Archive for Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Baldwin in Brief

November 1, 2000

Committee to review
Maple Leaf Festival

The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin City Public Library activity room. Merchant input and community input are encouraged.

The committee is interested in hearing about things that were well received and any problems or weak points.

There will be no December meeting.

Church to host
annual turkey dinner

The First United Methodist Church will serve its annual turkey dinner 5-7 p.m. Thursday. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Ives Chapel schedules
chicken and noodle supper

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church Annual Election Day Chicken and Noodle Supper will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets can still be purchased for the quilt, which will be on display at the supper. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit projects at the church. The quilt was handmade by Gladys Early. The winning ticket for the quilt will be drawn later in the evening.

Sigvaldson, Russell
Citizens of the Week

Hannah Sigvaldson and Emily Russell have been selected as Citizens of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Sigvaldson, 9, is in Nancy Parr's fourth-grade class. She is the daughter of Tom and Kathleen and has two sisters, Katie and Elizabeth. Her friends include Madison, Brianna, Laura and Amanda. Her hobbies are swimming, riding horses and track.

Russell, 9, is also in Nancy Parr's fourth-grade class. She is the daughter of Tim and Tracy and has one brother, Trent. Her friends include Laura, Nicole, Cassidy and Brianna. Her hobbies are playing softball and collecting Beanie Babies.

First UMW to
review year 2000

First United Methodist Women will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Fellowship Hall. Something learned or experienced this year will be the topic of discussion.

AAUW to have
Annual Fall Brunch

The Baldwin branch of AAUW will have its Annual Fall Brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the home of Anita White, 1962 N. 500 Rd, Baldwin City.

The brunch will be a "potluck brunch" with Deborah Dandridge of KU speaking on "The Myth of Race."

Any graduate of a four-year college is eligible to join AAUW. Information or reservations are available by contacting Jan Boyd at 594-3172.

Admissions counselor to
visit BHS students

A Pittsburg State University admissions counselor, Dana Blubaugh, will be visiting with Baldwin High School students on Friday. The visit is conducted to inform students about the benefits of beginning their college career at PSU. Blubaugh will meet with the students at 1:30 p.m.

Blubaugh will answer questions the students have about Pitt State and about college in general. The students will also receive a view book showing several different aspects of Pittsburg State.

For more information on PSU, call the Office of Admissions, 1-800-854-Pitt or visit PSU's home page on the web at

Items needed for
hospitalized veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary is collecting items for hospitalized and homeless veterans. The Christmas Gift Shop is more publicized at this time of year, but the Auxiliary sends necessities (cheer items) all year for the men. The bulk of items the Veterans need are everyday things like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and combs. Necessary items that they can't afford to buy.

The Gift Shop deadline is November 15. These are items the veterans can pick out to send to their families as Christmas gifts.

Homemade cookies are always needed for the veterans.

For more information call 594-3185 or 594-6655. Items for the gift shop or personal items for the veterans and cookies can be dropped off at 118 7th Street or 508 Baker.

The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is comprised of the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth and the Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka. The Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center's primary service area in eastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri has a population of approximately 43,000 veterans.

Library concludes
mystery series

Today's Mysteries will conclude with the book "Where Echoes Live" by Marcia Muller. On November 9, at the Baldwin Public Library, Kim Stanley will lead the discussion about P.I. Sharon McCone who sets out to help environmentalists fight the development of a gold mine. Join the Friends of the Library for this presentation of mystery.

Kim Stanley is the chair of the English Department at McPherson College, where she was named Professor of the Year in both 1992 and 1997. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stanley has served as a discussion leader for the Kansas Humanities Council TALK program since 1992.

Those who have attended at least two of the discussions are eligible to attend Mystery Night with dinner at the Three Sisters Inn. It will be under the direction of Ruth Dickinson and Becky McMillen. The dinner price will be $8. You must sign up at the library. The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is participating to make this an unforgettable night of mystery.

Earhart portrayed
at fairgrounds

Amelia Earhart may have disappeared 60 years ago, but she is alive and well in the performance of Ann E. Birney.

Birney has been performing Earhart for more than 5 years as part of a touring troupe, "Ride Into History."

She will portray the Aviatrix during the Douglas County FCE Fall Festival at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21. The performance is open to the public.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.