Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

County conservation district’s 59th annual meeting is Saturday

January 24, 2008

Leavenworth County Conservation District will be having its 59th annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lansing Community Center.

This year's entertainment will be "Calamity Jane," the heroine of pulp fiction and the star of the Wild West shows. Joyce Thierer from the Kansas Humanities Council will be presenting Calamity Jane in a first-person portrayal. Hear her amazing story in her own words: how she learned to shoot and ride, the daughter she gave up for adoption and her reaction to the many myths spun around her name.

Thierer is a founding member of Ride into History, a historic performance touring troupe. She teaches history for Emporia State University. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Kansas State University and a master's degree in history and library science from ESU. She joined the History Alive Program in 1993.

At the business meeting, which begins at 8 p.m., the district will conduct an election of officers. Austin Potter and Richard Sachse are running for re-election. Elections will be followed by the Banker and Buffer awards. This year's winners are Rodney Parsons and family, Robert Barnhardt, and Phyllis and Charles Gable. Ronnie Kenyon will be receiving the windbreak award. The Buffer award will be given to Goldie Carpenter.

There will be door prizes at the end of the meeting. If you have any questions, call the Conservation District office, (913) 682-2133.

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