Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, will stop in Newton during her Southern Plains Tour this fall.

Cinda Baxter coming to Newton, presenting ‘The 3/50 Project’

Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, will stop in Newton during her Southern Plains Tour this fall.
All area businesses are invited Oct. 12 to the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court in Newton. A brief “meet and greet” will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation at 7 p.m. The Newton Chamber encourages community members to take this opportunity to meet Baxter and hear her speak on The 3/50 Project as a tool to advance the local economy, with particular emphasis on independent businesses.
Baxter will present “The 3/50 Project: Building Business from the Ground Up.” Relying on the simple premise “pick 3, spend 50, save your local economy,” The 3/50 Project exploded onto the national stage as a way to help brick-and-mortar businesses reclaim consumer dollars in a positive, effective manner, a news release stated. Learn about how the project came to be, what it’s grown into today, and how companies can use it to strengthen their own business. To learn more about Baxter and The 3/50 Project, visit
The cost to attend is $20 per person. To register for the event, visit and select “Cinda Baxter presents…” from the Quicklinks on the left side of the screen. Information on how to be an event co-sponsor also is available on the site. If you have other questions regarding this event, call 283-2560.

Newton Young Professionals to host fund-raiser in October

Newton Young Professionals will host their third annual wine-and-beer-tasting fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Meridian Center in Newton.
“It will be an elegant evening of wine and beer, fine food, music and conversation,” a news release stated. The event also will include a silent auction of gift baskets made from items donated by area businesses and other NYP supporters.
Proceeds from the evening’s activities will help Newton Young Professionals provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, networking and community service for 21- to 40-year-olds in the Newton area.

New physician to join Associates in Women’s Health in Newton

Angela S. Holdeman, M.D., has joined Associates in Women’s Health, PA. She began seeing patients recently at the Newton office.  
Holdeman is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and recently completed her residency training at The University of Kansas, Wichita campus. She loves taking care of women of all ages and walks of life, a news release stated.
Holdeman is a graduate of Newton High School and Kansas State University, as well as The University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her husband, Dr. Troy Holdeman, is a family physician in Newton. They have one son, Owen.   
Associates in Women’s Health provides a full range of women’s health services in Newton. Holdeman will join the obstetrics and gynecologic team consisting of Dr. Michael N. Bates, Dr. Kent R. Bradley, Dr. Brenda Harkins and Dr. Emily Webb. Marilyn Miller, ARNP, and Deb Wendt, ARNP. Dr. Julie Elder provides internal medicine services for women through Associates in Women’s Health in Newton, as well.  

‘Mpower’ event on Wednesday

There will be an “Mpower” event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak St.
At this month’s session, attendees will be given the opportunity to have a low-cost website created through Flint Hills Design; participate in a discussion with Steve Wycoff, Facebook expert, on best marketing practices and how to set up or improve your own Facebook page; and learn about the fundamentals of QR codes.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, call 283-2560 or email