Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

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February 23, 2006

Story hour

Story hour for children ages 3 to 5 will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday at the Eudora Public Library, 114 E. Ninth St.

For more information, call the library at 542-2496.

EHS open for walking

The Eudora High School hallway around the gymnasium will be open this winter to anyone who would like to use the facility for walking.

Doors will open at 6:15 a.m. Monday through Friday on days when school is in session, and will be open to walkers until 7:30 a.m. Children are not allowed.

Burnham to speak

in Emporia

Gracia Burnham will speak on "Can Faith, Hope and Love Survive a Year of Terror?" at 4 p.m. March 5 at the Emporia United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant, Emporia.

As missionaries in the Philippines in 2001, Abu Sayyaf terrorists kidnapped Burnham and her husband, Martin. During their 376 days of captivity, the Burnhams faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, cold-hearted murder and intense soul-searching.

On June 7, 2002, in a firefight between the Philippine military and the Abu Sayyaf Group, Martin Burnham was killed. Gracia Burnham was injured, but freed.

Gracia Burnham has authored two books, "In the Presence of My Enemies" and "To Fly Again."

Anyone who has either book can bring them for Burnham to sign.

The public is invited to attend. There is no charge to attend. A free will offering will be accepted.

Medicare Part D

information available

Douglas County Senior Services Program Assistant and Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas Coordinator Katie Glendening will present information on the new Medicare prescription drug program at 10 a.m. each Monday in the studio at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence.

A question and answer period will follow each session.

Seniors wanting to learn more about the new Medicare benefit are encouraged to attend.

SHICK volunteer counselors will be available in the DCSS computer lab to assist seniors in narrowing down their plan choices from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays.

A worksheet must be completed prior to meeting with a counselor.

For more information or to obtain a worksheet, call 842-0543. The worksheets are also available at The Eudora News office, 1402-B Church St.

The DCSS center will be closed Jan. 16 for the holiday.

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