Archive for Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Baldwin in brief

April 10, 2002

Friends to have
Night of 1,000 Stars

The Friends of the Library will host the annual Night of 1,000 Stars Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Bedtime stories will be read by local community leaders and snacks will be provided. Children and their parents may wear their pajamas to enjoy the stories.

Lawrence Orchestra
to perform here

The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra will perform on the Baker University Artist and Lecture Series on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. The concert will feature an original composition by Lawrence native, Todd Hershberger. Also on the program is a children's favorite, "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank, the Baker business office or may be purchased at the door. Adults are $10, youth are $8. The performance will mark the conclusion of the season. Baker University and the Series' director, Dr. Susan Buehler, thanks the community for their support.


Ives Chapel UMW
to host area meeting

"Abundant Life Global Health and Christian Response-Ability" is the topic of the 2002 Mission Study to be hosted by Ives Chapel United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17. Tony Ikenberry will be the featured speaker. Joy Uthoff is the convenor. Avis Hobson and the Executive Committee are hosts.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Study will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Ikenberry will speak at 10. The host church will furnish drinks for the noon meal but participants are asked to bring a sack lunch or order a sub with the registrar. All interested women are welcome. Bring Bibles and dress casually.

Baldwin BPW to
award Scholarships

The Baldwin City Business and Professional Women's organization has two scholarships to award by May 2002.

The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Scholarship is for a woman who needs either additional non-degree training to improve her skills or credits to complete a degree program in order to re-enter the job market, to advance in her field or to change careers. The applicant must be a woman of at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and live within a 12-mile radius of Baldwin City. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows she is enrolled in a course. A transcript of the applicant's most recent school records must accompany the completed form.

The Violet Ford Scholarship-At-Large is for a woman or man between the ages of 18 and 20 enrolled in a school for the betterment of her/his skills. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows she is enrolled in a course.

Interested applicants should contact Lisa Robertson, 1210 Eighth St., Baldwin City, KS 66006, phone 594-2911. Applications are due by May 6, 2002.


Olathe teacher
named principal

Amy Richard Hercules, sixth-grade teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Olathe, has been named principal of Northview Elementary School, effective July 1. Hercules has been a teacher for seven years and served an education internship in administration at Rolling Ridge this year. She began teaching with the Olathe School District in 1998.

She was a Kansas State Teacher of the Year nominee in 2001. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education and administration from Baker University. She is the daughter of Nancy Richard and the late Charlie Richard. She currently resides in Baldwin City.

Beins named
Citizen of the Week

Olivia Beins has been selected as Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Beins, 6, is in Carolyn Stansberry's first grade class. Her parents are John and Kathy and her siblings are Justin and Jessie. Her friends include Shelby A., Breanna, Kaitlyn and Sienna. Her hobbies are riding bikes and surfing the Internet.

CK of POE
has meeting

Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Donna Gene Webb. Refreshments were served by Cheryl Grosdidier and Vivian Courtney. The business meeting was conducted by Marlene Courtney, president. The program was presented by Cheryl Grosdidier and Becky Hayes. The next meeting is Tuesday at the home of Sharon Gutschenritter.

VES to feature
Earth Day Show

Vinland Elementary School will feature its annual talent show on Earth Day, Sat., April 20 sponsored by the Vinland PTO. A Mexican style dinner will be served 5:30 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by students starts at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Aluminum cans will be collected for recycling with a special Earth Day prize drawing.

Summer day camp
needs donations

The Baldwin Recreation Commission is seeking donations to assist kids in attending day camp this summer. Please contact the Recreation office at 594-3670 or stop by 820 High St. if you can help.

Volunteers gather
to plant trees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake and the Vinland Elementary School will celebrate Kansas Arbor Day and Earth Day by planting 100 tree seedlings at Clinton Lake Friday.

Corps of Engineers Park Rangers, 100 elementary students, teachers and parents will plant trees on the undeveloped land located between Clinton Parkway and Highway 10. The trees are provided by the National Tree Trust.

For more information contact Jim Bell at (785) 843-7665 or Vinland Elementary teacher Loretta Verhaeghe at (785) 594-3912.

Pioneers 4-H Club
has meeting

The Pioneers 4-H Club met at the Baldwin Public Library for Parent's Night. The meeting was called to order by Larry Wilson. Carol Keen led the flag salute. Presentations were given by Paula Andrews, Pam Wagner and Lisa Frahn. The club pledge was led by Marleen Harris. The next meeting will be at Wagner's Boon Dock Ranch and hosted by food and nutrition project members.

Bert Nash announces
first ever Nash Dash

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will sponsor the first ever Nash Dash WRAP Run on May 11. The Nash Dash is a county wide event supporting the Center's WRAP program which places mental health professionals on-site in Douglas County schools to help students have successful school experiences.

To register or for more in formation, call Pat Roach Smith, Community Development Director, at (785) 843-9192.

Sansom competes
at state bee

Marianne Sansom represented Douglas County at the 49th annual All-Kansas Spelling Bee Competition on April 6 in Topeka. She placed 10th out of 101 contestants. The field was composed of 52 eighth graders, 27 seventh graders and 16 sixth graders with the remaining being elementary school students. Marianne has won the Vinland Elementary Spelling Bees and competed in the Douglas County Spelling Bees for the past three years. She is a fifth grader at Vinland Elementary and the daughter of Charlie and Marcia Sansom, Vinland.

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