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Butler Life Enrichment to Host Women Suffrage, Etzanoa Settlement Speakers

Groups of women march down a street, holding banners during a parade.
Published: Friday, January 24th, 2020

Sandy Randel to present history on the people of Etzanoa, Ernestine Krehbiel to perform skit of women's suffrage.

El Dorado, Kan. – Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment will host Sandy Randel and Ernestine Krehbiel on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. Randel will present “Etzanoa – The Great Settlement” at 9 a.m. and Krehbiel will talk about the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote at 10 a.m.

Randel, director of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City, will present history regarding the great settlement of Etzanoa, inhabited by the Wichita indigenous people from 1450-1750 along the Walnut River in Arkansas City. Recent discoveries have confirmed the location of the settlement with new Spanish translations from the conquistadors who visited the area in 1601.

Krehbiel, along with a few friends, will perform a skit and then present about what women endured 100 years ago to gain the right to vote.

Life Enrichment meets on the first Tuesday morning of the month during the school year. Area adults enjoy high-quality speakers and performers, along with a light breakfast and coffee during each regular meeting. Meetings take place in the Clifford/Stone Community Room at the Hubbard Welcome Center on the El Dorado campus. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Those who attend regularly are encouraged to register so they receive monthly newsletters announcing the programs. New members are always welcome.

For more information about Life Enrichment or the February 4 program, please contact Trisha Walls at 316-218-6355 or twalls@butlercc.edu.