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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Independence, Missouri Page 3�?the examiner monday May 14,1990our town what a life Squirrel seems to be nutty Over his new found Friend by Frank Haight or. The examiner Mark Hain is just squirrels Over his new found Friend Fred. The Friendship has evolved slowly around nuts a cracked English walnuts a and now Hain has Fred eating out of his hands. In fact Fred a Reddish Brown Squirrel loves walnuts so much that he once helped himself to nuts that Hain kept in his living room at 1026 w. Woodland ave. But Fred Wasny to always this Friendly or adventuresome. Hain first became aware of Fred last october when he noticed the Supply of walnuts on his front porch was diminishing. And it Wasny to Long before the Young Bachelor found out who the culprit was a Fred. But Fred Wasny to Fred then. He was just a Walnut Loving Squirrel that lived in a Large tree across the Street from Haines. Hain says he became infatuated with the Squirrel and decided he would try to lure the timid animal to himself by offering him cracked walnuts. To attract Fred a attention Hain says he would sit on his front porch Steps and tap an unc racked English Walnut on the sidewalk for a while. But before going inside Hain would crack open the nut and leave it on the sidewalk. Hain says he repeated the tapping every Day for a month before Fred became Brave enough to Cross the Street to take advantage of the tasty snack. After the first happenings trip eating walnuts off the sidewalk became a daily ritual. After about a month of leaving cracked walnuts on the sidewalks Hain says he wanted to get a closeup look at his new found Friend that he watched from his living room window. A i would crack open the Walnut leave it on the sidewalk and wait there a he says. A the Fred would come up slowly and take it from my hands. Head sit there and eat it and wait for the next although Hains says he was afraid the Squirrel might bite him the animal did no to show any fright at All. A after he started eating out of my hands he started coming Back every the Squirrel expects daily feedings Hain says. A a he la scuttle around on the porch and bump against the door. That show i know he a and on those Days last Winter when it was too cold for Hains to stand outside and hand feed the Squirrel Fred did no to go hungry. Hain fed him from inside the door. Fred apparently feels there a no place like Home a Haines Home a because he sometimes makes himself at Home there. A a he a been All the Way into the Kitchen before but he wont stay Long. Hell look around and Dart on a recent warm Day Hain says he left the front door open and Fred invited himself in. He went Over to the sack of walnuts in the living room and helped himself burying those he had to Days gone by submitted photograph Fred a Reddish Brown Squirrel climbs Down a tree to eat English walnuts. The neighbourhood Squirrel has been eating out of the hands of Mark Hain 1026 Woodland ave., for months. Ken in the Yard. Apparently Fred knows he has a Good thing going Hain says because a a in be seen him Chase off other squirrels from my Yard. He a very protective. He thinks its his and Fred sometimes wont let his feeder out of his sight either. Hain recalls the time Fred followed him about two blocks while he was walking Home from the store. Hain says there a nothing he enjoys More than feeding Fred who goes through about 30 walnuts at a feeding. The daily feedings have not Only changed Fred a habits but also his shape too. Hain says Fred was Skinny when he first came to dinner but a a he a getting pretty fat now. I just Hope i have enough walnuts to last me through the As for the name Fred Hain says he just thought it up a out of a Clear Blue sky for no particular he also Calls Fred a the new kid on the Bock because he a so Hain says Fred knows that he a not going to Hurt him. And because of that Trust Hain is hopeful that hell be Able to get Fred to sit on his shoulder or to come into his House and not be afraid. But if those things never happen one thing is for sure Hain will always value Fred a companionship and Friendship a a Friendship that the former Van Horn High school student Hopes will last for years to come. Clubs alzheimer a programs Junior service club stresses Basic care of Mia organized family members and friends of alzheimer a patients can attend two free informational sessions on the Basic care of alzheimer a. The first session provides an understanding of the illness and the second focuses on handling common problems associated with it. The presentations Are from 7 to 9 . Tuesday and May 22 at shepherds Center 5200 Oak St., Kansas City. Call the alzheimer a association at 649-5520 to Register. Forum looks at Legal issues of alzheimer a the alzheimer a association is sponsoring a Community forum on Legal issues of the illness. Attorney John Davis Speaks at 7 . Thursday at the res Haven nursing Home Chapel 1700 w. Truman Road. There is no admission charge and no registration is required. Call the association at 649-5520 for More information. Chrisman class of �?T35 sets weekend reunion the William Chrisman High school class of 1935 is planning three Days of food fun and Fellowship this weekend. Activities begin with a 5 . Get together at the Bingham Waggoner estate 313 w. Pacific ave., continues saturday with a 7 . Banquet at the Cracker neck country club 1800 e. . 