Baldwin in brief
changed to Friday
Because of New Year's, deadlines for classified for next week's Signal is 4 p.m. Friday. Briefs and letters to the editor must be in by 5 p.m. Friday. The newspaper will still be distributed Wednesday.
The Baldwin Board of Education will be accepting applications from those interested in filling the District No. 1 school board vacancy left by Roger Arnold. Anyone living in the city limits is eligible. Applications will be accepted until the Jan. 14 school board meeting. They can be picked up at the District Office, 416 Quayle St.
Shelby Roberts, 13, Baldwin City, was the winner of the 13-18 year old age division of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gingerbread Auction held at the Eldridge Hotel.
Roberts entered a house that was auctioned off for $150 and was awarded a $50 savings bond. She is the daughter of Randy and Brenda Roberts.
Other Baldwin entries included Lindsey Roberts, Colby Heckathorne and Lindsay Atchison.
The "Gingerbread Ladies" of Baldwin City also donated many beautiful gingerbread table lanterns that were bid on during the evening.
An open installation of officers for Palmyra Lodge No. 23 was held at the Masonic Temple on Dec. 18. Worshipful Brother Wayne H. Rollf, Past Master of Palmyra Lodge, was the Installing Master. Worship Brother Dale W. Caruthers, Past Master of Palmyra Lodge, was the Installing Marshal.
After leading a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, Wayne H. Rollf, with the assistance of Dale W. Caruthers, installed the following officers for 2002: Merle M. Shultz, Sr., Baldwin City, Master; Mike Walden, Wellsville, Senior Warden; Archer B. Carlson (Past Master), Baldwin City, Junior Warden; Wayne H. Rollf, Gardner, Treasurer; T.J. Danley (Past Master), Baldwin City, Secretary; Ed Pearson, Baldwin City, Senior Deacon; Scott Harris, Wellsville, Junior Deacon; Michael J. Sloan, Wellsville, Senior Steward; Dale W. Caruthers, Tyler.
The Installation Ceremony was attended by family and friends of the Lodge. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Merle Shultz.
Baldwin Branch of AAUW
The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met at the home of Betty Barker Bashaw for its Christmas meeting. Cookies were served by the hostess and Jan Boyd.
Nora Cleland presided at the business meeting. Ruth Dickinson shared her collection of 130 Madonnas.
The next meeting will be Feb. 7 at Vintage Park for a 6:30 p.m. dinner. Jan Boyd and Erin Arantowicz will lead the program concerning the Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy fund.
Hayley Schwartz named
Citizen of the Week
Harley Schwartz has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School.
Schwartz, 7, is in Danita Price's second grade class. Her parents are Greg and Kelly and her siblings are Charley Jo and Camdon. Her friends include Paris, Ellie, Madeline and Justin W. Her hobbies are riding four wheelers, fishing and collecting shells.
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