Archive for Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Baldwin in Brief

September 6, 2000

Goff, Wray citizens

of the week

Jaimie Goff and Tamara Wray have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Goff, 10, is in Kathy Dorsey's fifth-grade class. She is the daughter of George and Barb and has two sisters, Jennifer and Brenda. She also has a grandma, Charlene. Her friends include Emily, Kayla, Jessica and Lauren. Her hobbies are 4-H, her goat and dog, collecting clowns and beads.

Wray, 7, is in Helene Gesink's second-grade class. She is the daughter of Larry and Karen and has three siblings, Melissa, Aaron and Michelle. Her friends include Monica, Sadi and Zach. Her hobbies are riding bikes, swimming, camping, coloring and drawing.

Festival committee

schedules meeting

The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Baldwin City Public Library activity room.

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.

AAUW to hear

guest speaker

The Baldwin branch of AAUW will open its fall season at the home of Peggy Harris, 518 Fifth Street at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The speaker, Barbara Curtis, will tell about her coast-to-coast bicycle trip.

AAUW welcomes new members. Any graduate of a four- year college is eligible. Interested persons may call Jan Boyd, 594-3172 or Roma Earles, 594-3529.

Board to review fair

and elect new members

Community participation is welcome when the Vinland Fair Board reviews the 93rd annual fair at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the fairgrounds. Area residents are invited to comment on the fair and make suggestions for changes.

Three board member positions are up for election for three-year terms. The Vinland Fair Board consists of nine family positions from the community with three being elected annually.

Current board members are Dennis and Saundra Lawson, Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Jerry and Jeff Moore, Bill and Mary Gensler, Mike and Julie Craig, Allen and Karla Osborn, Larry and Eloise Craig, Gary and Karen Lawson and Miles and Nora Cleland.

Methodist women

schedule meeting

Baldwin First United Methodist Church women will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Fellowship Hall. Hostesses will be the Sarah Circle and business conducted will be election of officers and the World Thank Bank Service.

Melodrama tryouts

to be this weekend

The CLEAR Foundation has selected a combination adult/youth production for the Maple Leaf Melodrama titled "Fast Train to the Poor House." There are 13 possible parts. Tryouts will be at the Baldwin City Public Library from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.

This year the CLEAR Foundation hosted a drama workshop to encourage and recruit the youth to participate in the melodrama which is presented during the Maple Leaf Festival.

BHS student

awarded scholarship

Joel Kesinger has been awarded a President's Student Service Scholarship by the Corporation for National Service and Boys and Girls Clubs of America in recognition of outstanding service to the community.

Kesinger graduated from Baldwin High School in 2000 and is attending Fort Scott Community College where he is a member of the football team.

Announced by President Clinton and administered by the Corporation for National Service, the President's Student Service Scholarships are awarded to high school juniors or seniors to recognize an exemplary record of community service. The Corporation for National Service funds $500 of the $1,000 scholarship which is matched with a $500 scholarship from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Friends to present

book discussion

The Friends of the Baldwin City Library will present a three-part book discussion series this fall at the library on "Today's Mysteries." The discussions are open to the community.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. The council's Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Baldwin City TALK series.

The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Kris Bair of Fort Hays State University will lead a discussion of multiple-award-winning "Bootlegger's Daughter" by Margaret Maron, in which the reader meets for the first time Deborah Knott, North Carolina lawyer, candidate for judge and bootlegger's daughter. Copies of the book may be checked out at the library.

The "Today's Mysteries" series continues with "Talking God" by Tony Hillerman (October 12) and "Where Echoes Live" by Marcia Muller (November 9.)

For more information, contact the library at 594-3411.

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