Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2001

Baldwin in brief

July 3, 2001

First UMW to serve
salad supper

The First United Methodist Women will have a salad supper 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in Fellowship Hall. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Science lesson set for
students at the library

"Tour Through the Human Body" with Rachael Robson as the guide will be the topic at the Summer Reading Program Wednesday, July 11. The "Reading Road Trip" meets at 10 a.m. at the Baldwin Bity Public Library.

African Violet Club
schedules meeting

The Lawrence African Violet Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the home of Della Hadley, 2714-B Chipperfield Road, Lawrence. This meeting will be the family picnic. There will be no August meeting.

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.

BJHS student selected
for national award

The United States Achievement Academy announced Amanda Rose Garrison, Baldwin City, has been named a National Award Winner in science.

This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. The Academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American students.

Amanda Garrison, who attends Baldwin Junior High School, was nominated for this award by Mike Berg, a teacher at the school. She will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards of selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a teacher or director.

Amanda is the daughter of Kelly and David Garrison. The grandparents are David and Mary Garrison, Wellington, Mo., and Richard and Tina Hinkle, Holden, Mo.

Vinland Valley 4-H
club has meeting

The June meeting of the Vinland Valley 4-H club was called to order by Michael Moore, president. Blake Shields led the flag salute. Roll call was answered by favorite summer activities. Minutes were read and reports were presented. Sign up sheets were passed to work at concession stands during the county fair. The club is responsible for cleaning and setting up the rabbit barn July 28.

After the club tour June 30, members painted the bleachers at the fairgrounds as a community service project. Project reports were given, announcements were made and the meeting was adjourned.

Bible School set at
First Methodist

The First United Methodist Church will have Bible School July 1620 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages preschool through junior high are welcome to attend. Please contact the church office, 594-6612 to enroll or call Jan Shuck if you have questions.

Ice cream to be
served at Ives Chapel

The annual ice cream social, sponsored by Ives Chapel United Methodist Women, will be Friday, July 13, at 1018 Miami. Homemade ice cream, pie and cake will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Free genealogy
workshop offered

A free genealogy workshop is being offered by the Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The workshop, which is by reservation only, will be August 18 at the home of Ann Fothergill from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be assistance for beginners wanting to start tracing their lineage back to the Revolutionary War. Ideas of where to search next and methods of documenting information will be shared. With the advent of genealogy on the Internet, there are good sites and pitfalls that will be discussed.

The beginning steps of establishing a DAR chapter for Baldwin and the surrounding area are being made. This workshop will provide information about DAR, which is a patriotic organization promoting God, home and country through its objectives: Historical to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence; Educational to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion...;" Patriotic to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please call Ann Fothergill at 594-3669 or (913) 648-1960 to reserve a spot and for directions. Bring pencil, paper and the family information you have already obtained.

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