Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

August 16, 2007

ECKAN announces
commodity dispersal
The ECKAN Agency will disperse food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City.


Garden Connection
schedules meeting
The Baldwin Area Garden Connection will meet at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the home of a garden club member. Call 594-3908 for directions. Community members are welcome to attend the meeting.


Grief support to
have meeting
Grief support meetings for women will be at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Vintage Park Center.
The next meeting is Aug. 23. Community members are welcome to attend.


Quilter's guild to
gather at library
The Maple Leaf Quilter's Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Baldwin City Public Library.
The program will be "Journaling Your Quilts" by Mindy Smith. Judy Johanning and Mary Jane Geiringer will share 10-minute tips. Visitors are welcome.


Helping Hands to
distribute food items
Helping Hands Food Ministry of Wellsville Family Worship Center will distribute food from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, Sixth and Locust streets, Wellsville.
New participants should bring a utility bill with their address on it. Donations of food or money can be made by calling Tami Hernandez at (913) 980-9456.


Durkee graduates
with honors
Donna Sue Durkee, Pomona, graduated in the spring from Pittsburg State University with Departmental Academic Honors in Mechanical Engineering Technology.


Lindell gains
state level award
TOPEKA -- Connie Lindell, Business Education Instructor & Department Chair at Santa Fe Trail High School, has been named as the 2007 affiliate nominee of the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE).
The awards ceremony took place during the Summer Conference of the K-ACTE on Aug. 6.


Family members
attend reunion
Descendants of Louis and Elisabeth Johanning Haas held their 53rd annual reunion Aug. 5 at the Marion Springs Elementary School.
Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shoemaker and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pearce. After the basket dinner, a business meeting was held with Reta Gaebler, presiding and Tammy Lamb as secretary. Ruth Stoebener assisted.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bowlin will host the 2008 reunion on Aug. 10 at Marion Springs school. Bob Shoemaker will be president and Rosie Robertson will be secretary.
In attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Samual Arguez, Boerne, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. David Gaebler, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Hooshangian, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shoemaker, Mrs. Eric McReynolds and Mallory, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pearce, Berryton; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Niebrugge, Chris Niebrugge and Jack, Louisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robertson, Katie and Jack, Lawrence; and from Baldwin City, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bowlin, Sara and Matthew; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Coffman, Curtis, Jay and Melanie; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johanning; Mrs. Dora Stoebener; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson; Mrs. Robby Lamb; Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bryan and Gracie; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Schwarz; Mrs. Ruth Stoebener. A.J. Osborn was a guest.


BBB warns of
area scams
The Better Business Bureau urges area residents to check out any company at www.bbb.org before agreeing to allow cleanup or repairs on property. Avoid giving out insurance information or allowing any door-to-door company to do work or apply asphalt to your drive. Call (785) 232-0454 before entering any agreements.
Area farmers and businessmen are receiving faxes promising money for help transferring money from Spain or the purchase of farm equipment. Faxes should be forwarded to the BBB.

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