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.A2 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1996 •VIEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 28 Saturday 29 Sunday Closing • BINGO: ODAT Bingo. 11a.m. doors open, 1 p.m. bingo. Alano Club, 244 S. ,. Santa Fe. 825-9923. • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossings, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. • • DANCE: Teen Concert and Dance, sponsored by The Partnership and the Salina Parks and Recreation Department. 8-11 p.m., Oakdale Park Stage. Open to middle and high school students. Free. 326-7434, 825-6289. • • EVENT: 9th Annual Eric Stein Competition for Kansas high school music students. 8:30 a.m.-Noon, Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-6117. • • EVENT: 2nd Annual Walk-n-Roll for the Heartland, fundraiser for the Heartland AIDS Task Force. 8:30 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. walk, Commons Area by 5ity/County Building. 826-6600. >•• • MUSIC: Alice Thomas. 7:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • THEATER: "Young Cherokee," Salina Children's Theatre. 7 p.m., Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. $6 adults, $4 students. 827-6126. l;-. • BENNINGTON: Kansas Draft Horse iand Mule Association Fall Meeting. 11:30 !&.m., Bennington Rodeo Arena. 827-7811, ; 825-8349. ( .r • CANTON: "Rendevous on the | Prairie," including mountain camps, 'traders, demonstrators, bison herd tours, '.arts and crafts booths, stagecoach rides, 'food. 9 a.m-4 p.m. Maxwell Wildlife [Refuge, six miles north of Canton. $2 for 'adults; under 12, $1; under 4, free. (316) ! 628-4455. £ • COLBY: Cooper Barn Dedication and Birthday Party, presented by Thomas County Historical Society. 1 p.m. activities, 4 p.m. barn dedication, 5 p.m. barbecue. _ Prairie Museum of Art and History, 1905 S. Franklin. Free. 462-4590. < • COLBY: Dance, hosted by Desert $torm Veterans and Friends of 170th Maintenance Company. 9 p.m.-Midnight, Colby Jaycees Center. $5 couples, $3 singles. 462-6484, 824-3470. • CONCORDIA: Concordia Fall Festival. 11 a.m., Downtown Concordia. 2434000. ! • GOODLAND: Melodrama, "Double Jake at Beatrice's Boardin' House," presented by Goodland Arts Council. 3:30 £>.m., Sherman Theatre, 12th and Main. $3, $2.50. 899-6442. ,' • HAYS: "Guns, Grub and Gab," celebration of prairie culture. 3 p.m. lecture, 5 p.m. barbecue. Ellis County Historical So- (Jiety, 100 W. Seventh. $5. 628-2624. ; • LINDSBORG: Smoky Valley Expo. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Stroble-Gibson Center, Bethany College. 227-3706, 227-4120. • MARION: Old Settlers' Day. 8 a.m. run at Marion County Lake; 11 a.m. parade, downtown; Noon picnic, Central Park, 4 p.m. String Band and Comedy Show. $2 commemorative button. 382342,5. ' • McPHERSON: McPherson Scottish Festival and Highland Games. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakeside Park. $5, $2, ages 5 and (Jnder free. 316-241-8507. t • McPHERSON: 10th Annual Old Fash- toned Harvest Festival. 1-5 p.m., McPherson Museum, 1130 E. Euclid. 316-2452574. ; • McPHERSON: "Ceilidh," a Scottish party. 8:30 p.m., Red Coach Inn. $10. 316241-3303. ; • SCANDIA: Square Dance with the Swingin' Swedes. 8 p.m., Scandia Old Gym. 374-4523. • SCOTT CITY: 24th Annual Whimmy- diddle Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., City Park. 316-872-3788. , • SMITH CENTER: Old Settlers' Day 1996. 9 a.m. activities begin, 11 a.m. parade, noon barbecue, 3 p.m. tractor ()ull, 8:30 p.m. VFW dance, 9 p.m. dance and karaoke. Various locations. 282-3895. ! • STRONG CITY: "Hike for the Tall- grass Prairie," backcountry hiking event. 9 ja.rn.-3 p.m., 2 Bar/Spring Hill Ranch, Route 1. $6 adults, $4 children. 316-273:$494. • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, sponsored by Red Baron AMBUC. Noon doors open, 2:30 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • BINGO: Off Broadway Bingo. 4:30 doors open, 6 p.m. bingo. 1111 W. South. 825-9411. • CANTON: "Rendevous on the Prairie," including mountain camps, traders, demonstrators, bison herd tours, arts and crafts booths, stagecoach rides, food. 9 a.m-4 p.m. Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton. $2 for adults; under 12, $1; under 4, free. (316) 628-4455. • EVENT: The Land Institute's annual Visitors Day. Performances by cellist Eugene Friesen and poets Harley Elliott and Steven Hind. Noon-5 p.m. 2440 E. Water- well Road. 823-5376. • EVENT: 1996 Walk for Diabetes. 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. walk., begins and ends at Salina YMCA. 800-362-1355. • PICNIC: Salina Singles Picnic. 