The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 21, 2001 · Page 14
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 14

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, April 21, 2001
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B2 SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 21 Saturday • AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY Mill shutdowns concern farmers • EVENT: The Senior Singles Group of Sunrise Presbyterian & 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., Saiina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • FUND-RAISER: Annual Rummage and Bai<e Sale for Mission. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand. 8236272. • MUSIC: Perfomrance by Evidence Recording Artist Carl Weathersby 10 p.m.. King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $12 advance, $15 at the door or two for $20. • THEATER: Saiina Community Theatre presents Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • PUBLIC MEETING: Legislative Issues meeting with Saiina legislators, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Saiina Area Chamber of Commerce Development Center, 120 W. Ash. • PROGRAM: "Babies are Born to Read" open house. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; lap- sit programs at 10:30 a.m and 2 p.m.; Saiina Public Library children's department. For babies birth-18 months. 8254624. • 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 Wesieyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and KWU students free. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • ABILENE: Heritage Toy Show and Sale. 9 a.m., Sterl Hall. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Spring theatre production, 7:30 p.m., Burnett Center. 22 Sunday • DANCE: Saiina Senior Center presents a "Senior Prom" with music by the Uptowners. 6-9 p.m., Saiina Country Club. $8 per person, refreshments served. 827-9818. . • THEATER: Kansas Wesieyan Uni. versify theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick T METHAMPHETAMINE Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and KWU students free. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Saiina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 2 p.m., 303 E. iron. 827-3033. • GREAT BEND: Reception and recital for Barton County Community College Student Jurored Art Exhibition. 1-4 p.m. with recital at 2 p.m., Shafer Art Gallery. (620) 792-9342. • HAYS: Big Band Reunion Dance. 2-5 p.m., Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars, 22nd and Vine. (785) 282-6689. • LINDSBORG: Dedication program for Orrefors glassware gift in honor of Carl William Peterson. 2 p.m. Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First. (785) 227-2220. • MUNDEN: Republic County Czech Club Spring Czech Festival. Basket dinner, 12:30 p.m.; program features the Czech "Dude"; dance 2-5 p.m., Munden Community Hall. (785) 987-5383. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Saiina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Saiina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. H/lemoriai service Hospice to have memorial April 29 The Hospice of Saiina is holding its annual memorial service at Oakdale Park on the stage at 2 p.m. April 29. Open to the entire community, the service is intended for anyone who wishes to honor a deceased relative or friend, said Kay Commerford, a volunteer and marketing director with the Hospice of Saiina. "People need to honor someone lost in their life," she said. "Going through the ceremony of honoring them is healing." Activities for the memorial include music, refreshments and a floral tribute. From Staff Reports Two Kansas flour mill closings to have no effect on Saiina area By ROXANA HEGEMAN The Associated Press WICHITA — Some wheat experts are concerned that Kansas' status as the nation's top milling state is slowly eroding following the closures of two flour mills within months. Archer Daniels Midland of Decatur, 111., closed its Buhler flour mill in December and its Inman mill in March. "It is a big deal for us in Kansas — those are markets for Kansas wheat," said David Frey, administrator for the Kansas Wheat Commission. "Sometimes, we don't appreciate what we have in our back yard. We are the largest flour milling state." The company's ADM Milling Division, headquartered in Overland Park, also has mills in Saiina and Arkansas City In Saiina, mill manager Richard Nelson said about 6,000 100-pound bags of flour • MCPHERSON are produced each day. He said the mill closings elsewhere would have no effect on Saii­ na. ADM Milling has more than 70 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean region. "We lose something when we lose a flour mUl — and it closes down in Kansas," Frey said. "It is pretty basic stuff." But while the loss of an employer in two small central Kansas towns may be keenly felt by the community, not everybody agrees the plant closures will have much of an effect on the state's flour industry as a whole. That's because Kansas still has 16 flour mills left — and their production of 160,000 100- pound bags of flour milled daily puts Kansas well ahead of other states. Minnesota produces the equivalent of about 120,000 100-pound bags of flour and California produces 116,000 100-pound bags per day "Kansas is the leading flour