Baldwin in brief
CFBC to sponsor
Spooks on Parade
On Saturday, Oct. 25, Citizens for Baldwin City will sponsor the sixth annual Spooks on Parade and Trick or Treat Fun for the youth of Baldwin City. Businesses are asked to treat the spooks who participate. Costumed children will stop at businesses that display a poster given them by the CFBC. There will be a short safety program at the American Legion at 3 p.m. The children will then trick or treat the businesses.
Vinland UMC hosts
dinner and bake sale
Vinland United Methodist Church is hosting a chili and chicken noodle dinner and a youth group bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.
to distribute food
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Baldwin commodity participants on Oct. 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall.
The annual Douglas County Extension Council elections will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence. A nominating committee has selected nominees who have indicated they would serve if elected. Contact the Extension Office at (785) 843-7058 for more information.
Millenial Bibles to
be subject of exhibit
John Forbes, Curator of the Quayle Bible Collection, Baker University, and Richard Clement, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Kansas, will present the Millenial Bibles and discuss the importance of these editions at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Quayle Bible Library Wing of the Collins Library, Eighth and Fremont streets on the Baker University campus. The Quayle Bible Exhibit will be open after the lecture and refreshments will be served in the Quayle Lobby. The Quayle Rare Bible Collection hours through Nov. 23 will be Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday 1-4 p.m.
Kansas schools benefit
The KAN-ED Network, an organization formed by the Kansas State Board of Regents to comply with a state law calling for increased access for Kansans to the global revolution in digital technology, has purchased five new databases for use in schools, libraries, businesses and private homes. The databases acquired include World Book Encyclopedias, Proquest Heritage Quest, Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale InfoTrac Custom Newspapers and Proquest Nursing Journals. KAN-ED estimates that at least 900 schools and libraries will use the new databases. The databases will be available to anyone in Kansas using a computer at a school, academic, public or hospital library. Anyone with a Kansas Library Card can access the databases from home or work at skyways.lib.ks.us/library/databases.html.
Baldwin High to add
Baldwin High School is adding volunteerism to its curriculum during students' junior year. One problem facing the volunteer requirement is the lack of Baldwin volunteer opportunities for young people. Businesses or organizations that might consider adding the volunteer element to their service may contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at (785) 865-5030.
for pie donations
The American Legion Auxiliary will be selling pies at the Maple Leaf Festival again this year. This is the annual fundraiser for sending girls to Girls State and other Veteran benefits. The Legion Hall will be open from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday to receive pies. If anyone would like to donate pies, it would be greatly appreciated.
Share your quilt at
Maple Leaf show
The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show is looking for quilts to display at the 31st Annual Quilt Show at the Festival Oct.18 and 19. It is not a judged show, just an opportunity to display your quilt in a secured area. There is no fee to enter quilts. They may be brought to the Baldwin Elementary School gym. on Friday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. or dropped off at Quilter's Paradise the week before the show. Information is available at www.MapleLeafFestival.com or contact Judy Masur at (785) 979-8346.
Joy Uthoff, Baldwin City, received First Place in the Prose Inspirational category for her entry titled "Memorial Inspiration" in the annual writers' contest sponsored by the Kansas Authors Club. Uthoff is a member of KAC, District II.
BHS grad graduates
from military training
Army Reserve Pvt. Jarod B. Robertson has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army
mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and special training in human relations.
Robertson, whose parents are Billy R. and Lisa L. Robertson of Baldwin, is a 2002 Baldwin High School graduate.
Baldwin residents pledge
Washburn University students Ashlea Abel and Megan Smethers, both of Baldwin, recently pledged sororities during this fall's sorority recruitment drive at Washburn University. Abel pledged Alpha Phi. Smethers pledged Zeta Tau Alpha.