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MONDAY OCTOBER 20,2003 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS • A5 Fall colors abound; lend a hand to help keep Hays clean "Oh, World, I cannot hold thee close enough!" This is the time of year that brought out the passions expressed in Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem about fall. The season and the poetry captivate us all. How gorgeous it is this year. All over town, the golden and bronze chrysanthemums, the bright petunias and vinca, the purple asters, the roses and the lilies are simply terrific. Another splash of colors grabs one's attention as one looks north from the Smoky Hill Country Club road toward the back lawns of the Chaumont townhouses. It's the "back lawn" of 3503 Chaumont and is lovely. Simply turn west off Hall into the Smoky Hill entry at about 33rd Street and look north behind the row of townhouses. Louise Reese is responsible for this these particular spots of beauty. Farther north, to see Marcy and Dale Allenbaugh's gorgeous pots and plantings, one has to be a golfer ... or a good friend. • • • Here's a fall dessert whose recipe has been requested by several people. Upside-down pecan pumpkin dessert Introduced to Hays by hostess T. Ann Peters. Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes. Cooking time 1 hour. Serves 16. Can be made head of time; refrigerate until serving. Mix two 15-ounce cans solid pumpkin, one 12-ounce can evaporated milk and 1 cup sugar. Beat 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix with first mixture. Pour in a 13-by-9-by- 2-inch baking pan lined with waxed paper and coated with nonstick spray. Sprinkle one package (18.25 ounce) yellow or spice cake mix over the pumpkin Marianna Beach HAYS BEAUTIFICATION mixture, drizzle with 1 cup melted butter and sprinkle with 1 to U cups chopped pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Invert onto large serving platter, remove waxed paper and frost. Frosting: one package any instant pudding (Ann uses vanilla); one package whipped topping; 1)4 cup cold milk. Beat on high for four to six minutes. Frost dessert and refrigerate. Or if you prefer, use whipping cream flavored with vanilla and cinnamon for the frosting. Saute 16 large pecan halves in butter and place one on each serving. Nice, especially if atop a special dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with nutmeg. In fact, yum. The special citywide cleanup seems to be going well. Thank you, city of Hays. Thirty-one areas in our city are covered by volunteer groups for trash cleanup two to four times a year. Just six remain unspoken for. A family or an organized group can help keep our city beautiful. Call the Hays Park Department, Jeff Boyle, director, (785) 628-7375. Cindy Elliott, dean of what we used to call continuing education but now know as the Virtual College at Fort Hays State University, certainly has been getting a workout of travel, making connections for the university in both Turkey and China. Vivacious and dedicated, she seems to be enjoying the opportunity to bring education and friendship to these foreign students through the FHSU outreach program. Talk to her about it. She's full of enthusiasm. In the grocery store this week, I noticed a bright-eyed and very attractive older lady who turned out to be the mother of Peggy McCullick. "Are you from Lincoln?" I asked immediately, knowing Peggy had been from there. Her answering "yes" was interrupted by Peggy's laughing comment: "She's homeless right now because of a fire at her house, so her daughters are taking turns." Peggy's lovely mother added with a twinkle: "Once I wondered why I wanted so many children, and now I'm finding out." They certainly seemed to be having a lot of fun. The Rager Moores, who enriched our cultural pleasures in western Kansas while Rager was a member of the music faculty of FHSU, now are at their new address in Idaho. The street name delighted me, knowing how robustly out-of-doors their interests are. The address for them is Ginger and Rager Moore, 1210 Saddle Ridge Road, Viola, ID 83872. Caroline, Charlotte and Courtney can be reached through them. We rejoice with them in Caroline's miraculous remission from cancer. Did you know that the Kansas State Historical Society publishes a bimonthly a magazine called Kaleidoscope with the subtitle "A fun magazine for kids"? The August-September issue focuses on flying. It took friends from Kansas City to acquaint us with it. We'd asked them out particularly to see what Hays is doing in renovating our brick buildings and promoting the Chestnut Street District and especially for the dedication of the beloved Philip Hardware building. It was stimulating and exciting to be a part of the crowd attending. I felt cheated, however, not to have a program with history and a few words from the most recent family owner, George Philip V. The saga of the Scottish Philip clan in America is fascinating. • • • A brochure I was pleased to pick up on the FHSU campus is "Volunteering in the Hays Community." A color picture of students and a caption reads "Tigers in Service: Center for Civic Leadership. Fort Hays State University." Isn't this a splendid thing? The telephone number at their office, room 208C, McCartney Hall, is (785) 628-5592. If you have a bona fide community service project that you would like to present to them for assistance, call or go in to discuss it. What splendid training for both good citizenship and leadership development. • • • • Don't forget the excellent program of recitals and concerts offered by the FHSU music department for the coming 2003-04 season. The list is impressive, and they'll send it to you if you call (785) 628-4533 and ask. • • • Upcoming delight is the Hays Medical Center gift shop open house Thursday. Delightful gifts abound. