Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 1, 1976 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, October 1, 1976
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Albuquerque Director Says Renf-a-Granny Agency Offers Job-Placement Pattern By DONNIS HARNESS Where do older Americans go for jobs? In Albuquerque, N.M., the Rent-a-Granny (or Cramps) Agency is one place to start looking, and Anne Beckman, the agency's organizer and director, was in Garden City Wednesday to tell about the volunteer program. The Older American Council in Albuquerque sponsors this project to offer employers and employes a no-fee agency which can provide older workers whose skills can be used either on temporary, part-time, permanent or full- time basis. "I don't know of a community in the country that doesn't need this service," Mrs. Beckman told her audience in a pre-retirement seminar Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night at the library lounge of Garden City Community College. "There is no reason every community in the U.S. can't have such a program; much of the placement work can be done by phone." Mrs. Beckman has been associated with the volunteer program continuously since 1968 in Albuquerque, where she had been active in church work, youth activities and programs involving senior citizens, including a recreation center for citizens 55 years of age and older. Rent-a-Granny Agency places about 20 persons per day in jobs under the current wage scale. "We are flooded with job requests," Mrs. Beckman said. Summarizing the agency's efforts, she said: Job applicants fill out a simple form, listing their age, address, work experience and work preference. The agency files and protects this information. Strict confidentiality is one of the most important guidelines for such an agency. Contacts are made with potential employers by the agency, which'seeks to match the job offer with the person best qualified to fill the job. A public service agency, Rent-a-Granny Agency works closely with other community agencies, providing counseling-to applicants who'need help in their preparation for job opportunities. The percentage of disappointments (people who do not fulfill their employment obligations successfully) is almost nil, and this is in spite of the fact that some job help has been given to individuals from the city's alcoholism program and drug center. "Our people — 55 years of age and older — have proved that their mature judgment, work attitudes, stability and dependability are exceptionally valuable to employers, both/in private and public sectors," Mrs. Beckman said. Joseph M. Montoya, U.S. Senator from New Mexico, Warren Hotel Coffee Shop. Space available for business meetings. Buffet if desired. Private Parties and caterings. 276-3221. —Adv. "THERE ARE PEOPLE who need people," Anne Beckman tells an audience attending a pre-retirement seminar in Garden City. Mrs. Beckman describes Albuquerque's Rent-A- Granny Agency, which she originated as a job-placement service for persons 55 years of age and older. John Mnntrc recently commended Albuquerque's senior citizens for their Rent-a-Granny project. He made his comments before members of the senate and President Ford. Mrs. Beckman said there are retired persons in every community who need some type of work to augment their income which has been affected by inflation. Many are unable or unwilling to ask their children for help and would eagerly fill some job within their abilities. Others are bored by retirement from useful work and would like to rejoin the business community in some capacity — perhaps on a part- time basis. The office in Albuquerque now is located in a church, "but we're not churchy," said the enthusiastic senior-citizen booster from New Mexico. Churches have made donations, given office space and publicity, and have provided other support to Rent-a-Granny Agency. So have community businesses, and individuals. The city provides one paid employe for the office staff. Rent-a-Granny Agencies have been organized in Portland, Fort Worth and Calendar of Social Events KKIDAV PWP-7:3U p.m. Katie Fa Ike. 210 Wesley. Executive meeting: all officers and committee members to attend MONDAY SOHOSIS CLUB - 1:30 p.m. Judy Clemenl. 2007 Bison Drive TWENTIETH CENTUKY BOOK CLUB — 7:30 p.m.. Sadie Kleysteuber S. Star HI. .,, JUCO FACULTY WIVES - « p m Doris Nonken. 