News in brief
Beerbower, Ojanguren citizens of the week
Shaleia Beerbower and Billy Ojanguren have been chosen as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Beerbower, 7, is the daughter of Mike and Michelle and has one sibling, Leishae. She lists her friends as Kyle, Connor, Stephanie and Ramie. Her hobbies are riding bikes and playing with dogs. She is in Debbie Wallace's first-grade class.
Ojanguren is the son of Brent and Tammy and has two sisters Bonnie and Linda. He is 10 years old and in Amy Wintermantel's fourth-grade. He enjoys playing with his friends Robbie, Evan, Tyler and Logan and playing basketball.
Kelley guest speaker at now or never club
Katharine Kelley will be the guest speaker at the noon potluck of the Now or Never Club today at the Baldwin Senior Center.
Bert Nash offering free anxiety disorders screening
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will offer free screenings and education information for anxiety disorders on National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day today.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The program and screening is in the lobby of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. today. The program includes viewing a video, receiving information about various anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses, completing a screening questionnaire, meeting a mental health professional to review the questionnaire and receiving a referral if necessary.
For additional information, please call the Bert Nash Center at 843-9192.
Art reception, sale includes Russell
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center presents a retrospective exhibition of commemorative posters and selected works of the poster artists for sale.
The exhibit will be at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine, Second Floor meeting room, in Lawrence from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Participating artists are Cathy Seibel Ledeker, Michael John Broadfoot, Louis Copt, Diana Dunkley, Laurie Culling, Lori Malott, Robert Sudlow, Judi Geer Kellas, Robert Berkley Green, Jan Gaumnitz, Nancy Marshall, Vicki Vormehr, Miriam Stewart Green, Colleen Zacharias Gregorie, Tom Russell, Stan Herd.
The unveiling of the 2000 art of mental health poster, "Wildflower Still Life" by Stan Herd will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Posters and note cards of the works will be available for sale.
Rainbow preschool to sell geraniums
The Rainbow Experience Preschool geranium sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday in the open grass area west of the Baldwin City Post Office.
Gastelum receives WWF prize package
Mark Gastelum is the Mediacom open house winner. He received the WWF prize package, which included the free viewing of WWF Backlash on Sunday. He is the son of Linda Gastelum.
Change of date for fine arts dessert
The Fine Arts Dessert Reception has been changed to 6 p.m. May 16 at the BHS cafeteria.
The Baldwin Band Boosters will be selling BHS band/Orlando 2001 t-shirts at the junior high band concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Junior High School. T-shirts are $15 for family, friends, and community. Also, the Boosters will provide cookies and punch at intermission for donations.
Salad supper hosted by Baldwin First UMW
Baldwin First United Methodist Women will be hosting a salad supper at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church. All area churches and district and conference officers are invited to attend. The salad supper will be followed by a fun program and songfest.
BHS alumni banquet Set for Saturday
The Baldwin City High School alumni banquet 2000 will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Baldwin High School cafeteria.
Attune to sing in Osborne chapel
Attune, a Baldwin-based singing group, will be leading the music at a hymn sing and concert in the Clarice Osborne Memorial Chapel on the Baker campus at 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.
In charge of the event is Laura Morford, one of four Vinland women in the six-voice group. She says that both the hymns and the group's close harmony numbers will be upbeat, beginning with, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee." The group's director, Don Mueller of Baldwin City, will accompany the music. Also from Vinland are Eloise Craig, Gloria Roach and Rita Tutschulte.
Attune is the official fund-raiser for the Douglas County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and will be featured in Habitat's annual Cabaret on November 6 in Lawrence.
Soloists with Attune are Karen Stephenson and Nancy Gibbens of Tonganoxie. In a special segment, they and the group will recall some of the religious songs from "The Ballad of Black Jack," including "God Has A Plan For All Things." For this segment, they will be joined by Mike Cormack of Lawrence and Dot Ward of Tonganoxie, who, like the other soloists, appeared in the "Ballad" during its 12 year run at the Maple Leaf Festival.
Art in the Park comes to Lawrence
The 39th annual Lawrence Art Guild's Art in the Park will begin at noon Sunday in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts, Lawrence. Over 90 painters, sculptors, potters, glass blowers, metal workers, and a variety of artists will participate this year. There will be a variety of music and food to enjoy
RWD No. 4 to meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have a regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the district office.
Chapter CK of P.E.O. to install new members
Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Anita White on the evening of April 25. She was assisted by Mildred Allen and Becky Hayes in serving a strawberry shortcake dessert.
