The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 24, 1986 · Page 21
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 21

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, January 24, 1986
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Neighbors At school Joe Stewart "segregates" brunet Aaron Holl, left, from blonde Michelle Summers for a ride on an imaginary bus. Norma Burnett leads the students in song. Sunset marks King Day Sunset Elementary School celebrated the new national holiday, Martin Luther King Day, with an all- school assembly on Jan. 20. Gathered in the school gymnasium were 405 students and their teachers to sing songs and listen to speakers honoring Dr. King. The students really got involved in some rousing soul singing led by Norma Burnett. Later they held hands as they stood and sang the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome." Principal Jerry Dyck gave some interesting facts about Dr. King's childhood and education. Some Sunset sixth graders, Lance Hilton, Lisa Robles, and Amy Jensen, read famous quotes from Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The main speaker was Joe Stewart, chairman of the Sauna Human Relations Commission. He made the civil rights movement seem real to the students as he segregated blond and brunet students on an imaginary bus. He then spoke about Dr. King's adult life from the early days of the civil rights movement in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955, to his death in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. The assembly ended with a quote read by kindergarten teacher Melva Button, followed by everyone singing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The Sunset Sunshine Singers provided a descant. Sixth grade teacher Rachel Loersch served as master of ceremonies. Musicians were student teacher Lori Cavanaugh, sixth grade teacher Loren Banninger, and vocal music teacher Colleen Jewell. 13 get Washburn honors Washburn University has named 13 Sauna, Abilene and Solomon students to the President's Honor Roll and Dean's Honor Roll for the 1985 fall semester. Students must maintain a 4.00 grade point average to be placed on the President's Honor Roll, and at least a 3.40 for the Dean's. Among students listed on the President's Honor Roll are Michele Dolton, Sauna; Leslie Greenwood, Salina; Donn Parr, Salina; and Mark Winters, Abilene. The Dean's Honor Roll includes Eileen Brouddus, Sauna; Chris Hartman, Abilene; Timothy Holmes, Abilene; Andrea Martin, Solomon; David Olson, Sauna; Mike Racy, Abilene; Mark Simoneau, Salina; Tracy Stainbrook, Sauna; and Gloria Wetter, Salina. Riedel in honor society Brian L. Riedel, son of Dan and Lucille Riedel, Gypsum, has been named to Pi Tau Sigma, mechanical engineering honorary society at Kansas State University. To be admitted to the honorary, students must be in the top 25 percent of their junior or senior class. Riedel is senior in mechanical engineering and a graduate of Southeast of Saline High School.. Lorenson's decor wins Lynette Lorenson, Salina, is a first- place winner in Fort Hays State University's undormit contest. Cash awards go annually to students who do the best job of redecorating their residence hall rooms on a limited budget and without making structural changes. The judges' panel awarded cash prizes to first, second and third place winners in Agnew, Custer, McGrath, McMindes and Wiest halls. Lorenson, a senior and a resident of Agnew Hall, received $50 for her first place. Marymount lists honors The Marymount College Dean's List for the fall semester has been announced. The list is comprised of full-time students, or those students who have accumulated twelve semester hours whose quality point average is 3.6 or higher for the semester. Salinans on the Dean's List are Kathy Ball, Eloli* Block, Dabbl* Burl, Tema Clark, Angelynn Cozadd, Louis Cummings, William Enright, Linda Garand, A) Geiien, Christina Cordon, Tema Hernandez, Jan Hlcki, Daniel Hlttner, Michelle Hlttner, Irene Klnard, Mono lamer, Debra Marshall, Jan Mlgnot, Julie Ottley, Louli Parcaro, Cora Qulnn, Rita Rlchtar, Nancy Schlmoler, Bryan Schmledeler, Ingrld TUIbera, Pamela Tlllberg, Laura Warner and Richard Zeeman. Other Kansas students making the Marymount Dean's List are Linda Baalman, Grinned; Carlo Blndel, Sabetha;' Janelle Blndel, Sabetha; Teresa Breford, Holyrood; Lorelle Brummer, Downs; Charles Budke, Hays; Vlckl Burton, Brookvllle; Beverly Carlln, Osborne; Cynthia Charbonneau, Clyde; Ruth Chartler, Oakhlll; Michael