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11/8/2012

St. Dominic to host annual bake sale

St. Dominic to host annual bake sale

The St. Dominic Altar Society annual bake sale will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday inside the St. Dominic Parish Center, 615 JC St., and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with the remaining goods being sold after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, and the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. All proceeds will go to help fund youth activities. Home baked pies, yeast breads, cakes and cookies are accepted for donation, as well as free-will offerings.

Decorated veteran to speak at GCCC

Southwest Kansans can hear from a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran and author in a public program for Veteran's Day, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building at Garden City Community College.

Daryl S. Paulson, author of "Walking the Point" and a series of additional books, will speak about the Vietnam War experience in a presentation sponsored by the Brookover Lecture Series and the GCCC Student Government Association. Admission is free and the public is welcome, a release from GCCC said.

Paulson's "Walking the Point" has been described as a healing journey through the displacement, despair and rejection that he and many U.S. veterans felt after returning from Southeast Asia. The book treats the experience as one of initiation for those who served.

GCCC, which earned a place on the latest G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list for accommodating U.S. veterans, hosts a program each fall in observance of Veteran's Day.

Paulson earned the USMC Navy Commendation Medal, with "V" for valor, as well as the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Action Award. He also wrote "Haunted by Combat," which explored post-traumatic stress disorder among Vietnam veterans, and a number of business-related books.

Paulson is now the president and chief executive officer of a medical and pharmaceutical product research firm.

"This book was written by someone who has been there ...who has walked the point and has come back to complete his mythic journey," according to a forward for "Walking the Point" by Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., a Saybrook University psychology professor.

"America has much to learn from the traditions of initiation," according to a review by Pacifica Graduate Institute Professor Jonathan Young. "Paulson's insights are a valuable contribution to that end." Tom Greening, editor of Journal of Humanistic Society, cited the book for "poignant lessons from war."

Harper Lee classic on tap at book discussion

Sara Jane Richter, from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla., will lead a discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee at 11 a.m. Saturday at Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. This is the final book in a three-part "Reader's Choice" series.

The Talk About Literature in Kansas book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization with more than 40 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community.

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, call Elaine Scheuerman at 272-3680.

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