Archive for Thursday, July 13, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

July 13, 2006

Young at Heart
to gather for lunch
The Young at Heart group from Lighthouse Baptist Temple will meet today at the church at 12:30 p.m. to travel to Fire Mountain for lunch. Community members are welcome to attend.

Vinland FCE to
have meeting
The Vinland Family and Community Education Unit will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church to make noodles. Members should bring a salad for lunch and table service. Lola Ford will present the lesson, Food Bloopers. Paula Johnson will be hostess.

Ives Chapel Day Circle
to have meeting
The Day Circle of Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church to leave on a day trip. Rev. Priscilla Davies is in charge of the trip, assisted by Rosann Elder and Joy Uthoff.

Library summer
program ending
"Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales," the theme for the 2006 Summer Reading Program at the Baldwin City Library is coming to a close. An animal CSI program was presented by Operation Wildlife Wednesday to conclude the program. All books must be recorded by Friday. Reading certificates will be passed out at a program at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library. Awards will be given for top readers and prizes will be given to those in attendance that day. The Friends of the Library will give a gift to each child.
The 7th Annual Swimming Party will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Baldwin pool. The party is for all readers and listeners who have completed the required number of books for their reading level. The event is sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.
A packet of rewards from local businesses has been given to each reader and listener as they completed the required number of books. Participating businesses were Pizza Hut, Sonic, Arrowhead Hardware and Santa Fe Market.

USD 348 expands
four-year-old program
Baldwin USD 348 has been awarded an expansion grant to increase the four-year-old program. This is a free half-day program offered to USD 348 families with children who have their fourth birthday by August 31, 2006. All areas of development are addressed. Contact Kathy at Marion Springs Elementary School, (785) 594-3081, or leave a message.

Robson to defend
her dissertation
Baldwin City resident Rachel Robson will defend her doctoral dissertation, "Streptococcus pneumoniae adherence to and activation of human lung cells" at 2 p.m. today in Clendening Auditorium at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. The Ph.D. dissertation defense is free an open to the public.

African violet club
schedules meeting
The Lawrence African Violet Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the home of Raymond and Robin Russell, Lawrence. Tracey Brock is co-host. Guests are welcome. For more information call Walter Murphy, (785) 842-7615.

SHICK to offer training
for insurance counselors
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas is currently recruiting volunteers to become insurance counselors to senior citizens. The regional training session will be August 8 through August 10 at Topeka. For more information call Katie Glendening, (785) 842-0543 or e-mail

Move Over Law
now in effect
In an effort to protect roadside workers, the Kansas Legislature passed a Move Over Law that requires motorists to switch to the lane furthest from any stationary vehicle displaying flashing lights. The new law went into effect July 1, 2006. The law applies to four-lane roads or highways only, however, on two-lane roads, drivers should slow down and proceed with caution when passing a stationary vehicle displaying flashing lights. Violators will receive only warnings until July 1, 2007. After that, a fine of $90 can be issued for failure to move over. Bills passed in other states feature fines as high as $1,000.

Coal Creek Library
open for season
Coal Creek Library, Vinland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through October. The library can be open by appointment by contacting Martha Smith, 594-3960.

Baldwin library
sets summer hours
The Baldwin City Public Library has announced its summer hours: Monday 9-9; Tuesday 9-5; Wednesday 9-9; Thursday 9-5; Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-12. The library can be contacted at 594-3411.

Baldwin church
to have fundraiser
Baldwin First United Methodist Church will begin a fundraiser to refurbish the church's organ used in many weddings, funerals, graduations and vespers. A total of $49,000 is needed for the project. The church will gratefully welcome community participation in this fundraiser.

Seniors can gather
for potluck
Senior citizens can get together the first and third Fridays of the month to have a potluck and play cards at the senior center. The potluck begins at 6 p.m. and the card playing follows at 7 p.m.

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