Santa Fe Trail hikers
visit Baldwin today
Phyllis Morgan and Inez Ross, the two women who spent eight years hiking on the Santa Fe Trail, will be at Espress Yourself from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to tell about their adventures and sign books.
Morgan is the author of "Marc Simmons of New Mexico: Maverick Historian," the man who co-founded the Santa Fe Trail Association and wrote "Following the Santa Fe Trail." Morgan and Ross used that book as a reference as they hiked the trail. Ross is the author of "Perilous Pursuit on the Santa Fe Trail," a fictional adventure covering modern trail sites and includes some Baldwin City folks.
The two are doing their "Great American Santa Fe Trail Book Tour" in two parts. At the end of July, after a kickoff party in Santa Fe, they visited the towns of Las Vegas and Clayton in New Mexico, then Elkhart, Hugoton, Ulysses and Dodge City in Kansas.
On the August tour, they are visiting Kansas City, Lexington and Franklin where the trail began in 1821 in Missouri, returning through Baldwin City and Council Grove in Kansas. They will present and talk about their eight-year trek at the Santa Fe Trail Symposium in McPherson, in September.
Ives Chapel UMW
takes road trip
Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for a mission road trip to Hope House in Ottawa. They will discuss plans for the Salad Supper during the noon luncheon. Interested women are welcome to attend.
Guest pastor to be at
Pastor Charles Stevens will be a guest at Lighthouse Baptist Temple at the morning worship at 10:30 a.m. He has been pastor at the Riverside Baptist Church in Burlington, Iowa, for 35 years.
Bible Studies set
at Baptist Temple
Bible Studies and kids' programs are available at 6 p.m. Sundays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple and at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. 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.
AARP Chapter 1696 will have its annual picnic at 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21.
Catered lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. followed by entertainment. Call for reservations by Aug. 18 to Suzanne at (785) 842-0446.