Citizen of the Week
Mackenzie Elder, 11, has been selected as Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. She is in Marilyn Fischer's fifth grade class.
Mackenzie's parents are Dan and Robyn and her siblings are Beau and Hannah. Her friends include Samantha, Emily H., Kayla and Colby. Her hobbies are playing the piano, basketball, swimming and 4-H.
CK of P.E.O. elects
Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Nancy Brooks. Delma Hitchcock, president, conducted the business meeting. Stacy Craig was welcomed as a new member.
New officers elected for the year were: Marlene Courtney, president; Sharon Gutschenritter, vice president; Delma Hitchcock, assistant vice president; Margi Walbridge, recording secretary; Anita White, corresponding secretary; Morilla Fothergill, treasurer; Kathleen Thomas, chaplain; Nancy Brooks, assistant chaplain; Claire Wismer, guard; Kathleen Thomas delegate to state convention; Georgiana Monninger, alternate delegate to state convention.
Larna Sue Henderson and Marcia O'Neil made dessert. Alice Anne Russell, Mary Jane Chubb and Charlene Potter presented the program.
Children's Health Fair
scheduled at RMH
Ransom Memorial Hospital and the Franklin County Children's Coalition is hosting the Sixth Annual Children's Health and Safety Fair from 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Beginning at the hospital entrance, a variety of participants will supply the children with plenty of opportunities to explore the hospital and learn a thing or two about good health. There will be a teddy bear/doll clinic, face painting, dental, vision and hearing screens, Let's play hospital dress-up, tours of police, fire and ambulance vehicles. Lifestar tours from 9 a.m. 9:45 a.m., Ident-a-Kid, safe animal handling, height and weight checks, glo-gem hand washing, information on foster parenting, library card sign-ups, recreation opportunities, diabetes information, scoliosis checks, fatal vision goggles, nutrition information, games, prizes and much more.
These events are planned for the entire family to spend time playing and learning together. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All area families are welcome to participate.
Cal Cink to
visit bird club
Although there are nearly 3 inches of freshly fallen snow on the ground, spring is close at hand. Not just because it is Kansas and it is mid-March, but the robins and cardinals are merrily singing and setting up territories as they have been for the past week.
Fox sparrows and Harris sparrows have been in the brush pile at the back of the yard all week preparing to leave soon for their nesting grounds in Canada. Last Tuesday, the Eastern Phoebe that nests under the bridge on Fremont Street arrived at about mid-morning, just in time for this snow but he will be OK. Sometime this week the first male Purple Martins should arrive to scout out their favorite houses.
It will probably be another month before Chimney Swifts will return to the area but that is the topic of discussion for the Baldwin Bird Club meeting in March. Cal Cink, Ph.D., will be talking about the plight of Chimney Swifts once nested in hollow trees but they quickly adapted several hundred years ago to nesting in chimneys on houses and other buildings. However, as you probably are aware, most chimneys these days are screened over to keep Chimney Swifts, bats, raccoons and other creatures out of our chimneys and homes. This has led to a significant decline of swifts over the past decade. Cink will tell us about the efforts of a group in Texas to construct artificial chimneys for birds to nest in, kind of an oversized bluebird nest box.
The meeting is today at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Baldwin Grade School at Seventh and Chapel. The public is welcome to learn about the benefits of the Chimney Swift, often called a cigar with wings, due to their shape. They are also more closely related to hummingbirds than any other bird.
Health Wave meeting
The Baldwin Rotary Club will sponsor a Health Wave meeting on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall, 803 High St.
Health Wave is a program for Kansas children that provides health insurance at little or no cost. Depending on income, monthly premiums are $0, $10 or $15. There are no deductibles or co-pays.
Health Wave covers medical care, dental care, pharmacy, hospital care and mental health benefits along with vision and hearing. Children are covered from birth to age 19.
To receive an application call toll-free 1-800-792-4884 or 1-800-792-4292 (TTY). For information about the meeting call Dave Mercier, Baldwin Rotary Club president at 594-6492.
