Archive for Thursday, April 27, 2006

Baldwin briefs

April 27, 2006

BHS Star Struck

Is set for May 13

Star Struck, an evening showcasing the talents of the Baldwin High School students is set for Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. In the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium.

This year's event will be in honor of the memory of Jodi Eldridge, BHS's vocal music instructor who passed away last year.

Proceeds from ticket sales and raffles will benefit the Baldwin Education Foundation and the Student Council scholarship fund. Admission is $2 in advance, $3 at the door.

BCRC plans trip

to Warsaw June 9

The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is sponsoring a day trip to Warsaw, Mo., on June 9. The town is celebrating Jubilee Days and will be having a craft show, along with the many flea markets to browse through.

BCRC has chartered a bus from Ottawa Bus Service and will be leaving Baker University's Collins Gym parking lot at 8 am. The cost is $15. Please register at the BCRC office at 820 High Street by May 31 or call at 594-3670. The maximum occupancy will be 42 people.

Red and Pink Hatters

schedule meeting

The Red and Pink Hatters are having a recruitment tea party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City Public Library meeting room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

AARP schedules

monthly meeting

American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 1696 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lawrence Country Club.

The speaker will be Dave Ranney, staff writer for the Lawrence Journal-World. Call (785) 865-3787 for reservations.

Baker Jazz Ensemble

to present concert

The Baker University Jazz Ensemble will present its Spring Concert featuring swing era and big band jazz at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium.

Donations of $2 for adults and $1 for students will go to the Chris Grubb Memorial Scholarship Fund. The jazz band is under the direction of J.D. Parr.

Annual hog roast

set by fire department

Palmyra Township Fire Department will host its annual hog roast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 6, at the Vinland Fairgrounds.

A free-will donation will be accepted. An auction will follow. For information, call 594-6944.

Friends schedule

annual plant sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Library will sponsor its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5, and from 8 a.m. to noon May 6, in front of the library. Herbs, annuals and hanging baskets will be available.

Parents As Teachers

now enrolling

The Baldwin Parents As Teachers program is currently enrolling families with children ages birth to three years.

P.A.T. is a free program that shares child development information with parents and caregivers of young children. The program also offers weekly playgroups to enrolled families. For more information, call (785) 594-7050.

Ives youth group

plans garage sale

The youth group God's Musketeers at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church is planning a garage sale on May 6 to raise funds for activities.

They are accepting donations, with the exception of clothing, to sell at the sale. They will also have baked goods available. Leave a message at 594-6555.

The Light Center

to organize group

The Light Center, located just outside Baldwin City, is forming an organization known as Grandmothers Organized in Global Oneness.

The international organization addresses the needs of children being orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. For more information contact the Light Center, (785) 255-4583.

Appraiser's office

to mail notices

The Douglas County Appraiser's office will mail the 2006 personal property valuation notices Friday.

The notices include descriptions of personal property as well as the valuation. Taxpayers may request an appeal appointment by calling the number listed on the notice by May 15 at 5 p.m.

Pioneer 4-H Club

reports minutes

The parent night March meeting of Pioneer 4-H Club was called to order by Janet Jehle. Roll call was answered by favorite cereal.

Lennette Siscoe read the minutes. The treasurer's report and reporter's report were read. 4-H counselor training will be May 10. Lennette Siscoe demonstrated table setting and Carol Keen talked about winemaking. The meeting was adjourned.

S.H.A.F.F. Club

has meeting

The April meeting of S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club was called to order by Daniel Reese. The exchange meeting was with Morning Glory Club from Johnson County. Roll call was answered by what country you'd like to visit.

Minutes were read. Treasurer's report and reporter's report were given. Denise Lowe presented the community leader's report. Nick Lowe reported that unsold cookbooks should be returned at the May meeting.

Amanda Lee talked about her rabbits and Anna Neis talked about her cooking project. The May meeting is a box supper and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was adjourned.

JAAA will provide

help for enrolling

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will assist with Medicare Part D enrollment Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through May 13 and Tuesdays until 7 p.m. until May 9. JAAA is located at 1720 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka. Appointments can be scheduled at 800-798-1366.

Palmyra 4-H Club

reports minutes

Palmyra 4-H Club was called to order by Emily Krysztof at Ives Chapel. Kaitlyn Christie led the recreation activity. Justin Christie reported current events.

Wesley Callahan, Kaleb Horne and Krysztof led a song. Jamie Goff reported on wearing a seat belt for safety. Megan Brown, leader, reported sewing lessons will be April 29. Adding or deleting projects must be done by May 1 to compete at the Douglas County Fair.

Callahan's beef record book won at state level and will go to national judging. A surprise bridal shower was held for Megan Brown after the meeting. The next meeting will be May 3.

Business women to

have meeting

The May meeting of the American Business Women's Association Marais Des Cygnes Network will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Baldwin City Public Library.

The speaker will be Ann Mah. Spotlight speakers will be Karen Bayer and Emily Bates. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. There will be door prizes and light snacks. Contact Susan Baker at 594-3554 for more information.

Librarians attended

NEKLS meeting

Carol Chapman, Sandra Johnson and Kathy Johnston from Baldwin City Public Library attended the Northeast Kansas Library System Annual Spring Assembly and System Meeting in April at Topeka.

Keynote speaker was Gina Millsap, Director of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Phyllis Braun from Baldwin City Library was recognized with a continuing education award.

NEKLS provides direct grants, consulting services, continuing education, shared resources and other support to member libraries in a 14-county area of northeast Kansas.

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