The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 31, 1986 · Page 19
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Neighbors The Salina Journal Friday, January 31,1986 Page Nl At work Salinan Susan L'Ecuyer with actor Patrick Duffy. Salinan meets Duffy Susan L'Ecuyer, a Southwestern Bell Telephone employee in Salina, posed with actor Patrick Duffy of "Dallas" fame after a luncheon in Wichita recently. L'Ecuyer and five other Southwestern Bell Telephone employees were chosen in a drawing to have lunch with Duffy as part of the telephone company's program to encourage the use of seat belts. Duffy is the official spokesman for the "Buckle Up" campaign and is traveling throughout Southwestern Bell Telephone's service territory promoting seat belt safety. An avid "Dallas" fan, L'Ecuyer said Duffy was much like the character "Bobby Ewing'' he played on the show. Artist earns membership Salina artist Barbara Jarvis has been elected to full membership status in the Pastel Society of America. Membership is based on jurying an artist's work by a point system or by acceptance into three PSA exhibitions. The PSA is an organization of approximately 400 professional artists from all over the United States. Its headquarters is in New York City. KPL honors Lindberg Keith Lindberg, formerly of Salina, has been named Outstanding Gas Operations Employee for 1985 by KPL Gas Service. Lindberg is general manager of transmission operations at the company's headquarters in Topeka. Lindberg started working for KPL Gas Service in Salina in 1959. He has been general manager of transmission operations for the past four years. ,, " He is a 1956 grad- Lta««>erg uate of Salina High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Lindberg of Salina. He is responsible for all field operations related to KPL Gas Service's natural gas transmission pipelines and compressor stations. Lindberg is one of eight employees throughout KPL Gas Service's four- state midwest service territory to receive the outstanding management awards. He received the award from William E. Wall, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of KPL Gas Service, at an awards dinner in Topeka, Jan. 22. Travel manager at seminar Larry Holmgren, manager of International Tours of Salina, located in the Mid-State Mall, recently returned from a four-day International Tours seminar in Crested Butte, Colo. The seminar reviewed the International Tours Television Travel Program and covered the topics of "In Touch Travel Club" and "In Touch Credit Card" which premiered in January. Holmgren also attended Eastern Airlines System One Direct Access computer training school at the Doral Training Center in Miami, Fla., this month. Assistant manager Dee Pearson will be attending the one-week training session in February. The training is preparatory to being on-line with Eastern System One Direct Access computers. The computer system was installed by Eastern Airlines in January and is now in full use. The system has access to all major airlines, and facilitates booking reservations, as well as for air, hotels, cruises, and car rentals. Parker part of program Maryland "Mike" Parker of Salina has been invited to participate in Black History Month at Cameron University, Lawton, Okla. The theme for the observance this year is "Afro-American Experience: International Connection." One of the highlights of the celebration on the campus will be the third Annual Black Heritage Challenge which is based on the old television series, "College Bowl." Teams of students compete for trophies by answering questions about black history. Last year seven colleges competed. Parker has been asked to assist in the Annual Black Heritage Challenge and will participate on Feb. 8. Parker wrote several articles on black history which appeared in the Salina Journal during the bicentennial year. She is a lifetime member of the NAACP and is listed in Marquis "Who's Who in American Women" 1982 to 1985. She is also listed in "Who's Who Among Black Americans" fourth edition and "The World Who's Who of Women." Scouts to hear Coleman Phil Coleman, management and sales consultant with Jack Parr and Associates, will deliver the keynote address to some 150 adult Scout leaders and their spouses on Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Sunrise Presbyterian Church. A published au-| thor of two books, Coleman has given leadership to mo- j tivational and management seminars, high school and college I courses and teacher work- Coleman shops over the past 13 years. ' 'Count Your Blessings — Not Your Troubles" will be the theme of Coleman's address to those gathered for the annual Baden Powell District Recognition Dinner. The highlight of the evening's program will be the presentation of the Award of Merit— the highest adult Scouting award the Three Rivers District can present. Reservations for the banquet may be made in person at the Boy Scout Service Center, 129A S. 7th, by Feb. 3. Cost is $5.00 per person. The public is invited to attend. Willing Workers meet The Willing Workers 4-H met Jan. 7, and the following new members Her 'critters' brighten hospital stays You, too, can be in Neighbors Would you like to put something in Neighbors? All material in this section (except for the top feature article) must be supplied by Journal readers. This means, you write the story, you take the picture. The Journal's staff does not write the items in this section, or take tips, interviews or notes for Neighbors items. We do, however, edit reader-written items to correct grammar and spelling. Polished writing talent is not needed. Just write the item as you would tell it in a letter to a friend. Written material should be no longer than two typed and double-spaced pages. Handwritten items, neatly printed, also are acceptable. Use only one side of a piece of paper. Virtually any photograph will be accepted, but readers should be aware that color or instant (e.g. Polaroid) photos may not reproduce as sharply as black-and-white prints. We cannot use negatives or slides. Children's drawings (no tracings) also are welcome. Also original poetry and short prose. All material must include the name address and telephone number of the person sending it in (plus age, for children). We cannot print items sent in anonymously. . Written material will not be returned; if the original is important, send us a photocopy. Photographs or drawings will be returned only if they are accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Deadline: Material must be in the Journal office