Program to discuss how to recognize gambling problems

The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will hold a program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 24 on how to recognize gambling problems.

This presentation will address how and when to get help for a gambling problem. It is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. To register, call 913-906-8990.

Freeby graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Josephine J. Freeby graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Freeby is the daughter of Carmelita and William Freeby of Kansas City, Kan.  She is a 2011 graduate of Bonner Springs High School.

Urban leadership earns high school seniors Edgerley-Franklin scholarships


Finalists for the Edgerley-Franklin urban scholarship at Kansas State University included, front row, from left: Samantha Estabrook, Eunice Ortiz, Taylor Cofield and Miya Saint-Luis; back row, from left: Natalie Walton, Steve Edgerley, Noe Nunez, Michael Zuniga, Celso Carranza, Marco Loma-Jasso, Bernard Franklin, special assistant to the K-State president; and Emmalee Laidacker. (Photo from Kansas State University)

Two Kansas City, Kan., high school seniors have been named Edgerley-Franklin scholarship winners at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Marco Loma-Jasso, Turner High School, and Natalie Walton, Wyandotte High School, both from Kansas City, Kan., are both Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recipients.

The other scholarship finalists were from Buhler, Dodge City, Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, Overland Park, Liberal and Pittsburg, Kan.

Kansas State University awarded five Edgerley-Franklin scholarships in all this year to outstanding seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

The university received 93 applications, and a selection committee chose 11 finalists to interview.

Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and recognition day on March 10.

Of those interviewed, five students were chosen to receive the $3,000 scholarship. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years with a 3.0 GPA at the university.

This scholarship is made possible by the Edgerley and Franklin families who continuously demonstrate leadership and support of service to individuals from urban areas.

It was created in memory of Bernard Franklin’s wife, Elsia, who was committed to helping better the lives of young girls in urban Alabama.

Franklin is a special assistant to Kansas State University’s vice present for student life.

The Edgerleys have been longtime supporters of Kansas State University, contributing to a number of scholarships, funds and faculty chairs in the past 10 years, including: the Paul B. and Sandra M. Edgerley Business Administration Scholarship; the Paul B. Edgerley Chair in Business Administration; the Robert M. Edgerley Chair in International Business, in honor of his father; the Edgerley Family Chair in the College of Business Administration; and the President Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration.