Heidi Karn-Barker received a warm welcome from her church family during service on Sunday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church of McLouth. She's been dismissed from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and is feeling very well following her lung transplant. Her family is very thankful for the many prayers lifted on their behalf. Please continue to keep Heidi in your prayers as her recovery progresses.
¢ Bob and Alfreda Ryan spent the weekend at her nephew, Tom Jones' home, in Wiggins, Colo. They attended the 60th wedding anniversary of her brother and his wife, John and Virginia Heywood Jones, on Sunday, March 30, at the Wiggins Senior Citizens Building. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were married March 28, 1948 at the Stanwood Friends Church near McLouth. Bob Ryan was the best man; Margaret Smelser was her sister's bridesmaid.
¢ "Count Your Kid In." If you have concerns about your child's development, this free screening will provide help for children birth to 5 years of age. Children are screened in the areas of speech/language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing. Screenings will be on Friday, April 11, at the McLouth Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Lake Street. To schedule an appointment, please call (785) 863-3410.
¢ The McLouth Public Library will play host to an open house on 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Coffee and doughnuts will be served as patron appreciation. A book sale will be held, and baskets filled with books and goodies will be raffled. All proceeds will go to the Library Improvement Fund.
¢ Parents as Teachers' "Week of the Young Child Fair" will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oskaloosa Middle School. This event is for families with children birth to 8 years of age that live in Jefferson County. Join in for a free family meal, free car seat checks, activities, crafts and games. Give-a-ways include: life jackets, smoke detectors and bike helmets (while supplies last).
¢ An event entitled "Sharing Compassion: Restoring Hope" will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Sunday at McLouth Church of the Nazarene. Kansans For Life, a ministry committed to anti-abortion efforts, will present the program.
All adults and teens (with parental permission) will meet in the sanctuary. A prayer room will be available in the conference room for those who would like to pray and listen to scripture during the Sunday school time. Pastor Leland and Dot Smith will lead. Worship will start at 10:30 a.m.
Other events include: presentations from Project Rachel, Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence and The Lighthouse. Project Rachel, according to a press release, pertains to "a woman who experienced an abortion and how Jesus Christ can bring hope and healing to broken lives."
The Leo Center assists women who are contemplating abortion.
The Lighthouse, meanwhile, is a maternity home, an outreach program and an adoption agency.
A caring and sharing information fair will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Booths will be set up in the fellowship hall where all guest speakers will share information and materials from their ministries.
Refreshments and finger foods will be served.
¢ United Methodist Women will meet for its noon luncheon on Friday, April 18.
Please submit McLouth Community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 796-6935.