Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Baldwin in Brief

October 18, 2000

RWD No. 4
to meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

Endecott, Robertson
Citizens of the Week

Tanner Endecott and Jarrett Robertson have been selected as Citizens of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Endecott, 8, is in Danita Price's second-grade class. He is the son of Eric and Teresa and has one sibling, Logan. His friends include Jarrett, Andrew and Colby. His hobbies are sports, reading and collecting Pokemon cards.

Robertson, 7, is in Danita Price's second-grade class. He is the son of Roger and Dana. His sibling is Brock. His friends include Tanner, Andrew and Mackenzie. His hobbies are riding bikes and collecting Beanie Babies.

Cheerleaders to
sponsor clinic

Baldwin High School cheerleaders will sponsor the "Little Cheer" clinic from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday.

The clinic is for girls in grades kindergarten through 6th and will be at the junior high gym. The cost is $15 and includes a T-shirt.

They will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, before the BHS football game.

Questions may be directed to Debbie Heinrich, head coach, at 594-2500.

Veterans gift shop
collecting donations

The Baldwin American Legion Auxiliary announces the beginning of this year's Gift Shop for Veterans.

Each year the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the program where new gifts are collected and taken to the Dwight Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center in Leavenworth.

Veterans who are patients are helped in choosing gifts for their family members. The items are gift wrapped and mailed to their families by the American Legion Auxiliary in time for Christmas at no cost to the veteran.

Some suggestions for gifts are: toiletries (in plastic containers), soaps, costume jewelry, watches, billfolds, purses, nightgowns (one size fits all), scarves, gloves, sweaters, shirts and sweatshirts.

Some other useful items are tool kits, tackle boxes, fishing tackle, dolls, stuffed animals, model kits, games, books, puzzles and flashlights.

Towels (bath and kitchen), pillowcases, blankets and small appliances (such as toasters, hair dryers and curling irons) work well also. Shop for veterans as you would for your own family.

Gifts may be taken to the home of Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh Street or Phyllis Ballew, 508 Baker by Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Cheer items for veterans will be taken also, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, combs, brushes and shaving gear. No glass please.

Homemade cookies are always appreciated.

"Start off the season of giving by helping the American Legion Auxiliary provide a happier Christmas to those who fought for our freedom and remain in a Veterans Hospital, and to their families," say auxiliary members.

See the public bulletin board for more information.

Disability rights
to be discussed

Independence, Inc. is sponsoring a disability rights and ability awareness presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Baldwin City Library, 800 7th Street.

A panel of Baldwin City residents who have disabilities will lead the discussion. They will discuss disability issues, services available and ways for communities to be more accommodating. Refreshments will be provided.

Susan Mikesic, Independence, Inc. community coordinator, said, "We're hoping that this event will be an opportunity for people to share with each other their coping strategies, goals and wishes and their accomplishments." Contact Susan Mikesic or Ranita Wilks at 785-841-0033 or toll-free at 1-888-824-7277 for more information.

Independence, Inc. is an independent living resource center for people with disabilities, serving Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Their free-of-charge services include advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, information and referral, computer training and assistive technology services.

Chapter CK of P.E.O.
has meeting

Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Connie Deel on Tuesday, Oct 10. Janel Hutchinson, Kansas State corresponding secretary, provided information about various forms and newsletters and also encouraged the chapter to work on writing the chapter's history for the last 25 years. There will be a centennial history of the Kansas chapters compiled by 2003 to celebrate the centennial of P.E.O. in Kansas.

Co-hostesses Margi Walbridge and Claudia Hey served dessert of apple cake. The next meeting will be October 24 at 1 p.m. at the home of Ivy Hey.

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