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4/28/2013

Class of '73 plans reunion meeting

Class of '73 plans reunion meeting

The Garden City Class of 1973 reunion meeting will be at 6 tonight at the Knights of Columbus. Everyone is invited.

For questions, contact Melissa Ohl Leiker, 640-4242, mleiker@pld.com, or Susan Hinkle Wilson, 260-6384, mrsdale@wbsnet.org.

Museum prepares for gallery reception

The Finney County Historical Museum will open its new Front Door Gallery with a public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday featuring a display entitled, "Celebration of Culture - Colors and Icons from Mexico."

The reception coincides with other Cinco de Mayo activities taking place in the community, and will include a brief program at 2:30 p.m. The gallery is a small space created just inside the entrance of the museum at 403 S. Fourth St. in Finnup Park, where the museum hopes to host several mini-exhibits throughout the year.

"Celebration of Culture" is available for viewing now, but the Cinco de Mayo weekend reception will offer refreshments and a brief program to acknowledge local residents who have loaned items for display, ranging from sombreros, serapes, clothing and hand-made figures to piñatas and ceramic goods.

Regular exhibit display hours are 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. After Memorial Day, hours will expand to 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Wheat tour to assess impact from freezes

WICHITA (AP) — Nearly 80 farmers and other agricultural experts plan to fan out across Kansas this week for the annual wheat quality tour amid mounting worries about crop damage from several hard freezes this spring.

The tour leaves Monday from Manhattan. More than 600 crop evaluations are planned across the state before the tour ends Thursday at the Kansas City Board of Trade with the announcement of its forecast for the 2013 crop.

This year's event will offer a close-up look at the impact from April freezes interspersed with warm temperatures. Wheat is particularly vulnerable when it has come out of winter dormancy and has begun to actively grow.

This year's crop is 10 days behind normal development in a season battered by not only recent freezes but ongoing drought.

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