Youree to Speak on New Sudan February 28

Barbara Youree, author of Courageous Journey
Barbara Youree, author of Courageous Journey

Barbara Youree, author of thirteen books, will discuss the situation in the world’s newest country at the Februrary 28 luncheon meeting of the Benton County Democrats at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center at 211 SE Walton Blvd. in Bentonville, west of I-540.

Courageous Journey tells the story of two Sudanese refugees whom Youree met in a mentorship program in Kansas City and who, ten  years later, maintain a warm relationship with the woman they call “Mom Barbara.” Now in their first semester of graduate school, studying law, Beny and Ayuel, orphaned at the age of eight, travelled to Omaha last month to vote for the independence of Southern Sudan.

For more information about the planet’s newest independent country, visit Youree’s website Sudan Faces.

The program begins at 12 noon. Those attending lunch should arrive at 11:15. Seating will be available for those who wish to attend for the program only.

For reservations for the $12 lunch buffet, contact Carole Westby at 876-2178 or email her at by February 24.

Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.

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