Archive for Thursday, May 28, 2009

Letters to the Editor

May 28, 2009

To the editor:

Baldwin School Board Members — Thank you so much for listening to your community members and responding with action. Your job is often a thankless one, and I know you've taken a lot of heat in the past month.

Well, here is one parent who is very thankful to have had her concerns heard and addressed...and I thank you.

Amanda Henry

Baldwin City

To the editor:

I was traveling on my motorcycle from Overland Park to my parents' farm in Baldwin on Saturday when suddenly I got a flat tire. I was just west of the John Deere dealership. Police officer Chad Rine stopped to see if he could assist me. He was very helpful and in fact, he even helped me load the cycle into his personal truck so I could take it to my parents' farm.

Baldwin City is fortunate to have an officer like Rine on its police force. He puts the “Serve” in “Protect and Serve.” I would also like to thank my dad, mom, Steve Coon and Taylor for their help. Each of them helped me get the Memorial weekend off to a great start.

Galen Jardon

Overland Park

To the editor:

I would like to thank the Baldwin Community Arts Council for enabling me to purchase frames for the Baldwin High School students’ art work that was entered into Frontier League Art Competition on May 6. Thanks, BCAC, for all you’ve done for our schools and students and teachers!

As the BCAC’s secretary for the past three years, I have been impressed by the volunteers who pull together in the name of art and the city of Baldwin. We have some Art Walks coming up that we hope will bring people together for some fun

June 10 – 6:30 p.m. BCAC Annual Meeting and potluck dinner at Three Sisters Inn. Everyone should bring chairs, blankets and a covered dish. Barbecue and live music will be provided. New members are welcome.

June 19 – 7 –9 p.m. Downtown Baldwin City, Artists are invited to display and sell their work; “Blind Date” will be performing, Tom Wilson will demonstrate throwing on the potter’s wheel; (“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” will also be going on, and the movie “Cars” will be shown outdoors at 9 p.m.)

July 17 –7 – 9 p.m. Community Band Concert and Ice Cream Social; Artists are invited to display and sell their work

August 21 - 7-9 p.m. Fibers Art Walk, featuring quilters and textile artists

Sept. 18 - 7-9 p.m. Cuppa Java BCAC fundraiser with ceramic coffee mugs created by area students & artists for sale

These events will also have musicians performing l, and Patron’s Awards and Peoples’ Choice Awards given at each event! Please mark your calendars!

We are always looking for new members, artists, and ideas! Write us at P.O. Box 542, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0542 or e-mail us at

Sheryl Drew

BHS Art Teacher and BCAC Secretary


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