3:30 p.m.-dark. Oakdale Park. Adults only, drinks and DJ provided. • THEATER: "Young Cherokee," Salina Children's Theatre. 2 p.m., Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. $6 adults, $4 students. 827-6126. • McPHERSON: McPherson Scottish Festival and Highland Games. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakeside Park. $5, $2, ages 5 and under free. 316-241-8507. • ST. FRANCIS: Guitarist Douglas Niedt in concert, presented by Western Plains Arts Association. 3 p.m., Cheyenne Theatre. $8, $4. 852-4455. • SMITH CENTER: Old Settlers' Day 1996.11 a.m. church in the park, 1:30-3 p.m. potluck and singing. Wagner Park. 282-3895. 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. Information Call COMMUNITY line I For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Classes Education classes set for cancer victims A session of "I Can Cope," a series of education classes for people with cancer and their familes and friends, will start on Oct. 14 at the Salina Regional Health Center. "I Can Cope" is a series of six classes of the American Cancer Society about day-to-day issues of living with cancer. Experience has shown that people who know more about their disease can make informed decisions with their doctors and become partners in their treatment team. The program includes information from doctors, nurses, social workers, other heath care professionals and community representatives. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Call the hospital's Center for Cancer Care at 452-7037 for more information or to register. Section of library to be closed Monday morning The Children's Department of the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm, will be closed Monday morning because of an ongoing renovation project. The department will reopen at noon. No programs will be affected by the half-day closing, a spokeswoman said. Festivals African-Americans to be focus of Abilene event ABLIENE — The heritage of Dickinson County African-Americans will be the focus of this year's 18th annual Chisholm Trail Day Festival. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell in Abilene. Those who attend can watch bread baking in a wood stove, visit the blacksmith and watch the sawmill. Barrie Tompkins will present a program on the "Black Cowboy" and the "Buffalo Soldier." Angela Bates also will present "Black Women in the West." Admission is $2 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free. Activities planned for Nicodemus celebration NICODEMUS — A bike tour and other activities are planned Oct. 12-13 at the fourth annual Nicodemus Pioneer Days, sponsored by the Nicodemus Historical Society. The 44-mile tour, between Hill City and Stockton, will start at 8 a.m. Oct. 12. Other activities will include a Buffalo Soldier Cavalry Exhibition performed by associations from Nicodemus and Denver, bake and craft sales, musical performances and a dance. Scheduled Oct. 13 are church services at 11 a.m. and an ice cream social at 1:30 p.m. More information is available by calling the society, 839-4280. Meeting Water quality meeting to be Tuesday in Salina Changes in the Kansas Surface Water Quality Standards will be discussed Tuesday in the commission room of Salina's City-County Building. The 7 p.m. meeting is one of five planned by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to talk about its scheduled update of the state's water quality standards. "Our purpose in holding these meetings is to receive input from the public and regulated parties, prior to starting any drafting of revisions to the existing water quality standards," said Ron Hammerschmidt, director of KD- HE's division of environment. The standards place numerical limits on certain pollutants and offer descriptions of water quality expected in Kansas rivers and lakes. They also list the designated uses for Kansas lakes and rivers and form a basis for the department's consideration of water pollution control permits. Written comments can be sent to Ricquelle Landis, Office of Science and Support, Building 283, Forbes Field, Topeka 66620. Agriculture K-State schedules seminar in four towns "Positioning For Future Cow/Calf Profitability" will be the theme of Kansas State University's annual seminar planned for November in four towns of northwest and central Kansas. The Nov. 6 schedule is: WaKeeney — 9 a.m. at the 4-H Building on the Trego County Fairgrounds. Sharon Springs — 3 p.m. Mountain time at the CAB Building on the Wallace County Fairgrounds. The