Baldwin in brief
to have Poppy Day
The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Day is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Poppies, that are made by Veterans, will be available in front of the Baldwin Post Office, Seventh and High streets, by Auxiliary unit No. 228. Donations will be accepted. The annual Poppy Day is a fundraiser to help the Veterans.
Lloyd Beaton Post No. 228 of the American Legion will have Memorial Day Services at Oakwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday. Everyone is invited to attend these services to honor servicemen.
Citizens For Baldwin City will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts during the Baldwin City Wide Garage Sale, June 5, starting at 7 a.m. in front of the Baldwin Post Office and at Baldwin City Market. Proceeds from the donut sale will go toward fireworks for the July 4 celebration.
AARP sets driver
The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First U.M. Church, 704 Eighth St., Baldwin. This course covers improving your driving skills, basic defensive driving, protecting yourself in a parking lot, avoiding serious accidents and dealing with road rage. Every auto insurance carrier that operates in the state of Kansas must offer you a discount for taking this approved course. There is no test. The cost of the course is $10 which covers materials. The course consists of two four-hour sessions. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP to participate. To register, call 594-6612.
Pioneers 4-H Club
The meeting of the Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by Kalli Keen, president. Roll call was answered by "What do you want to be when you grow up?" May 29 is the Bromelsick Memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. June 3 is the P.A. certification for those interested in being a counselor or project leader. June 5 is the spring sheep show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, entry forms are due today. The next meeting will be at the Rudmans' residence.
Black Jack to have
Members of the Friends of the Battle of Black Jack, Lawrence Preservation Alliance, and several dignitaries including the great-granddaughter of August Bondi will be at the Black Jack Battlefield at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a site tour and presentation of the master plan for the Black Jack Battlefield by members of the Trust and Meg Balbani. The public is invited.
Friends to sponsor
The 17th Annual Baldwin City-Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 5. Sales will be listed in the directory. The deadline for entering addresses was May 26. Last year more than 300 copies were sold to local residents and visitors. Yard signs and directories can be picked up at the library on Friday, June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. by those who have sales listed in the directory. Everyone else can stop by the library beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to get a copy.
The Friends of the Library needs help handing out signs and distributing directories on the weekend of the sale. A signup sheet is located in the library lobby.
For more information, please call the library at 594-3411.
The Better Business Bureau of NE Kansas is warning citizens to be certain of credit counseling agencies' integrity before entering into any agreement or sending the agency money. Look for an agency that charges a small fee or no fee to manage your plan to pay off your debts. Call the BBB for a business report on a credit counseling agency at (785) 232-0454 or check at www.topeka.bbb.org.
begins at library
The summer reading program "Discover New Trails at Your Library" will be June 7 through July 16. There will be stories, contests, prizes from local merchants and special programs for preschoolers through eighth graders. Enroll at the library or call for information at 594-3411.
Hestia Study Club
The May meeting of Hestia Study Club was with Pam Colson with Betty Deel as co-hostess. Roll call was answered by "An adventure I want to take." Reports were discussed. Installation of new officers was held. Judy Wagner, Anita Neuenswander, Mary Plank and Betty Deel presented the program "Travel of Hestia Members Adventures."
planned for today
Midland Hospice Care, 1008 New Hampshire, Lawrence, will be holding a non-denominational memorial service today at 2:30 p.m. Attendees will be given the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their loved ones. There is no charge, all ages are welcome.
Pittsburg State University has announced students who graduated in the spring of 2004. Listed among them are Tom Wilson, TEC2 (Two Year Technical Program), son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilson, Baldwin City, and Patrick L. Powers, BSET (Bachelor Science Engineering Technology), son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Powers, Overbrook.
Vinland Valley 4-H
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at the Vinland Elementary School. Roll call was answered by favorite color. Leah Hoelscher presented the program about 4-H Ambassadors.
Palmyra 4-H Club
visits Vintage Park
The Palmyra 4-H Club presented a talent show for the residents of Vintage Park May 5. Club members participating were Kaleb Horne, Wesley Callahan, Olivia Beins, Katie Pattrick, Abigail and Ethan Hartzell, Lindsey Hitchcock, Katie, Emily, Brianna and Michaela Krysztof. A business meeting followed with Abigail Hartzell and Olivia Beins leading the club in "This Land Is Your Land." Colton Horne presented safety tips about tornado and severe weather safety. Club members were reminded to turn in pre-registration for the fair by June 30. The next meeting will be June 2 at Ives Chapel.