Prairie City Cemetery
sets annual meeting
The Prairie City Cemetery Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of John Jackson, 1305 N. 200 Rd.
Trails UM Men
To host supper
The Trails United Methodist Men are hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church. Dessert will be provided by the ladies of Ives Chapel and Clearfield churches.
A free will offering will be taken. Proceeds will go to fund youth summer camp participation and mission work.
The Baker University Orchestra will present "Peter and the Wolf, A Musical Tale for Children," by Prokofieff at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Rice Auditorium.
Bruce Woodruff, theater professor at Baker, will narrate the story as different instruments and sections of the orchestra depict the characters. Lori McKinney will direct the orchestra. There is no admission fee.
Clearfield -- Ives youth
The Clearfield -- Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Ives Chapel UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grades are invited.
at Baptist Temple
"Gospel Pick'en" begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Evening services, teen group and kids' programs are available at 6 p.m. Sundays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple.
Bible study and T-N-T are at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. Certified nursery attendants will be available to care for children. Community members are welcome to attend all events.
Lighthouse Baptist Temple has a dinner the last Sunday of each month following Sunday worship services. Everyone is welcome.
Ives Chapel to
have family reunion
The Ives Chapel Family Reunion will be April 2. During the 11 a.m. worship service, special recognition will be given to graduates of various schools and students who are being promoted to junior high school.
A potluck dinner and fellowship time will begin around noon. Meat will be furnished, families are asked to bring casseroles, vegetables, salad or dessert. Community members are welcome to attend.
Lighthouse to have
Phil and Pam Morgan will be special guests at the April 2 morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Temple. Community members are welcome to attend.
A speaker is available to inform organizations of the progress, concept, mission and plans concerning the Lumberyard Arts Center Project.
If there is interest in having someone speak to an organization or group, please contact Sandy Cardens, 594-4261, or Diane Niehoff, 594-3244.
Art students get
Hestia Study Club sponsored local students at the annual Second District Fine Arts Festival March 4 held at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.
Baldwin Junior High School students from Marsene Feldt's art classes who received recognition were Lacey Langreth, top blue, advancing to state level competition at McPherson; Paris Nottingham, third place; John Robbs, Tamara Wray, Brit Schroeder, Tony Weiss, Nicollette Haskell and Carson Barnes, honorable mention. Annie Parr, Baldwin High School senior, participated in the music auditions and received a certificate enabling her to compete at state level auditions in piano at McPherson.
S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club
Daniel Reese, president of S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club, called the March meeting to order. Roll call was answered by favorite Olympic sport. Minutes were approved.
Melanie Jones gave the treasurer's report. Denise Lowe gave the leader's report. Dean Kerr gave the project leader's report on a rocketry meeting. Chris Kerr reported for the food project members. Denise Lowe reported on cookbook sales.
Two project talks were given, one by Claire Wingert on her foods project and one by Clayton Culley on his pet project. Deaven Miller demonstrated his archery project and Elizabeth Reese gave a peanut butter jar talk.
After adjourning, Abigail Reese led members in a game. Refreshments were served by the Lee and Miller families.
Hestia Study Club
Hestia Study Club met at the home of Marlene Courtney. Members will assist the Lumberyard Arts Center Project offering an on-call, ongoing basis. The program included a book review of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith, and a book exchange.
Work day Saturday
at Black Jack park
There will be a volunteer workday, weather permitting, at the Black Jack Battlefield this Saturday, March 25, between 9:00 am and 3:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help clear brush, small trees, and debris from the battlefield in preparation for the battle's sesquicentennial commemoration activities on June 2-3 of this year.
Volunteers should wear sturdy work clothes and footwear, and bring gloves. In addition, tools such as rakes and pitchforks will be useful, as well as gas powered hand tools such as brush cutters and chain saws.
Volunteers should come to the Robert Hall Pearson Memorial Park at the intersection of Douglas County roads 2000E and 175N, southwest of the Ivan Boyd Prairie Preserve approximately 3 miles southeast of Baldwin City and 1/4 mile south of US Highway 56.
For more information, visit http://www.blackjackbattlefield.org or e-mail email@example.com.
pancake feed set
The Vinland Fair Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper, will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vinland Fairgrounds.
About 375 are expected to attend the supper which benefits the annual fair scheduled for Aug. 10, 11 and 12.
Vinland Grange members who founded the 99-year-old fair, began the benefit supper to raise money to support the fair. The suppers, usually scheduled for
Ground Hog Day, Feb. 2, were served to over-flow crowds in the Vinland Grange Hall, now owned by the Santa Fe Historical Association.
For the past 15 years, the supper has been prepared and served in the exhibit building on the fairgrounds by the Vinland Fair Association board members and
other community volunteers. The kitchen facilities and equipment are considerably updated, but the tradition of sausage made from entire hog carcasses continues.
Night of 1,000 Stars
is set for April 4
The annual Night of 1,000 Stars will be at the Baldwin City Library on April 4 at 7 p.m. for a night of good fun the entire family will enjoy.
Kindergarten through third grade children and their parents are invited to come and listen to some of the best storytellers in the land read from some of the best books found in the library. Kids wearing pajamas is acceptable and the evening will conclude by 8 p.m.
Flory to compete
in Angus show
MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin City, Kansas, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2006 Western Regional Junior Angus Show in Reno, Nevada, April 21-22, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the American Angus AssociationSM.
MacKenzie, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is one of 81 young Angus breeders who have entered a total of 206 head to compete for championship honors.
Cara Ayres, Stevensville, Montana, will judge divisions for bred-and-owned heifers, bred-and-owned bulls, heifers owned by the exhibitor, steers and cow-calf pairs.
The Western Regional Junior Angus Show is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the Western States Angus Association. It is one of seven junior Angus shows the national organization sponsors each year for its more than 10,000 active junior Angus members in the United States.
Local horses, riders
fare well in Expo
Four Haflingers from LMP Farm in Baldwin City, participated in The Mane Challenge at the Nebraska Horse Expo in Lincoln, Neb., March 10-12.
The Mane Challenge is a fun, team competition designed to showcase the versatility of different horse breeds. Ten teams of up to four horses entered the competition, representing the following breeds: Haflinger, Quarter Horse, Paint, Pinto, Tennessee Walker, Appaloosa, Draft, and three teams of grade or mixed breed horses.
Each horse was required to compete in at least two of the five classes: halter, English or Western pleasure, trail, pleasure driving and a stakes race. Peggy Keller, Baldwin City, and Stalone "Rocky" LMP competed in English pleasure, trail and the stakes race. Radie Keller, 10, also of Baldwin City, competed on Lizer Jane LMP in halter and English pleasure. Rachel Martinez, Leavenworth, and Cadillac MCHF competed in halter and pleasure driving. Valerie Wolf, Lincoln, Neb., and Where's Waldo LMP competed in trail, pleasure driving and the stakes race. All four Haflingers were raised and started their training at LMP Farm.
The Haflinger team placed third overall. Radie Keller and Lizer placed first in halter out of 20 horses. Wolf and Waldo placed second and Martinez and Cadillac placed fifth in pleasure driving.