Baldwin in brief
Maple Leaf Quilt Guild
to have meeting
The Maple Leaf Quilt Guild will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, Baldwin City. The Blockheads of Ottawa will present the program. For more information, call Kathy Davids, (785) 841-3949.
Ives Chapel plans
Ives Chapel UM Church will host a Mexican Fiesta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at the church. After Sunday School and worship services, a Mexican meal will be served, while visuals are shown. There will be a piÃ±ata for the children in the afternoon and Drew Symes will share his Mexico Work Camp experience.
Vinland Cemetery sets
The annual meeting of the Vinland Cemetery Association will be at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Vinland United Methodist Church. The public is welcome to attend.
Friends to discuss
The Friends of the Library will be reviewing "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the Baldwin Library. Discussion leader will be Ruth Dickinson. The book is available at Raven Bookstore or other bookstores. It may also be available at area libraries. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.
Citizen of the Week
Jenna VonBargen has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. VonBargen, 7, is in Jean Reimer's first grade class. Her parents are Tom and Robin and her sister is Kaylee. Her friends include Katie, Morgan, Paige and Hannah. She likes to play veterinarian, brush her dogs and collect rocks.
Tractor Safety Course
The Tractor Safety Course will be April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension Office at the fairgrounds in Lawrence. This training is required by law for those 14 and 15 years of age who will be operating a tractor on a farm owned by anyone other than their parent or legal guardian. The cost for the training is $10. Registration may be made at the Douglas County Extension office. It is helpful, but not necessary, for students to pick up the workbook prior to class.
Artist, lecture series
to host speaker
The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will feature William Dorman, professor, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Owens AV Room. Dorman will appear as the Milford White Endowed Lecture's featured speaker. The topic will be "Journalism After Sept. 11: War, Peace and the News Media" and will center on whether journalists influence Washington's policymakers, issues of nationalism and whether journalistic ethics and intentions are any match for the economic forces at work on the media industry. He is an expert on Middle East politics and has written on foreign affairs and press performance. Tickets for the event will be available at the door or by calling 594-8421. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The public is encouraged to attend.
Sausage, pancake supper
to benefit Vinland Fair
The annual Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper to benefit the Vinland Fair is set for Saturday, March 15, in the Vinland Fair Exhibit Building. Serving is from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Preparations for the event, which annually draws around 375 people, are underway.
Community volunteers are needed to assist the fair board members with the set-up scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday and again at 9 a.m. March 15, the day of the supper.
Senior Meals Program
to have march
The Senior Meals Program at Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. in cooperation with Hy-Vee will have a March For Meals on March 29 in Lawrence. The 5K March will raise funds to help provide meals for senior citizens in Douglas County. Check-in will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at Hy-Vee on Clinton Parkway. For information or to volunteer to help, call Kim or Mary at (785) 842-0543.
KU seminar focuses
on new businesses
The KU Small Business Development Center will present a new startup seminar "The Right Start: A group counseling session for start-ups," on Thursday.
The seminar, led by Curt Clinkinbeard the Regional Director of the KU-KSBDC, will feature a discussion on various issues to consider when starting a business. Topics include resources for starting a company, business planning, financing, marketing, recordkeeping, and insurance and tax topics. The seminar will be located at the KU-SBDC offices at 734 Vermont, Suite 104 in Lawrence and will run from 4 to 6p.m. There is no charge for the seminar, however, an optional resource manual is available for $25.00.
Pre-registration is encouraged at (785) 843-8844 or stop by the KU-SBDC office to register. Seating is limited.
Clearfield to have
Clearfield United Methodist Church will have a pancake supper Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. served by the United Methodist Men's Group. Clearfield is seven miles south of Eudora on Highway 1061. Free will donations will be accepted.