Archive for Thursday, December 1, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

December 1, 2005

Baker to host a

faculty recital

The Baker University department of music will feature Susan Buehler, soprano, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, in the First United Methodist Church, in a faculty recital entitled "The Christmas Story."

The Rev. Iva DeSpain and Robert Miller will present scripture readings. Trilla Lyerla will accompany on the piano, assisted by James Stephens on guitar and John Forbes on soprano recorder. John Buehler, Daniel McKinney and Lori McKinney will also be on the program. There is no admission charge and the public is invited.

McPherson College

announces awards

McPherson College has announced its 2005-2006 Presidential and Dean's Scholarship recipients. One recipient of the Dean's Scholarship is Richard Anderson, III, Baldwin City.

Activities council

sponsors program

The Student Activities Council of Baker University is sponsoring Operation Truth from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Rice Auditorium. Todd Bowers will share his experiences during his two tours in Iraq and the truth about the situation there. A question and answer session will follow.

Church travels to

Raytown for play

Lighthouse Baptist Temple is planning to attend a Christmas play at First Baptist Church, Raytown, on Friday, Dec. 9. The bus will leave the church at 5 p.m. For information, call the church, 594-4101.

Pioneer 4-H Club

distributes cookies

The Pioneer 4-H Club decided at its October meeting to gather Nov. 5 at the Jehle home to put together plates of cookies to distribute to area veterans. Club members wanted to recognize the veterans for their service to the country.

ECKAN has kits to

reduce energy costs

ECKAN is taking applications for Kansas Warm Homes Conservation Kits that will help reduce energy costs. Kits will given out on a first come, first serve basis. Recipient must meet income guidelines.

Organizations wanting to volunteer to assist in installing the kits are needed. Call Jeanette at (785) 841-3357 for information.

Rotary club sponsors

community blood drive

The Baldwin City Rotary Club is sponsoring a community blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 22, at the Blood Vessel that will be parked at Baldwin City Market.

Bring an ID such as a driver's license or blood donor card. A cholesterol test will be performed on all units of blood collected. Eat and drink prior to the donation. While supplies last, T-shirts will be given to donors. Call Lou Ann to sign up to donate at (800) 279-5943.

Clearfield to have

German Festival

The annual German Christmas Festival at Clearfield United Methodist Church will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The church is located seven miles south of Eudora or four miles north of Highway 56 on County Road 1061.

A German dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and there will be a bake and craft sale. There will be a tree lighting and music featuring the Glory Generations, the Witness Band and the Hands of Glory during the evening. The dinner will be a free-will donation.

Hestia Study Club

reports meeting

Hestia Study Club met at the home of Charlene Potter. Mark Halford, pastor of the New Life Assembly of God church, Baldwin City, spoke on the Teen Challenge program.

Halford is the executive director of Heart of America Teen Challenge of Greater Kansas City, a worldwide program that helps troubled teens. He has been associated with the program since 1984. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop on U.S. Highway 56 go to help the Teen Challenge group home that houses 10 teenagers outside of Lawrence.

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