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Ottawa Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Ottawa, Kansas The inside Story its working Page also inside Ann Page 89 7 7 Donahue 7 8 6 4 the daily 8 2 weekender 110 april Kansas 2424700 10 pages 35 cents weekend forecast mostly sunny and mild highs in the mid to upper 60s and Northwest to West winds 5 to 15 Clear tonight with lows 45 to continued mostly sunny and mild highs in the a in the classroom a o two area farm families teach City kids the abcs of farm life by Diane Yeamans Herald stuff writer two Franklin county farm families Are teaching Urban children about their Rural lifestyles through an adopt classroom program sponsored by the Kansas foundation for a in the Pat and Gene Vining of Rural Richmond and Jeff and Joyce Casten and family of Rural Quenemo have corresponded with classes this school the Vinings Are linked with Stephanie Sewells second graders at Anderson elementary school at while the Castens correspond with Maria Sanchezs fourth graders at Dorothy Moody elementary school at Overland the farm families and teachers Are excited about the they loved the letters and and my students writing to Sanchez said by Tele phone thursday their skills in letter writing have improved because their letters Are connected with a letter coming Sanchez said she signed up for information on a in the classroom at the american which was a Field trip for her the Only disappointment is that Sanchezs Stu dents wont be Able to visit the Casten farm on the Western Edge of Franklin the Cost of the trip is the Castens plan to make the reverse How and Joyce Hopes to take a video of the farm Joyce said earlier this week that the letter Exchange has been enhanced because her own is a fourth some of the Stu dents have written letters directly to Jill to quiz her about her 4h and her sheep Joyce also plans to Send or take along Grain samples when they visit the she wants to encourage students to read labels of food items at Home or the grocery store to see what grains Are in the Kansas is the 1 producer of Milo in the and most people dont know its food she the Vinings have had similar experiences with their Wichita and Sewall said he pupils also have responded Well to the we have a special person in Pat she writes to each student Sewell each got individual Christmas cards and Valen tines that included answers to some of the questions students asked in previous the a Kansas map pinpointing Wichita and Rural Richmond and the distance Between them have been used for a bulletin Board that the second graders Vining has sent plastic containers of soy Beans and wheat grown on the Vining farm and shelled com from a local she also has sent along Large photographs of growing crops and combining for display and sent a teachers kit on the Case of the purloined pig with a Story Book and activity the pig theme was continued with the Vinings have a Grain Pat but the intercity second graders understand a farm without so she has explained different kinds of farms and neighbors farms and farm grand old by save were saluted by the Hawthorne fourth and fifth Grade Actu All the classes took the stage for some grandparents came to the school for lunch and stayed the rest of the Day to watch the kids v House tax Bills freshen the air legislative scene upbeat package on Page 5 Mike Hayden and legislative leaders were encouraged Friday by the houses passage of a package designed to decrease government Reliance on property taxes and target additional Relief to homeowners and Small Hayden and the leaders said the houses actions on two tax measures showed there is enough of a willingness to com Promise in the legislature to get the biggest Issue facing lawmakers this year the House a Resolution that would ask voters to Amend the Constitution to change the states system for classifying property for tax Pur that system was itself put into the Constitution As an amendment approved by voters in the House also a Bill that would increase state sales and income taxes to raise about million for property tax the measure had been expected to and it required Only a simple or 63 the passage of the Amend ment was somewhat because it needed a two thirds or 84 of 125 House to win Howe the margin was obtained after speaker Jim Braden told fellow republicans that he would vote for it to keep the Resolution the House plan was a heavily amended version of a Resolution the Senate approved april the Senate voted against accept ing the houses Send ing the measure to a joint conference the Bill went to the where the assessment and Taxa Tion committee is expected to take it up it is becoming increasingly apparent that the legislature is getting the message that Kansas taxpayers want and expect prop erty tax Hayden said in a the actions taken this morning by the Kansas House of representatives should be viewed As an encouraging the proposed Resolution galls for a june 12 special election on the property tax it would decrease the rates at which Homes Are assessed for tax Pur As Well As the rate for commercial it also would restore to the tax Rolls for the next three years merchants and manufacturers property exempted by the 1986 critics contend that the 1986 Amend ment shifted too much of the tax Burden from Large businesses to Small businesses and i think that sends us a signal that two thirds of the legislators Are anxious to get some property tax package before the Senate president Bud said of the houses the state of state Art sex Ottawa lauds kansans efforts Lambert is a cheer Leader for Kansas artists who celebrate the so much of the Art we see these Days could have been produced any the Topeka based freelance Art promoter in concerned and especially interested in the Kansas artist who is aware of whats going but has chosen to depict they Are pioneers going against the a former reporter with the Ottawa is nearing the end of a statewide tour delivering a lecture titled is Kansas artists exploring their Kansas funded by the Kansas committee for the humanities and the Dane Hansen the tour scheduled included Pittsburg and Kansas Ann director of the Lawrence Art was sur prised that some attending lamberts lecture were being exposed for the first time to some of the they haunt seen Phil Epps landscapes with the billowing Clouds or Marilyn Grisham Evans i had seen this work and i guess i just assumed everybody Lambert shows More than 70 slides of examples of work by the the pieces encompass a Broad Range of styles and Grisham striking fabric landscapes incorporate Metal in threads that shimmer like morning Dew on grass in the Flint Hills near her Al Dorado Stan herds spectacular crop Art projects involve As Many As 20 acres planted to depict scenes or photographs by Terry Evans of Salina show the Virgin Prairie in contrast to slowed and the painted landscapes produced by retired University of Kansas Art instructor Robert Sudlow prompt viewers to want to see what he saw for he has blazed the Trail for two generations of landscape Lambert he has become very successful because his paintings have encouraged us to look not Only at but also at the Sudlow focuses on the Flint Hills and Rural areas around the seed for lamberts lecture was planted 10 years when a Friend suggested some Kansas artists were depicting the state in quite Beautiful and meaningful when you go to Santa you see there is a look to the he the the the weaving they All have the feel of Santa its not As its much More but there is the same kind of Unity of feeling with much of the Art produced in lamberts lecture starts with a Short introduction to Kansas Art history and the image residents and outsiders have of the state and its during the slide he talks about Kansas landscape artists who Are in touch with being products of the land a lot of us living Here think this state is the artists think its youre often More of an author Ity when you leave said the Lawrence arts Center

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