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Volume 32 • Issue 8 June 2017

ON THE COVER It started with a hug | 8

Torch run continues 36 years after founding by WestSider Richard LaMunyon. Tessa Castor/WestSide Story

Features Cook’s Library...............................3 Movie Reviews..............................4

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Riders retrace Chisholm Trail with proclamation | 16 WestSide Story’s Summer Activity Guide | 19-24

Pet Smarts......................................6 Dateline...........................................7 Focus On Business....................11 Wichita Homes..........................15 Performing Arts Calendar......22 People and Places....................28

WestSide Story Editorial

Publisher Paul Rhodes Managing Editor Travis Mounts Graphics Abbygail Brown Reporters/Contributors Sam Jack, Tessa Castor, Jim Erickson, Patsy Terrell, Philip Holmes

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A little reflection while looking ahead The media business is often a transient one. During the first part of my career, I was changing jobs less than every two years. That’s not uncommon among media types, whether you’re in print or broadcasting. Originally, I was a radio and TV type, and changing jobs in that field was not only common, it was often expected. That changed for me more than a decade ago when I came to work for this newspaper company. It wasn’t my first time working for our publisher, Paul Rhodes. I was on board with The Times-Sentinel weekly newspaper twice in the mid- to late1990s, first working as a graphic designer and then in sales. My nomadic ways continued – sometimes on my own volition, other times at the decision of others, such as when a software company I worked for laid off its entire staff. All of our jobs were being moved to Ireland, but none of us were asked to go. After a couple of stints working for Paul, I was again pulled into the sphere of the newspaper, which by then had grown to include the WestSide Story. It was part-time work at first, but I came on board full-time again in 2005. This time, I had found a home. My job title then was news reporter. Over time, I took on more responsibility and gained valuable job experience. I learned a great deal about community journalism. My understanding of the newspaper business grew, too. Much of what I learned came from Paul. There were direct and indirect lessons, and the chance to learn simply by doing. As time passed, I realized I had gained a mentor. More time passed. We added the East Wichita News and two more weekly papers. I became further integrated into the business. I took on management duties,

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and gained an ownership role. That opportunity came about because Paul had faith in my abilities to help this newspaper operation thrive and grow. I had gained a business partner. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I was one of many people at a party in honor of Paul’s 60th birthday. In attendance were Paul’s children and grandchildren, other family members, longtime friends and new ones, and of course, most of the newspaper staff. It was an amazing collection of people who have been part of Paul’s life. It was an honor to be in that circle. Leaving the party, I began thinking about the various people who have been and continue to be part of my life. This weekend also gave me a chance to reflect on the journey Paul and I have taken together over the past two decades. What I realized is that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, and I’m doing it where I should be doing it. Most importantly, I’m working with the people I’m supposed to be working with. That includes my boss and business partner. So, I’d like to close with a personal message to Paul: Thank you. Thanks for the opportunity, and for the guidance and mentoring. Thank you for the journey that we’ve had so far, and for what’s to come. Oh, and one last thing – happy birthday!

The first rule of improvisational comedy is to say “yes.” The second rule is to add “and.” So, no matter what your partner says, you say “yes – and,” so you agree and add to the story. This is what moves the story along. Without adding to it, there’s nothing happening. If your partner says, “Sit down right here in this barber chair…” and you say, “that’s not a barber chair” then the story has ground to a halt. But if instead you say, “Yes, thank you. And I can see from here that the church across the street still hasn’t repaired the brick where that car crashed into it.” Now we have a story going. The partner might respond, “Yes, and it was so wonderful that the priest was out that day judging the grilled cheese contest at the harvest festival or someone waiting for confession might have been hurt.” You get the point – the story can go

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in any direction as long as everyone is agreeing and moving on to the next thing. One of the mistakes people make before they get the hang of it is to limit the options. I’ve been thinking about how this applies to life in a broader context. I am a “yes” person. My gut reaction is always “yes.” I also know people for whom the gut reaction is “no.” You probably know some of both kinds of people, too.

This instinctive “yes” is how I ended up at an Egyptian wedding and at the chalk pyramids as the sun broke over the horizon. “Yes” is why you are changed by the conversation you have when you stay up all night talking with someone you don’t expect to ever see again. I’m a big believer in the power of yes. It’s how we add to the story – our story. It’s how we gain experiences, friends and new recipes. I urge you to make this a summer of being open to the possibilities offered by “yes.” You never know where that might lead. In the meantime, whip up a batch of these cookies to enjoy – you don’t even have to turn the oven on. Cook’s Library with Patsy is about food and food for thought. Find Cook’s Library with Patsy on Facebook. Sign up for a free monthly newsletter at cookslibrarywithpatsy.com.

No Bake Cookies 2 cups white sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 3 cups quick cooking oats Directions In a saucepan, mix the sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter until it melts, then stir in oats until fully mixed. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

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Saying ‘yes’ is worth a laugh and more

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Erickson’s thoughts on ‘Alien: Covenant’ and more Alien: Covenant Despite assurances that “Alien: Covenant” stands alone and you don’t need to have seen the prior “Alien” movies, I suspect that you do need to have seen “Prometheus.” I saw the first two “Alien” movies, but not “Prometheus” – so here’s the best I can do with “Covenant.” A spaceship is brought down for repairs on the unknown planet that was home to the half-scorpion, half-dragon monster that invaded Sigourney Weaver’s ship in “Alien” and “Aliens.” The crew (no Weaver this time) is pursued by truly ghastly creatures like wingless wasps. But there is a survivor from a previous spaceship crash who has had a long time to study these horrors, and he offers ambiguous help. There seems to be a cloning plot here, with Michael Fassbender playing both the ship captain and the mysterious survivor who later suffers what may be a vampire bite that settles his ultimate loyalties near the end. The bulk of the movie is a series of encounters with the creatures, who are apparently able to impregnate human beings and give gruesome birth to more of their own kind. That’s about all I’m even marginally confident of about “Covenant,” and I suspect that the woman in the theatre who laughed at my efforts to link everything together, saying, “It’s a monster movie,” had the best attitude toward it. Because if you spare yourself the effort to link the movies together into one sensible narrative, “Covenant” has a good deal to offer. Pacing and structure of individual sequences seems to be intended to involve the audience in each individual situation; we are supposed to feel this movie, not just watch or analyze it. Sets are consistently fascinating, even to people as uninterested in technology as me, and there are plenty of kinds of action. There is little concern for character development, but who expects that in a monster movie? I got tired of all the computer screens, but current audienc-

Movie Review

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es never seem to, probably because they have some idea what is going on. There are, I grant, hints of an evolutionary theme that may make some sense in terms of the franchise as a whole. In other words, most people will probably like “Convenant” more than I did. And even I can’t complain of being bored. Just frustrated. The Case for Christ Lee Strobel’s book “The Case for Christ” is subtitled “One Man’s Journey from Skepticism to Faith,” and the movie by Jon Gunn should have been, too. Because the movie, which inevitably has to leave out a lot of the argumentation and evidence that make up the bulk of the book, may be satisfactory as the story of a single individual who regards religious faith as a matter of intellectual decision based on fact and reason, with little involvement of emotion or the concept of sin; but it doesn’t make anything like the case the book does. Strobel accepts the accuracy of the Bible in a way a lot of skeptics don’t, and he pays little attention to the edits and amendments that make some people suspect that the New Testament includes a lot of apocryphal material intended to match the biography of Christ to Old Testament prophecies. The arguments of skeptics tend to be condensed and presented without nuance. The refutations are treated a little more generously, but are also made too simple. Still, the movie inspired me to read the book, and I recommend that others do the same (the paperback is supposedly revised and updated).

