Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2000

News in brief

February 16, 2000

Jones, Bouska-Kohlhoff BES students of the week

Brian Jones and Breanna Bouska-Kohlhoff have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Jones, 8, is the son of Bret and Joni and has one sister Katie. His hobbies include football and collecting Pokemon cards. He lists his friends as Jesse, Trey, Callan and William. Jones is in Shirley Wright's second grade class.

Bouska-Kohlhoff is in Debbie Wallace's first-grade class. She is 7 years old and the daughter of Tracy and Kevin Bennett. She has two siblings, Sierra and Jeff. Her hobbies are riding bikes, swimming and cheerleading with her friends Ramie, Brittney, Stephanie and Kyle.

Ives Chapel UMW meets today for lunch

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at noon today for a covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall of the church. Rosann Elder is hostess.

The general meeting and program will follow. The focus of the program, led by Ava Cummings is "The Fast I Choose." The annual call to prayer and self-denial will be observed. An offering for families at mission institutions will be taken. This annual mission outreach is directed for resourcing communities to strengthen families.

Grandparents focus of presentation

"Grandparents Forever" will be the topic for a public presentation by Trudy Rice, Douglas County Extension director, at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Douglas County Extension Center.

A grandparent and grandchild can have a wonderful, nurturing relationship that benefits both. What happens to this relationship when a child's parents separate? Grandparents often feel left out and are uncertain if they will be allowed to continue grandparenting, especially if their adult child does not have primary custody of the grandchild. This and many other challenges of grandparenting, such as conflict and distance, will be discussed. For reservations call the extension office at 843-7058.

BHS journalism students winners in regional contest

More than 570 students from 33 high schools competed in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Journalism Contest Feb. 11 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Entries in 18 categories represented all school classifications.

Baldwin High School winners in 4A were: Jimmy Gillispie, senior, newspaper sportswriting, second place; Megan Kalb, senior, newspaper photography, second place; Jody Beard, senior, yearbook photography, honorable mention; John D'Orvilliers, junior, yearbook sportswriting, honorable mention; Blake Glover, senior, newspaper sportswriting, honorable mention; Amber Tucker, senior, theme development/graphics, honorable mention; and Erika Young, junior, editing, honorable mention.

All qualify for state competition on May 6 at the University of Kansas. Their adviser is Kit Harris.

Chapter CK of P.E.O. meets Tuesday

Chapter CK of P.E.O. met Feb. 8th at the home of Ruth Ann Nutt. Assisting the hostess was Ivy Hey and Babs Reed. Twenty-seven members were present. A letter from the Chamber of Commerce was received asking that a representative be sent to the meeting on Feb. 9 to hear about the Kansas Sampler Festival. Sandy Wakeman was the P.E.O. representative to the meeting. It was voted to donate the $100 received from the Maple Leaf Festival to Big Brothers and Big Sisters being started in Baldwin, and to give $50 to each of its five projects and to give $15 to Girls State. Georgiana Monninger gave a memorial for Rosalie Smith.

Sandy Wakeman presented the program "Revving up the Rainbow Catch the color spirit Pass it on." She said use of color is making a comeback in decorating. She showed a quilt she made using various shades of red, white and blue along with another quilt top that she had purchased at a garage sale, which was handsewn.

The next meeting is 1 p.m. Tuesday with Morilla Fothergill.

Husted family establishes new 4-H scholarship

An annual college scholarship for Douglas County 4-H members has been established in memory of Clyde and Pauline Husted by their family, according to Jim Taul, president of the Douglas County 4-H Foundation. The Husteds were long-time residents of Grant Township and leaders and promoters of the 4-H program. Both served on numerous county and club committees and the Douglas County and 4-H fairboards. Clyde served as Santa for the annual Bromelsick Christmas Party for many years.

The annual scholarship beginning next year will be at least $500 and will be open to any Douglas County 4-H member who has been a 4-H member for at least three years. The scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year college for undergraduate work.

Emporia State University Announces names of new Phi Eta Sigma inductees

The tradition of recognizing outstanding students at Emporia State University will continue on Monday when 83 students are inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a national honorary society.

Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest and largest freshman honor society, recognizes freshmen who earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Being inducted into Phi Eta Sigma from Baldwin City is Kristina Saile. She is the daughter of Jeff and Brenda Saile, Baldwin City.

