Archive for Wednesday, March 1, 2000

News in brief

March 1, 2000

Baldwin Elementary School citizens of the week

Trey Anderson and Jesse Green have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Anderson is the son of Tom and Pam and has one sibling Callan. His hobbies include soccer, basketball and collecting Pokemon cards. His friends are Brian J., Tyler W., Tyler K. and William V. Anderson is seven years old and in Debbie Wallace's first-grade class.

Green, 10 is the son of Brian and Karla Bloomer and Doug and Sharon Green. He has three siblings Kaysha, Jenna and Jamison. He enjoys playing sports with his friends Josh W., Chris, Beau and Gabe. He is in Cathy Maxon's fourth-grade class.

Baldwin Elementary School to have science fair

The Baldwin Elementary School Science Fair is from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will be in the Baldwin Elementary School multipurpose room.

Plank voted outstanding AAUW branch member

The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met on Feb. 3 at the home of Evonne English. Nora Cleland served as assistant hostess. Jan Boyd co-president, conducted the business meeting.

Mary Plank, a 30-year member was voted the most outstanding branch member of last year. She will be honored at the AAUW state convention next April.

Professor Pablo LaRosa of Baker University spoke on the subject "Return to Cuba," showing slides and telling of his experiences on his trip there in 1998.

The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mary Clippinger, 104 Santa Fe Drive.

Vinland Cemetery Association to have annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Vinland Cemetery Association will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rural Water District No. 4 office.

55 Alive refresher course

AARP presents "55 Alive Mature Driving," a classroom refresher course for drivers 50 years of age and over from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday and March 11 at the Baldwin City American Legion. To register call 594-2441 or 1-800-882-4158. The event is sponsored locally by American Family Insurance-Michael Sloan.

Shrove Tuesday pancake feed

A Shrove Tuesday Pancake feed will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211Inverness Drive, Lawrence. A free will donation will be accepted to benefit the Deaf ministry program and the Social Awareness Ministry's Lutheran World Relief Coffee Project.

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is Shrove Tuesday, which refers to the forgiveness of sins. Another name of the day is Carnival, derived from the Latin word carnivale or "farewell to meat". Another name for this day Mardi Gras, a French phrase meaning large or fat Tuesday, a reference to the practice of eating up what were considered "luxury" dairy products in foods such as pancakes.

Vitamins, minerals subject of talk

You may be wondering if taking a vitamin or mineral supplement is a good idea, perhaps as a type of nutritional "insurance." Or maybe you've been contemplating taking a pill, tonic, herbal, quick weight loss diet, or some other "secret formula" to help you feel better.

K-State Research and ExtensionDouglas County, in cooperation with the Douglas County Family and Community Education Council, is sponsoring a program titled "Nutritive Supplements Hype or Help?" on March 10 at the Douglas County Extension Center, located on the fairgrounds.

Starting at 1:30 p.m., Lisa Martin, R.D., L.D., Shawnee County EFNEP, and Susan Krumm, Douglas County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences, will provide information about the many nutritional supplements and health remedies being highly promoted, their speculated benefits and their potential risks. Guidelines on how to spot nutrition misinformation and quackery will also be shared.

To pre-register for this free seminar, contact the K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County at 843-7058 by March 8.

Masonic temple hosts breakfast

The eighth annual biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast sponsored by the Palmyra Lodge Masonic Temple, 807 High, Baldwin City will be from 7 to 10 a.m. March 11. There will be a $3 donation accepted.

Children's Health Fair is March 11 in Ottawa

Ransom Memorial will be hosting their fifth annual Children's Health Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 11.

The fair is designed to be a hands-on experience, with children getting to interact with hospital staff and exhibitors alike. From watching puppet shows to glo-germ handwashing demonstrations, the kids will be encouraged to participate and explore the hospital as well as learn a thing or two about good health and safety. Several organizations are planning special booths and activities for the children and their parents including the popular teddy bear/doll clinic sponsored by Health Careers students, poison control, face painting, Ident-a-Kid fingerprinting, samples of nutritious snacks, fire safety, seatbelt/car seat safety, library books about staying healthy and strong, information about diabetes, child care information, Franklin County Health Dept., obstacle course, safe animal handling, foster care awareness, dental health, ambulance tours and firetruck tours, LifeStar helicopter from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. vision screenings, height and weight checks, and new this year "Let's Play Hospital", where children can dress up as a health care professional and get their picture taken and much, more. There will also be lots of great prizes, giveaways and drawings for the children.

Call the Business Development office at 229-8458 for more information about these upcoming events or if you are interested in participating in the fair.

Chapter CK of P.E.O. has February meeting

Chapter CK of P.E.O. met Feb. 22 at the home of Morilla Fothergill, assisting hostesses were Jean Lawson and Sharon Gutschenritter. Twenty-six members and one guest were present. Reports were given on the International Peace Scholarship project, the Sun Flowers grants program, and scholarship awarded. Sandy Wakeman gave a report on the Kansas Sampler Festival in Ottawa on the second weekend in October. Baldwin was asked to participate in promoting our community not to sell crafts, but to promote other things we have to offer.

Sharon McBride was a quest of Babs Reed and brought greetings from her Chapter EU of Missouri. Vivian Courtney thanked everyone for helping make her 90th birthday memorable. Babs Reed has a new great granddaughter the 19th girl in 20 years.

Ruth Dickinson was in charge of the program, "The Spirit of Fashion for Women a Review of a Century of Fashions from the Past to Today." Models Marlene Courtney, Barbara Henre, Kathleen Thomas, and Anita White covered different years. It all began with "feather hats" and "hobble skirts" to "baggie" t-shirts and "frosted jeans" to "ball gowns". We can look forward to the next 100 years of fashion.

The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. March 14 with Carolyn Groves.

Baldwin City Lions Club hosting fish fry

The Baldwin City Lions Club is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Baldwin Junior High cafeteria. Proceeds from the meal will assist area youths and organizations that serve young people.

The meal is open to the public and there are no advance ticket sales. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Funds from the dinner will help to send Baldwin High School Spanish students to Spain in March and band members to Orlando, Fla., in 2001. Proceeds also will assist area youth to participate in the State Lions Band this summer and will help the newly formed Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Baldwin City.

The menu for the evening includes catfish, chicken, corn-on-the-cob, hush puppies, pie and ice cream.

Plans underway for kindergarten round-up

Plans for the 2000-2001 kindergarten classes are now under way. To be eligible for Round-Up a child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2000.

If you have a child meeting the age requirement, and live in the Baldwin Elementary School attendance center, please notify the Baldwin Elementary School office at 594-2444 or

Parents information night will be at 7 p.m. May 10 at Baldwin Elementary School.

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