Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Baldwin in brief

June 25, 2003

Summer Reading has

reptiles and yo-yos

Today's program at the Baldwin City Library will be "Reptiles Up Close," with David Niebes, herpetologist and author. He will have several live reptiles to demonstrate. The July 2 program features the "Spin Master," Brent Dellinger, and will be at the Baldwin Elementary School gymnasium. Dellinger 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. The program begins at 10:45 a.m.

Everett graduates

from KU

Kurt Everett, son of Mike and Linda Everett, Baldwin City, graduated May 18, 2003, from Kansas University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and a minor in sports science. Everett graduated from Baldwin High School in 1999. He is employed by Mutual of Omaha, Overland Park.

Baldwin residents

find BHS in Hawaii

Four cousins from Baldwin City recently visited Baldwin High School in Maui, Hawaii, while on vacation. Standing under the sign from left are Lucas Johnson, Ben Knoll, Alex Johnson and Kayla Knoll.

Worden announces

new ministry

Worden United Methodist Church will be having a new children's ministry called Faith Weavers and is for children Kindergarten through fifth grade. Meeting time is 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Activities will be crafts, games, Bible stories, music and fun. Worden UMC is located 3 1/2 miles west on U.S. Highway 56 from the U.S. Highways 56/59 junction.

Perry completes

primary training

Lt. Nate Perry completed Joint Primary Pilot Training at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., in May. Perry ranked fourth in a class of 16 U.S. Air Force officers who had undergone six months of training in the new T-6A Texan II turboprop trainer. Perry was selected to continue his training toward acquiring his U.S. Air Force Wings at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station in the T-44A Pegasus aircraft. Perry graduated from Baldwin High School in 1996. From 1997 to 2001 he was a science teacher and assistant football coach at Eudora High School. Lt. Perry will be moving to Corpus Christi with his wife Kelly and son Blake.

Kansas Bandmasters

recognizes Baker grad

Dan Wooge, 1997 Baker graduate, has been chosen Outstanding Young Band Director by the Kansas Bandmasters Association. He will be recognized at a banquet to be held in Wichita on July 18. Wooge is the band director and junior and senior high school chorus director at Osage City.

HAPA announces

third event

Heart of America Performing Arts announces the third event of its inaugural summer season -- the HAPA Dance Event.

The 2003 HAPA Dance Event features the Bowery Dancers.This Lawrence-based dance group has nine members who will be performing more than 15 numbers with dances incorporating tap, ballet, modern dance, musical theater, and comedic dance.

The performances will take place on at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Rice Auditorium on Baker University's campus.

In conjunction with the HAPA Dance Event a youth acting workshop will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday in Rice Auditorium. Youth third through 12th grades are invited to attend. Those interested can register by calling 594-9439 or by stopping in at the box office. The enrollment fee is $10.

In addition to the HAPA Dance Event, the comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro will be performed July 8-13. The Steve Miller K.C. Band will be July 18-19. The world-premiere drama "Women of the Wind" will be performed Aug. 12-17 and 19-24. Workshops will be presented in conjunction with each event. Call 594-8438 for details.

Tickets to the HAPA Dance Event, and the rest of the season's performances, are $7.50 for individuals or $5 each for parties of four or more and are availableat the box office or by calling 594-8438. The box office is located in the lobby of Rice Auditorium and its hours are 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to the show.

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