Archive for Wednesday, May 17, 2000

News in brief

May 17, 2000

Poe, Heckathorne citizens of the week
Shalisha Poe and Colby Heckathorne have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Poe, 7, is in Jean Reimer's first grade class. She is the daughter of Ray and Karla and has one sibling, Trayton. Her friends include Chelsea, Myriah, Jayde and Danyel. She lists her hobbies as collecting rocks and playing outside.
Heckathorne is the daughter of John and Kim and has one sister Kelsey. She is 10 years old and in Cathy Maxon's fourth-grade class. She lists her friends as Tracie, Jodie, Madison, Emily, Sommer, Kayla, Mackenzie, and Kaci. Her hobbies are basketball, softball, volleyball and collecting sports cards.

UMW Meeting noon today
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at noon today for a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall of the church. Elaine Hoopes is hostess.
The general meeting and program will follow. Leone Twichell will lead the program, "A Society for All Ages". The program touches on the theme of one of the mission studies for 2000.

Rural water district sets meeting date
Rural Water District No. 4., Douglas County has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All meetings are in the conference room of the district office.

Fit and Fun Club meets in Wellsville
Fit and Fun Club met May 11 at the Wellsville Senior Center. Thirty members were present for a potluck supper. Esther Skilling was celebrating a birthday.
The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer's report was not available.
Chairman Bob Lawson thanked hostesses Maxine Kreutziger, Mildred Allen and Mary Barthol. Norma Boone and Clara Smith will be hostesses on May 25.
Don Fleming reminded the people signed up for the dinner theater trip on May 17 that the bus would leave the parking lot at the Wellsville Center at 10:30 a.m.
The group agreed to have a homemade ice cream social at the July 13 meeting. There will also be cake, pie and sandwiches. Following the meeting everyone enjoyed playing cards or dominos.

Rent-a-Kid available
Rent a kid to help with those pesky chores. The Baldwin Band Boosters are sponsoring Rent-a-Kid to help fund the BHS band and pommer's trip to Orlando in 2001. There is a $15 hourly donation (1-hour minimum)
For further information or to schedule a "kid" call Donna Curran at 594-2381 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 3 to 9 p.m.
Certain restrictions and job duties apply. All participants must sign a contract/waiver. All involved parties will be screened. Fees are payable by check only to BHS Band Boosters. For safety's sake, kids will be working in teams.

Local student named governor's scholar
At the invitation of Governor Bill Graves, Kendra Knight of Baldwin City was selected to attend the 17th Annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 7 in Topeka.
The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.
"Today's high school scholars are tomorrow's leaders," Graves said. "I am pleased to be able to recognize the talents, skills, and abilities they bring to their schools, communities, and families."
This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from the Kansas Bankers Association and other private sector businesses in Kansas.
The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 17 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education. The following organizations are members of the Task Force: American Association of University Women, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas-National Education Association, Kansas School Public Relations Association, Kansas State High School Activities Association, and United School Administrators of Kansas.

Area sophomore selected to attend leadership program
Baldwin High School student Amanda J. Brandenberger was recently nominated to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Kansas State University in Manhattan. More than 160 young leaders representing as many high schools throughout Kansas will attend the seminar June 2-4.
HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide them with a stimulating forum for learning about the American incentive system and the democratic process, while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and quest for self-development. HOBY Ambassadors are also challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the seminar.
HOBY was established by veteran actor Hugh O'Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer."
One of the things Schweitzer said to me was the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves." O'Brian said. "From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth."

BCCC inducts students during Phi Theta Kappa ceremony
Butler County Community College inducted 120 students into its Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Forty-two inductees took part in a special candle lightning ceremony April 16. Inducted from Baldwin City was Larry Kay.
Phi Theta Kappa exists to provide opportunity for development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be invited to enter the honor society, a student must have completed 12 hours with an established grade point average of 3.5.

Pioneer's 4-H Club has busy meeting
The April meeting of the Pioneer's 4-H club met at the Larry and Ladonna Wilson's farm. President, Tom Wilson called the meeting to order. Paige Wagner led the club in the flag salute. Roll call was answered by, "What was your favorite April Fools joke?" Kortney Voss, Leah Clay and Amy Andrews led the club in singing, "B-I-N-G-O and Happy Birthday."
For the program, Dan Rudman gave a parliamentarian talk; Andrews gave a demonstration with her horse on "Western Horsemanship." Leah Clay demonstrated with her dog, on "How to prepare your dog for a dog show." Sam Wilson gave a demonstration on "How to do lamb and tail banding", on one of his lambs. Martin Bergstrom gave a demonstration on "How to make a homemade telescope."
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Hidden Valley Girl Scout cabin, 15th and Kasold, Lawrence.

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