As a record of one man’s experience, the movie has some things going for it, and it adds some biographical detail about Strobel that the book doesn’t include. Lee Strobel was a reporter who covered crime scenes, and he draws some highly interesting, if not entirely convincing, parallels between his religious investigation and a rather spectacular crime case he was involved in. Both book and movie consist very largely of a series of interviews with experts who take on one skeptical argument after another, knocking them down like nine-pins. In each case, Strobel ends up satisfied that he can forget about THAT particular approach to the problem. This is a logical, even admirable structure for a book of argumentation, but it offers little structure to a narrative, and the repetition of form becomes less than exciting. If you are interested in the argumentation, fine, but one might be better off consulting the book’s footnotes and bibliographies for more detailed coverage of various subtopics. What story there is of troubles within the Strobel family is ably presented. I found myself more sympathetic than I expected to be, especially because neither book nor movie was preaching to me, instead sticking to Strobel’s personal experience. The Lost City of Z “The Lost City of Z” is an old-fashioned travel-adventure story, roughly along the lines of “Trader Horn” (1931, 1973), “King Solomon’s Mines” (1937, 1950), and, more recently, “Kong: Skull Island.” These movies consist largely of journeys through exotic lands, especially jungles, with naked savages and quests for legendary this-and-that. In “Lost City,” there are sporadic efforts to bring in themes of the spread of civilization and the destiny of man, but mostly the genuinely heroic efforts of Percy Fawcett back in the early 1900s are presented as the results of personal ambition and the Victorian

ideals of manhood. Fictionalization may be just as well: The Week magazine claims that the real Fawcett’s real motives and activities were a good deal less sympathetic than modern audiences might care for, despite the indubitable courage and endurance of this old-fashioned hero. With three exploratory trips to South America and an episode of the Battle of the Somme to cover, there is more story than the movie needs, not to mention a wisp of domestic story involving Sienna Miller, the only actor you’re likely to recognize, and her and Fawcett’s two sons. We pretty much have a modern succession of episodes, without much concern for deepening characterizations or themes, and there is too much redundancy in action and points made. Settings are realistic instead of glamorized, and persistence and physical courage are emphasized more than moral issues or physical skills. We no longer empathize with wars and empires, and it’s a little hard to care about heroics with no desirable purpose in mind. But there’s something to be said for being reminded what the old ideals were and what people were capable of doing for reasons we no longer share. Enough of “The Lost City of Z” is certifiably accurate to give us some important things to think about. The Circle “The Circle” is the only movie within my leaky memory that left me thinking about more than I was comfortable with. What would it be like if, by the quite imaginable extensions of techniques that are even now causing worries in the international system, there were no secrets and no hideaways left, if everything and everybody was electronically observed, preserved, and controlled? If nothing could be forgotten? If every peccadillo was out there in the cloud to be retrieved by hackers? Even Tom Hanks is worried, at the end, by what Emma Watson has done See MOVIES, Page 27

My grandson, Felix, is coming to visit me later this month, and I’m chomping at the bit to see what he thinks about a statue I’ve added to the courtyard at my house. It’s a depiction of the famous statue of David…only this one isn’t completely nude. Michelangelo’s David, with his sling over his shoulder as his only garb, is completely nude. My statue of David, in contrast, has a fig leaf anchored in a strategic spot on his body. But I still think my grandson is going to suggest he needs a pair of pants. I’m guessing this because of how Felix has reacted to a few pieces of art in my home during recent visits. I’ve got a reproduction of the Three Graces, and he has suggested they need some clothes. A couple of other nude paintings also have made his cheeks a little rosy. I haven’t had any serious discussions with Felix about art, and depictions of the human body, just because I’ve thought the process might be a waste of time for my young grandson. But with my new-to-me statue of David, it might be time for Felix and I to share a little lesson in classic works of art and how the human body has always been a treasure trove of inspiration for artists through the ages. That, or it’s just naked stuff. Either way, my new-to-me statue of David, which stands about four feet tall, has made a perfect addition to one of the flowerbeds in my courtyard. With his shouldered sling, he’s standing guard against any Goliaths that might try to storm my home.

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summer. In the meantime, our statue of David is proudly surveying my front yard in all

of his near-nakedness. And a pair of pants is totally out of the question.

Paul Rhodes | Publisher

Kim and I found the David statue several months ago at an antique store in Oxford, Kan. We considered purchasing the statue on the spot, but decided against it because of the repair work it needed. We were just too overloaded with other projects then, and took a pass. This past weekend, we discovered that the statue was still there, and the price had been reduced because of the damage – and as an added incentive for me to just do the deal and take David home. So we did. It took a lot of muscle to get this concrete statue into the back seat of my car, and we were worried how we were possibly going to move it from the car to the courtyard once we got home. Luckily, we figured out how to “duck walk” the statue into place, and immediately set about repairing the damaged spots in the concrete. Concrete repair products available today are pretty amazing, and David is healing nicely. He still needs most of an ankle and heel on one foot, but we’ll work on that when we have time this

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No, I’m not putting pants on this guy

A replica of the statue of David, a bit battered from years out in the weather, has found a new home with publisher Paul Rhodes.

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New therapies for itchy pets Spring is here and 2. Apoquel is a relatively new Pet Smarts summer’s around the medication for the treatment of corner. itchy skin due to allergies. It does With the onset of not have many of the annoying warmer weather, vetside effects that steroid medications erinarians are treating such as prednisone have, and can more dogs and cats for be given long-term without fear of skin disease. Here are the harming the immune system. latest developments in 3. Cytopoint (Canine atopic the treatment of various dermatitis immunotherapeutic) is dermatologic conditions. a revolutionary biologic treatment Dr. Jason Albertson | Veterinarian 1. Systemic external that targets a specific protein necparasite control for dogs. essary for skin itchiness. Gone are the days of flea shampoos, dips, flea Cytopoint is administered by injection every four collars, powders and in-home foggers. The era of to eight weeks. This therapy is available through most topical insecticides is fading fast as fleas are veterinary dermatologists and some general pracdeveloping resistance to the products that revolutices. tionized flea control more than 20 years ago. Other time-honored therapies that remain viable The preferred products these days are chewable treatment options include high doses of ometablets such as Simparica, Nexgard and Bravecto. ga-3 fatty acids, corticosteroids (Prednisone, etc.), These products kill fleas, ticks and some forms of topical therapies such as special shampoos, and mange mites as they take their first blood meal. It topically-applied fatty acids that strengthen the is thought that the incidence of tick-borne disease dermal barrier against environmental allergens and can be reduced in this way. irritants. This class of anti-parasite drugs provides Your veterinarian will choose the very best treatlong-lasting control, too, from one to three ment option for your itchy pet. Don’t delay – see months, depending on the brand. your veterinarian as soon as the itch begins.

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Following the wake of the Great Depression, a Kansas lake was born. Seventy-five years ago, the Works Progress Administration built a 258-acre recreational lake in Sedgwick County, one that now offers amenities such as boating, camping, swimming and fishing. Lake Afton has become a go-to destination for fishermen, campers and more, and was even featured on the front page of a 1959 LIFE magazine. Now with an observatory, shooting range and a park store, the lake will host its 75th birthday celebration from June 2-4. The public is invited to enjoy the park’s amenities, excluding camping, for free over the weekend, as free park passes will be given to the lake’s visitors. David Dennis is Sedgwick County Commissioner of the third district, where Afton is located. Dennis, commissioner since January, expects a crowd to celebrate the lake’s birthday. “I think there will be a huge turnout,” said Dennis. “Lake Afton is a jewel.”

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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Tyanna Fitzmier, from Maize, monitors an arresting gear graphic user interface aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The George H.W. Bushi s deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage

Lake Afton served as the cover of LIFE magazine on June 1, 1959, captioned “Kansas family on Lake Afton.”

eases that changed our families: Was it an epidemic or a pandemic?”. Before vaccinations, diseases were widespread and common. A list of outbreaks will be discussed – maybe some of your family were lost during one of these outbreaks. Learn if there was an outbreak that affected the area where your ancestors were living. For more information, visit www.wichitagensoc.org.

June 4 – “Take Flight,” Botanica The Wichita Gardens. Celebrate the opening of the butterfly house. The first 100 children in attendance will get to release a butterfly in the butterfly house. Tickets available online at www.botanica.org or at the door.

June 24 – Taco Fest 2017, Union Station, 701 E. Douglas, 12-7 p.m. A new one-day event to provide a platform to help local businesses, restaurants, bars and food trucks. Admission $5 (plus $1.27 fee). For more information, visit www.wichitatacofest.com.

