Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2000

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March 29, 2000

Hill, Harris citizens of the week

Julie Hill and Brian Harris have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Hill is the daughter of Dave and Pam Hill and has two siblings, Jeff and Jessica. She is eight years old and in Shirley Wright's second grade class. Her friends include Nancie, Carrisa, Connor and Krista. Her hobbies are basketball, riding horses and reading.

Harris, 11, is the son of Nick and Martha and has a sister Kristin. His hobbies are collecting rocks, pins and basketball. He lists his friends as Zach R., Blake, Cory and Paul. He is in Deb Ehling-Gwin's fifth-grade class.

Students rewarded for good behavior

The following Baldwin Elementary School students have been selected for the third quarter for displaying the best lunch room behavior. They will eat out with Mr. Mundinger at 11:15 a.m. on Friday.

They are: Kyle Wilcox, Joey Cool, Nicole Baltzell, Branden Baltzell, Lacey Gregg, Brandon Kraus, Emily Johnson, Madison Pippert, Meagan Young, Morgan James, Sarah Eberhart, Emily Hoehn, Josh Beaulieu, Michelle Elsea, Mary Clippinger, and Andy Madl.

New Life Assembly of God hosting breakfast bar

The New Life Assembly of God Church, 5th and Baker, will be hosting a homemade breakfast bar from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The homemade breakfast bar will include biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, omelets and sausage.

The cost is $4 for adults, $2.50 for children 10 and under, for all you can eat. Profits go to the kids for camp fund. There will also be a baked goods sale.

Rotary Club dinner features mummers play

The Annual Baldwin Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner for the Old Castle Dancers will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin High School cafeteria. Donations are requested at the dinner instead of tickets. There is an extra charge for dessert, home cooked items made by Old Castle Families. The Rotary Club has sponsored this annual dinner for the past twelve years. Members of the Old Castle Morris and Garland team will entertain diners with a traditional springtime Mummers Play at 5:45 and 6:30 p.m.

The Old Castle Dancers presented a traditional Christmas Mummers Play during the holiday season of 1998. A dozen performances were held in homes, at churches and for various Baldwin club meetings.

"Although we usually think of Mummers Plays for Christmas time only, there are many traditional, similar plays for other seasons of the year," according to John Forbes, musician for the group, and Friar Tuck in this play. "There are many traditional lines, characters, and other elements in our springtime version," he continued, "but you will find 20th century battle-of-the-sexes ideas too. The cast is having a great time, adding and improvising as we go along. I don't want to give too much away, but many of the standard Robin Hood legend characters are on hand: Maid Marian and her escorts, "Friar Tuck, Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlet, and Ellen (used to be Alan) A-Dale."

Old Castle Dancers in the cast include: Maureen Mersman, Kortney Voss, Sheila Zook, Michelle Pressgrove, Jennifer Floersch, Brandon Masur, Daniel Musgrave, Jeff Hill, and Kyle Flory. Remaining members of the team are Nathan Worley, Drew Bolt, Casey Coates, Missy Brooks, Lacey Rodriguez, and Beth Durkin.

The team's next trip will be to the Mountain Folk Festival at Berea, KY, on April 14 and 15. This is an annual gathering of youth dance teams from across the Midwest.

"Our team first attended this festival in 1988," said Sylvia Forbes, Director of the Old Castle Dancers. "We hope to take the Mummers Play with us and perform it there."

Annual meeting set for cemetery assoc.

he annual meeting of the Prairie City Cemetery Association will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City Public Library. All lot owners or their proxies are urged to attend. Business will include election of trustees, annual reports of secretary and treasurer and any other business of interest to lot owners.

Cast tryouts for 'The Music Man'

Cast tryouts for Baldwin City Theatre's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at McKibbin Recital Hall just south of Rice Auditorium, Eighth and Dearborn Streets on the Baker University Campus in Baldwin City. Children's role tryouts will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday and from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Monday. Tryout music is available at the Baldwin City Library, Seventh and High Streets. Total cast will be 13 men, 10 women, children and chorus. Pit Orchestra members are also wanted. Call music director Ed Lammers, 242-9157.

For more information contact Kathy Davis at 594-3897, director of the CLEAR Coalition. CLEAR is a non-profit all-volunteer organization overseeing Baldwin City Theatre and promoting the arts.

