Public invited to Women's Equality Day luncheon Aug. 26

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The public is invited to a Women's Equality Day Luncheon will be held Aug. 26 at Arnold Engineering Development Center's club starting at 11:30 a.m.

The guest speaker is Lisa Lednicer from Oregon. She is a journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Her topic will be: Books, Babies and Beyond: How to Grasp Opportunities and Wrestle Them into Submission. The cost is $9.50. For reserva¬tions, contact Vicky Colvin or Shelia Trent at (931) 454-7721.

The menu will be a catfish or fried chicken entrée. For more information contact Rhonda Ward, Federal Women's Pro¬gram Manager at (931) 454-5530.

Lednicer, a reporter for The Oregonian newspaper in Port¬land, Or., was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Northwestern University. She has worked for newspapers in Florida and Minnesota, was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan during the 2002-2003 academic year, shared in the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for public service as a loaned staffer to the Grand Forks Herald covering the Red River floods and has co-authored a book called "Extreme Barbecue."

She also is a sanctioned barbecue judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society and sings with the award-winning Pride of Portland barbershop chorus. Lednicer lives in Portland with her husband, Drew DeSilver, a reporter for the Seattle Times.