Archive for Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Baldwin in brief

February 19, 2003

Senior Center in

need of drivers

The Senior Center in Baldwin is in immediate need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors. Delivery of meals is needed on Wednesdays beginning around 10:30 to 11 a.m. for about 30 to 45 minutes. For more information call the center at 594-2409 and leave name and phone number on the machine.

Baldwin Bird Club

schedules meeting

The Baldwin Bird Club will meet tonight at 7:30 in the multipurpose room of Baldwin Elementary School. A video will be shown and discussed. Dr. Boyd will summarize the results of the Christmas count. Bird club members participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count held over President's Day weekend will be presented. The meetings are open to anyone interested in birds.

Worden UM Church

to host supper

Worden United Methodist Church is hosting its annual ham-n-bean and taco bar supper Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The full menu includes cornbread, coleslaw and homemade pie. A craft bazaar is also available. A freewill offering will be accepted. Worden is 3 1/2 miles west of the U.S. Highways 56/59 junction.

Republican Women

to have meeting

Town and Country Republican Women will meet Monday at Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St., Lawrence. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Guests welcome. For information call (785) 842-7815.

ECKAN to distribute

food items

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin City on Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. Bring a sack or box for food items.

Extension office

plans pond seminar

A Farm Pond Seminar is planned for Wed., Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Alan Gentry will speak on pond construction and maintenance. A complimentary fish dinner is available to the first 200 who pre-register by Feb. 21. For information call the Extension office at (785) 843-7058.

Baker sponsors

Gospel Fest

The Multicultural Affairs Office at Baker University will sponsor Gospel Fest in celebration of Black History Month. Area church and high school choirs and the associate pastor of St. James United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Mo., will participate. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Admission is free. For information contact Canela Hayden 594-8364 or

Local band students

to perform with 312th

The 312th Army Band will perform a public concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in the auditorium at Shawnee Mission South High School (5800 West 107th St., Overland Park). Admission is free. More than 90 Kansas and Missouri High School Honor Band students will join the 312th Army Band for this performance. Performing from Baldwin City will be Baldwin High School students Angie Bacon and Danny Beuthien.

Fair Association

announces supper

The Vinland Fair Association will sponsor the annual Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Benefit Supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sat., March 15 at the fairgrounds north of Baldwin. Proceeds benefit the annual fair which has been set for Aug. 7-9. Board members reelected for 2003 are Mike and Julie Craig, Miles and Nora Cleland and Mike and Autumn Eckman. Officers reelected are Mike and Julie Craig, president; Allen and Karla Osborn, vice-president; Jerry and Jean Moore, secretary, and Bill and Mary Gensler, treasurer. Other board members are Mark and Sherri Brown, Larry and Eloise Craig and Joe and Lorri Hoelscher.

Douglas County Dairy

Club has meeting

The Douglas County Dairy Club met at the Vinland Methodist Church. Kalli Keen called the meeting to order. Bailey Brown read minutes. Dale Baker sent a get well card to Dorothy Bigsby. Casey George reported to newspapers. Carol Keen presented leader's report. The State Dairy Judging will be in Salina in August. The first place team will go to Nationals and the second place team will go in 2004. The club chose a white polo shirt with green lettering for the dairy shirt. Results were given on the Holstein World, All-American Judging Contest. Members finalized the Hoards Dairymen Judging Contest. The next meeting will be March 9 at Vinland Methodist Church at 4 p.m.

UWN to host soup,

sandwich luncheon

The UMW of the First United Methodist Church will host a soup and sandwich luncheon in Fellowship Hall from noon until 1:30 p.m., on Sunday. A free will offering will be accepted. The public is invited.

Chapter CK of PEO

reports meeting

Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Marlene Courtney with Mary Jane Chubb and Georgiana Monninger assisting. Marlene Courtney, president, conducted the business meeting. Kathleen Thomas presented the program, "Sharing the Gift of Love." The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Morilla Fothergill.

Theis named

Citizen of the Week

Zandria Theis has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Theis, 6, is in Jean Reimer's first grade class. Her parents are David and Deanna and her sister is Alexis. Her pets are Baby, Zoo and Sassy. Her friends include Jenna, Katie, Paige and Morgan. Her hobbies are collecting seashells, play horses and play unicorns.

Burning technique

workshop planned

The latest information on burning techniques will be discussed at a workshop to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5 at the Douglas County Extension Office. Attendance is limited and pre-registration, which is due by Feb. 28, is suggested. The cost is $15. Contact the Extension office at (785) 843-7058, to register, or mail your check to 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS 66046.

Pastor to be

Baker speaker

Earl W. Carter, Jr., will be speaking at Baker University at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Carter is the founder and senior pastor of Christ Ministries Church of God in Christ, Orlando, Fl. He has been a national evangelist in the Church of God in Christ for more than 25 years. A popular conference speaker and university lecturer, Carter has been featured on B.E.T. and on the television program, "Bountiful Blessings." He is also the author of the best selling book, "No Apology Necessary."

Fruit tree pruning

workshop set

The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Recreation, and Resources/Kansas State University will conduct a fruit tree pruning workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Fieldstone Enterprises, Overbrook.

Besides hands-on practices, there will be slide presentations explaining the basic principles behind pruning/training practices of tree fruits. All presentations will be in the morning. After lunch, participants will apply the theoretical basics of pruning/training to apple, peach, cherry, and pear trees. Please bring pruning equipment (pruning shears, saws, loppers, etc.).

Commercial growers, home gardeners, hobbyists, prospective home or commercial fruit growers and interested citizens are all invited to attend this workshop. Register early as this workshop is limited to 40 participants due to space restriction, so first come first serve. For more information, contact Sorkel Kadir at (785) 532-5420.

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