The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL ?.f- n ? k ¥**! Districts seek to upgrade facilities * Extended calendar / Page D4 sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Grand Avenue United •*" ^"^ — Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 823- WsKGGHGV bO3rd WElfltS pa ^ ^y t ^ ie state - tion, technology and music. one in Luray. 3 Friday • • ART A LA CARTE: Roosevelt/Lincoln l/liddle School Jazz Band. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block south Santa Fe. Free. 826-7410. • DANCE: Salina Twirlers Square Dance, 7:30 p.m., American Legion, 142 S. Seventh. $4. 823-8217. • FUND-RAISER: Rummage and bake sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 8236272. • HYDRANT FLUSHINGS: North to Elm, south to Crawford, east to Broadway, west to the city limits. • MUSIC: Kevin Hardisty. 7 p.m. Mexican buffet, 8:30 p.m., music, Smoky Hill Vineyard and Winery, 212 W. Golf Link. 825-2515. • OPEN HOUSE: Kansas State Univer- ,6ity-Salina all-university open house. 1-5 !p.m., Kansas State University-Salina. 826;2600. ! • PROGRAM: Safety information pro- grarn, presented by the Saline County ^Sheriff's Dept. 11:15 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. • THEATER: "California Suite," by Neil Simon. 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre, Salina South High School. $4, $3.50, $3. 8264766. - • THEATER: The Importance of Being jEsyTiest," by Oscar Wilde. 7:30 p.m., Saliva Central High School Auditorium. $4, $3, ^$2.826-4751. '••' • ABILENE: The Elsenhower Library's inaugural Herbert Brownell Memorial Lecture, a discussion of presidential appointments and the confirmation process. 9:30 a.m., Eisenhower Center. $15 for luncheon following program. 263-4751. ' • ABILENE: Opening reception for artist Jan Wilson's exhibition, "Abilene In- i'Slght." 5-7 p.m., Abilene Civic Center, 201 :NW Second. 263-1884. •- HAYS: Opening reception for the Student Honors Competitive Art Exhibition. 7- •9forn., Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort IFfeys State University. 628-4304. g£»; HILLSBORO: Concert, The Tabor fGoile'ge Concert Choir. 7:30 p.m., Hillsboro ^ehnonite Brethren Church. 316-9474 Saturday * ••• BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 tPlanet. Free. 452-9453. ; "• • DANCE: Big Band Dance, featuring the Hays Big Band. 8 p.m., Mariamante of iMarymount College, 2035 E. Iron. $30. $27-3644. « • • DANCE: Dance at the Moose Lodge. 33-11 p.m., 1700 Beverly. $4. 827-5037. J •' DEMONSTRATION: Kite flying techniques, demonstrated by the Wichita Windjammers Kite Club. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kansas State University-Salina. 826-2642. '• • EVENT: "Egg Crazy" activities, snacks, and pictures with Easter Bunny for kindergartners. 1 to 4 p.m., Salina High School Central, 650 E. Crawford. $5. 8236947. lhl Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, hraytGsaljoumat.com ' ' , DEPARTMENTS , 'ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP/' l.com £ BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, ShJ dmartinestilJ0umal,<x>m " £Jt|HEWS; SCOTT Semen, executtye'editori tfc-t sselrer@saljemmal.com '' *, • ^CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANOMBBI, ^manager, b$an(imtf&salloumal.com PRODUCTION: PAVIP ATKINSON, , *j>-[ manager, datkinsoekalloumal.eom ' Salina 1-800-827-8863 Kansas ^ EXTENSION 350 ,j| i E-mail: •Jclrc9»al|oum«l.com <*•;• NO PAPER?! If your paper doesn't »7|rrive by 6:30 a,m. weekdays or 7 a,m. ^weekends and holidays, call your carrier -or the number above. In Salina, If you call jby 10 am., your paper will tie delivered ji jh.at day. put-oMown subscribers will -receive missed papers the following day. , ;,„„ • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT EMOUR$: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily, Closes *-,$J|5;3Q p.m. weekdays, noon on - • *; weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. " CARRIER RATES: $15 for one h, $42 for three months. RATES PY MOTOR ROUTE: $19 for pne month, |48 lor three months. ;,'» RATES BY MAIL (thr* month*): in.Kansas, $48 for dally paper, $39 for 'Monday through Saturday and $21 (or ] $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and - ^ $28.50 for Sunday. ', tyftfi prices Mmfr 0.4 perwnt $e^ne * , Cwnty sates tax. Tax rates my vary, I II; 9jn»w»e»(Mi<mrrMl.cQm ;• * HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday Loom H t* AM, Pf PAHTMKNTS S35NUJQ7 FUND-RAISER: Rummage and bake sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 8236272. • OPEN HOUSE: Kansas State University-Salina all-university open house. