Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

January 18, 2007

Masons schedule
annual chili supper
The Masons of Palmyra Lodge No. 23 will have its sixth annual Chili Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Masonic Hall.
Tickets are available from lodge brothers or can be purchased at the door. Proceeds go to charitable projects.


Lighthouse temple
announces events
Young at Heart will travel to Cinzettis for lunch today. Those interested should meet at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple church at 12:30 p.m.
The Prayer Partner Exchange will be at 6 p.m., Friday, at Baker University. The men's breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. A light supper will be available before Wednesday night services at 6 p.m. at Light House Baptist Temple. Community members are welcome to attend.


Worden UMC youth
to have fundraiser
The Worden United Methodist Church youth will have a spaghetti lunch fundraiser following 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Proceeds will go toward the youth summer mission trip.
The Kids For Christ Fellowship Group will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. All third, fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend.


AARP offers tax
service for seniors
The American Association of Retired People is offering free income tax preparation assistance for area taxpayers with low and middle incomes, with special attention to those age 60 or better.
The service begins Feb. 1 and continues each Tuesday and Thursday through April 12 at the Baldwin City Public Library. Previously, the service was offered at the Senior Center, but to E-File, a high-speed Internet service must be available. Signup sheets are at the Senior Center, 594-2409, or visit the Baldwin City Public Library to reserve a time space for the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. appointments.
It is not necessary to be a member of AARP to use this free service. For information on the tax preparation assistance or for information about the new Telephone Excise Tax Rebate, call Dick Hewitt, after 6 p.m. at 594-3976. Hewitt has been a qualified AARP tax counselor for 24 years.


Pioneer 4-H Club
reports meeting
The Pioneer 4-H Club met at Marion Springs Elementary School. Sam Wilson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by favorite part of Christmas.
County Club Days will be Feb. 3, Regional 4-H Club Day will be Feb. 24 at BHS. Claire Blevins spoke about the Food Fare. After the meeting adjourned, the group went caroling.


Ives Chapel UMC
schedules confirmation
Confirmation classes will be held for eight sessions, meeting twice a month on the same days as United Methodist Youth - God's Musketeers.
Confirmation classes will begin at 4:30 p.m. and UMY will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, January through April. The classes are for sixth graders and older but interested persons are welcome.


Native American
pottery on display
An exhibit of Native American pottery from the collection of John and Evonne English of Baldwin City is now on view at the Baldwin City Public Library.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The pottery will be on display through the month of January.


AARP Chapter 1696
to have meeting
American Association of Retired People will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Lawrence Country Club.
Barbara Braa will present the program, "Who's Your Financial Caregiver?" For reservations, call Agnes, (785) 865-3787.


Dental clinic to offer
free services, supplies

The Douglas County Dental Clinic has received a large shipment of dental supplies for Give Kids A Smile Day 2007. The donated supplies include toothbrushes, surgical gloves, fluoride varnish, toothpaste, educational materials, and other products useful in the promotion of good oral health. The supplies were donated by the American Dental Association and the Sullivan-Schein company.
Give Kids A Smile Day will take place in Lawrence on Feb. 2,. It will be held at the Douglas County Dental Clinic. Free dental services including exams and x-rays will be provided on that day for children under the age of 18. In order to qualify for these free services, the child must live in Douglas County, household income must be at 200% of federal poverty levels or below, and the child can not have dental insurance (including Healthwave or other state insurance).
Appointments for these free examinations will be on a first come first serve basis, and appointments must be set by Jan. 26. A parent or guardian must accompany patients in order for the clinic to offers its services. Spanish interpreters will be available.
The American Dental Association created Give Kids A Smile to build support for public and private solutions that will help under served children get regular oral health care. Held each February, Give Kids A Smile provides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country.
The Douglas County Dental Clinic is a non-profit community clinic serving the residents of Douglas County,. The mission of the Douglas County Dental Clinic is to provide quality dental care to low income and uninsured residents of Douglas County. The clinic is located at 316 Maine St. right across the street from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. For more information about scheduling an appointment, or to schedule an appointment for Give Kids A Smile Day, call (785) 312-7770.


Lions Club to
have meeting
The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park Center.


Caregiver support
group to meet
Douglas County Senior Services will host an Alzheimer's and Other Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group meeting from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Baldwin City Public Library. Caregivers and family members who would like to share concerns and gain information are welcome to attend. DCSS would like to offer a monthly group meeting in Baldwin City.

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