Perry — Shannon Wilson, a student at Perry Middle School, is one of four youths from Kansas and Missouri who will be honored during a Women's History Month reception at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, 223 N. Terrace St., Atchison.
The reception will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Wilson is the daughter of Steve and Marcia Wilson. She is being recognized for her entry in an essay contest for girls, between fifth grade and 12th grade, written on the topic ``a vision for my life as lived in the spirit of Amelia Earhart.''
Newborn baby class
offered to parents
Parents of newborns can learn about numerous topics relating to the care of their baby at a Lawrence Memorial Hospital class on Monday.
The newborn class, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the hospital, will cover topics including bathing, cord care, clothing, safety, nutrition, crying and adjusting to parenthood.
``Parents have the opportunity to learn about the details they need to know to take care of their newborn,'' said Aynsley Anderson, childbirth education instructor. ``Because the workshop is not part of a childbirth class, it is open to adoptive parents as well.''
The workshop costs $10 per person and $15 per couple, and it will be in Meeting Room D at LMH, 325 Maine. For more information or to enroll, call 749-5800.
set on sewage systems
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is co-sponsoring a satellite conference on Alternative Sewage Treatment Systems at 1 p.m. Monday. The conference can be viewed at Kansas University in 336 Strong Hall. The moderator will be Scott Shields.
Juvenile justice, welfare
topics of conference
The annual Kansas Conference on Social Welfare will be Sunday through Tuesday at the Overland Park Marriott.
Session topics at the conference will focus on the transfer of juvenile justice programs from the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to the Juvenile Justice Authority, the privatization of child welfare services, and the transfer of long-term care programs for the elderly from SRS to the Department on Aging.
For information about the conference, call Paula Scott at (316) 337-6460.