Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2004

Baldwin in brief

February 12, 2004

Concert set tonight

at Rice Auditorium


Baker University will present the Honor Band Festival Concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Rice Auditorium. The guest conductor will be John Samuel Stroube, former Director of Bands at Murray High School, Murray, Kentucky. Stroube is currently completing his doctoral program at the University of Southern Mississippi. High school band members from Baldwin and several surrounding community schools will participate. The Baker University Symphonic Winds under the direction of Ray James, Jr., will be featured. The concert is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Drop off donations

from Cardiac Arrest

Those who have donations for the Cardiac Arrest held Thursday at Vintage Park are asked to drop them off at Kansas State Bank to Roberta Gloshen by Feb. 20. Because of the bad weather, some of those who had collected donations were unable to attend.

African violet club

schedules meeting

The Lawrence African Violet Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Russell's home. Co-host is Suzanne Achleitner and the program is "Hybridizing and Starting Plants" led by Raymond Russell. For information email Sharon at

Artist/Lecture Series

features Simonton

The Baker University Artist & Lecture Series will feature activist, Ann Simonton presenting "Sex, Power, and the Media" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, in Owens AV Room. Simonton was selected as the 2003-2004 presenter for the Milford White Endowed Lecture. She is the founder and director of "Media Watch," a nonprofit media literacy organization. She has been a guest on a variety of TV shows and has written two autobiographical stories. She has been arrested and jailed 11 times for her non-violent and often humorous protests. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (age 13-18) and are available at Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank or may be purchased at the door. For information, contact Susan Buehler at 594-8421 at

Dust palliative program

available to county

Douglas County is making available to county residents a "user fee" dust palliative program. Liquid calcium or magnesium chloride will be applied to rock roads in front of houses in an effort to reduce dust created by vehicles. Residents who request the application are responsible for the cost. The program is similar to last year's program in that no refunds of excess fees will be issued to program participants. Douglas County residents who would like more information should contact the Douglas County Public Works Department at 1242 Massachusetts St. or call (785) 832-5293.

Community education

group to meet

The Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vinland United Methodist Church. Roll call will be answered by what you were doing Sept. 11. Lola Ford will give the lesson on "Prepare for Natural Disaster." Club officers will host the meeting.

Make-a-Blanket Day

comes to Lawrence

Project Linus National Make-a-Blanket Day will be at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St., Lawrence, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No sewing or craft skills are necessary. Bring your own project or work on one provided. Stay all day (bring your lunch) or just an hour or two. Project Linus is a national not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes new, handmade blankets to children in traumatizing situations. For more information log on to To register, call (785) 843-3220 or

Holland to have

town hall meetings

Rep. Tom Holland, Baldwin City, of the 10th district, will be holding two town hall meetings Saturday. The first public forum will be at 1 p.m. at The Lodge in Baldwin City. The second public forum will be at 4:30 p.m. at Holcom Park and Rec Center, 2700 W. 27th St., Lawrence. Rep. Holland will be giving an update on the 2004 legislative session and then take questions. The meeting is open to the public.

Baldwin resident joins

national beef registry

Tammy S. Johnson, Baldwin City, is a new member of the American Angus Association which has more than 34,000 active adult and junior members. The association keeps ancestral and production records of more than 14 million registered Angus.

Vinland UMC to

have supper

Vinland United Methodist Church is hosting a taco soup and dessert supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

The January meeting of Pioneers 4-H Club was held at the Wilson's home. Roll call was answered by favorite part of the holidays. Pioneers Club was in charge of model meetings at county club days at Eudora Middle School on Feb. 7. County camp will be July 26-29 with a Mardi Gras theme. The Feb. meeting will be at the Capra home.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food items

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin on Feb. 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall.

Sustainable roundup

set in Manhattan

The Kansas Sustainable Agriculture 2004 Roundup will take place Feb. 20-21 in Manhattan. Featured speakers include Mark Ritchie of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Barry Dunn, Extension Range Livestock Production specialist from South Dakota State University. Other speakers and displays will be available. Registration is required. For more information, contact Jerry Jost at (785) 865-2555 or email Information can also be found at on the Calendar of Events page.

