Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Baldwin in brief

October 24, 2001

Advance voting
available now

The Douglas County Courthouse at 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, is open for voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3 and from 8 to noon on Nov. 5.

Voters may call the office at (785) 832-5267 to request an application for an Advance Ballot. The last date the ballot can be mailed is Friday, Nov. 2.

Vinland UM church
to host supper

Vinland United Methodist Church will host a chili and chicken noodle supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be taken.

Recycle instead of
trashing newspapers

A new recycling bin has been placed in the lobby of the post office to recycle newsprint items that might have been trashed. The Earth We Are organization from Baker University is responsible for the recycling bin.

Senior Center to
host art classes

Douglas County Senior Services, in cooperation with the Baldwin Senior Center, will offer Senior Art Classes beginning Nov. 7. The classes, scheduled for Wednesday evenings at the Center, will be taught by Ginny Cobb, Baldwin artist.

Instruction will be offered in drawing, prismacolor (colored pencil) and pastel. The fee is $5 per session plus supplies. The class is primarily for adults over age 60, however all adults over 18 may register. Questions may be directed to Ginny Cobb at 594-2967.

Vinland Valley 4-H
Club has meeting

The meeting of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club was called to order by Michael Moore, president. New members are: Annie Smart, Ben Smart, Nathan Smart, Abby Bartlow, Sarah Shields, Chesney Buck and Will Nitcher.

New junior officers are: Casey George, president; Kelly Baker, vice-president; Adam Schwager, secretary; Michael Girraputo, treasurer. Installation of club officers was held. Centerpieces were made for Meals on Wheels as community service project.

The club will be helping at the Pork Producer's booth at the Maple Leaf Festival. The achievement celebration is Oct. 21 at the KU Ballroom. American Royal is having 4-H Day on Oct. 27. The group will be caroling at the Baldwin Care Center Dec. 3.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6 and will be a potluck dinner. Each family should bring a meat dish and a side dish. The program will be the awards ceremony.

Baker students perform
for elementary schools

Marion Springs, Vinland, Scranton and Baldwin elementary schools were visited by Baker students and faculty who performed "The Calico Tiger" written by Christian Garrison, as part of their elementary school tour. Those who were part of the theater production were Laura Booth, Cynthia Collins, Mac McDaniel, Laura Leffler, Becky Berry, Emily Nelson, Susan McIlvain, Aryne McQueen, Sarah Butler, Deneise Fiene, Matt Schubert, Rebecca Steinie and Star Novak.

Lifesaving tests
available at Baker

Lifeline Screening will be at Baker University on Thursday, Nov. 8. Three vascular tests will be offered: Carotid Artery Screening test, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm test and Ankle Brachial Index test. A bone density test is available for women.

Interested persons may call (800) 407-4557 to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. There is a charge for each test. Visit the website at

Arnold named
Citizen of the Week

Allison Arnold has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Allison is in Hilary Harms third grade class. Her parents are Dennis and Teresa and her siblings are Logan and Sarah. Her friends include Ramie, Michaela, Lyndsey L., Lindsey R. and Chelsea. Her hobbies are basketball, baseball and riding bikes.

Veterans Gift Shop
is needing supplies

The American Legion Auxiliary is collecting items for veterans. New gifts include items you might buy for your family like shirts, sweaters, gloves, toilet articles, night gowns, socks, blankets, pillow cases, kids' clothes and toys. Cheer items include articles such as combs, brushes, caps, soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, cards, note pads and disposable razors.

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

Please get items to Ethel May Carlson at 508 Baker by Nov. 15. For information call Mrs. Carlson at 594-6655.

Local student is member
of a cappella choir

Stephanie Jarvis, daughter of Wayne and Susan Jarvis, Baldwin City, is a member of the a cappella choir at Wichita State University. The 95-voice choir is conducted by Thomas Wine, associate professor of music. Jarvis is majoring in vocal performance and musical theater.

ESU announces
scholarship awards

Emporia State University has released the list of students who have been awarded ESU scholarships for the 2001-2002 academic year. Included in the list are four Baldwin City students: Wesley Broyles, Mary Denning, Natalie Moreau and Kristina Saile.

Arts Council members
to exhibit work

Baldwin Community Arts Council members will be displaying their work in conjunction with the seventh annual Lawrence Artwalk Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Several members of the BCAC are preparing an exhibit for the annual self-guided tour of Artist's Studios, Galleries, and Other Art Spaces in Lawrence. The participating artists from Baldwin will be displaying work in the Side Door Gallery located in the Side Door Cafe in Hy-Vee on Clinton Parkway.

BCAC Members who are exhibiting are: Sandy Cardens, mixed water media; Christy Carlisle, pottery (demonstrating the potter's wheel on Sunday); Ginny Cobb, prismacolor, pastel and graphite; Linda Everett, demonstrating water color on Saturday; Robbie Lamoreux, watercolor; Cindy Novelo, photography/painting; Debbie McGee, photography/painting; Frank Scott Searl, painting/sculptures; Lisa Slavin, painting; Star Novak, photography; and Laura Morford, pottery and photography.

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