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A panel of representatives from Fulton's Brick District and the Callaway Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center will talk about how Fulton is working to overcome the challenges many small towns now face. Come hear about the solutions Fulton developed to make the city more vibrant and welcoming. This panel is in conjunction with our One Read program. One of the theme's of this year's book, "Bettyville," is small-town life in Paris, Missouri.
Associate professor of English Dr. Matt Dube explores what author George Hodgman does to make small town life come alive in this year's One Read book, "Bettyville." He'll also explore how other writers have treated the topic in their works before leading some writing exercises to help you discover how to write about the place you're from.
This year's One Read book, "Bettyville," is a memoir partially set in Paris, Missouri, a town which has experienced a severe decline. Dr. Steve Huenneke, assistant professor of economics at William Woods University, will discuss the state of small-town America. He'll cover general theoretical ideas, explore the problems of a hamlet like Paris and the challenges of a more central trading place — a county seat in a rural area — such as Fulton.
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about various aspects of the One Read book "Bettyville" with local experts. Dr. Marilyn Rantz from the Sinclair School of Nursing will talk about aging parents and caregiving. Heather Harlan from Phoenix Health Programs will discuss addiction and recovery. Dr. Patrick Overton with the Front Porch Institute will talk about the decline of small town communities. And Mason Aid with The Center Project will talk about the challenges of growing up gay in a small town.
In the memoir "Bettyville," while caring for his aging mother, George Hodgman also falls in love with and cares for a stray dog. For fellow dog lovers, we've invited Sandy Corbett with the Callaway County Humane Society to share information about local training programs for Canine Good Citizens and certified therapy dogs. She'll also bring some of her favorite furry friends. This event is a part of our One Read community reading program.
Having lived in central Missouri since the 1980s, panelists Dean Andersen, Randy Eichholz, Dustin Hampton and Scott Miniea have followed the LGBT movement and the HIV/AIDS crisis in this part of the country for many years. They will share their personal and professional experiences related to the public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the empowerment of the LGBT community as a result of HIV/AIDS, the existence of gay "community centers" in bars before dating apps became popular and the current state of both the LGBT movement and HIV/AIDS. Your questions are welcome. (This event is rescheduled from its original date of September 15.)
One Read author George Hodgman will talk about returning home to Paris, Missouri to care for his aging mother, and how that experience became the memoir "Bettyville." He'll also answer your questions and sign copies of his book following his talk. This presentation will be broadcast live on the radio at KOPN 89.5 FM.
If you are caring for an aging family member, you are one among thousands facing the same challenges. Learn from a panel of experts how you can release some of the burden resting on your shoulders. Get support and resource information from Karen Elwood, care coordinator with the Callaway Senior Center; Dr. Richard White of the Callaway County Alzheimer's Support Group; Peg Dzicek, director of the SERVE RSVP program; Jessie Kwatamdia, executive director of the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; and Dr. Joel Shenker, an MU Health Care neurologist. Questions and comments welcome.
In this year's One Read memoir "Bettyville," author George Hodgman befriends a stray dog and later adopts one from a shelter. Hodgman's connection with these two dogs illustrates what scientists have known for a very long time — that bonding with a companion animal can be beneficial for people of all ages. The unconditional love provided by a dog helps people learn to engage with others, feel loved and cope with a variety of health problems. Companion dogs can also help family members reestablish bonds with each other. Dr. Rebecca Johnson will discuss these and other benefits of companion animals, drawing on research of her own and other scientists. Johnson is the director of the Research Center on Human Animal Interaction at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.
In this year's One Read selection, author George Hodgman describes how the stories of others who also struggled with addiction saved him. At this event, author, actor and playwright Josh Rivedal presents stories from "The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You" and discusses the importance of storytelling to mental health. As stories break down the stigma of mental illness, the world becomes smaller. Josh will even treat us to a bit of singing and piano playing tonight.