Baldwin in brief
ECKAN to distribute
food items locally
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin City on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the American Legion Hall, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Bring a sack or box for the items.
Ives Chapel plans
caroling to shut-ins
The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church is sponsoring "Caroling to Our Shut-ins" from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Anyone wishing to go along is welcome to meet at the church. Call Amy Wright for information. Rev. Lee McCleary, guest minister, will preach at 11 a.m. and the choir will present special music.
Austin Chavez named
Citizen of the Week
Austin Chavez has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Chavez, 7, is in Helene Gesink's second grade class. His mom is Stephanie Guerrero and his grandparents are Perry and Elaine. His friends include Trey, Callan, Royce and Jack. He likes to watch T.V. and spend time with his friends.
Ives Chapel UMW
to pack cheer boxes
Ives Chapel UMW will meet Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to pack cheer boxes to distribute to shut-ins. The program is "Mary: Woman of Courage, Power and Peace," led by Dolores Kaub. Officers are hosts.
Emporia State University has announced the election of Greek organization officers for the upcoming year. Andrea Irick, Baldwin City, was elected House Manager for Chi Omega.
Vinland Valley 4-H
Vinland Valley 4-H Club sang Christmas carols and presented residents with cards at the Baldwin Care Center. Members then went to the Vinland Elementary School for the meeting. Michael Moore, president, conducted the meeting. Members answered roll call for Lacey Hunsinger with their favorite snow activity. Bailey Brown gave a talk on Family Caucus. Sandy Stone presented the leader's report and reminded everyone about the Bromelsick Party, Animal Lock-in, Livestock Judging Expo and sign-up deadline for club days. Volunteers are needed for club days room monitors. Theresa Bateson gave a record book update. The clothing project set the date for the Adopt A Child. Nancy Baker asked Foods II to meet during the Christmas break. It was discussed and voted to meet at the Holidome for a swimming party in February. The club voted to purchase $50 storage containers. Christmas ornaments were made for the Baldwin City Christmas tree. Elizabeth Bartlow led the pledge and the motto. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Vinland Elementary School. The Wilsons and the Browns will host the meeting.
The Palmyra Township council meeting has been changed from Dec. 30 to Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palmyra Township building.
Copies of Maple Leaf
Festival are needed
Bob Newton would like to copy videotapes of the Festival. He has been asked by the Black Jack board of directors to prepare a video of the Festival to be used by charter bus companies.
Newton, of KLWN and the Jayhawks' television team, is seeking footage of the parade, trams, train, food and craft booths, Ron Nelson and the crowds in general. The video will be returned.
Contact Don Mueller at 594-2378 or 506 High St., Baldwin. Newton hopes to have the finished videos to bus tour promoters for use in January.