A2 THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 A Look Ahead 8 Thursday • DEMONSTRATION: Wichita Windjammers Kite Club. 12:30 p.m., southeast of the College Center, Kansas State University-Salina. Free. 826-2642. • DISCUSSION: Viewing and discussion of the film "Microcosmos," facilitated by Lori Hall. 7 p.m., Art Center Cinema, 150S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. . POPPY SALE: Buddy Poppy Sale, sponsored by Salina VFW Post No. 1432 and Ladies Auxiliary. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Salina Post Office and City-County Building. 8254909, 827-4866, 827-3767. • PROGRAM: "Positive People Power," with Michele Burris, Prairie View Food for Thought Series. 7:30 a.m., Bicentennial Center. $10. 316-284-6412. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Downtown Inc. Design Review Board. 4 p.m., 114-A S. Seventh. 825-0535. • SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary's Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.- Noon, 510 S. Santa Fe. 452-7095. • THEATER: Evening of student directed one-act plays. 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-5541 • TOWN MEETING: "Creating the Future," a discussion to consider the future of Salina schools. 7 p.m., Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School, 2200 Glen. 826-4727. • ABILENE: Opening exhibition reception for artist Earl Aaron Levine. 7-9 p.m., Farmers and Drovers Art Gallery, 309 N. Buckeye. • CHAPMAN: 71st Annual Class Night. 8 p.m., Chapman High School. • HAYS: Northwest Kansas Singles Club Dance, music by "Home Cookin'." 8 p.m.-Midnight, Fanchon Ballroom. $6, $4, age 21 and over. 628-2550. • LINDSBORG: Chamber Recital, Bethany College music students and faculty. 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. Free. 227-3311. • MCPHERSON: Program, "Positive People Power," with Michele Burris, Prairie View Food for Thought Series. 11:30 a.m., Holiday Manor Convention Center, 2211 E. Kansas. $10. 316-284-6412. NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL 9 Friday • CONCERT: Folk music from Kelly and Diana Werts, Art a la Carte Concert Series, sponsored by the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza. Free. 826-7410. • PROGRAM: Slide lecture by artist Gu Wenda, New York, about his works in the exhibit "New Art in China, Post-1989." 7 p.m., $3. Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • MUSIC: Female illusionator C.C. Marquette. 7:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • POPPY SALE: Buddy Poppy Sale, sponsored by Salina VFW Post No. 1432 and Ladies Auxiliary. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Salina Post Office and City-County Building. 8254909, 827-4866, 827-3767. • PUBLIC MEETING: Board/Chairperson Committee, The Partnership. 11:45 a.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • RUMMAGE SALE: Arts and Crafts, Rummage and Bake Sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., All Saints Orthodox Church, 2818 Scanlan. 823-3735. • SKYWATCH: "De Lights of the Southern Sky." 8:30 p.m., Room 229, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. Free. 827-5541, 827-6004. • LINDSBORG: Concert, Bethany College Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. Free. 227-3311. • LINDSBORG:Music from "Prairie Wind," traditional bluegrass band from Wichita. 9 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. • SHARON SPRINGS: Rattlesnake Roundup and Prairie Festival, Wallace County Fairgrounds. 852-4935. Listing 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 phone number. Information Call COMMUNITY line R For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Goodservke. Good price. Good neighbor agent. Threu good reasons to insure your car with State Farm. Bary Martin 1023 Greeley Salina, KS 825-0555 Suie Nmi Mutual Aumiiak buurai.? ( I km ic Otfkv: Ukx*iuu^u*i. tiJinuit t T KANSAS WHEAT North-central Kansas has best wheat; west is too dry the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 746, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, firstname.lastname@example.org DEPARTMENTS Freeze damage seems to be most evident in the southern counties By TRACI CARL ' Associated I'rcss WICHITA --• Winter wheat in north-central Kansas is some of the best in the state, while crops in western Kansas are struggling through dry conditions, and fields in southern Kansas are trying to overcome freeze damage. That was the report from a group of 55 people that toured Kansas Tuesday and Wednesday, stopping at random fields to examine the state's wheat crop. Traveling on the Wheat Quality Council tour were commodities traders, flour millers, farmer and agricultural statisticians. The tour started in Manhattan, headed west to Colby, then looped south and back east to Wichita. The participants, about three to four in each car, took different routes and discussed their