A2 SUNDAY. OCTOBER 27, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 27 Sunday Salina Gibson's store has solid financial footing • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, "sponsored by Salina Jaycees. Noon doors .-jbpen, 2:30 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. >: B23-2229. • BINGO: Off Broadway Bingo. 4:30 doors open, 6 p.m. bingo. 1111 W. South. "825-9411. ; • EVENT: Salina Fall Fest, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-5541, ext. 1123. ' • EVENT: 'The Magic of MGM," An Ice Capades Production. 7:30 p.m., Bicentennial Center. 826-SHOW. •---•• • FUNDRAISER: Boy Scout Troup 20 .'Chicken Noodle Dinner. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., "•St. Mary's Parish Hall, 230 E. Cloud. $4 . adults, $2.50 children, $15 family. 825-4126. • PROGRAM: "Safari Pioneers-Osa and Martin Johnson," by Jacquelyn Borge,son, education curator at Johnson Safari ., Museum, Chanute. 2 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. Free. 826-7335. .-> • THEATER: "Medea." 8 p.m., Fitz,,Patrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan Uni- ^versity. $4. 827-5541. • ABILENE: "A Tribute to Irving Berlin," 'The Abilene Adelines. 2 p.m., Abilene Civic Center. Admittance by donation. 479. 5886. • ABILENE: Open house, The Talmage ; Talent Users FCE Unit Golden Anniver- : sary. 2-4 p.m., Frontier Estates, 601 N. Buckeye. 388-2673. • ABILENE: Theater, "My Sister in This House," Great Plains Theatre Festival. 2 and 8 p.m., Tietjens Center for the Performing Arts, 300 N. Mulberry. $12 matinee, $13 evening. 263-4574. • COLBY: Young Persons Concert, Pride of the Prairie Orchestra. 3:15 p.m., Auditorium, Colby High School. • LINDSBORG: "Writer's Cramps," Se- nior Center writers reading original works. 2:30 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. • LINDSBORG: Ling Concert Series. 3 p.m., Presser Auditorium, Bethany College. 227-3311. • OBERLIN: Theater, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," Theatreworks/USA. 3 p.m., Oberlin High School Auditorium. $8, $4. 852-4455. 28 Monday • BINGO: ODAT Bingo. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Alano Club, 244 S. Santa Fe. 825-9923. • BINGO: Eagles Aerie Bingo. 7 p.m., 146 N. Seventh. 823-2534. • FORUM: Candidate Forum for State Legislature from Saline County. 6:30 p.m., Heritage Hall, Bicentennial Center. Free. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7260. • PUBLIC MEETING: Youth Task Force Junior High School, the Partnership. 7 p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Rural Fire District No. 7 Board of Directors. 8 p.m., Elmcreek Fire Station, 4785 N. Old Highway 81. 825-0817. • BROOKVILLE: Saline County Rural Fire District No. 3 Board of Trustees. 7:30 p.m., Brookville Fire Station. • GYPSUM: Public meeting, USD 306 Southeast of Saline School Board. 7:30 p.m., Room 101, 5056 E. K-4 Highway. 536-4291. information Call COMMUNITY line I the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, « Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. » HARRIS RAYL, publisher DEPARTMENTS , „ ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMHER, BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager manager , NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 t Kansas • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, if you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the • following day. ' For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info'Line / 5984 Campaign '96 Salina Reform Party to have rally today The Salina Reform Party wants dissatisfied voters, and it's holding a rally to get them. The party, formed by its presidential candidate, Ross Perot, will have the rally at 2 p.m. today at its headquarters, 204 E. Iron. Local party members will listen to dissatisfied voter's concerns and possible solutions. For more information, call 913263-4446. Stores in Salina and Clay Center not linked to Dodge City firm By GORDON D. FIEDLER JR. The Salitm Journal The staff and management of Salina's Gibson Discount Center have been busy in recent days reassuring customers the store is on sound financial footing after some news reports erroneously linked it to a troubled Gibson's franchisee in Dodge City. The Dodge City company, Gibson's Discount Center Inc., a 22- store chain, filed Wednesday for Chapter 11 protection. A Salina radio station and a Wichita newspaper erroneously linked the Salina store to the Dodge City firm. The local Gibson's has been privately owned by the Maynard Jones family since 1961. Sons Mark, Scott and Tom also own a Gibson's store in Clay Center, and the family plans to open another store in El Dorado next spring. "We have no debt, we're pretty strong, we've been here 35 years," said Mark Jones. "All the owners live here. We love this town." Maynard Jones and a partner opened a Gibson's store on North Santa Fe in 1961 and moved the store in 1966 to its current location at South and Broadway. The Salina store's only links to the troubled Dodge City company is the name. The Jones family pays it a franchise fee for use of the Gibson name, which the Dodge City firm owns. It also buys some merchandise from the western Kansas company. 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