by Monday for the following Friday's edition. Items may be brought to the Journal office or mailed to: Neighbors, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Ks. 67402. By JUDITH WEBER Staff Writer When Katrina Freeman went to the hospital more than a year ago for surgery on her wisdom teeth, she discovered a way she could help others. Freeman, 2301 Linden Drive, is a junior at South High School who has been nicknamed "the animal lady" by nurses at Asbury Hospital. For the past 1% years Freeman has been turning scraps of material into stuffed animals that are distributed to children undergoing surgery. About six months ago, nurses also began giving the animals to youngsters treated in the emergency room. "I care about little kids. It makes me feel good," Freeman said. She got the idea during her hospital stay when she saw bears that hospital auxiliary members had made for children. Freeman said her mother does a lot of sewing, so the high school student took some scraps of material and began making the animals. She estimates she has made about 140 of the stuffed critters. Dogs, elephants, horses and rabbits are the most popular animals, Freeman said, although she has made other animals such as camels. She embroiders the animal's facial features onto the cloth, and adds things like collars and manes and tails. "I haven't done a lot of sewing, but I've done a lot doing these," she said. Freeman said she works on the animals almost every day, usually when she is watching TV. She takes them to the hospital when she has a collection of 30 to 40 completed. The nurses put them in a basket and let children choose one, she said. "They go real fast. The last time I took some up, they were waiting on them. I've heard from the nurses how happy they (the children) are. The kids name them (the animals) right away." Freeman keeps her eyes open for sales on material and said a nurse recently asked her if she could collect scraps for her. Freeman's other hobbies include collecting rocks and thimbles. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and helps with pre-school and kindergarten children at Sunday School. f **'. Fritz NtaMMI Katrina Freeman works on the stuffed animals that are given to children at Asbury Hospital. were voted into our club — Jennifer Boatman, Ashley Plumer, and Erin Plumer. Other new members this year are Tami Morrison, Shelley Paugh, and Melanie Lawrence. We nominated Elizabeth Larson and Graham Smith as 4-H Carnival Queen and King candidates. On the program this month were Karin Stoskopf — food demonstration; Tami Morrision and her spitz, Tiza, — dog obedience demonstration, and a project talk on reading by Elizabeth Larson. Recreation was led by Todd Davidson. Mrs. Smith reported that 10 carolers went to Windsor Estates in December and enjoyed refreshments at the Page home afterwards. Mrs. Stoskopf organized bell ringing at the mall to help the Salvation Army and 14 members volunteered their time. Junior Leaders had a meeting January 19 with nine members present. They had a pizza party and discussed projects for the year. Mrs. Carol Hinkle sponsors the group. Potluck supper at Central The Salina Central PTA will sponsor a potluck supper in the school cafeteria on Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, at 6:00 p.m. All parents of Central students are invited and urged to be present. Teachers, counselors and administrators will be there and will be guests of the PTA. Meat and bread and dessert will be furnished by the PTA. Parents of freshmen and juniors are asked to bring a salad; parents of sophomores and seniors are asked to bring a vegetable. All parents should bring their own table service. The evening's program will be centered around a question and answer session with teachers, administrators, counselors, and parents. The potluck supper will be an excellent way for everyone to get to know each other better. Scouts serve spaghetti Boy Scout Troop 214 is sponsoring a spaghetti supper on Scout Sunday, Feb. 2, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Neal. The meal will include all the spaghetti you can eat, French bread, relishes, drink and homemade pie. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Proceeds go for scout equipment and help send scouts to summer camp. Tickets may be purchased from any Troop 214 Scout or by calling Ldndy Lorenson at 827-7439. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. Linda Pedersen with Sen. Ben Vidricksen (left) and Gov. JohnCarlin. Pedersen Senate page Linda Pedersen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Pedersen, 369 N. Kansas, served as a page in the Kansas State Senate on Jan. 16 for Senator Ben Vidricksen of Salina. Linda is 17 years old, and is a senior at Salina Central High School. She was introduced on the floor of the Senate, by Vidricksen, as the reigning Kansas National Campers and Hikers Association Teen Queen for 1986. Pedersen will represent the state of Kansas and will compete against girls from all over the United States in the National Teen Queen Contest, which will be held in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in July. She will give a dramatic reading entitled "Top Talent" in the Kansas NCHA Teen Queen pageant. Benefit breakfast set There will be a pancake-sausage breakfast at the Sacred Heart Grade School Cafeteria, 406 W. Iron, on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Single tickets are $2 and family tickets are $7. All proceeds will go to the Junior High Athletic Department. Pancake feed planned The annual Assaria Lions Club Pancake Day will be on Saturday, March 1, this year at the Great Plains Restaurant, Assaria. This is one of the events that has enabled the Lions Clubs to support a number of community projects over the years. Probably the most notable of these are the Kansas Sight Foun- (Continued to Page N2) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Best Wishes From Your Orthodontist & Staff •Shannon Novotny "Brian Gearing «Dawne Forney •Beverly Sleek •Sandy Cordill •Laurie Janzen •Catherine Eyler •Shawn Radford •Roger Everhart •Sheila Meitler •Amy Adams •Michelle Chancy •Brent Stirtz •Adrianne Blair •Shala Herberholz •Gary Weis •Tina Haddock •Chad Engel •Jared Becker •Debbie Himburg •Cari Sanders Jim Suit, DDS, PA Salina, Ks. Specialist in orthodontics for children adults. Mid-America Restaurant 1846 NORTH 9TH (Seven Days A Week) 5 pm-9 pm ' 9 oz. Ribeye Steak Choice: Ear of Sweet Com or Potato Tossed Salad, Texas Toast. 6.95

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