Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

Baldwin briefs

December 16, 2004

Trails UM Men to

gather for breakfast

The Trails United Methodist Men will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday for breakfast at Ives Chapel Fellowship Hall. The organization composed of men from Ives Chapel and Clearfield will discuss service oriented projects.

Faith Tracks groups

to visit Vintage Park

Children, youth and adult Sunday School groups involved in Faith Tracks are planning to take cookies and ornaments to Vintage Park Sunday at 9:30 a.m. They will sing songs and provide a skit.

Ives announces

special programs

During the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Ives Chapel, the choir will present a mini-cantata. The annual Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments, fellowship and a special visitor will follow the program.

Christmas Eve Communion and celebration worship will be available at Ives Chapel UMC at 7 p.m. The same service will be presented at Clearfield UMC at 11 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend these services.

Douglas County Extension

has annual meeting

The Douglas County Extension Council met Dec. 1 to

conduct its Annual Meeting and elect the Extension Executive Board

for 2005.

The officers elected for the coming year are: John Bradley

DVM, Chairperson; Bruce Flanders, Vice-Chairperson; Annette Larson, Secretary; and Sue Ashcraft, Treasurer. Other board members elected were: Cheryl Hunsinger, Frank Male, Gary Price, Lori Queen, and Rachel Purvis.

The "Extension Appreciation Award" presented each year by the Douglas County Extension Council, recognized Dr. Arthur Queen, for his many years of service to Extension. Retiring members from the Extension Council were presented with "Extension Recognition

Certificates" for their service and dedication to the Douglas County

Extension program. The council members recognized for completing

their term include: Jane Bireta, Nancy Friberg, Debra McCandless, Dan Nagengast and Joan Reiber.

For close to a century, K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County has fulfilled the mission upon which the land-grant

universities were founded: educating people. The mission continues to be helping individuals, families, groups, businesses, and

organizations by providing practical, research-based information

through quality educational programs.

S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club

reports minutes

The S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club met at the United Methodist Church in Wellsville. Garland Miller, president, called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by what members wanted for Christmas.

There were 23 members and four visitors present. Minutes were read and approved. Melanie Jones presented the treasurer's report and Elizabeth Yardley gave the reporter's report. Diane Wingert gave the leaders' report on county-wide square dancing and reported there were still committee volunteers needed. Canned goods and donations were discussed.

Anna Neis spoke on her food's project, Amelia Yardley spoke on her garden project and Curtis Kunard demonstrated his archery project. The meeting was adjourned. Abigail Reese led a game. Snacks were served.

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