Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2004

Baldwin in brief

May 20, 2004

Worden UMC hosts

softball fellowship


The Worden UMC Junior High Youth Fellowship invites all junior high youth members from Baldwin area churches to participate in an afternoon of softball, food and fellowship Sunday at 4 p.m. at the north high school softball diamond. Bring $2 to cover supper and treats and bring a friend.

Retirement reception

set for Betty Pewtress

A retirement reception and card shower will be held for Betty Pewtress, art teacher at Baldwin Junior High School for many years, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the USD 348 District Office, 708 Chapel St. The community is welcome to attend. Cake and punch will be served.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants on May 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall.

Quilt guild to

have meeting

The Maple Leaf Quilt Guild will meet at the Baldwin City Senior Center on May 27 at 7 p.m. Laura Davids from Manhattan will present the program "Quilting in my Genes." Hostesses will be Diane Hendry and Carol Chapman. Visitors are welcome.

CFBC schedules

donut sale

Citizens For Baldwin City will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts during the Baldwin City Wide Garage Sale, June 5, starting at 7 a.m. in front of the Baldwin Post Office and at Baldwin City Market. Proceeds from the donut sale will go toward fireworks for the July 4 celebration.

University names

honor students

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, has announced students who were named to the Academic Honor Roll at the end of the 2004 spring trimester. To be included on the Academic Honor Roll, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. Included on the Academic Honor Roll is Amy Schmitz, Baldwin City.

Director's Scholarship

awarded to Elniff

William Elniff has been awarded a $700 Director's Scholarship from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, for the fall 2004 semester. Elniff will be majoring in Music Education. He is the son of Mary Traul and is a 2003 Baldwin High School graduate.

Clearfield--Ives youth

schedule meeting

The Clearfield--Ives Chapel UMY will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Ives Chapel UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grade are invited.

AARP sets driver

safety program

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 and 8 at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St., Baldwin. This course covers improving driving skills, basic defensive driving, protection in a parking lot, avoiding serious accidents and dealing with road rage. Every auto insurance carrier that operates in the state of Kansas must offer you a discount for taking this approved course. There is no test. The cost of the course is $10 which covers materials. The course consists of two four-hour sessions. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP to participate. To register, call 594-6612.

Independence, Inc.

hosts flea market

Independence, Inc. is hosting a community-wide flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, June 5, July 3 and Aug. 7 in the field behind the agency facility at 2001 Haskell, Lawrence, (rain dates the following Saturday). Spaces are $20 per month or $50 for all three months for a 144 square foot spot. For more information, call (785) 841-0333 or visit

LCU names Smith

to Dean's List

Jason Smith, Baldwin City, has been named to the Dean's List at Lubbock Christian University for the 2004 spring semester. To be on the Dean's List, a student must take a minimum of 12 hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better.

CFBC planning

July 4 celebration

Citizens For Baldwin City are making plans for the Fourth of July Celebration to be on Sunday this year. The celebration will start at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin after dark. There will be a water slide, dunk tank, live band, food, free games for children and adults, a raffle and more. Organizations interested in setting up a booth should contact Dana Robertson at 594-2699.

4-H youth participate

in Spring Pig Show

4-H youth from several Eastern Kansas counties participated in the Douglas County Spring Prospect Swine Show in Lawrence. Nolan Frantz, Kansas State University graduate student in swine management was the judge. Participants from Baldwin City and their results are: Jessica Hoehn, reserve Duroc; John Brown, champion Hampshire; Lex Jones, reserve Hampshire; Sarah Whaley, champion Yorkshire; John Brown, champion Crossbred; Olivia Beins, reserve Crossbred; John Brown, Douglas County Only champion (Crossbred); John Brown, Douglas County Only reserve (Hampshire).

In the Open Showmanship division, Katie Pattrick, 7-8 year old champion; Christopher Brown, 7-8 year old reserve.

Slice of Agriculture

receives grant

Cargill AgHorizons recently contributed $1,000 to the Slice of Ag program in Douglas County. Cargill said it selected the Slice of Ag program to receive the grant because of the outstanding work it does to help school children learn about the importance of agriculture. Approximately 825 fourth grade students from 39 classes in Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora school districts participated in the Slice of Ag program.

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 is at 6 p.m. and the card playing follows at 7 p.m.

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