Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

December 15, 2005

Workday scheduled

at fairgrounds

A workday has been scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vinland Fairgrounds in preparation for the Vinland Methodist Church Living Nativity that will begin next Wednesday.

Volunteers are needed to assist with cleanup. There are still some time spaces available for babies for the nativity portrayal. Call Paula Johnson, 594-3578, or Jean Moore, 594-3568, for information.

Ives Chapel UMC

to have meeting

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church to pack cheer trays to distribute to shut-ins. Dolores Kalb will lead the program, "We Are Not Alone."

Evening Circle to

gather at Ives

The Evening Circle will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Ives Chapel. Margie Adcock will lead the program and Kathleen Winkleman will give devotions.

Lighthouse to have

holiday programs

The Lighthouse Baptist Church choir will present the Christmas Cantata during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

The children will share their Christmas presentation during the evening service at 6 p.m. The community is welcome to attend both services.

30th Living Nativity

to begin Wednesday

The scene of the holy family will be recreated complete with shepherds, a donkey, a cow and sheep on Dec. 21, 22 and 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vinland Fairgrounds.

Christmas music will play in the background in the heated exhibition building. The Living Nativity began in 1975 by a group of church members and neighborhood families. Some fourth generation volunteers are involved this year.

The fairgrounds are located four miles north of Baldwin City near Vinland, one-fourth mile east of the County Road 1055/460 intersection. There is ample parking, and groups arriving by bus are welcome. The building is handicapped accessible.

Free will donations go to Youthville, Inc. of Newton.

BBB warns of

Medicare drug scam

Beginning Jan. 1, seniors will have access to prescription drug coverage. Approved private companies are marketing their plans to seniors. Scam artists are also calling posing as approved companies but their goal is to obtain personal and financial information for identity theft. The Better Business Bureau warns seniors not to release any personal information over the phone.

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