January 29, 2011 marks 150 years of statehood for Kansas. To help communities statewide commemorate the sesquicentennial, the Kansas 150 Advisory Committee has launched www.ks150.org, a portal to events, programs, resources and agencies that celebrate the anniversary of statehood.
And this just in from Lisa and Coralee at Brickhouse Antiques in Topeka, KS ... Hey fellow bargain hunters, come see us this Saturday, June 12 at the Farm Fresh Junk Sale held inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall. The sale opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. and we will be among the approximately 25 dealers with all kinds of great stuff for you to rummage through! Check out Facebook at Farm Fresh Junk Sale for more info. You are guaranteed to have a great time! For more info, call 785-266-6000.
According to the Missouri Caves Association, Missouri and Arkansas' cave attractions will remain open despite the threat of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) affecting bats. The spread of WNS has been rapid and has been found in bats in Missouri. The disease contributes to a high mortality rate among bats at infected sites. Bats are beneficial to the ecology in their control of many insects. The animals also assist in the pollination of fruit crops. Humans are not affected by WNS. As a precautionary measure, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Park Service have closed access to the "wild" caves within their control as human contact with bats and their environment can help spread the disease.