At the invitation of Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Lynne Lammers, Baldwin High School senior, attended the 23rd Annual Governor's Scholars Award Program in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honored the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors.
"These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning. They've earned this honor, and I want to congratulate all of them on this achievement," Gov. Sebelius said. "We should also recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals."
The program is coordinated for the governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force and funded by donations from the Kansas Bankers Association and other private sector businesses in Kansas.
The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 23 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education. The following organizations are members of the task force: American Association of University Women, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas School Public Relations Association, Kansas State High School Activities Association and United School Administrators of Kansas.
Memorial Day services
set for Monday
Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Lloyd Beaton Post 228, American Legion, will host the services.
The ceremony will feature a guest speaker, the R.O.T.C. Color Guard and a Memory Bell to honor departed Veterans. Auxiliary Unit 228 will present the Memorial Wreath. Community members are welcome to attend. Post commander is John Hey.
Friends to sponsor
Friends of the Baldwin City Library will sponsor citywide garage sales Saturday, June 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Directories listing garage sale sites will be available to the general public at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the library for $1.
Arts center offers
The Lumberyard Arts Center will offer a free improvisational workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 1.
Annette Cook will conduct the workshop for girls in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. To reserve a space, call Linda Ballinger, 594-3194 or Sandy Cardens, 594-4261.
Lighthouse Baptist Temple has a dinner the last Sunday of each month following Sunday worship services. Everyone is welcome.
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.
The Baldwin City Public Library will sponsor its 2006 Summer Reading Program "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" for children preschool age through adult with programs, prize drawings, story hours and more.
Registration begins Wednesday in the library activity room from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call the library for more information at 594-3411 or visit www.baldwincitylibrary.org. All programs are free of charge.
to have fundraiser
Baldwin First United Methodist Church will begin a fundraiser to refurbish the church's organ used in many weddings, funerals, graduations and vespers.
A total of $49,000 is needed for the project. The church will gratefully welcome community participation in this fundraiser.
AARP to meet
American Association of Retired People will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lawrence Country Club. Susan Krumm, extension agent and writer of the cooking column in the Lawrence Journal-World, will be the program speaker. Call (785) 865-3787 for reservations.
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Baldwin library. The program will be quilt challenge judging. Bring items you no longer use, mark them with a price and help the guild treasury. Linda Michael will give the 10-minute tip. Guests are welcome to attend.
Pittsburg State University has announced 2006 graduates. Some of the graduates from this area are: Baldwin City -- Mandy Jo Moore, Bachelor of Business Administration; Jason Paul Curran, Bachelor of Science Technology; Jacob Michael Pittenger, Bachelor of Science Technology. Overbrook -- Curtis Alan Collinge, Bachelor of Business Administration. Wellsville -- Kory E. Casselman, Bachelor of General Studies; Andrew Kent Johnson, Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology; Ashley Nicole Wylie, Bachelor of Business Administration.
Class of 2006
Casey Coates, Baldwin City, was one of 335 students who graduated from Garden City Community College during commencement exercises.
Pioneer 4-H Club
Mark Jehle, president, called the monthly meeting of Pioneer 4-H Club to order. Roll call was answered by where to travel. Treasurer's and reporter's reports were given. County council reported a Bromelsick Memorial May 27. The club voted to record the flag salute for a radio station. Canned food items can be donated for the county food drive. Project talks and demonstrations were presented. The next meeting will be at the home of the Capras. The meeting was adjourned.