Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

May 17, 2007

BHS announces plans
for finals schedule
Baldwin High School has announced its finals schedule plans for the last two
days of school.
On Tuesday, students will take finals in class periods 1, 3, 5 and 7. On Wednesday, students will take finals in class periods 2, 4 and 6. On Wednesday, a lunch will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and students will be released at that time.
Parents should make arrangements for their child to be picked up if they need transportation.
The busses will still run at their regular time at 3:20 p.m. If a student is not able to be picked up by 1 p.m., the parents should notify the school office at 594-2725 or email to

USD 348 board
sets special meeting
The Baldwin City USD 348 Board of Education will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the district office, 708 Chapel St.

Library launches
summer reading program
Super sleuths and daring detectives are invited to join Get a Clue @ Your Library, the 2007 Summer Reading Program at Baldwin City Public Library. The program is open to young people preschool through young adult. Families can join the Read-to-Me program. Registration begins May 29 in the library activity room. For more information, call the library, 594-3411 or visit All programs are free and all children are welcome.

Relay for Life to have
team captain meeting
Douglas County Relay for Life will have a team captains' meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 24 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital's auditorium.

ECKAN Agency to
distribute food
ECKAN Agency will distribute food to eligible Douglas County commodity participants from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City.

Men to have
prayer breakfast
The men of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will have a prayer breakfast Saturday at the church at 8:30 a.m. Area men are welcome to attend.

Friends sponsors
citywide sales
Friends of the Baldwin City Library are sponsoring citywide garage sales in Baldwin City June 2.
All participants must register and pay a fee at the library to be included in the directory. Forms are available at the library and Baldwin City Market. The registration fee entitles participants to a yard sign and a free copy of the directory.
Fees are $5 for an individual, $5 per family for multi-family sales and $20 for organizations. Forms and payments must be returned to the library by Wednesday. Send or drop off the form and payment to: Baldwin City Library, 800 Seventh St., Baldwin City, KS 66006. For additional information call the library, 594-3411.

Area students
receive scholarships
Missouri State University awarded 2,525 different scholarships to approximately 2,209 incoming students for the 2007-08 academic year. Students were selected based on their ACT scores, standing in their graduating class and leadership shown in community and school activities. Area students who received the scholarships are: Amanda Vander Tuig and Kelsey Verhaeghe, both of Baldwin City and Craig Moore, Wellsville.

Baldwin schedules
citywide cleanup
Baldwin's citywide cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at the power plant, 1100 Orange.
Items accepted will be manageable sizes of limbs and yard waste, trash and debris not picked up on regular schedule and recyclable metals, appliances, plastics and glass. Not accepted will be hazardous waste, commercial waste, contractor dumping and tires. Tires will be accepted for a small fee from 8 a.m. until noon at Tires and More, 131 Baker. Questions can be directed to 594-6907.

Appreciation noted
by tree board
The Baldwin City Tree Board thanks the community for participation in the annual tree fundraiser on May 5. More than 125 trees and shrubs found homes.
Currently trees are being planted along U.S. Highway 56 from Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center to the Industrial Park. The project is funded by the city.
The board anticipates some leftover trees that can be planted within city limits on city right-of-ways. Signup forms are available at Baldwin City Market, the banks and the library. The trees will be planted for residents but they must be watered for two years.

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