Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2000

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February 23, 2000

Evilsizor, Gibson citizens of the week

Carol Evilsizor and Riley Gibson have been chosen as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Evilsizor is the daughter of Mark and LaNeece. She is 11 years old and in Kathy Dorsey's fifth-grade class. She has five siblings Michelle, DeAnna, Crystal, Michael and Matt. Her friends include Shelby, Randi, Emily and Carly. Her hobby is sports.

Gibson, 9, is the son of Jerelyn and has one brother Zeb. He enjoys playing basketball and collecting Pokemon cards. His friends are Nick, William, Caleb M. and Aaron. He is in Kathy Browne's third-grade class.

Searching for Women's History in Baldwin City

Maureen Waters, a local writer and historian, is doing research on the women of Baldwin City. She is looking for diaries, letters, memories, oral histories, stories, and books by or about local women from founding times to today. She would also be interested in being guided to sources about Baldwin City women outside of Baldwin City.

If you have information or resources to share, please write her at 2198 N. 700 Rd., Eudora 66025 or call her at 883-2363.

Griggs Guest speaker for Now or Never Club

Chris Griggs from Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be the guest speaker at the Now or Never Club noon potluck on March 1 at the Baldwin Senior Center. If you wish to order a meal you may do so by contacting Liz Hemphill at 594-2409 at the Senior Center one day in advance.

Ham and beans served at Worden church

The Worden United Methodist Church is sponsoring a ham and bean dinner and craft bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 26 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.

Vinland Cemetery Association sets meeting date

The annual meeting of the Vinland Cemetery Association is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 4 at the Rural Water District Office.

Andersen Fairy Tales showcased at OMA

Ric Averill's Seem-To-Be Players return to the OMA stage today with matinees of their newest production of "The Emperor's New Clothes" and other fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. As part of OMA's Youth Matinee Series, the hour-long shows will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is one of Andersen's most famous tales. This story of a far away kingdom and a vain emperor has strong messages about leadership and discovering truths for yourself. After all, sometimes it's better to believe what you see than what you're told.

In addition to this classic fable, the program includes "The Swineherd", about a princess with very high expectations, and "The Pixie and the Grocer", a whimsical tale in which a pixie must choose between poetry and porridge. Sets are by Jan Cupit, costumes by Jennifer Glenn, and original music by Averill.

The Seem-To-Be Players continue in their 26-year tradition of bringing quality children's theatre to communities nationwide. This professional youth theatre company has received the Kansas Governor's Arts Award and is part of the touring roster of the Kansas Arts Commission and Arts Midwest. Under the direction of nationally acclaimed playwright Ric Averill, the Players have performed from St. Petersburg, Fla., to Santa Rosa, Calif., to Dodge City, Kan.

General public seating is limited and tickets are only available at OMA 30-minutes before each show time. Adults are $6 and youth under 18 are $3. For further information call OMA at 242-8810.

KU announces fall 1999 graduates

About 1,290 students completed degree work at the University of Kansas during the fall 1999 semester, according to KU's Office of the Provost.

Graduate and undergraduate degrees were awarded in December on the basis of work completed during the fall semester.

Because KU conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many of these graduates will return for commencement exercises May 21.

Graduating from Baldwin City will be Doug Bartels with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.

The "World Famous" Lipizzaner stallions

The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions presents a special 30th anniversary presentation of the "Dancing White Stallions" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 4, and 2 and 6 p.m. on March 5 at the American Royal Center-Hale Arena.

Tickets are $15.50 for adults; children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over save $2 per ticket. Tickets are available at the arena box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information call 816-513-4000. To charge by phone call 816-931-3330.

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