Archive for Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Baldwin in brief

July 30, 2003

Legion schedules

joint meeting

The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary are having a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 6 at the Legion Hall. The Girls and Boys Staters will be speaking of their experiences this summer at Girls and Boys State. Interested persons are invited to attend. There will be a potluck supper and anyone attending should bring a dish.

Library reports

reading numbers

The Baldwin City Library Summer Reading Program reports that a total of 3,776 books were read by 436 children who were enrolled in the program. Two hundred thirty-five children completed the reading requirements. The top readers were -- Preschool: Lucas Mead, 42 books. Kindergarten: Nicholas Mead, 43 books. First grade: Grace Mader, 34 books. Second grade: Libby Verhaeghe, 48 books. Third grade: Sydney Lederer, 18 books. Fourth grade: Abi Hartzell, 13 books. Fifth grade: Ally Foye, 9 books and Michaela Krysztof, 9 books. Sixth grade: Nancy Pelot, 18 books. Seventh grade: Regan Smith, 8 books. Eighth grade: Miriam Tye, 14 books. Young adult: Laura Pouliot, 27 books. A book will be added to the library shelves in honor of each top reader.

Saile graduates

from ESU

Kristina Michelle Saile, daughter of Jeff and Brenda Saile, Baldwin City, graduated Cum Laude from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Saile is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She was active in Circle K, a community organization, and was president of her school chapter her junior year and the district Lieutenant Governor of Circle K her senior year. She will be attending KU nursing school at KU Medical Center in the fall. She hopes to continue her education after nursing school and attend Nurse Practitioner School.

Recycling dumpster

to return Aug. 20

The recycling dumpster has been removed from the Midland parking area because of the upcoming visit from Thomas the Tank Engine. The dumpster will be returned to its normal area on Wed., Aug. 20.

Averill, Butell, Jardon

reunion reported

The Averill, Butell, Jardon reunion was July 20 at The Lodge in Baldwin City with 48 in attendance. Relatives from Lawrence, Ottawa, Wellsville, Paola, Overbrook, Baldwin City, Emporia, Manhattan, Parkville, Mo., Kansas City, Mo., Des Moines, Iowa, Las Vegas, Nev., and St. George, Utah, attended. Eva Jardon, Baldwin City, was the oldest and Ava Huntoon, Emporia, granddaughter of Carl and Susan Butell, was the youngest. Sharon Petty, St. George, Utah, came the farthest. Carl Butell was elected president and is in charge of the 2004 reunion, to be held in Baldwin City. Norma and Marvin Jardon are co-vice-presidents. Peggy Ford is treasurer. Gayla Syphus, Las Vegas, Nev., is secretary. The Sun., July 18, 2004 reunion will mark the 150th year Celestin Jardon and Constant Butell, being brothers-in-law, came to this area and established their homesteads.

Baldwin graduate

to sing at Carnegie

Stephanie Hope Jarvis, a Baldwin High School graduate, is in her third year majoring in Vocal Performance at Wichita State University. She is a member of the WSU Chorale Group that has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in January of 2004.

She will be giving a benefit recital to defray her expenses for the trip.

The concert, "Road to Carnegie," will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Potwin Presbyterian Church 400 SW Washburn Avenue in Topeka. Admission is free.

Stephanie has received numerous awards in vocal solo. She has performed in plays, musicals and operas in high school, Baldwin community theater and university productions. She has studied voice for five years; first with Susan Buehler at Baker University and currently with Deborah Baxter at WSU.

BHS student

competes in nationals

Paige Wagner, a freshman at Baldwin High School, and her horse, TJ Omniscient, entered this year's Arabian Horse Association's U.S. Youth National Championships, which was July 20-26 at Albuquerque, N.M., as two-time defending National Champions in Hunter Seat Equitation.

This year they moved up to the 14 to 17-year-old age division and faced 84 other National finalists. It was the largest class of the show.

Through eliminations and preliminaries held last Monday and Tuesday, the pair advanced to the finals with a reduced field of 24 riders. Wagner was bested by only two other riders of the field of 84 and earned a "Top Ten" in Hunter Seat Equitation not to jump for riders from 14 to 17. Wagner and TJ Omniscient also earned Top Ten honors for the fourth time in Arabian Trail Horse for riders 17 and under.

Of more than 1,000 horses entered in the championships, TJ Omniscient, with 11 entries, was the most entered horse of the show. The pair is trained by Joy Underberg, also of Baldwin City.

HAPA production

set for August

Heart of America Performing Arts is proud to announce the production of its world-premiere drama, Women of the Wind, by Lori Lee Triplett.

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, Elinor Smith, Louise Thadden, Thea Rasche, Blanche Noyes, Pheobe Omlie, "Pancho" Florence Barnes, Ruth Nichols and Gladys O'Donnell.

The story is told through the eyes of two fictional young girls, Eunice and Cora Lee Richford, who attend the Derby and witness the chaos, deception and excitement that ensues at the Derby.

In honor of the event, the 99s, an international organization of women's pilots, from Kansas City, Mo., and Iowa will be participating in a fly-in and will attend the event.

Women of the Wind will be performedat 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-16 and 19-23 and 3 p.m. Aug 17 and 24 in Darby-Hope Theater 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 for adults, high school students and younger students. A contest will be held, and submitted scripts could win cash prizes. The workshop fee is $10. Call (785) 594-8438 for details.

Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $5 each for parties of four or more and are available at both Baldwin State Bank locations, at the box office or by calling 594-8438. The HAPA box office is located in the lobby of Rice Auditorium. Box office hours are weekdays 1-3 p.m. and one hour prior to the show. Call 594-8438 or e-mail for more details.

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