Archive for Thursday, April 28, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

April 28, 2005

Orchestra to have

concert today

The annual Spring Concert of the Baker University Orchestra will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Rice Auditorium on the Baker campus.

The orchestra groups are under the direction of Larry R. Williams. The symphony orchestra is made up of 60 student musicians. The public is invited to attend the free concert.

Rainbow to have

flower sale

Rainbow Experience Preschool will sell geraniums and mixed baskets Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 to noon next to the post office. All proceeds benefit the preschool.

Friends to hold

plant sale

Friends of the Baldwin City Library will sponsor its yearly Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, in front of the Baldwin City Library. Available will be butterfly garden plants, herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. Rain dates are May 13 and 14.

Church youth to

host fundraiser

The First United Methodist Church youth group is hosting a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Fellowship Hall. Shopping opportunities will include children's books, cosmetics, baskets, kitchen utensils and jewelry.

At 11:30 a.m., comedian Kelly Sisney will provide entertainment. Brunch will be served. Donations will be accepted. All women are invited to attend. Childcare will be provided.

Palmyra Township to

have annual hog roast

Palmyra Township Fire Department will have its fifth Annual Hog Roast Saturday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vinland Fair Grounds.

The menu is smoked pork, barbecued beans, coleslaw, potato salad, chips and cookies. A free-will donation will be accepted and there will be an auction at 8 p.m. where a variety of items will be available, including two custom painted fire helmets

Clark is promoted at

Kansas State Bank

Shari Clark was recently promoted to operation manager for the Kansas State Bank. Her main responsibility is oversees day to day teller and data operations.

Clark has been with the bank for four years. She has been in the Baldwin branch for more than two years. She has worked for five years in the financial industry.

Women of Faith

tickets are available

For those looking for a different Mother's Day gift, tickets to the upcoming Women of Faith conference at Kemper Arena on the evening of June 3 and all day June 4 are available.

The conference will feature Women of Faith's Marilyn Meberg, Sheila Walsh, Luci Swindoll, Thelma Wells, Patsy Clairmont and Nicole Johnson. Also appearing at the event will be special guests Chonda Pierce, Jennifer Rothschild and Natalie Grant.

Baldwin First United Methodist Church has purchased a block of tickets. Tickets are $62, which includes the cost of lunch on Saturday. For more information, please contact the church office at 594-6612 or Debbie Oakleaf at 594-7586.

Coal Creek Library

open for season

Coal Creek Library, Vinland, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through October. The library can be open by appointment by contacting Martha Smith, 594-3960.

Bible Studies set

at Baptist Temple

Bible Studies and kids' programs are available at 6 p.m. Sundays and Bible studies also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple. Certified nursery attendants will be available to care for children both times.

The choir is meeting at 8 p.m. on Sunday nights. Community members are welcome to attend Bible Studies and Choir.

BBB warns of

sweepstakes scams

The Better Business Bureau of Topeka is warning residents of northeast Kansas to be aware that a sweepstakes scam out of Canada is targeting the area.

The scam company is promising large amounts of money after the victim writes a check for $29.95. Not only does the victim lose the $29.95, but they have given the illegal company their bank account numbers and name.

Currently senior citizens are receiving fraudulent notification of winnings. International lotteries are against the law. Destroy any mail or hang up on any callers. Encourage elderly people not to give out personal information and to check with the Better Business Bureau, (785) 232-0454.

Support group set

for siblings

Brothers and sisters of children with disabilities are welcome to attend monthly meetings of Sibshops, a support group developed by The Arc of Douglas County. The first meeting will be Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court, Lawrence. A meeting for parents will be held the same day from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For information, contact Beth Taylor, (785) 979-5617.

Masur to bid

on quilt on Ebay

The quilt Judy Masur saved when her house burned down a year ago will be up for auction on Ebay May 1. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Masur would like to buy the quilt to establish the quilt museum collection. She is expecting them to sell for $2,000 each. She is asking for pledges from anyone interested in helping to acquire the quilt that will be purchased by the Santa Fe Trail Textile Art Study Center.

The names of those who pledge and donate will be documented and stay with the quilt. It will be preserved locally and made available to the public for viewing. Pledge amounts should be submitted before May 5.

For more information, check out the Web site at Pledges will be collected within 10 days of the end of the auction if bidding is successful. Contact Masur at (785) 979-8346 for information.

BBB issues warning

about scams

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a scam using the Home Depot name. The caller advises that people have been selected to receive gift cards in the amount of $200 after paying $3.95 by credit card or bank account information.

Home Depot is not behind the offer. The BBB advises that no one should release any credit card or bank information over the telephone.

The BBB is reminding homeowners not to do business with door-to-door sales persons without checking out the company at 785-232-0454 or

Hestia Study Club

has meeting

Hestia Study Club met at the home of Linda Lees with Shirley Wagner and Mary Plank as co-hostesses. Roll call was a movie or book people recommend.

Dues were paid, minutes and treasurers report were given. Jeanne Scott gave a book and movie review of "The Girl With the Pearl Earring." Refreshments were served.

Zebra mussel program

offered in Lawrence

Tony Stahl, Environmental Scientist with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will present "Invasion of the Zebra Mussels" at the Jayhawk Audubon program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets, Lawrence.

The program is free and open to the public. As part of the program, Pamela Chaffee, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Staff Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will briefly present preventative measures that can be taken by recreational boaters to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

First Methodist to

offer prayer service

Healing prayer with individuals needing help and hope in their lives will be offered starting at 4:30 p.m. prior to the 5 p.m. service on the first and third Sundays of the month at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.

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