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas State University-Salina. 826-2600. • THEATER: "California Suite," by Neil Simon. 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre, Salina South High School. $4, $3.50, $3. 8264766. • THEATER: 'The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde. 7:30 p.m., Salina Central High School Auditorium. $4, $3, $2.826-4751. • WORKSHOP: Adult dance workshop featuring the waltz and two-step, taught by Mike Haley and Patti Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. 827-5037. • COLBY: Mass digital piano festival presented by the North West Piano Teachers Association. 4 p.m., Frahm Auditorium, Cultural Arts Center, Colby Junior College. 825-4511. • ELLSWORTH: Ellsworth Cowboy Trade Show at The Plaza and the Ellsworth Sand Pit. 827-3229. • GOODLAND: Genealogy seminar, "Adventures in Ancestry." 8:15 a.m., Elks Lodge, 1523 Arcade. 263-3398. • LINDSBORG: Workshop on wheat weaving by the Kansas Association of Straw Artists. 2-4 p.m., Old Mill Museum and Park, 120 Mill. $2. 227-3595. • LINDSBORG: Concert, Catfish Keith, acoustic foot-stompin' delta blues. 9 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 227-2842. • MARQUETTE: Music, K-State Singers. 7 p.m., Marquette Elementary School Gym. $5. 546-2659. listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Workshop Class available for food service workers The Salina-Saline County Health Department will offer a free workshop on safe food handling for food service employees. The class, which also is open to those who anticipate a food service job, will cover hygiene practices, food temperatures, serving techniques and cleaning and sanitizing. The workshop is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16; 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 20; and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Each will be at the health department, 125 W. Elm. Call the department at 826-6604 to register for one of the three sessions. WaKeeney board wants to replace high school that was built in 1928 By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING The Salina Journal Daniel Newman, superintendent of Trego Community School District, is more optimistic than he was several months ago when district board members proposed $6.158 million in general obligation bonds to finance construction of a new high school. "When this first started, the feedback was pretty negative. I think we've got a horse race now," he said. "There has been a lot of discussion. I think it has been a worthwhile procedure." Residents in dozens of Kansas towns will go to the polls Tuesday to vote in city elections. In north- central and northwest Kansas, there also will be school questions on several ballots. The largest bond issue will be in Newman's WaKeeney district, where voters will decide whether to replace the district's present high school — which was built in 1928 and enlarged in 1938,1951 and 1975 — with a new building four blocks to the south. The existing school's later additions, including the auditorium and gymnasium, will be saved for district use. Newman said plans call for administration offices to be moved from downtown to the present high school so the gymnasium also can be used by district patrons during the day. "We'll keep it open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public," the superintendent said. Eighteen percent or about $1.8 million in principal and interest on the bond issue is expected to be T LEGISLATURE paid by the state. A good time to vote 'yes' Newman, like other administrators with proposed bond issues, said this is a good time to ask voters for money to pay for needed building improvements. Changes in the state's school finance laws reduced local mill levies for districts and interest rates are at or near their lowest level in three decades. "It's about as good a time to do it as possible," said Jerry Minneman, superintendent of the Rural Vista School District, which operates kindergarten through grade 12 schools at Hope and White City. Board members in his district will ask for permission to issue $3.8 million in general obligation bonds to make improvements