June 17 – Wichita Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Lionel Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian. The program will be “Dis-

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Through Sept. 16 – The traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” at the Mid-America All-Indian Center. The museum is one of four organizations to host the exhibit this year, which displays the contributions of the American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans who served in the United States military. Native Americans have served in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East in higher numbers per capita than any other ethnic group. “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” reveals the remarkable history of Native American veterans through art, photography and essay. The 16-panel exhibition documents 250 years of Native peoples’ contributions in U.S. military history.

Senior Nominees Sought for Wichita “First Pitch” Honor

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Area Agencies on Aging in Kansas are teaming up with Wichita’s National Baseball Congress to honor older Kansans’ contributions to their hometowns and communities. The group is seeking nominees over age 70 from all parts of Kansas to be honored as part of the 2017 National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. Those selected for this honor will throw the “Keeping Seniors in the Game!” first pitch at featured games of the annual National Baseball Congress tournament. The event takes place in Wichita’s Lawrence-Dumont Stadium from Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, Aug. 6. Names and contact information of nominees should be submitted to your local Area Agency on Aging by Thursday, June 15. To connect with your local Area Agency on Aging call toll-free 1-866-457-2364. Nominations are also accepted by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging in Manhattan. Call toll-free 800-432-2703 or e-mail stefaniem@ncfhaa.com. The NBC World Series was founded by baseball innovator Hap Dumont in 1934. For NBC World Series information and ticket prices go to www.nbcbaseball. com or call 316-977-9400.

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It started with a hug

Torch run continues 36 years after founding

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“These are our athletes,” said Richard LaMunyon, founder of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. “We’re there to help them, to protect them, and to provide for them. We’re the Guardians of the Flame – it’s what we do.” Richard LaMunyon, pictured with the Flame of Hope, designed the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics over 36 years ago. Tessa Castor/WestSide Story


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“These are our athletes,” said Richard LaMunyon, founder of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. “We’re there to help them, to protect them, and to provide for them. We’re the Guardians of the Flame – it’s what we do.” As a new Wichita police chief, LaMunyon was sent to Wichita South High School to hand out medals at the 1978 Special Olympics summer games. While at the ceremony, LaMunyon was met with what he would consider a defining moment in his life: After awarding an athlete her medal, he received a hug and “pure joy” in return. What would eventually come from this experience is now the largest grassroots fundraising effort in the history of the Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run. For the last 36 years, LaMunyon has watched his creation flourish. By carrying the Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope into the opening ceremonies of local competitions, law enforcement members worldwide raise awareness and funds for those with intellectual disabilities. “The Torch Run is our movement,” said LaMunyon. “The emphasis is supporting Special Olympics, but it is so much more. It’s the awareness, through unified sports – a revolution to foster respect, inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.” After LaMunyon’s first encounter with Special Olympics, he knew it was something that law enforcement should become a part of. The Wichita Police Department then became a prime sponsor for Special Olympics, putting on a free banquet for Special Olympic athletes during the summer games. In 1981, LaMunyon met with some of his officers, and they told him their idea of running the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from Wichita South High to Wichita City Hall. With five athletes, the officers started a tradition to be picked up by media, and $300 was raised for Special Olympics. Within two years, the Torch Run had become a national event for police departments, and has since spread to every state in America, every province in Canada, and 48 other countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and China. LaMunyon believes the event’s success comes from its ability to break down social and political boundaries, calling it a bridge: “A bridge that can span any bias and any prejudice in the world,” he said. “It brings together an element of community toward a common purpose,” said LaMunyon. “What you’ll see is a mixture of backgrounds of individuals coming together for a common cause. It brings unity, goodwill and joy to athletes and their families.” LaMunyon said that despite the often negative situations that bring police and community members together daily, the Torch Run brings the community and police together in a positive way, while also supporting Special Olympics.

ABOVE LEFT: LaMunyon speaks at the 1989 Special Olympics International Winter Games at Reno/Tahoe in Nevada.

RIGHT: Notre Dame University served as the Torch Run’s final leg in 1987. As officers across the world run with the Flame of Hope in hand, they raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Contributed photos

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ABOVE RIGHT: LaMunyon, center, pictured with his granddaughter and a friend in Colorado, has traveled around the nation since the Torch Run’s beginnings in the early 1980s.

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TOP: LaMunyon, right, is pictured with five of the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s original runners. The Torch Run has spread to every state, every province in Canada and 48 other countries since founded.

“Here, the officer is in a completely different light,” said LaMunyon. “He or she is out there as a part of the community, giving back – and not only giving back, but receiving genuine appreciation. There aren’t any phonies in this movement. Everyone is for real. I don’t think there’s any entity in the world other than law enforcement that could pull this off.” When LaMunyon retired from the Wichita Police Department, he continued to work with Special Olympics. This year’s Kansas Special Olympics summer games were hosted on June 2 by the Maize school district, in a city with tight bonds to LaMunyon. In sending his kids to Maize schools, LaMunyon never expected his future involvement with the small town. After providing the city with a police chief in 2000, he soon became involved with Maize government. What was once a small town with a population of 1,500 is now the fastest-growing community in Kansas, and LaMunyon has had a front seat to its growth. LaMunyon has stood as Maize’s city manager for 17 years, and he is still active with the Torch Run. He said that many of the people now involved with the event were not a part of its beginnings, and that it is refreshing to see they care just as much as he does. “The same thing that touched my heart in 1978 touches their hearts today,” said LaMunyon. The public can get involved with Special Olympics in a variety of ways, from funding to volunteering. LaMunyon also said the public is welcomed to attend Special Olympics events like the summer games to show their support. LaMunyon’s vision has grown into a force that raised $55 million last year for Special Olympics. He said the Torch Run will continue to flourish, and watching that growth is one of his favorite things. “The next 36 years will be even better,” said LaMunyon. “We are just getting started.”

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Horticulturist outlines dos and don’ts Story by Mary Lou Peter Ask home gardeners what is the first plant they tried growing, and many will tell you – you guessed it – the tomato. The plants are prolific, their fruit can be canned, cooked or eaten fresh, and are a source of vitamin C, making tomatoes the most popular plant in home gardens. For those who have their plants in and growing, now is a good time to mulch, according to Kansas State University horticulturist Ward Upham. “Soils are warm enough now that tomatoes can benefit from mulching,” said Upham who is the stateMaster Gardener coordinator for K-State Research and Extension. “Tomatoes prefer even levels of soil moisture, and mulches provide that by preventing excessive evaporation.” Other benefits of mulching, he said, include weed suppression, moderating soil temperatures and preventing the formation of a hard crust on the soil. Crusted soils restrict air movement into and out of the soil and slow the water infiltration rate. Hay and straw mulches are popular for tomatoes, Upham added, but may contain weed or volunteer grain seeds. Grass clippings can also be used but should be applied as a relatively thin layer – only 2 to 3 inches thick. Clippings should be dry because wet clippings can mold and become so hard that water can’t pass through. Do not use clippings from lawns that have been treated with a weed killer until some time has passed. With most types of weed killers, clippings from the fourth mowing after treatment may be used. If the lawn was treated with a product containing quinclorac, such as the product Drive, the clippings should not be used as mulch. If the weed killer used has a crabgrass killer, it likely contains quinclorac. More information on home gardening and lawn care is available at county and district K-State Research and Extension offices and online at http://hnr.k-state. edu/extension/.


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Refaced cabinets by Kitchen Tune-Up helped finish this Wichita renovation. Kitchen Tune-up completed the project from start to finish in just one week.

