Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

March 9, 2006

Legion and Auxiliary
hosting dinner
The American Legion Post No. 228 and Auxiliary Unit No. 228 are hosting a potluck birthday dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Legion Hall, 803 High St.
The featured speaker will be Kansas Department Commander Ernie Cooper. All members and guests are welcome to attend.


Masons to serve
biscuits and gravy
Masons Palmyra Lodge No. 23 will have its annual Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple.
Donations will be used to fund charitable projects such as the Shriners High School Band Camp and the High School Student Essay Contest. Suggested donations are adults $5 and children $3.


Historical society to
have annual meeting
The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society will have a carry-in potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall.
Those attending should bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be provided. There will be a business meeting and election of officers and directors. The program will be a film of Katharine Kelley's slides.


Lighthouse ladies
to have Bible study
The ladies of Lighthouse Baptist Temple will have a Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Area women are welcome to attend.


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.


Ives Day Circle
to have meeting
The Day Circle at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will meet at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church to travel to Le Loup to tour the nearby antique shop.
Following the tour they will return to the church for a program led by Rev. Priscilla Davies, "A Time of Peace and Joy." Rosann Elder is hostess.

Personal property
assessments due
Douglas County taxpayers have until March 15 to file 2006 personal property assessment forms that were mailed in January.
The completed form should contain a list of taxable personal property such as boats, jet skis, trailers, mobile homes, airplanes, large trucks, mopeds and business equipment. Forms are available at the appraiser's office. Call (785) 832-5289. Late filing fees will be charged.


Missionary to speak
at Lighthouse
Lisa Lewis, a missionary to Togo, West Africa, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lighthouse Baptist Temple. Community members are welcome to attend.


Clearfield -- Ives youth
schedule meeting
The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth 6th through 12th grade are invited.


Free health fair
taking registrations
Baldwin City and Baker University are sponsoring the Community Wellness Festival from 9 a.m. to noon April 1 at Collins Sports and Convention Center, Sixth and Fremont streets.
Free health screenings are blood pressure, hearing, lung volume, vision, bone density, body fat and posture check. Additional blood screenings are available for a fee. Pre-register by March 23 for the lab tests for $20 ($30 with PSA) or register the day of the festival and the tests will be $30 ($40 with PSA).
Exhibitors will be on site and there will be drawings for prizes. Registration forms are in the Baldwin City Signal, at local businesses or at the Baker University Student Union.


Applications taken
for scholarship
ECKAN is taking applications for a $500 college scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who lives in its service area. The student's family income level must be 125 percent or less of poverty level guidelines.
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 14 for consideration. To receive an application or more information, contact ECKAN at (785) 242-7450, ext. 201, or school principal or guidance counselor.


Washburn to host
Rotary academy
Washburn University's Leadership Institute is hosting the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy from June 4 to June 6. Incoming sophomore and junior high students who are interested in developing their leadership potential can participate.
Students will live at the Living Learning Center on campus. Participants are selected and sponsored by the Rotary club. Applications are available now.
Interested students should contact their school counselors, their local Rotary Club or the Washburn Leadership Institute. Visit http://www.washburn.edu/leadership/academy or call (785) 620-2001.


Groups warn of
scam artists
Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas warns of scam artists working in Kansas. They target those on Medicare and who use the new drug program. Another scam targeting veterans involves callers who say they are working for the Patient Care Group. They claim the the Veterans Administration changed some procedures and want the veteran's credit card number.
Seniors should never give information over the phone such as bank accounts, credit card numbers, social security numbers or Medicare numbers. If you receive such a call, contact (800) 860-5260 or (800) 432-2310.
An informational session will be held for anyone who is eligible for Medicare from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging office, 1720 SW Topeka Blvd.


BPW has scholarships
to be awarded
Baldwin Business and Professional Women has two scholarships to award by May.
The Lillian Andrews Career Advancement Scholarship is for a woman who needs either additional non-degree training to improve her skills, or credits to complete a degree program in order to re-enter the job market, to advance in her field or to change careers. The applicant must be a woman of age 21 or over, a U.S. citizen and live within a 12-mile radius of Baldwin. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows she is enrolled in a course. A transcript of the applicant's most recent school records must accompany the completed application form.
The Violet Ford Scholarship-at-large is for a woman or man between the ages of 18 and 20, enrolled in a school for the betterment of her/his skills. Payment will be made only after the applicant shows they are enrolled in a course. For information or application contact Peggy Ford, (785) 594-3280. Applications must be submitted before May 1.

Personal property
assessments due
Douglas County taxpayers have until March 15 to file 2006 personal property assessment forms that were mailed in January. The completed form should contain a list of taxable personal property such as boats, jet skis, trailers, mobile homes, airplanes, large trucks, mopeds and business equipment. Forms are available at the appraiser's office. Call (785) 832-5289. Late filing fees will be charged.

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