at both buildings. The older sections of both schools have three floors and date back about 75 years. Minneman said the schools need to be remodeled to meet the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. The bond issue also would pay for library, classroom and other improvements, construction of a computer laboratory and updated heating, electrical and pumping systems at both buildings. Minneman said 26 percent of the funding would come from the state. Rural Vista has 425 students and includes the town of Woodbine. In other special questions: • Patrons of the Centre School District at Lost Springs will consider $945,000 in general obligation bonds to build and equip an addition to the vocational-agriculture building and pay for other improvements that will provide more space for vocational educa- tion, technology and music. Superintendent Demitry Evancho said there are 312 students at the district's two buildings, a kindergarten through grade four at Lost Springs and grades 5 through 12 in the country, 2 miles north of Lincolnville. Evancho said the state will pay for 16 percent or $260,000 of the bond issue's principal and interest. • A capital outlay mill levy that raises more than $200,000 a year for the Russell School District will be decided by voters after a protest petition was filed late in 1997 to bring the issue to a vote. By law, the four-mill levy must be renewed every five years. Money is used for building expenses and equipment purchases at the district's six attendance centers — four in Russell, one in Lucas and one in Luray. However, some patrons want specifics. Retired newspaper publisher Russell Townsley, wh|o helped spearhead the petition drive, said district voters are concerned about the lack of information coming from the school board. Organizers collected almost 700 valid signatures. ; "We have no idea what thejy plan to do with $200,000 a year over five years," he said. "The school district has been flooding us with information on all thje good things they've done in tr<e past. People aren't complaining about what they did in the past."i • In the only question not directed specifically at schools, residents of Luray will vote oh whether the city should establis|h and maintain a library. \ t April 1998 Select from our Easter Basket and receive 15%«o50% discount on one regular priced item of your choice. Horst seeks to share education grants By Harris News Service TOPEKA — Rep. Deena Horst, R-Salina, says she wants to share the wealth among school districts in the state. : "A lot of school districts need help with funding on technology," the Salina representative said Thursday. That's why Horst said she proposed an amendment to the House budget bill that would limit unified school districts or educational cooperatives to one innovative school grant during 1998-99. Last year, she said, two districts received two grants each. "We should encourage distribution to as many as possible," Horst said. She said too often the process favors districts that have written the best grants "rather than if the idea was a good idea." The amendment passed on a voice vote. We're Celebrating Orscheln Days!!! Come into Orscheln's for the Spring Savings Jubilee, Saturday, April 4, 9 am - 4 pm & participate in our Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 am for kids 10 years and under. There will be horse rides, calf roping machine, bake sale & lunch available. There will be a raffle for a Paint Colt to be given 4% /\ * awa V at tne Western Legacy Trail Ride on O Vfr April 25,1998. Sponsored by: Western Legacy Drill Team & Orscheln's Farm & Home • 360 N. Ohio j-S^,' Blood Pressure Clinic. Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center will conduct a Blood Pressure Clinic at Dillons Grocery Store at 2012 Ohio 10 am -12 noon on April 4. Please stop by and get your blood pressure checked and pick up some useful literature on you and your health. A nurse from Smoky Hill Rehab, will be on hand to help answer questions. We hope to see you there. "People Helping People Making A Difference Together" 785-823-7107 1007 Johnstown, Salina INDEPENDENCE LIVES IN SALINA AN INDEPENDENT AGENT REPRESENTS MANY COMPANIES BUT WORKS FOR ONLY ONE PERSON. YOU. Let's face it; not every insurance company can offer you enough choices to meet your unique insurance needs. 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