President Delma Hitchcock conducted the business meeting. After various reports, she announced that the State Convention would be in Topeka on June 2-3. Barbara Pressgrove is the delegate, but other members are urged to attend. There will be a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 23 to initiate four new members. The five newest members gave the program. Debbie Oakleaf, Candy Inzer, Claire Wismer, Morilla Fothergill, and Sharon McBride told a little about their lives growing up, their careers and family, and how they came to live in Baldwin City. Each of them gave an interesting insight into their lives.
The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Morilla Fothergill.
Skin cancer is subject of program
K-State Research and Extension Douglas County, in cooperation with the Douglas County Family and Community Education Council, is sponsoring a program titled "Fry Now, Pay Later Skin Cancer and It's Mimickers" starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County Extension Center, located on the fairgrounds.
Dr. Matthew G. Buxton with Lawrence Dermatology will provide information on the most common skin cancers as well as common benign skin lesions, which are often thought to be cancerous by patients. Sun protection and the use of sunscreens will also be discussed.
Helping people to understand the dangers of sun exposure and simple protective measures they can take will reduce the amount of skin cancer in the next generation.
To pre-register for this free seminar, contact K-State Research and Extension Douglas County at 843-7058 by Tuesday.
Calling All kindergartners
Parents of prospective kindergarten students planning to attend Baldwin Elementary School next year are encouraged to attend a "Parents Night" at 7 p.m. May 10 at Baldwin Elementary School.
School personnel will be on hand to explain the 2000-2001 kindergarten programs.
Parents will also have the opportunity that evening to sign up their child for "Round-Up" to be on May 22-24.
Persons seeking more information may contact the Baldwin Elementary School at 594-2444.
The Mulch Day is coming
The Mulch Day is coming. If the parents and students of Baldwin Elementary School would like to give a few hours of your time for this project it would be greatly appreciated. Bring your wheelbarrows, scoop shovels, rakes, four-wheelers and trailers and join in beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 13. Everyone welcome.
FHSU Students Honored at KACP conference
Several Fort Hays State University students received awards at the annual Kansas Associated Collegiate Press (KACP) conference in Wichita on April 14-15. Students on the staffs of FHSU's yearbook, Reveille, and twice-weekly newspaper, The University Leader, submitted work prior to the conference.
The Leader received a bronze medal placing and 22 individual awards.
Reveille placed third in Theme Development. Members of the Reveille staff took home 10 individual awards.
Kris Hart, freshman, received an honorable mention for newspaper sports photography.
Librarians attend leadership institute
Nearly 50 librarians and information professionals from around the state gathered at Emporia State University recently for "Jazz and Libraries," the ESU School of Library and Information Management's (SLIM) annual Leadership Institute.
"Jazz and Libraries" was a day of music, discussion, and learning. Dr. Martha Hale, professor in SLIM and the creator and facilitator of the institute, explained the goals of the day as to "have fun, think about what we know in new w, and take home a new idea for tomorrow."
Participating in SLIM's Leadership Institute from Baldwin City Public Library were Dorthea Jackson and Kathy Johnston.
AAUW spring luncheon at Three Sisters Inn
The Baldwin Branch of AAUW will have its spring luncheon at the Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin City at noon on May 13. Steve Jansen of the Douglas County Historical Society will speak on "Pioneers Stories."
At its April meeting the group met at the Osborne Chapel on the Baker Campus. Becky Henderson, hostess, served a cherry cheesecake. Delma Hitchcock, tour guide, traced the history of the chapel and shared details of the chapel from England to the Baker campus.
It was announced that Roma Earles and Jan Boyd attended the state annual AAUW meeting in Manhattan. At this meeting the Baldwin branch was given "Top Ten Branch Contributions" award for 1999 for its contribution to the educational foundation based on total contributions per members.
Anita White was appointed as treasurer due to the resignation of Mary Plank. Last year's president, Barbara Duke was given the Sunflower award which includes a $25 branch contribution to the education foundation by the local AAUW.
Palmyra 4-H Club announces news
President Clint Hornberger called the monthly meeting of the Palmyra 4-H Club to order on April 1. The roll call was "What is your favorite color?" There will be a level 1 clothing buymanship meeting led by Katy Taul at 6:30 p.m. before the May meeting. Cassidy Burkhart led in singing "Happy Birthday" to Clint Hornberger and Hannah Elder. Sarah Whaley joined the club. Matt James who did a project talk on guns, Cassidy Burkhart who did a demonstration about goats, and Jenna Brumm who did a project talk on her poultry project, presented the program.
The Goff, Hitchcock, and Pringle families did the set-up/clean-up and refreshments. The May meeting will be at 7:30 tonight at Ives Chapel Methodist Church. The Hoehn, and both Hornberger families will be in charge of set-up, clean up and refreshments. Braden Buckley, Katie Krysztof, Kyon Buckley and Emily Krysztof will do the program.