Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Baldwin in brief

November 5, 2003

First United Methodist

Women host dinner

The Baldwin First United Methodist Women will host their annual Holiday Turkey Dinner Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. There will be turkey, ham and all the trimmings with homemade pies for dessert. Free will donations will be accepted with proceeds going to mission outreach projects.

Christmas items

needed for gift shop

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 228 is collecting Christmas gift items for Veterans at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center at Leavenworth. The gifts will be made available to the Veterans to be sent to family members for Christmas gifts. Needed are items such as shirts, sweaters, gloves, toys, games, socks, blankets, pillow cases, kids' clothes, jewelry and billfolds.

Also needed are cheer items for the Veterans such as socks, toothpaste, tooth brushes, pens, tissues, cards, notepads and ball caps. Cookies are needed, as many as you can bake. Items can be taken to Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh St., by Nov. 15.

FCA and Club 121

host youth rally

The Santa Fe Trail chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Club 121 are hosting an area-wide youth rally on Sunday, Nov.16 at 5 p.m. at the Overbrook Christian Church. The rally is a non-denominational gathering of junior high and high school students from all around the area. Christian recording artist, Roger Cooper, will be in concert. Other bands performing are Transit and Once a Traitor. Jason Bruno will share his testimony. For more information, contact the church office at (785) 665-7117. There is no admission charge for the rally. The church is located on the eastern edge of Overbrook on U.S. Highway 56.

Veterans and families

to have potluck

The American Legion and Auxiliary Unit will host a Veterans Day potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Legion Hall, 803 High St. All Veterans and their families are welcome.

Evening Circle to

gather at Ives Chapel

The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Fellowship Hall. Gretchen Brumm is hostess. Program leaders are Brumm and Carol Taul. Taul will lead devotions. Plans will be made for the annual nativity display and bake sale and for the 2004 program book.

Chapter CK of PEO

has meeting

Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Delma Hitchcock. Morilla Fethergill presided and presented the program. The next meeting will be Tuesday at the home of Alice Ann Russell. Charlene Potter will present the program.


reunion reported

The Newland-Rockhold reunion was Oct. 12 at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City with 79 in attendance. Relatives came from Baldwin City, Lawrence, Ottawa, Perry, Centropolis, Topeka, Mound City, Stilwell, Olathe, Basehor, Springfield, Mo., Lee's Summit, Mo., Peculiar, Mo., Kansas City, Mo., St. Louis, Mo., Oklahoma City, Okla., Moore, Okla., and Sapulpa, Okla., Moulton, Iowa, Gentry, Ark., and Dallas, Texas. Wilma Rockhold was the oldest and Riley Coates, daughter of Dan and Jennifer Coates, was the youngest. Two new members were present, Rachel LeCompte and Jerry Ann McKay. Those present were descendents from George Anthony and Sarah Ann (Bridges) Newland and George Andrew and Elizabeth Ann (Dixon) Rockhold.

Scouts to collect

food Saturday

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be picking up sacks of donated food items for local food pantries Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. If your donation has not been picked up by 11 a.m., please call the Boy Scout Cabin, 594-2130

Second house concert

set for Sunday

After a successful first Baldwin area house concert, a second one has been organized at the home of Betty and Jack Bashaw. David LaMotte, an award-winning singer/songwriter from North Carolina, will be the featured artist. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 594-7449 or e-mail It is requested that reservations be made, as seating is limited.

Humane Society offers

free carnival

The Lawrence Humane Society will have a free carnival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21. Admission is free. There will be programs on animal education and booths offering care products, children's games and entertainment, food and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit abandoned and abused animals. For more information, call (785) 843-6835.

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