Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Baldwin in brief

September 26, 2001

NYC fundraiser
set for Saturday

The Willow Springs, Palmyra and Baldwin firefighters will be selling T-shirts at Heritage Tractor from noon to 4 p.m. and at the Baker University football game beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The T-shirts feature an American flag and the words, "Remember Our Fallen Brothers and Sisters." The shirts are $10 each. Money raised will go to the families of the police and firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Singspiration to be
at Worden church

Sunday is Singspiration at Worden United Methodist Church with services beginning at 9:30 a.m. Worden U.M.C. is located three and one half miles west of Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.

Local agency in
need of volunteers

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Baldwin is looking for volunteers to make a difference in a child's life. There are many children waiting for an adult volunteer. Please call the Baldwin office at 594-2594 for more information.

Now or Never Club
to have guest speaker

Jamie Peterson will be speaking at the noon meeting of the Now or Never Club on Wed., Oct. 3. Peterson is the new Recreation Specialist at the Baldwin City Recreation Commission. She recently graduated from Baker University. She will be in charge of summer day camps for children and activities for senior citizens.

A dinner can be reserved by calling the center by 1 p.m. Tuesday or bring a covered dish for the potluck.

Registration forms
needed for parade

Anyone planning to be in the Maple Leaf Parade should complete and return a registration form. Those forms are available by calling Lloyd Lam at 594-3629.

Illusionist to appear

The Baldwin Elementary PTO is sponsoring a performance by Las Vegas illusionist, Christian Augustine, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The show will feature levitation, escapes, magic and the chance to see at least one audience member sawed in half. The event will be at the BJHS auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door, $1 for children and $2 for adults.

Help needed with
Ballad of Black Jack

Volunteers are needed to assist with the production of The Ballad of Black Jack at the Maple Leaf Festival to put up posters the first week in October, help with a float during the festival parade (Sat., Oct. 20), usher for one or more performances and sell tickets for one or more performances. Call Ruth Payne for information or to volunteer at 594-6662.

Tyler Schneider is
Citizen of the Week

Tyler Schneider has been selected as Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Tyler, 9, is in Mr. Baker's third grade class.

His parents are Bill and DeeDee and his siblings are Aimee, Tanner, Sara and Samantha. His friends include Kyle, Jesse, Denton, Lyndsey and Matthew. His hobbies are walking his dog and exploring.

Health Dept. extends
hepatitis B program

The Lawrence Dg. Co. Health Dept. is extending the special one-time program for adolescents to start hepatitis B vaccinations until Oct. 31, 2001. Hepatitis B vaccine is available at Health Dept. clinics. A child must be 12-17 years of age (born on or after July 1, 1982). There is a $7 charge for each dose, but no one is denied service due to inability to pay. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The immunization clinic for Baldwin City is the first Friday of the month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 704 8th St. Questions may be directed to (785) 843-0721.

Bullying and harassment
are topics of discussion

Baldwin teachers and parents joined a panel discussion on bullying and harassment at Baldwin Junior High School auditorium by the Baldwin Branch of the American Association of University Women. Twenty-two participated in the discussion titled "Hostile Hallways."

Panelists were Betty Barker-Bashaw, AAUW member and clinical psychologist; Christina Mann, WRAP worker at the Baldwin High School and Laura McCaul, social worker at the Baldwin Junior High School.

The next AAUW meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 at the home of Anita White. Co-hostesses are Ruth Dickinson, Roma Earles and Nora Cleland. Becky Henderson will direct the program on "Women in History" presentations at area schools. Interested women college graduates or students are invited.

Local chiropractor sees
100,000th patient

After practicing chiropractic in Baldwin City for 20 years, Dr. Jim Borgeson recently saw his 100,00oth patient, Gene Anderson, of Topeka. Anderson's wife, Margaret, was the 99,999th patient. Dr. Borgeson and his wife, Sharon, moved to Baldwin City 5 1/2 years ago.

Baker announces
String Festival

The Baker University Orchestra is hosting its Fifth Annual String Festival Monday when more than 65 string players will arrive at Rice Auditorium for an all day practice and an informal concert.

The players will practice string orchestra music during the day and get together with the Baker Band members to practice one symphony orchestra number.

Larry Williams, Director of the Festival, says there will be a short free informal concert at 5 p.m. in Baker University's Rice Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.

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