Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

September 29, 2005

Meeting for county

residents scheduled

A discussion will be held at 7 p.m. tonight concerning proposed zoning changes for Douglas County. The changes could affect the value of rural land as related to rural development. The meeting will be at Legion Hall, 803 High St.

Orchestra concert

to be Sunday

The Baker University orchestra will open the concert season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in McKibbin Recital Hall in Owens Musical Arts Building. The orchestra will perform selections by Vivaldi, Mozart, Grieg, Holst, Vaughn Williams and O'Fallon. Lori McKinney will be conducting. The public is invited to attend.

Bible collection to

feature new Bibles

The Quayle Rare Bible Collection will exhibit some new Bibles at the Quayle wing of the Baker University Library. One is the first complete Bible printed in America (German, 1743) and the other one is the first complete Bible in English (1781-82). There are also two Bibles carried by Union soldiers during the Civil War.

The collection is open to the public Monday, Thursday and Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Groups or individuals who wish to visit at other times may call 594-8393 to make arrangements.

Festival looking for

quilts to display

The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show is looking for quilts to display at the 32nd annual quilt show, held in conjunction with Baldwin City's Maple Leaf Festival on October 15-16, 2005. This is not a judged show. There is no entry fee. The quilts must have a hanging sleeve. Quilts may be brought to Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center at Seventh and Chapel streets Friday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or dropped off at Quilter's Paradise, 713 Eighth St. the week before the show. For more information, contact Judy Masur, (785) 979-8346 or Quilter's Paradise, (785) 594-3477 or visit the Web site at

Workshop scheduled

during Maple Leaf

Ellen Heck will present a quilting lecture and workshop in conjunction with the Maple Leaf Festival. The workshop entitled "Morning Glories" will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at 261 E. 1250 Rd. The class is intended for intermediate to advanced students in applique. There is a cost for the class.

Heck will conduct the complimentary lecture, "My Journey in Quilt Making," from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in Owens Musical Arts Building. There will be a trunk show of her quilts. For information on the workshop or lecture, contact Judy Masur at (785) 979-8346 or Quilters Paradise at (785) 594-3477 or visit the Maple Leaf Festival Web site at

Clearfield UMC to host

Islamic speaker

The Clearfield United Methodist Church is hosting a representative from the Lawrence Islamic Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, who will speak on the Islamic faith. The church is located four miles north of Highway 56 on County Road 1061 (2200 Road), on the corner of N. 600 Rd. A free will offering will be taken and light refreshments will be served. Community members are welcome to attend.

Hobson family holds

annual reunion

The Hobson family held its annual reunion Sept. 11 at the Black Jack Park Cabin. Attending the reunion were: Joe and Jeroldene Martin, Kenneth Hobson, Jeannie Waldo, Duaine and Donalda Lindholm, Terrie Lindholm, Tina Caruthers and Kaden, Connie Taylor, Vicki, Chase and Nathan Mignot, Jody, Brett and Ace Courtney, Tom and Joyce Hobson, John Kim, Kelsey and Colby Heckathorne, Kelly and Hayley Schwartz, all from Baldwin City; Lonnie Spurlock, Lawrence; Jasmine Lattie and Jared Stewart, Topeka; Bob and Eva Waldo, Keri Hagman and Janet Waldo, DeSoto; Dale and Kathy Walker, Charles and Kristan VanMiddlesworth, Tonganoxie; Kevin Waldo, Independence, Mo.

Blues & BBQ

returns to Baldwin

The Lumberyard Arts Center Project will present Blues & BBQ Saturday, in downtown Baldwin City. Food will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. All proceeds go to benefit the Lumberyard Arts Center Project.

Chamber announces

tour contest winner

The winner of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Promotion Committee's Tour of Homes drawing was Barbara McClain, Lawrence. The contest prize was a one night stay at The Lodge in Baldwin City.

Librarians attend

workshop retreat

Becky Hayes and Kathy Johnston from Baldwin City Public Library attended a two-day retreat in Valley Falls sponsored by Northeast Kansas Library System. The training was intended for small and medium-sized public libraries in the northeast Kansas area providing instructional sessions and opportunities for sharing ideas and networking. Those attending both days received 12 hours of continuing education credits.

S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club

reports meeting

The September meeting of the S.H.A.F.F. 4-H Club was called to order by Garland Miller, president. Roll Call was answered by naming a U.S. president. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer's report and reporter's report were presented. Diane Wingert presented the community leader's report. Denise Lowe reported on the banner the club exhibited at the fair receiving the Reserve Champion award and reported on the recipe books that were ordered. Sara Yardley spoke about 4-H month and the club talked about the upcoming Wellsville Day Parade. Election of officers was discussed. The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were served by the Reese family.

Palmyra 4-H Club

has meeting

Wesley Callahan, president, led the monthly Palmyra 4-H Club at Ives Chapel. Jaimie Goff, secretary read the minutes. The treasurer's report was presented by Emily Krysztof. The reporter's report was given by Jennifer Goff. The club is donating $50 to the Katrina Hurricane Fund. Club members will help with the Farm Tour Oct. 1-2. All members were encouraged to attend services at Ives Chapel during National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8. The club sang "Boom-Chicka-Boom." The meeting was closed with the pledge and motto. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ives Chapel Church.

Gospel meeting set

at Vinland church

The Vinland Church of Christ, 1702 N. 700 Rd, across from the Vinland Airport, will present gospel meetings Oct. 9-13. The speaker will be Darrick Shepherd from Baldwin City. The theme is "The Church Jesus Built." The times for services are Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m., Morning Worship 10:55 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 7 p.m. each night. For more information call (785) 594-3648.

McTeacher's Night

will be at McDonald's

Baldwin Junior High School will host McTeacher's night from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 4, at McDonald's in Baldwin City, 522 Ames. Staff members and parents will be cooking and preparing food to raise money for the school that will receive 20 percent of the money raised that night.

Local students headed

to livestock expo

The 32nd annual North American International Livestock Exposition is scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5-18. There will be more than 21,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes will be awarded. Quinton Keen, Baldwin City, will be showing a Jersey cow in the Dairy division and Kalli Keen, Baldwin City, will show two Holsteins in the Dairy division at the exposition.

First Methodist to

offer prayer service

Healing prayer with individuals needing help and hope in their lives will be offered starting at 4:30 p.m. prior to the 5 p.m. service on the first and third Sundays of the month at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.

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