Archive for Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Baldwin in brief

April 23, 2003

Youth organization

schedules meeting

A junior-senior high group, with youth from Ives Chapel and Clearfield United Methodist Church, has been organized. The United Methodist Youth Ministries, sponsored by Lynn and Dave Irvin, will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at Ives Chapel at 7 p.m. Youth officers are Dean Symes, president, Jennifer Gilges, secretary-treasurer, and Kim Gilges, community outreach. Interested youth are invited to attend.

Quilt Guild to

have meeting

The Maple Leaf Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, Baldwin City. The program given by Mary Jane Gieringer, will be Making Quilt Cards. Hostesses are Wincel Jehle and Becki Dick. Visitors are welcome.

Wellness Festival

set for Saturday

The Community Wellness Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the George F. Collins Sports Center, Sixth and Fremont streets. Free health screenings will include vision, blood pressure, bone density, body fat, hearing, step test, flexibility and lung volume. Exhibits with educational information and resources will be available. There is no fee to attend screenings or exhibits. Lab tests offered by Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be $30 and $35. Registration forms are available at local businesses and Baker University Student Union.


Maple Leaf scholarship

deadline April 25

Any Baldwin High School junior who wishes to apply for the $1,000 Ivan or Margret Boyd Maple Leaf Scholarships must send a completed application by this Friday to: Maple Leaf Scholarship P.O. Box 256, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Application forms are available at the counselor's office.

Group discussion

on schools

"No Child Left Behind" will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Margie and Jim Pearson, 1508 N. 200 Rd., Baldwin City. Discuss what the program means for local schools, necessary reforms and the impact on school budgets. Local school experts will be available to lead the discussion and answer questions. Call 594-2314 to reserve a seat.

Wilson receives award

at Harding University

Brandie Wilson, a senior at Harding University's College of Business Administration, received the Wall Street Journal award at the distinguished student award ceremony. Bryan Burks, dean of the College of Business Administration, presented the award.

BHS choir earns

top rating

Members of the Baldwin High School Concert Choir earned the top I rating at KSHAA State Music Festival in Gardner. The 63-voice choir received a I rating from all three judges following a performance of "Laetatus Sum" by Haydn, "Cantique de Jean Racine" by Faure and "Hallelujah, Amen" by Bach. The group is accompanied by Nanette Kraus and directed by Jodie Eldridge.

Morris selected

Citizen of the Week

Ashley Morris has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Morris, 11, is in Donna Reed's fifth grade class. Her parents are Larry and Pam Gillmore and Del Morris and her siblings are Kristina, Daniel and Casey. Her pet is Stuart. Her friends include Darcey, Nanci, Brenna and Connor. She likes to read, draw, color, collect Pez and rocks.

CFBC to have

bike-a-thon

Citizens For Baldwin City will host a bike-a-thon as a fundraiser for St. Jude's Hospital on May 10. Bikers should meet at Baldwin Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. for registration. The ride will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and prizes will be awarded. Interested persons please call Susan at 594-4896 or Kim at 594-2965 to receive a pledge sheet.

Palmyra fire dept.

to have hog roast

The Palmyra Township Volunteer Fire Department is having its third annual Hog Roast from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Vinland Fair Grounds. The cost is free-will donation. Proceeds will benefit the volunteer firefighter training fund.

The food that will be served, besides hog, will be barbecue beans, cole slaw, potato salad, chips and cookies. Remaining food items will be auctioned at 8 p.m. Call 594-6944 for more information.

Church to present

music festival

Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont, Lawrence, will present its 29th Annual Music Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday. The elementary choruses and four handbell choirs will perform. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Lawrence Art Guild

hosts Art in the Park

The Lawrence Art Guild presents the 42nd annual Art in the Park at 11th and Massachusetts streets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat., May 4. (Rain date is May 11.) Nearly 100 artists will be selling their works. Music will be performed at the gazebo starting at 10 a.m. There will be a Children's Art Tent, the "Balloon Man" and the Lawrence Humane Society will have dogs and cats available for adoption. Massachusetts St. will be blocked off with concession stands lining both sides. Admission is free.

Bureau warns of

scam artists

Better Business Bureau warns Americans about war-related pitches being used to promote schemes. 1). Pleas for funds to help victims of the war or those fighting in the war, 2) appeals to patriotism and claims of government affiliation, 3). Promotions that hype fear and panic. The Bureau suggests checking out any organization before you send money. Call the Bureau at (785) 232-0454 for information.

Personal property

valuations to be sent

The Douglas County Appraiser's office will mail 2003 personal property valuation notices on April 30. The notice includes a description of personal property such as mobile homes, boats and business equipment. Taxpayers may request an appeal appointment by calling the number on the notice by May 15 at 5 p.m.

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