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Sometimes, less really is more. That’s what the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up were able to prove recently for homeowners who wanted to get away from a dated golden oak look in their kitchen. Kitchen Tune-Up owners Adam and Rachel Phillips were brought in to help complete a renovation effort that already had taken care of some updates in the client’s kitchen. New granite countertops and other elements had helped a lot, but something still needed to be done with the kitchen’s cabinets. “This was a pretty simple and straight forward refacing project,” said Rachel Phillips. “We went with Shaker mission-style cabinet fronts, and grey island cabinets, and it really finished off the whole look.” The homeowners, Ed and Linda, couldn’t agree more. “I knew that I wanted more with this kitchen, but I just didn’t know how to get there,” Linda said. “Rachel took one look and knew what was needed, and her team did a beautiful job. They were very professional.” One of the exciting parts of the project was how quickly it came together. Kitchen Tune-Up


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About 300 animal lovers came out April 22 to support the Wichita Police Department’s K-9 Unit during #loveWPDk9Unit – an open house fundraiser hosted by Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, 135th and Maple in Wichita. Dr. Gary Stamps, veterinarian and hospital owner, provides complimentary veterinary care for K-9 police dog, Nash, and said he wanted to bless the unit and raise awareness of their unique contributions to the community. “These dogs and their handlers are amazing,” Dr. Stamps said. “It’s a privilege to come alongside them.” Officer Dustin Nail with K-9 Nash, and Sgt. Ben


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ABOVE: Wichita Police Officer Dustin Nail and K-9 Officer Nash were part of an open house hosted by Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills. The open house – called #loveWPDk9Unit – supported the WPD’s K-9 units. WestSide Story

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RIGHT: Officer Nail is pictured with Dr. Gary Stamps of Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills. The #loveWPDk9Unit event raised $6,843 through T-shirt sales, a silent auction and donations. Contributed photo

Jonker with K-9 Kilo, performed impressive demonstrations for the crowds, and Nash even pinpointed some drugs in the back of a pickup truck, placed there by WPD officers. Supporters bought and wore #loveWPDk9Unit T-shirts, bid in a silent auction and donated to the K-9 fund, raising a total of $6,843. People keep requesting the super-soft T-shirts, and they are available again as part of the hospital’s annual summer walking program. For a $15 donation, folks who sign-up for the walking program will get a #loveWPDk9Unit T-shirt with

proceeds going back to the K-9 Unit. The walking program is simple – walk your own dog, on your own route, on your own schedule and log your miles during the months of June and July. Turn your log back in for prizes from the animal hospital and area businesses. Every walker receives a prize pack and distance winners get even more prizes. Last year’s overall distance winners Nancy Z. and “Chesney” walked 178 miles! For more information, see www.animalhaah.com/ walkmydogprogram. Call Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills at 316-729-7400.

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sidered the Delano showroom as a second location, and then settled on the complete relocation option along with the sale of the WestSide location. This transition will bring a new level of customer service for clients in the midtown and eastern areas of the city, while still serving clients in the western half of Wichita. “We are so excited about this location,” said Cathy Gross as she talked about the work that has been done to convert the historic brick building on the northeast corner of Douglas and Fern streets. There’s a high volume of traffic in the renaissance business neighborhood, and it is easily accessible from all across the city of Wichita.” “This is perfect for where we are headed with the business,” said Mark. “Our focus for the next several years will be on all kinds of remodeling work, but especially custom jobs that are a little more out of the box. We know this is the perfect niche for us…like our unique one-of-a-kind countertops, and our zero entry custom showers.” Mark Gross grew up in Wichita, and after attending North High School he started working on his business degree at Wichita State University. While in college, he started working in the flooring business.

Mark loved the work, and stayed in the industry after earning his business degree from WSU. He opened a floor-covering store with a partner in the early 1980s, and later did installation work as a private contractor before he and his wife Cathy – also a Wichita native who graduated from West High and Newman University – opened their Gross Tile location at Fern and Douglas. Now, all these years later, they’re back. “There’s such a good energy in this area, and a lot of locally owned and operated businesses,” Cathy said. “We think this will be a great location for us and our clients.” Mark noted that they’ve hired local artist Lynette Lee to create a custom mural for the exterior of their new showroom, and there’ll be other specialty touches that will make Gross Tile’s new location an attraction for clients and visitors to the historic business district. For more information about everything Gross Tile has to offer, call 316-773-1600, or visit the company’s website, www.grosstileremodeling.com. You can also find Gross Tile on Facebook. And most importantly, stop by the new Gross Tile and Custom Remodeling showroom at 1528 W. Douglas and wish Mark and Cathy Gross success in their new location!

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ABOVE: Gross Tile and Custom Remodeling owners Mark and Cathy Gross stand in front of their new location in Wichita’s Delano District. BELOW: The business most recently was located at 10680 W. Maple

Mark and Cathy Gross are settling in to their new showroom, located at 1528 W. Douglass in the historic Delano District. Mark and Cathy say the new location will help them better serve the entire metro area.


Gross Tile and Custom Remodeling of Wichita has completed its move to the company’s new showroom at 1528 W. Douglas in the historic Delano District of downtown Wichita. This move has been in the works for some time, as owners Mark and Cathy Gross worked to sell their former showroom near Maple Street and Maize Road in West Wichita, where they were located for more than a dozen years. That sale has been finalized, and the company’s relocation has been completed. In many ways, Mark Gross feels like he’s come full circle with this move. He’s entering the last leg of his career in custom flooring, tile and remodeling work, and that career got its start just across the street from the new showroom. “See the Wichita Fish Company?” Mark asks as he points to the landmark business location that’s just across the street from his new showroom. “Their restaurant space was one of my first showrooms.” Gross Tile was located there beginning in 1997. From there, the company moved to Tyler and Maple for a few years before building the Gross Tile showroom at 10680 W. Maple. Mark and his wife Cathy both wanted to reinvest in a showroom option for Gross Tile that was more centrally located in the heart of Wichita. They first con-

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A transformative community opera Wichita Grand Opera presents ‘Noah’s Flood’ June 9

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wife that the right thing to do is to get on the ark and save all the animals.” The climax of the opera comes after the people and animals have all boarded the ark, when Britten’s music depicts the 40 days and 40 nights of the flood. Intended to be performed in a church sanctuary using a mix of professional and “He releases the raven and the dove, and in each one of those instances, he has to amateur singers, musicians and dancers, Benjamin Britten’s “church opera,” “Noah’s have faith that the animals will tell him whether it’s safe to leave the ark,” Nansel Flood,” was and is a unique creation. said. “Ultimately, God speaks back to him and tells him of the covenant between On Friday, June 9, when Wichita Grand Opera mounts its new production of God, Noah and Noah’s descendants. It’s the tale of this man taking each next step “Noah’s Flood,” (or “Noye’s Fludde,” as Britten stylized it), more than 50 members in the faith that he is doing the right thing.” of the Wichita musical communiChildhood, and childhood’s legacy ty will join Wichita Grand Opera’s in people’s lives, was a touchstone professional artists at Holy Cross theme throughout Britten’s musical Lutheran Church. The production career. will be repeated at 6 p.m. on June “This is a children’s opera, but it’s 11 at McPherson Opera House. The really written from the perspective of WGO is particularly excited to work an adult looking back at his childwith Holy Cross, which is celebrating hood,” Nansel said. “So it has the layits 75th anniversary this year. er of being something that children “The piece requires church inwill delight in and enjoy, but I think struments like handbells and organ, there are different, deeper meanings and Holy Cross has one of the best to it when adults actually watch the organs in the region. Plus, the story child performers.” lends itself to being told in a church,” Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Hendrix Wichita Grand Opera president will co-star as Mrs. Noah. Hendrix, and CEO Parvan Bakardiev said. “I a former member of WGO’s Young have produced ‘Noah’s Flood’ several Artists Program, enjoys a successful times during my career, and I tell you career in opera houses all over the there’s nothing that compares with world, including the Vienna State the feeling when the congregation Opera, Frankfurt Opera and San joins together with the chorus and Francisco Opera. Her previous apperformers on stage to sing hymns.” pearances with Wichita Grand Opera “Noah’s Flood” can be not just an include Hedwig in “William Tell” opera performance, but a transformaand Azucena in “Il Trovatore.” tive community event, according to Tom Frye is stage director for the Bakardiev. production, with sets designed by Jor“It’s miraculous that one of the dan Slusher and costumes designed Wichita Grand Opera will present Britten’s “Noah’s Flood” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at by Gina Kohn. WGO general direcbest operas of the 20th century is also Holy Cross Lutheran Church. A second performance follows on Sunday, June 11, at tor Edward Lada leads the musical one where parents and children can the McPherson Opera House. Suzanne Hendriz, top right, will co-star as Mrs. Noah make music together,” he said. “The forces. “Noah’s Flood” is a challenge and Michael Nansel, bottom right, will star as Noah. productions I’ve produced are all ones for any conductor, since the church’s I cherish. It’s a great way to introduce layout means musicians will be playopera to people who have never been to the opera before.” ing in every corner of the hall, and the score incorporates unusual instruments such Though “Noah’s Flood” is performed in a church and draws inspiration from the as pipe organ, handbells, bugles, baroque recorders, and even the audience itself sacred setting, audience members won’t mistake it for a standard church service. with a traditional orchestra. The opera will be fully staged, and will include fantastical costumes for the mem“Noah’s Flood” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Holy Cross bers of the children’s chorus, who depict the animals on Noah’s ark. Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich. General admission tickets are $35 per Baritone Michael Nansel, a Wichita Grand Opera favorite, recently debuted the person. WGO is also offering VIP dinner packages, including a 5:30 p.m. title role in Verdi’s “Falstaff” with New York City’s Bronx Opera. His performance dinner at the Wichita Country Club, plus a reserved seating section at the of Noah will likewise be a career debut. performance that night. VIP dinner packages are available for $150 per person, “Noah himself is really a man of very deep faith, and that, I think, is the gist of or $1,000 for a table of eight. A portion of the VIP dinner package is tax-dethe entire piece,” Nansel said. “He’s building his ark based on his belief that he is ductible. being spoken to by a creator. Along the way, he has to convince his sons, his sons in For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.wichitagrandopera.org, call turn have to convince their wives, and ultimately, they all have to convince Noah’s the WGO Box Office at 316-262-8054, or visit SelectASeat.com.

