Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

June 16, 2005

CFBC to serve two
fund-raising meals
Citizens for Baldwin City will serve two meals Saturday to raise funds for the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display.
During Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the CFBC will serve brats, hot dogs, chips and a drink at the Midland Railway Depot beginning at 11 a.m. Then, beginning at 5 p.m., pork loin, brisket and chicken dinners served with sides will be available at the Salt Mine.


Quilters guild to
have meeting
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Baldwin Senior Center. Sharon Vesecky and Laura Davids will present the program, "Paper Piercing." Diane Dietz will give the 10-minute tip. Visitors are welcome.


AARP features
program speaker
American Association of Retired People Chapter 1696 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Lawrence Country Club. Following lunch, the program speaker will be Jessie Ann Lusher, executive director of Douglas County Senior Services. For reservations, call (785) 842-0446.


Lawrence church
hosts fiesta
St. John the Evangelist Parish, 1234 Kentucky, Lawrence, will host its 24th annual Mexican Fiesta from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, on the church grounds. Admission is free.


Vinland church hosts
Music on the Lawn
Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Rd., is hosting "Music on the Lawn" beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Area bands and musicians will be featured. People should bring lawn chairs or blankets. A free-will donation will be taken with proceeds going for church maintenance and repairs. For information, call Verdeana Zeller, 594-3741.


Allender celebrates
75th birthday
Earl Allender, Wellsville, retired principal/school teacher, will celebrate his 75th birthday Saturday, June 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wellsville Senior Center, 200 E. 7th St. Allender began his career at Wellsville schools in 1966. Cards may be sent to Earl Allender, PO Box 354, Wellsville, KS 66092. No gifts please.


HCCI to host home
buyer workshop
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., will present a four-hour workshop explaining all aspects of home buying. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25, at the Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. The workshop is free. To register call (800) 383-0217, ext. 302.


CCCS to present
mortgage class
Consumer Credit Counseling Services will present a one-hour class on reverse mortgages from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 at 1195 SW Buchanan in Topeka. The workshop is free. To register call (800) 383-0217, ext. 368.


Tanner attends P.E.O.
state convention
Judith Tanner, Baldwin City, was among more than 250 delegates attending the 103rd Convention of Kansas State Chapter P.E.O. June 3-5 at Hays.
Tanner represented Chapter CK of Baldwin City. The theme for the convention was "P.E.O. -- A Gift of Timeless Opportunities." P.E.O. is an international philanthropic and educational organization whose goals include increased opportunities for higher education for women. It was founded in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.


BBB warns of
credit card fees
A New York company is offering a credit card with a credit line of $5,000. The consumer must pay $299 as an advance fee. The company, Majestic Benefits, takes the $299 from the checking account but the credit card is never issued. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers to never give out any banking information. Contact the BBB at (785) 232-0454 for more information.


ECKAN Agency to
distribute food items
ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 23 at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin.


S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club
reports meeting
Garland Miller called the June meeting of S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club to order. Roll call was answered by "What Are You Taking to the Fair?" Minutes were approved. Melanie Jones presented the treasurer's report and Dawn Miller gave the leader's report on the centennial celebration at the fair.
Chris Kerr reported on the 4-H fair tour meeting. Families could volunteer to show club members their projects. Dawn Miller suggested selling 4-H Anniversary Cookbooks as a fundraiser. Cookbooks are $15 each. It was decided to sell the cookbooks.
The club voted to buy t-shirts for all club members. Michael Kerr spoke on his gardening project. The meeting adjourned. The Reese family served refreshments.


Vinland FCE to
gather for luncheon
The Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet Tuesday at the home of Kayellen Hess for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with Genieva McTaggart as co-hostess. Mariann Bradley will present the lesson "People Talk: Enhancing Your Relationships."


Alzheimer's Association
to sponsor walk/run
The Heart of America Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will sponsor the 2005 Memory Walk and 5 Kilometer run on Saturday, June 25 at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. The run begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:45 a.m. To register for the walk or run call (785) 234-2523.


ACCC announces
spring honor rolls
Allen County Community College announced honor rolls for the spring semester. Students must carry at least 12 credit hours to qualify. All the students listed are from Overbrook. On the President's Honor Roll (4.0 Grade Point Average) are Callahan Ray McIver, Joshua M. Strohm, Jason M. Zeller, Rebecca L. Zeller, Stephanie Y. Ziegler. On the Dean's Honor Roll (3.5 -- 3.99 GPA) are Sadie A. Boos, Justin Lee Cooper, James W. Hawkins, Cassie Irene Henderson-Eldred. Listed on Honorable Mention Honor Roll (3.0 -- 3.49 GPA) are Taren Makenzie Karr and Ashley Nicole Michaelis.

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