Nov. 7 schedule is: Atwood — 9 a.m. at Columbian Hall. Downs — 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Each session is expected to last about six hours. Speakers will include Jim Mintert, extension livestock marketing specialist; Dan O'Brien, extension economist in northwest Kansas; and Lee Leachman, general manager of Leachman Cattle Co., Billings, Mont., the largest family-owned registrar of cattle in the United States. They will talk about economic prospects, marketing and international alliances in the fed cattle sector and survival tools. Pre-registration is $18 and can be made by calling a participating extension office. Sheep growers may vote on checkoff Kansas sheep growers are eligible to vote Tuesday at county extension offices on the establishment of a checkoff to replace promotional funding for lamb and wool lost with the phase-out of the National Wool Act. Growers who owned at least one sheep for 30 days in 1994 may vote. There are no age limits, which means 4-H and FFA members with sheep projects also are eligible. The checkoff would assess 1 cent per pound on lambs and 2 cents per pound grease on wool. The Saline County Extension Office is in the City-County Building and hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Campaign '9B Candidates to be at Friendship Center Candidates for local and state offices have been invited to meet informally with the public from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. The event is sponsored by the Salina Jaycees, who will serve tea, coffee and cookies. Randy Picking, Jaycees president, said all local and state candidates had been invited. He has received notice that Republican Jerry Moran, Hays, and Democrat John Divine, Salina, would attend. Both are running for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts, Dodge City. V EDUCATION Enrollment at Abilene drops 90 District may have been affected by Fort Riley more than was known By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal ABILENE — Student activities, staff travel and supplies are some of the budget items that could suffer next year because of a 6 percent drop in enrollment this year in the Abilene School District. The district's full-time equivalent student count dropped 90.5 students from last year, to 1,417.5 students. The full-time equivalent enrollments are the basis for determining the amount of state aid districts receive. Superintendent Jim Lambert said Friday that the drop in enrollment isn't as significant to this year's budget as it could be next year. That's because the Legislature appropriated extra funds this year for about a dozen districts affected by the downsizing of Fort Riley. The provision was for one year only. That provision, about $8,000, made up for about half the number of students lost. School officials estimated a loss of 50 students when setting the 1996-97 general fund budget of $6.5 million. The district's budget per pupil for 1996-97 is $4,339. The tax levy stands at 45.55 mills. If the district doesn't recoup the loss of students in the following year, it stands to lose about $200,000 in state funding, Lambert said. A local option budget referendum to raise the property tax levy is one option the school board likely will explore, he said. "Other districts have an LOB and dump it into their general fund for operating expenses and T JUVENILES salaries. But we think the only way it would be accepted here would be for a very specific purpose, like a building project," Lambert said. "When you do that, you haven't taken any pressure off the general fund at all." Thus far the district isn't truly sure where the missing students went, he said. The district was down almost 90 students at the end of school last year but Lambert was hoping more would return in the fall. "We probably had more kids at the Fort than we realized," he said. "We may have a more transient population than we realize." Lambert plans more studies to compare Abilene's enrollment with neighboring districts to see if those districts gained students at Abilene's expense. Enrollment at Solomon, for example, increased by 16 students. Within Abilene, St. Andrews, a Catholic Elementary School, has picked up 10 students, Lambert said. The troop level at Fort Riley has fallen about 11,500 due to cuts in the Army's active-duty force, and the relocation of the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley to Germany. Another factor possibly driving down the population was the closing of a major Enterprise employer, the ABB Air Preheater Plant. The