Archive for Tuesday, October 11, 2011

McLouth Happenings

October 11, 2011

Weekend guests of Bob and Alfreda Ryan were Tom Jones and son, Andrew, and Tim Jones and Melissa, of Wiggins, Colo.

Guests of Lloyd and Margaret Smelser were her sister, Virginia Jones, widow of John Jones; Jones’ daughter, Mary Ellen, and son, Pete, all of Wiggins, Colo.; and son, Ed Jones and family, of Texas. Also visiting were Jarrod, Mari, and Leyton Sanford, of Ottawa.

All attended the memorial service for John Jones, at Wild Horse Cemetery, along with 87 other friends and family.

Following the memorial service, 38 members of the Jones/Smelser family enjoyed a picnic supper and fellowship at the home of David, Jean and Lee Smelser.

• McLouth Friendship Club’s Covered Dish Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Community Center. All adults over 50 are welcome. Please bring food to share, and your table service.

• Parents As Teachers Playgroups welcome all families in the community with children younger than 3 years of age (older siblings may attend). Playgroups are led by a parent educator and will have enriching activities in the areas of language, social-emotional, motor and intellectual development. Playgroups are literacy-based, meaning the theme is based on a children’s book. The activities are for parents and children to enjoy together, as well as with friends from the playgroup. Playgroup is a good place to learn and practice social skills.

Parents As Teachers is a fun, free, early learning program for parents of children prenatal through 3 years, sponsored by the McLouth school district and the Kansas State Department of Education. For more information, please contact parent educator Jennifer Klamm at or (913) 845-1519.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: or (913) 796-6935.


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