Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Baldwin Briefs

January 17, 2008

Art class offered at

lumberyard again

Nationally-known artist Tricia Spencer will again be offering a class in Plein Air Painting at the Lumbeyard Arts Center.

Spencer conducted a workshop in September at the lumberyard and had been asked to return.

The class will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Diane Niehoff at (785)766-0218.

Masons lodge to

host chili supper

The Masons of Palmyra Lodge No. 23 will host the 7th Annual Chili Dinner Friday.

Regular chili and buffalo chili will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for a $5 donation may be obtained from a Mason or at the door.

Donations will be used to support charitable projects such as sending a high school band member to the Shrine Band Camp or cash awards for winners of the high school essay contest.

Council changed due

to Monday holiday

The Baldwin City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday instead of Monday because of the Martin Luther King holiday.

AARP to provide tax

assistance to seniors

The American Association of Retired People will provide free tax assistance to senior citizens again this year, as well as lower income tax help.

Service begins in early February and runs through April 15 at the Baldwin City Public Library. Call the library to sign up at 594-3411,or Dick Hewitt at (785) 840-9889 for information.

Baldwin Healthcare

to hold food drive

Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is holding a food drive for continued support of the Baldwin City Food Pantry.

Nonperishable food items, paper towels and toilet paper may be left at the center through January.

Extension office

offers radon kit

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon kits are being made available at the Douglas County K-State Research and Extension Office for $5.

Radon is found in the earth's rock and soil and can enter through openings in the foundation. As the concentration and length of exposure to radon increases, the risk of developing lung cancer increases. Smokers are at a higher risk of developing health problems related to radon.

For more information or to obtain a radon kit, contact the Douglas County K-State Research and Extension Office, (785) 843-7058, or the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, (785) 843-3060.

Vinland Valley 4-H

Club reports meetings

Vinland Valley 4-H Club elected officers in October. They were Bailey Brown, president, Melissa Emery, vice-president, Casey George, treasurer, Misty Emery, secretary, Amanda Miller, reporter, Brittnay George, historian, Paris Nottingham parliamentarian, Lacey Hunsinger and Conner Nottingham, council representatives.

An awards banquet was held in November. Caroling and a cookie exchange were held in December. The club meets the first Monday of every month at Vinland United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Quilters Guild

announces meeting

The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild of Baldwin City will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 24, at the Baldwin High School lunchroom.

Bring a covered dish for the potluck dinner. Table service will be furnished. Bring a $10 quilt-related gift to exchange, show and tell items and a fat quarter for the birthday basket. Rita Winter will speak about Greensburg.

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