Ex-foreign service worker to speak

Retired foreign service officer Darryl N. Johnson, who served as an ambassador to Lithuania and Thailand, is set to speak about President Barack Obama's first-year performance in foreign affairs at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at in the Panorama retirement community's auditorium.

The event is sponsored by the Democratic Study Group at Panorama. In January 2009, Johnson visited Panorama to talk about international challenges facing Obama.

The study group forums include questions from the audience and are open to the public. For more information, call Bob Walker at 360-438-5973.