Archive for Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Baldwin in brief

May 14, 2003

Nanci Pelot named

Citizen of the Week

Nanci Pelot has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Pelot, 11, is in Kathy Dorsey's fifth grade class. Her dad is Steve and her brother is Steven. Her friends include Kaylin, Brenna, Brittany and Ashley B. She likes to ride bikes and talk on the phone with friends.

Ives Chapel to have

combined meeting

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will have a combined meeting of day and evening circles on May 21 at 7:15 p.m. at the church. Bertha Nichols, Five Rivers UMW District Coordinator of Social Action, and Carolyn Elder, UMW District Coordinator of Spiritual Growth, will be present. Joy Uthoff is program leader and Ives UMW officers will be hostesses. All interested women are invited.

Legion offers banner

to service parents

American Legion Post 228 is offering a Blue Star Banner to parents of active duty service members in the United States Armed Forces. This banner is to be displayed in honor of men and women serving their country. Active duty service members' names and the branch of military they currently serve will be posted at the library and at American Legion Post 228. If a parent would like to request a banner or if anyone has information on the active duty status of area service men and women, please contact Lisa Robertson at 594-2911.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food items

ECKAN will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants on May 22, at the American Legion Hall, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

The Pioneers 4-H Club met at the hole in the rock, south of Baldwin Junction. The meeting was called to order by Kalli Keen and roll call was answered by a favorite sport. Sue and Jim Ashcroft, members of the Four-Leaf Clover 4-H Club, visited the meeting. A donation was made to Relay for Life in memory of Pam Wagner, who died of cancer last year. The next meeting will be May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Rudman home.

Chandlers exhibit

art in Ottawa

Jim and Gwen Chandler will exhibit their photographs at the Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and S. Main St., Ottawa. Their works will be on display through May 31 with a reception on Sun., May 18, 2 to 4 p.m. The Chandlers have organized a fundraiser for the Ottawa Community Arts Council by donating the winner's choice of 48 photographs on display for a donation to the Arts Council. For more information, call (785) 242-8478.

Vinland FCE

Schedules meeting

The Vinland FCE will meet May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Vinland Methodist Church with Edith Beatty and Freida Martin as co-hostesses. Roll call will be answered by what alternative medicines are used. The lesson on alternative medicine will be given by Freida Martin. The June 6 meeting will be at the Deal Six Auditorium at the 4-H Fairgrounds at 9:30 a.m. which will be a county wide lesson on making fabric coil baskets.

Auditions this weekend

for summer children's theater

Auditions for "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin City Community Theatre office, 816 High St. The workshop for this production will be June 9-July 10, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Auditions will be used to cast the main rolls, every student participating will have a roll and a line. The Workshop fee will be $100, $25 of which will be due at enrollment. This fee provides costumes, sets, a daily snack, supervision and instruction. Daily activities will include acting and improvisational games, set and costume design and construction. A performance will be July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Baldwin Junior High School Auditorium.

Participants will receive five complimentary tickets and admission will be $3. Contact Sally Hoffsommer-Brecheisen at with any questions.

Green space meeting

set for next week

Anyone interested in the development of green spaces and parks in Baldwin City is invited to attend an informational meeting. This gathering will be at 6 p.m. May 21 downtown at Espress Yourself Cafe.

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