The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 10
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Salina, Kansas
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B2 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead CIRCUS 28 Saturday • EVENT: Three Rivers District Scout Show and Pinewood Derby Race. 9:30 a.m., derby, inside; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Scout show, outside, Central Mall. $2,827-4461. • EVENT: Third Annual YWCA of Salina "Race Against Racism." 8 a.m., Bill Burke Park. 825-4626. • FUND-RAISER: Salina Habitat for Humanity Yard & Garden Auction-. 1-3 p.m., Central Mall. 823-9331. • MUSIC: Texas-style blues of Jimmy Lewin and The King Tones. 9:30 p.m., King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $4. • PROGRAM: NovelKansas 2001 featuring Jim and Kate Lehrer, writer's workshop 2-3:30 p.m., Prescott Room, Salina Public Library. 8254624. • PROGRAM: Lecture featuring Jim Lehrer, anchor and executive director of Public Broadcasting' System's "Jim Lehrer News Hour" and his wife, Kate. 7:30-9 p.m., Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University Free. 825-4624. • THEATER: Salina South High School drama department presents the musical "Godspell." 7:30 p.m.. South High School. $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students, and $3 for students with activity tickets. 826-4766. • 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 Wesleyan students. 8275541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • TRIP: Salina Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a trip to Minden, Neb., and Kearney, Neb., today and Sunday, $100 per person double occupancy 309-5765. • ABILENE: Great Plains Theatre Festival presents "Charlotte's Web." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 300 Mulberry. $3. 1 -888-222-4574. • BROOKVILLE: Old-Fashioned Spring Round-up. 8 a.m.; lunch and steak supper at Castle Rock Bed and Breakfast. (785) 225-6782 or 1-888225-6865. • DENMARK: Fifth Annual Herb Day and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Denmark Hall. Free. (785) 277-3440. • HAYS: 36th Annual Fort Hays State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo. 9 a.m., slack performance; 1:30 p.m., matinee; 7:30 p.m., performance. Fort Hays Outdoor Arena. (785) 628-4206. • HAYS: "Take a Look At Kansas" program series at Historic Fort Hays "Grandmother's Garden: Growing Flowers on the Great Plains." 2 p.m., 1472 Hwy. 183 Alt. (785) 625-6812. • GYPSUM: FCCLA National Meeting Delegates fried chicken picnic. 6:30 p.m., Southeast of Saline High School Commons. By donation. Reservations recommended, (785) 536-4286. • GYPSUM: Southeast of Saline drama department presents "Faith County." 7:30 p.m. $4. • LINDSBORG: "Short Stuff," one- act plays. 8 p.m., Mingenback Theater, Bethany College. (785) 241-0731. • UNDSBORG: Justin-McRoberts in concert 8 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. $5 in advance and • $7 at the door. (785) 227-3380, Ext. 8185 or 8132. • LINDSBORG: Lindsborg Area Artists Studio Open House. 1-6 p.m. (785) 227-2217. • MCPHERSON: McPherson High School theater department presents 'The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Review." 7:30 p.m., high school auditorium. $5 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for senior citizens. (620) 241-4510. • WATERVILLE: Victorian Days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (785) 363-2045 or (785) 363-2061. 29 Sunday • COMMENCEMENT: 109th annual Brown Mackie graduation with guest speaker Phil Coleman. 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Holidome, 1616 W. Crawford. • FUND-RAISER: American Red Cross Garden Party 1:30-3:30 p.m., Ten Acre Gardens, 8853 E. Cloud. $15 per person, $25 for two. Please bring an umbrella in case of rain. 8273644. • MUSIC: Salina Symphony Spring Concert. 4 p.m., Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. 8271321. • THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 2 p.m., Fitz- PENTAl^ 2320Pknet Galaxy iCentwi B27 -249S www,f«tfoculmc,aira^ SPA SERVICE 825-8888 SPA SERVICE SHOCK/STRUT Service M&M Tire & Auto 263-7110 M »ii.iiitiBiiim /Mii «i Patrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for Wesleyan students. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 2 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • CONCORDIA: Cloud County Historical Society annual open house. 1-5 p.m., 635 Broadway. Free. (785) 2432866. • HAYS: Fort Hays Stamp Club 11th annual Stamp and Coin Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Country Kitchen, 3203 Vine. Free. (785) 625-3066. • HAYS: 36th annual Fort Hays State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo. Championship, 1:30 p.m., Fort Hays Outdoor Arena. (785) 628-4206. • HUNTER: Annual Pork Burger Barbecue. 5:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. (785) 5293725. • UNDSBORG: "Short Stuff," one- act plays. 8 p.m., Mingenback Theater, Bethany College. (785) 241-0731. • LINDSBORG: Artists reception for 103rd Midwest Art Exhibition. 2-4 p.m., Birger Sandz6n Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First. (785) 227-2220. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for art exhibit "Organized Chaos" by Julie Taylor. 2-4 p.m., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College. (785) 2273311. • OBERLIN: Oberlin Arts and Humanities Commission presents "The Oberlin Tornado of 1942: Remembering the Tragedy — Sharing and Telling Our Stories." 4 p.m., Wheatridge Terrace. Free. (785) 475-2473. • RUSSELL: Opening reception for "Local Color," annual Russell-area artists' exhibit. 2-4 p.m., Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main. (785) 4833742. • WATERVILLE: Victorian Days.-11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (785) 363-2045 or (785) 363-2061. Lteting Events 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. Circus unrolls performances Agent says watching the tent go up is part of the entertainment By The Salina Journal With a five-ring circus — five acts perform simultaneously under the big-top tent — Carson & Barnes will offer audience members plenty of excitement during performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 7. But Doyle Milson, general agent for the Hugo, Okla.-based circus, said Salina residents shouldn't miss the unofficial show, either. That begins about 8 a.m. May 7, when 40 men and three elephants go to work erecting the circus tent at the East Crawford Recreation Area. • AVIATION "Kids get a lot of enjoyment out of watching that," Milson said. The tent, when erected, is 350 feet long — 50 feet longer than a football field — and 150 feet wide. Milson said the tent is carried from town to town on a spool truck. Once they're on location, workers unroll the tent and spread it out. They then start at one end, putting in poles and hooking up the elephants, which pull the poles into place. "It's really a show, to watch the elephants work and raise that tent," Milson said. "They work by voice command, although since they do it seven days a week, they probably know the routine very well by now." nckets Tickets to the Garson &, Barnes Circus are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased in advance at Salina Dillons stores. The process takes about 2 'A hours. The tent isn't the only thing the workers get settled before the show begins. Milson said about 200-people and 90 animals travel with the circus in 18 tractor-trailers. "We erect a little city when we move in," he said. "We're all self-contained. We carry our own generator, rest rooms. We come in to bare ground, and that's transformed into a fun city" Workers erect games for small children and set up the menagerie on the midway leading into the circus tent. There's also a petting zoo. Milson said Carson & Barnes offers the only five-ring show still in operation and the largest tent show. The tent seats 2,700 people, and for most performances, it's full. "We have flying acts, tumblers, jugglers, clowns," Milson said. "We have five different displays at the same time. Wherever you sit, you see a good show. "The circus is the only form of entertainment that's still Grated. It's always been family entertainment." Spring fly-in planned next week Canard-style aircraft enthusiasts to spend 3 days in Ellsworth By The Salina Journal ELLSWORTH — From 25 to 50 planes and plenty of spectators are expected at the Ellsworth Airport Friday, May 5 and 6 for the spring fly-in of the Central States Association, a group of aviation enthusiasts. Members of the Central States Association are building or are interested in Canard- style experimental aircraft. Kerry Woods of Ellsworth, a host of the fly-in, said pilots will fly Canards as well as other planes. Pilots from as far as 600 miles away are expected. A cookout is planned for pilots Friday evening. Woods said breakfast will be available starting about 7 a.m. May 5. Lunch also wiU be provided at the fly-in, which is sponsored by the city of Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Airport Advisory Committee. Hosts are Woods and Ellsworth Experimental Aircraft Chapter 1127. People are welcome to visit the airport, look at the planes and talk to the pilots, Woods said. "It's really a good time," Woods said. "If people are interested in aviation at all, they should come out." Woods has spent about IV2 years building a Canard-style aircraft — but it's not yet airworthy. The planes are home-built and are distinguishable by the canards in the front, winglets, and rear engines and propellers. "Most planes have the engine up front and the propeller up front," Woods said. Woods said the kits come with