The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 30, 1996 · Page 20
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! / ! fij MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1996 T SPOTLIGHT M >A •i - ./ M :n C- C .THEoSALINA JOURNAL. A Bike For Jeff Local ISIS members help Linn 8-year-old with Spinal Bifidia head out on the highway ISIS Oriental Band members help 8-year-old Jeff Wurtz try out his new bike. S omething was in the air that caused the eyes to tear when 15 members of the ISIS Shrine Oriental Band met Aug. 25 for practice for the CSSA convention competition in Kansas City. The most important reason for the meeting was the presentation of a specially built bicycle to Jeff Wurtz, which enables Jeff to ride to and from school with other kids his age. Jeff, an eight-year-old from Linn, has Spinal Bifidia — a disease of the spinal column which doesn't allow him full use of his legs. This specially equipped bicycle is controlled by pulling the handlebars back to the person's body for propulsion. It is also equipped with a handbrake for braking purposes. The bicycle is adult-sized and will adapt to Jeff's growing habits through his adult life. A small basket on the back will allow him to carry his books and other accessories to school and also on his paper route along the streets of Linn. The bicycle's cost of $974 was paid jointly by Jeffs uncle, D.T. McCutchen with the Provost Guards from the Abdallah Temple in Overland Park, Mark Pfeiffer and the ISIS Oriental Band. Jeff will travel to the St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children in April for the start of a series of operations to stabilize his spine. Doctors are delaying the operation until then to allow for the normal "growing spurt" to take part and for the bones to strengthen even more. Cost of the hospital and doctor's visit are paid by the Shriners with no cost or fee incurred by the patients or their families. For his hospital travel, Jeff was given an honorary Fez and a certificate that names him an honorary member of the ISIS Oriental Band. Jeff also sat and rode in the teapot that day. Jeffs parents made the trip from Linn with Jeff to pick up the bicycle. While starting slowly with the gear mechanism, Jeff learned about steering and propelling the bicycle. By the end of the day, he was gingerly riding circles up and down the Masonic parking lot. ORGANIZATIONS FROM PAGE 5 Saline County District Judge. During the business meeting, it was announced that a membership drive would begin immediately, with the person bringing in the most members winning a prize given at the bosses' recognition dinner. There is also a contest for members suggesting a motto for SLP. A logo was selected at the Kansas Legal Professionals' Sept. 15 meeting in Topeka, and SLP will adopt that logo. Wilma Rufener won the door prize of a ceramic angel. The next board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 at noon, and the next membership meeting is scheduled for Oct. 15 at noon, both at Hampton, Royce, Engleman & Nelson, L.C., of Salina. SALINE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE: Saline County Republican Central Committee Chairman Randy Duncan called to order the regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Salina Regional Health Center, Penn Campus. Vice Chairperson June Constable led the Pledge of Allegiance. Duncan handed out election certificates to all newly elected precinct committeemen and committeewomen who were present; the remaining certificates will be mailed out. The minutes from the June 18 meeting had been mailed to all committee members, so they were not read. Joe Kejr moved that the minutes be approved; Skip McAlexander seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. Dee Quade gave the treasurer's report, showing a balance of $9,326.62, and the same was filed subject to audit. Roll call was taken, and there was a quorum. Secretary Carol Hindman announced that the Executive Board had met and made the following recommendations for campaign donations: Sam Brownback (U.S. Senate) — $100 Pat Roberts (U.S. Senate) — $100 Jerry Moran (U.S. House-lst District.) — $100 Scott Hill (State Board of Education) — $100 Ben Vidricksen (State Senate) — $500 Deena Horst (State Representative) — $500 Joe Kejr (State Representative) — $500 Carol Beggs (State Representative) — $500 Deane Allen (County Commission) — $300 Doug Forsberg (County Commission) — $300 Glen Kochanowski (County Sheriff) — $300 Carol Hindman moved to accept said recommendations; Skip McAlexander seconded. After discussion, the motion carried unanimously. Duncan turned the meeting over to Ben Vidricksen as temporary chairman for the election of officers. Darrell Wilson nominated Duncan for chairman, sec- Serenity Cove Health & Nutrition Center * Herbs & Vitamins * Magnetic Products * Therapeutic Massage * Therapeutic Hot Tub * Classes & Consultations * Outreach Programs * Spa Beta-eats * Gift Certificates 907 Cedar • Downtown AWleae onded by Mike White. There were no further nominations. It was moved that Duncan be elected by acclamation, seconded by Lee Haworth. Motion carried unanimously. Hindman nominated Constable for vice chairperson, seconded by Wilson. There were no further nominations. McAlexander moved that Constable be elected by acclamation, seconded by Joan McConnell. Motion carried unanimously. Hindman announced she was not seeking re-election to the office of secretary. Clarke Sanders nominated Candise Leonard-Schmidling for secretary; Mike White nominated Pat McAlexander. There were no other nominations. Vote was taken by ballot; Vidricksen appointed Sanders, Beth Arpke, and Scott Hill to count the votes. Vidricksen declared Leonard- Schmidling the new secretary by a vote of 24-15. White nominated Quade for treasurer; seconded by Kejr. There were no other nominations. Skip McAlexander moved that Quade be elected by acclamation, seconded by Tom Arpke. Motion carried unanimously. Leonard-Schmidling announced that Sam Brownback will be coming to Salina for a fundraiser reception on Sept. 23 at Charlie Walker's ranch. Duncan called for the election of 14 additional delegates to the First District Convention and advised that the chairman and vice chairperson are automatic voting delegates. CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 J?M ' S"PH ARM AC Y in Mowery Clinic 737 E. Crawford, Salina Prescription Coupon ONE DOLLAR OFF -4114 1-800-794-2698 Limit one coupon per prescription. Not valid for Non-prescription Items, Insulin, or co-Payment 01 3rd party plane. mi COUPON • trnwrnmimt "1 I I I I I I I J

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