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March 8, 2000

Douglas County horse judging team competes

The Douglas County Junior Horse judging team recently competed in the Equifest 2000 Horse judging contest in Wichita. Team members are Jena Dick, Morgan Grissum, Paige Wagner from the Pioneers 4-H club, and Braxton Nottingham from the Palmyra 4-H club.

Team placings were: third place junior team overall, first place junior team overall in halter, fifth place junior team overall in performance judging.

Individual placings were: Morgan Grissum, seventh place junior individual overall and fifth place junior individual halter judging; Jena Dick, eighth place overall junior individual overall, seventh place junior individual halter judging and tenth place junior individual performance judging; Braxton Nottingham, tenth place junior individual halter judging; and Paige Wagner, seventh place junior in performance judging.

Arnold, Krysztof BES citizens of the week

Allison Arnold and Michaela Krysztof from Carolyn Stansberry's first-grade have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary.

Arnold, 6, is the daughter of Dennis and Teresa. She has one brother Logan and a sister Sarah. Her friends are Michaela, Lindsey, Ramie and Lyndsey. She lists her hobbies as swimming, softball, and collecting Pokemon cards.

Krysztof is the daughter of Steve and Lori and has three sisters, Katie, Emily and Brianna. Her friends include Lindsey, Allison, Erin and Ramie. She is 7 1/2 and enjoys basketball, 4-H, softball and collecting plates.

Resident searching for house information

Ruth Payne, Baldwin City, is looking for more information about the house pictured above. It belonged to family members of Helen Foster, who attended Baker from 1920-1923. Payne said the house was located in the city limits of Baldwin.

Payne can be reached at 594-6662.

Knights fish fry is Friday night

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Annunciation Catholic Church.

Democrat group Meets Thursday

The Douglas County Democrats will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin City Library. Join them and participate in the democratic process this election year.

Bach's lunch recitals during season of Lent

The Baldwin First United Methodist Church will be the site for "Bach's Lunch Recitals" during the season of Lent beginning Friday. Organ recitals featuring the music of Bach and other composers will be presented from 12 to 12:30 p.m. each Friday and attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy the meditative and reflective music of the Lenten season. The recitals will be presented by Susan Buehler, professor of music at Baker University and organist/music director at Baldwin First United Methodist Church; Baker University sophomore organ student, Philip Lofflin; as well as other guest organists. The public is invited to attend and should note that during the Baker University spring break there will be no recital on March 17.

Biscuit and gravy breakfast at Masonic Temple

Palmyra Lodge Masonic Temple will be sponsoring their eighth annual biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple, 807 High, Baldwin City. There will be a $3.00 donation.

Vinland Fair Association sets date for pancake supper

The Vinland Fair Association has scheduled its annual Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper for 5 to 8 p.m. March 18, at the fairgrounds.

The public is invited to participate in the event, which benefits the fair. The fair board has moved the date for the 93rd fair to the second weekend in August, Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Traditionally the fair has been on the third weekend in August, but to avoid conflicts with the opening of school, the fair date was changed this year to the second weekend in August.

Community members and fair board families present the benefit pancake supper. Community members are invited to participate in the workday at 9 a.m. Saturday to prepare the exhibit building for the supper. Also at 9 a.m. on March 18, the day of the supper, community members may assist in preparing the tables and the work area.

BJHS students compete in solo festival hosted

Students representing Baldwin Junior High School will compete at the Washburn University College Music Educational National Conference 28th annual Junior High/Middle School Solo Festival Saturday on the Washburn University campus.

Participants will be: voice Karrie Potter, Angie Bacon, Lindsay Gastelum, Sonja Emily Combest, Lacy Chauvin, Jackie Robertson, Kalie Harris, Lesley Haeffner, Sheila Zook, Katy Frerking, Kelli Harris, Kari Garrison, Jena Dick and Kara Tompkins; mixed reed Lacy Chauvin and Angie Bacon; trumpet Jeff Hill, Richard Jarvis, and Kelli Harris; flute Kalie Harris and Rachel Miles; saxophone Jennifer Black; clarinet Ellen Schroer; piano Angie Bacon. Teachers are Will Cooper and Jodie Eldridge.

Baldwin artist featured in Kansas exhibition

Jon Keith Swindell of Baldwin City is among 49 artists featured in the Second Kansas Triennial exhibition opening Saturday at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University campus. Winning him the honor of inclusion in the exhibit are two works, "Dream Portal/Halah/Dream Spiral" and "Dream Portal/For Your Love/October 31, 1971," polychromed wood, Lucite iris print on paper.

The show, which ends April 23, is designed to showcase accomplishments of Kansans and the works will be part of a traveling exhibit that will be featured in several locations.

No admission is charged. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 231-1010, ext. 1124.

Teas planned at Three Sisters

Monthly teas are planned at the Three Sisters Inn beginning Saturday.

Saturday is a "Mad Hatter Tea Party" with seatings at 1 and 3 p.m. The menu includes finger sandwiches and sweets, and "twinkling teas" from the story "Alice in Wonderland." Reservations are required. The cost is $10.

Teas are also scheduled April 15 and May 7. For more information, or for reservations, call 594-3244.

First baby girl born into family in 20 years

Babs Reed has a new great-granddaughter, Karissa Mehrwin, born Feb 12, 2000. She is the daughter of Mike and Melissa Mehrwin, Olathe. She is the first girl born in the family in 20 years.

Regional 4-H Club Days highlights "Best of the Best"

4-H'ers from seven area counties will perform public presentations at Regional 4-H Club Day Saturday. Counties represented include Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Miami, Osage, Shawnee, and Wyandotte. Approximately two hundred entries are expected.

