Archive for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Conservation meeting January 31

January 21, 2009

The Leavenworth County Conservation District will be having its 60th annual meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Lansing Community Center.

Dorothy Klamm will serve a meal with entertainment, a business meeting, reports, awards, and an election of two supervisors to be held at the meeting.

Doug Watson from the Kansas Humanities Council will provide entertainment. The Kansas Humanities Council is a non-profit organization with 35 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.

Watson is a retired professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he taught American literature and Western Civilization for 27 years. Watson has participated in the KCH History Alive program since 1993. Watson will portray Will Rogers. Rogers was America’s most beloved humorist, reaching millions with his radio show and newspaper columns. As a cowboy and trick ropester, he starred in Wild West shows, vaudeville, and movies. Meet Rogers as he offers his commentary on the social and political issues of the day with the gentle humor that Americans adored. Watson presents his Will Rogers characterization for the Will Rogers Memorial Museums and various other groups; he also works for the international development organization World Neighbors on whose board he has served for several years.

During the business meeting, there will be an election of two supervisors to the board. The terms of Eugene Kramer and LeRoy Elder are up for election. Mr. Kramer has decided not to run for re-election after being on the board for 24 years. LeRoy Elder and Gary Rader will be running for the two positions. After the business meeting, awards will be handed out for soil conservation, buffer, and a windbreak.

Reservations for the annual meeting are due by Jan. 23. Please call the office at (913) 682-2133 to make your reservation. Come help celebrate 60 years of conservation.


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