Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Baldwin in brief

March 19, 2003

Prairie City Cemetery

meeting scheduled

Prairie City Cemetery will have its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Public Library.

BPW Scholarships

to be awarded

The Baldwin City BPW has two scholarships to award by May 2003. The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Scholarship is for a woman who needs either additional non-degree training to improve her skills, or credits to complete a degree program in order to re-enter the job market, to advance in her field, or to change careers. The applicant must be a woman of age 21 or older, a U.S. Citizen and live within a 12-mile radius of Baldwin City. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows she is enrolled in a course. A transcript of the applicant's most recent school records must accompany the completed form. The Violet Ford Scholarship-At-Large is for a woman or man between the ages of 18-20, enrolled in a school for the betterment of her/his skills. Contact Lisa Robertson, 1210 Eighth St., Baldwin City, KS 66006, 594-2911. Applications are due by May 6, 2003.

Continuing education

offers class

Baldwin Community Continuing Education, sponsored by Baldwin High School and Baldwin Community Arts Council, will sponsor a continuing education class at Baldwin High School. Beginning ceramics will be taught by Jill Wells. The first class will be April 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Duration is eight weeks. The cost is $65 and includes all supplies. Class size is limited. Contact Laura Morford, 594-2889, or Christy Carlisle, 594-3366, for information.

Stephens named

Citizen of the Week

Cory Stephens has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Stephens, 9, is in Brent Baker's third grade class. His parents are Shad and Susan England and his siblings are Emily and Garrett. His friends include Cody, Britton, Shawn and Garrett. He likes to play football, baseball and grow plants.

ECKAN to distribute

food items

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

KVC offers foster

parenting classes

KVC Behavioral HealthCare is offering free MAPP classes that will help prospective foster parents make an informed decision about whether foster care or adoption is for them and their family. Classes will be Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m., April 21 to June 30 at the KVC office in Lawrence, 1202 E. 23rd St., Suite B. For more information call Kursten Smith at (785) 331-4200 ext. 17.

Satellite clinic to

open in Baldwin

Health Care Access, Inc., 1920 Moodie Rd., Lawrence, will provide a nurse practitioner at the David Jones medical office to see uninsured patients. The project is funded through the rest of the year by the Douglas County Community Foundation. Follow up at the Lawrence location will be available. Douglas County residents can call (785) 841-5760 for more information about the walk-in or appointment schedule.

LMH to hold annual

Health Fair

LMH will have its 22nd annual Health Fair Saturday, March 29 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the hospital. In addition to the free screenings and information offered, blood chemistry profiles will also be available. Those registered before March 21 will pay $20, ($25 if including the PSA prostrate cancer screening test for males). Participants will receive a comprehensive set of blood tests. It is necessary to fast for 10-12 hours prior to having blood drawn. Registration is not necessary for the free screenings. After March 21, participants may register at the Health Fair and the cost will be $30 or $35. Call (785) 749-5800 for information.

Performance to

benefit Habitat

Robin Miller, Baldwin, Nancy Gibbens and Karen Stephenson, both of Tonganoxie, will be part of a concert, "Swingtime and Coffee," to benefit Douglas County Habitat for Humanity. Also featured will be Clyde Bysom's Jazzhaus Band, Mike Cormack and Alfred Lata, baritones, performing music from the big band era. Accompanying will be pianist-arranger, Don Mueller, Baldwin, and string bass, Hal Bundy, Ottawa. Baldwin artist Gerard Arantowicz will do portraits. A 20-member dance band will perform. Refreshments will be served at intermission. No tickets are required. Donations will be accepted for Habitat for Humanity. The event will be Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.

Lawrence Arts Center

presents program

The Lawrence Arts Center Preschool will present "Jim Cosgrove & The Hiccups" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. Cosgrove has entertained kids throughout the U.S. and Europe. His songs focus on laughing, singing, dancing and playing. Tickets are $5. For information call (785) 843-2787.

Lawrence gallery

schedules opening

Olive Gallery and Art Supply will have an opening reception from 5 to 10 p.m. on April 5, at 15 East Eighth, Lawrence. Marimba player Michael Overman will perform at the opening.

P.E.O. meets;

selects officers

Chapter CK of P.E.O. met at the home of Carolyn Groves on Tuesday, March 11. Refreshments were served by Larna Sue Henderson and Candy Inzer. Natasha Thomas, our P.E.O. Scholarship recipient for this year, visited. President Marlene Courtney conducted the business meeting. New officers for the coming year are as follows:

Morilla Fothergill -- President

Marlene Courtney -- Vice-President

Margi Walbridge -- Recording Secretary

Kathleen Thomas -- Corresponding Secretary

Anita White -- Treasurer

Ruth Dickinson -- Chaplain

Susan Butell -- Guard

Kathleen Thomas -- Convention Delegate

Morilla Fothergill -- Alternate Convention Delegate

Jan Boyd gave the program, "Caring for the environment."

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 25 at the home of Joy Wellman.

Hadassah starts

new chapter in Lawrence

The Great Plains Region of Hadassah is proud to announce the formation of a new chapter in Lawrence. The chapter links Lawrence area Jewish women to the larger regional, national, and international organization through education, programming, charitable service, and fundraising initiatives.

Anyone interested is encouraged to join the chapter for its next meeting, Sunday April 6 at the home of Sheryl Adelman Kimmel.

The Lawrence chapter will incorporate members from surrounding communities of Topeka, Baldwin, Manhattan and Eudora.
Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's, largest Zionist and largest Jewish membership organization in the United States. In Israel, it supports medical care and research, education, and youth institutions, and reforestation and parks projects. In the U.S., Hadassah promotes health education, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education and research, Young Judaea (the oldest Zionist youth movement for youngsters third grade through college age) and connections with Israel.

For more information, call (785) 832-8680.

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