Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2004

Baldwin in brief

September 30, 2004

Hestia Club

wins award


The Baldwin City Hestia Study Club, General Federation of Women's Clubs, won a First Place, $500 award for its program on "Strong Women, Inside and Out." The president of Second District presented the award to Charlene Potter, past president, during the District Meeting, which was held at Ives Chapel in Baldwin City Saturday.

During the monthly meetings, the club studies different topics, and the program that won this award was presented by Alice Ann Russell and Judy Wagner, March 20, 2003. Their program included information and discussion on Surviving Cancer.

Deay to celebrate

90th birthday

Margaret J. Deay will celebrate her 90th birthday Oct. 17 with a card shower. She has lived all her life in the Vinland and Baldwin City area. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at: 205 Dearborn St. Baldwin City, KS 66006.
Worldwide Day of

Play scheduled

Grove Park, next to the Baldwin City Pool, is the location for Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, just before the Baldwin vs. Ottawa football game. From 5 to 7 p.m. beach ball volleyball, jump rope, wooden turtle races, tug-o-war, Frisbee golf, football toss, sack races, hula hoop, mini games, soccer and more will be available. All ages of children can attend. Sponsors are Baldwin High School Soccer Boosters, Baldwin City Recreation and Students Offering Service.

AAUW schedules

noon luncheon

The Baldwin Branch of the AAUW will meet Saturday at noon for a luncheon. Anita White will host the event. The program will include plans to help with International Education Week at Baker University. Call Roma Earles if you plan to attend.

Library staff

attend retreat

Becky Hayes and Kathy Johnston of Baldwin City Library recently attended a two-day retreat sponsored by Northeast Kansas Library System. The 14th Annual retreat was held at The Barn in Valley Falls where librarians, staff, trustees and friends participated in workshops and computer training. Instructional sessions and opportunities for sharing ideas and networking were presented for small and medium-sized public libraries in the northeast Kansas area. Participants attending both days received twelve hours of continuing education credits. For more information about the library system, visit

Bus ride offered

to Graham crusade

A free bus ride to the Billy Graham Crusade at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo., will be available Friday, Oct. 8. Seats are limited and must be reserved. Buses will leave from Baldwin State Bank, Baldwin City, and First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence, at 4:30 p.m. and return at 10:30 p.m. Reservation can be made at Baldwin State Bank or Dr. Borgeson's office.

VA benefits are

topic of meeting

American Legion Post 228 will host a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned VA benefits Saturday at 10:35 a.m. Veterans and family members who have specific questions regarding VA benefits are urged to attend the meeting which will be held at Legion Hall, 803 High St. The meeting is part of the Legion's annual American Legion Veterans Affairs Tour when State and District Officers visit each of the over 330 American Legion Posts throughout Kansas.

Avoid foreign

lottery scams

The Better Business Bureau warns of an international lottery scam. A NE Kansan lost $2,500 when a persuasive telephone scam artist convinced him that he had won two million dollars. The fee for processing the 2 million was $2,500 and the victim wired the money to a post office drop. The victim did not receive the two million. The BBB warns that foreign lotteries are illegal and will only result in the loss of your money. There is no chance of winning. The BBB can be reached at (785) 232-0454.

Blues and BBQ

set for downtown

The Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High, is presenting Blues and BBQ, Saturday, with music and food to raise money for the project. Food will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with live music set for 6 to 10 p.m. Adults are $10 and children under 10 are $5.

Friends to host


"American Indian Stories" by Zitkala-Sa will be discussed on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library. Denise Low will lead the discussion. Books are available for check out at the library. The community is welcome to attend the discussion.

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

reports meeting

The S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club met at the United Methodist Church in Wellsville. Keith Livingston called the meeting to order. Roll call was to name a U.S. president. The minutes were read and approved. Victoria Yardley presented the treasurer's report, Diane Wingert gave the leader's report including the list of those who received achievement pins and reported that record books were back. The Wellsville Days booth was discussed. Election of officers was held. Alex Neis made a motion to adjourn, Curtis Kunard seconded the motion.

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