Daily Life (May 17, 2017)

Scholars to lecture at Alexanderwohl

Two distinguished scientists will present the findings of their research and its connection to Men­nonites at 7 p.m. May 21 at Alexanderwohl Menno­­nite Church near Goessel.

Since 1979, Michael Crawford of the University of Kansas has been collaborating with Mennonite communities of Kansas on biological aging and the history of Alexanderwohl. He has published the book, “Different Seasons: Biologi­cal Aging Among the Men­nonites of the Midwes­tern United States.”

Mennonite communities, because of their histories and lifestyles, offer a unique opportunity to determine causes of complex diseases.

Francis McMahon, chief of the Human Genetics Branch of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. will explain his research regarding mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.

McMahon has identified and mapped genes associated with bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

The public is invited to these free lectures.

Hillsboro library is featuring local art

Hillsboro Public Library is featuring an exhibit of local artists through the month of May.

The artists are from Letty Enns’ painting group, and the media are pencil, oil, acrylic and watercolor.

The featured artists are Billy Kuesser, Teresa Ram­mers, Jeanie Funk, Delores Funk, Roxann Ewert, Regina Olge, Jay Steiner, Doris Maltbie, Pam Riesen, Sherri Sells and Phoebe Janzen.

Information May 25

about foster care

KVC Behavioral Health representative Pam Loewen is hosting an informational meeting from 7-8 p.m. May 25 at Hillsboro Parkview Mennonite Church, 610 N. Main St. (northwest door).

Couples and adults over age 21 who are interested in learning more about Kansas foster care licensure and the required TIPS-MAPP foster parent training are urged to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Loewen, 620-947-3960.