Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Baldwin Briefs

April 25, 2001

Boy Scouts begin
'Scouting For Food' drive
Boy Scout Troop 65 and Cub Scout Pack 3065 were out in force Saturday morning distributing bags for their annual "Scouting For Food" drive.
Pickup will be next Saturday, April 28. Food collected will be taken to the Community Food Pantry located at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth Street. Items most urgently needed
include: Rice Crackers; Canned Meats; Tuna Fish; 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 Please be sure that they are not outdated.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).

Friends make
plants available
The Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library Flower and Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday in front of the library.
Hanging baskets, herbs, annuals and perennials will be available. The plants are being provided by C. Designs Floral and Garden, Hamill's Country Garden Nursery and Vinland Valley Nursery.

Dance to be sponsored
by activities council
Baker University's Student Activities Council will host the University's Annual Spring Fling dance at the Salt Mine on Friday. Suggested donation at the door is $1 to benefit 11 year old Baldwin resident, Brock Robertson, who is presently fighting aplastic anemia, a serious bone marrow disease. DJ Ben Chapman will provide music for the evening that begins at 9 p.m.

Law school graduate
to be sworn in
Michelle Morse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse, Baldwin City, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in December.
Morse, a 1995 graduate of Olathe South High School, graduated from Bethany College in January,1998. While at Bethany, she was treasurer of her class for two years, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Resident Assistant and officer of the Student Governing Board.
Morse was the Associate Chief Justice of the University of Kansas Court of Appeals at KU Law School. She passed the Kansas Bar in February and will be sworn in before the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday. She is employed by Sprint in International Contract Negotiations.

Singspiration to be
at Worden UMC
Singspiration Sunday begins at 9:30 a.m. at Worden United Methodist Church with a morning of musical praise and worship. Worden UMC is located 3 1/2 miles west of Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.

Now or Never to
have guest speaker
Larry Paine, Baldwin City administrator, will be the guest speaker at the Now or Never Club which will meet at noon on Wednesday, May 2 at the Senior Center. Bring a covered dish or call 594-2409 on Tuesday before noon to reserve a meal.

'Medicine River'
to be discussed
Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library will sponsor the Book Talk segment on "Medicine River" by Thomas King at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at the library.
"Medicine River" will be reviewed by Bernard Hirsch who teaches American Indian Literature at KU. Copies of the books are available at the library or you may still have a copy from the "ice" day in February.
This book will conclude the series on "Native American Writers of the Plain." The books and speakers are furnished by the Kansas Humanities Council. "Book Talk" will resume in the fall.

Schneider named
Citizen of the Week
Tyler Schneider was named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Tyler, 8, is in Shirley Wright's second grade class. His parents are Bill and Dee Dee and his siblings are Tanner, Sarah, Samantha and Amy. His friends include Kyle, Brandon, Jesse and Colton. His hobbies are walks with his dog, "Max" and adventures.

Vinland Valley 4-H
has meeting
The Vinland Valley 4-H meeting was called to order by Michael Moore, president and Leah Hoelscher, vice president. David Bateson led the flag salute. Elizabeth Bartlow, Bailey Brown and Kelly Baker led the club in song. Leah Hoelscher gave the current events. Amy Craig read communications.
New members and guests were introduced. Roll call was answered with "if I could go anywhere in the world I would go to" Sarah Emde, Dennis Craig, Chelsea Wilson, Walt Nitcher, Amy Stone and Brandon Schwager presented reports. Theresa Bateson and Sandy Stone presented the leader's report.
Under new business, the group discussed working at the 4-H concession stand during the fair.
The program was presented by Chelsea Wilson, Amy Craig, Amy Stone, Lacey Hunsinger, Callie Craig, Kelly Baker and Elizabeth Bartlow in the Clothing Buymanship project and Tina Wood in the Foods Level 4 project brought an appetizer.
The next meeting will be Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Vinland Elementary.

Parents host
Pioneers 4-H Club
The March meeting was called to order by Larry Wilson, father of Tom Wilson, president. It was parent's night.
Roll call was answered by "Have you ever colored your hair and why?"
Programs were presented by Cindy Trowbridge, Mike Schneck, Cameron Frahn, Morgan Trowbridge and Tessa Dick.
Next month's hosts will be the Wagner and Keen Families.

Palmyra 4-H Club
reports meeting
The Palmyra 4-H Club meeting was called to order by Clint Hornberger, president. Katy Taul read the minutes. Michaela and Brianna Krysztof led the club in song.
The program was presented by Wesley Callahan and Katie and Hannah Sigvaldson.
Visitors were Karley and Kwincy Kyle, Tress Potter, Clayton Culley and Hunter Burkhart.
The club recognized Wesley Callahan for receiving third place for a piano solo at Regionals. Also recognized were Jenny Gilges, Jenna Brumm and Katie Taul for marching in the BHS band in Orlando, Fla.
The next meeting will be at Ives Chapel on May 3.

Ives celebrates
mothers and daughters
The Evening Circle women's group of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church assembled for their annual Mother-Daughter salad supper. Over 100 mothers, daughters, granddaughters, grandmothers and friends joined in the evening fellowship.
Special entertainment was provided by a select few "sisters" of the Evening Circle who gave their own rendition of "Nunsense."
After the entertainment, awards were presented to several mothers and their groups. Mildred Sanborn was present with five generations of her family.
The Ives Chapel "Mother of the Year" award was given to Millie Davidson, 92, who also won the "Oldest Mother Present" award.
The next meeting will be a tea at Three Sisters Inn on May 9.

Slide show presented
The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met at the home of Evonne English assisted by Becky Henderson.
Jane Woodruff, former Baker University professor who now teaches Ancient History, Latin and Greek at William Jewell College, presented a slide-talk on her trip through the western part of the Ancient Silk Road which began in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jan Boyd, co-president, was in charge of the business meeting. New officers are: Barbara Gaeddert and Carla Bloomer, coordinators; Roma Earles, program chairman; Nora Cleland, secretary and Anita White, treasurer.
AAUW celebrated Famous Women in History month in March with a program coordinated by Becky Henderson. Three members visited area schools impersonating famous women. Betty Barker Bashaw visited Marion Springs as Elizabeth Black, M.D. (the first woman doctor); Nora Cleland visited Vinland Elementary as Barbara Jordan and Jan Boyd visited Baldwin Elementary as Sandra Day O'Connor.
The final AAUW meeting for this season will be a spring luncheon on Saturday, May 5 at noon at Three Sisters Inn. The program will be "The Eastern Kansas Garden" by Chris Hamill. Call Mary (594-3681) or Nora (594-3846) to make reservations.

New coordinator at
Baldwin Senior Center
Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. has hired Kathryn Russell as Mealsite Coordinator for the Baldwin City Senior Center. Russell has worked as a substitute at the center for several years.
She will oversee the hot noontime lunches that are served to seniors (persons aged 60 or over and their spouses,) prepare the delivery of hot meals for seniors who are disabled or ill and make certain meals are ordered for the next day.
Reservations must be made at least one day in advance by calling 594-2409.

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