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A first-hand view of AIDS tragedy
After trip to Africa, minister hopes to build programs to help victims
December 7, 2006
A trip to South Africa has a part-time Eudora minister using grim terms to define the reality of the AIDS epidemic on Africa. “Personally, I never realized what a genocide is going on due to AIDS,” said Jan Justice. “Africa is home to more than 60 percent of people living with AIDS.”
Statehouse briefing: Sebelius a ‘budding national figure’
December 7, 2006
This new blog will round up coverage of news made by elected state officials in Topeka.
Congressional briefing: Roberts confirms potential move off intelligence panel
December 7, 2006
Find out what’s going on in the Kansas congressional delegation.
Military matters: New guidance from Fort Leavenworth on how to fight, survive in Iraq
December 7, 2006
Welcome to Military Matters. This is a new news blog that will track coverage of military activities in northeast Kansas - how Kansans are affected by the presence of the bases here, and how ideas and units developed here affect the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’ll also focus on news about the Kansas National Guard, which has surely pulled its weight in those conflicts.
School lunch menus
December 7, 2006
Linwood Library news
December 7, 2006
No ECKAN for December
December 7, 2006
Sermon series
December 7, 2006
Eudora United Methodist Church will have an advent season sermon series based on each of the Gospels: Mark, Luke, Matthew and John.
Area churches prepare for Christmas services
December 7, 2006
The churches in the Eudora area have announced Christmas services.
Wrestlers keep up fast start with more dual victories
December 7, 2006
The Eudora wrestling team really knows how to start a season off on the right foot. After last week’s success against the highly touted Santa Fe Trail, Eudora took to the mats with Wellsville, Horton, Atchison, Oskaloosa and Atchison County in a dual tournament Saturday in Atchison. The Cardinals overwhelmingly won every dual, ending the day in first place with a five-match cumulative of 326 points.
Close not enough as Cardinals fall twice in home tourney
December 7, 2006
It was one of those games that come down to the final few seconds. Down 45-43, the Eudora girls basketball team had an opportunity to tie or win the game against Piper. There were just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and Eudora had four free throws with which to make up the difference.
Bouncing back
Eudora follows disappointing season opener with dramatic victory vs. Turner
December 7, 2006
It didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen over the course of a game or during a stern halftime lecture. The Eudora boys basketball team found itself between the first and second quarter of Tuesday’s game, and after a dismal four quarters the day before, and an equally forgettable start to the next game, the Cardinals turned it all around and won their first game of the season.
Respect others’ property
December 7, 2006
Cherish the Bill of Rights
December 7, 2006
I see that Bill of Rights Day is December 15th,” a bored American yawns. “Ho, hum. That Constitution stuff is so dull and tedious that I never read it. Besides, no one can take my rights away from me.”
A fresh face for the council
December 7, 2006
Last week, the Eudora City Council approved Mayor Tom Pyle’s nomination of Jeff Peterson to fill an unexpired seat on the council.
Angel tree items needed
December 7, 2006
Anyone participating in the Eudora “Angel Tree” program sponsored by HP Pelzer Corporation and the Eudora Lions Club is asked to drop the angel and gift off by Dec. 15 to Eudora City Hall, 4 East Seventh St., or HP Pelzer, 1201 Cardinal Drive.
Belleview FCE
December 7, 2006
The Belleview FCE will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the home of Edna Holmes.
Children’s activities
December 7, 2006
The Eudora Parks and Recreation Commission has several Christmas events planned in December.
Santa will pay a visit to hardware store
December 7, 2006
Santa Claus will visit Durkin’s Hardware from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store, 218 W. 20th St.
Fund-raisers to benefit statue project
December 7, 2006
The Eudora Statue Project committee will be selling tickets for chances to win Kansas University merchandise, including an autographed KU men’s basketball, at several Eudora High School home sporting events.
Pre-application meeting
December 7, 2006
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to provide information regarding registration and licensing of family daycare homes.
Christmas festival
December 7, 2006
The Clearfield United Methodist Church will have its annual German Christmas Festival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 597 East 2200 Road.
Prayer time
December 7, 2006
St. Paul United Church of Christ will have “A Time of Prayer” from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 19 at the church, Eighth and Church streets.
Childcare providers meeting
December 7, 2006
The Kaw Valley Family Child Care Providers will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Barbara Kruger, 826 East 12th St., Eudora.
Chamber meeting
December 7, 2006
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce will have its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Eudora City Hall, 4 East Seventh St.
EMS chief hopes class will produce new volunteers
December 7, 2006
Having finally convinced Douglas County to schedule a first-responder class, Eudora Emergency Medical Service Executive Director Bill Vigneron now wants to recruit enough new members to fill it.
Salt-and-sand facility passes 1st winter test
December 7, 2006
After six months of diligent work, the new salt-and-sand storage facility is finally complete in Eudora.
Homes for the holiday: The tour is ready
December 7, 2006
A holiday favorite is returning to Eudora this year, complete with trimmings and cheer. The Eudora Holiday Home Tour, scheduled to run from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, will feature five homes decorated with holiday finery.
Grace Nicole Winkler
December 7, 2006
Brian and Paula Winkler, Marysville, formerly of Eudora, announce the birth of a daughter, Grace Nicole Winkler, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
Billy R. Jardon
December 7, 2006
Fall sports all-area teams announced
December 7, 2006
All-area teams in football, cross country, soccer and volleyball have been named by the Lawrence Journal-World sports staff. The selections were based heavily on voting by area coaches and player performances throughout the fall season. All the area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors, with the exception of football, which named the Super 25 area team.
Community Christmas caroling
December 7, 2006
The old Holy Family Church, Ninth and Church streets, will be open for community Christmas caroling at 5 p.m. Sunday.
De Soto VFW fund-raiser
December 7, 2006
The De Soto VFW will have a blues and barbecue fund-raiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the VFW, 33725 W. 84th St.
Cookie festival
December 7, 2006
The community is invited to the Eudora United Methodist Women’s cookie festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel, 718 Church St.
School calendar
December 7, 2006
Community calendar
December 7, 2006
School plans emerging: $40 million figures to handle future school needs
December 7, 2006
Eudora USD 491 officials admit $40 million is a big number. “Any time you say $40 million to anybody their eyes are going to pop open,” school board President Ken Massey said. The board has started working through the process that is expected to produce language in February for a bond issue of that amount. The bond issue would likely go to voters in November.
School plans emerging
Board to consider survey to assess community’s views of school needs
December 7, 2006
Having received a report from a 42-member citizens advisory committee on how to approach a $40 million bond issue, the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education will now test those conclusions against those of the community at-large.
Snow forces schools to deal with unplanned recess
December 7, 2006
Students in rural areas like Eudora and De Soto communities have to be creative in finding things to do, while their parents have to be creative in making sure someone watches their children.
Living nativity
December 7, 2006
The youth groups of the Eudora United Methodist Church will have a living nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in front of the historic Salem Chapel, 718 Church St.
Pinecrest news
December 7, 2006
County health department offers flu shots
December 7, 2006
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the health department, 200 Maine St., Lawrence.
The Fly Route
December 7, 2006
Days gone by
December 7, 2006