Baldwin in brief
RWD No. 4
to meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the district office.
Clearfield, Ives youth
The Clearfield -- Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 13 at Ives Chapel. Youth sixth through 12th grades are invited.
for potluck and cards
Senior citizens can get together the first and third Fridays of the month to have a potluck and play cards at the Senior Center. The potluck begins at 6 p.m. and the card playing follows at 7 p.m.
Ives, Clearfield men
The Ives Chapel and Clearfield Methodist Men are sponsoring a cookout at Gilges' Pond Saturday. Activities are planned for intergenerational fellowship and will begin at 4 p.m. with the meal at 6 p.m. Each family should bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Anyone interested in fellowship is welcome.
Application deadline to apply to receive home maintenance or repair without charge for the labor is Aug. 20. Neighbor Helping Neighbor is sponsored by Trailside Parish. The work date is Sept. 20, rain date is Oct. 4. For information call Tony Ikenberry, Susan Davis or the Rev. Kathy Symes at Ives Chapel.
"Land Trusts, Conservation Easements, Green Space Preservation: Understanding These Land Management Options" is the topic for a meeting Aug. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public.
An informational meeting about Meat Science/Carcass topics for beef, pork and lamb, grading of meats, different cuts and new technology in meat science will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper, Lawrence. For more information, call (785) 843-7058.
Douglas County Extension Crops Tour will be Aug. 28 starting at 4:30 p.m. at Jerry Neis' farm, 1225 E. 2300 Rd. The test plot has 26 hybrids planted and the Roundup Ready soybean plot has 22 varieties. A new addition is the early planted corn seed treated with polymer. It can be planted up to four weeks prior to normal corn planting dates. The treated seed germinates when the soil temperature raises to the proper degrees. Douglas County Farm Bureau will do a power take off demonstration and provide information on farm safety. Supper will be provided by the seed companies. The tour is open to the public and is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County. For information, call (785) 843-7058.
gather for reunion
The Pearson Reunion was held July 27 at the American Legion Hall, Baldwin City. Relatives came from Tulsa, Okla., Pittsburg, Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. Dr. and Mrs. Craig Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Jones from Tulsa came the farthest. Raymond Pearson, 98, was the oldest. Mosiah Beal was the youngest member present. He is the great-great-grandson of Raymond Pearson, the great-grandson of Ralph and Marja Pearson and the grandson of Ed and Ann Pearson, Mosiah's parents are Trent and Kelly (Pearson) Beal, making five generations present. Alice VanTries was elected president; Phyllis O'Neil, vice-president; Beth Woodster Petrick, secretary; Dolores Kalb, secretary. The next Pearson Reunion will be July 25, 2004.
for BHS grad
There will be an open house Sunday for friends and family to wish Matt Roach off to the armed services. It will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roaches, 866 E. 1750 Road.
Desserts will be served. Gifts are discouraged as Roach won't be able to take much with him. He is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School.
There will be a "house concert" featuring Andy McKee, who plays acoustic guitar as well as the harp guitar at 7 p.m. Sunday. McKee was the third place winner of the 2001 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, which is in Winfield every year.
The concert will be at Betty Barker Bashaw's home outside of
Baldwin. For more information, call 594-7449 or e-mail Cindy Novelo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited.
about air derby
Heart of America Performing Arts is proud to announce the production of its world-premiere drama, Women of the Wind, by Lori Lee Triplett, featuring Baldwin City residents Erin Marie Jansen, Sommer Brecheisen, Marianne Schroer, Candace Jones and Denise Fiene.
Women of the Wind is a historical drama about the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Anyone interested in Air Derby history will recognize famous characters such as, Amelia Earhart, Blanche Noyes, portrayed by Jones, Pheobe Omlie, portrayed by Fiene, and Gladys O-Donnell, played by Schroer. The story is told through the eyes of two fictional young girls, Eunice and Cora Lee Richford, portrayed by Brecheisen and Jansen, respectively, who attend the Derby and witness the chaos, deception and excitement that ensues at the Derby.
In honor of the event, the 99s International Organization of Women Aviators from Kansas City, Mo., and Iowa will be participating in a fly-in and will attend the event.
Women of the Wind will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-16 and 19-23 and 3 p.m. Aug 17 and 24 in Darby-Hope Theatre in Parmenter Hall on Baker University's campus. A playwriting workshop will be presented in conjunction with this event at 1 p.m. Aug. 16. A contest will be held, and submitted scripts could win cash prizes. The workshop fee is $10.
Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $5 each for parties of four or more and are available by calling 594-8438, at both Baldwin State Bank locations, and at the box office. The HAPA box office is located in the lobby of Baker's Rice Auditorium. Box office hours are weekdays 1 to 3 p.m. and one hour prior to the show. Call the box office or e-mail email@example.com for more details.