Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

August 25, 2005

Visit the past at

Pleasant Valley School

Pleasant Valley School Restoration will have a fundraiser beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Thomas and Tennessee roads, three miles west of Wellsville from First Street. A pancake breakfast will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will be served by the Wellsville High School cross country team. Old time photos will be available and storytellers will tell about the Underground Railroad. Also available will be kettle corn, live music, a bake sale, a basket weaver, craft booths and games for kids.

Lighthouse Temple

hosts dinner

Lighthouse Baptist Temple has a dinner the last Sunday of each month following Sunday worship services. Everyone is welcome. The church is wheel chair accessible with a ramp and a lift.

Habitat walls to be

built in churches

Building on Faith 2005 brings together 16 area Habitat Covenant Churches, including the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, that are sponsoring a house in partnership with Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and a family in need. Some of the house walls are being framed in the churches with supporters inscribing best wishes and prayers for the family on the two by fours. Though hidden from view, these messages will be a permanent part of the home. Bret and Kimberly Olsen and their three sons will contribute hundreds of hours of their own labor and purchase the home from Habitat at cost and without interest. A Nail-Driving Celebration will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at 1609 E. 25th St. Terr. in Lawrence. Construction is hoped to be completed by Christmas. A tithe of 10% of the funds will go to Lawrence's sister affiliate in Mozambique where it will fund at least one more house built in partnership with a family in need.

Men to have

prayer breakfast

The men of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will have a prayer breakfast Saturday at the church. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. Area men are welcome to attend.

TNT Youth Group

to have softball game

Parents and teenagers are invited to meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Baptist Temple for TNT Youth Group softball and a barbecue. Contact Becky for information at 594-3856.

Palmyra 4-H Club

reports meeting

The monthly meeting of Palmyra 4-H Club was held at the Bein's home after the club tour and potluck supper. The meeting was called to order by Wesley Callahan, president. Roll call was answered by favorite thing about the fair. Emily Krysztof presented the treasurer's report. Allie Sherger gave tips on sun block and showing her cat. Nick Patrick shot off his rocket. Brianna Krysztof needs pictures for the historian's book. Nominations for officer's elections were made. The meeting was closed with the pledge and motto. The next meeting will be Sept. 7 at Ives Chapel. Recreation was a water balloon throwing contest.

Descendents hold

annual reunion

The descendants of Louis and Elisabeth Johanning Haas held their 51st annual reunion August 14 at the Marion Springs Elementary School, Worden. Hosts were Robby and Tammy Johnson Lamb. A basket dinner was followed by a business meeting conducted by Melanie Coffman, president, who gave a short family history, and Lucile Shoemaker, secretary. It was decided to meet in August of 2006 at the home of David and Rita Gaebler, Kansas City, Mo.

Family members present were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johanning, Emporia; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Niebrugge, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Niebrugge, Jack and Anna, Louisburg; Robert Stoebener, Cameron, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shoemaker, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robertson, Katie and Jack; Mr. and Mrs. Robby Lamb, Lawrence; Mrs. Jason Bryan and Gracie, Wellsville; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Johanning and Chris, Atchison; Mr. and Mrs. Dusty Walsh and Jonathan, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Hooshangian and Amy, Mr. and Mrs. David Gaebler, Matthew and William, Kansas City, Mo.; Diana Davisson, Savoy, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Arguez and Vashti, Houston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sauder, Tuscon, Ariz.; Eric Schwarz, Olathe. Those in attendance from the Baldwin City area were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bowlin, Sara and Matthew; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Coffman, Curtis, Jay and Melanie; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johanning; Mrs. Ruth Stoebener; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson; Mrs. Dora Stoebener; Stanley Johanning and Jakob; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Schwarz and Oscar Stoebener. Guests were: Rev. and Mrs. Fred Craig and grandson Aaron, Topeka, and A.J. Osborne, Baldwin City.

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