Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

March 16, 2006

Young At Heart
to meet for lunch
Young At Heart group will meet at 1 p.m. today at Lighthouse Baptist Temple to go to Austin's in Gardner for lunch. Community members are welcome to attend.


BESIC teachers
serve at McDonald's
Tonight is McTeacher Night at McDonald's. Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center teachers will be on duty in the kitchen from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Twenty percent of proceeds will go to support the after school MARS program.


Annunciation to
serve Irish stew
An Irish stew dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church.
The menu will be beef stew, biscuits, drinks and pie. Donations will be accepted. The church is located one-third mile north of 56 Highway on 1055 Rd.


Breakfast and
workday set
The men of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church for breakfast and a workday. Community men are welcome to attend.


Fundraiser set
for mission trip
Danielle Engle, Baldwin City, and Megan Barfield, Lawrence, will be having a fundraiser to help with expenses for a mission trip to Peru.
The soup dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Dr., Lawrence.


Helping Hands
to distribute food
Wellsville Family Worship Center is offering Helping Hands to those in need. Distribution of food will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call the church for information at (785) 883-2533.


St. John's church
to observe Lent
Special services during Lent will be at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 396 E. 900 Rd., one mile north of Worden.
This Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m., "Amistad" will be shown. It is the true story of a group of Africans who were enslaved and attempted to overtake the ship and return to their homeland. Community members are welcome to attend.


Vinland FCE to
have meeting
Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church.
Paula Johnson will present the program "End of Life Decision-Making." Virgie Pfantz will be hostess.


Oakwood Cemetery
meeting Tuesday
The Oakwood Cemetery annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the cemetery office building.


Quilters guild
meeting scheduled
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Baldwin Library.
The program will be "Potpourri" with several members showing their special skills. Visitors are welcome.


AARP to gather
for meeting
American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, at the Lawrence Country Club. Marvin Bredehoft, pharmacist, will discuss the Medicare drug program.


Students attend
engineering event
Students from Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School attended the annual KU Engineering Expo held on the Kansas University campus.
Sarah Bezek won first place in the Digital Logic competition and freshman Sarah Rommelfanger won third place. Bezek received a 128-megabyte flash drive and two infrared laser tag remotes for her prize. In the digital logic contest, contestants studied six different types of circuits, then translated equations into a series of circuits. Contestants were graded on how many correct circuits they created and how quickly they completed the test.
Freshman James Simmons and eighth graders Mason Johnson and Krista Seaman won first place in the Tower Building Contest which consisted of using five 3x5 note cards, five jumbo paper clips, two rubber bands and 12 inches of masking tape to make a tower at least three inches tall that could hold the most weight. The tower's strength was tested by placing increasing numbers of heavy textbooks on top of it. The Baldwin team's tower held 30 textbooks. Team members won their choice of flash drives or t-shirts as prizes.


Vinland Valley 4-H
Club reports minutes
The March meeting of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club was called to order by Spencer Wilson, president. Roll call was answered by "Who will win the Final Four?"
Kelly Baker read communications. Amy Stone and Lacey Hunsinger gave the council report. Sandy Stone and Cheryl Hunsinger gave leaders' reports. The sign-up sheet for concessions at the rabbit show was passed around. Members were asked to make chili and pies.
Camp forms are due by April 3. Volunteers were needed to attend the Clinton Eagles' meeting. The club approved fair awards. Amanda Miller, Brittnay George and Sara Shields presented a level one and two food talk. Casey George talked about Slice of Ag. and Amy Stone told about the shooting sports workshop she attended. Dalton Vesecky spoke on the space program. Lacey Vesecky and Bryson Clarke attended the meeting.
The April 3 meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Vinland Methodist Church. Host families are the Mock and Miller families.


BPW has scholarships
to be awarded
Baldwin Business and Professional Women has two scholarships to award by May.
The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Scholarship is for a woman who needs either additional non-degree training to improve her skills, or credits to complete a degree program in order to reenter the job market, to advance in her field, or to change careers. The applicant must be a woman of age 21 or over, a U.S. citizen and live within a 12-mile radius of Baldwin. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows she is enrolled in a course. A transcript of the applicant's most recent school records must accompany the completed application form.
The Violet Ford Scholarship-at-large is for a woman or man between the ages of 18-20, enrolled in a school for the betterment of her/his skills. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows they are enrolled in a course. For information or application contact Peggy Ford, (785) 594-3280. Applications must be submitted before May 1, 2006.


Washburn to host
Rotary academy
Washburn University's Leadership Institute is hosting the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy from June 4 to June 6.
Incoming sophomore and junior high students who are interested in developing their leadership potential can participate. Students will live at the Living Learning Center on campus. Participants are selected and sponsored by the Rotary club.
Applications are available now. Interested students should contact their school counselors, their local Rotary Club or the Washburn Leadership Institute. Visit http://www.washburn.edu/leadership/academy or call (785) 620-2001.

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