theatre, at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11. It stars Jude Law as Gino, a handsome down-at-his heels drifter, in director Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Tickets are $15 general; $13 senior/ student. The Metropolitan Opera Live will present Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, May 13. It is set at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict. Tickets are $22 general, $20 senior, $18 college ID and $13 age 17 and under. For more information visit murActive Aging or call 316-440-6407.

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range of prices. It will be from 10 a.m.7 p.m. Friday, May 12. Artwork includes pottery, paintings, jewelry, prints, sculpture and more. An added attraction is a display of cars, courtesy of Porsche Wichita and the Porsche Club of America, Wichita Region. Food trucks will be on site during meal times, and there will be an opportunity for kids to make a free Mother's Day project from 4-7. Mark Arts galleries, 9112 E. Central, are open from 1–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Free admission.

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American artists are invited to participate in a Printmaking National Exhibition at Mark Arts galleries. Online submission deadline is Sunday, May 21. Original fine art monotypes, monoprints and edition prints are eligible, as well as woodcut, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen printmaking mediums. Drawings, photographs and direct reproductions of drawings and paintings are not eligible. All prints must be for sale Cash awards of $3,000 will be given. The juror is Sarah Riley, a painter/ printmaker based in Wellfleet, Mass. Visit
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Two Wichita nursing facilities achieved “significant compliance with health and safety regulations” in the 2016 Kansas Advocates for Better Care list. Only seven nursing homes in the state had five or fewer deficiencies in Proof Approval each of the last three inspection cycles. Caritas Center has had zero for SpringPlease Art Fair check your ad carefully and its last four inspections. It is the only The Mark Arts Spring Art Fair will check off the applicable boxes and nursing facility out of the 350 licensed feature one-of-a-kind pieces in a wide by the state with four consecutive initial to indicate your acceptance. cycles An e-mail confirmation is fine if of nono deficiencies cited. Larksfield Place reached the list changes needed. with only three deficiencies over the

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Markets From page 1 the freshest of produce or in search of home-baked goods or preserves can usually find both at a nearby market or farm stand. Open Saturdays Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 21st and Ridge Road, 7 a.m.noon. Homeand locally-grown produce, handmade items, local honey, plants and more. Old Town Farmers’ Market, Farm & Art Market Square, 1st and Mosley, 7 a.m.-noon. Produce and other items, live entertainment, cooking demon-

strations, kid’s corner and more. NOMAR Market, NOMAR International Plaza, 21st and Market. Food products, entertainment and other events. Opens May 6. Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market Derby, Madison Avenue Central Park, 7 a.m.-noon. www. Opens mid-to-late May. Cheney Farmers’ Market, downtown across from Citizen’s Bank, 8-11 a.m. www. Opens mid-June. Haysville Hometown Market, intersection of South Main and Grand Ave. in Historic District, 8-11 a.m. Crafts, produce, baked goods, eggs, honey and more. Special activities the second Saturday of each month. HaysvilleRecreation

Usually opens in June. El Dorado Farmers’ Market, 115 W. Ash, 7 a.m.-noon. Fresh produce, farmers and canned goods. http://eldoks. com/360/ Farmers-Market Open Tuesdays Green Acres Market, 8141 E. 21st, 3-6:30 p.m. Stop by on Tuesday evenings to pick up some produce and enjoy occasional special events. www. Opens in June. El Dorado Farmers’ Market, 115 W. Ash, 5-7 p.m. Fresh produce, farmers’ goods, and canned goods. Open Wednesdays Opens May 3. Lincoln Heights

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Mother's Day weekend arts fair The 58th annual Art and Book Fair at the Wichita Art Museum will again take place over Mother’s Day weekend. It opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, and 11 a.m. Sunday, May 14. It closes at 5 p.m. both days. Tents scattered around the museum’s grounds will display works made by 50 artists from 12 states. Each was selected through a jury application process. There will be paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass, printmaking and more. Thousands of new, used and rare books will be on sale inside the Museum. Local authors will be on hand to sell and sign their books. The Muse Café will have a special Saturday menu and Mother’s Day specials Sunday. Food trucks outside also

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