Book Talk features
The Book Talk on Native American writers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Public Library.
Jerry Shaw, an instructor in the Minority Studies Program at Wichita State University, where he has taught since 1972, will be the discussion leader for the book "Mean Spirit" by Linda Hogan. Shaw is a graduate of Kansas State University. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award from Wichita State in 1991.
Shaw is a member of the Osage tribe and was elected to the Osage National Council in 1994. He served for 10 years as a board member of the Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita.
He is currently a member of the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and has been a TALK discussion leader since 1997.
The novel, "Mean Spirit," was set in Oklahoma. It examines a little-known chapter of the tumultuous history of the oil fields. Hogan's book is also rich with details of daily life in the 1920s.
The Friends of the Baldwin Library sponsor the talks. The Kansas Humanities Council provides the speakers.
Refreshments will be served. Those interested in Native American Writers are welcome to attend.
Trees made available
by Earth We Are
Earth We Are, an organization sponsored by Baker University, will make trees available again this year for a small donation.
Roger Boyd, Ph.D., Baker professor, said the types of trees will be burr oak, red oak, white ash, Washington Hawthorne, red bud and red maple.
Donations are used for Earth We Are activities as Wetlands' Field Day and Trash Pick Up Day on campus.
The trees will be available Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Baldwin City Post Office.
Vinland United Methodist Church will have Sunrise Services at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Signal Oak Hill, north of Baldwin City. In case of rain, services will be at the church. Breakfast will follow immediately in the church basement. Regular services begin at 9:25 a.m.
Ives Chapel UMW
hosts mission study
The United Methodist Women in the Trailside Parish and other interested churches will meet for their annual mission study at Ives Chapel from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18.
The topic is "Children of Africa Restoring the Village."
A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. Those attending should bring a sack lunch. A drink will be furnished.
Participants should bring a news clipping regarding Africa or the children of Africa to share with the group. Pastor Shirley Edgerton will focus on Kenya. Pastor Kathy Symes will present a wrap up of the study and show how units can get involved.
Joy Uthoff is in charge of the study session. Avis Hobson and Ava Cummings are hostesses.
Vinland celebrates with
dinner and show
A talent show and Earth Day celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at Vinland Elementary School.
"The Greatest Show on Earth Day" will feature a spaghetti dinner ($2 per person), plant sale, free throw contest, recycle Bingo and, of course, Vinland's best talent to entertain.
The Baldwin City Wrestling Club will have a supper and band concert at Baldwin Junior High School on Saturday, April 21. The supper will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the concert will be from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring the band "Colorblind."
The dinner will include hamburgers or hotdogs, baked beans, chips, dessert and drink.
Tickets will be $5 for adults (includes one raffle ticket) and $3 for children. To attend the concert only, adults are $2 and children are $1. For more information, please call 594-2965 or 594-2984.
Friday Nite's Main
There will be no Friday Nite Main Event at Baldwin Elementary School this week. The program will resume on April 20.
for kindergarten classes
Plans for the 2001-02 kindergarten classes at Baldwin Elementary School are starting to take shape. Parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2001 are asked to call the Baldwin Elementary School office at 594-2444 to pre-register.
Kindergarten Parents Night will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.
Kindergarten Round-Up will be the mornings of May 21-23.
Sarah Tah named
Citizen of the Week
Sarah Tah has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Tah, 7, is in Carolyn Stansberry's first-grade class. She is the daughter of Ann Tah and David Tah and her siblings are Nick, Steven, David and Mary.
Her friends include Audrey, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Teresa.
Her hobbies are collecting horses, camping and playing soccer.
Maple Leaf Festival
needs new sign
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is having a contest for a new sign to promote the Maple Leaf Festival.
The sign must say "Maple Leaf Festival" and "Third Full Weekend of October."
New designs should be dropped off at the Chamber Office at Eighth & High streets by May 1.
Questions may be directed to the Chamber office at 594-3200.