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right direction. And if you are looking for inspiration, there is no shortage of great design idea on sites such as Pinterest and Houzz. There are even cost calculators online that give you an idea of what you can expect to spend. The calculators take into account the extent of your remodel as well as the various components. I worked with one that seemed to be very accurate. The caveat is to make sure that you have included everything. And, with most remodels, there may be some hidden surprises once the demolition begins.  It’s always good to have contingency funds available as part of your plan.   As far as fixtures and amenities are concerned, there is really no end to the possibilities. As they say,”You are only limited by your budget.” Bathroom fixtures are not an area where one should skimp. The lower quality fixtures and faucets are not made to last, and you will spend more money replacing them in the near future. It’s better to invest in the quality now. Some of the more popular ideas feature more modern looks with clean lines, although there are fixture styles available for a wide range of styles and tastes. In the luxury segment, master baths are approaching a spa experience: Large soaking tubs, steam, and sometimes even a coffee bar. “Open” is also a theme in today’s See HOMES, Page 27

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Remodeling a bathroom can be one of the most expensive and inconvenient projects a homeowner can do. It can also be one of the most rewarding. The return on investment can be good too. Experts say you can get anywhere from 50 to 100 percent of your cost back at resell. Some say you can even double your investment. And even if you don’t plan to sell anytime soon, it can be a great investment in your quality of life.  The bathroom can be one of the home’s most costly projects per square foot. Some people have a hard time justifying the cost for a relatively small area of the home. The average is somewhere around $10,000 to $15,000. On the other hand, it is probably one of the most important functional areas in your home. If you consider how much quality time one spends in there, and the fact that bathrooms use the majority of the home’s water supply, then the remodel investment makes sense.  Planning is key to a successful bathroom remodeling project. The better you plan, the more money you can save and the less down time you will experience. If possible, try to work with what you have, if the basic floor plan is good. One thing that will save money to begin with is to leave the plumbing and electricity where they are currently located. Some estimate that 60 percent of the remodel cost is labor, with 40 percent being for the materials. This will vary quite a bit if you are a do-it-yourselfer. If not, you should get an itemized breakdown of the costs from your contractor prior to signing off on the work. Many home stores now include free online 3D design services that allow you to get a great visual on how your completed project will look. You can point and click to see a variety of fixtures and finishes. While it is may be no substitute for using a professional designer, it can get you started in the

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Riders retrace Chisholm Trail with proclamation

Last month, riders followed the path of the historic Chisholm Trail, carrying an official proclamation from Gov. Sam Brownback. The proclamation arrived in the heart of Delano at noon on May 4 TOP: Lonnie Stieben, center, and Jim Gray, left of Stieben, led a brief historical reenactment, depicting ranchers and businessmen who tried to influence the path and destination of the cattle trail. LEFT: Wichita’s mounted police arrive at the Chisholm Trail monument in Delano. ABOVE: Wichita West High School’s band marched down Douglas and played “Home on the Range.” OPPOSITE: Sedgwick County Chisholm Trail 150th chairwoman Mary Lou Rivers speaks to the crowd. Wichita city council members Janet Miller and Jeff Blubaugh, to Rivers’ left, were on hand, and Miller read the proclamation. Sam Jack/WestSide Story

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Thousands of youth to enroll in library’s summer reading program The Wichita Public Library announces that the 2017 Summer Reading Program began May 18. This annual program for area youth regularly enrolls more than 10,000 children and teens who commit to reading throughout the summer months. The Summer Reading Program was designed to fight the “summer brain drain” that causes children to suffer a measurable learning loss over their summer break from school. Research shows that students who don’t engage in learning over the summer get lower test scores.  The program has three tiers to address different age ranges of participants. Youth entering grades 6 through 12 may enroll in the Teens Read portion of the program, and children ages 3 through the 5th grade may participate in the Kids Read portion. The kids and teens in these programs track how many days they read for at least 20 minutes. Parents with babies and toddlers ages two and under may enroll in the Baby Bookworm program, which provides learning activi-

ties that promote early literacy skills. Children can be enrolled into the program at any of the eight libraries across Wichita, or online at wichitalibrary.org/ summerreading. Printed reading logs are available at the libraries, and a downloadable form is available online. Parents and children may also choose to track their progress through the online component through the library’s website. Prizes for kids and teens are given out after every ten days of reading and will be available to be picked up at library locations. The Summer Reading Program continues through July 28. More than 100 events for children are scheduled to coincide with this program at libraries across the City. All of these programs are free, with many including special performers such as the Wichita Griots, Mad Science of Greater Kansas City, and an Australian performance troupe. The full list of events can be found at the events page on the library’s website, www.wichitalibrary.org.         

Club offers water garden tour Mankind’s fascination with water is almost as old as civilization itself. Current headlines only cover the extremes – droughts or flooding – but there are more intrinsic, positive values associated with water, those that bring a sense of peace to chaos in our modern lives. This is exactly what the Kansas Pond Society hopes to demonstrate with its 2017 Water Garden Tour on Fathers Day weekend, June 17 and 18. For $10 a carload, the Kansas Pond Society has plotted an adventurous route of water features, all designed to inspire and to teach casual area gardeners the rudimentary basics in creating a water sanctuary in their own back yards. Featured on the tour are distinct sites, from water gardens with gorgeous hardscaping and gardens with hidden secrets, to the studio of a one-of-a-kind inspirational “steampunk” artist who proves that adults can indeed have fun in their own yards.

Another motivation for the Water Garden Tour is helping to fight childhood cancer by hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stands at two tour-sites. Alexandra “Alex” Flynn Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer, two days before her first birthday. In spite of her own failing health, she decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money to help children with cancer. She died at the age of eight, but her legacy continues with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The charity has raised more than $100 million toward her dream of finding a cure. Tickets and maps for the Water Garden Tour can be purchased at Hong’s Nursery, both Johnson’s Garden Centers, Scenic Landscapes, and Tails and Scales Pet Shop in Derby. The garden sites on the tour are open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17 and 18.

