Archive for Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Baldwin Briefs

April 18, 2001

Letter being sent

to parents at BJHS

A letter is being sent home to Baldwin Junior High School parents concerning a well-known speaker, Jason Evert, who is scheduled to be at the school on April 27. Questions should be directed to the school at 594-2448.

Vinland celebrates with

dinner and show

A talent show and Earth Day celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday 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.

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.

Baker Orchestra

presents concert

The Baker University Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. This concert will feature the orchestra's string section along with several chamber orchestra selections as well as solo works.

Among the soloists will be Baker faculty members: Trilla Lyerla, piano; Gary Schutza, trumpet; J.D. Parr, clarinet and Ray James, trombone. Student soloists include: Melissa Roberts, violinist; Michelle Hewitt, flutist; Suzanne Domnanish, violinist; Cassie Russell, cellist and Scott Allison, violinist. This free concert is open to the public.

Ellie Parr named

Citizen of the Week

Ellie Parr has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Parr, 7, is in Marcia O'Neil's first grade class. Her parents are J.D. and Nancy and her sister is Annie.

Her friends include Kylie, Ashley, Alison and Bailey.

Her hobbies are art, math, writing and sports.

Honor society initiates

new members

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society initiated 93 Emporia State University students from throughout the state during the chapter's annual banquet.

Phi Eta Sigma is a society for students who earn a 3.5 or greater grade point average in the first or second semester of their freshman year. The organization's main purpose is to promote scholarships and reward students for their achievement their first year.

Natalie Moreau, sophomore, Baldwin City, was one of the newly inducted members of Phi Eta Sigma at ESU. She is the daughter of David and Karen Moreau.

'Twelve Angry Men'

slated for Baldwin High

Twelve talented men and women are hard at work on the Spring Play, "Twelve Angry Men" at Baldwin High School. It was an Emmy award-winning television movie starring Henry Fonda.

It involves a 19-year-old boy who has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open and shut case, until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes. Each juror reveals his or her own character as the various testimonies are re- examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threatened before their own eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry men and women.

The April 18, 19, 20 and 21 performances will be in the Baldwin

High choir room. This location creates an intimate atmosphere. Audience members will literally be able to reach out and touch the cast, heightening the tension. Instead of observing the action, it is hoped spectators will become witnesses to the struggle. However, seating is limited to 50 members each night. Make reservations with the Baldwin High office at 594-2725. Admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for students.

Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men," as adapted for stage by Sherman Sergel, is produced with the cooperation of Dramatic Publishing Company.

Annual food drive

set to get under way

Boy Scout Troop 65 and Cub Scout Pack 3065 will have their annual "Scouting For Food" drive Saturday, April 21, and Saturday, April 28. Bags and notes will be distributed this week and food pickup will be next week. Food collected will be taken to the Community Food Pantry located at the First United Methodist Church, 704 8th Street. Items most urgently needed include:

Rice, crackers, canned meats, tuna, canned or dry milk, juice, dried beans, pasta, tomato sauce, pancake-muffin-cake mix and peanut butter. Please donate only unopened boxes or bags, undented cans, packages in good condition. Please be sure that they are not outdated. No glass containers, please.

For questions contact event coordinator, Kenton Shuck (594-6936).

Baldwin Bird Club

to meet tonight

The Baldwin Bird Club will have its April meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room at Baldwin Elementary School, Seventh and Chapel. A short business meeting will be followed by a slide presentation entitled "Coffee and Bird Conservation," by Oliver Komar, a doctoral candidate at the Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas. Komar has been studying bird conservation efforts in El Salvador, his native country, for a number of years. The public is invited to the presentation.

In May the group will have two different outings. We will have our annual breakfast at Ron and Linda Wright's house from 7-8 a.m. on May 5. On the following Saturday, May 12, we will have our annual spring bird count. For the Spring Bird Count we meet at the east end of Rice Woods at 7 a.m. The public is also invited. For more information contact Roger Boyd (594-3172) or Katharine Kelley.

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