foam blocks in the shape of the wings, canard and fuselage. Fiberglass then is formed over the foam to give the aircraft strength. "There are no rivets," Woods said. "They're completely smooth, like a car." The aircraft also are known for their four seats and their ability to reach a speed of 200 mph. "The traditional Cessna hybrid can't achieve that speed, especially at a level of fuel economy," Woods said. Woods hopes to have his Canard air-worthy by this summer. His plane has an automobile engine, and he designed the cooling and exhaust system, so he must do testing before he can take to the air. FFA inspections and the completion of paperwork also are in the works. "I might get it up this summer soinetime," he said. Event Trash / Learning Bygone Days on tap ^ n • today and Sunday aUOUt DOUUtlOn What'soldwillbeondis- %A,KJVJ ^ W XX 1,X W X X play today and Sunday at Bygone Days, an event of the Central Kansas Flywheels Museum. Margie Reed, a volunteer and secretary at the museum', said festivities will begin at 8 this morning with a pancake and egg breakfast. On display or demonstrated throughout the weekend will be wagon teams, milk cows, dutch-oven cooking, sawdust dolls, crocheting, log-sawing and a steam engine. There will also be a petting zoo. She said highlights of the annual event are the tractor pulls — one for children at 4 p.m. today and the other for adults at 1 p.m. Sunday The museum's one-room schoolhouse, which is being restored to its original state, will be opened to the public for the first time at 9 a.m. Sunday when a church service will begin. The Flywheels Museum is located at 1100 W. Diamond, just off Interstate Highway 70. An admission charge of $4 is charged for Bygone Days; children under 12 are admitted free. From Staff Reports FROM PAGE B2 "Hopefully, the program grows and the interest grows, and we can clean up the whole thing," Underwood said. "But that would take a major effort." Underwood said the kids would get to only a small portion of the river Friday afternoon. Before the cleanup, the students learned about land and water pollution and proper trash disposal, said Jennifer Sturges, seventh-grade science teacher at South Middle School. "Maybe if they get hot and sweaty, they won't litter, because they won't want to pick it up later," Sturges said. HoUie Koop, science teacher at Emmanuel Christian, said this also is a great opportunity for the students to do God's work. "I want to try to impress upon them that if God made this world — he made it so perfect — that we need to take care of it," Koop said. Some of the students said they had already learned their lesson on litter. Cody Brunner, 13, from South Middle School, said that as a Boy Scout, he certainly doesn't litter. But he doesn't mind being out picking up the trash, which he's done before. "It's fun," he said. "And it helps the animals." After cleaning up for a little more than an hour, the students received T-shirts for their efforts. "We ended up with a pretty good program," Underwood said. "A lot of the teachers wanted to come back next year" • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson ©saljournalxom. Award / Spotters out watching FROM PAGE 81 Each year, more weather service workers at the Goodland office have obtained their amateur radio licenses, enhancing the network, Albers said. "In the event of bad weather, as soon as they can get an operator working, they can start communicating with us directly (in the field)," Albers said. "We can get a network of spotters out very quickly — we can have as many as 15 or 16 spotters out in a lot of different locations. It seems to work out nice." Albers also worked to install a weather station at Colby High School that transmits information every 10 minutes to the weather station office in Goodland. "He's been just wonderful, as far as our network goes/' said Kevin Lynott, warning coordination meteorologist for the Goodland office. Lynott said Albers was one of the first people with word of a 1996 tornado that touched down in Thomas County that wasn't initially detected by radar. The tornado struck a mile north of Colby "He's just been a great volunteer. He doesn't get paid. ... He's had a very strong interest in weather and helped us meet our mission," Lynott said. • Reporter David Clouston can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 131, or by e-mail at sjd clouston © Air Conditioning Specialists SERVICE CENTER //mC' o ^t /i/e^ Pf^oe 730 N. Santa Fe • Salina • 785-823-3771 Spring Air Never Turn Twin $599 Full $699 Queen .$799 King $1,099 Posture Beauty Twin Set $279 Full Set $379 Queen Set $479 King Set $599 Richmond Firm Central Showroom Sleep Shop 1415 W. Crawford • 823-7171 P R I N 825-8124 115 W. Woodland In north Salina Just off Santa Fe I N C. 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