Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

November 22, 2006

Verhaeghe gains
Baker scholarship
Kelsey Verhaeghe, a Baldwin High School senior, has been awarded Baker University's Presidential Scholarship.
Presidential Scholarship recipients must meet two of the following three criteria: 28 ACT or 1,260 SAT, 3.75 grade-point average and top 10 percent class rank.

Student financial aid
available through local BPW

The Kansas Business and Professional Women's Education is offering several scholarships to college students of any age, sex, race, or ethnic background. non-traditional students are especially encouraged to apply.

The following scholarships are available by being recommended by Baldwin City BPW:
1) Undergraduate Scholarship-available to college sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in a four-year academic program at an accredited college or university;
2) Career Development Scholarship--available to individuals who are in a career and want to broaden their education and/or increase their earning abilities;
3) Career Preparation Scholarship--available to individuals enrolled in either a one or two-year academic/career/vocational/technical program which will qualify them for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year undergraduate program;
4) Dena Nigus Memorial Scholarship--available to junior, senior, or graduate student who is preparing to teach in the special education field in Kansas;
5) Dr. Sharon Wiber Young Careerist Scholarship--available to those who have represented their local BPW organization as a Young Careerist and to be used for coursework which would further enhance employable skills;
6) Elsie Borck Health Care Scholarship--available to individual who are of at least a college junior standing and preparing for a career in the health professions in Kansas or an individual who is in the health care profession and wishing to upgrade skills;
7) Carol Nigus Leadership Scholarship--available to individuals who are enrolled in a Kansas school of higher education and who have demonstrated an extensive record of public and community service and outstanding leadership potential;
8) Dr. LewAnn Schneider Individual Development Scholarship--available to individuals who have participated in the Individual Development course--contact your local BPW for further information regarding this program;
9) Mara Crawford Professional Development Scholarship--available to a woman who has been in the workforce for over five years, has serious family obligations and would like to pursue further education in order to better herself and her family.

An interest-free loan is also available from the Foundation to an individual who is a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age, and intends to enroll in a Kansas school of higher education.
For more information and an application, please contact: Baldwin City BPW scholarship chair, Peggy Ford, 785-594-3280; 292 E 1600 Rd. Baldwin City

KU students take class
to learn to volunteer
Forty-two University of Kansas students are taking a class this fall to prepare for volunteering during KU's winter break.
KU's student-run Alternative Winter Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that offer students a unique opportunity to make volunteer efforts part of their educational experience. They will work Jan. 6-13 with agencies in Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Texas that address such issues as healthcare, environmental preservation and rehabilitation, education and help for people with disabilities.
Participants include freshman Anna Marie Parr, daughter of James and Nancy Parr, Baldwin City, who is majoring in chemistry. Her destination is The Nature Conservancy at Tupelo, Miss., where they will plant trees, remove non-native species and repair some of the ecological damage caused by the hurricane.

Stroke clinic set for
Baldwin on Dec. 1
Residents living in and around the Baldwin City community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Baldwin City Library on Dec. 1. The site is located at 800 Seventh Street. Appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.
"I definitely believe Life Line Screening has given me a new lease on life. Thank you," said Dr. David W. Minard, Elkhorn, Neb.
All four screenings take less than an hour to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. Sign-up for a complete vascular package; include the osteoporosis screening and pay only $129.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of vascular screenings. Over 75 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your local community, bringing the screenings to you. These non-invasive, inexpensive and painless, ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-registration is required.

Vinland Valley 4-H
Club reports meeting
Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vinland Methodist Church for the award dinner, installation of officers and parents' night. Sandy Stone opened the meeting. Roll call was parents' names. Jeanne Emory read minutes.
The club voted to keep the Maple Leaf booth and concessions at the Capital City Rabbit Show. Officers were installed: Amy Stone, president; Bailey Brown, vice president; Misty Emory, secretary; Kelly Baker, corresponding secretary; Jennifer Tuley, treasurer; Brittany George, reporter; Melissa Emory, parliamentarian; Regan Zaremba, song leader; Christopher Brown and Brad Sheilds, rec leaders; Lacey Hunsinger and Connor Nottingham, council reps.
Guests were Jerred Miller, Brian and Bryson Clarke, Alex and Annie Alsup and Alyssa and Heather Zaman. The December meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 for caroling at Vintage Park followed by the business meeting and cookie exchange.

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