Archive for Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Baldwin in brief

October 2, 2002

AAUW October Meeting

Anita White will be the hostess for the the Baldwin Branch of American Association of University Women annual brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at her home. Co-hostesses will be Ruth Dickinson, Roma Earles and Barbara James.

For the program, members who are Baker University faculty and staff will present a review of their research and academic activities.

Heart of America Performing Arts (HAPA) will be hosting an Info Picnic at Darby-Hope Theater on the Baker University campus Saturday at 6 p.m. Picnic is free to the public. Hot dogs, chips and desserts will be served. Learn about HAPA's numerous volunteer positions and the upcoming theatrical season. See how HAPA is strengthening society through the arts ! Stay for the 7:30 p.m. performance of Stuart Little the story of the adventurous mouse (appropriate for all age groups), followed by Bang, Bang, You're Dead at 8:30 p.m. (appropriate for seventh grade and older). Key themes in Bang, Bang include violence in schools, understanding others points of view and accepting accountability for your actions. These are both free performances for the public to enjoy.

Come and meet the people behind HAPA! See what's HAPA-ning with HAPA For information contact:

VA benefits are topic

of veterans' meeting

American Legion Post 228 will host a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned VA benefits on Monday at 9 a.m. The meeting is at the American Legion Hall, 803 High, Baldwin City.

Book Talk travels

desert wilderness

The community Book Talks' "Looking for Nature" takes you into the desert southwest. Discussion of "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Baldwin Library. Books can be checked out at the Baldwin Library.

The discussion leader will be Philip Heldrich, professor of English at Emporia State University. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University.

The Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library and the Kansas Humanities Council sponsor Book Talks.

Woodman to share

testimony and message

Crystal Woodman, a survivor of the Columbine High School attack, will share her testimony and message on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Worden United Methodist Church. Woodman was in the library where many students were shot. She will share how her faith has sustained, comforted and guided her. She is a student at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo. Worden United Methodist Church is located 3.5 miles west of the Baldwin Junction.

McCrary named

Citizen of the Week

Kaylin McCrary has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. McCrary, 10, is in Kathy Dorsey's fifth grade class. Her parents are George and Cheryl and her sister is Madeline. Her friends include Rachael, Chloe, Connor and Julie. She likes to play with her rat, hang out with friends and play football.

Community band to

begin rehearsals

The Baldwin Community Band will begin weekly rehearsals Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the band room (108) at Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baker University campus. Instrumentalists are encouraged to attend. Three to four concerts will be presented each year. Contact Ray James at 594-4579 or email at

Childcare providers

Available at Baker

Baker University students are again signing up as potential childcare providers in the Career Development office at Baker University. Contact Career Development to receive a list of names and information on students. Interested persons can then set up an interview, check references and determine salary. Contact 594-8382 for more information.

Wright and Johnston

attend library retreat

Martha Wright and Kathy Johnston, of the Baldwin City Library, attended a two-day retreat sponsored by the Northeast Kansas Library System. The retreat was held at The Barn in Valley Falls. Instructional sessions and opportunities for sharing ideas and networking were provided. Participants attending both days received twelve hours of continuing educational credits.

Sacred Heart to

have festival

Sacred Heart church and school, Ottawa, will have its annual Fall Festival Sun., Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at Fourth and Cedar streets, Ottawa. Bingo, kids' games, raffles, cake walk, crafts, desserts and food will be available. Mexican food, hamburgers and hot dogs will be prepared by parishioners.

Pioneer 4-H Club

has meeting

The September meeting of the Pioneers 4-H club, at the home of Larry and LaDonna Wilson, was called to order by Cody Wilson, president. New officers are Kalli Keen, president; Kelli Harris, vice president; Alyssa Rudman, secretary; Kristi Rudman, treasurer; Morgan Trowbridge, parliamentarian; Cody Wilson, reporter and Mark Jehle, county council. A haunted hayrack ride on Oct. 25 and 26 was approved as a fund raiser and a committee was appointed to work out details. The next meeting is Oct. 28 at the Wilson's.

Scholarships available

from Veterans groups

The "Voice of Democracy Program" sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will make scholarships available to high school students. This year's theme is "Freedom's Obligation." VFW National Scholarships will award a total of $141,500, with a first place scholarship of $25,000. All ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to participate. Exchange students and past first place winners are not eligible.

The deadline for completing judging on the Post level is Nov. 1. Local VFW Posts should receive their entries before this date. More information is available by contacting your local VFW or Ladies Auxiliary or the State Headquarters at (785) 272-6463.

Endowment Association

offers scholarships

The Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary, through its Endowment Association, offers college and vocational school scholarships to the children and grandchildren of its membership.

Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who are actively affiliated with a VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary in the State of Kansas. Active means either a life member or a member whose dues are paid for the current membership year or were so at the time of his/her death.

Applications are made available through the VFW Posts or Ladies Auxiliaries and should be returned to the local organization to verify eligibility. The deadline for submission of an application is Feb.1, 2003.

For more information, contact the local VFW Post or the State Headquarters at (785) 272-6463.

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