Archive for Thursday, January 12, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

January 12, 2006

DCSS to provide
info on drug program
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.

UMW to change
structure, reorganize
The United Methodist Women at Ives Chapel will be reorganized and the structure of the group will be changing.
A day circle that will be formed and meet monthly if there is enough interest. A meeting will be held at the home of Joy Uthoff at 1 p.m. Wednesday to discuss organizing the day circle.

Young at Heart
to meet for lunch
The Young at Heart group at Lighthouse Baptist Temple will be meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 for lunch. Meet at the church to travel to a restaurant. Community members are welcome to attend.

FCE unit to
have meeting
The Vinland Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Marian Bradley. Lola Ford will present the lesson "You Want Me to do What?"

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 $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.

Palmyra 4-H Club
reports meeting
Ethan Horne, junior president, called the recent Palmyra 4-H Club meeting to order. Erin Jansen and Michaela Krysztof led the singing of Jingle Bells.
Club members decorated angels for Vintage Park and Orchard Lane. The Food Fare is Feb. 18, and the theme is Disney. A Christmas party and gift exchange were held after the meeting.

Free advanced care
workshop set
Heart of America Hospice is sponsoring two Advanced Care Planning Workshops from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Baldwin City Public Library and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Vintage Park Assisted Living.
Topics will be advance directives, living wills and durable power of attorney. Call Teresa Brown, (785) 633-8225 for more information.

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