Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

May 5, 2005

Friends to hold

plant sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Library will sponsor its yearly Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in front of the Baldwin City Library. Available will be butterfly garden plants, herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. Rain dates are May 13 and 14.

Church youth to

host fundraiser

The First United Methodist Church youth group is hosting a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall. Shopping opportunities will include children's books, cosmetics, baskets, kitchen utensils and jewelry.

At 11:30 a.m., comedian Kelly Sisney will provide entertainment. Brunch will be served. Donations will be accepted. All women are invited to attend. Childcare will be provided.

CFBC announces

fundraisers

Citizens For Baldwin City has announced three projects to raise funds for the July Fourth celebration. The first one is a barbecue cook off on Saturday, May 14.

Anyone wishing to participate in the cook off can contact Dana Robertson at 594-2699 for details. Plans are underway for a CFBC Sonic Day. The date and details will be released later. The CFBC will be cooking hot dogs and brats at the City Wide Garage Sale on June 4. More information will be announced later. Volunteers are always welcome.

Lions Club offers

eyescreening unit

The Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP), Eye Care America and the Baldwin Lions Club will sponsor a visit from the Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit (KLMSU) in Baldwin City from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of High St., next to the Masonic Lodge.

Available will be screenings for visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar. Screenings are available at no cost for anyone.

For those over 65 and unable to attend, but would like information about a comprehensive dilated eye exam and care, call Eye Care America's Seniors Eye Care Program at 1-800-222 EYES (3937).

May is Healthy Vision Month and the Lions Club program helped more than 3,000 people with eye exams last year as a result of the partnership.

Local student awarded

USA Funds scholarship

USA Funds announced the award of scholarships totaling $277,500 to 185 graduating seniors from high schools in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Each scholar will receive $1,500 one-time scholarships for post secondary studies. Students were selected by staff at their high schools. Among the scholarship recipients is Kristin Lynch of Baldwin High School.

Krysztof receives

alumni scholarship

Katie Krysztof, daughter of Steve and Lori Krysztof, Baldwin City, has been awarded an Alumni Legacy Scholarship from Pittsburg State University for the 2005 fall academic semester.

The scholarship is awarded to incoming students with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 or minimum ACT score of 23. Students who apply for this scholarship must be sons or daughters of PSU graduates.

Museum hosts

quilting exhibit

"Transitions in Quilting" is the theme for the exhibit on display May 6 through July 3 at the Hansen Museum Gallery, 110 W. Main, Logan. The quilt exhibit by Molly Anderson will contain approximately 40 award winning quilts. Anderson will speak at the exhibit at 7 p.m. Tuesday. There is no admission fee. Visit the Web site at www.hansenmuseum.org.

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