Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Baldwin in brief

October 10, 2001

Choir dresses needed
by high school choir

Choir dresses worn by former Baldwin High School students are needed. Those willing to donate black choir dresses, regardless of condition, should call 594-2725.

Baldwin Bird Club
to have speaker

The Baldwin Bird Club will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Baldwin Elementary School. The topic will be "Tropical Dancers: A Study of Manakins in Costa Rica and Brasil." Marina Anciaes, a doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas will present the program.

Legion Auxiliary
Schedules meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall. All members are asked to donate pies for the Maple Leaf pie sale. Pies should be delivered to the Legion Hall from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Fall concert
to be presented

The Baldwin Junior High and Baldwin High School vocal music departments will present a Fall Concert Tuesday at the BJHS auditorium. The Sixth Grade Elective, Seventh Grade Mixed Chorus, Chansonettes, BHS Mixed Chorus and the Concert Choir will be featured.

Flautist Rachel McClenahan and violinist Kate Lammers will assist the groups on "Music on the Waters" by Printz and "An American Quilt," arranged by Leavitt. The choirs are accompanied by Nanette Kraus and directed by Jodie Eldridge. The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Preschool to sponsor
chili feed

Rainbow Experience Preschool will sponsor a chili feed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday in the basement of the First United Methodist Church. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat supper are $5 for adults and $3 for children older than 3.

The evening will also feature dancers from Stacy's Dance Studio, a raffle and a bake sale. For information, call Amy at 594-4081.

Ives Chapel women
gather for luncheon

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, Oct. 17 in fellowship hall for a noon luncheon. The program "The Response of Thankfulness" will be presented by Jerodene Martin and Ava Cummings. Rosann Elder is hostess. The World Thank Offering will be taken.

Kaylee Hurt is named
Citizen of the Week

Kaylee Hurt has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Hurt, 6, is in Mrs. Reimer's first grade class. Her mom is Carol and her brothers are Zac and Adam. Her friends include Emily, Salena, Heidi and Aubrey. Her hobbies are collecting rocks and seashells and going camping.

Baldwin City BPW
collects for WTCS

A collection for Women's Transitional Care Services of Lawrence will be taken by the Baldwin City Business and Professional Women on Saturday, Oct. 13 in front of the Post Office from 9 a.m. to noon.

Useful items include diapers and pull ups, unused socks and underwear for women and children, shampoo and conditioner, ethnic hair care products, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, all kinds of cleaning supplies, over-the-counter medications, and alarm clocks. Cash donations will also be accepted.

The WTCS assists survivors of domestic violence and their children providing services to Douglas, Franklin and eastern Jefferson counties.

Local Knights council
earns top award

Knights of Columbus Council #11853 of Baldwin City has earned the distinction of Star Council, the international organization's top award, for the 2000-2001 fraternal year. The organization's headquarters located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement.

The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention; promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities.

The award was presented to the membership by Past District Deputy Mike McClain and District Deputy Jerry Lambertz at a special ceremony held on Oct. 7 at Annunciation Catholic Church.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization with nearly 1.6 million dues-paying members in more than 12,000 councils worldwide. In 2000, they gave more than 56.7 million hours of volunteer service and donated $116.1 million to charitable and benevolent causes.

BPW meeting features
local business women

Baldwin City Business and Professional Women's organization met Oct. 3 at Vintage Park for its regular monthly meeting. Guests were Laurie Shuck, owner of Cranberry Market and Diane Wagner from Heritage Tractor. Both women discussed various aspects of running a business and resources that have been helpful. They both agreed that their employees were instrumental in their successes as businesswomen.

Following the presentations President Teresa Salb conducted the business meeting. Plans were finalized for the BPW Maple Leaf Arts and Crafts booths, for taking a collection for Women's Transitional Care Services, and for putting a display in a window downtown during National Business Women's Week Oct 14-21.

Next month's meeting will be November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Vintage Park dining room.

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