Archive for Thursday, May 4, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

May 4, 2006

New church bell to
be celebrated
During the morning worship services at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church Sunday, a special celebration will honor the completion of the rebuilding of the steeple and refurbishing of the copper plated bell. The bell will ring Sunday morning. Worship begins at 11 a.m.

Friends schedule
annual plant sale
Friends of the Baldwin City Library will sponsor its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in front of the library. Herbs, annuals and hanging baskets will be available.

Annual hog roast
set by fire department
Palmyra Township Fire Department will host its annual hog roast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Vinland Fairgrounds.
A freewill donation will be accepted. An auction will follow. For information, call 594-6944.

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 Chapel Evening
Circle to meet
The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. May Gorton will be hostess, program and devotion leader.

DCSS to discuss
Medicare drug program
Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. will present information on the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program Monday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont. The enrollment deadline is May 15. A worksheet must be completed prior to meeting with a counselor. For more information or to obtain the worksheet, call (785) 842-0543.

Bulldog Days set
to begin May 15
George McCrary got together last year with some other Baldwin residents and created Bulldog Days, an exercise program that gives Baldwin residents a chance to exercise 30 minutes in the morning or evening with other community members.
The group will meet at 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the high school beginning May 15 and continue meeting through the summer. There is no charge for the program. McCrary is looking for volunteers to help. He can be reached at (785) 865-8652.

Mutt N' Strutt to
raise funds for shelter
The Lawrence Humane Society will sponsor the 11th annual Mutt N' Strutt fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sunflower Elementary School, 2621 Inverness, Lawrence.
The walk will begin at 9 a.m. A pledge of $25 will be required to participate. Available will be contests and prizes, gift certificates, vendors and food. Registration forms can be found throughout Lawrence. Questions may be directed to (785) 843-6835.

State library makes
audios available
Library patrons can download audio books using the Internet.
A new online service called Audio Books, Music and More ( will enable browsing and checkout of popular audio books from libraries, homes, offices or schools. A valid Kansas Library Card, available to any Kansas resident at is required to check out and download the audio books.
Information about the Kansas Library Card and online book checkout is available at Baldwin City Library.

Citywide cleanup
is coming in June
Baldwin's Citywide Cleanup will be June 17. Items that will be accepted are limbs and yard waste, trash and debris, recyclable metals and appliances, batteries.
Items not accepted are hazardous waste, commercial waste and contractor dumping. Maple Leaf Tire Shop will accept tires for a small fee on June 17. Direct hazardous waste questions to Douglas County Hazardous Waste, (785) 832-3030.
Seniors or disabled citizens needing assistance or anyone having questions can call 594-6907.

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