Louise Gilbert celebrated her 96th birthday (March 5) on March 7 at the home of her daughter, Kathleen McConnell. Those present were Nancy and Steve Moring, and Elaine Grace of Oskaloosa; David Wong, Fort Leavenworth; Marty and Neal Stubbs, Olathe; Janet Means, Bonner Springs; John Stubbs, Shawnee Mission; Ron and Don Fowler, Raytown, Mo.; Sarah Thomas, Lawrence; Joan Bradford, Wamego; Erma Fowler, Kathleen McConnell, Juanita Herries, and Louise Gilbert, McLouth. Unable to attend were Hubert Kimberlin and Keith Herries, McLouth; Kirk and Anne Bradford, Marysville; and Marty and Murphy Stubbs, Olathe.
• McLouth Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call (913) 796-2225.
• Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative (LJEC) will conduct an open board meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the McLouth High School Theater Auditorium. This meeting will be for open discussion and a board vote on proposed rate changes. Two major points to be discussed will be the proposed increase in the monthly customer charge and the decrease in the kilowatt hour rate. In addition, alternative rates such as “time of use” and “load management” will be discussed. Contact Joe Heinen, (888) 796-6111.
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