Archive for Thursday, October 14, 2004

Baldwin in brief

October 14, 2004

Bible collection

seeking docents

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Baker University's Quayle Rare Bible Collection is seeking volunteers who will serve as aides to those who visit the Bible display. It is hoped docents will only have to serve about every 12 to 14 weeks. Currently, the Quayle Collection is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Hours during Maple Leaf Festival will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Those interested in helping can call 594-8393 during open hours or 594-2470.

Local physician

completes program

David A. Jones, D.O., recently completed 18 credit hours of continuing medical education. He attended the mid-year meeting of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine, which included two days of continuing medical education curriculum.

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

reports minutes

Keith Livingston called the October meeting of S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club at the United Methodist Church to order. Roll call was answered by favorite teacher. Minutes were read and approved. Victoria Yardley presented the treasurer's report. Elizabeth Yardley gave the reporter's report. Diane Wingert gave the leader's report on getting health forms to the extension office. Louis Holtz reported from the program committee. Sara Yardley had new business about setting up a 4-H display at the Wellsville Library. Installation of officers was the program. Diane Wingert used various ingredients of a cake to represent club officers and how they each contribute to make meetings and activities successful. The meeting was adjourned. The Reese, Holtz and Yardley families served refreshments.

Pioneers 4-H Club

has meeting

The meeting of the Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by Kalli Keen, president. The club decided to donate items to the firefighters for a bake sale and participate in Operation Christmas Child. New officers are Kelli Harris, president; Kristi Rudman, vice-president; Kalli Keen, secretary; Sam Wilson, treasurer; Alyssa Rudman, reporter; Morgan Trowbridge, parliamentarian. The hayrack workday will be Oct. 21 and 22. The hayrack ride will be Oct. 22 and 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public.

Rainbow Preschool

to have booth

Rainbow Experience Preschool will have a food booth at the Maple Leaf Festival both days called the Hickory Creek BBQ stand, located east of the fire station. Rainbow will also accept donations for inflatable fun rides at the Kids' Zone.

Vinland FCE

schedules meeting

The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. Elizabeth Hemphill will be hostess and will also present the program, "Where in the world is Tasmania?"

CK of PEO

reports meeting

Chapter CK of PEO met at the home of Nancy Arnold Oct. 12. 23 members and two guests were in attendance. Emma Carter, handbell choir director at Baldwin First United Methodist Church, presented the program on the history of the handbells.

Gospel meeting

set for Vinland

Vinland Church of Christ, four and one half miles north of Baldwin on 1055, will host a gospel meeting Oct. 24 through Oct 28. The speaker will be Steve Lay, Chouteau, Okla. The theme is "Preparing for Satan's attacks." The schedule will be: Sunday, Adult Bible Class, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:50 a.m., followed by a basket dinner; Sunday, 6 p.m.; Monday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 7 p.m.

Relay for Life

needs volunteers

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for the 2005 Relay For Life Planning Committee. Co-chairs Susan England and Vicki Mignot are holding a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Baldwin City Library. Committee meetings will be the third Thursday of the month. Any person interested in volunteering for the committee should attend the meeting or call England at 594-4896 or snengland@mchsi.com or Mignot at 594-3747 at vmignot@ku.edu.

AARP sponsors

safety program

The AARP is sponsoring a Driver Safety Program from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baldwin Senior Center. The cost is $10 for the program and $2.50 for lunch at the center. Registrations must be made by Oct. 22 by calling 594-3670, 594-2409 or 594-6750.

BBB warns of

another scam

The Better Business Bureau warns NE Kansas businesses to alert employees to not accept orders to be shipped to Nigeria from a relay operator. E-mail orders are being sent asking for large orders of merchandise and using stolen credit card numbers. Items have included 1400 fountain pens, wedding dresses, tuxedos, and bridal items. Employees may not be aware of potential financial losses. Manufacturing and retail firms have been the target of the scam. Call the BBB if you are contacted or for more information at (785) 232-0454.

