Vinland Nativity to
A workday will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vinland Fairgrounds to prepare for the Living Nativity. Anyone who can help is encouraged to attend. Also needed are people to be in the Living Nativity, Dec. 21, 22 and 23. For information call Jean Moore at 594-3568.
Susan Buehler to
The Baker University Department of Music will feature Susan Buehler, soprano, in a faculty recital entitled "The Christmas Story in Scripture and Song" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Included will be scriptures read by Ira DeSpain and Robert Miller. Trilla Lyerla will assist on the piano, James Stephens will be on guitar and John Forbes on recorder. John Buehler, bass, Daniel McKinney, tenor, and Lori McKinney, alto, will join in the final number of the program. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.
FCE to have
The Family Community Education unit will meet at noon Tuesday for a covered dish luncheon at the home of Lola Ford. Each member should bring a covered dish, table service along with canned goods and food to donate to the Baldwin food pantry.
Students to present
The third and fourth grades at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center will present "Twas the Night Before Christmas," with original music by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse. Performances will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rice Auditorium on the Baker campus.
RWD No. 4 to
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
The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth 6th through 12th grade are invited.
BHS math team
The Baldwin High School math team placed second in 4A competition at the 37th annual Washburn Math Day, Nov. 8. This ended a string of three consecutive years of first place finishes for the math team. The top scorers for BHS were Josh Rommelfanger, Braxton Nottingham and Mehmet Altuntas.
Whitebirds to visit
Pete and Judy Whitebird, with their songs and ministry, will be at Lighthouse Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday. The community is welcome to attend.
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.
Church travels to
Raytown for play
Lighthouse Baptist Temple is planning to attend a Christmas play at First Baptist Church, Raytown, Friday. The bus will leave the church at 5 p.m. For information, call 594-4101.
Pioneer 4-H Club
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.
Farmers and hunters
feed the hungry
Lake Region Resource Conservation and Development Council is sponsoring a program covering Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami and Osage counties where harvested deer meat not wanted by the hunter will be processed at no cost to the hunter and donated to local food pantries and agencies that serve those in need. Participating meat processors will package the meat and place it in two-pound packages. Processors are Mound City Butcher Block, Spring Hill Meat Market and Santa Fe Trail Meats in Overbrook. Questions may be directed to (785) 242-2073.
BBB warns Kansans
Fraudulent checks are being sent to consumers who have signed up through the Internet or have received a letter from CBT Payment & Securities, Inc. The $1,500 check is a fraud. It is drawn on Plantation Federal Bank, Pawleys Island, S.C. Do not respond to the telephone number. You will be directed to send money to a Canadian location. It will be the consumer's responsibility to make good on any funds used. If you have been a victim of this crime, notify the FBI or the BBB at (785) 232-0454.
Holidays are prime
for financial crimes
The holidays are a prime time for identity theft, robbery and fraud, with senior citizens often the target. The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to seniors: 1) Do not give any personal information over the phone or Internet. This includes credit card numbers and card expiration dates, Social Security, driver's license and bank account numbers. Do not release any personal information. 2) Use direct deposit. Checks incoming and outgoing are vulnerable, especially during the holidays. Direct deposit will protect you against identity theft. 3) Always check with the BBB before investing, spending or giving money to a group.
Vinland Valley 4-H
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vintage Park in Baldwin to Christmas carol for the residents. Club members then went to Vinland Methodist Church where Spencer Wilson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by what members wanted for Christmas. Reports were presented. Visitors were Darby, Regan and Lane Zaremba. The club discussed the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family program and decided to give a gift certificate and personal items to a family. Record book updates were given by Mrs. Hunsinger. Mrs. Nottingham said new coats were needed to send to hurricane victims in New Orleans. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Vinland Methodist Church.
Ottawa church has
Mount Sinai Church of God and Christ, Ottawa, is having a fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ottawa Wal-Mart store. Proceeds go to the building fund.
will not distribute food
The ECKAN Agency will not distribute food items during December and January.