find- "The further west we got, the drier it got. They are in desperate need of rain in the next week to 10 days." Ben Handcock Wheat Quality Council official ings Tuesday and Wednesday night. The final discussion will be this afternoon at the Kansas City Board of Trade. Ben Handcock, executive vice president of the Wheat Quality Council, said he expects this crop to be about average. After driving through northern Kansas on Tuesday, participants reported finding wheat that was healthy in north-central Kansas and dry in western Kansas with an estimated average yield of 38 bushels an acre, Handcock said. "The further west we got, the drier it got," he said. "They are in desperate need of rain in the next week to 10 days." Wednesday's drive found freeze damage in southwest and south-central Kansas and some disease and insect infestations — including leaf rust, a fungus that causes tiny, orange bumps on plants, and Russian wheat aphid, an insect that sucks the sap from the plant. Those who traveled further south reported seeing the most freeze damage, including plants with split stems. The average yield for southwest and south-central Kansas was estimated at 32.6 bushels an acre. Jim Shroyer, an extension agronomist with Kansas State University, said plants with stems split will eventually die because they won't be able to get enough water to the plant. Some plants have sent up new tillers to replace the old, damaged tillers, he said, but the new tillers will have a lower yield. ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, /sharp Qsaljoumal. com BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, dmar1inSaalioumal.com NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor, 823-8868 Salina email@example.com CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMBER, manager, firstname.lastname@example.org PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, datklnso Ssaljoumal.com 1-800-827-6868 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • 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. « CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. dally. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 T CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM Farmers can prepare CRP land If it is later accepted in program, half of cost of replanting will be paid By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Farmers in winter wheat areas can begin preparing land idled in the Conservation Reserve Program for fall planting without losing their government payment, the Agriculture Department announced Wednesday. The action by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman is an alternative to legislation passed by the House last week that would grant winter wheat, barley and oats farmers a one-year CRP extension to allow time for the land to be readied for planting. "This is a major victory for our wheat farmers. It is a much better way to go, and we are very happy with it," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. Farmers who grow winter crops in arid areas of states such as Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Oregon and Washington have been complaining that the USDA's decisions on 26 million acres of land offered for CRP under a new signup period would come too late for them to plant this year. Now, those farmers whose CRP contracts expire Sept. 30 have the option of removing grass or tree cover without fear of loss of income. "USDA will not reduce their CRP rental payments if they have destroyed or will destroy vegetative crop cover on their expiring CRP land," Glickman told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Dick Lugar, R-Ind., in a letter. If USDA later accepts the land into CRP, the government will pay half the costs of replanting the cover and the land would be idled for another 10 years. Lugar led a bipartisan group of senators who sought the action by USDA instead of the House-passed one-year extension bill, which had drawn a veto threat from President Clinton. The Clinton administration contended the bill would prevent millions of acres of more environmentally sensitive land from being enrolled in CRP this year and could jeopardize the nation's wheat supply. Glickman pledged that all farmers offering land for CRP would be notified by the end of May. He added that USDA will provide farmers whose land is rejected for the CRP program "advice and technical assistance" on how to improve their chances of being accepted in another CRP signup period expected later this year. Treat Mom To A Filet That'll Make Her Day. Treat her to our most tender steak, a 7-07.., bacon-wrapped choice filet mignon, aged, cut-to-order and charbroiled to perfection. Served with baked potato, french fries or rice pilaf and bread. 2351 S. 9TH (Central Mall) Salina $7.49 Add buffet for $2 more. 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