History of Piper to be presented tonight

The history of Piper is the topic of a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Kane Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Lynn Sheppard, a Piper native and teacher at Washington High School for 32 years, will present the program in the Wyandotte County History Lecture Series.

Medicare open enrollment assistance event to be Oct. 23

A Medicare open enrollment assistance event sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The event will provide help to seniors during the Medicare open enrollment period. Trained volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program will be on hand at the event to provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who have questions, or who wish to make changes to their plans.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries who wish to make changes or enroll for the first time need to bring their Medicare card, any current prescriptions (including dosage and frequency), and a list of preferred pharmacies.

The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call Rep. Yoder’s office in Overland Park at 913-621-0832.