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Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

United Methodist Women

With thanks for another year of opportunities for mission and Christian community, the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church met Nov. 15 in their three circles. The next unit meeting will be 2 p.m. Dec. 6. All women of the church are always invited to attend the unit meeting or any circles, which meet the third Thursday of each month.

The morning circle was chaired by Susan Weight who greeted eight members. Betty Lou Shea received collections for several missions and shared a moment from “Response,” the magazine of mission of United Methodist Women.

Beginning plans for the next Change the World Weekend, Weight solicited items and volunteered her garage as a storage place.

The group will be the hostess for the December unit meeting.

Another event that morning circle will host is guest night April 4.

The program was the world thank offering, followed by sharing Thanksgiving blessings. Dorothy Rectenbaugh served refreshments.

The afternoon circle was chaired by Beth Perry who offered thoughts from “Response” magazine on the world thank offering to the nine women present. They shared Thanksgiving memories.

Peg Anderson was hostess for the group.

All are reminded to bring one dozen cookies for a cookie exchange when coming to Vaugh Seckington’s home 2 p.m. Dec. 20. This will be the last meeting of the afternoon circle, and all are invited to attend the morning or evening circle starting in January.

The evening circle was chaired by Jane Briley in the absence of the chairperson.

Nine members listened to the program on the world thank offering presented by Bobi Woodin.

Hostess Sandy McNichoIs prepared a dessert.

The next meeting Dec. 20 will be at the home of Kay Ritter when members are asked to bring a salad to share and Christmas memories, thoughts or poems.

VFW Post 1797

VFW Post 1797 met Nov. 13 at Elk’s Lodge. Nineteen members and guests were present for dinner.

Commander O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 12 members present.

Service officers report was hospital 65 hours, Christmas basket 10 hours, parade 10 hours, Bloodmobile 15 hours, soup supper 56 hours, Poppy Day 32 hours, middle school six hours and community service 19 hours, for a total of 213 hours.

In old business, thanks to everyone who helped with the Poppy Day and soup supper. Also, a thank you to all the people of the Creston area for opening hearts and pocket books to help aid veterans in Iowa.

In new business, the Voice of Democracy winner is Emma Johnson and second place is Madison Hance. There were no Patriot Pen participants.

The post is to have a float in the Christmas parade. Dave Tripp will put his 2 1/2-ton truck in to decorate.

Gary O’Daniels gave a report on district and state VFW. A monument was dedicated Nov. 11 at Iowa State Veterans Cemetery.

The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

The next meeting will be Dec. 11 at Elk’s Lodge with 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

Lincoln Neighbors

Lincoln Neighbors met Nov. 14 at the home of Alice Brown. Brown opened the meeting with a reading “Bringing in the Sheaves,” and the poem “Thanksgiving Harvest.” Thirteen members answered roll call with a Bible verse.

Funnies were shared by all.

The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting. They were approved.

The Christmas party was discussed. Members will go to Kay Ritter’s for lunch. Char, Dorothy and De will arrange a gift exchange. Each member is to bring a gift for exchange.

Mary reported on Ingathering kits, which 10 were made up. The group voted to give to the Christmas Basket fund.

There was no further business.

The meeting was closed by all saying the Lord’s prayer.

Members brought aprons for show and tell.

Alice served refreshments.

There will be no January meeting. The next meeting will be Feb. 13.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Maxine May, first; Rose Blakesley, second; and Wanda Nash, third.

Mary Kline won the door prize.

The club will meet noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at The Windrow.

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