Archive for Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Baldwin in brief

October 29, 2003

Ives Chapel to serve

chicken-noodle dinner

The annual Chicken-Noodle Dinner at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Shut-ins or businesses that are unable to come to the church may phone in takeout orders Monday or Tuesday before 4:30 p.m. to have a dinner delivered. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal. Proceeds will be used for church and mission projects.

AAUW to feature

scholarship recipient

Ellen Schroer, the Project Discovery scholarship recipient, will speak at the November meeting of the Baldwin Branch of the American Association of University.

The meeting will begin with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Vintage Park. Schroer will be introduced by Roma Earles.

The Baldwin Branch of AAUW annually gives a scholarship to a Baldwin High School girl to attend the Project Discovery Camp sponsored by the KU School of Engineering. The camp program is designed to interest young women in careers in engineering and


Reservations for the dinner at Vintage Park should be made by Oct. 30 with Jan Boyd. Tickets are $5 each.

Scouts to have

annual food drive

Boy Scout Troop 65 and Cub Scout Pack 3065 are conducting their "Scouting for Food" drive on Saturday, Nov. 8. Scouts will be collecting sacks of donated items beginning at 8 a.m.

This year, plastic bags will not be distributed to each door a week in advance. Instead, any plastic bag can be used and placed on the porch, step, or door of your front entry. In addition, items may be dropped off at the Boy Scout Cabin at Fourth and Fremont streets, between 8 a.m. and noon on Nov. 8.

Food collected will be taken to local community food pantries. Items most urgently needed include rice, crackers, canned meats, tuna fish, canned or dry milk, juices, dried beans, pasta, tomato sauce, pancake, muffin and cake mixes, and peanut butter. Please donate only unopened boxes or bags, un-dented cans, and packages in good condition. Please be sure that they are not outdated. No glass containers, please.

If your donation has not been picked up by 11 a.m. on Nov. 8, please call the Boy Scout Cabin, 594-2130.

Honor society to have

coat drive this week

The National Honor Society at Baldwin High is sponsoring a coat drive through Friday and also taking donations at the home football game on Thursday.

Vietnam Memorial

to be at Ottawa

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at Forest Park, Ottawa, Thursday through Monday. The opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Friday ceremony will be Women's Veterans Day at 6 p.m. The Saturday ceremony will be Family Day honoring area casualties, "Images of Honor" picture display at 2 p.m. Church services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday with a POW/MIA ceremony at 2 p.m. Closing ceremonies will be Monday at 6 p.m. Visit for information about Veterans Day celebrations in Ottawa on Nov. 8 and 9, including a parade.

Baker sponsors

Ethos performance

The Ethos Percussion Group will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Baldwin First United Methodist Church sanctuary. The ensemble will have a percussion clinic for student percussionists the afternoon of the performance. Ethos is based in New York City and has toured extensively throughout the United States. Information regarding Ethos can be found at Tickets for adults are $10 and youth are $5 and are available at the Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank, Baker University business office, or may be purchased at the door. For additional information, contact Susan Buehler, 594-8421 or

UMY schedules

movie and pizza

God's Musketeers UMY will meet Nov. 7 at Clearfield UMC. Following a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m., a movie will be shown and pizza will be served. Members should bring snacks to share. This meeting is replacing the Nov.12 meeting.

Baker students

Promote art show

Baker University's Public Relations Class will be promoting an art show at the Art Affair, 622 High St., Baldwin City, as its final project. The class will help with the opening on Nov. 14 and the show, featuring work from area artists, will run for a month.


reunion reported

The Newland-Rockhold reunion was held Oct. 12 at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City with 79 in attendance. Relatives came from Baldwin City, Lawrence, Ottawa, Perry, Centropolis, Topeka, Mound City, Stilwell, Olathe, Basehor, Springfield, Mo., Lee's Summit, Mo., Peculiar, Mo., Kansas City, Mo., St. Louis, Mo., Oklahoma City, Okla., Moore, Okla., and Sapulpa, Okla., Moulton, Iowa, Gentry, Ark., and Dallas, Texas. Wilma Rockhold was the oldest and Riley Coates, daughter of Dan and Jennifer Coates, was the youngest. Two new members were present, Rachel LeCompte and Jerry Ann McKay. Those present were descendents from George Anthony and Sarah Ann (Bridges) Newland and George Andrew and Elizabeth Ann (Dixon) Rockhold.

Alfred Packer band

presents concert

The Alfred Packer Memorial String Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center. Tickets are available at the box office, Lawrence Arts Center, and Mass St. Music.

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