Baldwin in brief
Book TALK discusses
'Call of the Wild'
The community discussion of "Call of the Wild" by Jack London, will be tonight at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin City Library. Mary Lenore Martin, Leavenworth, will be discussion leader. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Baldwin Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.
Ives Chapel Evening
circle to meet
The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel UMW will meet Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. May Gorton will be program and devotion leader and hostess. Election of officer for 2005 will be held.
Ives Chapel UMW
to have meeting
The Ives Chapel UMW will meet at noon Wednesday at Joy Garden. The general meeting and program will follow at Baldwin Care Center. Joy Uthoff will present the program "Exodus -- Moving Forward." Officers for 2005 will be elected.
RWD No. 4
to meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.
open for visitors
Coal Creek Library in Vinland is the oldest library in Kansas. It is open April through October on Sunday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m. Martha Smith is the librarian.
Auxiliary to collect
items 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, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, combs, hair brushes, shaving cream, pens, tissues, cards, notepads, envelopes, books and ball caps.
Cookies are also needed, any kind, as many as you can bake. Items can be taken to Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh St. by Nov. 7. Contact Wincel Jehle, 594-3100 for more information.
Martha Smith to
Martha Kelley Smith, 911 Dearborn, will celebrate her 99th birthday Sept. 15. She is the oldest daughter of George and Kate Kelley. She was born on Bittersweet Farm, north of Baldwin City, and went to Coal Creek Grade School and Vinland High School. She worked at the Lawrence City Library for several years. She opens the Coal Creek Library every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. She spends many hours working in her vegetable garden and with the help of a walker, she walks four blocks in the morning and four blocks in the late afternoon.