Archive for Tuesday, June 21, 2011

McLouth Happenings

June 21, 2011

Alfreda Ryan received word of the death of her brother, John Jones, 88, on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Bob and Alfreda Ryan; Lloyd, Allen and Grant Smelser; and Jeannie Jantz, of McLouth; and Anah and Sarajo Mance, Leavenworth, attended his funeral Wednesday, June 15, in Wiggins, Colo.

Several special activities have been planned for Saturday at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa, during the Old Settler’s weekend. Enjoy the day: Pam Jones, of Tonganoxie, will demonstrate the fascinating process of spinning wool. She will be located on the boardwalk between 10 and noon.

Julie Blichmann, digital photographer from Oskaloosa, will be the featured artist from 1-4 p.m. at the John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Museum. Julie’s specialty is equine photography.

Lynn Sheppard, an enthusiastic retired history teacher, will be on the grounds from 2-4 p.m. He will be dressed as a cowboy, sharing historical and contemporary accounts of Kansas, including some Native American folklore. Sheppard is said to inspire his audience, telling stories from the Old West using “True Tales of Old Time Kansas” as a main source. He has visited many classrooms, presenting at “Read Across America” in area schools. He uses an interactive approach with his storytelling, keeping the audience — young and old — entertained and interested.

McLouth Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27. For more information, please call (913) 796-2225.

Enjoy Tonganoxie’s Community Band concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at the VFW Park. Free Admission. Food stand will open at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. VFW Park is located at 910 E. First St. in Tonganoxie.

— Please submit McLouth Community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@embarqmail.com or (913) 796-6935.

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