possibilities for cost-cutting in the Abilene district next year range from trimming funds for student activities, staff travel, staff training and supplies. Faculty will not be laid off if the district can help it, Lambert said. "By state law we would have to notify (staff) in January in case of a reduction in force," he said. "I really can say for the board that personnel would be our last option." Salina to be on TV in ABC documentary By GORDON D. FIEDLER JR. The Salina Journal A one-hour ABC television documentary about ways the Episcopal church helps troubled and violent adolescents features St. Francis Academy of Salina. It is scheduled to air Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m. on KAKE-TV, Salina cable channel 10, and on KMBC TV, Salina cable channel 9, at 5 a.m. An independent film crew, Journey Films of Alexandria, Va., spent three days in July shooting scenes at the academy's Ellsworth and Saline County residential treatment facilities. St. Francis officials haven't seen the finished product and don't know how much air time it will get. "ABC just accepted the copy Wednesday. I don't know if we'll get five minutes, 11 minutes or three minutes," said Joe Stratton, executive director of institutional advancement for St. Francis. St. Francis is an outreach of the Episcopal Church with facilities in Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and New Mexico. "Last year we had 450 (boys and girls) in residential treatment and also worked with 3,900 youth and families in outpatient programs nationwide," Stratton said. The documentary, called "Take Away this Anger," mostly includes the work of the Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles that counsels gang members and at- risk youth and a Boston, Mass., program involving dozens of area churches attempting to bring peace to violent neighborhoods. Also featured along with St. Francis is an after-school project in Allentown, Penn., and an abuse intervention program in Pasadena, Calif. The documentary was produced by the Episcopal Church for the National Council of Churches as a part in ABC's Vision and Value series. thc 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. T POLITICS HARRIS RAVL, publisher ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager NEWS: Scon SEIRER, executive editor 823-6363 Salina DEPARTMENTS CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIFR, manager PRODUCTION,: DAVID ATKINSON, manager 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive 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 by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. dally. Closes at 5:30 p.m, weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. « CARRIER RATE8: $15 for one month, $42 for three months. • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for one month, $48 for three months. • RATES 0Y MAIL, (three month*): In Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54 for dally paper, $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and Satina Appliance Showroom 740 N. Ninth, Salina • (913) 827-1420 $25.50 for Sunday. All prices Include 8.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. ADVERTISING EXTENSION 250 • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. NEWS EXTENSION 150 • HOURS: 8 am. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight ' Sunday, FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS 823-3807 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 Large PEPPERONI We 732 S. Broadway 825-2283 GOP candidates lead Senate races By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Republican Pat Roberts was leading Democrat Sally Thompson by 25 percentage points in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nancy Kassebaum, according to a new poll released Friday. Of 838 registered Kansas voters, 54 percent said they would vote for Roberts, the 1st District congressman. Twenty-nine percent said they would vote for Thompson, the state treasurer. Seventeen percent were undecided. In the race to replace former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who resigned to run as a Republican candidate for president, Republican Sam Brownback held a narrow lead over Democrat Jill Docking. Forty-five percent of voters in the poll said they would pick Brownback, the 2nd District congressman, over Docking, a Wichi- WORLD WIDE WINDOWS, INC MADE IN SAUNA VINYL WINDOWS Where windows are our business, not just a side line. FREE ESTIMATES] 826-17O1 1-800-783-1711 736 N. 9th. 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