Smoky Hill Trail Association Annual Conference
Date(s): 10/17/2014, 10/18/2014, 10/19/2014
Russell, Kansas, Deines Cultural Center
The 8th Annual Conference of the Smoky Hill Trail Association will be held October 17-19, 2014 at the Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main Street in Russell, Kansas.
The subject of this year’s conference is “Flora and Fauna of the Smoky Hill Trail: Commissary of the Plains.”
Jeff Seim, graduate student at Fort Hays State University, who will present “Commonly Encountered Snakes of the Smoky Hill Trail Region of Western Kansas.”
Craig Lilak’s program is “Visions of the Past—Native American Petroglyphs.” Craig lives in Wilson and Salina.
Orville Newton King, a retired pharmacist from Lawrence, will speak on “Prairie Pharmacy & Frontier Medicine.”
There will also be a program presented by members of the Ellis County Cachers, who will explain and demonstrate the popular hobby of Geocaching.
A bus tour of historic spots in Russell County will be hosted by Kay Homewood, Director of the Russell County Historical Society.
The public is invited to attend any or all of the conference. Registration is $45 for members of the Smoky Hill Trail Association and $90 for non-members. One-day registrations can be purchased for $45.
The Smoky Hill Trail Association is a non-profit organization established in 1997. Its purpose is to preserve the historical legacy of the Smoky Hill Trail, promote its designation as a National Historic Trail and interpret the events, remnants and locations that represent the historic trail, the Butterfield’s Overland Despatch (B.O.D.), successor freight and stage lines and the railroad and highways that replaced this important overland trail.
Elton Beougher, President
Dyslexia - "Support It" 2014 Fall Conference
Holiday Inn 549 S Rock Rd Wichita, KS 67207
Two day conference featuring Guest Speakers Rick Lavoie (Oct. 3) and Scott Sonnon (Oct. 4). The conference is hosted by Fundamental Learning Center. This is an opportunity for parents, students, educators, and the community to come together to understand dyslexia and what everyone can do to support struggling readers. Student panels and specialized breakout discussions also scheduled. Please visit www.funlearn.org for early bird rates through September 12, 2014.
Fundamental Learning Center, 316-684-7323, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.funlearn.org/enroll-call/event-registration/