Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

August 18, 2005

Local BPW to host

workshop on Aug. 23

Baldwin City Business and Professional Women are hosting a workshop entitled "True Colors Keys to Success." The event will be held Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Express Yourself Coffee Shop, 713 High, Baldwin City.

True Colors model provides a management tool that can effectively address many working styles. Presenter Sharon Wiber incorporates simple techniques developed from leading-edge research on motivation characteristics intrinsic to each individual and personality.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop may call 785-549-6780 for reservations.

First United Methodist Church

to kick-off Sunday School

On Sunday, Aug. 28, First United Methodist Church will kick off a new year of Sunday School.

Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join in on a Serengeti Trek where they will sing, play a game, eat a snack and make a craft. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Young at Heart to

meet for lunch

The Young at Heart group from Lighthouse Baptist Temple will meet today at 12:30 p.m. at the church to go to lunch at Bob and Dee's in Gardner. Community members are welcome.

Robert Rogers will

share his ministry

Robert Rogers, the man who survived the flood on U.S. Interstate 35 south of Emporia, but lost his wife and children in the flood waters, will share his ministry at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Worden United Methodist Church.

Community members are invited to attend. The church is located on U.S. Highway 56, 3.5 miles west of the junction of Highways 59 and 56.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food items

Food items will be distributed to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin City from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the American Legion Hall.

Quilt guild

schedules meeting

The Maple Leaf Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Baldwin City Public Library. Rhonda Decker from Parsons will present the program "Wacky Rails." Sharon Vesecky will give the Ten Minute Tip. Visitors are welcome.

Arts project looking

for volunteers

The Lumberyard Arts Center Project will sponsor the second annual Blues and BBQ celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Baldwin City.

Supper will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or until the food is gone. There will be music all evening. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the lumberyard building on the weekend of Sept. 24-25 and volunteers are also needed to help set up Oct. 1 and to help clean up afterward.

Volunteers can work an hour or two or stay all day. Call Linda Ballinger, 594-3194, Diane Niehoff, 594-3244 or Sandy Cardens, 594-4261 for more information.

Coal Creek Library

open for season

Coal Creek Library, Vinland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through October. The library can be open by appointment by contacting Martha Smith, 594-3960.

First Methodist to

offer prayer service

Healing prayer with individuals needing help and hope in their lives will be offered starting at 4:30 p.m. prior to the 5 p.m. service on the first and third Sundays of the month at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.

BHS graduate named

assistant principal

Dustin Mortenson was named assistant principal at Wheatridge Middle School, Gardner, for the 2005-2006 school year. He holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Kansas. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1996.

Mortenson taught middle school social studies and language arts at Monticello Trails Middle School, DeSoto, for the past four years. He was the youngest presenter at the sixth annual China-U.S. Education Conference in Beijing, China. He also presented at the Association of School Curriculum Development Emerging Leaders Program, the Kansas Department of Education's Annual Conference, the Kansas Association of Middle Level Educator's Symposium, as well as U.S.D. 231's annual Teacher Innovative Fair.

He is a member of the National Middle School Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Association of School Curriculum Development.

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