Archive for Sunday, May 13, 2001

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Friends and neighbors
May 13, 2001
Herb W. Cooper
May 13, 2001
Barnhart services
May 13, 2001
On the record
May 13, 2001
Business briefs
May 13, 2001
Job opportunities
May 13, 2001
Revenue dean?
May 13, 2001
Easier lifestyle
May 13, 2001
People
May 13, 2001
Protect self if split seems imminent
May 13, 2001
Mothers rule the day
May 13, 2001
Horoscopes
May 13, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
May 13, 2001
Bookstore
May 13, 2001
Briefly____________________
May 13, 2001
Tax watchdog group to take message to county Douglas County commissioners will face their first big 2002 budget challenge Monday: the Douglas County Property Owners Assn. Members of the tax watchdog group plan to ask the commissioners to lower the county’s share of the mill levy to offset increased property values countywide. The group usually reiterates its message each year before the county’s budget hearings start in July. Commissioners also will: Note receipt of petition from the Wakarusa-Kaw Drainage District to expand its boundaries and set a public hearing date for consideration. Consider a site plan for expansion of the day school programs at Serenata Farms in Big Springs. Consider a parking agreement with Allen Press Inc. The agreement would allow county employees to use the parking lot on the northeast corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets. Consider a request to seek bids for concrete overlay on the County Road 1061 bridge over Captain Creek. Hear a presentation by the Douglas County Extension Service. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________ Community service: THRIL to train volunteers Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence Inc. (THRIL) is seeking volunteers to help with the program, which provides equine-oriented activities for children and adults with disabilities. THRIL will train volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds arena. According to THRIL officials, a variety of volunteer opportunities are available, and no experience with horses or people with disabilities is needed. THRIL is a nonprofit organization operated by volunteers. For more information or to RSVP for the training session, call 841-9740. __________________________ Art Tougeau: Social Service League gets lift from parade The May 5 Art Tougeau parade raised about $200 for the Social Service League, administrator Jean Ann Pike said. But, she said, the parade served a larger purpose promoting the league, which operates a thrift store at 905 R.I. and provides other community services. “We don’t get a whole lot off the parade,” Pike said. “We get the word of the league out and let people know what we do. The more people who know, the more likely they are to donate money and goods. We survive literally survive on donated goods.” Most of the money raised was from an after-parade party that featured music and films. The rest was from parade entry fees. About 30 vehicles entered the parade. __________________________ Water pollution: Girl Scouts launch drainage program Lawrence Girl Scouts and troop leaders are starting a campaign to educate residents about preventing water pollution. As part of the campaign, the Girl Scouts will visit area storm drains and adhere plastic decals stating “No Dumping Drains to River.” They also will place fish-shaped hang tags on the residential doors in corresponding neighborhoods. The tags outline causes of pollution, its effects on streams and wildlife, and prevention methods. The target area is neighborhoods upstream from Hidden Valley Camp for Girl Scouts, west of the intersection of 15th Street and Kasold Drive. The city has more than 7,500 storm drains. __________________________ Program to discuss changing world Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program this week about global change and its effects. “The Emerging World Transitions Driving Change” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Holidome, Regency A. Jerry Wade, emeritus associate professor of the community development program at the University of Missouri will be the guest speaker. Reservations are required for the program, which costs $15 per person and includes a deli buffet. They can be made online or by contacting the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 586, Lawrence 66044.