Generations theme of book discussion series

"Generations" will be the theme for a series of book discussions at the Baldwin City Public Library.

This series explores how family history, traditions, and ways of life are transmitted from parents to children, bringing both continuity and change to our lives. We also come to understand how our ethnic heritage shapes American family life and the way we see our relationship to past generations.

The series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the discussion of "The Education of Little Tree" by Forrest Carter. It concerns a young boy's funny, loving, and mystical childhood with his Cherokee grandparents in the Kentucky hill country. He learns about hunting, healing, moonshine, and the secrets of nature. Leaders for the discussion will be Michaeline Chance-Reay, Manhattan; Tom Lewis, NW Oklahoma, James Thomas Stevens, Lawrence, and Carmaletta M. Williams of Overland Park.

Other books to be discussed will be "Charms for the Easy Life", April 18; "The Color Purple", May 2; and "Song of Solomon, May 16.

All discussions will be at the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh Street, Baldwin City. To check out books or for more information about the series, contact the library during regular business hours. Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library and the Kansas Humanities Society sponsor the series.

Monte Ezell to speak at Now or Never club

The guest speaker at the noon potluck on April 5 for the Now or Never Club will be Monte Ezell. Ezell, who features a column in the Baldwin City Signal, Leisurely Ramblings, is the director of the Baldwin City Recreation Commission. If you wish to attend you may either bring a dish or contact Liz at the Senior Center, 594-2409 one day in advance and order a meal.

Hazardous occupation training available

If you are 14 or 15 years old and plan to work on a farm this summer, other than for your parents, you are required by law to complete the Hazardous Occupations Training Course. The course includes instruction about tractor, machinery, and livestock safety. The HOT course is jointly sponsored and taught by K-State Research and Extension of Douglas, Johnson, and Leavenworth Counties.

The course will be taught in four Monday evening sessions on April 10, 17, 24, and May 1. The class sessions will be at the Douglas County Extension office and will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each week. The registration is $10 for the materials. Please contact the K-State Research and Extension office by April 5 in order to get registered and to pick up your class workbook. The Douglas County office phone number is 843-7058, and is located at 2110 Harper in Lawrence.

Niehoff speaks to AAUW

The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met on March 2 at the home of Mary Clippinger. Assistant hostess was Peggy Harris. Five visitors from Baker University were guests.

Diane Niehoff, president of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, spoke on the topic "What's Happening in Our City." This month AAUW members were involved in giving Profiles of Women in History for the elementary grades of the Baldwin School District.

The annual meeting and election of officers will be next month. Appointed to the nominating committee were Mary Clippinger, Chairman Barbara Gaeddert and Peggy Baker.

The next meeting will be at Osborne Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. April 6.

Rainbow Preschool classes filling up fast

The Rainbow Experience Preschool has started enrollment for the 2000-2001 school year. Classes are filling up fast. If you are interested in having your child be a part of this exciting educational program, then please call 594-3728. If your child is enrolled in the program and you are interested in serving in a position on the preschool board, then please contact Alison Bovee at 594-4011. The spring information meeting for all parents will be on May 3. The Rainbow Experience preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or handicap.

The Wilkinsons in concert at OMA

One of country music's rising new groups, The Wilkinsons, will perform for Ottawa Municipal Auditorium's spring concert finale at 7:30 p.m. May 6.

Steve, Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson comprise this family combo. Their debut album, "Nothing But Love, produced their first No. 1 hit: "26 Cents." Their newest album, "Here and Now," is due to be released on Tuesday, with the song "Jimmy's Got A Girlfriend" already climbing today's country charts.

Tickets for The Wilkinsons concert go on sale to the general public beginning April 17 at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium only. Prices range from $15-$21. OMA is located at 301 S. Hickory in downtown Ottawa. Box Office hours are 12 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For information or reservations, call 242-8810.

Change of date for BHS alumnae banquet

The Baldwin City High School Alumnae Banquet 2000 will begin at 5:30 p.m., May 6 in the Baldwin High School cafeteria. Please note the change of date from previous years.

Sansom top Vinland speller

Marianne Sansom, a third-grader at Vinland Elementary was selected as the school's top speller. She represented Vinland in the Douglas County Spelling Bee on February 12.

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