Archive for Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Baldwin in Brief

February 28, 2001

Ives Chapel hosts
World Day of Prayer

Church women and friends in the Baldwin may attend the World Day of Prayer at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday. Working women can come when they can and leave as their time demands.

The Annunciation Catholic Women, Vinland UMW, Baldwin First UMW and Ives Chapel UMW are providing the leadership for the service which is sponsored by Church Women United. Christian women around the world will unite in prayer.

Fish fry to benefit
playground equipment

The Baldwin City Lions Club will have a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Junior High School, in conjunction with the boys basketball tournament. Minimum donations of $6 per adult and $4 for ages 12 and under will benefit the purchase of new playground equipment at the Baldwin City swimming pool park.

Fundraiser set at
Ives Chapel

Ives Chapel Methodist Church will host a fund-raiser spaghetti supper with homemade pie and cake for Brock Robertson who needs a bone marrow transplant beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. There will be a raffle after the dinner with a signed KU basketball, Kansas City Royals items, gift baskets, gift certificates and much more.

Brock is the son of Roger and Dana Robertson and the grandson of John and Mary Robertson and Chuck and Pat Wise. For more information, call Alice Gurley at 594-6588.

Cemetery Association
schedules meeting

The annual meeting of the Vinland Cemetery Association will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Vinland United Methodist Church.

Baldwin AAUW
has meeting

John English, retired Baker professor, presented a program for the Baldwin Branch of the AAUW. He spoke on the interesting similarities of the Santa Fe Trail and the Ancient Silk Road of China.

Nora Cleland , assisted by Evonne English and Mary Plank, served refreshments. Jan Boyd presided at the business meeting. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in the audio-visual room in Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baker campus. Phyllis Ramblin, of the Baker University art department, will speak on "Painting Truth."

Area Agency on Aging
visits senior center

Now or Never Club will host guest speaker Joecyln Lyons from the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging at noon on Wednesday, March 7, at the Senior Center. Bring a covered dish or call 594-2409 one day in advance to order a meal.

Burkhart, Wallace
Citizens of the Week

Ramie Burkhart and Dustin Wallace have been selected as Citizens of the Week at the Baldwin Elementary School.

Burkhart, 8, is in Shirley Wright's second-grade class. Her parents are Bob and Stacy and her siblings are Cassidy, Hunter, Garrett and Hayden. Her friends include Stephanie, Michaela, Allison and Myriah. Her hobbies are collecting horses, swimming, dancing and sports.

Wallace, 7, is in Jean Reimer's first-grade class. His parents are Darrin and Debbie and his siblings are Derek and David. His friends include Asher, Wesley, Britton and Brian. His hobbies are sports, camping, reading and playing with his brothers.

Hestia Club spends
interesting evening

Hestia Study Club members met at the home of Mary Swan. Roll call was answered with favorite games. Pam Colson, president, conducted the meeting.

Jeanne Scott and Charlene Potter introduced the program, "A Secret Silent Auction." Clue jingles were written about surprise boxes and placed on top of the box. Club members then bid on the boxes. This original silent auction served as entertainment and was a very successful club fund-raiser.

Shirley Wagner served refreshments. Secret pal gifts were distributed and Bootsie Lauridsen won the "Thing" again.

4-H Club gathers
for meeting

The monthly meeting of the Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by Tom Wilson, president. Chris Grissum led the flag salute. Weigh-in dates for the fair were discussed.

Fit and Fun Club
has meeting

The Fit and Fun Club met at the Wellsville Senior Center for a potluck supper and to play cards. Frances Taylor and Louise Clayton were hosts. Following the meal there was a short business meeting with Bob Lawson, president, presiding.

J.W. and Dorothy Tomlinson celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Nick and Karin Constantinescu celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. The next meeting will be Feb. 22 with Eldon and Flo Lyon serving as hosts.

Kindergarten parents
asked to pre-register

Plans for the 200-02 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.

Chapter CK of PEO.
gathers for meeting

Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Marlene Courtney. Co-hostesses were Ruth Dickinson and Evelyn Doudna. A letter was read that was sent to the state president as a review of chapter activities. The treasurer reminded everyone that dues are due.

The program was given by Ruth Ann Nutt, Noreen Williams, Betty Simunac and Henrietta Schoepflin, all 40 year members.

Auditions set for
Mystery Train

Mystery Train auditions will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Junior High auditorium. This is another original script written by Todd Miller. Performances will be April 20 and 21 and May 11 and 12. Those auditioning must be 16 years of age and older. For information call Kathy at 594-3897.

Vinland church
open for viewing

The Vinland Presbyterian Church will have an open house Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity to see the 1879 church in its current rustic condition. There is an effort to place the building on the historic register.

Take Douglas County Road 1055 north from U.S. Highway 56, approximately 2.5 miles, to Vinland. For information call 594-2964 before 8:30 p.m.

Friends sponsor
Book Talk

Book Talk will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Baldwin City Public Library. The discussion will be about the book "The Bingo Palace" by Louise Erdrich. The discussion leader will be James Thomas Stevens, a humanities instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University. He is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and holds a masters in fine arts from Brown University. Professor Stevens has won many awards for his poetry. He is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk tribe.

A copy of the book may be picked up at the library. The books and speaker are furnished by the Kansas Humanities Council.

"The Bingo Palace" is the last of four novels that began with "Love Medicine," which won the National Book Critics Circle award. Erdrich, of Chippewa descent, began her career as a poet.

The February Book Talk was canceled due to bad weather but will be rescheduled.

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