Archive for Thursday, June 29, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

June 29, 2006

Coal Creek Library
open for season
Coal Creek Library, Vinland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through October. The library can be open by appointment by contacting Martha Smith, 594-3960.

Baldwin library
sets summer hours
The Baldwin City Public Library has announced its summer hours: Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday 9-9; Thursday 9-5; Friday 9-5; Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. The library can be contacted at 594-3411.

Senior citizens plan
Vermont tour
Senior Services of Douglas County is planning a trip Sept. 22 through Oct. 1 to Vermont. Ages 18 and older are welcome. Sign up must be before July 18. For more information, call Jessie Kwatamdia at (785) 842-0543.

Gracia Burnham to
speak in Ottawa
Gracia Burnham will be speaking at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium. Burnham and her husband were held captive in the jungles of the Philippines by a terrorist group. There is no admission charge, however, a love offering will be received. Seating is first come, first seated. For information call (785) 242-4699 or (785) 242-2522. Sponsored by the First Christian Church, Ottawa.

Baldwin residents
placed on honor roll
North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit and Hays, has released the names of students placed on the First Honor Roll and Honorable Mention lists for the spring 2006 semester. Matthew Bowlin and Earl McNish, both of Baldwin City, were listed under honorable mention. Bowlin is studying Deisel Technology and McNish is studying Welding.

PSU announces
spring honor rolls
Pittsburg State University has released honor rolls for the spring 2006 semester. To qualify for the Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average of 3.6 and have no grade lower than a B. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work and have no grade lower than an A. Baldwin area students on the honor rolls were: Kristin Messer, Baldwin City, senior, Dean's Honors; Erica Ogle, Baldwin City, junior, Dean's Honors; Katie Krysztof, Baldwin City, sophomore, All-A Honors; Anjelica Burris, Wellsville, senior, All-A Honors; Emery Baughan, Overbrook, sophomore, All-A Honors.

Brown named
scholarship recipient
The Kansas Sheriff's Association has announced that John Brown, Baldwin City, is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Brown graduated from Baldwin High School this year.
The KSA will award up to eight $1,000 scholarships and one Matthew Samuels scholarship for $2,000 in 2006. The recipient may pursue any course or field of study he or she chooses. Applicants may be a graduating high school senior, a recent high school graduate, a not-so-recent high school graduate, or a college student at the undergraduate level.

Harmon to receive
PSU scholarship
Saundra Harmon, Baldwin City, will receive an Alumni Legacy Scholarship from Pittsburg State University. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or a minimum ACT score of 23 and be a son or daughter of PSU graduates to qualify for the scholarship.

S.H.A.F.F. 4-H
Club has meeting
The S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club was called to order by Daniel Reese. Minutes were read and approved. A letter was received from 4-H in Kansas that anyone wishing to donate to the fundraiser $100 for 100 years should do so soon. The treasurer's report and reporter's report were given. Denise Lowe spoke on community involvement and the fair. Chris Kerr announced a foods project meeting. Dean Kerr announced a rocketry meeting. Barb Jones said Central Fiber was willing to give the club an educational tour. Austin and Michael Kunard, Garland Miller, Elizabeth Reese, Grant Miller and Daniel Reece gave talks. The July meeting will be the club tour. The shooting sports club meeting will be July 29. The meeting was adjourned.

Move Over Law
takes effect July 1
In an effort to protect roadside workers, the Kansas Legislature passed a Move Over Law that requires motorists to switch to the lane furthest from any stationary vehicle displaying flashing lights. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2006. The law applies to four-lane roads or highways only, however, on two-lane roads, drivers should slow down and proceed with caution when passing a stationary vehicle displaying flashing lights. Violators will receive only warnings until July 1, 2007. After that, a fine of $90 can be issued for failure to move over. Bills passed in other states feature fines as high as $1,000.

Pioneers 4-H Club
reports minutes
Pioneer 4-H Club was called to order by Mark Jehle, president. Roll call was answered by favorite college. Kayla Blevins reported that minutes were published in two newspapers. Signups will be available for fair concessions. The club will record the flag salute for the radio station. Anna Capra reported on her bearded dragon, Anthony and Quentin Capra spoke on paintball and Dominic Capra spoke on his steer. The meeting was adjourned.

Palmyra 4-H Club
gathers for meeting
Palmyra 4-H Club was called to order by Emily Krysztof, president. Megan Brown, leader, announced that Emily Morehouse is the new 4-H agent. Volunteers are needed for concession stands at the fair. Olivia Beins, song leader, led the group in "Camp Granada." Entry forms for the fair are due June 30. Emily Krysztof spoke about bike helmet safety. The club presented Emily and Jennifer Goff with $50 for their trips to Washington, D.C. Grace Baxter spoke on showing beef cattle. Ethan Horne and Colton Horne had an M&M guessing jar for recreation. The meeting was adjourned.

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