ESU's Panhellenic Association announces new counselors

Emporia State University's Panhellenic Association recently announced the selection of eight new recruitment counselors for 2000 recruitment.

Recruitment counselors, commonly known as Rho Chis, are representatives of ESU's Greek community. Rho Chis are chosen for their ability to relate well to others, their positive attitude, their knowledge of Greek life, and their potential to help new members gain a positive recruitment experience.

Selected from Baldwin City is Trisha Gresnick, junior, daughter of Joe and Jan Gresnick, Baldwin City.

FCCLA members qualify for state

Six Baldwin High School FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, formerly FHA) competed in the District E-East STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) in events and elections on Feb. 2 in Tonganoxie. The students competed against 23 area schools to earn the right to compete in state competitions on April 3 and 4 in Wichita. Those students were: Jeff Wagner and Amy Stotts, Chapter Service Project, display, top gold; Adam Trybom and Megan Noonan Chapter Showcase, display, top gold; Peggy Spotz, Skills for Life, Career Exploration, top gold and Livi Evans, Skills for Life, Jr. Division, silver. Cole Browne also received a silver medal for Skills for Life, Career Exploration.

Jennifer White was elected District E-East vice president of public relations and will attend a state leadership training April 2 in Wichita.

FCCLA is one of the largest vocational student organizations in the U.S. established in 1945; it encourages personal growth, leadership development, preparation for the future and family and community involvement through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

FCCLA sponsors national programs that integrate problem solving and basic skills in real life settings. These programs build self-confidence, communication, leadership and teamwork skills in preparation for work and family life.

Griggs to Speak at now and never club

Chris Griggs from Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be the guest speaker at the noon potluck of the Now and Never Club on March 1 at the Baldwin Senior Center.

Anyone who would like to order a meal may do so by calling Liz Hemphill one day in advance at 594-2409.

Schwarz celebrates 96th birthday

Albert Schwarz will be celebrating his 96th birthday on Feb. 26. The family has asked that anyone who would like may send him a card to 304 10th Street, Baldwin City 66006.

Read Across America at Collins Center

The Baker University Student Education Association (BUSEA) is hosting a Read Across America event on March 2 in Collins gymnasium at Baker University. The event celebrates Dr. Suess's birthday and dedication to children's literature with the help of Baldwin City Education Association and Baldwin City Recreation Commission.

BUSEA hopes to promote reading by uniting students of USD 348, preschool through fifth grade, to cooperatively celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday. The Read Across America event will provide an opportunity for students to meet the Cat in the Hat as well as Baker University's Wildcat. Students will hear a variety of stories read by community leaders and Baker University students.

The Read Across America event will last from 7 to 8 p.m. Parents are asked to bring their children no earlier than 6:45 p.m. and are encouraged to stay for the event. The Cat in the Hat and the Baker University Wildcat will be available for pictures with the children, so be sure to bring a camera. BUSEA would also like each child to bring a new or used book to donate to needy children in Pittsburg, Kan. as a community service project sponsored by Kansas National Education Association Student Program.

Sign up forms will be distributed at your child's school or can be picked up at the Baldwin City Recreation office. Please return the forms by Feb. 24. For more information contact Baker Education office at 594-4502 or Baldwin Recreation at 594-3670.

Rural Water District No. 4 to meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County will be having a water meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the District Office. The directors voted to schedule all meetings of the district, except the annual benefit unit owners meeting, on Tuesday nights.

Ham and beans served at Worden church

The Worden United Methodist Church is sponsoring a ham and bean dinner and craft bazaar on Saturday, February 27,

1999 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The menu includes ham and beans, cornbread, cole slaw, pie and drinks. There is a free-will donation that will go to the trustee's maintenance fund.

A legislative talk, sponsored by the Wakarusa Group of the Sierra Club, will be at 7 tonight at the Lawrence Public Library.

The featured speaker will be Charles Benjamin, legislative coordinator for the Kansas Sierra Club. Benjamin will discuss what the Kansas Legislature is doing that is of interest to the environmental community, and how the public can get involved in the process.

The talk will be part of the Wakarusa Group's general meeting. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Bring a mug to reduce waste.

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