Artist & Lecture Series
performance at Baker
Emmy-award winning actors Roscoe Lee Browne and Anthony Zerbe return to Baker University to take their audience on a tour of words through 20th century poetry and drama.
Works to be performed include pieces by Millay, Auden, Yeats, Thomas and Cummings. The performance is March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Rice Auditorium. Costs for adults is $10 and youth $8.
Student financial aid is available through the Baldwin City Business and Professional Women's organization. The funds for these scholarships are supplied by the fund-raising projects of the Baldwin City BPW.
The three scholarships are for $600 per year. They are:
The Violet Ford Memorial Scholarship At Large is for a person with a high school diploma or GED certificate. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 20 and must be enrolled in a school to better his or her skills.
The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Memorial Scholarship is for a woman who needs non-degree training to improve skills or credit to complete a degree toward career advancement. Must be 21 years or older and live within a 12-mile radius of Baldwin City. A transcript of most recent school records must be included with the application. Contact Peggy L. Ford at 292 E. 1600 Rd, Baldwin City, Kan., 66006 or phone 785-594-3280. The deadline for submitting a completed application to the local organization is April 25.
The third scholarship, the Alice Haigh Memorial Scholarship is available to a Baldwin High School senior girl who plans to further her education. For applications see Carl Brooks, high school guidance counselor or Lisa Robertson, BPW member, at the high school. The deadline for the completed application is April 25.
earn music honors
Twelve Baldwin Junior High School vocal music students and four instrumentalists attended the Washburn University Solo Festival March 10 in Topeka.
The following ratings were awarded: II Rating (excellent), Jason Mock, instrumental, Missy Westgate; II+, Lynne Lammers, Katie Ikenberry, Amy Craig, Ellie Madl; I (superior), Katie Beall, Nikki Smith, Kara Everett, Emily Combest, Kara Tompkins, Kyle Lauridson, instrumental, Will Sharp, instrumental, Ellen Shroer, instrumental.
From among the 600 entries, 17 students were awarded a I+ rating. They participated in an honors recital at Washburn University on March 11. Julie Miller received a I+ rating for her vocal solo and represented BJHS on the Honors Concert. She was accompanied by Jodie Eldridge, BJHS vocal instructor.
The first and second grade classes at Baldwin Elementary School performed a joint musical concert at Rice Auditorium titled "BUGZ."
The 135 students portrayed different bugs, such as ladybugs, fireflies, houseflies, stinkbugs, caterpillars, army ants, maggots, praying mantis and various other bugs. The students performed six songs with choreography and there were more than 50 different speaking parts.
The story revolved about everyone being invited to a picnic, but not wanting the stinkbugs to come along because of their unpleasant smell. A compromise is reached in the end and all are well fed.
The students performed twice on Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m. Both performances were well attended. Jocelyn Leonard is the music instructor at Baldwin Elementary School.
Jenna Lyn Schulte, Baldwin City, has received a Dean's Scholarship at Pittsburg State University. She is a senior at Baldwin High School.
The Dean's Scholarship is awarded to high school students who are in the top 15 percent of their graduating class. Jenna is the daughter of Ed and Ronda Schulte.
Heidi Therese Meinen has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at Wichita State University.
To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Heidi is the daughter of Tom and Virginia Meinen, Baldwin City.
receives record pledges
Douglas County alumni and friends of Kansas State University helped the world's largest all-volunteer telephone campaign for higher education set nearly 20 records and raised $1,334,242, up 8 percent from the 2000 pledge total. K-State's Telefund, coordinated by the KSU Foundation, has set records for pledges, participation or both, for 22 consecutive years.
Telefund 2001 at K-State reached the $1.3 million total through 21,818 pledges, including 192 pledges from Douglas County worth $11,645. Telefund has topped $1 million for four consecutive years.
The KSU Foundation Annual Giving Department coordinates Telefund to provide scholarships and educational benefits for all nine colleges.