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Hot Summer Treats! Wednesday, July 5, 3:00 pm Afternoon Delight Thursday, July 6 Friday July 7, 8:00 pm • Interlude for Oboe and Strings, Op. 21, Gerald Finzi • Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de Carmen Bizet arranged by Francois Borne • Trio for Oboe, Flute and Piano, Madeleine Dring • Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44, Robert Schumann

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Classic Nobility and Russian Melancholy The Orfeo Trio with Catherine Consiglio Wednesday, July 12, 3:00 pm Afternoon Delight Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, 8:00 pm Sunday, July 16, 3:00 pm Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, KS Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, K493, W.A. Mozart Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, Pyotr Tchaikovsky


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AFTERNOON DELIGHT 3:00 pm These concerts will feature the same repertoire as the evening concerts in a one hour concert format without intermission. There will be an informative introduction of the music by the performers in a relaxed atmosphere at The Barn. Come early and enjoy a walk in the beautiful gardens at Prairie Pines. Concerts are Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

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June 1 – Summer concerts at Bradley Fair begin. Concerts are every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wine, cocktails and soft drinks will be available at each show. For more information, visit www. bradleyfair.com. Following are the concert dates and acts. • June 1: Joseph Vincelli, smooth jazz saxophonist. • June 8: Dotsero, jazz group with style, energy, charisma, humor and spontaneity. • June 15: Chris Standring, innovative guitarist with a passion for groove and music. • June 22: The JT Project, bold music with saxophone and keyboard. • June 29: Vincent Ingala, saxophonist. Fireworks will follow the show. June 2-24 – “An Act of God,” Roxy’s Downtown, 412-1/2 E. Douglas. Starring Kyle Vespestad with David Stone and Monte Wheeler. The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Shows at 8 p.m., tickets

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$20-$30. Call 316-265-4400. June 7-18 – “Smell of the Kill,” Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. A wild comedy by Michelle Lowe, directed by John Dalton-White. “Smell of the Kill” refers to the animals hunted by one of the women’s husband and stored in a new meat locker in the basement of their home. It turns out that the three wives feel as trapped in their marriages as any deer hanging on the hook of that freezer. Performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with one Sunday evening performance and one Sunday matinee. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for military/seniors/students. For reservations, call 316-686-1282.

June 9, 11 – Britten’s “Noah’s Flood,” Wichita Grand Opera. Show at 8 p.m. June 9 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church; 6 p.m. June 11 at McPherson Opera House. Britten called for a core of professional singers and musicians to lead a large cast of student, community, and youth singers, actors, and musicians. Delightful and innovative touches abound, including striking mugs with wooden spoons to represent the sound of raindrops, and a colorful pageant of children in costume as the animals, parading two-by-two onto the ark. General admission tickets $35; www. wichitagrandopera.org or call 316-2628054. June 14-18 – “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Music Theatre Wichita. The 1920s roar back to life with the tale of Kansan Millie Dillmount, who takes New York City by storm. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $32-$68 ($30-$62 for matinees). Tickets at www.mtwichita.org or call 316-265-3107. June 17 – Andover Summer Concert

in the Park, 7 p.m., Andover Central Park. Featuring Clint Black and John Michael Montgomery. General admission tickets are $10, available only online at http://tickethookups.com/ andover2017. Gates open at 6 p.m., Fireworks will follow the show. Sponsored by the Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau. June 28-July 2 – June 14-18 – “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Music Theatre Wichita. The lively stage version of the classic Hollywood musical. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $32-$68 ($30-$62 for matinees). Tickets at www.mtwichita.org or call 316-265-3107. Through July 15 – “High School Melodrama,” Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley Street. Written and directed by J.R. Hurst, followed by the musical comedy revue “Rockin’ Through the Decades.” Tickets $20 for show only; $30 for dinner and show, $26 for seniors/children. Call 316-2630222 for reservations.

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Donors sought to help bring all citizens to Riverfest Wichita Festivals, Inc. has put out a call for donations to the Celebrations for a Cause program, which provides buttons to citizens who might not otherwise be able to attend Wichita’s annual community celebration. An additional 350 buttons are needed to close the gap between donated Riverfest buttons and the number of buttons requested. Reintroduced in 2013, Celebrations for a Cause is part of an effort to ensure Riverfest is an inclusive community event. Businesses and individuals can purchase $5 Riverfest buttons to be donated to local nonprofits for distribution to those they serve. “Our generous donors have provided more than 2,000 buttons this year to worthy citizens through local service organizations,” said Teri Mott, director of marketing and communication for WFI. “But we want to be able to meet as many requests for buttons as possible, so we hope donors will continue to give so all can be included.” Donors may give online at wichitariverfest. com or wichitafestivals.com or by calling

Wichita Festivals at 267-2817. The price for Celebrations for a Cause buttons is $5, and Wichita Festivals will give the charitable organizations the mix of adult and child buttons that they need. Celebrations for a Cause donors for Riverfest 2017 are Belden Mills, Charles Eby, Lusco Brick & Stone Co., Errol & Suzanne Luginbill, Ron & Renae Ryan, Greg & Sally Shelton, Paul Stephenson, Helene Longhofer, Janice Van Sickle, Carrie Hendrickson, Ron & Lisa McEwen, Bob & Betty Munhall, Safelite AutoGlass, Doris Unruh, Murdock Cos., Inc., Hoidale Co., Inc., Rigby Carey, McCurdy Auction, DJ Fulton, Conco Construction, Phillips Southern Electric, Mechanical Systems, Inc. and Eric & Debra Larson. So far this year, these organizations have requested buttons for distribution: Laughing Feet Performers, Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita, Rise Up for Youth, Inc., Carpenter Place, Survivor Outreach Services – Families of Our Military Fallen, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters,

Greater Wichita YMCA, United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas, Wichita Children’s Home, Catholic Charities, The International Rescue Committee in Wichita, Senior Services, Inc., Wichita’s Littlest Heroes, Gerard House, Wichita Women’s Initiative Network, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, Breakthrough Club, Inter-Faith Ministries, The Arc of Sedgwick County, Agape Center of Hope LLC, Making A Difference Shelter, Starkey, McConnell and KS DUI Impact Center. The nine-day festival takes place June 2-10 in downtown Wichita. Celebrating its 46th year, the festival offers a wide range of entertainment for all ages, including concerts, sports activities, fireworks, contests, the Cox Kids’ Corner and much more. Riverfest admission buttons are available now at area QuikTrip and Dillons locations, INTRUST Bank Arena box office and Wichita Festivals’ office at 444 E. William. Buttons are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

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with his invention, and no movie short of a hundred-episode miniseries could cover the multitude of problems one thinks of. What would happen to the study of history if no selectivity was possible? What would happen to democracy if every possible point of view had to be considered all the time? What would happen to the concept of law? “The Circle” at least suggests all these questions, and never resolves any of them. And it has a lot of problems

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bath remodels. Spacious showers with all of the gadgets are commonplace. Increased attention to ventilation ensures furnishings and finishes will not be damaged by lingering humidity. Finally, today’s bathrooms beg for plenty of light, whether natural or from fixtures. Try to think ahead as you plan your bathroom remodel. There are many more ways to conserve energy than there

were several years ago. Consider products such as on-demand water heaters and other energy savers and determine if they are right for you. And, while you are planning ahead, fast forward into the future a few years. While wheelchair access and grab bars may not seem that interesting now, they may help determine how long you can comfortably and safely live in your home. Whether you are doing an extensive remodel or a quick face lift, the main idea is to add value to your home. In the process, you will be able to create a little sanctuary out of the “necessary room.”

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with detail. To start with, it begins with Hanks’ and Watson’s system fully set up from the start, leaving us with an unimaginable number of cameras and microphones enabling everything to be shot from a selection of camera angles, like a motion picture, and it doesn’t have time to illustrate what such a total lack of privacy would involve; it’s almost a case of all background setup and no story. Physical casting is impressive, but psychological developments are impossible without severe pruning of the central theme. The moviemakers are not willing to do that, but they pay a high price for their honesty. “The Circle” is a feast of suggestions of ideas, but I can’t credit it with much more.

