Archive for Thursday, October 7, 2004

Baldwin briefs

October 7, 2004

Tree board, Baker to have

'walking tour' on Sunday

The Baldwin City Tree Board and Baker University will be hosting "A Walking Tour of the Ivan L. Boyd Arboretum" Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

Those wanting to go on the tour should meet at the Osborne Chapel Garden on the Baker University Campus. The tour will include viewing a selection of other trees on campus. The campus currently contains approximately 410 trees representing 93 species and varieties.

A pamphlet about the tour and a map of the trees that are labeled on campus will be provided on Sunday. These pamphlets will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce office later this fall.The public is invited.

Holland, Lorenzo to

discuss House race

Republican Rich Lorenzo and incumbent Democrat Tom Holland will discuss their campaigns to represent Kansas House District 10 on "Politics with Rachel Robson" Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 90.7 KJHK.

House District 10 includes Baldwin. The candidates will discuss their positions on education, the economy and health care and will take questions from callers during the hour-long candidate forum. The studio phone number is (785)864-4044.

"Politics with Rachel Robson" airs every Friday from 7 to 8 p.m.

on 90.7 KJHK, Lawrence.

Workshops are offered

for non-profit fund-raising

Workshops to help local non-profit staff and board members become more successful at raising money through annual giving and capital campaigns will be presented by David Sternberg of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy Oct. 20 at the SpringHill Suites.

The Douglas County Community Foundation is providing these training programs free of charge to area non-profit staff and board members.

Annual Giving: Building a Donor Base Strategically and Systematically will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The Capital Campaign: The Right Project at the Right Time with the Right People runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Reservations are required by Oct. 14. For more information or to register, call 843-8727 or e-mail

The Douglas County Community Foundation encourages the support of local charitable causes. For more information on the foundation, visit its website at

Spaghetti supper

set at Ives Chapel

Trail's United Methodist Men will host a spaghetti supper at Ives Chapel UM Church Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The supper will benefit Tony Ikenberry's mission trip to Kenya. A freewill donation will be accepted.

Maple Leaf

Parade reminder

Anyone who is planning to be in the Maple Leaf Parade on Saturday, Oct. 16 must turn in an entry form. Contact Lloyd Lam at 594-3629.

Faith Weavers


Faith Weavers is a non-denominational program for kindergarten children to the fifth grade. Meetings are Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Worden United Methodist Church.

A bus will pick kids up at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center and Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center. Snacks, crafts, games, Bible stories and music will be featured. Children must be registered and be on the list for them to ride the bus. To register, call Pastor Dale Lewis at 594-3894.

Films scheduled

at Owens A.V.

The Language and Literature Department of Baker University will show two films Wednesday as part of the Fall 2004 International Film Series. Dr. Sandra Schumm, associate professor of Spanish, will present "The Mission" Wednesday at 6 p.m. and lead a discussion after the film in Owens A.V. room. "The Mission," Oscar winner for Best Cinematography, is the true story of Jesuit missionaries who try to save a remote South American Indian tribe from slavery in the mid 18th century. Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons star in the film, rated PG.

Thursday, Oct. 14, Dr. Cynthia Appl, associate professor of German, will show the German film "Good Bye Lenin!" at 6:30 p.m. in Owens A.V. room. "Good Bye Lenin" is a comedy that takes place during the fall of the Berlin wall. It's a human story of the reunification not only of an entire nation, but of a family living in East Berlin. The film won six European film awards including Best Film as well as the 2004 Best Foreign Language Film at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The film is rated R and is in German with English subtitles.

Both films are free and open to the public.

Legion Auxiliary

to sell pies

The American Legion Auxiliary will again be selling homemade pies at the Maple Leaf Festival as its fundraiser for the year. Anyone who would like to donate pies may leave them at the Legion Hall on Friday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 6 p.m.

BHS Alumni should

mark calendar

The Baldwin High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, May 7, 2005. The banquet is held the Saturday before Mother's Day each year. Mark your calendar.

