Baldwin in brief
Baldwin Bird Club
to have meeting
The Baldwin Bird Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Baldwin Elementary Multipurpose Room. A video will be shown on common backyard birds in winter and a discussion will follow. Roger Boyd will present the results of the Baldwin Christmas Bird Count. Anyone interested in birds is invited to attend.
Little Cheer Leader
Clinic is tonight
The Baldwin High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a Little Cheer Leader Clinic tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the BJHS gym. Girls kindergarten through fifth grade can attend. The cost is $15 which includes a t-shirt or $10 if the fall clinic was attended.
Scouts and Rotary will host a Chili/Soup Supper and Raffle of Prizes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Elementary School. Ticket prices are $5, which include a chance to win one of the following prizes donated by local individuals and businesses: 50 pounds of frozen beef; 2 -- $25 in gas certificates from Santa Fe Market; $25 pizza party by Walt's Pizza Cafe; $20 gift certificate from Discoveries; $10 in Sacajewea dollar coins from Baldwin State Bank; 2 -- leather clutch organizers from Baldwin State Bank; 3 -- $5 gift certificates from Espress Yourself; and a $25 gift certificate from Baldwin City Market. Tickets are available from Scouts or Rotary members or at the door.
RWD No. 4 schedules
The annual meeting of participating members of RWD No. 4 will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Vinland Grade School in the multipurpose room.
All church dinner
to be at FUMC
The Baldwin First United Methodist Church will host its All Church Holiday Dinner on Sunday immediately following worship services. As an outreach ministry, meals will also be delivered to those who are homebound. To have a meal delivered, please call Anita Neuenswander or Ruth Ann Nutt.
A soup and chili luncheon will be served following worship services Sunday at Ives Chapel UMC. A sign-up sheet will be available. A brief meeting of committees will follow the meal to select chairpersons.
Worden UM Church
adds early service
Worden United Methodist Church has added an 8:15 a.m. traditional service to their worship schedule.
ECKAN to distribute
ECKAN will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. Bring a sack or box for food items.
Vinland Valley 4-H Club
reports January meeting
Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vinland Elementary School. Dale Baker reported on communications. Sandy Stone and Theresa Bateson presented leaders' reports. Leah Hoelscher gave the council report. Committees met to plan events for the year. Amy Stone gave a report on shopping for "Adopt A Child." The February meeting will be at the Lawrence Holidome. Host families will be the Hunsingers and the Stones.
Citizen of the Week
Wesley Leonard has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Leonard, 8, is in Hilary Harms' third grade class. His parents are Gary and Jocelyn and his brother is Mitchell. Friends include Britton, Hayden, Alex and Asher. He likes to ride bikes, play football, basketball and go camping.
Artist, Lecture Series
The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will present the Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 6 in Rice Auditorium. Renowned guitarist, Paco Pena, will appear in concert with his troupe of flamenco dancers, singers and additional guitarists. Paco Pena is a composer who stays close to the traditional, more classical style of flamenco guitar. A pre-concert lecture examining the roots of flamenco dancing will be presented at 6:45 a.m. in Rice Auditorium by Dr. Sandra Schumm, professor of Spanish at Baker University. Adult tickets are $15 and youth tickets are $12 and are available at the Baker Business Office 594-8306, Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank, Mass Street Music or can be purchased at the door. For information, call Susan Buehler, 594-8421.
Library Friends to
Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library have selected three books for the community to read. Readers can then participate in a discussion on the books. The discussion leaders will be from the community. The books are in paperback and available at the Raven Bookstore or a bookstore of your choice. Local libraries can be contacted to see if they have available copies.
The first book will be "Crocodile on the Sandbank" by Elizabeth Peters. In Victorian England, a woman was not supposed to be an archaeologist or a detective. Amelia is too funny to resist as she takes the reader to early Egypt. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Baldwin Library. Peggy Baker will be discussion leader.
"Plainsong" by Kent Haruf will be the second book discussed. It is the story of family and romance on the High Plains east of Denver. Cal Dickinson and Ralph Ruhlen will be discussion leaders at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
"Empire Falls" by Richard Russo, the third book, is a social novel of panoramic ambition. Ruth Dickinson will be discussion leader at 7 p.m. March 13.
A committee of Baldwin community people, representing various reading interests made the selections. All readers are invited to attend. There will be refreshments.
Vinland FCE to
Vinland Family Community Education will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vinland Methodist Church. Mariann Bradley and Lola Ford will be co-hostesses. Roll call will be answered by your mother's treatment for a cold. The lesson will be "Life's little book of wellness" presented by Kayellen Hess.
A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to a Baldwin High School
graduating senior who plans to major in any area of the arts or humanities.
An application form and a letter summarizing the areas planned for study, and why, are required.
Interested seniors may obtain forms from the Counselor's office or can check the website of the Arts Council at www.baldwinarts.org. Go to "Scholarships" and download the required forms. Applications must be received by March 15 for consideration.
Send required forms to: B.C.A.C., P. O. Box 542, Baldwin City, KS 66006, Attn: Scholarships. Late applications will not be considered.
Relay for Life
There will be a meeting to help plan for the Baldwin area Relay for Life today at 4:30 at the Baldwin City Library. No job is too small, everyone is welcome who wishes to volunteer. The Baldwin Relay for Life will be Friday, May 2 at Liston Stadium.
Jayhawk AAA to
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will conduct forums to receive comments from the public on services available to seniors. Service priorities will be developed from this information. The agency will be at the Baldwin City Public Library at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments. For more information, call the agency at (785) 235-1367.