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WestSide Story People and Places Jessica Miller has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Maryville University in St. Louis. Undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list when they complete at least 12 credit hours in a semester with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. WestSiders Matthew Goltl and Molly Goltl are among 241 on the Concordia (Neb.) University honors list for the spring 2017 semester. The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list. Sophia Macias of West Wichita has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University. OCU students must complete a minimum 12 credit hours with a 3.5 or higher GPA to be on the dean’s honor honor. Goddard resident Kandra Hutchison has been named to the dean’s honor roll for the spring 2017 semester at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. To be named to the honor roll, a student must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA for the term. Five WestSiders have earned honors at Ottawa University for the spring 2017 semester. Andrew Suchan of Wichita earned the medal of excellence for earning a 4.0 GP for two semesters during the same academic year. Emma Hickey of Wichita and Isabella Alana Marquita Terrill of Maize were named to the dean’s honor roll for achieving a 3.5 or higher GPA while taking at least 12 credit hours. Suchan and fellow Wichitan Donaven Baughman were named to the dean’s list for earning a 3.5 or higher GPA and earning 24 credit hours over the preceding two semesters. Park University in Independence, Mo., held its May 2017 commencement on May 13, with 618 students eligible to

participate in the ceremony. Aaron M. Berenson of Goddard, a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School alumnus, was among the graduates. MidAmerica Nazarene University recently announced its president’s, dean’s list and honor roll for the spring 2017 semester. A total of 323 students qualified for one of the honors. Yhoshua C. Ticum of West Wichita was named to the president’s list with a 4.0 gradepoint average. Morgan A. Owings of West Wichita and Shelby D. Mansfield of Maize were named to the dean’s list, for students with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99. Thomson E. Ticum of West Wichita was named to the dean’s list, where students have a GPA of 3.2 to 3.49. More than 1,300 students were included on the Harding University dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester, including three WestSiders. They are Cydnee Dossey, Garrett Koehn and Joshua Wertz. Students much carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher GPA. Harding University is located in Searcy, Ark. Jessica Gardiner of Goddard was among 106 Kansas Wesleyan University students named to the president’s honor roll for the spring 2017 semester. Full-time students must have a GPA of at least 3.75 to earn the honor. Neil Allen of Wichita was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Allen is pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems at Oklahoma State University. Allen is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Lauren C. Sloyer of Wichita, a sophomore at Northland College, has been named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the winter 2016-2017 term. To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale with no grade less than a “C.” Northland College is a private liberal arts college located in northern Wisconsin. The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 24 orientation assistants for the 2017-2018 year. Orientation assistants (OA) are student leaders, selected to support incoming students’ transition to KU. OAs guide first-year students, families and guests through their orientation experi-

ence, offer their personal experience and support throughout the summer, Hawk Week and students’ first year at KU. This year, OAs also will be assigned to support the first-year learning communities as a peer mentor. WestSide students selected include Alia Aness, a junior and graduate of Maize High School.

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Three WestSiders were among graduates conferred degrees during commencement May 5-6 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The students were Tyler James Arlt, bachelor of journalism; Arian Nichole Nielsen, bachelor of arts; and Emily Lauren Turner, bachelor of science in education and human sciences.

Research and creative work by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at Fort Hays State University was recognized and celebrated April 26 at the John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day. This event recognizes the scholarly and creative activities of students and faculty and celebrates the research, scholarship and creative work conducted in the various disciplines within the university. Departments across campus sponsored special activities, including seminars and research presentations. Sara McKnight, a transition-to-teaching education major, was a co-investigator on “Empowering Schools and Family,” the second-place winner in the graduate student, non-empirical category. See PEOPLE, Page 30

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Every year, the VFW Auxiliary sponsors a national patriotic art contest for high school students. This is a national contest, and each of the 50 states picks its top winner to compete for scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000. This year, three students from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School won the three top prizes for Wichita. The first-place winner, Carly Honas, won first place for Kansas and her entry is entered in the national contest. The local auxiliary and the state give cash prizes to the winners. Pictured in the photo from left are Carly Honas, first place; Tam Ta, second place; and Bethany Rafter, third place. Any student interested in the entering the 2018 contest may contact a local VFW for information this fall.

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Longtime WestSide business Sports Time Fan Shop is closing. Owners Joe and Diana Ward announced the closure last month after 25 years in business. The store opened in 1993 in Pavilion Square at 21st Street and Tyler Road. The store has operated the past 16 years at New Market Square. It was the first local tenant in New Market Square, opening on Sept. 8, 2001. The Wards cited health, family and retirement for closing, which is expected to take place in the latter part of June. “It’s been a joy to have had so many wonderful employees and customers come through our doors all these years,” said Diana Ward. Joe Ward added, “So many are like family to us. I hope many will get a chance to come in and say goodbye.” Longtime Bishop Carroll girls track coach Ran Nielsen is retiring from coaching after 31 years as the Golden Eagles head coach. During his tenure, Bishop Carroll won seven Greater Wichita Athletic League championships and a State championship. He will continue to teach biology and to coach the girls cross country team, which he has done since 1989. Ryan Biedron will take over as head girls track coach. Biedron is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Carroll and a 2012 graduate of Kansas State University. Since graduation, he has taught mathematics and engineering at Bishop Carroll and coached track and cross country. Spencer Jones of Wichita is among 88 undergraduates who have been awarded stipends by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. Jones, a biochemistry major, will participate in the project “Interactions between the Sigma Factors and the WhiB7 Protein in Mycobacterium Species” as part of Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program, which supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week. The students’ proj-

ects span across academic disciplines including engineering, chemistry, modern languages and literatures, psychology, art and art history, architecture, special education, and fisheries and wildlife. The 2017 Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s 2017 spring trap shooting season wrapped up competition on May 13. Rebecca Ring, a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School sophomore, took home honors for having the top female average in the league. The Kansas State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a ‘virtual’ competition among high school teams throughout Kansas at no cost to the schools. Family travel costs are minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. The league boasts that it is the safest sport in high school, with no reported injuries since the inception of the league in 2001. U.S. Air Force Airman Aaron A. Lauren graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Lauren is the son of Dale R. Lauren of Overland Park and Valerie A. Naylor of Manhattan, and brother of Matthew J. Lauren of Yuma, Ariz., Heather M. Lane of Manhattan, and Allie A. Naylor of Manhattan. He is a 2013 graduate of Maize High School. Steve and Sherryl Simon, of Maize, are new members of the American Angus Association reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus. Patrick B. Hughes, a Wichita attorney, has been named to a five-year term on the Kansas Board of Law Examiners

by the Kansas Supreme Court. He will succeed Kevin F. Mitchelson, whose term expires June 30. Hughes will serve July 1 through June 30, 2022. He is an attorney with Adams Jones Law Firm PA of Wichita. He earned a law degree in 1994 from Washburn University in Topeka. Hughes was a research attorney for then-Judge Edward Larson of the Kansas Court of Appeals and then for Justice Larson after he was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court, from 1994 to 1996. He was a law clerk for Judge Mary Beck-Briscoe of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals from 1996 to 1997. He joined Adams Jones in 1997. Gabri Samia has joined the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the manager of community advancement. In her new position Samia will plan and execute several of the Chamber’s unique leadership development programs, including: Leadership Wichita, City-to-City Leadership visits and Wichita Insight. Samia’s role involves interacting with numerous community leaders and assisting with the Chamber’s inclusion and diversity programming. A graduate of Wichita State University, Samia earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minored in English. David Xu, associate professor of management information systems (MIS) at Wichita State University, has been selected to receive the H. Russell Bomhoff Endowed Professorship in Business. The appointment, which will begin in fall 2017, was announced by Anand Desai, dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Endowed professorships are awarded to faculty who have a proven track record of excellence in multiple areas of responsibility. It provides a salary supplement and funds to support research and teaching activities, as well as a graduate assistant. Xu is ranked the sixth most productive MIS scholar worldwide for publishing in the top eight MIS journals from 2011-16. KMUW News was recently honored with prestigious national and regional awards for excellence in journalism produced in 2016. Reporter Deborah Shaar received the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for Radio Investigative Reporting. Her stories exposed the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan

to eliminate the weather observation program at Eisenhower Airport without local input about potential safety issues. She reported on the story for six months until the eventual resolution in Congress that mandated the FAA to do a thorough safety review before making any changes. The news department also received two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. News director Aileen LeBlanc and assistant news director Carla Eckels were recognized in the Hard News category for”Ten and Now: The Summer of Justice.” Nadya Faulx and Beth Golay were recognized in the Excellence in Social Media category for “Primary Primer.” KMUW 89.1 FM, a public radio station located in Wichita is an NPR affiliate licensed by Wichita State University. The Wichita Bar Association recently presented key awards to several members. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Warner Eisenbise. The Howard C. Kline Distinguished Service Award was presented to Kari S Schmidt, Conlee, Schmidt & Emerson, LLP. The Chester I. Lewis Diversity Achievement Award was presented to Gloria Farha Flentje. The President’s Award was presented to the following individuals: Kellie E. Hogan, Kansas Legal Services Karin M. Kirk, Wichita Bar Association Richard A. Samaniego, Gilliland & Hayes, LLC Honorable William S. Woolley, 18th Judicial District. The Jonalou Pinnell Distinguished Service Award was presented to Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (KALA). The Liberty Bell Award was present by the Young Lawyers’ Section to Ed Trusty. Heartspring’s 10th-Annual Autism CARE Walk raised more than $121,500 for Heartspring’s Autism Services program. The event was canceled due to the weather, but supporters were still able to raise more money than ever before. Proceeds from the walk benefit Heartspring’s Autism Services program. The program provides services and resources for individuals and families affected by a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A diagnosis can create major changes for a family or individual with autism, behavioral services and therapies costing up to $136,000 a year. The CDC estimates one in 68 children

