Archive for Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Baldwin in brief

February 13, 2002

After Prom meeting
for parents planned

An organizational meeting for the After Prom Party will be tonight for all interested parents and individuals at the high school cafeteria at 7 p.m.

The 12th after prom party for BHS students is scheduled for April 20. The purpose is to provide alternative activities and to discourage the use of illegal drugs and alcohol. Donations are being sought from parents, businesses and organizations to help support the event. For information call 594-2725.

Friends of BCRC
to have meeting

An organizational meeting to establish the Friends of the Baldwin City Recreational Commission will be 7 p.m. today at Mabee/Memorial Hall, room 100.

Economic Development
Board to meet

A public meeting will be held in Baldwin City to discuss the Economic Development Plan for Douglas County Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Baldwin City High School cafeteria located at 415 Eisenhower.

The Economic Development Plan directs the efforts of new industry growth, expansion of current business and industry, the creation of jobs and job skills and heritage tourism in Douglas County.

Additional information is available from Debi Moore, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, (785) 865-4425 or from Larry Paine, 594-6427.

Ives Chapel UMW
schedule meeting

Ives Chapel UMW will meet Wed., Feb. 20 in Fellowship Hall for a noon luncheon followed by the general meeting. The program will be "Recreating Our Mission Space." The Call to Prayer and Self Denial gifts will be received. Ava Cummings is program leader and Rosann Elder is hostess.

Second session set in
Book Talk series

"A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West" by Gerald McFarland will be discussed at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 7 at the Baldwin Public Library. In his book, McFarland offers a history of five generations of his family who migrated west over the course of two centuries. Books can be checked out at the library.

The discussion leader, Phillip D. Thomas, is a professor of history at Wichita State University.

The Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, and the Friends of the Baldwin Library sponsor the series.

Lions Club to serve
fund raising dinner

The Baldwin City Lions Club will have its Annual Fish and Chicken Dinner between 5 and 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 22 at Baldwin Junior High School during the Baldwin-Louisburg basketball game. Adults are $6 and children are $3. Proceeds go to the Baldwin City Emergency Fund and scholarships for Boys State and Girls State.

Cooper Alumbaugh
is Citizen of the Week

Cooper Alumbaugh has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Alumbaugh, 7, is in Burdine Taylor's second grade class. His mom is Dana Annis and his sister is Shauncee. His friends include Andrew, Zac, Kylie and Alexis. His hobbies are swimming, riding bikes and playing with Legos.

First UM Church
offers Lenten recitals

The Baldwin First United Methodist Church will host Lenten Lunch Recitals where individuals may listen to beautiful music and enjoy quiet meditation time. The recitals will be each Friday of Lent, beginning Friday and ending on Good Friday, March 29 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. There is no admission fee and you may bring your lunch. Dr. Susan Buehler, director of music, is coordinator for the recitals.

Knights of Columbus
to serve fish fry

The Annunciation Catholic Church will be the location for the Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. On the menu is cole slaw, hushpuppies, bread, biscuits and homemade pies. A free will donation will be accepted.

Registration starting
for kindergarten

Plans for the 2002-03 Kindergarten classes at Baldwin Elementary School are starting to take shape. Parents of children who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2002, are asked to call the Baldwin Elementary School office at 594-2444 to pre-register.

Kindergarten Parents Night will be held on Wednesday, May 8,

at 7 p.m. Kindergarten Round-Up will be the mornings of

May 21-23.

Bird Club
to have meeting

The Baldwin Bird Club will have its montly meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the multipurpose room at the Baldwin Elementary School, Seventh and Chapel. The February meeting will be "Birdwatching in Bolivia," presented by Dr. Roger Boyd, Professor of Biology at Baker University. Boyd and his wife Jan led their second Natural History Tour to Bolivia this past June. Their first trip was in the Andes and the northern Llanos, or seasonally flooded savannah. The more recent trip focused on two locations: the very remote Noel Kempff Mercado National Park to the northeast of Santa Cruz and a naturalists' resort in the foothills west of Santa Cruz. The group saw more than 400 species of birds and about 15 species of mammals, including a jaguar about 150 yards ahead on the trail and two smaller cats called jaguarundi, less than 100 yards away. Boyd's presentation will be digital images in PowerPoint format and should be of interest to a diverse audience. We will also talk about recent sightings in the Baldwin area. The meeting is open to the public and we invite you to attend. If you have any questions call Boyd at 594-3172 or Katharine Kelley at 594-6857.

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