Baldwin in Brief
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Baldwin City Public Library activity room. The committee will be receiving suggestions from anyone who would like to participate.
to meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.
meet for breakfast
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Fellowship Hall for a breakfast and general meeting. Millie Davidson and Ava Cummings are co-hostesses. The business agenda includes planning for the Annual Guest Salad Supper on Sept. 6.
Baldwin High graduate
Kris Hart, a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School, has received a $150 journalism scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year at Fort Hays State University.
She was listed on the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall 1999 and spring 2000 semesters and worked for the "University Leader."
Hart, daughter of Jeff and Marty Hart, Baldwin City, plans a career in journalism.
LMH receives gift
Lawrence Memorial Hospital received a $4,750 gift from the Georgia B. Willman Trust to purchase a bladder scanner. Bladder scanners use ultrasound to read levels of urine in the bladder, as well as provide a print out of those levels for medical personnel. The scanner will benefit nearly 5,000 patients annually on the rehabilitation, maternity and post-operative units of the hospital.
Willman is a former Lawrence Memorial Hospital volunteer who left her trust to be used by non-profit organizations whose activities relate to health care for the Lawrence community. She was also the hospital's first honorary Endowment Board member.
Pioneers 4-H Club
has July meeting
The monthly meeting of Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by Tom Wilson, president. Roll call was answered by "What is your favorite project besides horses?" Community leader Larry Wilson reported that state fair entries are due on Aug. 4 and records are due to the Wilsons on Sept. 8.
The club's entertainment for the evening was going swimming at the Lawrence Aquatic Center.
The next meeting will be an overnight campout on Aug. 26 and 27. It will be held at the Elm Group Site in the Walnut Campground on the Corps of Engineers side of Clinton Lake.
New technology available
at K-State Field Day
There will be a "Precision Ag Field Day" on August 15, coordinated by K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County, south of Lawrence. It is open to all interested citizens.
The field day will begin at 6 p.m. at the KSU soybean population and row width research plot on May-Way Farms. The plot is 6 miles south of Lawrence on Highway 59 to the Zarco station, and 1.5 miles east on Douglas County blacktop road 460.
Scott Staggenborg, NE Area Extension Agronomist, will discuss the plot and "Soybean Row Spacings, Populations, Planting Dates and Weed Control."
The second part of the field day will take place at Mike Flory's farm shop, just south of Zarco on Highway 59.
"The Role of Yield Monitors in the Future of Agriculture" will be discussed by K-State Extension Agriculture Engineer, Randy Taylor. Randy Read, Crop Management Specialist with the Farmers Cooperative Association, will discuss "Grid Soil Sampling and Variable Rate Application of Lime and Fertilizer."
Attendees will also get to see a variety of precision ag machines like sprayers, yield monitors, light bars, planter box/seed placement testers, GPS grid soil samplers, variable rate fertilizer and lime applicators, drills and split row planters. The Douglas County Soil Conservation District will also demonstrate a rainfall simulator.
Commercial exhibitors who will have exhibits and sponsor the meal include Westheffer Company, Deems Farm Equipment, Heritage Tractor, Farmers Cooperative Association of Lawrence and Monsanto.
Questions concerning the field day may be directed to Douglas County Extension Agriculture Agent, Bill Wood, at 785-843-7058.
KU professor featured
In local art show
Jon Keith Swindell is scheduled to be one of the two featured artists in the Art Affair gallery's August show. Swindell, as well as Chris M. Gregory, the second of the two artists, will present a non-traditional collection of works entitled "Prairie Skies and Desert Stones" that features integrated light pieces and desert marble sculptures.
The opening reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Art Affair gallery, located at the corner of Seventh and High. This is also a Baldwin City community Art Walk night, an event that features local artists through downtown businesses.
Swindell is currently an associate professor in the design department at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He has a long and celebrated background within his field. He adds emphasis to his message through the use of integrated light, in both his wall hangings and sculptures.
Gregory is a sculptor traveling from Arizona to Kansas in order to display his eclectic, yet simple, sculptures which characteristically display particular elements of the human form. He, too, is a decorated artist who has been honored many times for his work.
"Prairie Skies and Desert Stones" will be on exhibit at Art Affair from Aug. 18 until Sept 8. For more information, contact Sarah Keith at 594-7470. The show and reception are free to the public.
LMH offers expectant
parents refresher class
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer a refresher prenatal class as a review for parents who have already experienced childbirth.
The class includes a review of normal and cesarean birth, VBAC, medications and interventions, relaxation and breathing techniques. A tour of the LMH Maternity Unit may be included.
Classes are taught by a registered nurse with extensive childbirth education training. Classes are two sessions, Monday, Aug. 14 and 21, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Cost is $15 or $20 per couple.
For more information or to enroll, call Connect Care at 785-749-5800.