An open house celebrating the 100th birthday of Raymond Pearson will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at The Lodge.
He was born Feb. 12, 1905, in Baldwin City. Hosts for the event are his two children, Ralph Pearson and his wife, Marga, Baldwin City, and Mary Haid and her husband, Elton, Lawrence, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
Best wishes and remembrances are requested in lieu of gifts. Cards may be sent to Raymond Pearson, 1015 Orchard Lane, Apt. 5, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
The American Legion II District Oratorical Contest was held at Baker University in January. Lynn Lammers, a Baldwin High School junior, was the District winner.
Kansas Department Vice Commander Ernie Cooper and II District Commander Dan Roberson were in attendance. Lammers received scholarships totaling $750 from Lloyd Beaton Post No. 228 and American Legion II District.
Lammers is also eligible to compete in the State Oratorical Contest, which will be held in Manhattan on Feb. 26. The State
winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The National Oratorical Contest is in March and the winner receives $18,000.
High school students from freshmen through seniors are eligible to compete. They may repeat the competition each year if they have not placed in finals at national, enabling them to receive more than one scholarship. For more information, contact Fred McCreary at 594-2761.
Book TALK will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10, at the Baldwin City Public Library. Al Pursell will lead the discussion on "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Sheperd.
Pursell teaches English at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College. He has also been an instructor at Saint Mary College and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth. He received his M.A. in education from the University of Kansas, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English.
Book TALK is brought to the Baldwin community by the Kansas Humanities Council and the Friends of the Baldwin Library.
RWD No. 4 to
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
The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grade are invited.
Ives Chapel hosts
Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its third-annual church wide mission study Sunday, Feb. 13. Sponsored by United Methodist Women and the NOW Committee, the Cuban Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with Dr. Larry Brown, professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia, leading the mission study.
At 9:45 a.m., the Children's Sunday School will include the Cuban study in their session. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. as part of the festival. 2005 UMW officers will be installed and UMW reading program participants will receive certificates of recognition.
A carry-in meal will be at noon with the last session at 12:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome. Those completing the sessions will receive four-hour accredited mission study certification. The Clearfield United Methodist Church plans to participate in the event.
Vinland UM Church
Vinland United Methodist Church will have a taco supper Saturday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Bible Studies set
at Baptist Temple
Bible Studies are available at 6 p.m. Sundays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple and at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. Certified nursery attendants will be available to care for children both times.
The choir is meeting at 8 p.m. on Sunday nights. Community members are welcome to attend Bible Studies and Choir.
ECKAN moved to
The ECKAN Douglas County Center has moved to a new location in the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court, Lawrence 66046. The phone number (785) 841-3357 remains the same.
set in Lawrence
Sacred music will be presented by several chancel choirs, community ensembles, instrumentalists and vocal soloists at the Habitat MusicFest in Lawrence and produced by the Covenant Churches of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
The gathering also celebrates the combined ministry of churches, building together with Lawrence area families in need of adequate housing. There is no admission charge, and the Covenant Churches will host a reception following the concert. An offering will be taken for the "Building on Faith 2005" project.
Habitat MusicFest will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. Childcare will be available. For more information, consult http://LawrenceHabitat.org/MusicFest.
Jami Craig has been named principal of Scarborough Elementary School, Olathe, replacing Rick Carter, who will retire at the end of the school year. Craig is a graduate of Baldwin High School. Her parents are Jim and Janet Craig, Baldwin City.
Craig is currently an Instructional Resource Teacher in the Olathe School District. Prior to that, she was a first- and second-grade teacher at Countryside Elementary School. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Emporia State University and her administrative certificate from Baker University.
features Bailey's work
"Caledonia to Kansas: Part I," an interactive exhibit of photographs and text by Baker University art professor Walter Bailey, will be on display Feb. 8 to March 11 at Baker's Holt/Russell Gallery.
The exhibit focuses on Bailey's paternal great-grandparents, Scottish immigrants who came to Douglas County from Pittsburgh, Pa., during territorial days in 1855. Through a faculty development grant, Bailey traveled to Scotland to take photos in his great-grandparents' homeland and also has taken photos from the couple's route from Pennsylvania to Kansas. The exhibit combines photos and written anecdotes about life on the prairie, including how Bailey's great-grandfather survived being shot in the back and having his horses stolen while going to Missouri for supplies during 1856.
The display will officially open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. A gallery talk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. The Holt/Russell Gallery, housed at Parmenter Hall, is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. when classes are in session.
Artist, Lecture Series
to resume on Feb. 15
The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 15, when the Czechoslovakian girls choir Jitro performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets.
itro, which means "Daybreak" in English, has won several international choral competitions since being formed 30 years ago. The repertoire of the 25-member choir, which has conducted an annual North American tour since 1980, includes oratorios, folk song arrangements and contemporary music.
fter the performance, choir members will get a taste of local culture by staying overnight in the homes of host families from the Baldwin City and Wellsville communities.
ickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youths and can be purchased by contacting Susan Buehler, assistant professor of music, at 785-594-8421 or email@example.com.