Archive for Sunday, July 8, 2001

SUN rail briefs

July 8, 2001

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A guided tour of the 14th Annual Downtown Lawrence Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be 6:30 p.m. Friday. The exhibit features eight artworks, including "Deer Hunter," above.

Bob Soppelsa, the juror for the show, will lead the tour. The tour will begin at the east entrance of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and end at Teller's, 746 Mass., for an informal reception with hors d'oeuvres.

The tour is free and open to the public.

Ag Hall of Fame show

celebrates farm heritage

Bonner Springs -- Farm Heritage Days and Steam Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and July 15 at the National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame.

Highlights include an antique and class tractor pull at 10 a.m. Saturday; a benefit silent auction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; threshing and plowing demonstrations; historical movies; and living history demonstration.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-16.

"TEMPORARY LIKE ACHILLES," an eight-color lithograph by Benito Huerta, is among the works in "Lawrence Lithography Workshop: Welcome Home," an exhibit showing through Sept. 1 at the Morgan Gallery, 412 Delaware, suite A, Kansas City, Mo. After 18 years in Lawrence, artist Mike Sims moved the Lawrence Lithography Workshop to El Paso, Tex. Recently, he recently moved the workshop to Kansas City.

Book written by KU alum

and set in Lawrence honored

"The Master's Plan," by former Lawrence resident LaVerne St. George, has been selected as one of the top five inspiration romances of 2000 in the Golden Quill competition.

St. George received a master's degree in neuroscience from Kansas University. The book is set in Lawrence.

The Golden Quill is a national contest sponsored by the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Library, Geological Survey

to present flood program

"Kansas Big Water --1951 Floods Revisited," a multimedia presentation, will be given at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Kyle Juracek, U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, will talk about the devastating floods of that summer and give a PowerPoint presentation. Many of the pictures to be shown are well-known, but many may not have been seen before. Fact sheets of "1951 Floods in Kansas Revisited" and color postcards showing Kansas flood basins will be distributed.

There will be a question-and-answer session about the floods, which affected primarily the Kansas, Marais des Cygnes, Neosho and Verdigris river basins in eastern Kansas, and left extensive damage in Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and the Kansas City area.

The event is free and open to the public. To see photographs on the flood, go to the U.S. Geological Survey's Web site at http://ks.water.usgs.gov.

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