News in brief
Baltzell, Mitchell citizens of the week
Brandon Baltzell and Brady Mitchell of Debbie Wallace's first-grade class have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Baltzell, 7, is the son of Tim and Sandy and has two sisters, Andrea and Nicole. His hobbies are Nintendo, drawing and Lego's. He lists his friends as Kyle, Joey, Josh and Conner.
Mitchell is the son of Greg and Naomi and has two siblings, Brandon and Morgan. He is seven years old and enjoys playing games, recess and work time. His friends are Brandon, Connor, Josh and Nicole.
Lions Club serving funnel cakes
Baldwin City Lions Club and the Baker University Lions Club will be serving funnel cakes Friday and Saturday evening in conjunction with the Phi Mu Street Dance and the Relay for Life Walk.
Friday evening will benefit Children's Miracle Network and Saturday evening will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Marion Springs sets spring fling
Marion Springs Elementary School Spring Fling Carnival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. You are bound to have some fun thanks to all of the people in and out of the community who make this all possible. Come out and see what is new.
Color Purple next in book series
Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library and the Kansas Humanities Society will be presenting the third event in the Talk Generations series. The discussion leader for the Color Purple will be Trish Reeves.
Reeves is an English instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, where she has been teaching since 1991. She has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri, and an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She joined the Kansas Humanities Council Talk About Literature program as a discussion leader in 1999.
All discussions are at the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh Street, Baldwin City. To check out books or for more information about the series, contact the library during regular business hours.
Rainbow Preschool plans spring meeting
The Rainbow Experience Preschool has started enrollment for the 2000-2001 school year. Classes are filing up fast.
If you are interested in having your child be a part of this exciting educational program, please call 594-3728. If your child is enrolled in the program and you are interested in serving in a position on the Preschool Board, please contact Alison Bovee at 594-4011.
The spring informational meeting for all parents will begin at 7 p.m. May 3. The Rainbow Experience Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or handicap.
Baldwin First UMW hosts salad supper
The Baldwin First United Methodist Church UMW will be hosting a salad supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 4 in the fellowship hall of the church. All parish, area churches, and district and conference officers are invited to attend. A fun program and songfest will follow the supper.
Dinner, dance benefit family
The Altar Society and Knights of Columbus of Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City will be hosting a benefit dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on May 5 at The Lodge on U.S. Highway 56, Baldwin City, in honor of Trevor Leeker and his family.
Free-will donation proceeds will go to assist the family with life expenses associated with Trevor's life-threatening illness. The dinner and dance is open to the public and open to all ages.
Area students accept scholarships at Fort Hays
Two area students accepted scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2000-2001 academic year.
Kris Hart, FHSU freshmen, accepted a $500 Bee Jacquart William Memorial scholarship.
She is involved in National Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma, yearbook and intramural athletics.
Hart, daughter of Jeff and Marty Hart, Baldwin City, is planning a career in journalism.
Natalie Moreau, Baldwin High School senior, accepted a $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award.
She is involved in International Club, student council, track and tennis.
Moreau, daughter of David and Karen Moreau, Baldwin City, is planning a career in business administration.
Johnson first in chemistry competition
Jarrett Johnson, a student at Baldwin High School, won first place in the Class 4A-6A-school category at the seventh annual Chemistry Day competition staged April 13 by the Washburn University chemistry department.
The competition consisted of a written examination, with questions derived from a national test bank designed to measure achievement at the high school level. Participates also took part in laboratory exercises and chemical demonstrations.
Students also had the opportunity to work with modem computerized equipment, such as the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR). Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FTNMR) and Gas Chromatograph Mass (GC-MS) spectrometers.
Physicals offered for next school year
David Jones, D.O., will be providing physical examinations for 6th through 12th grade students who are planning to participate in sports related activities during the 2000-2001 school year from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the BHS Library. The cost will be $10.
Physical examination forms must be completed on both sides and signed by both parent and student before the physical exam will be administered. Pick up your form at your school office. To schedule an appointment call the nurse's office at 594-7425.
Emporia State University announces SWARM leaders for 2000
Students who will serve as SWARM leaders for SWARM 2000 at Emporia State University have been announced.
The one-and two-day SWARM events are conducted to provide incoming Hornets the opportunity to make a successful transition into the university and Emporia community. All entering full-time students are required to attend a SWARM session in order to enroll in classes.
SWARM leaders will lead small groups through Hornet Camp, pre-enrollment, orientation and small group sessions.
Selected as SWARM leaders for 2000 was Trisha Gresnick of Baldwin City and Kaci Adams, Olathe, formerly of Baldwin City.
The Wilkinsons conclude OMA entertainment season
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium concludes its 1999-2000 season on May 6 with a traditional Spring Country concert finale. This year's Young Country artists are The Wilkinsons, an exceptional family trio known for their harmony blends and hits like "26 Cents" and "Fly."
The Wilkinsons are one of the most amazing success stories in contemporary country music. By the end of 1998, The Wilkinsons were the biggest new Country act of the year. The popularity of The Wilkinsons is evident.
Their full-length Ottawa Municipal Auditorium concert begins at 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets are available at the OMA Box Office only, 301 S. Hickory, Ottawa. Box office hours are 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and ticket prices range from $15 to $21. VISA and MasterCard's are accepted, and reservations can be made by calling 242-8810. The new OMA web site is www.grapevine.net/~omalive. The event is sponsored by OMA, Betty Birzer/Century 21 Land & Homes, and KTPK-Twister 106.9.
Plank outstanding AAUW branch member
At its annual meeting on April 1, the Kansas AAUW honored Mary Plank as the outstanding branch member of the Baldwin Branch. She was voted outstanding member by her local branch.
Plank was an AAUW member for more than 30 years. She is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Central Missouri State University, in Warrensburg, Mo. She has taken additional courses from Baker University, University of Kansas, and Emporia State University. She has served as president, vice-president, programs, vice-president, membership, legislative chair, by-laws chair, public policy chair and currently is the branch treasurer. Plank served on the 75th anniversary committee of the Baldwin AAUW Branch, and wrote a portion of the history, which was put into a booklet.
The Baldwin branch sponsored a study group on international relations (Great Decision), which was open to all interested people in the community. She chaired this group for five years. She was state president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and served three years as director in Sunflower Girl's State.
Plank taught high school for 33 years, and in 1988, was inducted into the Kansas Teacher Hall of Fame in Dodge City. In 1992, she was honored to become a member of the governor-appointed State Library Board. Upon retirement, she taught four years at Baker University. She is active in her church and serves as secretary of UMW. She has always been willing and helpful in AAUW program planning, keeping the focus of education in the center. Several of her students took a trip to Washington D.C., and upon their return, reported about government at a Baldwin Branch meeting.