Applications for

scholarships taken

Baldwin City Business and Professional Women is accepting applications for the following scholarships: 1) Undergraduate Scholarship -- college sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a four-year academic program. 2) Career Development Scholarship -- individuals who have a career and want to broaden their education and/or increase their earning abilities. 3) Career Preparatory Scholarship - individuals enrolled in one or two year vocational/technical program. 4) Sharon Wiber Young Careerist Scholarship -- participated in the Young Careerist competition. 5) Elsie Borck Health Care Scholarship -- at least a college junior planning to practice in Kansas in health care. 6) Dena Nigus Memorial Scholarship -- college junior, senior or graduate preparing to teach special education in Kansas. 7) Carol Nigus Leadership Scholarship -- enrolled in a Kansas school of higher education with an extensive record of public and community service and leadership. 8) Dr. Lew Ann Schneider Individual Development Scholarship -- completed the ID course and used to update or continue their career. 9) Mara Crawford Personal Development Scholarship -- woman in workforce to better herself through education, graduated from high school more than five years ago, seeking a degree in any field at any school. 10) Debe Birzer Hall of Fame Scholarship - $500 scholarship to anyone at least a high school senior, taking at least 3 post secondary credit hours, diagnosed with learning disability. Interest free loans are also available.

The scholarships and applications can be downloaded from the Kansas BPW Educational Foundation website at Applications must be returned to Baldwin City BPW no later than December 31, 2004. Contact Lisa Robertson at 594-2911 for further information or for an application.

Christmas items

needed for Veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 228 is collecting Christmas gift items for Veterans at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center at Leavenworth. The gifts will be made available to the Veterans to be sent to family members for Christmas gifts. Needed are items such as shirts, sweaters, gloves, toys, games, socks, blankets, pillow cases, kids' clothes, jewelry and billfolds.

Also needed are cheer items for the Veterans such as socks, toothpaste and brushes, pens, tissues, cards, note pads and ball caps.

Cookies are needed, any kind, as many as you can bake. Items can be taken to Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh St. by Nov. 1. Call Wincel Jehle, 594-3100 for more information.

Lammers to meet

with national leaders

Lynne Lammers, Baldwin City, has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 5 to Oct. 10.

Lammers is one of about 400 outstanding scholars from around the country attending the conference. She will interact with a variety of personnel who operate within the three branches of government, the news media and the international community. She will also participate in a number of leadership skill-building activities and simulations. The Congressional Youth Leadership Council sponsors the conference. Founded in 1985, the Council is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential. For additional information, visit

Student joins

Zeta Tau Alpha

Karrie Potter, a student at Baker University, daughter of Tracy and Maria Potter, Baldwin City, has joined the Kansas chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. The chapter at Baker University was founded in 1912.

Denise Low to

lead discussion

The discussion of "American Indian Stories" by Zitkala-Sa will be Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library. Books are available at the library. Next in the series will be "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin Nov. 11. Books and speakers are provided by the Kansas Humanities Council and the Friends of the Baldwin Library.

VFW and Auxiliary

announce competition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the 58th annual audio essay competition, "Voice of Democracy Program." High school students can compete for scholarships and awards totaling $143,500, with a first place scholarship of $25,000. Ninth, 10th and 11th grade students are eligible. The deadline for completing judging on the Post level is Nov. 1. Contact VFW State Headquarters, PO Box 1008, Topeka, KS 66601-1008, (785) 272-6463, for more information.

RWD No. 4

to meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

Clearfield -- Ives youth

schedule meeting

The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth 6th through 12th grade are invited.

Legion to host

oratorical contest

High school students from the Baldwin area are invited to compete in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Lloyd Beaton Post 228 Legion Hall on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. The local post offers a $250 scholarship to its winner who will compete at McKibbin Recital Hall on the Baker University campus on Jan. 9, 2005, in the 2nd District contest. Jackie Robertson placed second in the district to win an additional $200 in the 2003 contest.

The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligations of a citizen to the United States government. The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be 8-10 minutes in length. The speakers also have a 3-5 minute assigned topic oration to give that is related to the basic principles of government under the Constitution. District winners compete at the state contest for four year college scholarships and prizes for the top three places.

Application deadline for the Baldwin Post contest is Nov. 26. Applications may be picked up at the high school counselor's office or by calling Fred McCreary at 785-594-2761.

Local physician

completes program

David A. Jones, D.O., recently completed 18 credit hours of continuing medical education. He attended the mid-year meeting of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine, which included two days of continuing medical education curriculum.

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