Chrlsco, Abilene: Dlanne Colbert, junction City; Angela Detmer, Great Bend; Paul Donley, Clyde; Kelly Duskle, Cawker City; Mary Engleman, Collyer; Alison Frame, Independence; Ginger Gebhardt, Kanopolis; Charles Goeckel, Hanover; Anne Hlrsch, Grantville; Reglna Hund, Paxico; Maria Concordia; Kevin Juenemann, Selden; Ronald Juenemann, Oberlin; Margaret Kaus, Selden; Debbie Korte, Rexford; Pamela Maginness, Concordia; David Maneth, Great Bend; Cleda Meyer, Delavan; Deborah Nossaman, Pratt; Christine Ostmeyer, Grinnell; John Paulsen, Paolo; Kae Ray, Clay Center; Jamie Rlllnger, Goff; Lynn Robben, Oakley; Susan SchaHer, Hoxle; Mary Schlesener, Hope; Sara Seemann, Smith Center: Joseph Spexarth, Colwich; Tammy Stramel, Hays; Robyn Trail, Osborne; Paula Wallace, Lindsborg; Kim Walter, Cawker City; Nancy Waslnger, Garden City; and Cathy Whltesell, Bennlngton. Out-of-state students on the dean's list are Maria Jones, Flagler, Colo.; Michelle Kobza, Surprise, Neb.; Douglas Shaffer, Esondido, Calif.; and Dalene VanZandt, Lakewood, Colo. 90th birthday memorable I would like to thank the many friends who came Sunday the 12th to help celebrate my 90th birthday and make it a day to remember with pride and joy. Hazel McNiel 623 Johnstown Family The Salina Journal Friday, January 24,1986 Page Nl Arrow of Light awarded Pieter Miller, a member of Cub Scout Pack 23 sponsored by the Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, has earned his Arrow of Light award. He is the son of Douglas and Rebecca Miller, 810 Highland. Pieter Pieter, a fifth grader at Franklin Farmer John's barnyard is a children's zoo ByNANCYMALIR Staff Writer Salina doesn't have a zoo, but the next best thing may be the barnyard of "Farmer John" Benfer, 1340 N. Third. Benfer and his wife Letha live just outside the city limits with 13 species of animals and fowl — including a peacock, a couple of rabbits, one shy burro, and a turken (a bird that is half turkey, half chicken). "It's a hobby — there's no money in it," Benfer said, as he showed off his collection of birds. "I got this stuff mainly for the kids in Sauna to see, since there's no park here. They can see what a farm looks like." Besides the peafowl and turken, Benfer has pairs of Muscovy ducks, Emden geese, and several varieties of chickens, there also is one guinea, a Rouwen duck, and several Bandy roosters scurrying about the barnyard. "I want to get a pair of each bird so they can reproduce," Benfer said of his plans to increase his fowl collection. In addition to his burro, Benfer's corral area holds some horses and a Brown Swiss milk cow — "the only thing that pays its way," Benfer said. "I've milked a milk cow for more than 60 years, and I don't know how to start the day without it," he said. Benfer also keeps a couple of pigs "for show," and on the other side of the dike behind his home are some 19 cattle that he raises for profit. "I want to get a goat and a sheep or two," Benfer said. His livestock collection is center of attraction for many Sauna children. Benfer said it's not uncommon for children to ride their bicycles into his yard, asking to see the animals. "The call me 'Farmer John.' Most of them don't even know my real name," he said. But they know his house—it says "Farmer John" on his mailbox. Benfer was born and reared near Longford, a community 35 miles northeast of Sauna. Following a 1973 tornado that destroyed the farm he had lived on for 34 years, he and his wife moved in 1975 to Salina. "It done it all," Benfer said of the funnel cloud that razed his house and destroyed a good chunk of his farm machinery and outlying buildings. So, after spending two years helping his four sons rebuild the Tom Doraoy "Farmer John" Benfer is upstaged by his burro as he tends the animals in his corral. homestead, Benfer and his wife moved to Sauna. "I made enough mistakes up there, so I came down here," Benfer smiled. Although he worked as a helper with Hydraulic Drilling Company of Sauna for about five years after moving here, Benfer said "I guess I'm retired" but still has plenty to keep himself occupied. "I make myself a job if I don't have anything to do. I think of something," he said. In addition to the animals he keeps on his five-acre farm, Benfer has a 50- by 100-foot vegetable garden where he raises "a little of everything." Benfer also builds children's playhouses, tool barns, and is starting his "llth or 12th" doghouse of the winter. Two handmade windmills occupy a spot in his front yard — right next to the fence Benfer