Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2004

Baldwin in brief

September 23, 2004

Hestia Club to host

2nd District convention


Baldwin City's Hestia Club will host the organization's 103rd Second District convention Saturday. "Sharing Our Knowledge with Books" will be the theme of the convention. The event, which will be at Ives Chapel Church, begins at 8 a.m. with registration and coffee. Call Bootsie Lauridsen at 594-3363 for more information or to register.

Hestia Study Club

reports meeting

Hestia Study Club met at the home of Mary Chubb with Carolyn Groves and Jeanne Scott as co-hostesses. After supper, the meeting was called to order. Roll call was answered by "a fashion fad you remember." Plans were finalized for the Second District Convention. The program was a skit "Fashion Sense" by Vera Brecheisen and Carolyn Groves.

Groups to sponsor

candidate forum

Three local groups will sponsor an all candidate forum in Baldwin City that is open to the public. The American Association of University Women Baldwin Branch, Baldwin Business and Professional Women and Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County will host the event at 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Hall, Eighth and High streets, downtown Baldwin City. All candidates running for state through county offices have been invited. Literature will be available as well as a question and answer period at the end of the presentations. Each candidate, or his representative, will make a short presentation on his or her background and positions on issues. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Anita White, event coordinator, at (785) 883-2736.


to sponsor feed

The Scout/Rotary Spaghetti Feed will be Friday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Baldwin Junior High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Vinland UM Church

planning breakfast

The Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Rd., will serve breakfast during the Maple Leaf Festival from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and from 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Church services will begin at 9:25 a.m. Sunday. Free will donations will be taken at the door.

Ives to observe

special day

Ives Chapel UMC will observe Rally Day and Igniting Ministry Sunday. A new Christian Education program in Sunday School with the theme "Faith Tracks" will be presented.

Social Security

meeting scheduled

The Arc of Douglas County will host a free informational meeting on Social Security and how it relates to people with disabilities presented by Mary Anne Shrake on Sept. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room D of the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court, Lawrence. Call (785) 749-0121 for information.

Spiritual Revival

hosted by church

The third annual Spirit Revival at Worden United Methodist Church will begin with a fellowship meal Saturday at 6 p.m. Bring a side dish or dessert, everything else will be provided. A Worship Celebration will be at 7 p.m. following the meal.

Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Special guest preacher is Rev. William Dulin, Pastor of Calvary Church of God in Christ, Lawrence.

The Worden UMC is located 3.5 miles West of the junction of U.S. Highways 59 and 56.

Kansas Forestry

to have field day

The annual Kansas Fall Forestry Field Day will feature a visit to the Doyle Derrick Tree Farm in northeast Doniphan County Oct. 7. Now, well into his 90s, Derrick is still planting trees and will be recognized as the Outstanding State Tree Farmer of the Year.

The program will focus on the management of black walnut timber. Experts from several states and wildlife biologists will provide the program.

Cost for the day including lunch is $11 for those who register by Sept. 29. More information is available by calling the Kansas Forestry Service at (785) 532-3300 or visit (click on Fall Field Day Information).

BHS students

named semi-finalists

Two Baldwin High School students were named semi-finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, Ill. The two students are Sonja Combest and Grace Schroer. Nationally 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists in the competition, which eventually will award about 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards worth a total of $33.9 million.

Local radio show

to feature candidate

Democratic Congressional candidate Nancy Boyda will discuss her campaign and take questions from callers on Friday's "Politics with Rachel Robson" from 7 to 8 p.m. on 90.7 KJHK.

Boyda is challenging four-term Congressman Jim Ryun to represent

Kansas' Second Congressional District, which includes Baldwin. Ryun was a guest on the September 10 program. Calls are welcome on the program. The studio phone number is (785) 864-4044.

Wedermyer attends

agriculture conference

Andy Wedermyer, Baldwin City, was recently selected to attend a national conference for Communicating for Agriculture and the Self-Employed, Inc. (CA) representatives in Minneapolis. The two-day conference featured workshops on various health and financial topics, including Health Savings Accounts. Wedermyer was one of 38 CA representatives attending the conference.

CA is 32-year old national non-profit association that helps farmers, ranchers and the self-employed with benefits, group health insurance for individuals and legislative advocacy in Washington, D.C.

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