Lansing Booster Club's 'Old West' fundraiser set for Sept. 27
The Lansing Lions Booster Club’s second Texas Hold 'Em Poker and Bunco Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 27. This year’s theme is “The Old West,” and participants are invited to wear Western gear for a chance to win the best dressed prize. Money raised benefit Lansing middle and high school sports and activities.
Doors open at Lamborn Farms, 25761 151st Street, a half mile west on 4-H Road, from Desoto Road, at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 10:30 p.m. There will be a short tutorial for first time bunco and poker players before the game begins.
A donation of $40 will provide food and entry to the poker tournament, with $4,000 in chips. Make a reservation by Sept. 21, and you get $4,500 in chips. Anyone who pays in advance will receive $5,500 in chips.
An individual donation of $20 will provide food and entry to the Bunco tournament, or a team can play for $30. Bunco players who pay in advance will receive a free beverage of their choice. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available by donation.
Poker prizes awarded are $100 for third place, $200 for second place, and $400 for first. Bunco prizes are $100 for the first-place team, $50 for most Buncos (individual), and there is a prize for the last Bunco.
RSVP to, and send a check made payable to Lansing Lions Booster Club with the name, or names, of the people in your party, to P.O. Box 152, Lansing, Kan., 66043.
Pre-register now, but not later than Sept. 20. Or, you can visit Square market and pay online at .

DeSoto Road patching work began Monday
Patching to prepare for surface preservation work began Monday on DeSoto Road, between 4-H and Eisenhower Roads. Motorists should expect delays in construction zones along this route during the week, the city of Lansing reported.
Funding for this and other street and curb repair projects in Lansing comes from revenue generated by the countywide 1 percent sales tax.
For more information, contact Public Works Director John Young at (913) 727-2400 or

Eudora man wins $10,000 on wife's birthday Powerball ticket
Timothy McCurdy’s wife, Lorrie, only plays Powerball if the drawing falls on her birthday, which it did Saturday.
“Lorrie was sick in bed, too sick to go out and buy a ticket,” Timothy said. “So she asked me to go to the store and pick one up for her.”
The Eudora resident intended to purchase just one play, but at the last minute decided to purchase five Quick Pick plays. On the last play, the ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball, winning a $10,000 prize.
The McCurdys’ ticket missed hitting the jackpot by just one number. Instead of 17, they had the 14.
“I checked the ticket on the Kansas Lottery website Sunday morning, and I couldn’t believe how close we came to winning a $50 million jackpot,” McCurdy said. “Even though we didn’t win the jackpot, we’re happy with $10,000. Who knows? Maybe we’ll win again sometime. Statistically it can happen. Everybody has the same chance to win every time.”
Although they won their big Powerball prize on Lorrie’s birthday, Timothy  said they agreed to put the money in the bank instead of splurging on an extravagant birthday present.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee Food & Drug 1377, located at 3504 Clinton Parkway in Lawrence.

USM to open new academic year with Tuesday ceremony
The University of Saint Mary will officially open the new academic year at 10 a.m. Tuesday with USM’s traditional Fall Matriculation Ceremony.
The event is designed as a welcoming ceremony for all new students, including freshmen and transfer students, and will take place in Annunciation Chapel on the university’s main campus in Leavenworth, 4100 S. Fourth St.
Matriculation culminates with the new students forming a ring around the chapel while holding candles to create a “Circle of Light” that speaks to the promise of the new academic year.