Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Baldwin in brief

February 6, 2002

AAUW schedules
branch meeting

The Baldwin Branch of AAUW will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vintage Park. The program, Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund, will be given by Jan Boyd and Erin Arantowicz.

The cost of the dinner is $5 per person. Reservations are required.

Raymond Pearson
to have 97th birthday

Raymond Pearson will be 97 years old on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to him at 1016 Orchard Lane No. 5, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Spring play
rescheduled

Baldwin City Theatre 2002 Spring Play "It Runs in the Family" has been rescheduled to include a performance Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is adults $7 and students $5. Tickets will be available at the door.

The play will be at the Baldwin Middle School auditorium, 400 Eisenhower. It is sponsored by the Baldwin City CLEAR Foundation. baldwin-city.com/theatre

AARP offers 50+
driver classes

AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver improvement course designed especially for motorists age 50 and older. The eight-hour course is taught in two four-hour sessions for two days. There are no tests.

The course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging and provides practical techniques to compensate for these changes. Participants also receive a thorough review of the "rules of the road," with an emphasis on defensive driving practices.

The course will be at the Senior Center on March 11 and 12 from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. Call 594-6421 to register. For additional information or to volunteer, call AARP 55 Alive toll-free at 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/55alive.

Book Talks begin new
discussion series

Kansas Humanities Council Book Talks will feature "The Last Cattle Drive" by Robert Day. The community is invited to attend the discussion with guest speaker Jim Hoy, Emporia, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Public Library.

Contact the library for more information at 594-3411.

Local student named
to Dean's List

University of Evansville student Casey Morford, Baldwin City, has been named to UE's Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the 2001 fall semester.

Morford is the son of John and Laura Morford, Baldwin City.

To attain the Dean's List, a student must have earned a 3.5 average (GPA) while carrying 12 or more hours of credit.

Area equestrian
wins title

TJ Omniscient and owner/rider Paige Wagner, Baldwin City, was awarded the USA Equestrian's (formerly AHSA) 2001 U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure Open. USA Equestrian is the national governing body for equestrian sport in the U.S.

Wagner is 13 and attends Baldwin Junior High School. TJ Omniscient is a 9-year-old Arabian gelding. The pair is trained by Joy Underberg of Lazy J Training Center, Baldwin City.

The pair also won the U.S. National Championship in Hunter Seat Equitation at the International Arabian Horse Association Youth Championship show in Albuquerque, N.M. They placed third Nationally in Western Pleasure Open for Junior Exhibitors, sixth in the Trail Open division, earned IAHA Region VIII Championships in Arabian Working Western and Zone 7 Championships in Western Pleasure Open, Trail Open and Western Pleasure Junior Exhibitor classes.

Worden UMC to
have faith class

Worden United Methodist Church has scheduled a 12-week study of Christianity. Sessions will be on Tuesday nights. For information call 785-594-3300. Worden UMC is located 3 miles west of the U.S. Highways 56 and 59 junction. On-site child-care is provided.

Lawrence African Violet
Club to meet

The Lawrence African Violet Club will meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Hatch, 1117 Cynthia, Lawrence. Mary Ann Bjorgaard will present the program on Creating Designs.

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