Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2004

Baldwin in brief

September 2, 2004

Book TALK series

to begin Sept. 9


Friends of the Baldwin City Library will host the community discussion of "Call of the Wild" by Jack London at 7 p.m. Sept. 9. The discussion leader will be Mary Lenore Martin, Leavenworth. The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Books are available for checkout at the library.

Clearfield--Ives youth

schedule meeting

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

Vinland Valley 4-H

reports meeting

The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vinland Elementary School. Roll call was answered with favorite baseball team. The club sponsored a memorial award at the Douglas County Fair. The club gave Leah Hoelsher $200 for a trip to the National 4-H Congress. The program was to describe projects members were taking to the fair. There was no August meeting.

Kansas Wildflower

sponsors events

Organized in 1978, the Kansas Wildflower Society is a group of citizens dedicated to developing an awareness of the beauty of Kansas Wildflowers. Some events are being sponsored by the society for anyone with interests and enjoyment of fall colors.

One of the events will be a tour of fall plants at the Baker Wetlands, located on the south side of Lawrence, on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. with Roger and Jan Boyd. The area is one half mile east of the intersection of Louisiana and 31st streets. The entrance is on a gravel road 100 yards south of 31st St. Walk through the gate and turn right to the Information Kiosk and boardwalk. For more information, contact Roger Boyd at (785) 594-3172 or e-mail For other events sponsored by the Wildflower Society, contact Jane Freeman, Kansas Wildflower Society,

Kansas environment

topic of forum

The third annual Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues will be Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village. Featured speaker will be Kelly Kindscher, Kansas Biological Survey, reporting on a survey of remaining natural areas in a five county area of Northeast Kansas. Reservations are required. There is a charge for the supper and program. Contact Kathy Riordan at (913) 383-7882 or e-mail Margaret Thomas at

Bike club sponsors

bike ride fund-raiser

The Shin Dig bike ride is the primary fund-raiser of the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club that supports activities such as Bigs on Bikes in cooperation with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Douglas County, as well as equipment needs for the on-going mowing and maintenance of trails. The Shin Dig will be Saturday at Clinton Lake Outlet Park, Lawrence, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Helmets are required. For more information go to

Baker music students

to teach lessons

The Baker University Music Prep School is enrolling students for lessons in saxophone, trombone, piano, voice, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, guitar and percussion for the 2004-2005 academic year. The weekly 30-minute lessons are taught by Baker University music students in Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baker campus. Partial scholarships provided by the Baldwin Community Arts Council and Baker University are available to students. Contact the Music Department Office for an enrollment application or e-mail with the following information: student name, instrument, grade, length of previous instruction, parent name, address, phone.

Broers recipient of


Hans Broers, Baldwin City, received a Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity 2004 Committed to Lives of Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship is available to incoming college students enrolling in the fall of 2004 on any of nearly 125 campuses across the U.S. where Delta Tau Delta is located. Applicants were assessed on academic achievement, high school involvement, leadership and responses to essays on work experience, academics and what being committed to a life of excellence means to them. Recipients receive a one-time $500 book scholarship and recognition certificate. Broers is attending Baker University, Baldwin City.

Friends schedule

annual mum sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Library will have its annual Mum Sale Friday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., during Art Walk, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will be on the front lawn of the library, Seventh and High streets. The cost is $5 each or buy 9, get the 10th free.

Hess graduates

from combat training

Army Reserve Pfc. Michael B. Hess has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Hess is the son of Cheryl McLees, Baldwin City.

The soldier is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School.

Radio program

to feature debates

Democrat Jan Justice will face off against Republican Roger Pine in the first candidate forum on 90.7 KJHK's "Politics with Rachel Robson" from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Justice and Pine are both running for State Senate District 3, which includes Baldwin.

Questions from callers are welcome on all programs. The studio phone number is (785) 864-4044.

Republican Rich Lorenzo will appear on a future program with incumbent Democrat Tom Holland as they compete to represent State House District 10. Future guests include Democrats Rep. Dennis Moore (Oct. 15) and Nancy Boyda (Sept. 24), and Republicans Rep. Jim Ryun and Kris Kobach (Oct. 1).

"Politics with Rachel Robson" airs every Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. on 90.7 KJHK, Lawrence.

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