Kathy Downes has been named the new dean of University Libraries at Wichita State University, according to Tony Vizzini, provost and senior vice president. Her appointment is retroactive to Feb. 12, 2017. Downes has served as interim dean of University Libraries since January 2016. Kansas School for Effective Learning (KANSEL), a non-profit leader in adult education, has named Thomas M. Montiel as Executive Director. He fills the role previously held by Linda Eaves, who has moved out of state with her family. Prior to joining KANSEL, Montiel served the Quivira Council, Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive and Friends University as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Business Administration Program. He also worked for the state of Kansas Department of Commerce as a Workforce Professional. He holds a Master of Applied Science in Organizational De-

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Five people were recently inducted into the Wichita Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame. Founded in 1980, the Wichita Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame includes past inductees such as, Barry Sanders, Antoine Carr, Darnell Valentine, Jamie Thompson, Greg Dreiling, Aubrey Sherrod, Maurice Evans, Karema Williams, Mark Standiford, Lafayette Norwood, Joanna McFarland, Cleo Littleton, Darren and Todd Dreifort and many other outstanding athletes, coaches and pillars of the Wichita community. Induction into the Wichita Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame is a result, of both, an individual’s Biddy Basketball career and their accomplishments in sports and life after Biddy Basketball. Following are this year’s inductees: Harrison Hill – Was an All-Biddy

basketball player in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was teammates with Korleone Young. He played football and basketball at Wichita Collegiate and football at the University of Kansas. While at KU he caught 108 passes for 1,535 yards. Randy Jackson – Over his coaching career, Randy interacted and worked with many Biddy Basketball players and coaches as the head basketball coach at Robinson Middle School. As an athlete, Randy played football at Wichita State and in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. A knee injury ended his football career, and he started teaching and coaching basketball and track at Robinson Junior High School in 1977. Randy retired in 2008 and at the time of his retirement, he was the second all-time winningest middle school basketball coach in Greater Wichita Athletic League history. Jackson is in the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. He died in 2010. Joe Mitchell – Joe played Biddy Basketball in the early 2000s earning numerous Biddy honors. His team, the Subway Shockers included other great

Worship at the Church of Your Choice Aldersgate United Methodist Church - 7901 W. 21st St. N. (west of Ridge Rd.), (316) 722-8504, www. aldersgatechurch.org. Sunday morning services at 8:00 a.m. (traditional), 9:30 a.m. (blended), and 11 a.m. (traditional). Wednesday night activities. Nursery available for all services. Sunday school each week at 8:15 a.m. for adults and at 9:30 a.m. for all age groups. Youth group and youth worship on Sunday evenings. Bible studies, children’s activities, and different fellowship events available throughout the year. Asbury Church – Administrative Offices - 2810 W. 15th St., Wichita (one block north of 13th on St. Paul) (316) 942-1491. Two locations across the Wichita Metro Area. Sunday Services: Central Campus – 15th & St. Paul. Traditional Service at 8 a.m., a Praise Service at 9:15 a.m. and a Blended Service at 10:45 a.m. West Campus – 119th & Pawnee. An Upbeat Praise Service suited for the whole family at 10:45 a.m. Visit www.asburychurch.org to learn more about Asbury’s many family-centered ministries. Asbury Counseling Center information can be found at www. AsburyCounselingCenter.com For HIS Glory Church – 2901 W. Taft St., Wichita • (316) 794-1170 • Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m. •

area players like Jawanza Poland and Clarence Anderson. Joe went on a great career at Hutchinson Community College and was N.A.I.A. national player of the year at Friends University. Ryan Schmidt – A Biddy All-Star in the mid 1980s. After basketball, baseball became Ryan’s primary sport. He attended Valley Center High School, Barton Community College and Kansas University. After college, Ryan coached baseball at Barton Community College, Fort Hays State and Pratt Community College. As of this induction, he is the head baseball coach at Hutchinson Community College. Brett “Bubba” Soft – “Bubba” play Biddy Basketball in the early 2000s for the Cyclones, along with his teammates, Erik Harbutz and professional baseball player, Garrett Gould. Football became Bubba’s game. He played football at Butler Community College and University of Central Arkansas. “Bubba” has become the one the best receivers in the nation, playing professional indoor football. As of this induction, “Bubba” is a member of the Wichita Force professional indoor football team.

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ChurchForHISGlory@gmail.com • Family integrated full Gospel church Hope Christian Church – Meeting where all ages worship and study 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, NEW LOCATION - 1330 E. Douglas. God’s word. Worship is casual and encouraging. Goddard United Methodist Church Online at www.hope4wichita.org and – 300 N. Cedar, Goddard; (316) 794- on Facebook. Pastor Mark McMahon. 2207 • 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship • markm@hope4wichita.org. 316-648Children’s church during both services 0495. • Nursery Available • 10 a.m. Sunday School • Josh Gooding, Pastor • West Heights UMC – 745 N. Westlink Haley Bieter, Youth Pastor • Children’s Ave. (Just north of Central on Westlink); (316) 722-3805, Email: westheights@ Pastor, Nicole Rbya westheightsumc.org. Sunday services Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. (Traditional/ – 8021 W. 21st St. N., Wichita; Blended); Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; (316) 721-8096; Saturday 5:30 p.m. Wednesday meal (during school year) Spoken Worship; Sunday 8:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m. fun classes and study for all Contemporary Worship; 11 a.m. ages; nondenominational preschool, Traditional Choral Worship; Church host to the Shepherd’s Center of School - Children 9:50 a.m., Adults 10 West Wichita providing dynamic a.m.; Children’s Chapel 8:45 & 11 a.m. activity for the Classic Generation, full children’s programming, and an Harvest Community Church – active youth program challenging Worship at 8340 W. 21st in Wichita today’s generation, website: www. Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Senior westheightsumc.org. pastor Rev. Dr. Dave Henion; www. Pathway Church – Westlink Campus, wichitaharvest.com. Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 9 am & Heritage Baptist Church – Corner 10:30 am • Café Campus, Sunday at of 135th St. & 13th St. N., Wichita; 10:30 am • 2001 N Maize Rd (21st (316) 729-2700; Sunday School 9:45 & Maize), Wichita • 316-722-8020 • a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Goddard Campus, Sunday at 9:30 Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday am, 11 am & 5 pm • 18800 W Kellogg, Adult Bible Study/Prayer Time 7 p.m.; Goddard • 316-550-6099 • www. Wiseguys 3 yrs.–6th grade 7 p.m.; pathwaychurch.com • Following Jesus/ Nursery provided at all services. “Your In Community/For Others.

The Altar – 321 S. 162nd & West Maple, Goddard • 316-550-6777 • www.thealtar.church • Pastor Marty Freeman • Sunday Service 10 am, Wednesday Service 6:30 pm • Nursery & Children’s Service Provided • Radical Worship. Radical Obedience. Trinity Reformed Church (RPCNA) – Come glorify and enjoy God with us. 3340 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67203 • Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. • Sunday School 11 a.m. • Evening services 5 p.m. • Pastor Adam King • www.trinityrpcna.org • 316-721-2722 Westwood Presbyterian Church – 8007 W. Maple, Wichita; (316) 7223753; “Simply making disciples who walk with Jesus, grow to become like Jesus, and live for Jesus by loving others.” Worship Sunday 9 a.m. with Praise Team, 10:30 a.m. with Choir; Fellowship and coffee between worship services; Sunday school for all ages 9 a.m. Nursery open 8:45-11:45 a.m.; www.westwoodpc.org. Rolling Hills Community Church (Church of God, Cleveland, TN) – 8605 W. Maple, Wichita; (316) 7221251; Sunday Christian Education Classes 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Recharge Service 7:00 p.m. Pastor Mark Ingram; www.rhcc.church and Facebook. ‘We love God, love people, and help people love God.’ Come join us.

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