The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 20, 2001 · Page 14
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, April 20, 2001
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B2 FRIDAY. APRIL 20, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead • Extended calendar / Page D4 Listing Events 20 Friday • DANCE: Salina Twirlers Square Dance. 7:30 p.m., Sunset Elementary School, 1510 W. Republic. (785) 6554171, . EVENT: JH Brandt Enterprises presents Writer's Night and Talent Showcase, 6-9 p.m., G. Willil<ers. Sponsored by Crossroads Music and Sound. (785) 392-2925 or 827-3037. • FUND-RAISER: Annual Rummage and Bal<e Sale for IVlission. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.. Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 8236272. • MUSIC: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission presents Art a la Carte featuring praise music by Living Proof. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe Avenue. Free. 309-5770. • MUSIC:Performance by Evidence Recording Artist Carl Weathersby 10 p.m.. King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $12 in advance, $15 at the door or two for $20. • MUSIC: Ninth annual Golden Belt Vocal Clinic with free public concert by Golden Belt Vocal Clinic Singers. 7:30 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1425 S Ohio. 825-7012. • PROGRAM: Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas answers questions on medicare coverage. 10:30 a.m.-noon; Heartland Share Pick-up Day, Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 8279818. • THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for KWU students. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • PROGRAM: Skywatch "E.T Phone Home?" 7:30 p.m.. Room 229, Peters Science Hall. 827-5541, Ext. 2418. • CLAY CENTER: KCLY Spring Fair. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.. Clay Center Armory Free. (785) 632-5661. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Spring Theatre production, "Talking With," 7:30 p.m., Burnett Center. 21 Saturday EVENT: The Senior Singles Group of Sunrise Presbyterian and First Presbyterian churches' dinner at Ramada Inn. 6:00 p.m. buffet. 825-0226. • EVENT: Performance Art Festival. 1-4:30 p.m.; and a performance of "White Noise" by the group a.k.a. 8 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • EVENT: Salina Community Theater Guild 15th Annual Flower Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. In case of rain, south end of Mid-State Mall. • FUND-RAISER: Annual Rummage and Bake Sale for Mission. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 8236272. • MUSIC: Performance by Evidence Recording Artist Carl Weathersby. 10 p.m.. King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $12 in advance, $15 at the door or two for $20. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • PROGRAM: "Babies are Born to Read" open house. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; lap- sit programs at 10:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m.; Salina Public Library children's department. For babies newborn-18 months. 825-4624. • PROGRAM: Saline County Democratic Women's Club presents a talk from the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas. 11 a.m., Ramada Inn, Interstate Highway 70 and Ninth Street. 823-0708. • THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for KWU students. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • ABILENE: Heritage Toy Show and Sale. 9 a.m., Sterl Hall. $1.50; under 12, free. (785) 263-2681. • CONCORDIA: Teens for Christ rally featuring Apocalypse IV. 7 p.m.. Brown Grand Theater, 310 W. Sixth. (785) 243-1154. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Spring Theatre production, "Talking With."7;30 p.m., Burnett Center. PENTM 2320 Planet: Galaxy Center, 827-2497 ww.rjiifoeujinccom 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. Police Salina police start baseball card program starting Monday, Salina police hope to be batting a thousand with Salina kids by handing out Royals baseball cards. "It's good public relations," Capt. Mike Marshall said. "It's positive contact instead of negative." The program, sponsored by Kansas City Life Insurance, will continue throughout the summer. Officers will have a different card each week. Children can approach officers to request a card or stop by the Salina Police Department, 255 N. 10th. The Salina Police Department has participated in similar programs for the past 20 years. Politics Legislative issues meeting is Saturday The third and final legislative issues meeting for 2001 will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Development Center, 120 W. Ash. Salina legislators will talk about the legislative session and answer questions. Scheduled to attend are Sen. Pete Brungardt, Reps. Carol Beggs, Deena Horst and Jerry Aday and State School Board member Bruce Wyatt. FunJ-raiser Casino night planned at Senior Center Win prizes and support the Salina Senior Center May 8 at the Casino Night fund-raiser. Players will gamble with "funny money" in blackjack, roulette and bingo. Appetizers will be served. When the games end, players may use their winnings to purchase prizes at an auction of items donated by nursing homes and local merchants. A drawing will decide the winner of a television donated by Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center. The casino night is supported by the Salina Parks and Recreation Department and Adult Care Homes in Salina. Register by calling Chrystal at 827-9818 or Janice at 3095765. Cost is $5 a person. Workshop Day of scrapbooking offered at church Twelve hours of nonstop scrapbooking should be enough for anyone Saturday at the University United Methodist Church. Free classes, a scrapbook- and-stamp garage sale, door prizes and snacks will be provided between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. at the church, Santa Fe and Claflin. The cost to attend is $20 (or $15 with five nonperishable items that will be donated to Ashby House). From Staff Reports BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADULT NOVELTIES VIDEOS • LOTIONS • MAGAZINES 11 am - 9 pm Mon. - Sal • 1 pm - 5 pm Sun. 1901 W. Grand • Salina • (785) 823-1339 8 »QBC3B LiFTCHAIRS B&K PRESCRIPTION SHOP People Helping People...hive Healthier Lives B27-44SS / 1-B00-432-0224 601 E. 