4-H Club Day is an annual event showcasing a wide range of 4-H youths' skills. Presentations include talks about 4-H projects, dramatic readings, demonstrations and illustrated talks showing the public how to make or do things, and a public speaking category for older 4-H members to present information on current topics. In addition to speaking events, members may participate in parliamentary procedure and artistic talent contests. Arts categories encompass plays, dance, and vocal and instrumental music.

Members can complete either as groups or as an individual. Each entry is rewarded with a ribbon placing. The best one or two entries in each category receive a top blue rating, signifying superior skill. To qualify for regional competition, members must have earned top blue at their county club day in February.

The public is invited to observe presentations.

"Sharing talents is exciting for youth, and at the same time provides an opportunity to practice presentation skills," said Kelli Ludlum, K-State Research & Extension 4-H Youth agent in Douglas County. "By mastering their entry, whether it is a cooking demonstration or a piano solo, youth learn to set and achieve personal standards of excellence. Watching the members perfect their entries and finally perform before the public, family, and friends is very rewarding."

Regional 4-H Club Day begins at 8 a.m. at Free State High School, with events scheduled throughout the day until 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 843-7058.

Baldwin AAUW Volunteers present profiles of women


Members of the Baldwin City Chapter of AAUW, the American Association of University Women, will provide women's history presentations at local schools during the week of March 13 to celebrate National Women's History Month. Volunteers will, for the third year in a row, visit schools, in costume, and portray notable women from past or present history. The women who will be portrayed are Annie Smith Peck, mountaineer, by Jan Boyd; Sally Ride, astronaut and scientist, by Merrie Skaggs; Maya Angelou, poet and writer, by Marilyn Hanny, Yoshiko Uchida, writer, by Nora Cleland; Julia Morgan, architect, by Barbara Duke; Amelia Earhart, aviator, by Anita White; and Alice Paul, suffragist, by Becky Henderson.


These presentations were initiated in 1987 by the Thousand Oaks, Calif., branch of AAUW to introduce students to the many important contributions women have made to society and to the wealth of women's history often omitted from history and social science textbooks.

Water district sets meeting dates

Rural Water District No. 4., Douglas County, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday and again on March 21 in the conference room of the district office.

Ives Chapel UMW to meet for luncheon

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at noon for a covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall of the church, March 15. Leone Twichell is hostess.


The general meeting and program will follow. The Lenten program, "Who Touched me?" will be led by Avis Hobson.

Mobile screening van offers on-site cancer screening

The Via Christi Mobile Screening Van will be at the USD 348 district office in Baldwin City from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. March 15.

The van will be screening for breast cancer. A mammogram is the simplest and most reliable detector of breast cancer and takes about 15 minutes. This safe, low-dose x-ray can detect tumors when they are tiny and curable. Women age 39 and younger will need a written order from their licensed practitioner. The cost is $70.


Also provided on the van is the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test for men to help detect prostate cancer. The test takes about 15 minutes and the cost if $48.


Via Christi will file insurance for you, bring your insurance card. Depending on your personal coverage and deductibles, this service may or may not be covered. Check with your insurance company for your individual status.The van is ACR accredited and FDA certified.


To make an appointment call Julie at 594-7425. Appointments are available to USD 348 employees and the Baldwin City community.

Marketing grains in the year 2000

Marketing grains has been a real challenge to farmers in recent months, and it looks like it will continue to be in the near future. This topic will be addressed at an educational meeting, "Marketing Grains in the Year 2000," beginning at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Douglas County Extension Office.


Bill Tierney, K-State Research and Extension Grain Marketing Specialist, will be the key presenter for this program. "Tierney will address three topics dealing with grain marketing," reports Bill Wood, Douglas County Extension Agent for Agriculture. "They are, Seasonality of Grain Prices, Post Harvest Marketing Strategies for 1999 Crops, and Pre Harvest Marketing Strategies for 2000 Crops."


This meeting is free and open to the public. It is cooperatively sponsored by the Douglas County Farm Bureau and K-State Research and Extension of Douglas County.

Book discussion series to explore "Generations"

The Friends of the Baldwin City library are offering a four-part book discussion series April through May on the theme "Generations." Members of the community are invited to attend the programs, which will take place at the library, 800 Seventh St.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. The Council's Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Baldwin City TALK series.


The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 4. Carmaletta M. Williams of Johnson County Community College will lead a discussion of Forrest Carter's "The Education of Little Tree." The family tie has perhaps been the strongest social force through the ages, and the relationship of one generation to another has produced as much comfort and as much pain as anything in the human experience. Participants in the "Generations" reading discussion series will explore how family history, traditions, and ways of life are transmitted from parents to children, bringing both continuity and change to our lives.


The series also looks at how our ethnic heritage shapes American family life and the way we see our relationship to past generations. In addition to the Carter book, featured titles include "Charms for the Easy Life" by Kay Gibbons (April 18), "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker (May 2), and "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison (May 16).


To check out books and for more information about the series, contact the library at 594-3411.

Financial Fitness Foundation announces scholarship competition

This spring, Kansas high school juniors and seniors can compete for $2,000 in prize money in the newly created F3 scholarship contest. The contest is sponsored by the Financial Fitness Foundation, a non-profit organization working in Kansas to teach youth to make responsible financial choices for their future.

According to Jill Docking, president of the foundation, the scholarship contest is designed to encourage youth to research a personal finance issue and examine its relevance to their lives and future. Students can either write an essay or design a web site to address one of three possible topics. The three topics for this year's contest are: "How to Avoid the Credit Trap." "Teen Entrepreneurs-Wave of the Future," and "How to be a Smart Consumer."

A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to each first place winner in the essay and web site design categories. All prizes will be awarded by June 2000, and must be applied towards an educational opportunity.

All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2000. Interested students and schools can call the Docking Institute at Fort Hays State University for a scholarship information and entry packet at 785-628-5952.

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