Baldwin in brief
Annual Poppy Day
scheduled for Saturday
The American Legion Auxiliary will have poppies at the post office corner 9 a.m. Saturday. The Annual Poppy Day is a fundraiser to remember Veterans.
Summer Reading Program
set to begin at library
Pre-enrollment for the Summer Reading Program at the Baldwin City Library will be held until the first program begins on June 3. Children must have the new library card to check out books. Children may begin the program any time throughout the summer. This year's program will end July 27.
Reading certificates will be handed out Aug. 2 to those who complete the required number of books. Children receiving certificates will also get a pass to attend the third annual swimming party provided by Baldwin Recreation at the public pool. Several local businesses will reward those who reach reading requirements.
Becky's Story Time will be featured each Wednesday along with other fun-filled programs that all begin at10 a.m. Call the library for more information at 594-3411 or stop by to enroll and get a new library card.
May 26 is Singspiration Sunday at Worden United Methodist Church. The service begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature special music, food and fellowship. Worden is located 3 1/2 miles west of Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.
Memorial Day Services
planned at Oakwood
U.S. Navy veteran Monte Ezell will be the guest speaker at Memorial Day Services planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. He served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and Just Cause. Taps will be played by Will Cooper.
Other weekend events being planned by Lloyd Beaton American Legion Post No. 228 include setting out flags at all veteran's grave sites in the south Douglas County cemeteries and the avenue of flags in Baldwin City on Memorial Day. The local Auxiliary unit will be distributing poppies on Saturday to honor the sacrifices of our military veterans.
Election of officers was held at the meeting of Lloyd Beaton Unit No. 228 American Legion Auxiliary. Officer selected were: Wincel Jehle, president; Henrietta Schoepflin, vice president; Ethel May Carlson, secretary; Barbara Caruthers, treasurer; Vivian Courtney, chaplain; Carol Francq, historian.
Plans were finalized for the Annual Poppy Day to be Saturday at the post office corner in memory of Veterans.
Baldwin High School senior, Chris Eichhorn, was chosen to receive the Gladys Keller Book Award from the auxiliary.
ECKAN to distribute
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Baldwin commodity participants from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the American Legion Hall. Please bring a sack or box for food items.
More than 600 Emporia State University students are candidates for degrees at spring commencement 2002. Receiving a Master of Science degree is Barbara Evelyn DeSpain, Baldwin City.
Allen Poplin, principal at Baldwin High School, announced that Jennifer White has demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators and Jostens of Kansas. Winners of this award throughout Kansas high schools are those individuals who have displayed the citizenship, community and school service, scholarship and common sense characteristics that make them a quality person.
The Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award was established in 1996 by Kansas school administrators to honor the long and valuable service that Dale Dennis gave to Kansas education. The individual characteristics that helped establish Dale M. Dennis as a friend of education and more importantly as a first class citizen are the basis for determining the recipient of this award. Dale Dennis is the Deputy Commissioner of the Kansas State Department of Education.
Hoelscher to attend
Leah Hoelscher, sophomore at Baldwin High School, has been selected to attend the Kansas North Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. The three-day leadership seminar is held at Kansas State University in Manhattan and hosts more than 170 young leaders from throughout northern Kansas.
scholarship from PSU
Aaron Lewis , Baldwin City, has received the Dean's Scholarship from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, for the 2002 fall academic semester. The Dean's Scholarship is presented to those who qualify and are in the top 15 percent of their class in high school. Aaron is the son of Dale and Angie Lewis, Baldwin City.
CK of PEO
Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Ivy Hey. Marlene Courtney, president, conducted the business meeting. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 4. It will be a brunch at 10 a.m. at the Alpha Chi House with Kathleen Hostess as hostess.