Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Baldwin in brief

November 7, 2001

Potluck scheduled
for Veterans

A Veterans Day potluck dinner has been scheduled for all Veterans at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the American Legion Post No. 228 Hall. The dinner is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion. Call Fred at 594-2761 or Archer Carlson at 594-6655 for information.

Book TALK explores
mob justice

"Ox-Bow Incident" will be discussed Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Baldwin Public Library. The story takes place in the Old West, but it could happen anytime when men of action take justice in their own hands.

Books are available to check out at the library. Diane Quantic, from Wichita State University, will lead the discussion. The Friends of the Baldwin Library and the Kansas Humanities Council have brought this series to the community.

All circles to meet
at Ives Chapel

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women, day and evening circles, will meet Wed., Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the church. Barbara Bailey, director of Social Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and a Baldwin resident will lead the program, "Keeping Stress Out of Christmas."

Joy Uthoff is program hostess. The executive committee will host the social hour.

First UMW to meet
in Fellowship Hall

The Baldwin First United Methodist Women will meet Thurs., Nov. 15 in Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. The "fun time" meeting will be hosted by the Executive Committee. Arrangements for a ride can be made by calling Linda at 594-3194.

Lober named
Citizen of the Week

Lyndsey Lober has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Lober, 8, is in Brent Baker's third grade class. Her parents are Kevin and Sarah and her siblings are Kyle and Morgan. Her friends include Ally, Breanna, Kendra and Joey. Her hobbies are collecting pencils, riding horses and rollerskating.

Newland-Rockhold
families have reunion

The Newland-Rockhold family reunion was held in Baldwin City with 88 attending. Norma Sconce shared a book of family history that dated back to 1710. Marietta Newland, Moulton, Iowa, displayed a Heritage Quilt she had made. Family members in attendance from Baldwin City were: Mabel Rockhold, Dotty Newland, Wyatt and Pat Hendry, Brenda Roberts, Barb and Geroge Goff and daughters, Jennifer and Jaimie, Charlene Coates, Norma and Scott Sconce, Bill and Thelma Randel, Bud and Donna Reynolds, Betty Lawrence and Wilma Rockhold.

Christmas items
needed for Gift Shop

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 228 is collecting Christmas gift items for veterans at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center at Leavenworth. Being collected are shirts, sweaters, gloves, toilet articles, night gowns, socks, blankets, pillow cases, kids' clothes and toys.

Personal items such as socks, toothpaste & toothbrushes, pens, lotion, tissues, disposable razors, cards, note pads and shampoo are needed for the veterans.

Cookies are needed also, any kind, as many as you can bake.

Donations can be left at 508 Baker or at 118 7th. Call 594-3185 or 594-6655. Items must be collected by Nov. 15.

Baker orchestra to
present fall concert

The first concert of the year by the Baker orchestra will be Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

Conductor Larry Williams is planning music of Bach, Haydn, Grieg and Stamitz and others. Most of the music will be played by the 20-piece Baker String Orchestra, but the finale will be the lively Russian Sailor's Dance by the Baker Little Symphony Orchestra. Leading the strings will be concertmaster, Scott Allison; violist, Melissa Roberts; cellist, Cassie Russell and Bobby Bovaird, bassist.

Woodwind, brass and percussion players from the Baker Symphonic Winds will fill out the orchestra parts.

Senior Services staff
to be in Baldwin

Staff members from Dg. Co. Senior Services will be at the Baldwin Public Library on Wed., Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to offer information about services provided to Douglas County seniors.

Information on where to get help with things such as taxes, insurance, housing and legal matters will be available. The program is free and offers an opportunity to meet staff members and learn about services provided by DCSS.

Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize.

Overbrook man hurt
in farm accident

A Osage County man involved in a farm accident Sunday morning in Douglas County was taken by helicopter to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

A group was doing farm work when the arm on a cultivator fell and pinned Larry Fairchild, Overbrook, underneath, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The accident occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday on the 1900 block of East 1600 Road, Tate said.

Fairchild was taken by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail, and he was later transferred to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon.

Photographer to be featured
at Bird Club meeting

The November meeting of the Baldwin Bird Club will be Wednesday Nov. 14, 2001. Our speaker will be Ken Highfill from Lawrence Kansas. Highfill is a professional photographer and retired high school biology teacher. He has pursued many plants and animals around the state over the years but one of his favorite locations is the Baker Wetlands on the south side of Lawrence. His program is titled "Images of the Wetlands." He will include a variety of slides of plants and animals taken over the years at the Baker Wetlands. We sincerely hope that the public will take advantage of this opportunity. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7:30 pm in the multipurpose Room at the Baldwin Grade School, Seventh and Chapel. Any questions, please call Roger Boyd at 594-4547 or 594-3172.

County committee offices
filled at October election

The Douglas County Extension Council annual election was Oct. 30, 2001 at the Douglas County Extension office. Members elected for the Agriculture Program Development Committee (PDC) were: District I, Don Bird; District II, Alden Bradley, Sr.; and District III, Gerald Dwyer. Members elected to the Family and Consumer Sciences PDC were: District I, Connie Hadl; District II, Carla Westheffer; District III, Nancy O'Connor. Members elected to serve on the 4-H Youth PDC were: District I Chris Johnson; District II, David Norris; District III, Sue Ashcraft. Members elected to the Economic Development PDC were: District I, Megan King; District II, Sharon Vesecky; District III, Carol Keen.

Council members who were elected in 2000 and members elected this year will be participating in the Extension Council Annual meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12, 2001 in Building 21 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. At the annual meeting the 24 council members will elect nine individuals from the council to serve as an executive board.

The meeting is open to the public; call the Extension office, 843-7058 for details and reservations.

Baldwin, Eudora Webelos
enjoy weekend activity

Webelo Woods 2001 Weekend for the Pelathe District was hosted in Baldwin City, Kansas on Sept. 21-23 by Troop 64 of Eudora and Troop 65 of Baldwin City. The event was at the Spring Creek Lake, south of Baldwin City. 156 Webelos and their leaders enjoyed the event. More than 30 volunteers from Troop 64 and 65 coordinated scout craft events during the day on Saturday.

Baldwin Parents as
Teachers celebrate

The Baldwin Parents as Teachers will join with more than 2,700 Parents as Teachers programs worldwide to host a "playgroup" on Friday at the Family Resource Center at the Baldwin High School from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

National PAT Day was established as a day to pay tribute to the thousands of trained and certified parent educators giving support to parents in the critical early years. The Baldwin PAT program was one of the original three pilot programs in its thirteenth year.

The Parents as Teachers program is free and participation is voluntary. For more information, call 594-2725 or visit the PAT Center at BHS.

Local chapter to
host instruction school

Evangeline Chapter No. 162, Order of Eastern Star, Baldwin City, will host the Sixth District School of Instruction on Wed., Nov. 14. Other chapters in the district are Gardner, Olathe and De Soto. The school will be conducted by the Worthy Grand Matron, Pat Brothers, Lyons, and will be assisted by the District Aide, Barbara Caruthers, Baldwin City. The Worthy Grand Patron, Bill Larson of Silver Lake is also expected to attend.

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