Archive for Thursday, August 12, 2004

Baldwin in brief

August 12, 2004

Ives Chapel UMW

to have meeting

Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at Black Jack Diner at noon Wednesday. A business meeting will follow to plan the annual UMW Salad Supper scheduled for Sept. 1.

Committees to

meet at Ives

The Nurture, Outreach and Witness, Education and Worship committees and the Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church. The Administrative Council meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

BJHS Parents

Only Night

Baldwin Junior High School will host Parents Only Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25. Parents can meet teachers and gather information about classes by following students' schedules.

Lammers participates

in math camp

Lynne Lammers, Baldwin City, daughter of Carl Lammers and Jana Jorn, participated in the eighth annual Mathematics Summer Camp for High School Girls at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Participants took a weeklong course about the mathematics of codes as well as minicourses on bioinformatics, aerodynamics and knots. The students worked with women mathematics professors and graduate students and stayed in a UNL residence hall. The All Girls/All Math Program at UNL is one of 10 Young Scholars Programs sponsored by the American Mathematical Society.

Fundraiser set for

Eudora High band

Cardinal Daze Festival will be held Aug. 28 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the city park in Eudora. Sponsors are needed to donate money or goods to raffle. There will be food and bands will perform. Bring an instrument to join in a jam session. Adults will be $5, 10 and under $2.50 and two and under free.

Rainbow preschool

offers training

The Rainbow Experience Preschool is offering training sessions on safety, child abuse and childhood illnesses, approved by the KDHE, and taught by Dana Hart, director. Classes are open to anyone interested. Call 594-2223 and leave a message. Sessions will be held at 708 Chapel. The sessions are titled: Responsive Discipline, Preparing for Child Development Associate (CDA), Safety, Germs and All the Rest.

BCRC hosting

pool party

Baldwin City Recreation is throwing a Pirate Party 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Municipal Pool. Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite pirate. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed pirate as well as to the winners of each game. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and includes a hot dog and a drink.

BCRC celebrates

Senior Day

"Senior Citizens Day" is Aug. 27. The BCRC office will have free hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the office at 820 High St. Many businesses will participate with specials.

Lawrence library acquires

newspaper collection

Researchers of local history now have a valuable new information resource available to them. The Lawrence Public Library has recently acquired a microfilm collection of 19th and early 20th century Douglas County newspapers.

The collection, housed in the Helen Osma Room in the Library's lower level, is comprised of 38 microfilm reels. It is a joint gift of the Friends of Lawrence Public Library, the Douglas County Genealogical Society, and the Lawrence Journal-World Company.

Included in the collection are the Baldwin Criterion and the Baldwin Ledger (1883-1921), the Eudora News (1887-1923), the Grasshopper and New Era of Grasshopper Falls (now Valley Falls) (1874-1875), the Lecompton Union (1856-1857), and the Lecompton Monitor, Lecompton Ledger, and Lecompton Sun (1885-1934). Of particular interest to many local history buffs are the Lane University newspapers College Echoes (1888-1891) and College Oracle (1892-1901). Students, genealogists and local historians will find much of value in this utterly fascinating collection.

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