Community Organization: Project Q & A

August 2, 2017

Project Q&A, (formally The Montgomery County LGBTQ and Allies Social group) sole purpose is to create a connection between area LGBTQ members and their allies. This group will work to create an LGBTQ visibility for an otherwise invisible community. Through gatherings on the first and third Thursdays, Project Q&A will meet at Uncle Jacks in Independence, KS to enjoy good food, great company, and create lasting friendships.

Project Q&A on Facebook

SEK Pride 2017

It Gets Better Project

 

 

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger

July 30, 2017

This is the first in a series of readings from the following children's book by Independence, Kansas authors Collette Reichenberger and Judith A. Carroll.

Cameos of Courage Paperback – Unabridged, 2017

by Collette L. Reichenberger (Author), Judith A. Carroll (Author)

Cameos of Courage is set in Kansas and covers a span from the 1850's - 1870's. There are four stories within the first book of the series, Under the Cottonwood Tree. The book follows four ten-year-old girls making a home in Kansas: an abolitionist, an Osage Indian, an Exoduster, and a homesteader. Each book features a character trait the young girls develop.

The book Cameos of Courage can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

 

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Blog: Busy, Busy, Busy by Judy Carroll

July 30, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty by Judy Carroll

July 30, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: Grandparents vs. Soccer by Judy Carroll

July 30, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: I thought I could… by Judy Carroll

July 30, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: Bill on Books - Science Fiction

July 30, 2017

Bill Gour hails from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

"I went to McMaster University millennia ago.  Got myself a BA (Hon) in political science.  Worked at the Hamilton & Region Arts Council and Hamilton Public Library (Public Relations dept).  I also wrote some freelance (at which I stubbornly did not starve).  Then suddenly ... Independence."

If you don't know what to read next, ask Bill. He's great at Reader's Advisory!

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Oral History: Ralph J. “R. J.” Osborn

July 30, 2017

This interview took place July 8, 2014, at the Independence Public Library. Ralph J. "R. J." Osborn was born 10/26/1923, in Pawhuska, OK. He lived there until he was about 10 years of age. He graduated from Independence High School with the class of 1941 and attended junior college in Independence as well. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from June 1943 to February 1946. He now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Oral History: Robert L. Cooley

July 29, 2017

Robert L. Cooley was born in Independence, Kansas. He was interviewed as part of the Created Equal grant received by the Independence Public Library. He was in the first group of students who attended Lincoln Elementary School in Independence. He was an insurance investigator for a number of years and also worked for the post office.

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