Archive for Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Baldwin in brief

February 12, 2003

Evening Circle at

Ives to gather

The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel will meet today at 7:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Cathy Gilges is hostess. Carol Taul is devotion leader. The Call to Prayer and Self Denial Offering will be taken.

Baker to host

area musicians

Baker University will host its Fifth Annual Concert Honor Band Festival for area high school musicians 7 p.m. Thursday in Rice Auditorium. Outstanding band members from area schools will experience the excellent teaching skills of guest conductor/clinician, Dr. Joseph Manfredo, Music Coordinator of the Urbana, Illinois School District. The concert will feature the Baker University Symphonic Winds under the direction of Raymond James, Jr., Director of Bands at Baker, and Dr. J.D. Parr, Associate Professor of Music at Baker. The concert is free and open to the public.

Friends invite public

to book discussion

Friends of the Baldwin Public Library will be discussing the award winning book "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf, a story of family and romance set on the High Plains east of Denver, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Library. Discussion leaders will be Cal Dickinson and Ralph Ruhlen. Next in the series will be "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo on March 13. Books are available in paperback at the Raven bookstore or other bookstores or check area libraries for available copies. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

Vinland FCE to

have meeting

The Vinland FCE will meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. Co-hostesses are Mary Lou Brown, Virgie Pfantz and Freida Martin. Roll call is remembering the first time you voted. The lesson is "Developing Your Emotional Intelligence," presented by Lola Ford.

Ives Chapel UMW

to have meeting

Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet Wed., Feb. 19 in Fellowship Hall for a noon luncheon. The program, "A Gift of a Lifetime," will be led by Leone Twichell. The Call to Prayer and Self Denial offering will be taken. Karin Constantinescu will be hostess.

American Legion

Auxiliary to meet

American Legion Auxiliary members are reminded to bring cookies for the Feb. 19 meeting. Members will interview and choose Girls Staters. Community members are invited to donate cookies, care items or any other articles for theVeterans at Leavenworth. Items may be left with Ethel May Carlson by Feb. 19 at 118 Seventh St. For information, call Wincel Jehle at 594-3100.

Vinland UMC plans

ham, bean Supper

Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Rd., has scheduled a ham and bean supper for Saturday, Feb. 22, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Ham and beans, cornbread and cherry pie will be served. A good will donation will be accepted that will be used for kitchen improvements at the church.

Friends welcome to

celebrate birthday

Marian J. Madl, Lawrence, will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lodge, Baldwin City.

PSU announces fall

semester honor roll

Pittsburg State University has announced the students who achieved All-A Honor Roll and the Dean's Honor Roll. To qualify for All-A Honor Roll, a student must have been a full-time student and must have received an A in all courses. To qualify for the Dean's Honor Roll, a student must have been a full-time student, received no grade lower that a B and earned a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Students from the Baldwin City area who were on the All-A Honor Roll are Aaron Lewis, Megan Noonan and Thomas Wilson. Students on the Dean's Honor Roll are Dustin Gilges and Jeff Stuart.

Vinland Valley 4-H

has meeting

Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at the Lawrence Holidome. Roll call was answered by favorite Valentine candy. Dale Baker reported communications. The club voted to participate in the Kanwaka 4-H Club blood drive, and participate in the donation of awards for the 2003 Douglas County Fair. Members enjoyed swimming and the pizza party at the Lawrence Holidome. Results from County Club Days were: two Top Purples, three Alternate Top Purples, four Purples, six Blues and three Reds. Several members will continue to Regional Club Days in March. Valentines were made for the Veterans Hospital in Topeka for a community service project. March 3 will be the next meeting at Vinland Elementary School. Host families are the Shields and the Giarrputos.

Jacob Richardson is

Citizen of the Week

Jacob Richardson has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Richardson, 9, is in Brent Baker's third grade class. His parents are Kerry and Dawn and his siblings are Josh, Brandon and Breanna. His friends include Shawn, Josh, Tyler and Bobby. He likes to ride bikes, play soccer and draw.

Highland College

selects candidates

Candidates for King and Queen of Courts at Highland Community College have been selected by student vote. Shani Gratts, a journalism major from Baldwin City, is one of the candidates. She is the daughter of Dexter and Donna Gratts, III, Baldwin City. Gratts plans to attend UMKC or KSU after graduating from HCC. The king and queen will be crowned Saturday.

Historical society

reports meeting

The annual meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society was in Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Approximately 60 members attended the potluck supper and meeting. John Jackson, president, introduced Christine Doudna, special guest, and recognized life members, Peggy Baker, Dorothy Barnthouse and Katharine Kelley. Herschel Hemphill was recognized as being on the original board of officers, and his wife Anne, as being active from the organization's beginning. Election of officers and board members was held. Officers are: John V. Jackson, president; Ron Wright, vice president; Dorthea I. Jackson, secretary and Marvin Jardon, treasurer. The full board is: Dr. Roger Boyd, Dr. Charles Doudna, Dr. Ralph Rhulen; Roger White, Maxine Kreutziger and Marja Pearson; Dr. John James, Katharine Kelley and Richard Wellman. Speaker Richard Wellman told of his research on the Pioneer Cemetery, Baldwin City, and said his pictures and text will be available at the Baldwin Library for others who are doing research. The meeting was closed.

The newly developed Multicultural Affairs Office at Baker University will be sponsoring several programs and activities for the campus and community in celebration of Black History Month. One of the programs will be a Gospel Fest in which many area church and high school choirs will participate. The program will also include the associate pastor of St. James United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Mo. The Gospel Fest will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Admission is free. Interested participants may direct all inquiries to Canela Hayden 594-8364 or

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