908'Harding TUESDAY LINCOLN GOODWILL EHU - 1-30 p.m. Mrs. Thurman Lilo.'Rl. 1 PUISCILLA CLUB - 2:30 p.m. Mrs Paul Cole. 414 Davis. HAPPY IIOMEMAKEKSEHU - |;30 p.m. 4-11 Building'at the fairgrounds: ORDER OF EASTERN STAR - 7:30 p.m. staled meeting. Masonic Temple ELKS COUPLES BRIDGE - B p.m' Elks Lodge Home. SCHOOL MENUS Available Daily: Chef Salads—Junior High Menu choice at Senior High PUBLIC SCHOOL MENU Monday, Oct. 4—Ham & cheese bunwich, tomato on lettuce leaf, potato salad, fresh fruit, oatmeal crispie, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 5—Chicken & homemade noodles, buttered peas, bicuits, gelatin applesauce salad, chocolate pudding, milk. Wednesday, Oct. 6—Reuben sandwich, fried dutchess potatoes, corn, apple half, brownie, milk. Thursday, Oct. 7—Beef pizza, tossed salad, baby lima beans, pear half, cookie, milk. Friday, Oct. 8—Toasted cheese sandwich, finger potatoes, Vi deviled egg, broccoli, peach crisp, milk. ST. MARY SCHOOL MENU Monday, Oct. 4-Corn dog, trench fries, fresh fruit salad, roll, cherry pudding, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 5—Beef tacos with lettuce-tomatoes- cheese, corn, peaches, milk. Wednesday, Oct. 6-Chicken & Noodles, peas, tossed salad, hot roll, strawberry short cake, milk. Thursday, Oct. 7—Beef stew, cheese slices, tomato wedges, whole wheat roll, fruit cocktail, brownies, milk. Friday, Oct. 8—Grilled cheese sandwich, deviled egg, green beans, jello salad, apple crisp, milk. ST. DOMINIC SCHOOL MENU Monday, Oct. 4—Roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, wax beans, celery sticks, pears, kolaches, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 5—Porcupine meat balls, corn, sweet potatoes, pickle sticks, cookies, orange juice, hot roll, milk. Wednesday, Oct. 6-Grilled wieners, cheese stick, french fries, green beans, apricots, accordian bread, milk. Thursday, Oct. 7—Oven fried chicken, lettuce wedge- dressing, mixed vegetables, peach cobbler, hot rolls, milk. Friday, Oct. 8—Grilled cheese sandwich, '/« deviled egg, creamed peas, cauliflower, apple crisp, milk. Phoenix, patterned after the New Mexico organization. And, now, perhaps, there will be offices opened in Southwest Kansas, Mrs. Beckman said. She is visiting Dodge City, Liberal, and Garden City, with the intention of inspiring action. Her appearance in Garden City was sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Mary Stueker, director, and by Garden City Community College. Doris Nonken, Dean of Community Services, assisted with the arrangements. Approximately 50 individuals participated in the two sessions of the pre- mentary on the subject of retirement. Don Ploger of Garden National Bank described possibilities for financial planning for retirement. He said retirement planning should begin at 35 years of age, and for many, that's already past. Retired persons need approximately 80 percent of their pre-retirement salary. Ploger touched on the subject of wills, home improvement loans, various forms of investments and Social Security, suggesting that Social Security questions should be referred to the representative who is in Kempton and Alma Talley were three persons on the program who spoke of their retirement careers. Mrs. Baker is a home visitor for First United Methodist Church after busy years as a teacher and in business. She suggested that financial planning for retirement might begin at 35, "but one also should plan for retirement by enjoying life and good times with the family at every age." Kempton is an artist who gave "enthusiasm and application" to his second career. A member of Sand Hills Art Association, Kempton does commission work and also participates in art shows throughout the area. Mrs. Talley's presentation was by taped interview. A former cook for USD 457, who bakes for a hobby, she reserves her Saturday mornings for filling orders for cinnamon rolls, cookies and other items. She once made 300 cinnamon rolls for a wedding, she said. She is a Red Cross volunteer, sews for the rest home, and baby sits, in addition to keeping up her home. "All these individuals exemplify what I believe," said Mrs. Beckman. "Do your thing — do what makes you happy." Those who took part in the seminar were invited to signup for possible assistance with a Rent-a-Granny program in Garden City. f-^erionai f-^ retirement seminar, which Garden City courthouse every introduced several local Tuesday. persons who added com- Mamie Baker, Jack Cody Lynn German was born Sept. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn German, Hutchinson. Cody's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Dome, Dodge City, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brecheisen, Garden City, and Gene German, Hollywood, Calif. Great-grandparents are Martin Dome, Dodge City; Alex Hertel, Ness City; Mrs. Bessie Jarnagin, Coldwater, and Mrs. Wilmer Stewart, Protection. ANN LANDERS Athletic Father Downgrades ff/s Son DEAR. ANN^ LANDERS: Why do mediocre hockey players, when they become fathers, expect their sons to be Bobby Orr reincarnated? They go to every game the kid plays in and they find fault with every move. "Why didn't you carry the puck? Why didn't you pass the puck? Why didn't you hit the man? Why are you flinging yourself at the players' skates? The boy ends up feeling like a failure. If the child had equal rights, he could retaliate with such questions as, "Why aren't you president of your company? Why don't you earn more money? Why do you let younger men pass you on the ladder of success?" But no, the kid takes the criticism and keeps his mouth shut. He has too much decency to humiliate his dad, even though his dad humiliates him. Will you comment please?