40, and ends sunday with Brunch at Stephenson sold Apple farm restaurant . 40 and Leeds Summit Road. For More information Call Viola Stears 461-6647, or Harry Mitchell 373-9255. A modern Woodmen of America Junior service club was instituted at an organizational party april 30. Junior service clubs teach members about patriotism Good citizenship and helping others in Many service oriented educational and recreational activities. Jerry Henson of Blue Springs a representative of the fraternal life insurance society is sponsoring the club. Call 228-3161 for More information. Pop chapter plans variety of activities Busy times Are ahead for the three trails chapter of parents without partners. The family Spring fling at holy family school 18400 Salisbury Road begins at 5 30 . Events include a potluck dinner games a Talent show and dance. A general membership meeting begins at 7 . May 18 at the Blue Springs Community Center 200 14th St. The evening includes a potluck dinner and a program about teenagers presented by speaker David Stitt speaking about teens. A membership orientation begins at 7 . May 19 at the highball town houses 2001 w. Pern broke Crescent. Call 252-0742 Fen More information. Aba chapter plans to Mark anniversary the Royal Ridge chapter of the american business women a association observes its anniversary at 7 . June 5. Shirley Gibson a former recipient of Royal Ridge scholarships is the speaker. The program is at Ridgeview Christian Church 8640 sni a bar Road. Call 373-9177 for More information. Area members fill state sorority posts Jane Waterman of Blue Springs and Jean Parker of Independence were installed As state officers at the state convention of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. Waterman is serving As state president and Parker As state corresponding Secretary. The Gamma Delta chapter of Blue Springs was honoured As the outstanding state chapter at the St. Louis convention in april. Epsilon Sigma Alpha is an International philanthropic sorority that locally supports Hope House Sunshine school and Crit Tenton Center. Anyone interested in learning More about the sorority can Call 373-1485 for the Independence chapter and 833-0580 for the Blue Springs chapter. A capsule look at club activities the Mokan heme Ocallis society is holding a Day Lily Plant Sale from to . To 4 . May 19 at the Loose Park Garden Center 51st Street and Wornall Road Kansas City. Call 254-9159 or the Garden Center at 561-9710. The annual picnic of the Independence chapter of the National association for retired Federal employees begins at noon May 19 at Mill Creek Park 1717 River blvd. Bring a picnic Basket and table service entertainment will be provided by the sound of Hope. Call 461-6260 or 254-5989 for More information. The the Kansas City South Christian business and professional women a Council meets at 9 30 . June 9 at the Adams Mark hotel interstate 70 at the Harry s. Truman sports Complex. A bridal fashion show and a program by Wauthena Neely Are planned. Tickets Are $7.50. Call 761-7267. People woman wins vacation to mount Rushmore Judy Hanks will be taking a vacation later this summer thanks to Midland True value hardware 908 w. Maple ave. Ben Volker of True value said Hanks won the a vacation across the nation drawing on april 12 and selected mount Rushmore As her vacation site. More than too entries were submitted Volker said. The Winner had her Choice of six different vacation trips. Pro gun activist wins citizen of year award Lyle f. Cammerer of Independence is the recipient of the citizen of the year award presented by the citizens committee for the right to keep and Bear arms. Cammerer was selected for the award because of a dedication to the efforts to preserve the right of the people to keep and Bear arms As guaranteed by the second amendment to the . Constitution committee officials said in a new release. Criteria for selection of the award is based upon the activities of individual members. Such activities include being Active in local state and National gun rights issues writing letters to the editor providing significant financial support to the movement and contacting elected officials or appearing for Public testimony. It is not necessary that individuals meet All the criteria. Done to have a garage Sale without us. The examiner classifieds open sat. Ii thurs. Night 7 am-6 pm a two 7 am-8 pm thurs. 9 am-2 pm sat Quick lube Jab a $0195 29 min or less or your a. I next Oil change is free Liim its not just a car. If i your Freedom. Chevrolet 1834 s. Noland re. 254-3860 v before after the Choice is yours Stokes chiropractic clinic Call 478-0810 today lost in your landscape Call the Village gardens. Well design a Beautiful landscape plan for your Home or office. With our unique service of do it yourself landscaping you la receive detailed plans All you have to do is the planting. Or Well take care of everything Well measure your Yard make suggestions draw the plans and do the planting. All at a very reasonable Price. Rain Bird sprinkler systems also available. Free estimates. Call for details the Village gardens i w today is monday May 14, the 134th Day of 1990. There Are 231 Days left in the year. 50 years ago the correction of a