Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

March 30, 2006

BHS After Prom
donations sought
The Baldwin High School After Prom committee is reminding businesses or parents that are wanting to make a donation and have forgotten about it, it needs to be in by Wednesday to the BHS office.
Prom is April 8 and After Prom will be held at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence. After Prom will be from midnight to 3 a.m. with set up at 11 p.m. Parents willing to help out should call Nancy Helm at 594-6660 or Kim Heckathorne at 594-3354.


District meetings set
for United Methodists
Baldwin First United Methodist Church has announced an Evening Spring District Meeting on April 6 at Lawrence Central UMC, 19th and Massachusetts, Lawrence. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 8:30 to 9 p.m.
A Morning Spring District Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through noon on April 8 at Mound City United Methodist Church, Mound City.


Baldwin Library has
information update
Friends of the Baldwin City Library has purchased a map cabinet in memory of Katharine Kelley to hold historical maps. The maps will be enclosed in plastic covers.
The library has purchased a Microfilm/Fiche, Reader/Printer with donations from Katharine Kelley's memorial. Baldwin newspapers are on file from 1883 to 1996.
The library has wireless connection for internet access.
A card is available that will provide access to Novelist, an online database that lists fiction titles. Patrons can search for books by author, series, key word or describing a book.
The Kansas Library Card is a free service of the Kansas Library Network Board, the Kansas State Library and the University of Kansas Medical Center. The card makes available Infotrac First Search, Sirs Discover, Heritage Quest and more. The card is available at the Baldwin City Library.


Pioneer 4-H Club
reports minutes
The February meeting of Pioneer 4-H Club was called to order by Mark Jehle, president. Roll call was answered by the name of a U.S. President and why they were remembered. The treasurer's report was given by Quentin Capra. Kayla Blevins gave the reporter's report. Sam Wilson and Mark Jehle reported on the county council meeting. The horse clinic will be April 1 and 2. County camp will be June 3-6. Three Pioneer 4-H Club members were in the Food Fair Chorus that took Top Purple at club day and regionals. Members were Katelynn Pratt, Claire Belvins and Kayla Blevins. Elizabeth Rudman told about the box she decorated and Allyssa Rudman spoke on her swimming competition. The meeting was adjourned.


Scholarships to be
awarded to students
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will select two Baldwin High School students, one male and one female, to receive $1,000 scholarships for post-high school educations.
The award is offered to juniors with honorable mention or higher academic standing who have participated in youth activities in the community. Applicants must fill out a form and write a short essay. Applications are available in the counseling office at BHS.
Completed applications can be mailed to PO Box 564, Baldwin City, Attention: Boyd Maple Leaf Scholarship. Applications must be received by April 17 to be considered. Award recipients will be announced at BHS Awards Assembly in May.


Vinland Cemetery
Clean-up is Saturday
The Vinland Cemetery will have a clean-up on Saturday, at 9 a.m.
All volunteers will be welcome. Bring appropriate tools.


Work day Saturday
at Black Jack Park
There will be a volunteer workday, weather permitting, at the Black Jack Battlefield this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 volunteers@blackjackbattlefield.org.


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.


Ladies of Lighthouse
to attend retreat
The ladies of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will attend a retreat April 7 and 8 in Emporia. For information call the church, 594-4101.


Baldwin Library has
information update
Friends of the Baldwin City Library has purchased a map cabinet in memory of Katharine Kelley to hold historical maps. The maps will be enclosed in plastic covers.
The library has purchased a Microfilm/Fiche, Reader/Printer with donations from Katharine Kelley's memorial. Baldwin newspapers are on file from 1883 to 1996.
The library has wireless connection for internet access.
A card is available that will provide access to Novelist, an online database that lists fiction titles. Patrons can search for books by author, series, key word or describing a book.
The Kansas Library Card is a free service of the Kansas Library Network Board, the Kansas State Library and the University of Kansas Medical Center. The card makes available Infotrac First Search, Sirs Discover, Heritage Quest and more. The card is available at the Baldwin City Library.


Pioneer 4-H Club
reports minutes
The February meeting of Pioneer 4-H Club was called to order by Mark Jehle, president. Roll call was answered by the name of a U.S. President and why they were remembered. The treasurer's report was given by Quentin Capra. Kayla Blevins gave the reporter's report. Sam Wilson and Mark Jehle reported on the county council meeting. The horse clinic will be April 1 and 2. County camp will be June 3-6. Three Pioneer 4-H Club members were in the Food Fair Chorus that took Top Purple at club day and regionals. Members were Katelynn Pratt, Claire Belvins and Kayla Blevins. Elizabeth Rudman told about the box she decorated and Allyssa Rudman spoke on her swimming competition. The meeting was adjourned.

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