Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Baldwin in brief

September 17, 2003

Seniors can gather

for potluck and cards

Senior citizens can get together the first and third Fridays of the month to have a potluck and play cards at the Senior Center. The potluck begins at 6 p.m. and the card playing follows at 7 p.m.

Wellsville Days

festivities set

Wellsville Days festivities will begin Friday, Sept. 26 with a sidewalk sale along Main Street. There will be a parade on Saturday, Sept. 27, crafts and food booths will be available and merchants will have their doors open. The Miss Sweet Sixteen contest winner will be announced along with a blue grass jam session. There will be games for the kids and craftsmen will show their goods. A free street dance will begin at 8 p.m.

Gospel meeting set

at Vinland Church

A gospel meeting will be held at Vinland Church of Christ Sept. 28--Oct. 2. The theme will be "Marriage," and will be presented by Bobby Wade, Evansviille, Ind., who preached at the church 40 years ago. He is a licensed marriage family therapist. He will speak Sunday morning at 10 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Mon. through Thurs. at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the services.

Veterans' meeting

scheduled by Legion

American Legion Post No. 228 will host a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned VA benefits on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 1:20 p.m. Veterans and their family members who have specific questions regarding VA benefits are urged to attend the meeting at 803 High St., Baldwin City.

Gallery to feature

Brohammer Roach art

"The Sprites of My Garden" will feature drawings by Martha Brohammer Roach, Newton, daughter of Harold and Marie Brohammer, Baldwin City, at a showing at the William J. Reals Gallery of Art, 1010 N. Kansas St., Wichita. The gallery is located near the intersection of 9th St. and I-135. The drawings will be on display Oct. 3--Nov. 28. Roach graduated from Baldwin High School in 1979 and from Kansas University in 1984 with a degree in Art Education.

Ives Chapel UMW

Schedule meeting

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet today at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Joy Uthoff will lead the program. Jeroldene Martin is hostess. The nomination committee will finalize the slate of officers to be presented for election at the October meeting.

Artist, Lecture

features Irish music

The Artist and Lecture Series at Baker University begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium with the Irish folk music of Glen Road. Featured are Mike Dugger, guitar and tenor banjo; Greg Brown, fiddle and a variety of other instruments; and Turlach Boylan, flute. From this threesome comes a commitment to the craft that is evident in their passionate performances, the joy in their music, and the professionalism of their show. They enjoy good humor and an earnest love for the Irish tradition that they represent. Tickets are available at Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank or the Baker University business office. They are also available at the door. Adults are $8 and youth are $5. Children 12 and under are free of charge when accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Susan Buehler 594-8421 or

Art Walk to host

Cup-A-Java night

The Baldwin Community Arts Council will feature Cup-A-Java night on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk in downtown Baldwin City. A hand-thrown pottery mug and choice of a dessert and beverage will be on sale for $6 and will benefit the BCAC. This is the last Art Walk of the season.

4-H offers activities

and information

The Douglas County 4-H organizations will have their first-ever 4-H Festival. There will be information and activities involving many of the 40 project areas that are a part of 4-H. Information will be available about the 14 local clubs. The festival is from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, building 21-south, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

DeSpain graduates

Marine Corps School

Private first class Daniel P. DeSpain, son of Ira and Barb DeSpain, Baldwin City, reported for duty in the United States Marine Corps March 10, 2003. He graduated from Basic Training June 6 at MCRD, San Diego. Pfc. DeSpain graduated from the Marine Corps School of Infantry Aug. 29, and has been assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 4th Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif. He is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2001 graduate of Baker University. His wife, Alisha, who also is a Baker University graduate of 2001, has joined him in Twentynine Palms. Pfc. DeSpain will begin a six-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan, in December.

Halford chosen

for orientation staff

Adam Halford was selected for the Orientation Staff at Northwestern College. The staff planned a variety of events to welcome freshmen and transfer students to campus on the weekend before the beginning of the fall semester. The weekend included informational sessions for new students and their parents. Halford is a business administration/management major from Baldwin City.

EdTech adviser

receives award

Jana Craig, education technology adviser and consultant for the Kansas Department of Education, received the distinguished "In the Arena" award, one of the highest honors and acknowledgements of the Center for Digital Education, a national research and advisory institute for education IT leaders. Craig received the award for her long-term commitment to the education community and for her contributions in utilizing information technology to improve the overall quality of education for students, staff and faculty. Craig is the daughter of Jim and Janet Craig, Baldwin City.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin on Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall.

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