Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Baldwin in brief

November 18, 2004

Art Affair to have

holiday show


Art Affair, a professional gallery operated by Baker University students, will present its third annual holiday show. The opening will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and will remain opened through Dec. 17. Hours are: Closed Sunday through Tuesday;

Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10-noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Art Affair is located at the corner of Seventh and High streets, in downtown Baldwin City. For more information, call 594-7470.

Grandparents Day set

at Vinland Elementary

The Vinland Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will again have Grandparents Day at the school. This year's event will be Tuesday.

Grandparents of Vinland students are encouraged to attend one of two lunch sessions, the first at 11:20 a.m. and the second at noon. Additional information can be obtained by calling VES at 594-3912.

County extension

council to meet

The Douglas County Extension Council Annual Meeting will begin at

7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. The meeting will at Building 21, located on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street,


The evening will begin with a social time followed by the program. The guest speaker, Jim Lindquist, Northeast Kansas/Metropolitan Area Extension Director, will share "Extension: A Proud Heritage ... A Bright Future."

In addition, Extension council members will be recognized, the

Extension Appreciation Award will be presented, and the 2005 Douglas

County Extension Council Executive Board will be installed.

The meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP to K-State Research

and Extension-Douglas County at (785) 843-7058 by Nov. 24 if you wish to attend.

Hay, beef expo

set for November

Those interested in feeding cattle this fall/winter may want

to attend the educational meeting "Hay Expo and Beef Cattle Nutrition." The meeting is sponsored by the Douglas, Shawnee, and Osage County Extension Councils. It will be held Monday, Nov. 29 beginning at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Overbrook.

This summer's haying season left many guessing the quality of

hay and wondering how is the best way to utilize this hay. The agenda for

the evening may help answer some of those questions as well as give tips on improving the quality of next year's hay crop. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with registration and a "For Fun Hay Judging Contest." Several types of forages will be displayed with analysis being shared at the end of the meeting.

Gary Kilgore, SEA Extension Agronomist, will talk on hay management, fertilization, harvesting, and storage. Beef nutrition, utilizing good and poor quality hay, will be discussed by State Beef Extension Specialist, Twig Marston. Twig will also touch on supplementation that may be needed if feeding a poor quality roughage. Dean Davis, Shawnee County Extension Agent, will explain how to take a hay sample and Bill Wood, Douglas County Extension Agent, will discuss the results of the hay judging contest.

Those wanting more information may contact the Osage County

Extension Office at (785) 828-4438.

Watkins Museum to have

Days of Dead workshop

Watkins Community Museum of History presents a workshop, for ages 8-12, about Days of the Dead from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. An introduction to the Days of the Dead celebration of Mexico and other Latin American countries will be presented. Each child will watch a video about the Days of the Dead, tour the Days of the Dead exhibit at Watkins Museum, and make their own Days of the Dead figurine. To register, call (785) 841-4109. There is a fee of $8 per child for members of Douglas County Historical Society, $10 for non-members, and $5 for members of the Boys and Girls Club.

Coal Creek Library

open by appointment

Coal Creek Library, Vinland, will be open during the winter months by appointment only. Visitors should dress warmly. Contact Martha Smith, 594-3960.

Vespers Service

Scheduled for Dec. 5

Baker University's Vespers Services will be Sunday, Dec. 5, at Baldwin First United Methodist Church. There will be two services, one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

BBB says to check

heating system

The Better Business Bureau urges Kansans to have their central heating systems, wood heating appliances and chimneys inspected. Chimneys should be checked and cleaned even if the chimney is providing only ventilation. Blockages such as bird nests and material dislodged from chimney walls may prevent toxic gases from escaping. If work needs to be done, a contractor with a good reputation for dependable work should be hired. Be wary if you are asked to provide money up-front. Never allow an uninvited worker into your home. Check out any company you plan to do business with by calling the BBB at (785) 232-0454 or

RMH Auxiliary to

host homes tour

Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its 2004 Christmas Homes Tour Dec. 4, from2 to 6 p.m. Homes will include one home designed by George P. Washburn in the 1890s. Tickets are available at the RMH Information Desk, Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Fr. Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau and other Ottawa businesses. Proceeds benefit the RMH Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.

Kansas Journal of Military History Begins Publication

Topeka publisher Deb Goodrich has announced the founding of a new publication, the Kansas Journal of Military History. The quarterly magazine will debut January 2005.

Dedicated to celebrating the spirit of adventure that has lured people into the military for decades, the KJMH will be a full-color, heavily illustrated periodical for the general public. Every era of the state's unique military heritage will be covered, from Coronado to Custer, from Ike to Buffalo Bill.

"We will not be confined to Kansas geographically," said Goodrich. "We will go anywhere Kansans have taken us."

Karen Erickson, general manager, said the magazine will be supported through both subscription and advertising sales.

Goodrich and Erickson are both native Virginians. Goodrich moved to Kansas to attend Washburn University more than a decade ago. She met Thomas Goodrich at a meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Kansas and the two began collaboration in life and writing. He has written several books on the Civil War and Indian Wars, and the couple collaborated on The Day Dixie Died. Erickson recently moved to Topeka from California to join her high

school friend on this project.

"Kansas has such a unique military heritage that you can't study the state without talking about military impact. I had published a couple of magazines in Virginia and missed the business. I thought the time was right," said Goodrich. "We're also fortunate to have a great network of resources, historians and writers."

The magazine is soliciting articles. For writers' guidelines or more

information, go to or call (785) 357-0510.

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