made from split rake wheels and across from decorative yard spirals he constructed from farm rake teeth. Next to his front door is an old school bell that Benfer rings in the mornings to let the burro know he's up, and further down his driveway is a collection of antique farm machinery — including one of John Deere's earliest plows. "This guy has really got energy," said Judy Matthews, 2113 Fairdale Court, of the man she met 18 months ago when she asked him to build a playhouse for her children. Matthews frequently takes her own children and those she cares for in her home to see Benfer's animal collection. "They love it. They think it's wonderful," Matthews said of the youngsters' reaction to the "zoo." As for Benfer, "Fanner John" says he'll keep his animal collection as long as he remains healthy. "It just depends on how long my ambition lasts," he said. School, has been a member of Pack 23 for three years. The Arrow of Light is the highest rank in the Cub Scout program. To earn this award he was active in the Webelos den for six months, earned the Webelo badge, memorized the Scout oath, promise, and the 12 points of the Scout law, gave and explained the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handclasp, showed and explained the "hurry cases" in first aid, earned his citizen^ aquanaut, athlete, out- doorsman, artist, forester, scholar and music activity badges, visited a troop meeting and a Scout-oriented outdoor activity, and participated in an overnight campout. His Webelo leaders were Doug Miller, Dean Bonawitz and William Kelley. He plans to join Troop 1 of Christ Cathedral. DAR cites 'Good Citizen' Theresa Grospich, a senior at Salina South High School, has won the "Good Citizen" title from the Mary Wade Strother Chapter of the Daughters of the American revolution. She is now eligible for state competition and a $100 award. Theresa, daughter of Steve and Mary Grospitch, 2616 Ray, was selected from four outstanding seniors from area high schools. The other contestants were Lori Johnson Theresa from Southeast of Saline, Jeff Morris representing Sauna Central, and Stefan! Curchy of Smoky Valley in Lindsborg. Members of the Good Citizen Committee were Mrs. Carol Brown, Mrs. Clara Barta, Mrs. Helen Crawford and Mrs. Barbara Kollhoff. Good citizen qualifications include leadership, dependability, service and patriotism. The DAR Good Citizens committee was first created by a resolution of Congress in 1934. Its aim them, as now was to stress good citizenship among high school students. The four contestants will be guests Of the local chapter for the George Washington Day tea Feb. 22 at the Sauna Country Club. Their awards and a small gift will be presented to them at that time. Elizabeth Click I didn't know it until a year later, when Bob Vishneske told me Elizabeth Glick had passed away! Therefore, I thought some mention should be made of this in the Salina Journal. I find that many older Salina people remember the Glick Studio, which was over the Vernon Jewelry Store. Wiltzie and Elizabeth opened their studio sometime around 1935. Before that, Mr. Glick was a representative for Eastman Kodak. Elizabeth was hi photography from a young girl. They lived very simply all their lives, at first in the studio. Mr. Glick took the pictures, developed the films, and made the prints; while Elizabeth waited on the customers, and did oil coloring, now a lost art. Before direct color, if a customer wanted color on the photo, it had to applied by hand. Compared to direct color, it does look a little fake, but it was flattering and since one might just go to the photographer once in a lifetime, if that, one was willing to spend the small amount of money, for a moment of "do I really look like that?'' Elizabeth had a wonderful personality and made everybody feel handsome and beautiful. I knew (Continued to Page N2) RUSSELL'S RESTAURANT Roto-Broiled Chicken Young Tender Juicy Whole Chicken TOGO $ 5 5 °Each 1/2 Chicken $ 3°° E .c h FRIDAY • SATURDAY • SUNDAY 1-135 & CraWford 825-6879 lake a Break lours, inc. Special to LAS VEGA§ NON-STOP FROM SALINA February 14-17 $ 214 Morning departure Evening retuni Air only per person Complete air & hotel packages available. Jan. 31 & March 10 departures available too. For Reservations Call Your Travel Agent Today J ANYWHERE ®« INTERNATIONAL V TRAVEL Sears Center 825-2191 TRAYLOR TRAVEL 126 N. Santa Fe 825-0537 TOURS Mid State Mall 823-1150 WORLD TRAVEL CENTER 1827 S. 9th 827-0496

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