clerical error in the preliminary census figures boosted prospects that the population of Independence would be boosted to 16,000 by the time the Complete totals were filed. The correction added too persons bringing the preliminary total to 15,822. Ernest Cooper District census supervisor said Telephone Calls from persons who had been missed by enumerators made him fairly confident that the 16,000 Mark would be passed by the time the project had been completed. Mrs. Joseph t. Noland 216 Delaware St., observed her 91st birthday anniversary. She was in comparatively Good health and remained extremely interested in current events. She was born in Jackson county and grew up on a farm at Hickman Mills. Mrs. Noland who was miss Margaret Ellen Truman married . Noland in 1870. They moved to Independence in 1893, and or. Noland died in 1923. Family. Or. . Harper was appointed business manager of the Jackson county Home for the aged at Little Blue by the county court in a session at Independence. He was presented to the court and recommended by or. . Mccarthy who recently had been appointed director of the Home. Or. Harper formerly was pastor of the first Christian Church. He had also served As Eastern Jackson county director of Relief and was assistant director of the census at the time of his appointment by the court. A unique sight in Independence was provided by the Graceful and brilliantly plumed peacocks that had the run of the Lawn of the Home of or. And mrs. G. Leonard Harrington on North River Boulevard. The flock consisted of four male Birds and three females five of them having been raised by the family As a Hobby. The Harrington had become very much attached to them. A patient of or. Harrington gave him a Peacock about seven years earlier. He got a mate for it and had been very much interested in raising the others. Or. And mrs. Arthur s. Hurt 609 Overton ave., who were injured in an automobile Accident on the Way to attend a marriage at St. Clair mo., did not miss the event after All. Their daughter miss Muriel Hurt a schoolteacher and Sherwood Kitchen of St. Clair who were to be the principals in the wedding came to Independence when they Learned of the Accident and the ceremony was performed at the besides of the parents in the Independence sanitarium. The Rev. . Mcgraw pastor of the mount Washington Baptist Church performed the ceremony. Both of the hurts made a Good recovery and were discharged from the Hospital in a few Days. The Bride and bridegroom returned to St. Clair to make their Home. John Bayless had joined the staff of the . Penney store As assistant to . Andersen the manager. He came from Wellington kan., and took the place of Royce head who had left for another Post. Or. Bayless and his wife and a son were living at 513 w. Van Horn Road in the Home formerly occupied by the head Lawrence Clark son of the Rev. And mrs. Walter l. Clark 737 s. Main St., was elected student body president for the fall semester at William Chrisman High school. His Campaign manager during the election was Ottis grounds retiring president. Sue Ogden was elected Secretary and Marilyn Mckim editor of the envoy. This Date in history in 1643, Louis Xiv became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father Louis Xiii. In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner administered the first vaccination against smallpox to an 8-year-old boy. In 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana territory left St. Louis. In 1904, the first olympic games to be held in the United states opened in St. Louis. In 1955, representatives from eight communist bloc countries including the soviet Union signed the Warsaw pact in Poland. Former editor John Mcdonald compiles the 50 years ago items for the examiner. New programs for Cord Community research and development is making two new programs available to Low income individuals and families in Eastern Jackson county. A variety of summer Garden seeds and Tomato plants is available free of charge to Low income families who qualify. Also included Are Plant descriptions and uses and a planting guide for this area. Home weatherization is available to qualified homeowners and renters. Families must qualify according to income guidelines. Renters will be asked to provide some information available from their landlords. For More information about either services Call Cord at 836-4644. I earn the facts. Of life 228-9500 of you think mental illness Only runs in other families its time to learn the facts. Plan to attend Afree lecture Senes sponsored by the help Center at the medical Center of Independence. All lectures w ill begin at 7 . And he held in the medical Plaza building next to the medical Center at 1"203 East 23rd Street. The series one of Many free programs offered in conjunction w Ith our roaring 20th year. W ill include tuesday May 15 feeling Down Anil out Quot a facts about depression presented try or Dennis Cowan and Gail Bodenhausen r n tuesday May la Quot High Strung or Strung out Quot a facts about teen behavioural problems presented by Mike Whitt Issac and Chris Green r n., Sac medical Center of Independence 17103 Tail 23rd Siren Independence. Mlwtouri64037 All lectures Are free however due to space limitations please Call 373-2300, ext. 385 for reservations

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