Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Baldwin in brief

October 21, 2004

Wellsville UM Church

to have dinner


The Wellsville United Methodist Church, 302 Locust, is hosting its annual Turkey and Ham Dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The meal includes meat and all the trimmings plus dessert and a drink. Carry-out is available at the SE door. Adults are $6 and children are $3. The bazaar begins at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas items

needed for Veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 228 is collecting Christmas gift items for Veterans at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center at Leavenworth. The gifts will be made available to the Veterans to be sent to family members for Christmas gifts. Needed are items such as shirts, sweaters, gloves, toys, games, socks, blankets, pillow cases, kids' clothes, jewelry and billfolds.

Also needed are cheer items for the Veterans such as socks, toothpaste and brushes, pens, tissues, cards, note pads and ball caps.

Cookies are needed, any kind, as many as you can bake. Items can be taken to Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh St. by Nov. 1. Call Wincel Jehle, 594-3100 for more information.

ECKAN Agency to

distribute food

ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Free grants are too

good to be true

The Better Business Bureau warns Kansans not to fall for ads promoting "Free Money." Recently, a gentleman called the BBB to report he had sent $50 in for a "free $2,000 grant." He lost his $50. Grants do not have to be repaid. Be wary if you are asked to provide money up-front to an unknown company before the company will provide the services promised. Always remember to check out any company you plan to do business with by calling the BBB at (785) 232-0454 or

Chili feed sponsored

by Delta Delta Delta

A chili feed will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Harter Union cafeteria Saturday, Oct. 30. Proceeds go to support children's cancer. Costs are: Baker students, $4 with ID; adults $5 and children under 12 $2. The feed is sponsored by Delta Delta Delta.

St. John's to have

Mission Festival

St. John's United Church of Christ, 396 E. 900 Rd., will observe its annual Mission Festival Sunday, Oct. 31. John Errante, Lenexa, who has been a missionary in Central America will speak at 11 a.m. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Errante will speak again at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. St. John's church is located one mile north of Worden.

An all church picnic was held Sept. 26 with a cookout, games and visiting. Members have been attending a class on "Our Faith and Heritage" led by Patty Johnston and the Rev. Fred Craig. An all-church hayrack ride and wiener roast is planned for Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Orville Johanning home.

Lighthouse Baptist

announces programs

Lighthouse Baptist Temple sponsors two programs for young people. Sunday Night Alive is held at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church for children ages 1 through 12. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. the teen group TNT meets in the church basement.

Friday, there will be a Singspiration at Bonner Springs. Call the church for more information, 594-4101. A men's prayer breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Ives to have annual

chicken, noodles

The annual election day chicken and noodle supper will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church. The supper is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Area children can

gather at church

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a treat time for children on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church.

Board members attend

KASB meeting

Local school board members and the superintendent from Baldwin USD 348 attended the Kansas Association of School Boards' Fall Regional Meeting Oct. 18 at Eudora. Participants were Ed Schulte, Lonnie Broers, Alison Bauer, Blaine Cone, Scott Lauridsen, Ande Parks and James White. The KASB Fall Regional Meetings are designed for the exchange of ideas and information between school boards, superintendents and KASB staff.

Candidates to speak

on radio show

U.S. Senate Candidate Lee Jones and County Clerk candidates Marni Penrod and Jamie Shew will discuss their respective campaigns and take questions from callers this Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. on 90.7 KJHK on "Politics with Rachel Robson."

Democrat Jones is challenging Republican Senator Sam Brownback to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate. He will address issues such as health care, taxes, the separation of church and state, and why he is running. Sen. Brownback was repeatedly offered interviews on this program, but refused.

Republican Penrod and Democrat Shew are competing for the Douglas County Clerk position, which Patty Jaimes is retiring from this year. They'll discuss the Help America Vote Act and its implementation in Douglas County.

Calls are welcome throughout the program at (785) 864-4044. Streaming audio is available at

House concert

to feature singer

There will be a Vinland Valley House Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday featuring David LaMotte with guest artist Cindy Novelo. LaMotte is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Asheville, N.C. He has opened for the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand for the past two years and has been playing for audiences nation-wide for the past 10 years. He combines excellent songwriting and guitar playing with a beautiful deep voice. Novelo will open with a few numbers on the guitar and fiddle. Call 594-7449 or e-mail for reservations and directions.

Grant information

session offered

The Douglas County Community Foundation will offer two information sessions for non-profit organizations interested in applying for 2005 grants on Tuesday.

The first session will be from 9 to 10 a.m. in Room A at the United Way Human Services Center, 2518 Ridge Court, Lawrence. The second will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. the same day in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library.

Foundation staff will present a brief overview of the upcoming grant cycle, and will answer questions. Grant applications will be available at the sessions. Those who cannot attend may obtain information and applications on the foundation's Web site,

The foundation, established in 2000, encourages the support of local charitable causes. In the last five years, it has distributed more than $500,000 in support of health, youth, education, arts and culture, and human services in Douglas County. Thirty-two grants totaling $146,815 were approved in 2004. The median grant award was $5,000.

The deadline for requests for 2005 funding is December 1, 2004.

Veterans reunion

to be in Ottawa

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 0912 of Ottawa is sponsoring an All Veterans Reunion from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday followed by a concert at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Third and Hickory streets.

The Rev. John Steer will be the keynote speaker during a session that runs in the afternoon and he will perform a concert that evening.

The reunion is a first for Ottawa and is designed to give all veterans a chance to meet on topics of mutual interest, Harvey Nicholson, a member of the Ottawa chapter said. The reunion is especially geared to veterans of the Persian Gulf War and to returning soldiers from the Iraq War, but all veterans are invited. There will also be sessions for spouses and loved ones of veterans as they are reunited with their returning soldiers.

During the early session, Jim Bunker will discuss the Gulf War Syndrome. Christian Kramer will give an update on Agent Orange benefits and Dianne Kuhn will give a seminar for women on "Coping Skills For Living with Your Veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome."

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served between 5 and 6 p.m. and donations will be accepted at the door to help pay for the speaker's fees.

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