Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

January 5, 2006

BCAC sponsors
pottery classes
The Baldwin Community Arts Council will sponsor pottery classes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 9, an eight-week session, at Baldwin High School. The instructor is Tom Wilson. Call 594-3242 or 594-3926 to register.

Power outage planned
for Jan. 16 in city
There will be a brief power outage scheduled for Baldwin City Jan. 16 between midnight and 3 p.m. The areas affected are Sixth to 10th streets and Ames to High streets.
"It will affect all of Baker University," said Rob Culley, power plant supervisor.
The outage is necessary to all installation of updates and meter service to the area, Culley said. For more information, call the city at 594-6907.

Caregiver support
group to meet
The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will meet from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont.
The meeting date was changed because of the holidays. Call (785) 842-0543 for information.

Baldwin First UMC
begins new studies
Baldwin First United Methodist Church will launch a 50-day spiritual "adventure" Sunday with brunch for adults at 9:30 a.m.
The whole church will be involved in a study called "Seeing the Unseen Christ: How His Presence Transforms Life." Rev. Pam Morrison will present the program at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
The church is featuring its second Alpha course at 6 p.m. beginning Sunday evening. The 10-week course includes a meal, a video talk and small group discussions.
For information on either program, call 594-6612.

DCSS to provide
Medicare information
Douglas County Senior Services will present information on the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program at 10 a.m. each Monday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.
Volunteer counselors will be available to assist seniors in choosing their plan from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. A worksheet must be completed prior to meeting with the counselor. Call (785) 842-0543 for information.

RWD No. 4 to
meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the district office.
The annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Vinland Elementary School.

Teachers' Hall of Fame
taking nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the Class of 2006 from each of the 12 districts of Kansas for the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame. The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 1.
More than 300 exemplary educators have been inducted since its inception in 1977. Nominees must have been a K-12 or vocational school teacher or administrator for a minimum of 25 years in Kansas.
The teacher must: 1) show evidence of outstanding teaching and/or administration; 2) show evidence of positive interaction with students and parents; 3) possess qualities that set him/her apart; 4) demonstrate continued pursuit of educational opportunities; 5) share ideas by conducting workshops, classes, etc; 6) be involved in community activities; 7) exhibit educational recognition and awards.
Dodge City is the home of the first teachers' hall of fame in the United States. For additional information and nomination forms, contact Leonard Steinle, (785) 843-3266 or Carol J. Swinney, PO Box 1010, Sublette, KS 67877, (800) 728-1022.

Douglas County has
new patrol trooper
Colonel William Seck, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has assigned Trooper Casey A. Simoneau to Douglas County. Trooper Simoneau received the assignment following his completion of an extensive 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Patrol's Training Academy in Salina.
Trooper Simoneau is a graduate of Palco High School. He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Fort Hays State University. He has begun his field duties under the supervision of Trooper Joshua Kellerman. Upon completion of field training, he will assume patrol duties in Douglas County.

Ives Chapel circle
changes meeting date
The Ives Chapel Evening Circle will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. The meeting date has changed to the second Wednesday of the month. All women are welcome to attend.
The Evening Circle is collecting cookies for Veterans at Leavenworth Veteran's Hospital in memory of Ethel May Carlson. Anyone who would like to donate three dozen cookies, ready to freeze, please contact Kathleen Winkleman for pick up arrangements no later than Jan. 10.
The circle is gathering recipes for a cookbook. Contact Amy Wright for information.

Vinland Valley 4-H
Club reports meeting
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met Jan. 2 at the Vinland Methodist Church. Spencer Wilson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by the best Christmas gift. Misty Emory read the minutes.
New members were the Zaremba family, Regan and Lane. Cheryl Hunsinger had record book updates and reminders of entries for club days. Council reports were presented by Lacey Hunsinger and Amy Stone. Project talks on photography were given by Amy Stone and Melissa Emory. Clothing talks were given by Brittnay George, Lacey Hunsinger and Amy Stone. Bryce and Brandon Mock led recreation.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Vinland Methodist Church. Members are asked to bring baby diapers, formula and wipes to donate to the county food pantry.

Wellsville church to
have food distribution
Wellsville Family Worship Center is offering Helping Hands, a free monthly food distribution for people who need a little help. The next distribution is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Emergency help is available as well. Call (785) 883-2533 for more information.

BBB warns of
mystery shopper scam
The Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to fall for the promise of earnings by being a mystery shopper. The victim may be contacted by direct mail, telephone or through the Internet.
A fee is paid by the consumer for the promise of a list of stores that use mystery shoppers. The recent loss by a consumer who fell for this scam was for $149. Check out any business or offer at or (785) 232-0454.

New rules for drivers
with CDL licenses
Kansas Dept. of Revenue, Division of Vehicles states as of Jan. 1, 2006, any individual applying for or renewing a commercial drivers license must visit one of the state drivers license offices according to recent federal legislation.
Any drivers license that has CDL printed on the top right hand corner cannot be processed at any county office. Counties will not be able to process a CDL license which includes address or name changes. The only exception would be non-commercial Class A or B licenses and identification cards.
A list of DL offices can be found at Any questions regarding a drivers license should be directed to your local
County Treasurer or to the Kansas Drivers License Bureau at (785) 296-3963.

Bible Studies set
at Baptist Temple
Bible Studies and kids' programs are available at 6 p.m. Sundays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple and at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. Certified nursery attendants will be available to care for children both times.
The choir is meeting at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday nights. Community members are welcome to attend Bible Studies and Choir.
Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. children five and older can participate in learning activities during worship. The group is called Patch the Pirate.

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