Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Baldwin in brief

May 7, 2003

Friends of the Library

sponsors plant sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Library will have its annual Plant Sale in front of the Baldwin Library, 800 Seventh St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Hanging baskets, herbs, annuals and perennials will be available. Plants are provided by C. Designs Floral & Garden, Hamill's Country Garden and Vinland Valley Nursery. The rain date will May 16 and 17.

RWD No. 4 to

meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

Family requests

card shower

The family of Marie Taul has requested birthday cards be sent to her on the occasion of her 87th birthday on Mon., May 12. Cards may be addressed to Marie Taul, Baldwin Care Center, 1023 Orchard Lane, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Salad luncheon

set at First UM

The Baldwin First United Methodist Church is hosting a salad luncheon on Wed., May 14 at noon. All Santa Fe Parish and area churches are invited. The program will be provided by the Chansonettes and Baker students.

AAUW to have

annual luncheon

Baldwin AAUW members will close the 2002-2003 year with their annual spring luncheon at noon, Saturday at the Three Sisters Inn.

LeAnn Weller, a fiber artist and director of the Mabee Library at Sterling College, will be among the guests. Members may bring fiber art pieces for an informal discussion with Weller.

The group will make program plans for the coming year

during the meeting.

Baccalaureate services

set for next week

The 11th annual Baldwin High School Baccalaureate will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 14 in the Baldwin Junior High Auditorium. This year's speaker will be the Rev. Andrew McHenry. He currently serves as a Clinical Chaplain at the Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility, and as Pastor of the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church in Maple Hill. A native of Topeka, he was the fifth generation of his family to graduate from Topeka High School in 1988. In 1992 he graduated from the University of Kansas, having participated in the KU Marching Band, Jazz Band and Basketball Band, as well as the KU Debate team. He also graduated from Kansas City's St. Paul School of Theology in 1995, and received Certification in Expository Preaching from E.K. Bailey Ministries in 2001. In addition to his professional positions, Pastor McHenry also serves as President of the Evangelical Association of Greater Topeka, and as Kansas Regional Ambassador for the Mid-America Congregational Fellowship. The Baccalaureate Committee encourages the public to attend this event.

Woods graduates

from training program

MASA Lillian Rose Woods, 19, daughter of Cpl. (USMC Ret.) John and Shannon Musgrave, Baldwin City, graduated from the Master at Arms Training Program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on April 24. After attending Baker University from 2000-2002, Woods completed her Basic Training at Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill., in January 2003. After a short leave, she will depart for her first duty assignment in Okinawa, Japan, this month. Woods has a brother, Daniel Musgrave, and two sisters, Rye Musgrave and Madeline Roger. She is the granddaughter of LtCol. (U.S. Army Ret.) A.D. and Pat Woods, and the great-granddaughter of Elsie Hansen, all of Baldwin City, and the granddaughter of 1st Lt. (Army Air Corps) Robert and Wilda Musgrave (both deceased).

Josh Hanson named

Citizen of the Week

Josh Hanson has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Hanson, 11, is in Kathy Dorsey's fifth grade class. His parents are John and Lee and his siblings are Danielle and Jordan. His friends include Levi, Kaylin, Camdon, Mason and Diane. He likes to play football and collect football cards.

Lammers selected

for scholarships

Kate Lammers has been selected to receive the 2003 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Sixty-four students received the four-year scholarship in Kansas and will be awarded $1,500 for the 2003-2004 academic year. The program is designed to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence. An advisory committee representing school administrators, individuals from higher education institutions, state board of education members and business and industry representatives selected scholarship recipients.

Lammers also received a $2,500 National Merit Corporation Scholarship that is given to 2,500 students nationwide. Committee members evaluated each finalist's academic record, course load and difficulty level, depth and breadth of subjects studies and grades earned; scores on the PSAT and SAT I: the student's essay about attainments, interest and goals; demonstrated leadership in significant activities and contributions to the school and community; and the school's written recommendation and characterization of the finalist. Winners in each state were judged by committee members to have the most distinguished credentials and the strongest combination of abilities, accomplishments and personal attributes.

Wilson presented

academic award

Brandie Wilson, daughter of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Eudora, received one of Harding University's academic awards for outstanding achievement in her area of study. Wilson, a senior management major, was chosen for the award by faculty members in the college of business administration. The awards are presented to one outstanding senior in each of the university's 17 departments. Along with G.P.A., traits such as scholarship, leadership, attitude and involvement are criteria for the selection.

Spring Beef Show

held at fairgrounds

The 15th Annual Douglas County Spring Beef Show was held at the Douglas County Fair Community Building April 26. Sixty-seven exhibitors from the eastern half of Kansas paraded 111 beef cattle for judging. In the 9-11 year old Showmanship class, MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin, was chosen champion. Leah Bond, Overbrook, had her Shorthorn heifer chosen Supreme Champion Female. Leah Bond also had her 940 pound crossbred steer chosen as Grand Champion Prospect Steer and her 965 pound Maine Anjou steer selected Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer. In class champions, Gibler Shorthorns, Baldwin, won Shorthorn Bull; Leah Bond, Overbrook, won Shorthorn Female, Maine Anjou Steer and AOB and Crossbred Steer.

Focus is on

Memories of Past

Memories of Past Lawrence Celebrations will be the focus of a session at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., at 2 p.m. Wed., May 21. Attendees are encouraged to bring artifacts to the session of past celebrations and parades.

Mutt n' Strutt

set in Lawrence

The Eighth Annual Mutt n' Strutt will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sunflower Elementary, 2621 Inverness, Lawrence, to benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. A minimum $25 pledge is required. Pledge forms are available at veterinarians' offices, Petco, Lawrence Humane Society and downtown merchants. There will be booths, vendors, giveaways, contests, prizes and a blessing for the animals by Father Charles from St. John's Church. For more information, call the shelter at (785) 843-6835.

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