Livestock Association

discusses identification

Mandatory livestock identification will be discussed at the annual Douglas County Livestock Association meeting Feb.19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21 North. The public is invited to attend. Dale Blasi, KSU Professor and Extension Specialist in Beef, will share the latest information available. The evening will start with a catered steak dinner and all the trimmings. The cost for the dinner is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The Livestock Association membership dues are $10 per family. Rich McKee will talk about livestock issues and activities in the Kansas legislature. Pre-registration is a must. Send registration and check to Stan Larson, DCLA Treasurer, 508 Rockfence Place, Lawrence, KS 66049 by Friday. Questions may be directed to Larson or Bill Wood, (785) 843-7058.

Ag Profit and loss is

subject of meeting

An Ag Profitability Conference will be Feb. 24 in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is sponsored by Douglas and Franklin County Extension Services with financial support from Frontier Farm Credit. A $10 pre-registration fee, which includes lunch and material, is required by Monday to the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS 66046. There must be 40 registrations to hold the conference. Money will be refunded if the conference is canceled. Contact the office for more information at (785) 843-7058.

Allen County lists

fall honor roll

Allen County Community College has announced students who have qualified for the President's Honor Roll. Students must carry at least 12 college credit hours and have a 4.0 GPA to appear on the President's Honor Roll. Amanda Henry, Baldwin City, is on the list.

Area student earns

spot on honor roll

Southwest Missouri State University has named Catherine C. Martin, Baldwin City, to the Dean's List for the 2003 fall semester. A student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average to attain this recognition.

Evansville student

named to Dean's List

Casey Morford, Baldwin City, has been named to the University of Evansville's Dean's List for the 2003 fall semester. Morford is the son of Laura Morford, Baldwin City, and John Morford, Farmers Branch, Texas. To attain the Dean's List a student must carry at least12 credit hours and maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

ESU announces

fall honor roll

Emporia State University has announced the 2003 fall honor roll. Dawn Shuck, junior, Baldwin City, was listed. Juniors are required to have at least a 3.85 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.

Ottawa University

features speaker

Elaine Brown, former chairperson of the Black Panther Party, will speak at the Ottawa University Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. In Ottawa, turn east at 10th and S. Main streets and continue two blocks to Cedar Street. The chapel is on the south side of the parking lot.

Worden UMC to host

ham, bean supper

Worden United Methodist Church is hosting

its annual Ham-N-Bean Supper along with a taco bar from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The menu also includes cornbread, cole slaw, pie and coffee and tea. A craft bazaar is also being held. A free will donation is accepted.

Worden is located 3 1/2 miles west of the U.S. Highways 56 and 59 junction.

Durnal receives

scholarship award

The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund has awarded the $2,500 Nathaniel G. Symonds Scholarship-Leadership Award to Evan W. Durnal, an initiate of the Beta-Tau Chapter at Baker University, where he is a junior majoring in Molecular Bioscience with a minor in Psychology.

In the chapter, he served as Grand Master of Ceremonies, House Manager, and Pledge Educator and other standing committees. On campus, he was elected to Student Government and is currently serving as vice president. He was vice president of his sophomore class and has been a member of the Student Judicial Court his entire time at Baker. He is member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Durnal maintains a 3.110 GPA. A 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School, he is the son of Betty Bullock and Chet Durnal.

KU business center

to present seminar

The KU Small Business Development Center will present a luncheon seminar, in conjunction with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, discussing the challenges and options associated with retirement for small company owners. The luncheon meeting is Wednesday, 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the Chamber conference room, 734 Vermont St.

The seminar is being offered as part of a monthly luncheon series entitled "Financial Planning Topics for Business Owners." The next topic in March will discuss Business Succession and Estate Planning.

The February luncheon will feature four speakers with expertise in retirement planning for small businesses and will cover topics including Roth vs. traditional IRAs, SEP Plans, Simple IRAs, Solo 401(k) programs, and Qualified Plan Variations. The presentation is provided in small group format to facilitate questions for the panel from participants.

To register for the seminar, please call (785) 843-8844. Registration is $15 and includes lunch.

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