gains state honor
Custom Mobile Equipment of Baldwin City was recently awarded a Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing Merit Recognition Award, for its "significant contribution to the Kansas economy."
The business, which is owned by Gary Dick, won the award in the manufacturing division. Mark Eldridge of Kansas State Bank had nominated the business and presented Dick with the award at the last Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce meeting.
"We're honored to receive the award," Dick said.
Custom Mobile Equipment engineers, manufactures and ships heavy equipment forklifts from Baldwin City directly to its customers. Established in 1993, the company currently employs 20 people. During the past 10 years, expansions have totaled 15,000-square feet and $300,000 of capital investment.
Custom Mobile Equipment sponsors a local 4-H club and events at Baker University.
to Dean's lists
Kristina Wilson and Brandie Wilson, daughters of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland, were recently named to their respective college's Dean's list.
Kristina Wilson was on the Dean's list at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Brandie Wilson gained the same academic honor at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
'Horses' to be program
topic at the library
Speaking today at the Baldwin City Public Library program will be Peggy Keller on horses. Story hour begins at 10 a.m. There will be no program next week, July 4, because of the holiday. The "Reading Road Trip" will resume July 11.
First UMW to serve
The First United Methodist Women will have a salad supper in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Now or Never canceled
There will be no Now or Never Club meeting this month because of the Fourth of July holiday. The Senior Center will be closed.
University of Missouri-
Columbia lists grads
Sarah Bates, daughter of Jim and Linda Russell, Baldwin City, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, summa cum laude, from the Sinclair School of Nursing of the University of Missouri-Columbia at its Spring Commencement May 18. She is a 1993 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She plans to work in women's health.
Jared Bates, son of Winona Skidmore, Erie, and the late Vern Bates, received a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy from the Graduate School of the University of Missouri-Columbia at its Spring Commencement May 18. He is a 1991 graduate of Erie High School and a 1994 graduate of Baker University. In August, he will join the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
The couple and their 9 month-old son, Isaac, currently reside in Columbia, Mo.
The 50th anniversaries of the Korean War began June 25, 2000 and will continue through July 27, 2003. Commemorative ceremonies have started and will continue during this three-year period. Korean War Veterans are encouraged to participate individually or as members of their local Korean War Veterans Chapter.
Kansas Chapter No. 1 of the Korean War Veterans has been in existence since March, 2000, and are seeking all Korean War Veterans in the area. Anyone who served in the armed forces for at least one day during the period June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1954 is eligible. Kansas Chapter No. 1 holds its meetings the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 75th & Conser, Overland Park.
Interested parties may obtain additional information concerning membership in Kansas Chapter No. 1, KWVA by contacting: Jack DeLap, 913-299-6072 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Tom Stevens, 913-696-0447, email@example.com; John Williams, 913-451-9530, firstname.lastname@example.org; John McCoin, 785-842-1386.