Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Baldwin in brief

June 18, 2003

Clowns, snakes, yo yos to

be at Summer Reading

"Laugh It Up" is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at the Baldwin City Library. Around 400 children have enrolled in the program. Nearly 200 children attended the kick-off program featuring a visit from Ben Franklin, presented by John Walburn. Librarian Sandra Johnson dressed in period clothing also. Today at 10 a.m., the Library will host clowns Elmo and Scruffy, Danny and Becky McMillen. Elmo and Scruffy kicked off the summer reading program at Burlingame and will be traveling throughout Kansas performing their clown skit at various libraries. On June 25, the program will be "Reptiles Up Close," with David Niebes, herpetologist and author, who will tell how reptiles are important in our ecosystem and why we need them around. Nieves became fascinated with reptiles at the age of eight and now shares his knowledge with others. He will have several live reptiles to demonstrate. The July 2 program features the "Spin Master," Brent Dellinger and will be held at the Baldwin Elementary School gymnasium. He is a 15-year-old ninth grader from Salina and has been performing professionally since 2000. He is the 2002 National Champion of the National Yo-Yo Contest.

BCAC to gather

Info tonight

The Baldwin Community Arts Council would like community input and suggestions today at the Baldwin City Library at 7 p.m. concerning the conversion of the Ives Hartley Lumber Co. building, 718 High St., into a community arts center.

UMYM to meet

at Ives Chapel

The Clearfield-Ives Chapel UMYM will meet at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Wed., June 25.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food items

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County participants on Thursday, June 26, at the American Legion Hall, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Wellsville to have

Gospel nights

The Witness Band and Gentle Hearts will be featured at Wellsville's "Summer Gospel Nights" Friday at 7 p.m. on the corner of Fifth and Main streets. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Ives Chapel hosts

Bible school

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will have Bible school for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-register by calling the church office at 594-6555.

Gladhart named

to Dean's List

Julian Gladhart, Baldwin City, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Evansville for the 2003 spring semester. To qualify a student must have earned a 3.5 GPA while carrying 12 or more credit hours.

4-H Foundation

presents awards

More than $45,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to more than 50 4-H members at the Emerald Circle Scholarship and Awards Banquet in Manhattan. The students were honored for exceptional service to the organization. 4-H members from Baldwin City were Katy Taul, who received the Carl A. Pethtel Scholarship, and Kalli Keen, who received the Dairy Record Book award and will be going to Atlanta, Ga.

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