Archive for Thursday, June 10, 2004

Baldwin in brief

June 10, 2004

Moleta Schmidt to

celebrate birthday


Moleta Schmidt will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Baldwin City. Schmidt is a life-long resident of the Vinland community and taught in rural Douglas County Schools for 40 years. Family, friends and former neighbors and students are welcome to attend. Birthday cards may be sent to 321 Crimson Ave., No. 27, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

National Day of

Mourning set

Friday has been designated the National Day of Mourning for former President Ronald Reagan. Federal offices will be closed. The post office will be closed and mail will not be distributed. Normal hours will resume Saturday.

African Violet Club

to have meeting

The Lawrence African Violet Club will meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Bring a plant to be used in the program.

Vinland FCE to

gather for meeting

The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. The lesson, presented by Mariann Bradley, will be "Celebrating Local Foods." Roll call will be answered by "Do you use local foods?"

Children's museum

coming to Lawrence

Wonderscope, the hands-on children's museum in Shawnee, will present a four-day workshop at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. The workshop will allow children the opportunity to enjoy some creative aspects of "sticky" including tape, magnets and sticky foods. The hands-on workshop will be June 15-18 with classes for children ages 4-5 from 10 a.m. to noon and for children who have completed grades K-2 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call (785) 843-2787.

Ottawa hosts

arts and music

The Skunk Run Arts and Music Festival and the 20th annual Skunk Run Quilt Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the City Park in downtown Ottawa. The quilt show, book sale and horse drawn wagon rides take place throughout the weekend. Proceeds from the festival support the Ottawa Area Arts Council and Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau and other non-profit organizations. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call (785) 242-1411.

Ives Chapel offers

worker certification

A training for "Certification for the Protection of Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities" will be offered by the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Kathy Symes, certified instructor, will lead the class that is required by Kansas East Conference for those who work with children and youth in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, mission trips, youth groups, nursery or other programs and activities in the church. Members of the Ives Chapel congregation who are not certified are encouraged to attend. The training is open to anyone wishing to take the four-hour course at no charge.

Ives UMW meets

on summer schedule

Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Black Jack Diner. Dolores Kalb will lead devotions and conduct a brief business meeting.

Evening Circle of

Ives Chapel to meet

Ives Chapel UMW Evening Circle will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The program will be led by Gretchen Brumm. Carol Taul will have devotions and both will serve as hostesses. The next meeting will be Sept. 15.

Art Walk set for

June opening

The Baldwin Community Arts Council will host Art Walk in downtown Baldwin City beginning Friday, June 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. June's Art Walk will feature the Alfred Packer Memorial String Band. Local artists will display their art in downtown businesses on the third Friday of each month, June through September.

Red and Pink Hatters

to organize group

There will be an organizational meeting for those interested in forming a Red and Pink Hatters group. The meeting will be at the Baldwin City Library meeting room at 10 a.m. on June 26.

BBB issues

roofing alert

The Better Business Bureau cautions citizens against using an out of the area roofing company for roof repair or replacement. Call the BBB for a business report at (785) 232-0454 or check before letting an out of the area company on your property.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

Kalli Keen, president of the Pioneers 4-H Club called the May meeting to order. A leadership workshop will be in Leavenworth County. Entry forms for the fair are due June 30. No late forms will be accepted. The club had five new members join. They are John, Lexie and Kaitlyn Pratt, Clayton Wintermantel and Elizabeth Rudman. The next meeting will be at the Keen's home.

Quilt guild to have

show at OMS

Sunflower Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have its 20th annual quilt show Saturday at Ottawa Middle School, 13th and Ash streets, Ottawa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $2, children under 12 are free with an accompanying adult. More than 150 quilts will be on display. Bettina Havig, Columbia, Mo., will be the featured guest and lecturer, speaking on Friday from 9 to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Carol Elmore, Certified Quilt Appraiser, Manhattan, will conduct quilt appraisals by appointment for a $35 fee on Saturday. For information, call (785) 242-1922. For a complete list of activities and events, call (785) 242-1411 or email

Volunteers needed

to serve racers

The Lumberyard Arts Center Project needs some volunteers to help run a concession stand for the Mountain Bike racers who will be camping at Clinton Lake Park. Saturday evening volunteers are needed to help grill hamburgers and hotdogs, serve and take money. Sunday morning volunteers are needed to make pancakes and take money. Volunteers may have to pay to get into the park, $5 per car. Someone with a truck is needed to pick up a griddle. Send an e-mail to Jennifer Hayes who is coordinating volunteers at if you can help.

Brandie Wilson

receives MBA

Brandie Wilson, a graduate of Baldwin High School, was among 537 graduating seniors who received diplomas in commencement exercises at Harding University in May. Majoring in Management, Wilson received the Master of Business Administration degree. Harding University is located in Arkansas.

Kenkel awared

juris doctorate

Allison M. Kenkel of Perry was awarded a juris doctor degree May 15 from the Washburn University School of Law.

Kenkel is a 1997 Baldwin High School graduate. Her parents are Margi and Gary Walbridge of Baldwin City.

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