The Salvation Army Winter Emergency Shelter, which opens Monday, is in need of new and used towels and wash cloths for people that use the shelter.
The shelter provides a safe place to sleep, a cot or mat with pillow and linens to sleep on, a warm meal at night, and breakfast in the morning.
Last winter, the shelter helped 125 people, with an average of 15 people a night.
Because of funding restraints, the emergency shelter is only open during the night from the last week in October until the first week in April.
Along with the towels and wash cloths, volunteers also are needed to help serve the evening meal nightly.
For more information, contact the Salvation Army, 843-4188.
set in Baldwin
Candidates for Kansas state representative for the 10th district will participate in a debate this week at Baker University.
The debate will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mabee building, Room 100.
Incumbent Republican Ralph Tanner and Democratic challenger Caren Rugg will participate.
There will be a 15-minute period in which the audience will be allowed to ask questions.
Open house set
for retiring ag agent
The Douglas County Extension Council Executive Board will host an open house Saturday to honor Garry Keeler, agriculture agent, for his many years of service.
The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension Center, 2110 Harper St.
Keeler will be retiring from the Douglas County Extension Service on Nov. 3. He has accepted a position with the State Board of Agriculture and will be working out of Topeka.
DeSoto school board
The DeSoto board of education has scheduled a special meeting for from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood.
The purpose of the meeting is a retreat with school administrators to discuss planning and goals.
No action will be taken, according to the district.
Kansas University has announced the following final examinations:
- Sergei Kotov, physics, ``Hadronic transitions from Y(1S), and Dipion Transitions at Energies near the Y(4S),'' 10:30 a.m. Friday, 1089 Malott.
- Amy McMillan, entomology, ``Genetic differentiation in metapopulations: Effects of demographic characteristics, extinction, recolonization mode and number of colonists,'' 3:30 p.m. Friday, 1005 Haworth.