—Mother Of A Beat- Down Boy Dear Mother: You have plenty to be concerned about. Hockey is only one of the games being played in your family. The boy is the victim of a father who feels he didn't make the grade himself so he is trying for a second shot through his son. Family counseling would be very useful. If your husband won't go, take the boy. He needs to learn how to build defenses against a supercritical, domineering father. * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: I attended a dance last weekend where there were 12- and 13- year-old girls who were trying to look older. It was really pretty sad. One girl (she looked like she was about 11) had stuffed toilet paper in her halter to make herself look like she had a bust. When I saw her dancing with an older guy, the toilet paper had moved around a lot and one'b'reast was twice as big as the other. On the smaller side, the toilet paper was sticking out under her arm — about four squares of it. I didn't know whether to say anything to her or not so I just kept quiet. What would you have done? — Embarrassed Silence Dear E.S.: I would have gotten the girl off to the side and tipped her off. Wouldn't you appreciate being" told, under similar cir- cumstannces? Do unto others, dead. * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: I have nothing but praise for the woman who wrote to say she was leaving a "non-husband" who was also a "non-father" in spite of what her family and friends had to say. How I wish I harKhad the guts to do it. For 22 years I've known this is a terrible marriage. But I listened to all the 'do-gooders" who kept telling me to put my children first. Now my children are grown and on their own. I never hear from them. I'm alone with this miserable nut. He is 44 (looks 64), sick from the boozing and running around. His family and friends don't come near us because they can't stand his company. I'm stuck because he has a heart condition and high blood pressure. Too bad I didn't Sherwin-Williams wallpaper sale. Save 25 per cent. Harmon Sentry Hardware. — Adv. make my move when I had my looks and my husband was in good health. Don't answer this, just .print it, please. — Too Late Smart /Dear T.L.S.: x Here's your letter..'Ttfanks for'the pass. \ ; * * * Do you feel awkard, self- conscious — lonely? Welcome to the club. There's help for you in Ann Landers's booklet, "The Key to Popularity." Send 50 cents in coin with your request and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, 111. 60120. (Jur jjab ame JED EUGENE is the name Dale and Dee Erskin, 405 W. Thompson, have chosen for their son. He was born Sept. 15. MISCHA LEIGH is the name given their daughter by Lee and Gretchen Tiberghien, 1714 Center. She was born Sept. 23. HEATH BRADLY is the name chosen for their son by James'-and Sherry Carley, S. Star Rt. He was born Sept. 21. Page 6 Garden City Telegram Friday, Oct. 1,1976 MR. AND MRS. KEITH COOLEY (ReneeDale) - L^ooie Renee Dale became the bride of Keith Cooley in a candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m., Sept. 11, in United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Bill Seybert and the Rev. . Paul Bryant officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dale, 1501 Melanie Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Cooley, Eminence Rt. Soloist Nancy Craig, sang "If" and "The Lord's Prayer." Ann Saunders was organist. Both are of Garden City. The sanctuary was decorated with candelabras tied with greenery and bows at the pews. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a chapel length gown of candlelight chiffon in a soft flowing silhouette. Dainty Venise lace formed the high neckline and sheer yoke. Angel sleeves were cuffed at the wrist with Venise lace. The design featured a high-rise waistline, watteau train and circular skirt outlined in matching lace. Her mantilla was fashioned of silk illusion and Venise lace. She carried a bouquet of roses, stephanotis and baby's breath. Denise Dale attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Debbie Brakey, Ann Herman, Elaine Mesa and Lisa Cooley, sister of the groom. All are of Garden City. They wore formal gowns of apricot floral chiffon styled with capelet collar and side drape, circular skirt with flounce. Each carried a nosegay of roses and carnations. Lonna Dale, sister of the bride, was flower girl, and Chris Komlofske, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer. Lance Dale, brother of the bride, and Russell Komlofske, nephew of the groom, lighted the tapers. Nordy Drake, Garden City, served as best man. Groomsmen were Steve Herman and Kent Drake, ^Garden City; Joe Knight, ''Greeley, Colo., and Rod Herman, Colorado Springs, Colo. To insure publication of SociaLife items i club reports I please submit no later than three days following the club meeting. Contents of reports will be used at the discretion of the WomenVPage Kdilor. and none will be accepted over (he Irlephone Printed