Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

June 23, 2005

Worden UMC hosts
gospel quartet

The Worden United Methodist Church will present a concert by the Delaware River Boys at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. A groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hamburger barbecue. The church is located on U.S. Highway 56, 3.5 miles west of the U.S. 56-59 junction.

Rotary Club to sponsor
local blood drive

Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 9, at the American Legion Hall. The drive is sponsored by the Baldwin City Rotary Club. Call Lou Ann at (800) 279-5943 to sign up.

BBB warns of
timeshare scams

Whether you are a potential buyer or have a timeshare that you would like to sell, the Better Business Bureau warns you to thoroughly investigate the company before you give any information to anyone. Scam artists are offering purchasing opportunities and if you already own a timeshare, a promise to purchase it for an up front fee. Get everything in writing, check references, visit the property. Check with the BBB at (785) 232-0454 or

Parenting support group
meets in Lawrence

A parenting support group providing assistance to grandparents and other caregivers who are raising children meets from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 N. Lawrence Ave., Lawrence. For information call Valerie Murphy at (785) 841-2488.

Agency on Aging to
have public hearing

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1720 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka. The purpose is to review the 2005 fiscal year final revisions and to review services funded for fiscal year 2006. The public is invited to attend and make comments. Contact Marsha Ridinger at (800) 798-1366 for more information.

Wagner listed on
spring honor roll

Phillip J. Wagner was listed on the spring semester honors list at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich., for those earning a 3.5 and higher grade-point average. Wagner is the son of Ken and Diane Wagner, Baldwin City.

District Aide of OES
makes official visit

Evangeline Chapter No. 162, Order of the Eastern Star, met June 8 at the Masonic Hall in Baldwin City. The District Aide of District No. 3, Lois Evison, made her official visit.

Evison spoke about the programs and charities of the Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron. Breast cancer and the diabetes foundation will be the charities supported in the coming year. Tab tops from aluminum cans will continue to be saved for the Ronald McDonald homes in Kansas. Daffodil bulbs will be sold to support cancer research.

Worthy Matron Alice Rollf honored 60-plus-year members of Evangeline Chapter. Betty Mole, Vivian Courtney and Clara Jones were able to attend the meeting and were given special recognition. Their records of offices held through the years were read and each was presented with a pink rose and a certificate for dedication to the Order. The three represented 185 years of membership in Eastern Star. Past Matrons provided refreshments.

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