MCCRACKEN — The McCracken Public Library will host guest speaker Dr. James Kenyon, DVM, and author of several books including Golden Rule Days, A Cow for College, and The Art of Listening to the Heart, on Sunday, August 4 at 3 p.m. at the McCracken city building, McCracken.
Everyone is welcome. Desserts and beverages will be available after the presentation with a free will donation.
James Kenyon was born and raised on a third generation family grain and livestock farm. He grew up caring for cattle, pigs, chickens and horses near the small town of Bogue, Kansas, population 300. It was natural for James to record the histories of small town schools and thus the life and times of communities. It took the whole town to raise a child. There were 6 students in his high school graduating class.
James served his community as a veterinarian for 35 years in a mixed animal practice in a beautiful Iowa college town. Through his mentoring, 18 students that worked for him went on to become veterinarians. He is a seven-time veterinarian for the Alaska Iditarod Dog Sled Race. He was named Iowa Veterinarian of the year and was the state president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He was the chairman of the Iowa Veterinary Medical
Today, James continues the family tradition with 24 years of service on his community’s school board (President and Vice President). This made him the fourth generation (spanning three different centuries) of his family to serve as a school board member. The importance of team work and leadership learned in school have guided him through his adult years.
For more information go to www.jamesrkenyon.com.