forms are available at The Telegram, and may be mailed or deposited through the drop- slot at the front door of The Telegram Questions should be referred to the Womens' Page Kditor between the hours of H a.m. and :i p.m STEAMATIC* Carpet Cleaning Furniture Cleaning FREE ESTIMATES 276-7138 , Lee Scott, Mgr. Rudy Valenzuela The groom wore a Charleston style tuxedo in candlelight color •trimmed in brown. Grooms attendants were attired in Newport styled tuxedos of candlelight trimmed with brown and the candelighters wore brown Windsor tuxedos with apricot color shirts. Rod Loving, Mike Loving, and Sonny Stinemetz, cousins of the bride, and Dan Komlofske, brother-in-law of the groom, served as ushers. The bride's parents were hosts to a reception at Elks Home, with a buffet dinner and dance afterward. Assisting at the reception table were Patsy Fort, Satanta, cousin of the bride; Kay. Komlofske, sister of the groom; Lisa Murry, and Robin Komlofske, niece of the grqomy;Garden:Gity;.' " -.;»;-•;• •••'- ""Su'sa'n'StalterrPeggy 'Adams •-' and Susan" Murdock, cousin of the bride, all of Garden City, attended the gift table. Robin Komlofske, niece of the groom, presided at the guest book. Pat Dale, cousin of the bride, and Kelly Cooley, nephew of the groom, passed out the wheat bags. Honored guests, were Joe 0. Schwaiger and Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Dale all of Garden City, grandparents of the bride, and Mrs. Goldie DeMars, Hastings, Nebr., grandmother of the groom. The bride and groom attended Garden City High School. He is engaged in farming and they are at home on Imperial Rt. CULTURA STUDY CLUB Allen Joy; 1006 Bancroft, was a guest speaker for Cultura Study Club Sept. 27. His subject — "Covered Wagons." Mr. Joy owns several wagons, including two farm wagons, an 1890 .tank wagon (heavy platform dray) and two railway platform baggage wagons. Americans have placed all wagons in three categories, he said, when, in truth, there are hundreds of wagons in the world. Americans know buggies, stage coaches and covered wagons. Other types are drays, cabs, private coaches and carts, to name a few. He said the historic Conestoga was primarily a freight wagon and was used to transport freight for the Continental Army, and later, to transport between cities; it also served on a limited basis in the country's westward movement, although most of this movement was made in common farm wagons. Hostess for Cultura Club was Leona Burton, 1111 N. 10th. Eight members were asked to recount a special memory concerning the club. SOUTHWEST KANSAS PRESS WOMEN Southwest Kansas Press Women heard information about basic journalistic writing and its application at Seward County Community College when Willie Wilson was their speaker Sept. 26, in Liberal. Wilson is journalism instructor for the college in Liberal. The college journalism program is in its third year. Publication of a newspaper has been scheduled on a regular basis this year for the first time under Wilson's direction. Also on the program was Barbara Oringderff, who gave a brief account of the research she conducted in preparation for publication of her new book, "True Sod." Helen Pierce, district director from Dodge City, conducted a discussion of the district's plans for attendance . at ;the fall meeting of Kansas ':I>r esg Women in Wichita, bet! 29-31. : Hosts for the Sunday meeting at the Southwest Daily Times office were Karen Rainey and Virginia Leete, Liberal. Fifteen press women representing Liberal, Dodge City, Garden City, Ashland, Bucklin, Cimarron and Ingalls attended. Handmade Turquoise jewelry at Candi's Hair and Bridal Fashions. —Adv. THE COUNTRY STORE Pierceville Invites You To Come Celebrate Our 1st Anniversary Friday & Saturday October 1 & 2 We also thank you for your patronage during our first year. The Marvin Cronin Family OMMONWEALTH "^ THEATRES NOW PLAYINGIL LIVE EVERY NJTE GRAIN BIN "POOR WILLIE" Back Again 9:30 to 12:30 Pack trips $ 25 per day. Kxplore the Sungre dc Cristo high country with our wranglers for just $25 per day per person. Price includes food, horse,wrangler, and gear (except for personal gear). Call (303) 25K-4311 for full details and room reservations. •__ _•»•,..•.—_i._ Colorado Highway 17, D3C3 Ql 31106 45 miles north of IHH & ReSOft P.O. KIIX l^li.CivKtiinr.CiilnrmlnHli: Alamosa. They were not forgotten by history, they were left out on purpose!! I "NOT SINCE 'CAT BALLOU' such a hilariously bawdy movie!" A broken down frontier scout teams up with a drunken i Indian with a social disease to pull off the Great Brothel ' Robbery of 1908! Ltc MARVIN • Oliver REED • Robert GULP Elizabeth ASHLEY • Strother MARTIN 'Sylvia MILES "THE GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSETHURSDAY" 7:35 9:40 All Poke wanted was to get his girl and get out. All the Sheriff wanted was to get Poke. TIMOTHY BOTTOMS SUSAN GEORGE BO HOPKINS IN A SMALL TOWN CUM. "HORN LOStR.5* OPEN 7:30 START 8:00 *************** *******

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