Archive for Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Baldwin Briefs

March 27, 2002

CLEAR announces

'Annie' auditions

"Annie Get Your Gun" auditions will be April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 at 7 p.m. at the BJHS auditorium. A large cast is needed. Copies of selected songs are available at Baldwin library. More information is available at 594-3897.

BHS Booster Club

meeting is changed

The BHS Booster Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at BHS instead of Monday.

Vinland UMC announces

Easter schedule

Vinland United Methodist Church will have 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Services. Easter Sunrise Services will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Signal Oak Hill north of Baldwin City or at the church if it rains. Breakfast will follow the Sunrise Service in the church basement. Regular services will be at 9:45 a.m. and an Easter Treasure Hunt for children through fifth grade will be at 10:45 a.m.

Earth We Are

to provide trees

The environmental group at Baker University, Earth We Are, will be providing free trees to the public Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the post office. The group asks that anyone taking a tree give a donation of at least one dollar per tree to the group. Some of the trees will be planted by the group in local parks. The species will probably include Red Maple, Redbud, Green Ash, Red Oak, Bur Oak, Chinquapin Oak, Cypress, Washington Hawthorn and River Birch. All these species should do well in Kansas weather. The trees will be in one to three gallon pots and most will be two to five feet tall with very healthy root systems. Come early as most trees have been picked up by 9 a.m. For more information call Dr. Roger Boyd at 594-3172.

Quilt show program

presented at AAUW

The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met at the home of Barbara Gaeddert in Lawrence. The hostess was assisted by Nora Cleland. Jan Boyd led the business meeting. The group welcomed six new members: Barbara Duke, Barbara James, Kathy Marian, Janet McManus, Marti Mihayi and Cindy Novela.

A book was donated to the Baker University Library in memory of Irene Murphy.

The program "Enjoying Quilts" was presented by Barbara Gaeddert, whose quilts were displayed in her home. Several other members brought quilts to show.

The next meeting will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. on April 4 at the Jade Garden Restaurant in Baldwin. The program, "Kansas Choice Alliance" will be presented by Barbara Duke. Reservations should be made with Nora Cleland 594-3846 or Mary Clippinger 594-3681.

Local student to be

in spring gala

Chelsea M. Wilson, daughter of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Eudora, will participate in the 29th annual Spring Sing gala at Harding University March 28-30.

The all-student revue, featuring 750 university students, is an event of the annual Youth Forum, when more than 2,000 teen-agers from across the nation gather on the Searcy campus for a full schedule of activities. The theme of this year's production is "Route 66, Journeys Across America."

Wilson, a freshman who has not yet declared a major, is a graduate of Baldwin High School.

Educator attends

policy briefing

Anita Faddis, Baldwin High School Career and Technical educator, attended a three-day briefing on federal career and technical education legislation that is expected to come from the 107th Congress. Funding implementation and the upcoming reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act; and the Workforce Investment Act, welfare reform and implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act were at the center of the issues covered.

Faddis consulted with staffers from Senators Brownback and Roberts and Congressmen Ryun, Tiahrt and Moran offices to encourage more support for career skills education as part of school-to-careers and career pathways systems for public school students in Baldwin. The conference featured administration officials, key congressional staff and other experts who provided insights on how to form connections among government officials, community leaders, corporate managers and educators at the local, state and national levels.

"It was great to have first hand experience lobbying for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act which has direct affect on Baldwin High School students and local programs," Faddis said.

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