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May 5, 2005

Kelley to be honored

at BHS Alumni Banquet

The Baldwin High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday in the Commons area of the high school. The gathering will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner promptly at 6 p.m.

The high school music department will provide entertainment. Honored at the banquet will be the winners of the Third Generation Heritage Scholarship awards -- Mattie Deel, Mark Westgate and Matthew Bowlin.

The Alumni Association Board will be honoring Katharine Kelley for her 48 years in education. The award is a special recognition given to outstanding people connected with the education of Baldwin's children. Everyone attending the reunion may have had Miss Kelley for a teacher. This includes country schools surrounding Baldwin and Baldwin Elementary School.

Anyone not attending the banquet can send Katharine Kelley a card or note at PO Box 43, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0043.

City-wide cleanup

is set for Saturday

The city-wide cleanup event will make its return Saturday after a two-year hiatus. Hours will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, when residents can drop off various "junk" at the power plant at 1100 Orange.

"I'm looking forward to the city coming and participating Saturday," said Kathae Falley, city inspector. "It's spring time and now is the time to cleanup Baldwin and make it beautiful."

There will be piles for wood, metal and one for "general" trash at the site.

"We will have city staff look at the loads as they come in and tell them where it should go," said Tina Rakes, city building inspector.

Compressors can be dropped off at A&H Heating and Cooling, 1717 College. Tires can be dropped off, at a charge, at Tires & More, 131 Baker St.

City staff will also be able to tell residents where other items can be discarded, such as hazardous waste.

Relay for Life to

kickoff Friday night

Baldwin City's annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is slated for Baker University's Liston Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, lasting throughout the night and into Saturday morning.

"The weather is supposed to be beautiful and we are looking forward to having a great time," said Susan England, co-chairman of the event. "I hope everyone will come to help support Relay again this year and enjoy all of the additions we have made including the basket auction, quilt raffle, and live band to name a few. All of the teams have been working really hard this year to reach our goal and we are all ready to celebrate that."

This year's goal is $29,000. A complete Relay for Life schedule can be found on page A-7 of today's Signal.

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