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The following week is the always entrancing HMC Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Marianna Beach, Hays, is active in civic and philanthropic activities. Birthdays Agatha Knoll, St. Peter, will celebrate her 80th birthday Oct. 21, 2003. She was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Munjor. Cards can reach her at 1193 140th Ave., Collyer, KS 67701. Knoll Know, identify stress so you can do something about it This is the first in a five-part series on preventing stress overload. Q. Most articles about stress discuss what to do to reduce it. We have two grade school-aged children, and we are more interested in knowing how to raise our children so they do not get overstressed. Is that possible? A. In order to raise children who can cope without having to be stressed out some or mostiof the'time, there are three basic aspects about, stress necessary for- ^a^entq tj| khow. : | jj j | The firjbt i|s accurab|imowledge,Jj affect stress.and how to deal with/ if. T^here are many common misconceptions about stress that parents need to be sure they are not accepting as facts. The second is proper lifestyle management, the single greatest preventive measure for keeping stress minimal. However, lifestyle management is comprehensive and includes wellness health practices; time management skills; communication, assertive-. ness and conflict resolution skills; good social support; goal- setting and decision-making skills; a balance between responsibilities and pleasurable activities; and positive self-esteem. The third is learning to monitor our own stress. To do so successfully, we have to recognize our own stress symptoms, recognize our triggers for stress, develop plans and take action to eliminate the causes of stress and develop some short-term strategies for reducing our stress until we can eliminate the causes of overstress. Here is some accurate information about stress and stress management. First, no one can avoid stress altogether. The total absence of stress is death. The idea is to maintain a level of stress that is healthy. A moderate amount of stress motivates and challenges us. Too little stress contributes to boredom and stagnation and can lead to depression because we feel insignificant and lack meaningful goals. Stress overload, on the other hand, can lead to emotional, physical and mental illnesses. The American Medical Society reports that 85 percent of patients seen in medical settings are suffering from stress-related prob- Judy Caprez FAMILY Q&A lems such as coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, alcoholism and diabetes. Fortunately, there is a plethora of coping skills available so that we do not.need to remain bur- jdened byifflHffif Effective coping jskills can^gpfearned and integrated int$$Jjj|!lives but not without considerable efforts. Not everyone recognizes that he or she is overstressed. Having insight is an ability that varies from person to person. Some people seem to develop insight easily, whereas others might never be capable of such self-assessment. Knowing that one is under stress by recognizing the signs and symptoms is a fundamental step in self-monitoring. People who are "high strung" or who lead lives that are high- pressured are not the only candidates for overstress. Individuals who are employed in aversive work situations, who stay in .destructive relationships, who have no goals or sense of purpose in life or who worry constantly are at-risk for the distress of damaging stress symptoms. There are several ways to reduce stress. Changing our environment and taking medications are not the only options. We can change the way we think, which in turn changes our perceptions. Many university faculty have adages and truisms displayed on their doors. One, in particular, illustrates the principle of how thinking determines perception: "Never attribute to malice those things that can be adequately explained by stupidity." In other words, we should refrain from personalizing what happens to us and attributing malicious intent to random circumstances. Reality is the sum total of our perceptions, and sometimes we might have to change our perceptions. The critical factor to recognize is that we cannot change the perceptions or behavior of other people. Accepting that fact is a big step in developing low-stress lives. People in miserable relationships, such as those who live with abusive, violent or addictive partners, spend years hoping and trying to "make" their partners change. Thinking, feeling and behaving are interrelated parts of our mind and body, and bringing about positive changes in one of these three areas can lead to positive changes in the other areas. For example, studying thoroughly for an exam can reduce the stress about taking that exam. Starting to work on a job or project that is dreaded can reduce the worry about the job or project. Talking out a troublesome situation with someone else can result in new understanding or insight about the situation that will help that person make needed changes in behavior. Next week's article will focus on lifestyle management strategies to prevent stress overload. Judith Caprez is associate professor and director of social work at Fort Hays State University. Send your questions to her in care of the department of sociology and social work, Rarick Hall, FHSU. Willard "Pop" Elder, Smith Center, will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Smith Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Burlington, Colo., to Arnold and Susie (Kinion) Elder. He married Doris Kirkman on Sept. 8, 1940. She died in 1984. His children and their families are hosting the event. They are Harry and Pat and Tari St. Joseph, Mo.; Robert, Minneapolis, Minn.; Barbara and Maynard Smith and sons Matt, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Monte and Angel and children Brandon, Josh, Jake and Megan, all of Hays; and Donna and Jim Wood and Darren and Katie, St. Joseph. Friends and family are invited. Cards can reach him at 517 E. Court, Smith Center, KS 66967. • • • Hugo Luhman will observe his 80th birthday with a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Luhman Barn 5'/j miles north of Natoma. Hostesses for the occasion are his wife, Irene, and daughters Marge Kertz, Riverside, Calif., Susan Green, Hays, and Cindy Elliott, Natoma. Friends and