Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Baldwin in brief

June 24, 2004

CEF schedules

ice cream social

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The Community Emergency Fund is planning an ice cream social Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the green space next to the post office. The CEF provides funds to needy individuals and families within the Baldwin area for utilities, food, rent, medical and other needs. In 2003, $10,643 was disbursed to aid those in need. The funds available have now dropped to a little over $2,000. Donations will be accepted at the social or can be left at the Baldwin State Bank.

BCRC having

Family Fun Night

Baldwin City Recreation Commission is throwing a Family Fun Night pool party 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. There will be fun and games for the entire family. There are great prizes available. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and includes a hot dog and a drink.

Local student

receives degree

Amy M. Schmitz, Baldwin City, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., with a degree in BS-Finance: Financial Services.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

The Pioneers 4-H Club met at the home of the Keens. Those in the cat project need to have immunization forms turned in by July 17, Pet Day. State Fair information is on line. Swimming followed the meeting. The next meeting is at the Trowbridge/Allen home with a mini-fair and swimming.

BBB warns of

bogus award claims

The Better Business Bureau of NE Kansas warns that fraudulent calls from Canada are being made to area residents claiming that they have won $25,000. Before the money can be paid, the winner must pay a tax fee. The group is claiming to be registered with the BBB of Toronto. There is no BBB in Toronto. Call the BBB at (785) 232-0454 for information.

Lawrence Arts Center

presents play

The Lawrence Arts Center is presenting "The Three Muskateers" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdsay and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The center is located at 940 New Hampshire, Lawrence. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

Meeting to look at

election standards

There will be a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library to discuss Help America Vote Act of 2002 and the Kansas Election Standards.

States must be in full compliance with the Act by 2007. Kansas has already filed its state plan and published in 2002 a new set of election standards "to promote consistency in the election administration process across Kansas." Marni Penrod, Deputy County Clerk for Elections, will discuss how HAVA and the Kansas Election Standards will affect elections in Douglas County

Customer service focus

of business seminar

The KU Small Business Development Center will present a start-up business seminar entitled "WOW! Service: Delighting Customers for business owners and employees" on Wednesday.

The seminar is designed for the business owner (or employee), who wants to hone customer service skills. Keeping customers happy is an important foundation for success in any business. Increasing service level is a great way to grow profits. This seminar provides the perfect training opportunity for this.

The seminar will be at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce offices at 734 Vermont St., Lawrence, and will run from 1to 5:30 p.m. The seminar cost is $40 for pre-registered attendees and $50 for walk-in attendees. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited. To register, please call (785) 843-8844 or e-mail the KU-KSBDC at office@kusbdc.net.

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