Baldwin in brief
Fourth annual chili
supper to be held
Palmyra Lodge No. 23 will have its Fourth Annual Chili Supper Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 807 High. Donations of $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12 are suggested. Proceeds will be used for charitable projects such as sponsorship of a high school band student to the annual Kansas Shrine All-Star football game.
The Scout-Rotary Chili Feed will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Baldwin Junior High School. Tickets are $5.
Historical society to
have annual meeting
The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m., Sunday in Fellowship Hall at Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be provided. The business meeting and election of officers will be held. Special speaker will be Kerry Altenbernd, president of Blackjack Battlefield Trust. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Library to have
The Baldwin City Library will have an amnesty week Feb.1-7. During this week no fines will be charged on returned overdue materials and no questions will be asked.
scheduled by BCAC
The Baldwin Community Arts Council will host the 16th annual chocolate auction Feb. 8 at the BHS commons area. The area will open at 1 p.m. with the auction beginning at 2 p.m. Works of art will be offered for sale, tables of chocolate items for silent bidding and the children's table will be available. Included with the $1 donation is a chance to win one of many door prizes. Refreshments will be served.
Swine project club
The Douglas County Swine Project Club will meet Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in building two at the Douglas County Fair Grounds. The club will discuss upcoming swine shows, events and educational meetings. New officers will be elected. All 4-H'ers enrolled in the swine project are encouraged to attend.
First UM Church hosts
annual prayer meeting
Baldwin First United Methodist Church hosted the 2004 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18. Present for the observance were 26 individuals representing six faiths. The Rev. Pam Morrison welcomed those present and expressed gratitude for those assisting in the service. The Rev. Fred Craig, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, gave a testimony of his life-long involvement and the importance of continuing the observance. The offering taken went to the community food bank.
Vinland Valley 4-H
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at the Vinland Elementary School. Roll call was answered by least favorite football team. The program, presented by Callie Fife, was about chickens.
Diane Niehoff, Baldwin City, was one of 42 who attended the 12th annual Retreat for Rural Leaders at Valley Falls. The Kansas Sampler Foundation hosted economic development directors, free-lance writers, bed-and-breakfast owners and volunteers.