B2 THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 GREAT PL AIMS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead THOISINGTON TORNADO 3 Thursday • CONVOCATION: Honors convocation. 11 a.m., Miller Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-5541, Ext. 1280. • EVENT: Second Annual All-Campus Talent Show. 7:30 p.m., FItzpatrIck Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-5541, Ext. 5214. • PROGRAM: Steven R. Smith, Las Vegas, will present "Is Food The Best Medicine: Can Balanced Nutrition Prevent Or Reverse Disease?" 7:30 p.m.. Room 201, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. $2 donation suggested. 825-5403. • COURTLAND: Courtland Community Arts Council presents the Glen Miller Orchestra. 7 p.m.. Pike Valley Elementary School Gymnasium. $10 for bleacher seats and $15 for reserved table seating. (785) 374-4231. 4 Friday (785)227-3311. • UNDSBORG: Opening reception for "Old Friends, New Stories," by Barbara Waterman-Peters and Marko Fields. 7-9 p.m., Birger Sandz^n Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First. (785) 222-2220. • McPHERSON: "1964" The Tribute in concert. 7:30 p.m.. Brown Auditorium, MoPherson College. $16 and $19. (620) 241-1504. • McPHERSON: McPherson Gem and Mineral Club ninth annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale and Swap. 4-H Grounds. Free. (620) 241-7003. • WOODBINE: Jerry Moran "Big First" Listening Tour. 11 a.m.-noon, Citizens' Bank and Trust. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Sallna Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. High school students return By The Associated Press HOISINGTON — Hoisington High School students are back in classes to finish out the year, but in four different locations because of the April 21 tornado that extensively damaged the school building. The F-4 tornado killed one person and destroyed close to 200 homes in the central Kansas community, and the high school was among the many other buildings with major damage. Younger students were back in class Monday in their school buildings, but the high school needs major repairs that will take months. So Tuesday, the high school students reported J)ack for the first time since the storm, and they'll be attending classes in the middle school and three churches — Trinity Baptist, Emmanuel Lutheran and First Christian. Students started the day at the middle school gym, then walked to the high school to retrieve books and personal belongings. Finding a locker took on a new meaning as students walked through darkened hallways, but most items in the building were intact. Hoisington School District Superintendent Randy Evans said the district had banned backpacks for students last semester, a safety precaution sparked by shootings at other schools. But students were asked to bring their backpacks Tuesday to tote books from the school. The backpack ban is suspended for the rest of the school year, but it will be reinstated in the fall. T FELONYTHEFTINVESTIGATION Russells call allegation 'an unfortunate situation' By The Salina Journal • DANCE: Salina Twirlers Square Dance, 7:30 p.m.. Sunset Elementary •School, 1510 W. Republic. (785) 6554171. • EVENT: J.H. Brandt Enterprises presents "Writers Night" and talent showcase. 6-9 p.m., G. Willjkers. (785) 392-2925 or (785) 827-3037. • MUSIC: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission presents Art a la Carte featuring Mexican folk music by Musica Maestro. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe. Free. 309-5770. • MUSIC: Darrins Birthday Party with Shagnasty. 9:30 p.m., King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. No cover before 9 p.m.; after, $4. 820-2869. • PROGRAM: Storytime with storyteller De Cee Cornish. 10 a.m., Salina Public Library. 825-4624. • • PROGRAM: Salina Public Library Children's Department and Lakewood Discovery Center present "Discovering Senses with Peppermint Rabbit." 4 p.m., 825-4624. • TRIP: Salina Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a trip to Wichita to see Bill Cosby. Bus leaves at 4 p.m. from far southwest parking lot of the Bicentennial Center. S54 per person. 309-5765. • ELLSWORTH: Central States Association Spring Fly-in. Ellsworth Municipal Airport. (785) 472-4113. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Choir and Chamber Choir 2001 spring home concert. 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. Water City to give lesson on water treatment In recognition of Drinking Water Week, the city will educate citizens about the water treatment process and give away free water bottles and letter openers. Information about city services that provided citizens and businesses with more than 2 billion gallons of water last year will be available Monday through Friday at the water customer accounting office, Room 102 in the City-County Building. Water bottles and letter openers will be available during that time. "This is the first year we've ever really done anything and wanted to get the awareness out," said Carol Schaeffer, who works in the water office. Last year, 0.85 billion gallons of water used by citizens came from the Smoky Hill River; 1.49 billion gallons came from the city's 18 water wells. From Staff Reports A day after being arrested on suspicion of felony theft, Joyce and Scott Russell were back on the job at their new restaurant at the Phoenix. Each are under investigation in connection with the embezzlement of $16,300 from KC Cafe, where they'worked'as managers from November until March. ; After the lunch rush Wednes- T ROLLING HILLS REFUGE day at their newly opened Russell's Neighborhood Grill, the Russells said the allegations against them were a misunderstanding and that their arrest was "an unfortunate situation." Scott Russell said he knew he owed KC Cafe's owner Sam Kuns about $2,000 in loans, but said he had Kuns's "full blessing for everything I did. "Never once did I intend to deceive the man about what I Rolling HiUs to build convention center Power outage affects Journal By The Salina Journal A fallen tree at Third and Iron streets fell into a main power "line causing overnight power outages to 607 KPL customers, said Tom Sydow, the electric utility's director of operations in Salina. The power was disrupted in an area bounded by Second, Santa Fe, Ash and Mulberry streets between 2:30 and 4:10 a.m. Among those affected was the Journal, where distribution equipment was shut down for lack of electricity Norbert Laue, circulation, sales and marketing manager, said delivery of 12,500 copies was delayed about two hours in the city ByThe Salina Journal The Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center, in the midst of building a natural history museum, has decided to build conference center within that museum. The conference center, which will have auditorium seating for 360, will open next spring in the 64,000-square-foot museum building. The museum is not expected to open until 2004. "We always planned on having a special-events building, because we turn down so many groups that want to have meetings here, "said Bob Brown, director of the refuge located west of Salina. "We finally said no so much, we knew it was time to get going." The conference center will be able to be broken down for smaller groups and will be available for use for everything from wedding receptions to school groups to business meetings. Sylvia Rice, the vice president of the Salina Area Cham ber of Commerce, said Salina already has a strong convention and meeting market here, but adding another option is always a positive and might reach a new clientele. "We might attract people looking for something a little different," she said. "It's another opportunity to draw people to Salina." In 2000, 1,100 meetings, seminars and workshops with 15 people or more were reported to the chamber. Rice said. There are 49 chamber-member meeting facilities available for use by outside groups. That includes restaurants, hotels and places such as the Salina Public Library and the Smoky Hill Museum. Most of those. Brown noted, can't handle the number of people for which the refuge will have room. 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