Archive for Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Baldwin in brief

April 24, 2002

Ladies invited to
attend supper

The women of the Annunciation Catholic Church will meet at 6 p.m. today for a salad supper in St. Ann's Hall. All area church ladies are welcome to attend.

Public meeting on
EC02 scheduled

A meeting for citizens of Baldwin City and the surrounding area is scheduled today at 7 p.m., Room 100 in Mabee Hall on the Baker University campus concerning the proposed EC02 program. EC02 proposes countywide preservation of undeveloped open space and countywide programs for job creation through the development of industrial and business parks. Download information at, click on What's Hot!

Spring Concert set
at Baker University

The Annual Spring Concert of the Baker Orchestra will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the string orchestra. Guitarist Mike Yunghans, senior, will be featured on a Vivaldi "Lute Concerto." This will also be the last concert for seniors Melissa Roberts, violist from Parsons, and Bobby Bovaird, string bassist from Topeka. Local harpist Patricia Dillard will be featured on several numbers.

Larry Williams, director of the orchestra, says this is a very young college orchestra, with the majority of musicians being freshmen and sophomores. Baker currently has the largest number of college string players of any of Kansas 25 private colleges.

Friends of the Library
to have plant sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library are having a flower and plant sale in front of the library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Hanging baskets, herbs, annuals and perennials will be available. Plants will be provided by C. Designs Floral and Garden, Hamill's Country Garden Nursery and Vinland Valley Nursery.

Espress Yourself
celebrates anniversary

Espress Yourself, located at 713 High St., Baldwin City, will celebrate its first anniversary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music during the day, free face painting from 9 a.m. to noon and coffee sampling from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information call 594-9909.

Hoostal to speak at
Now or Never Club

Now or Never Club will meet Wed., May 1 at the Senior Center for a noon potluck. Steve Hoostal, C.F.P., financial advisor for Waddell and Reed, Inc., will have a presentation and discussion on long term care insurance and other financial topics for seniors. Lunch may be reserved by calling the center at 594-2409 by noon Tuesday or bring a covered dish.

Revival services set
at Worden UM Church

Revival services featuring guest speaker Pastor Weyman McGuire of Grassland Community Church, Ashland, Ky., will be at Worden United Methodist Church. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Fri., May 3 and continue Sat., May 4 with a fellowship breakfast at 8 a.m. and Sat. evening services at 7 p.m. A Sun., May 5 service will be at 10:30 a.m. Worden is located 3 1/2 miles west of Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.

Noon luncheon to be
hosted by First UMC

The Baldwin First United Methodist Church will host a salad luncheon at noon on May 1 in fellowship hall. All parish and area churches as well as the district and conference officers are invited to attend. Call 594-2571 or 594-3720 to make reservations that are due Friday.

CLEAR to have
Teddy Bear Tea

The Teddy Bear Dessert Tea will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4, at the American Legion Hall. Snacks provided with tea, milk and juice. Cost is $15 for one adult and one child, additional adults or children are $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 594-2745 for reservations. The tea is sponsored by CLEAR.

Applications are due
May 6 for scholarships

The Baldwin City Business and Professional Women's organization is taking applications for two scholarships to be awarded in May.

The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Scholarship is for a woman who needs additional training or to change careers. The Violet Ford Scholarship-At-Large is available is for a student who is in school to better their skills.

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

Deitz named
Citizen of the Week

Patrick Deitz has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Deitz, 9, is in Hilary Harms' third grade class. His parents are Rick and Diane and his sibling is Carrie. His friends include Mitchell, Keenan, Zach and Joey. His hobbies are swimming, playing with Legos and Nintendo and reading.

Music groups
earn top ratings

Baldwin High School music groups earned top ratings at State Music Festival on April 17. The Concert Choir and the Concert Band received "I", or superior ratings from all three judges. The Concert Choir is accompanied by Nanette Kraus and directed by Jodie Eldridge. Will Cooper directs the Concert Band.

Physicals available
for students

Dr. David Jones will be providing physical examinations at the BHS library from 6 to 9 p.m. May 6 and 7. The fee is $10. Appointments are necessary. Call the nurses' office at 594-7425. A form must be completed and signed by the student and parent before the physical exam. Forms are available at the high school or the junior high school offices.

Chapter CK of P.E.O.
has meeting

Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Sharon Gutschenritter. The business meeting was called to order by Marlene Courtney, president. Ruth Dickinson and Kathleen Thomas presented the Founder's Day program. The next meeting will be Tuesday at the home of Marlene Courtney.

Personal property
valuations on the way

The Douglas County appraiser's office will mail the 2002 personal property valuation notices Tuesday. The notice includes the description and the value placed on personal property for 2002. Taxpayers may request an appeal appointment by calling the taxpayer service number listed on the notice by 5 p.m. May 15. Taxpayers should bring supporting documentation when appealing the value.

AAUW has meeting

Betty Barker Bashaw presided over a meeting of the Baldwin Branch of AAUW. Barbara Gaeddert was in charge of the program. Women in History Month was celebrated with several of its members portraying famous women for area elementary schools. The Kansas AAUW State Convention was in Salina and was attended by Roma Earles, Peggy Baker and Barbara Duke.

The next meeting will be at Three Sisters Inn on May 4. Reservations may be made by calling Nora Cleland at 594-3846 or Mary Clippinger at 594-3681 by Friday.

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