Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Baldwin in brief

February 20, 2002

Area student is on
fall honor roll

Allen County Community College has announced the honor roll for the 2001 fall semester. To be on the honor roll, a student must carry twelve credit hours. On the Dean's Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.53.99 was Bryon James Wright, son of Jim and Martha Wright, Baldwin City. Bryon has completed classes at Allen County Community College and is currently attending Baker University.

WSU announces
Fall 2001 honor roll

Wichita State University has announced the Deans Honor Roll for Fall 2001. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify.

Heidi Therese Meinen, daughter of Tom and Ginny Meinen, Baldwin City, was on the Dean's Honor Roll. Meinen graduated from WSU in December summa cum laude.

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 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 594-6421 to register. For additional information or to volunteer, call AARP 55 Alive toll-free at (888) 227-7669 or visit

Alison Berg named
Citizen of the Week

Alison Berg has been selected as Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Berg, 8, is in Shirley Wright's second grade class. Her parents are Mike and Amy and her siblings are Drew and Chad. Her friends include Connor, Madeline, Kaysha, Paris and Ellie. Her hobbies are football, kickball, tag, basketball and swimming.

Balance screening
offered by service

A free balance screening will be available at Baldwin Therapy Services Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 720 Eighth St. No appointment is needed. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Call 594-3162 for information.

Eastern Star to serve
Stone Soup Supper

Evangeline Chapter No. 162, Order of Eastern Star, will have a Stone Soup Supper Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 807 High St. A free-will offering will be taken at the door. Proceeds will go to the Grand Chapter of Kansas in support of Fraternal Youth Organizations (Job's Daughters, Rainbow Girls and Demolay).

PEO gathers
for meeting

PEO met at the home of Henrietta Schoepflin. Betty Simunac and Claire Wismer assisted the hostess. Marlene Courtney, president, conducted the business meeting. The next meeting will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Morilla Fothergill.

Pioneer 4-H Club
has meeting

Pioneer 4-H Club met at the home of Rob and Marleen Harris. Cameron Frahn led the flag salute. Presentations were given by Courtney Harris, Tom Wilson, Kalli Keen, Alyssa Rudman and Dan Rudman.

Counselors are needed for county camp June 2629. Applications are available at the Extension Office. The next meeting is 7 p.m. March 25 at the home of Charles and Janet Jehle.

Worden UM Church
to host supper

The Worden United Methodist Church will have its annual Ham-N-Bean supper along with a taco bar on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The menu also includes cornbread, cole slaw, corn, pie, coffee and tea. A craft bazaar will also be available. The Church is located 3 1/2 miles west of the U.S. Highways 56 and 59 junction.

BPW features women
in business at meeting

The Baldwin Business and Professional Women featured Annie France as their local woman in business. France, owner of The Gadget Group, Inc., told of her personal experiences in several career fields. She began as an event organizer for the American Red Cross, then went to work for Dow Jones and Company, Inc., Princeton, N.J., and Quark, Inc. After moving from Denver to the Kansas City area, she opened her own computer consulting company with her husband, Chuck, in Baldwin City.

France will represent the BPW as the Young Careerist candidate at the Spring Conference. The BPW/Kansas Spring Conference and Spring Board is to be held Friday through Sunday in Ottawa.

The next BPW meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Vintage Park. Trina Schartz and Stephanie Schimke from Espress Yourself, Teja Curry from Rosewater Healing Arts and Sally Nixon from Discoveries will be the "Women in Business" presenters. Call 594-3832 for BPW information.

Baker series to feature
Mozambique company

The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will feature the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium.

The Company's repertoire ranges from traditional dances to modern African ballet, accompanied by poetic recitation and story telling.

Tickets for Mozambique may be purchased at the Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank and Kansas State Bank as well as at the door.

Estate gift
given to Baker

A mother and daughter who both graduated from Baker University and both died last year have given a preliminary estate gift to the University of $300,000.

Jerry Weakley, vice president for endowment and planned giving, said Janet Tracy, a 1959 graduate, was a retired teacher and lived in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park. She died in March. Her mother, Hazel Croskey Tracy, a 1932 graduate, also lived in Orland Park and was assistant executive director of the Camp Fire Girls before she retired, She passed away in June. Weakley said both of the women named the University as a benefactor.

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