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But Wednesdays may not be the same here next year if legislators decide to keep $16 mUlion they currently send to cities and counties to help pay for prevention programs like this. House leaders say they need the money generated by liquor excise taxes, to help fiU a $206 "Ifyou reduce the number of direct prevention services, you're going to be building more prisons — take your choice." Max Wilson executive director, Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services million gap between expected revenues and spending already approved for the state's 2002 fiscal year, which begins July 1. If the plan is approved, Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services, the nonprofit agency that runs the prevention counseling program in Topeka schools, would lose $85,300 of its $800,000 annual budget. Max Wilson, the agency's executive director, said reducing the already inadequate amount of money available for prevention programs would have "disastrous" long-term consequences. "If you reduce the number of direct prevention services, you're going to be building more prisons — take your choice," Wilson told The Topeka Capital- Journal. Cristi Cain, the specialist who leads the Chase Middle School group, said evidence shows that prevention programs help kids make better decisions. "There are days when I feel like we've accomplished a lot in group," she said. The proposal also would significantly reduce funding for treatment programs, including one operated by the Shawnee Community Mental Health Cen­ ter for indigent drug abusers. Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, said the only way to avoid such decisions is to increase taxes — something he believes lawmakers stDl oppose. "When times are tough, there is not enough money to share," Wilk said. Of the $16 million in liquor tax revenues sent to them, cities and counties spend about one- third of it on drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs. City parks and recreation departments use another one- third, for after-school and summer programs for young people. The remaining one-third goes into the funds cities and counties use to pay general government expenses. Laura Kelly executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association, said the loss of approximately $5.3 million would force many cities to significantly scale back programs aimed at giving troubled young people something to do after school and in the summer. Flood plan / Shelters subsidized FROM PAGE B1 The federal program's cut won't affect Kinsley. But other similar communities could have benefited in the future from Project Impact, Bagby said. "I think it was a great program, because it made local people identify their own problems and their own solutions," she said. "I think government needs to go in that direction." Kinsley is the only town in Kansas participating. Four counties involved are Riley, Johnson, Sedgwick and Butler. Riley County was the state's first grant recipient for the program. Dori Milldyke, coordinator of Riley's Project Impact, said the program, if continued, could save cities money through prevention. Riley County, for example, used a large part of its $500,000 in grants to help people move out of flood zones. "Before that, there seemed to be repetitive losses every year," she said. With project grant funds, a community can subsidize homeowners who want to build tornado shelters, known as safe rooms, in their houses. They also help people elevate their homes for flood prevention. The Riley County project bought out several homes in flood zones and turned one of the city's chronically flooded areas into a public park. The project also encouraged trailer parks to build community storm shelters. Riley County government since has passed an ordinance requiring it. Another effort involves child care. "We are trying to retrofit day-care centers with shatter- less glass and doing other things like attaching book cases to walls," Milldyke said. The project had its first big test recently in Seattle, one of the first programs a few years ago. No one died in the city's earthquake this past winter. Experts credited Project Impact, which had funded retrofitting of buildings to better withstand quakes. "I think the Seattle earthquake was a good indication it does work," Milldyke said. Project / People in need are real FROM PAGE 81 The three people, mentioned by heads of social service agencies during a kickoff luncheon Thursday are just a few of the hundreds who will benefit from food collected during the monthlong Project Salina effort, which begins May 1. "The people we have all shared with you here today — they're real. Their needs are real," said Kathy Jackson, di- rectbr of the Emergency Aid- Food Bank, the project's largest beneficiary. "Sometimes, we see the tears. Sometimes, we see the fear. And we always see the regret, because they don't want to have to be here." In 2000, the Food Bank distributed more than 139,000 food items to about 8,000 people. "You look at that number and you might think 8,000 people isn't that many," Jackson said. "But it could be your neighbor, it could be a co-worker, it could be a classmate of one of your children." Jackson said her agency and others in the community — Ashby House, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, Focus on the Future and Salina Youth Care Home — are able to help the needy because of donations from the community "We couldn't do it, as agencies, without you," said Steve Kmetz, executive director of the Rescue Mission. "You enable us, as agencies, to do things." Through Project Salina, about 100 local businesses participate in a food drive aimed at filling the shelves of charitable organizations. Each business is assigned to collect a specific, nonperishable food item during the month of May At the end of the month, the food items will be distributed to the charitable organizations. Many businesses make the food drive fun, conducting contests, bake sales and other events to encourage employees to give. This year, the Salina Post Office will involve the public in the project by donating the food collected during the annual National Letter Carriers Association food pickup to Pro­ ject Salina. Jane Kramer, a volunteer coordinator and the Journal's human resource director, said the project began in 1990 with the Food Bank, Rescue Mission and Salvation Army as recipients, and the Hunger Barrel, Southwestern Bell and the Journal as sponsors. That first year, 23 businesses participated and 56,000 food items were collected. Since then. Project Salina has incorporated as a nonprofit agency The need also has increased. This year's food drive goal is more than 100,000 food items. 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