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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • LV Times news in brief: Tuesday, Aug. 20

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  • Know your rights: Council on Aging seminar to educate on debt collectors
    The Council on Aging is scheduled to host an educational presentation, “Debt Collectors and Your Rights,” from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 29. The program is open to anyone 50 and older.
    The seminar is sponsored by Consumer Legal Clinic LLC, and attorney Michael Rapp will be in attendance.
    Rapp will discuss consumer rights under the law to protect people from harassment by debt collectors. He will also present information on understanding consumer credit.
    The Council on Aging is not endorsing the law firm, but is offering the information from experts on consumer rights. Seats must be reserved by Aug. 28 by calling (913) 684-0777.
    Friday night fundraiser to benefit infant with heart defect
    The Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St., will host a fundraiser Friday night to help a baby with special medical needs.
    Two-month-old Carson Asher, of Leavenworth, has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart defect in which the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped.
    The center will host musical acts Rock Quartet, Gospel Train and Ron Jaster. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and donations will be accepted for admission. A dinner will take place at 6 p.m. for $5 per person.
    Money raised Friday will be used for Carson's medical expenses.
    Fort's Freedom run slated for Sept. 13
    Munson Army Health Center and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the fifth annual Freedom Run 5K at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 at Munson Army Health Center at Fort Leavenworth.
    Pre-registration up to Sept. 5 ensures a race T-shirt and is $15 for individuals and $35 for families up to three people. Same day registration is $20 for individuals and $40 for families. Awards will be presented for first through third place in all age divisions and overall male and female runners. Strollers and pets are welcome. Register at www.fortleavenworthfmwr.com, and click on leisure and recreation> adult sports>Freedom Run.
    Resurfacing project under way in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
    A pavement repair and resurfacing project began Monday on a 10.3-mile stretch of K-5 from I-435 to U.S. 73 in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
    Project work includes pavement patching on mainline lanes, followed by a 1.5-inch asphalt mill and fill. The work will take place from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
    Traffic control installation also began Monday.
    Updated daily traffic information for the project and for the entire Kansas metro area can be viewed online at www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
    The Kansas Department of Transportation urges motorists to be alert, obey warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.
    Page 2 of 2 - Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., of Topeka, is the primary contractor on the resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $1.1 million. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-September, weather permitting.

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