Archive for Wednesday, June 14, 2000

News in brief

June 14, 2000

Storyteller Benny Smith featured at library

Benny Smith, a favorite storyteller from Haskell Indian Nations University will be at Baldwin City Public Library today at 10 a.m.

In addition, Amy Berg will lead an exploration of a dinosaur trunk from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum on Wednesday, June 21. At 9:30 a.m., there will be hands-on time for preschool and kindergarten ages. At 10:00 a.m., all ages are invited to learn about dinosaurs and listen to a few good dinosaur books. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a hands-on time for older children.

Art Affair exhibit features local artists

The Art Affair Gallery will host the June 2000 Art Affair Exhibit showcasing a wide variety of local artists. The opening reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 622 High Street.

Friday is also Baldwin City's Community Art Walk, from 7 to 9 p.m., an event highlighting local artists at downtown businesses. The June 2000 exhibit features two-dimensional works as well as paintings, photographs, prints and numerous three-dimensional works including pottery and jewelry. Also featured will be music by Bruce Humphries, refreshments and carriage rides.

Exhibits will be located on High Street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, Aardvark Gallery, 111 Sixth Street, and Art Affair, Seventh and High.

"A Medley of New Experiences" will be on exhibit at Art Friday through July 14. The show and opening reception are free to the public.

Douglas County 4-H member receives scholarship

Megan Kalb, a Douglas County 4-H member, has been awarded a 4-H scholarship for post-secondary education. The award was presented at the Emerald Circle Banquet held in Manhattan June 1. The annual program honors outstanding scholarship, leadership and citizenship during the 4-H year.

Kalb received the Orscheln Farm and Home scholarship. The award is one of 56 4-H academic scholarships presented in the state this year. Many of the scholarships have been provided by former 4-H members who feel that they have benefited from their membership in the youth organization. Others are provided by businesses and community groups that recognize the value of the programs the youth organization provides in their community. The scholarships vary in cash value and range from $300 to $1,250, and can be used to fund a variety of post-secondary education opportunities, said Gary W. Gerhard, K-State Research and Extension assistant director, and state leader, 4-H youth programs.

The total value of the awards presented this year is $39,700, he said.

"One benefit of the annual award program is the fact that the scholarship donors have the opportunity to meet the recipients of their generosity. The donors and the recipients often become friends," said Gerhard.

The scholarships are awarded through the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

Kalb plans to use the scholarship for tuition at Kansas State University. She is the daughter of Kermit and Margaret Kalb.

For more information on educational 4-H programs, contact the local Extension office.

Senior center plans trip to Union Station

The Baldwin Senior Center will be sponsoring a trip to Union Station, Kansas City, Mo., and if time permits Crown Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Fees are donation only, however $10 is suggested (lunch and other shopping are at participant's expense). For reservations call Liz Hemphill at the Senior Center, 785-594-2409.

American Legion Auxiliary elects new officers

The American Legion Auxiliary elected new officers and set a new time for meetings. Instead of night meetings, the new time will be 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

Those who attended Sunflower Girl's State will tell of their experiences at our June 21 meeting. Following the social time with the girls, installation of new officers will be conducted.

New officers are: Wincel Jehle, president; Henrietta Schoepflin, first vice president; Ethel May Carlson, second vice president; Mary Plank, secretary; Barbara Caruthers, treasurer; Vivian Courtney, chaplain; Carol Francq, historian. Meetings with the new officers will start at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 20. No meetings are held in July and August.

Ives Chapel UMW to meet for breakfast

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, June 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the home of Ava Cummings for a general meeting and breakfast on the patio. The business agenda includes planning for the annual July ice cream social.

Fit and Fun Club has June meeting

The Fit and Fun club held their bi-monthly potluck dinner at the Wellsville Senior Center on June 8. Bob and Jean Lawson were hosts with assistants Mildred Allen and Geneva McTaggart.

Thirty-one members and one guest, Ashley Davey, granddaughter of Lee Edwards, were present.

Gene Kalb celebrated a birthday. Dean Bradbury announced the biscuit and gravy breakfast on Saturday, June 17, at the Senior Center. Minutes and the treasurer's report were approved.

The next meeting will be July 13. Sandwiches, pie, cake, cookies and homemade ice cream will be served. Y'Vonne Thorn and Don and Carol Fleming will be hosts.

Thinking of you cards were signed for Keith Richards and Esther Sckilling. Evelyn Burkhart was welcomed back from the hospital. Cards and dominos were enjoyed after adjournment.

Stories to be told at Vintage Park

Local storyteller, Danny McMillen, will tell three stories beginning at 2 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park in FireTree Estates. The public is invited to attend.

Vintage Park activities director, Sue Brown, said McMillen will tell three stories: "Growing Up in Lonestar," "An Old Circus Story," and "Big Ol' Catfish."

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