Archive for Thursday, December 14, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

December 14, 2006

Silent movie shown
with accompaniment
"Seven Chances," a silent movie starring Buster Keaton, will be shown at 3 p.m. Friday at Vintage Park. Live piano accompaniment will be performed by Phil Figgs, 1987 Baker graduate, and hosted by Zeta Chi fraternity members.
"Seven Chances" is the story of a man in a failing business whose grandfather has left him seven million dollars on the condition that he marries by seven on his 27th birthday. The movie runs about one hour and features fascinating early effects as well as amazing acrobatic physical comedy. Admission is free. The public is encouraged to attend.


DCSS to assist with
Medicare questions
Douglas County Senior Services, Inc., will be at the Senior Center, 745 Vermont, Lawrence, Tuesday and Wednesday to assist seniors with questions about Medicare Part D enrollment. Extra volunteers will be available. For questions call (785) 842-0543.


Ives Chapel lists
Christmas specials
The annual Christmas program, led by the Sunday School, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday followed by a fellowship gathering with a special visitor from the North Pole. The Day Circle will meet at 10 a.m. Monday to pack cheer boxes for shut-ins. Rev. Priscilla Davies will lead the program, "Let There Be Peace on Earth." After lunch, members will deliver the cheer boxes.


Episcopal church
announces service
Grace Episcopal Church, 5th and Locust streets, Ottawa, will have Christmas Eve services with lessons and carols at 7 p.m. The service is open to the public.


Christmas services
set at Lighthouse
Pete and Judy Whitebird will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Baptist Temple.
The choir will perform Christmas music at the 10:30 a.m. service Dec. 24 and Christmas Eve candlelight and communion services will be at 6 p.m. that evening. The public is welcome to attend all services.


Post Office asks access
to mailboxes cleared
Unsafe conditions because of ice and snow can delay mail delivery. The Postal Service is reminding customers to keep access to the mailbox clear.
Sidewalks and steps should be cleared for door delivery. Customers receiving curbside delivery should keep the area near the box cleared where snow left by plows has piled. Carriers are instructed to refrain from delivering to locations they deem hazardous.


ECKAN awarded
repair grant funds
ECKAN has been awarded an $84,000 emergency repair grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for emergency repairs for homeowners when it poses a threat to the health or safety of the occupants when no other funding is available. Examples of repairs are furnace, plumbing, sewage, and electrical. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. Contact ECKAN at (888) 833-0832.


Vinland Valley 4-H
Club reports meeting
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vintage Park Center to sing Christmas carols to residents. The group then went to Vinland Methodist Church for the meeting. Roll call was answered by favorite hobby. Guests were Kylie Seaman, Briana Beets and Michael Moore. Leaders reported on record books and important dates. Junior officers were installed. Members of clothing buymanship set a date and time for shopping for donations to the Salvation Army. The next meeting is Jan. 8.

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