Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Baldwin Briefs

June 6, 2001

Baldwin City Theatre

presents 'Annie'

The Baldwin City Theatre production of "Annie" will be on June 16, 17, 18 (family night), 19, 21 (family night), 22, 23, rain date June 20. All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the downtown Baldwin City Outdoor Theater located next to the Post Office.

Rotary Club to have

membership drive

Rotary Club, a local, national and international organization is holding a membership drive meeting at noon Tuesday in the Baker University cafeteria. Rotary is a highly civic oriented organization and wishes to extend an invitation to all those who would be interested in learning more about how Rotary benefits our community, our country and our world. Lunch will be provided. Please contact David Mercier at 594-6492 to RSVP by Monday.

Mobile Screening Unit

to be in Baldwin

The Baldwin City Lions Club and the Kansas Sight Foundation are bringing the Mobile Screening Unit to Baldwin City. The Baldwin City Lions and Baldwin City Rotary Clubs would like to invite everyone to come. The health screenings are free to the public.

There are five separate screenings available on the Mobile Screening Unit: Eye Acuity, Hearing, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Glaucoma.

It only takes a few minutes to have all of the screenings done. The eyes are not dilated for the glaucoma screening so there is no problem with driving after the screenings. All screenings are done by local volunteers.

This free screening will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the 700 block of High Street on Friday. We would like to see everyone take advantage of this service.

For further information, please contact Dr. George Coble, 812 1/2 6th Street, 594-7124.

Essay contest available

to high school students

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Kansas will again be holding an Essay Contest. This is the 44th consecutive contest for junior and senior class students in the public high schools of Kansas. The topic for this year's contest is "School Vouchers: What Validity Do They Have In Kansas Public Education?"

Winners of the local Lodge contest will compete for state scholarships. Scholarships are forwarded to the student's school of choice upon confirmation of their enrollment in any university, college, junior college or vocational-technical school.

A total of $5,000 will be awarded in prizes. The first place winner will receive $2000, the second place winner $1500, the third place winner $1000 and the fourth place winner $500. Three honorable mentions will also be awarded.

All juniors and seniors in the public high schools of Kansas are eligible to participate. All are urged to contact their local Masonic Lodge members for details of the contest. Essays must not be longer than 500 words. Only winners on the local level are eligible to represent a Lodge at the state level.

Essays must be submitted to a local Lodge on or before November 1, 2001, to be judged for the state-wide competition. Inquiries may be directed by mail to: Grand Lodge of Kansas, PO Box 1217, Topeka, KS 66601-1217. Locally contact T.J. Danley, 106 Dearborn, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or call 594-3903.

Vinland Valley 4-H

has meeting

Michael Moore called the Vinland Valley 4-H meeting to order. Mariah Schwager led the flag salute. Elizabeth Bartlow led a song and presented current events. Callie Fife introduced Chloe Hey. Roll call was the worst subject in school. Amy Craig read minutes, Spencer Wilson read the treasurer's report and Chelsea Wilson presented the 4-H council report. Brad Wilson gave the cool word for the month. Sandy and Theresa gave leaders' reports. The club voted to buy two new roasters. June 30 members will tour houses or make a poster for the meeting. There will be a pizza and swimming party at the pool.

Contact Zoey Fife for information about the goat show in Tonganozie. Michael Moore read announcements. Meeting was adjourned.

Skaggs attends

HOBY seminar

On June 1, Anna Skaggs attended the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar. This three-day leadership seminar is held at Kansas State University in Manhattan. The Kansas North seminar hosts more than 170 young leaders from high schools throughout northern Kansas.

HOBY was founded by notable actor Hugh O'Brian, who is primarily known for the television show Wyatt Earp. During a trip to Africa for missionary work, O'Brian met Dr. Albert Schweitzer. It was at this time that O'Brian became inspired to form a camp to positively impact today's youth.

"One of the things Schweitzer said to me was the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves," O'Brian said. "From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth."

HOBY completed the dream of O'Brian by bringing together a select group of high school sophomores. While at HOBY, these sophomores interact, not only among themselves, but also with distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professional work force to discuss issues pertaining to the world today and the future. Through these positive interactions, those attending gain not only confidence in themselves, but also begin to understand their leadership potential. Promoting personal development, HOBY Ambassadors are then challenged to perform at least 100 hours of community service in their own community in the year following the seminar.

If you desire further information about HOBY activities and sponsorship opportunities, it is available by calling Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership at 310-474-4370 or visiting our web site at

A Pond Management Clinic will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon just one and a half miles south of Lawrence along U.S. Highway 59. The pond is located in Oakwood Estates at the intersection 1100 Road and U.S. 59. A variety of management tips for ponds will be discussed in the clinic.

"Pond Site Selection, Design, and Maintenance" will be presented by Alan Gentry, Soil Conservation Technician for the Natural Resource Conservation Services of Douglas County.

Otis Heine, Soil Conservation Contractor, is a local pond builder who will share some of his experiences and thoughts on pond construction.

Charles Lee, K-State Research and Extension Wildlife Specialist, will talk about "Wildlife Damage Control" in ponds. Beaver, muskrats, turtle and geese are some of the species he will deal with. Feel free to bring other wildlife damage control questions.

Richard Sanders, Fish Biologist with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Pares, will discuss all aspects of "Fish Management." He will use some nets and a boat to sample the fish population which will be used in teaching fish identification and management.

"Vegetation Control" will be discussed by Bill Wood, County Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County.

The public is invited to attend the free clinic, which is being coordinated by the K-State Research and extension Service of Douglas County. You may call that office at 785-843-7058 for additional information.

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