Al-Anon to meet Monday
Al-Anon will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday at 216 S. Main St., McPherson Call 785-826-1743 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery to meet Tuesday
Celebrate Recovery will meet Tuesday evening at Countryside Covenant Church, 940 E. Northview, McPherson. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and a meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Come for help with all life’s hurts, hangups and habits.
Are you helping a parent, spouse, friend, special needs child or sibling, or someone in the nursing home or across the country? Plan to attend an upcoming program, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" designed to benefit family caregivers.
The program series will start on June 17 at The Cedars Conference Center starting at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The six-series sessions include topics such as taking care of yourself, managing stress, finding and using local and online resources, communicating feelings needs and concerns, communicating effectively in challenging situations, learning from emotions and mastering caregiving decisions. This program is designed to help caregivers care for themselves while taking care of a loved one.
It is also designed to learn from each other involved in the caregiving process.
Classes will be led by K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents, Jana McKinney and Lori Shoemaker. All are welcome to attend.
The session is free of charge, and funds are available for respite care.
Registration is required to ensure program handouts for each participant, but there is no charge for the classes. However, a minimum of 10 participants is necessary to hold the program in each location. A handbook "The Caregivers Helpbook" will be available for optional purchase.
Please register by June 10 with Jana McKinney at  or by calling 620-241-1523.

DAR meets
With eleven members present, the Mary Wade Strother Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Monday in the Conference Room at Presbyterian Manor in Salina.
Led by Regent Karen Buhler of Assaria, the meeting opened with the group reciting the DAR Ritual and the Preamble to the Constitution.
Vice Regent Carol Brown of Lindsborg read parts of the President General's Report and Melissa Stuchlik of Lincolnville read the minutes of the January and February meetings, which were approved as read. Treasurer Christy Jarrett of Salina presented the chapter's financial report.
Correspondence, which included an invitation to the 100th anniversary celebration of Sagamore Chapter in the Kansas City Area and two notes of thanks from the President General for monetary gifts, was read.  Sharon Foust of Minneapolis, National Defense Chair, gave information about a DAR member who has recently retired from a career in military service.
Mary Douglass, acting as Parliamentarian, presented proposed bylaw changes, which were accepted by members present.
The Brag Box, which supports the treasury, was passed. It was announced that the next chapter meeting will be April 20, at the home of Diane Sultani. Virginia Frederick of Salina served refreshments.
The program was member participation with those present telling about favorite books that were written by women.

Anthropological Association to meet in Lindsborg
The Kansas Anthropological Association will host an afternoon of informative talks as part of its annual meeting April 18. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 North Main in Lindsborg.  
The program begins at 1 p.m. Members of the community and surrounding area are invited to attend this free event.
Dr. M.J. Morgan is a speaker for the Kansas Humanities Council. Her presentation and discussion, “Lost Kansas Communities,” will be one of five presentations about Kansas’ archeological and cultural heritage. There will be a break and refreshments after the first  two presentations. The afternoon program will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Other topics and speakers for the afternoon include:

2014 Excavations at the Adair Cabin Site (in Osawatomie), by John Fox Central Kansas Indian Rock Art Surveys by Kent Sallee Local Impact in Preserving Archeological Sties by SHPO Archeologist Dr. Tim Weston Kansas Archeology Training Program in its 40th Year, by State Archeologist Dr. Robert Hoard. Contact Rose Marie Wallen, KAA immediate past president, at 785-227-3636 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
M.J. Morgan was born in Lawrence and returned to her home state to teach at Kansas State University and help develop the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, where she is Director of Research. Her specialty is the reconstruction of lost landscapes and environments as well as research into cultures and peoples whose voices do not often appear in standard histories.
She received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati and has published two very different books. The first is on early French villages of 18th-century Illinois entitled “Land of Big Rivers: French and Indian Illinois, 1699–1778.” In 2010, she published a study of the lost town of Broughton, Clay County, Kansas, in associate on with undergraduates who researched and wrote portions of the book as well. M.J. joined the KHC Speakers Bureau in 2012.
Kansas has nearly 9,000 disappeared towns and communities, caused by its unusual and spectacularly fast settlement history. The variety of town types is as striking as the stories they left behind. This talk explores research conducted on lost Kansas places and discusses problems researchers have when searching for information.
"Although so many early photographs show nearly identical Main Streets for thousands of disappeared Kansas communities, there is no such thing as a cookie cutter small town,” said Morgan. “Every little place was someone's home town. With creative research, we can find those home towns as they exist in archives and memories."
“Lost Kansas Communities” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Humanities Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience — innovations, culture, heritage and conflicts.
The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.  
For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at 785/357-0359 or visit online at

FCE learns about The Cedars
Karen Spoon, hostess, co-hostess Carol Bradford and Clarice Graves welcomed 38 members and guests of the Happy Homemakers Family and Community Education unit to the salad supper potluck at The Cedars Monday.
Spoon introduced Bob Baldwin of The Cedars, who talked about The Cedars and gave a slide show presentation. He said most people would like to stay in their own home for as long as possible. However, declining health and a need for greater medical support should cause people to consider moving to other housing.
He also said being physically active is beneficial for health and longevity.
The next meeting will be April 20 at the home of Frances Stucky.

Deborah Circle meets
The Deborah Circle met Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Serve Center. There were 14 in attendance.
Carolee Chartier gave a presentation on racial justice.
The next meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. April 16 at the Serve Center.