Daily Life, July 15, 2015

Prof to speak on prehistoric Kansas

The Cottonwood Cross?ing Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will host ?Kansas B.C.,? a presentation by Donald Blakeslee, at 7 p.m. July 23, in the community room at the Goessel City Building, located on Cedar Street, one-half block south of Main Street.

Blakeslee, an expert on prehistoric and early historic Plains life, is professor of anthropology at Wichita State University. He has done fieldwork throughout the Great Plains and is the author of four books and numerous articles on anthropology.

His presentation will focus on Kansas in the era prior to Columbus. The prehistoric inhabitants of Kan?sas traveled widely, even to central Mexico and traded with the Pueblo people of the Southwest. Evidence indicates they were interested in arcane subjects such as meteors and meteorites and were part of a continent-wide intellectual tradition.

?It is easy to imagine that the small human communities that occupied Kansas for thousands of years would have existed in relative isolation, focused on hand-to-mouth existence?but nothing could be further from the truth,? Blakeslee said.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which is made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.

 

Board seeks to honor local quilters

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors wants to honor quilters at the organization?s annual meeting Oct. 15 at the Marion Senior Center.

The board is seeking nominations from the public of people who have hand-quilted, machine or tied. They need to live in Marion County, be at least 60 years old and be willing to attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.

Nominations forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580, starting July 8.

Nominations need to be returned to the local senior center or Department on Aging by Aug. 19.

 

4-H style revue open to the public

The 4-H Public Style Revue will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the United Methodist Church, 950 E. D St., Hills?boro.

4-H members will model items constructed or purchased in the 4-H clothing project. The public is invited to attend.

 

Public meeting to hear road issues

The Marion County Board of Commissioners has decided to hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, to discuss road conditions in the county.

The meeting will be in the Lake Hall at Marion County Lake. The public is encouraged to attend.

 

Juggler, comedy act set for July 16

The Marion City Library and Tampa State Bank is co-sponsoring a juggler/comedy act at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Marion Commun?ity Center at 203 N. Third St.

The event is for children and adults. Admission is free.

In addition to his juggling and comedy routines, Brian Wendling, of Kansas City, Mo., is featuring hula-hooping, Chinese yoyo tricks and other fun.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by at 101 Library St.