Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

March 1, 2007

Williams, local office
receive honors
Reece & Nichols Premier Realty in Baldwin City, Krystal Williams, broker, was recently honored at the Reece & Nichols Alliance, Inc. 2006 Awards Ceremony held Feb. 15 at the Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood. Reece & Nichols Premier Realty was a recipient of the Rising Star Award, given to an office that exceeds the organizational business goals for the year.
Currently, Reece & Nichols Alliance, Inc. has 39 member offices across the region in communities ranging from St. Joseph to Ottawa, and Junction City to Jefferson City.
Reece & Nichols Alliance, Inc. is part of HomeServices of America (A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate), a company with more than 21,000 agents operating in over 400 branch offices in 19 states; Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

First UM Church
hosts prayer day
World Day of Prayer, sponsored by United Methodist Women, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Ruth Dickinson will present the program. Community members are welcome to attend.

Lions Club to
have meeting
The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park Center.

Diabetes support group
to meet Monday
The Baldwin City Diabetes Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin City Public Library. Contact Marcia Treat at (785) 594-6460 for information.

ABWA schedule
area meeting
The Marais Des Cygnes Network of the American Business Women's Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frontier Farm Credit. All area women are welcome to attend.

Organizational meeting
set for knitting group
There will be an organizational meeting of the new Baldwin Knitting Group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Espress Yourself. The group is open to all knitters.
No lessons are planned, but it is hoped that members will share their expertise with new knitters. Bring knitting to do during the meeting. For information, call Nancy Brown, 594-7592.

Masons schedule
annual breakfast
Palmyra Lodge No. 23 will have its annual Biscuit and Sausage Gravy Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 10 at the Masonic Temple, 807 High St.
Tickets are available from lodge members or at the door. Donations will be used to support charitable activities.

Education foundation
to host breakfast
The Baldwin Education Foundation is hosting a State of the District Breakfast that is a benefit for the foundation at 7 a.m. March 15 at the Baker University Union.
Supt. Paul Dorathy will speak and Baldwin High School musicians will entertain. The Innovative Project Grants awarded by the foundation each fall to USD 348 faculty will be highlighted.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the district office, the junior high office and MidAmerica Bank. Sponsorships are available. Contact Kathy Gerstner, executive director of the foundation, at (785) 594-2721.

BJHS sponsors musical
auction, book fair
Baldwin Junior High School will have an eighth grade musical, "Disco Knights" with a basket auction and book fair at 6:30 p.m. March 14. The community is welcome to attend.

First-ever meeting
set at arts center
The first-ever meeting of the Lumberyard Arts Center, Inc. will be at 7 p.m. March 15, at the center, 718 High St. It is hoped to become an annual event.
Election of officers and by-law amendments will be discussed and voted on. The meeting is open to the public.

Simpson student
named to Dean's list
Rebecca Weaver was named to the Simpson College Dean's List for the fall 2006 semester. Weaver is a senior Art and Marketing major.
To be named to the Dean's List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Weaver is the daughter of Rick and Vickie Weaver, Baldwin City.

Deel presented
Westminster award
Chapin Deel was presented the most prestigious award given to graduating seniors, Outstanding Senior of the Year Award at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., by Westminster President Fletcher M. Lamkin, during graduation, May 2006.
Deel served as Grand Marshall of the senior honorary society, was a member of the Dean of Students Selection Committee and the Honor Commission. He was president of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and was an Executive Committee member of the Student Foundation and a member of the Focus on Teaching Committee.
Deel is the son of Roy and Connie Deel, Baldwin City.

Layton installed as
President of KVMA
Candace Layton, Baldwin City, was installed as the 2007 president of the Kansas Veterinary Medicine Association. She is a small animal surgeon at a center in Overland Park.
She earned her MS degree from Kansas State University in 1983 and was certified as a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988. She received the Norden Distinguished Teacher award at KSU in 1989 and served on the board of admissions for the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She is past president of the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association and is currently serving on the KSU Pet Trust Board.
Layton is married to Bill Inzer, a middle school teacher. They have two sons, Tyler and Austin and a daughter-in-law, Marcie, married to Tyler. Her mother, Jacque Layton, lives in Independence.

Vintage Park posts
good inspections
Vintage Park of Baldwin City has been recognized for providing quality long-term care by the Kansas Advocates for Better Care.
KABC receives actual deficiency statements from the Kansas Department on Aging regarding assisted living and licensed long-term care facilities. Vintage Park was included in a list of facilities having at least three zero-deficiency surveys in a row and was in compliance with KDA regulations.
Kansas Advocates for Better Care continues to be the only statewide consumer-based non-profit organization working to improve the quality of long-term care in Kansas. Visit the Web site at

Pioneer 4-H Club
reports minutes
The Pioneer 4-H Club was called to order by Sam Wilson, president. Roll call was taken.
Courtney Harris was nominated to be treasurer. Claire Blevins reported the county club meeting, National 4-H week, community service ideas and adding a charge for the 4-H Journal.
Valentines were made for the VA Hospital. The meeting was adjourned.

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