Archive for Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Baldwin in brief

October 8, 2003

Chili Feed and Auction

sponsored by Rainbow

Rainbow Experience Preschool will have its annual chili feed and auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Primary Education Center cafeteria, 700 Chapel. Stacy's Dance Studio will provide entertainment. Availab le at the auction will be a handmade quilt, an 8x10 Joe Montana Chiefs collector card, a 1998-99 autographed KU basketball, a DVD player, a child's chair and a handmade table. Tickets are available at the door. They are $5 for adults, $3 children, 3 and u nder are free.

Historical society

schedules picnic

The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society annual picnic will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Black Jack Cabin. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish and your tableware. Foldin g chairs will be provided. The dinner will be followed by music with Matt Kirby, a program by Roger Boyd and a short business meeting to discuss plans for Maple Leaf involvement. The public is welcome to attend.

RWD No. 4 to

meet Tuesday

Rural Water D istrict No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

Seniors can attend

potluck and play cards

Seniors can get together on the first and third Fridays of each month a t the Senior Center for a potluck dinner that begins at 6 p.m. and then play cards after the dinner.

Ives Chapel UMW

to have meeting

The Ives Chapel UMW will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in Fellowship Hall. Jeroldene Martin is in charge of the program. The World Thank Offering will be taken and election of officers will be held. Karin Constantinescu is hostess.

Pies to be sold

At Maple Leaf

The American Legion Auxiliary will be selling pies at the Maple Leaf Festival again this year. This is the annual fundraiser for sending girls to Girls State and other Veteran benefits. The Legion Hall will be open from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 to receive pies. If anyone would like to donate pies, it would be greatly appreciated.

Friends of Library

to host b ook review

Cal Dickinson will lead a discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Public Library on "The Journals of Lewis and Clark." The public is welcome to attend.

Share your quilt at

Maple Leaf show

The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show is looking for quilts to display at the 31st Annual Quilt Show at the Festival Oct.18 and 19. It is not a judged show, just an opportunity to display your quilt in a secured area. There is no fee to enter quilts. They may be brought to the Baldwin Elementary School gym. on Friday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. or dropped off at Quilter's Paradise the week before the show. Information is available at or contact Judy Masur at (785) 979-8346.

Taul to show

animals at expo

Katy Taul, Baldwin City, has entered two Brown Swiss cows in the dairy division of the 30th annual North American International Livestock Exposition which is recognized as the world's largest purebred livestock show with more than 21,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awar ds. Scheduled for Nov. 8-21, the event takes place at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

Kalli Keen called the Pioneers 4-H Club meeting to order. The club discussed having a hayrack ride. New offi cers were selected. A slide show was presented by delegates who attended the 2003 Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. The next meeting is Oct. 27 at the Wilsons.

Halford serving on

homecoming cabinet

Adam Halford, son of Mark and bobbi Hal ford, Baldwin City, is among six students who are serving on the Northwestern College Homecoming Cabinet. The cabinet plans homecoming activities which include a week long schedule of special student and alumni events that lead up to the coronation of the homecoming king and queen.

BHS graduate enrolled

at Washburn Unviersity

Ashlea D. Abel, a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School, is enrolled as a freshman at Washburn University, Topeka.

Evan Durnal receives

fraternity scholarship

The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund has awarded the $2,500 W. W. Wyckoff Scholarship-Leadership Award to Evan W. Durnal, an initiate of the Beta-Tau Chapter at Baker University, where he is a sophomore majoring in biology, with minors in history and chemistry. He served as house manager and chairman of the house maintenance committee in the chapter. On campus, he is a student government senator, serves on the students activities and internal affairs committees and is an admissions office assistant and a member of the varsity baseball team and the jazz band. Durnal is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and is on the Dean's List and maintains a 3.59 GPA. A 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School, he is the son of Betty Bullock and Chet Durnal. The Scholarship-Leadership Awards Commission made its awards based on academic performance, campus leadership and fraternity involvement.

Volunteers needed

for projects

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is pairing groups of volunteers with available projects for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 25, 2003. Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in the USA. For more information, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at (785) 865-5030 or email

BBB warns consumers

about scams

Consumers across the country have received emails saying personal information is needed to prevent an account from being shut down or to verify or update information. The email refers the consumer to a website that is phony but is similar to a legitimate one. The B etter Business Bureau reminds consumers to never release personal information to anyone who could be identity thieves. Contact the company referred to by phone using a number from your billing statement. Do not release personal information or account numb ers or balances to anyone. Contact the BBB at or call (785-232-0454.

Foreign lottery

usually a scam

The Better Business Bureau warns that lottery solicitations from foreign countries are usually a scam and generally violate federal law. Do not release personal information, account numbers or balances to anyone. If you receive a letter concerning lottery material from a foreign country, turn it over to your local postmaster. Contact the BBB at

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