Archive for Thursday, April 7, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

April 7, 2005

Relay for Life

hosts meeting

There will be a Relay for Life all-team meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Baldwin High School cafeteria.

Everyone participating is asked to attend. For information contact Susan England at 594-4896 or Vicki Mignot at 594-3747.

Soccer Booster

seeking donations

The Baldwin High School Soccer Boosters are looking for donations for a garage sale to be held April 23 to raise money for the soccer team.

Anyone wanting to donate can contact Cindy Trarbach at 785-841-2840 or Ruth Barkley at 594-2157.

Childcare is topic

of meeting

A meeting to provide information regarding registration and licensing of family daycare homes will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B. For information, call the health department at 785-843-3060.

Cemetery schedules

spring clean-up

The annual spring clean-up of the Vinland Cemetery will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. All interested volunteers are welcome and are asked to bring hand tools.

Since the cost of maintenance has increased greatly over the past few years and the only source of income is from donations and lower interest rates on holdings, the cost of cemetery lots will be increased from $100 to $200 each effective June 1. Call Mary Gensler at 594-3597 for information.

Also, a board representative will be at the cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend to accept donations or answer questions. Donations can also be left at Baldwin State Bank.

BBB advises against

poster solicitations

Businesses in Kansas are receiving mailings from an organization using a government-like name. The mailing warns that businesses are required by federal and state law to post notices about employee rights.

The mailing offers the posters for prices ranging from $24.75 to $49.50. There is no need to pay a fee to obtain the required posters. Business owners can contact the Better Business Bureau,, or the Kansas Department of Labor.

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.

Clearfield -- Ives youth

schedule meeting

The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grade are invited.

Book TALK to have

discussion tonight

The book "I'm A Stranger Here Myself" by Bill Bryson will be discussed tonight at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin City Library.

The leader will be Tom Prasch. Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council has sponsored the series Books That Make Us Laugh.

Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

The March meeting of the Pioneers 4-H Club was parents' night. Marleen Harris called the meeting to order. Larry Wilson announced that April 2 was Friendship Night and that new projects to the fair will be the scarecrow building contest and the Lego building contest. The date to add or drop projects is May 1.

County council members Casey Davis and Morgan Trowbridge gave a presentation about County 4-H Camp. Larry Wilson and Tamra Capra presented project talks. The Wilson family hosted the meeting. The next meeting is at the Pratt's home on April 26.

BHS Alumni

Banquet set

The Baldwin High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, May 7 at BHS. The banquet is held the Saturday before Mother's Day. Reservations must be made by calling Linda at 594-3194.

AARP meeting

needs reservations

AARP Chapter 1696 will feature Jeff Colyer, International Medical Corps volunteer, who has been helping tsunami victims in Asia. The meeting is at 11 a.m. April 22 at the Lawrence Country Club. Reservation should be made by calling 785-865-3787.

Big band music

featured at concert

"Swing Time & Coffee" featuring Clyde Bysom and the Jazzhaus 20-piece band, and Don Mueller and his singing group, Attune, will perform a Spring Concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont, Lawrence. Tickets are not required but a free-will offering will be taken.

The Bysom big band will be playing numbers made popular by the bands of Glenn Miller, the Dorseys and others. Attune will feature Nancy Gibbens, Nancy Stephenson, Alfred Lata and Mike Cormack.

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

reports meeting

Garland Miller, president, called the April meeting of S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club to order. Roll call was answered by a favorite holiday. There were 23 members and two visitors present.

Minutes were read and approved. Melanie Jones presented the treasurer's report. Diane Wingert gave the leader's report. The next meeting will be an exchange meeting with Pomona Pioneers.

Discussion was held on the community service project. Daniel Reese demonstrated his dairy goat project. Deaven Miller spoke on his archery project. Taylor Zimmerman spoke on his woodworking project. Nancy Culley led the members in a parliamentary game after adjournment. Refreshments were served by the Yardley family.

Echo Taps project

has local ties

American Legion Post 746, Corning, N.Y., is sponsoring Echo Taps to honor active-duty military personnel and veterans on May 21, Armed Forces Day. Several hundred brass players will line up along a 41-mile distance between Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y., and the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. Each person will play a rendition of "Taps" creating an echo along the 41-mile route.

Baldwin High School alumni David Carlson, class of 1975, is band director at West High School, Corning, N.Y., and will have students playing various instruments along one mile of the distance.

Anyone interested in participating can visit the Web site at or e-mail

Chapter CK of PEO

has meeting

The March meeting of Chapter Ck of PEO was at the home of Joy Wellman. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Sharon Gutschenritter.

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