Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

Area briefs

June 28, 2001


Cows come home, but to wrong house

Two cows mysteriously showed up shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday in a rural Douglas County man's yard.

Clifford Evans, 87 N. 700 Road, penned up the cows, hoping that their owner could be found, a Douglas County Sheriff's Department report said.

No description of the cows was listed in the report, but it said they are valued at a total of $800.

Hidden disabilities to be discussed

Oskaloosa An informal discussion about life with hidden disabilities will be convened at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oskaloosa Public Library, 316 Jefferson St.

A hidden disability is any medical condition not readily apparent, such as a mental health diagnosis, learning disability, fibromyalgia or diabetes.

People with hidden disabilities will share information about their lives. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is sponsored by Independence Inc., an independent living center for people with disabilities serving Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.

For more information, visit , or call Susan Mikesic or Ranita Wilks in Lawrence at 841-0333 or toll free at (888) 824-7277.

Seminar at KU studies Edith Wharton, Willa Cather

Beginning Saturday, 14 high school teachers from 12 states will be at Kansas University for a monthlong seminar focusing on two American writers from the early 20th century.

"American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather," taught by KU English professor Janet Sharistanian will focus on four novels: "House of Mirth" and "The Custom of the Country" by Edith Wharton, and "The Song of the Lark and "A Lost Lady" by Willa Cather.

The seminar, which runs through July 26, will include a trip to Red Cloud, Neb., where Cather was reared.

The seminar is one of 30 summer study programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sam Rabiola, who teaches English and humanities classes at Free State High School, is one of the seminar's participants.

Eudora school board to have special meeting

The Eudora school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday at 1002 Elm St. in Eudora.

The board will discuss items relating to the vote this fall on a school bond for a new high school. The board will discuss the possibility of having a special board meeting in July and the use of existing Eudora Middle School facilities.

The board also will consult the bond counsel, receive staff reports, approve contracts and hear board reports.

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