The focus is on Spring, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's new venture, the Turtle Tots Club, a new series of programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. Whenever possible, sessions will include outdoor time.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Historical Society, 85 S Hwy. 281, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom.
In two weeks, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) will hold their annual meeting in New Orleans. I am not invited. Neither will I be participating in their 9th annual Get Organized Month, which is designed to "focus national attention on how getting organized empowers people to take back control over their time, inboxes, paperwork and possessions."
John and Sandy Maneth announce the engagement of their son, 1st Lt. Todd W. Maneth to Hanna B. Beery, daughter of Jack and Dixie Beery of Garden City. The prospective groom is the grandson of William (Bill) and Kay Maneth and Cecilia Schremmer.