Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

February 23, 2006

Jessica Hill awarded
K-State scholarship
Jessica Hill, a senior at Baldwin High School was awarded Kansas State University's $2,500 Leadership Scholarship recently.
During K-State's annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents were guests of the university at a banquet. Throughout the day, they attended meetings with academic deans and student life officials. Hill is interested in getting a degree in biology and attending dental school.

AARP schedules
February meeting
American Association of Retired People Chapter 1696 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Lawrence Country Club. Lawrence Mayor Boog Highberger will present the program. For reservations, call (785) 865-3787.

Worden church to
serve ham/beans
The Worden United Methodist Church will host its annual Ham-N-Bean Supper along with a taco bar from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The menu includes cornbread, cole slaw, pie and coffee or tea. A craft bazaar will also be held. A freewill donation will be accepted.

First UM Church
hosts special service
Baldwin First United Methodist Church will host Ash Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Ira DeSpain of Baker University and Baker students in the University Concert Choir will lead the worship. Community members are welcome to attend.

Pittenger graduates
from PSU
Jake Pittenger, a 2000 graduate of Baldwin High School, graduated from Pittsburg State University Dec. 16, 2005, with a degree in Construction Management Technology. He is employed at Key Construction, Wichita. Pittenger is the son of Knute and Diane Pittenger, Baldwin City.

ECKAN Agency to
distribute food
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. today at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City. ECKAN will not have another distribution until May due to reduced deliveries.

Volunteer firemen
are needed
Volunteer firemen for the Baldwin City Fire Department are needed. Anyone interested and over 18 years of age is asked to apply at Baldwin City Hall. Training will be provided.

Alumni addresses
need to be updated
Parents of all Baldwin High School graduates from 1956 to present whose child is a BHS graduate and has moved in the last nine months, should call Linda Ballinger at 594-3194 or drop a card to Box 944, Baldwin City, KS 66066-0944 by March 10 so the more than 4,000 addresses on file can be updated and BHS graduates can receive the annual newsletter.

Virtual students
receive awards
Radie Keller, 10, Aubrey Rinehart, 11, and Rhett Rinehart, 7, Baldwin City, representing Lawrence Virtual School, received awards at the Douglas County Science Fair Feb. 10.
Keller won honorable mention and awards for Best Display and Best Use of Computers for her fifth-grade life sciences project, "Dog Food: Comparing Nutrition, Taste and Cost."
Aubrey Rinehart, fifth grade, won Best Engineering Project and a judges' special award for her physical science project, "Dome Homes vs. Hurricane Hullaballoo."
Rhett Rinehart, second grade, won second place in second-third grade physical science for his project, "Paper Maker: Experiments in Recycling."

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