family are invited. Send information about birthdays over age 70 to The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, KS 67601, or e-mail email@example.com. SELL IT IN THE HAYS DAILY NEWS CLASSIFIEDS (785) 628-1081 CJiN'TBNNIAL OF I FLIGHT I Celebrating a Century of Flight 1903-2003 1928 June 28-29. Albert Hegenberger and Lester Maitland accomplished the first nonstop crossing of the Pacific. Bessie Coleman was the first African American female pilot. she became the first woman to carry the Richard E. Byrd completed y.S. mail; in 1915, she became the first the firsHlight over the, wom an to perform an aerial loop-the-loop. Fritz von°0pei of Germany That same year, Stinson became the first woman 1928 First scheduled television broadcast 1929 Nov. 18-29. Commander First Ladies of Flight The role women have played in the progress of aviation is punctuated by the achievements, many of them "firsts," of hundreds of bra've and determined aeronautical pioneers. In 1912, Stinson became the fourth woman to be issued a pilot's license. In 1913, flew the first rocket-powered plane for 1 mintues, 15 seconds. William Green developed the first automatic pilot used on an airliner. 1929 Great Depression began with the stock market crash 1931 to skywrite. In 1921, Bessie Coleman broke the color barrier and became the first African American female pilot. Texas-born Coleman, who had grown up amidst poverty and discrimination, overcame two major hurdles in her goal to become a pilot: she was a woman and she was African American. Undeterred, she went to France. In 1921, the Federation Aero-nautique Internationale awarded her the pilot's license |she had dreamed about. The honor of being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic belongs to Amelia June 23-Juiy 1. Wiley Post Earhart, although on the first trip, she and Harold Gatty comple*- • • ed the first circumnaviga Above: Jackie Cochran was awarded medals for her work with the WASPs. Below left: Amelia Earhart, nicknamed "Lady Lindy," proved her skill by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. All photographs courtesy National Air and Space Museum. and Harold batty compiet- was a p' assenger | n 1932, however, she was at the controls and became the first woman to make the tion of the world by a lone aircraft. 1931 Empire State Building completed Jeff Weigel MOVIES Jeff Weigel, Hays, Is an avid movie-goer and'offers this glimpse each week of movies playing In Hays. He rates them on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. Title: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (R) Feature classification: Horror The cast: Eric Balfour Positive aspects: An assortment of thrilling segments. A storyline that will totally freak you out. Negative areas: None of the characters reaches his or her full potential. Several flaws clearly ex- ist, causing this .to become a Kansas Movie Massacre. Suggestion: If you ever hear a chainsaw — especially if you're in Texas — run like hell. Reel rating: 2 • • • Title: "Runaway Jury" (PG- 13) Feature classification: Drama The cast: Dustin Hoffman, GeneHackman Positive aspects: A superb cast grouping. Each acting member delivers a performance that is nothing short' of impressive. A film pace that rolls along with total ease. The screenplay presents top-quality writing arid deserves a high amount of praise. The verdict is in; this movie is a complete success. Negative areas: None. Reel rating: 5 trip solo. In 1937, Earhart embarked upon a journey that, had it been successful, would have given her the distinction of being the first woman to fly around the world. The mystery of her disappearance during [that flight, along with that of her navigator and plane, remains to this day a matter of debate. I Amelia Earhart also has the distinction of being the first president of The Ninety-Nines, an organiza- 1932 . tion that was formed in 1929 and still exists today. The name comes from the total number of the group's May 20-21. Amelia Earhart charter members, licensed female pilots who came together to create an entity that would help advance became the first woman to av j at j on arv j pro vide a vehicle for female pilots to support each other. fly solo across the Atlantic. Jackje Cochrari] a former beau tician from Florida, was also the first female pilot to ferry a bomber Nov22 Pan American across the Atlantic, and in 1943, she was appointed director of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots Airways made the first (WASPs). The WASPs were approximately 1,000 civilian women who, as the United States entered Pacific mail service route, World War II, delivered aircraft to combat areas all over the world. leaving San Francisco with Though the program was deactivated only sixteen months after its inception, it was and still is considered a success. Cochran was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the USAF Legion of Merit for her service. Rightfully called America's leading female pilot, Cochran is also remembered as the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953. For Earhart, Cochran, Coleman, and the many other women who achieved so much in aerospace perhaps it is Harriet Quimby to whom they all owe a debt of gratitude. In 1911, Quimby became the first American woman to receive a pilot's license. In 1912, she was the first woman to fly across the English Channel, a trip she made in just over an hour. Today, of the approximately 635,000 pilots in the United States, over 37,000 of them are women, enthusiastically taking up the challenges to which Harriet Quimby opened the door. . The first Douglas CD-3 flew. By 1938, it carried the bulk of American air traffic. Dec. 1. The first airway traffic control center went Into operation. 1939 June 28. Pan American Airways flew the first transatlantic passenger service. Sponsored by: Westlake ME Hardware 3300 Vine Hays 650-0125 Look for "A century of flight" on this page in next Monday's Hays Daily News Eileen Collins was the first female pilot of the Space Shuttle (missions STS-63 and STS-84) and the first female commander of the Space Shuttle (mission STS44).