BPW to collect

items for WTCS

Baldwin City Business and Professional Women will be collecting items for Women's Transitional Care Services, Inc. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month where WTCS and other anti-violence programs across the nation sponsor events and raise awareness surrounding domestic violence. According to the Kansas Attorney General's Report on Sexual and Domestic Violence (1998), one domestic violence incident occurred every 29 minutes in Kansas; and one domestic violence murder occurred every 14 days in Kansas. Help BPW support women and children in need. BPW will be collecting in front of the post office on Saturday morning, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Teresa Salb, 594-3296. The following items can be donated: Cleaning supplies, linens, personal care items, gift certificates, alarm clocks, new bras, socks and underwear, office supplies and for children, art supplies, books (all ages), games, puzzles, toys (all ages), plastic bins, shelves, old shirts and socks, changing table.

Gloshen speaks

at BPW meeting

Baldwin City Business and Professional Women met at Vintage Park for the Oct. 5 meeting. The guest speaker was Roberta Gloshen, current president of Baldwin Rotary.

Gloshen spoke about various aspects of the world's first service club that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Ill. Weekly programs deal with topics of local and global importance. The Baldwin club is also the sponsor of the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Lisa Robertson, BPW vice president, conducted the business meeting following the program. Items for discussion included plans for observing National Business Women's Week, Oct. 18-22, by collecting items on Oct. 23 for Women's Transitional Care in Lawrence. Reports on several the recent projects including the political candidates' forum and the BPW/Kansas Fall Conference held in Wichita were given by those in attendance. Plans were finalized for the Maple Leaf Festival Crafts and food booth for the following weekend. The November meeting will be Nov. 2 at 7:15 p.m. at Vintage Park with a program by Judy Dunn of Dunn Counseling and Consulting. Guests are welcome. Call 594-3832 for information.

Extension Council

to have elections

The annual Douglas County Extension Council election will be from

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence. The purpose of the election is to fill the extension council seats. Each year 12 individuals are selected for the council. A nominating committee has selected the following nominees who have

indicated they would serve if elected: Agriculture, David Bunker, Doug Gaston, and John Bradley; Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) ,Annette Larson, Cheryl Hunsinger, and Rachel Purvis; Economic Development, Bruce Flanders, Andrea Zuercher, and Chris Durflinger; 4-H Youth Development, Jana Dunbar, Twilla Brown and LaDonna Wilson.

Any Douglas County resident 18 years of age is eligible to vote

and/or serve on the council. All Douglas County residents eligible

to vote are encouraged to stop in at the Douglas County Extension office and cast a ballot.

History of alcohol

focus of program

The Watkins Community Museum of History and the Free State Brewing Company have joined forces to offer Lawrence residents a night of walking, talking and beer on Friday. "The Truth About Booze" gives an overview of the rocky road Kansas has taken in dealing with alcohol. From the drafting of the first constitution to liquor licenses in the 1990s, the state has had a love-hate relationship with libations.

The program begins at Watkins Community Museum at 6:30 p.m., after which the participants will take a walking tour to Free State Brewing Company for samples of Free State beverages -- beer, spirits, liquor. The Truth About Booze will satisfy your thirst for knowledge. A fee of $12 for members of the Douglas County Historical Society and $15 for non-members will be payable at time of arrival. Early registration is encouraged at (785) 841-4109 or visit www.watkinsmuseum.org.

Deer hunt

to be offered

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake offer an archery-only special deer hunt Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 at Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake. Hunters must receive a special permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The hunt will comply with all Kansas statutes.

Hunters can receive an application at the Clinton Lake Visitor's Center, 872 N. 1402 Road, Lawrence. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday. No late applications will be accepted. Lake officials will issue permits via a drawing to be held Oct. 16. Selected hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Clinton Lake Visitors Center.

For additional information, please call the Visitor's Center at (785) 843-7665.

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