Archive for Thursday, October 13, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

October 13, 2005

FCE to meet for

election of officers

The Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mariann Bradley. There will be election of officers.

Vinland UMC to have

annual supper

Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Rd., will have its annual chili/chicken noodle supper and homemade pies from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Free will donations will be accepted at the door.

BHS Class of 1985

to have reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1985 will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Lodge. Upper and under classmen are welcome to attend. For more information, call Sherry Zerr, 594-3065 or Stacey Leslie, (785) 832-1616.

Ives UMW to

have meeting

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. The program "A Call to Prayer and Action for Public Schools" will be led by Rosann Elder and Gail Kingsley.

Evening Circle

sets meeting

The Ives Chapel Evening Circle will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Cathy Gilges is hostess and Margie Adcock will lead the program and devotions.

Lighthouse Temple

to pack boxes

Lighthouse Baptist Temple will have a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and then wrap Christmas boxes for shipment to underprivileged children. The community is welcome to participate.

Election is Monday

For Vinland board

Interested area residents are invited to participate in the annual election of board members for the Vinland Community Fair scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, at the Vinland United Methodist Church.

During the election, three board positions will be filled for three-year terms. Anyone may nominate. The nominee must have consented to serve on the board.

The present board members are Mike and Julie Craig, Allen and Karla Osborn, Jean Moore, Bill and Mary Gensler, Mike and Autumn Eckman, Mark and Sherri Brown, Daryl and Margaret Barnes, Ron and Linda Griffin, Larry and Eloise Craig, Miles and Nora Cleland and Joe and Lorri Hoelscher.

'Silent Witness' set to

open in Baldwin

The Silent Witness Exhibit, which tells the story of five Kansas women whose lives ended violently at the hands of their husband, ex-husband or intimate partner, will open in Baldwin City on Saturday at various locations in town. The display consists of a group of red life-size silhouettes, each of which represents a Kansas domestic violence victim.

Locally, Baldwin City Business and Professional Women are sponsoring the exhibit. The Clay Center BPW of Clay Center developed this Silent Witness exhibit.

The goal of the Silent Witness project is to create public awareness. The exhibit is being displayed throughout the state of Kansas in shopping malls, churches, public buildings and other locations where the public can view it. The project hopes to honor the women who were murdered in domestic violence crimes; raise awareness about the seriousness of domestic violence; help people connect with local resources for victims of abuse and encourage legislative action to punish abusers.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact Barbara Pressgrove at 594-3832.

Baldwin Bird Club

to meet on Wednesday

The Baldwin Bird Club will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, at 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center at Seventh and Chapel streets. The October meeting will be "Owls of the World," presented by Roger Boyd, Ph.D., senior professor of biology at Baker University.

Owls have always been fascinating to people and a symbol of strength and wisdom in many cultures. Boyd will examine the various species found in the United States and contrast them with owls from other places around the world. The presentation will be digital images in PowerPoint format and should be of interest to a diverse audience.

"After all what would Halloween be without owls?" said Boyd. " We will also talk about recent sightings in the Baldwin area."

The meeting is open to the public and we invite you to attend. Anyone with questions can call Boyd at 594-3172.

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