Archive for Thursday, November 10, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

November 10, 2005

Friends to host

last Book TALK

Baldwin City Friends of the Library will present the third and final part of the book discussion series Book TALK at 7 p.m. today at the library.

The theme has been "Native American Mysteries." Tom Prasch will lead the discussion of "Dreadful Water Shows Up" by Hartley Goodweather, a native American.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. The council's resource center furnishes the books and discussion leaders for the Book TALK series. Contact the library for information, 594-3411.

Dinner scheduled

for Veterans Day

American Legion Lloyd Beaton Post 228 and Auxiliary 228 will host a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall, 803 High St. All Veterans and their families are welcome to attend.

Vinland FCE to

have meeting

The Vinland Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church with Margie Schutz as hostess. Lola Ford will give the lesson "Growing Stronger."

Lighthouse ladies

gather for potluck

The ladies of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will have a Thanksgiving potluck at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the church. All community ladies are welcome to attend.

Car seat inspection

set for caregivers

Baldwin Parents as Teachers program will provide a safety inspection station for caregivers of young children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the USD 348 bus barn, 416 Quayle.

The inspection is sponsored by Douglas County Safe Kids Coalition and will be performed by a technician certified by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. Eighty percent of all parents install car seats incorrectly. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children under 18. Any person under 54 inches tall should ride in a booster seat until the vehicle safety belt fits correctly.

Booster seats will be available for sale or free. Free lunch provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the Parents as Teachers office for information, 594-7050.

Local artist accepted

in wildlife art show

Baldwin artist Mary Mitchell has been accepted into the OWL Wildlife Art Show. The juried art show benefits Operation Wildlife, Inc. The not-for-profit organization assists in the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned area wildlife. The show will be Nov. 12 and 13 at the Overland Park -- West Holiday Inn., 8787 Reeder Rd. There will be a reception Friday evening.

Military mailing

deadlines are soon

Military mail addressed to APO/FPO AE ZIP codes 090-092 deadlines are First Class and Priority Dec. 10, Parcel Airlift Dec. 3, Space Available Mail, Nov. 26 and Parcel Post Nov. 12. APO/FPO AE Zip codes 093 deadlines are First Class and Priority Dec. 5, PAL Dec. 3, SAM Nov. 26 and Parcel Post Nov. 12. APO/FPO AE ZIP codes 094-098, APO/FPO AA ZIP codes 340 and APO/FPO AP ZIP codes 962-966 deadlines are Express Mail Military Service, Dec. 19, First Class and Priority, Dec. 10, Parcel Airlift, Dec. 3, Space Available Mail, Nov. 26 and Parcel Post, Nov. 12.

The Postal Service has created a special kit that contains the necessary mailing materials based on the most popular items ordered to send care packages to the troops. There is no charge for the kit. The kit may be ordered by calling 1-800-610-8734 and requesting CAREKIT04. The kit contains 10 Priority Mail boxes, five Mili-Pacs, one roll of Priority Mail tape and 10 customs forms with envelopes.

AARP to have

meeting in Lawrence

The AARP will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Lawrence Country Club. The program will be presented by Greg Shipe from Davenport Winery, Eudora. Reservations can be made by calling (785) 865-3787.

Health care center to

sponsor pie contest

Baldwin Health Care is sponsoring a pie baking contest beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. Anyone can enter. Pie will be served for $1 per slice. Coffee and tea will be provided. Proceeds will go to the activities department.

Newland -- Rockhold

families reunite

The 30th annual Newland -- Rockhold family reunion was held at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, with 64 members in attendance.

Lori (Sconce) Fleming and baby daughter Hannah, daughter and granddaughter of Norma Sconce, traveled from Arlington, Texas, the longest distance.

The two youngest family members were Hannah Fleming, born Oct. 9, 2004, and Dalton Coates, born Oct. 12, 2004, great-grandson of Charlene Coates.

Mary Ellen McDowell from Gentry, Ark.

Family members from Kansas were: Baldwin City -- Norma and Scott Sconce; Charlene Coates; Brenda, Kenny and Pat Roberts; Barb Goff, Jennifer and Jaimie, Jaimie's friend Tessa Runner; Dotty Newland; Garry and Jana Kelly; Thelma and Lee Randel; Andrew Coates. Basehor -- David and Violet Coates. Emporia -- Dallas and Tonda Coates, Dalton and Nayna. Lawrence -- June and Junior Pine; Jim and Florence Gilliland; Pam Bone; Becky Hobert, Jakob and Rosie; Koty and Megan Coates and Dakota; Tori Beth and Robert Flaherty. Mound City -- Jay and Doreen Newland. Olathe -- Fred and Amy Cook, Eric, David, Isaac and Max. Osage City -- Rose Marie and Gayle Cook, Charles Cook and Bobbie. Ottawa -- Dan and Jennifer Coates, Britten and Riley; Keith Rockhold, Teri Kaub, Joan Williams and Chris. Stilwell -- Larry and Linda Newland. Topeka -- Joan and Anthony Habigar. Wellsville -- Ann and Richard Suddarth.

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