Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

April 26, 2007

First UMC to
host spring super
The First United Methodist Church will host the Community Churches' Spring Salad Supper at 6:30 p.m. today.
The program will be given by Joan Toot, Bill Clement and Dan Neuenswander about the mission trip they took this year to Honduras. Community members are welcome to attend, childcare will be provided.

Land use is subject
of presentation
New regulations and codes affecting current and future land use in rural Douglas County will be presented at 6:30 p.m. today by Douglas County representatives at the American Legion Hall.

Quilter's guild
to meet today
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Baldwin City Public Library.
Cleo Langley will present a demonstration of a sewing machine. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Job's Daughters to
serve breakfast
Job's Daughters will serve Biscuits and Gravy from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday at Masons Palmyra Lodge, 807 High St. Tickets are $5 per person.

Worden schedules
women's retreat
Women of Worden, Worden United Methodist Church, will host a women's retreat, "There's No Place Like Home," from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28.
Women of all faiths are welcome to attend. Amberly Neese will present the program on big screen DVD. The day will include three sessions, snacks, beverages, a catered lunch and gifts. The Worden Praise Band will present music led by Kalie Harris.
The cost is $10. For information call Joyce Collins, 594-2519, or e-mail

Orchestra presents
spring concert
The Baker University Orchestra will present its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Rice Auditorium.
Guest artists include Joseph Rodgers and Sharon Rodgers of Emporia. Orchestra director is Lori McKinney. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

Events are set
at Worden church
A Potato Bar Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Worden Methodist Church (?) to raise funds for the youth mission work camp in New Jersey. A freewill offering will be accepted.
A Praise Worship service is planned at 6:30 p.m. May 6 with the Rev. William Dulin from Lawrence. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

Lighthouse Temple
hosts potluck
Lighthouse Baptist Temple has a potluck the last Sunday of each month following Sunday worship services. Everyone is welcome.

Friends schedule
annual plant sale
Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library will have its annual Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 and from 8 a.m. to noon May 5 in front of the library.
Herbs, annuals and hanging baskets will be available. Plants provided by Baldwin Junction Greenhouse, Vinland Valley Nursery and Clearfield Farms.

Diabetes Support Group
to meet on May 7
The Baldwin City Diabetes Support Group will meet on May 7 at
the Baldwin City Library. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The group will share information (menu and snack ideas,
exercise strategies, etc.) to help those with diabetes live long,
happy, and healthy "d-lives." For more information, contact Marcia
Treat at 594-6460.

Appraiser mailing
valuation notices
The Douglas County Appraiser's office will mail 2007 personal property valuation notices Monday.
Notices include a description of personal property, such as mobile homes, boats and equipment. Taxpayers may request an appeal appointment by calling the service number listed on the notice by 5 p.m. May 15.

911 cell phone
program expanded
Douglas County Senior Services has expanded its 911 cell phone program. Unwanted cell phones are being collected and donated to the program to be used in emergency situations where 911 operators are available.
Donated cell phones can also be donated and recycled with proceeds going toward benefiting Douglas County seniors. Cell phone drop boxes are located at several sites including the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh St., and the health department, 200 Maine, Lawrence. Used, unwanted, broken cell phones, batteries and chargers may be dropped off during regular business hours.

Baldwin awarded
Tree City USA
Baldwin City has been awarded Tree City USA status for the fourth year. The annual tree give-away held next to the post office will begin at 8 a.m. on May 5 and continue until the trees are gone.
Last fall, fifth graders in Baldwin City schools participated in the Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme was, "Trees are Terrific and Forests are, too." As part of the Arbor Day activities, the Tree Board will plant a tree at each school on April 27.
The Christmas tree drop-off at the swimming pool continues to help reduce refuge for the landfill. The board appreciates the city mulching the trees.
The Tree Board along with the help of Dave Hill and Rick Dietz moved 15 large oaks from the Pioneer Cemetery to Oakwood Cemetery, Grove Park and the entrance to the power plant on Orange St.
The Tree Board will plant trees along the right-of-way along U.S. Highway 56. Some will be planted at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center and some at the power plant. Leftover trees will be available to Baldwin residents to be planted by the Tree Board on the public right-of-ways.

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