milling state — and those two mills will not affect us at all," "It is a big deal for us in Kansas — those are markets for Kansas wheat." David Frey administrator for the Kansas Wheat Commission said Dale Eustace, professor of grain science at Kansas State University. The Buhler and Inman mills each produced about 3,000 hundredweight per day, according to the 2000 grain and milling annual published by Milling and Baking News, an industry publication. The loss of the miUs has hurt the small towns where they were located. In Buhler, the mill and office are on the town's main street, along with a nearby grain elevator — all now empty for several months. "Obviously, we are not interested in losing any business from a small town," said Buhler Mayor Mario Oltman. Some of the workers at ADM's Buhler facility went to work at the company's Inman facility — only to have it close as well a few months later, he said. The Buhler mill was the town's largest employer when it was locally owned years ago. By the time ADM closed the facility, it probably had about 10 workers, Oltman said. The closures also brought an end to an era in Kansas wheat history The Buhler mill was built in the early 1900s by families connected with the Mennonites that initially brought some of the first hard red wheat to Kansas, Oltman said. The farmers built the mill with the special technology of that day to crack the hard winter wheat — the turkey red variety that was the forerunner of the Kansas wheat industry Central adds adult program Sheriff's ofRcer finds more metli evidence By The Saiina Journal For the second time in as many days. Saline County Deputy Steve Carman discovered suspected methampheta- mine ingredients in a roadside ditch in the southeastern part of Saline County After the latest finds. Sheriff , Glen Kochanowski noted the danger of the substances and asked residents to call the sheriff's department — 8266500 — if they come across such items. "They should let us deal with it," Kochanowski said. "We tell our people not to touch it, because they don't know what they're dealing with. "If they open a container with anhydrous ammonia, it could burn their lungs immediately. "They should leave it where it is, call us, and let us recover it." Garman found starter fluid and packages of the cold medicine Actifed Wednesday afternoon on the north side of the 7100 block of East Tinkler Road. About 10:20 a.m. Thursday, he found syringes, battery parts, pseudephrine packages and coffee filters in the 8400 block of South Amos Road. At nearly 7 p.m. Thursday, he found more methamphetamine ingredients about two miles away, at the intersection of Gypsum Valley and Hedberg roads. At that location he found four bottles of Heet, syringes. Sudafed packages, plastic tubing, new and used coffee filters and a small plastic bag containing a white substance that may have been methampheta­ mine. Kochanowski said Garman looks closely as he patrols the county's rural roads, and he isn't afraid to get out of the patrol car if he sees something suspicious. "He probably found three- fourths of the remnants of methamphetamine labs we've found in the last six to eight months," Kochanowski said. Central Ciiristian College's program to get under way in June By KARA RHODES The Saiina Journal McPherson's Central Christian College is adding an adult degree completion program to its curriculum, the school announced this week. To graduate from the program, which will begin in June, an adult student with at least a community college degree can earn a bachelor's of science degree in 18 months by attending classes just one night a week. Donald Mason, the president of Central Christian College, said the degree wiU focus on business management skills. It'll be instituted by Everett Campbell, who has taught business and economics at the university level for more than 35 years and has founded two similar adult education programs. Mason and Campbell, who is moving to McPherson from San Diego, have known each other for years. "There's a business management slant to (the degree) which fits for a lot of people who are looking for the next opportunity in their career," Mason said. "Many people in midmanage- ment positions have progressed as far as they can go until they have a degree in hand." He said the tuition for the program is about $11,000. 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Sun. 12:30-5:00 ,. n'J^ 60 minutes from SaUna OS Bl H - Planters - Statues — Angels — Jayhawks - to offer an adult degree completion program is Salina's Kansas Wesieyan University, which has continuing education programs in business management and nursing. Wesleyan's program began in August and has 90 students enrolled. A criminal justice program is planned for the fall, said RaSheUe Hindman, Wesleyan's director of public relations. "We saw it was a need of the community," she said. "People are finding that it's important to have a bachelor's degree to move forward in the work force. And a lot of people want to continue the lifelong learning process." Central Christian College has 275 students and was a community college xmtil two years ago when it became a four year school. Mason said when looking at statistics, it makes sense to offer adult degree completion program classes. 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