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Published: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Dec. 12.

Canasta winners were Carol Harrison, first; Barb Veitz, second; and Joan Chubick, third.

Connie Bailey won the door prize.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary also met Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Maxine May, first; Rose Blakesley, second; and Mary Kline, third.

Connie Bailey won the door prize.

Wanda Nash will host cards and chatter Jan. 9.

Kent Dinner Club

Kent Dinner Club met Dec. 13 with eight attending to catch up since last month.

The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Creston Family Restaurant.

Elzevir Reading Circle

Elzevir Reading Circle met Dec. 14 at St. John’s Church Parish Hall with Mary Burg as hostess.

President Terry Ammon opened the meeting by reading a poem from Helen Steiner Rice called “Friendship.”

Roll call was answered by all telling of a favorite Christmas memory.

In the absence of Secretary Carol Brentnall, Linda Topliff read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved as read.

Treasurer Mary Burg reported the balance and that all bills are paid.

Barbara Thomsen made the motion to give to the Christmas library fund, which was seconded by Topliff. Beth Taylor moved to give to the community food basket fund, which was seconded by Carol Harrison.

Correspondencne from Angela Pullen was read by Ammon of a thank you from Elizabeth Foltz for the SWCC scholarship fund.

A letter from Barb Brownrigg was received telling all ‘hello’ and enclosing her reading list. A Christmas card was circulated with all signing to send to Barb.

Ammon is still taking donations for the Rural Crisis Center and will deliver items as needed. She also is still collecting some plastic products for recycling.

Thomsen read a short story of Christmas from a child about buying a friend a needed coat (in secret) and how she got to be a Santa’s helper.

The meeting closed with all repeating the Mary Steward Collect.

The next meeting will be 12:30 p.m. Jan 11 with a catered meal at Kay Ritter’s house. The program to be announced.

Burg had a game of making and dressing a snowman as a way to retrieve gifts under the tree, which were gently-used books each member brought. Many varied types of books were received. Members left with all wishing Merry Christmas to the group.

Friends of the Library Board

Friends of the Library Board met Dec. 17 with nine members present. The board welcomed Allison Norton and Madison Phelps as student representatives.

Ralls reported the library will be closed Monday and Tuesday and will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 31. They will also be closed Jan. 1. Ralls will be holding E-Reader classes 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the library. Bring your E-Readers.

Coulter shared a challenge grant was recently awarded: The library board raised $25,000 and an anonymous donor matched that money for a total of $50,000 to be used for the library to move to Lincoln School. YACC and the EAST class will be giving the library board monetary awards this month. The CHS art classes held a display of their work at Lincoln School over two weekends. Nearly 200 people looked at the art.

Look for Lincoln hats for Hy-Vee receipts. Hy-Vee will donate $1,000 for every $250,000. Place the Hy-Vee receipts in the hat. The receipts have to be from the local Hy-Vee. Hats are at the following locations: Bunn, The Art Gallery, First National Bank, SWCC, Quilts and Other Notions, First Federal Bank, Upper Crust, the Y and the library.

The financial report was distributed by new treasurer, Karen Walter.

FOL Board gave the library a donation to be used for the purchase of new books.

Corresponding Secretary Dana Phelps read a resignation letter from Dianne Osmun stating her work schedule conflicts with our meeting times. The board accepted the resignation.

There are currently 248 FOL members. Half price membership will begin Jan. 2.

Vidette Dixon-Borgmann announced she will be ordering T-shirts soon.

The membership committee will meet 3:15 p.m. Jan. 8 at the library in the genealogy room.

The Jan. 21 FOL Board meeting will be 6 p.m. at Kay Ritter’s home. Members will begin the initial preparation for the Valentine cookie bouquets.

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Beta Sigma Phi

Alpha Sigma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 13 at the home of Marilyn Larimore for a social and meeting. The social committee served hors d’oeuvres and dessert at the decorated table.

Bev Miller presided at the business meeting. Roll call was “A family tradition when you were young, or now.” Correspondence from international and Iowa state project were acknowledged. Support for local projects was discussed. A donation of a holiday meal for a local family was made.

Larimore was honored as the chapter’s “Christmas Angel,” and was presented with a gift.

Miller gave a program, sharing an article about a winter canoe trip under a “blue moon.” Larimore gave a program on Christmas traditions in several countries around the world.

The chapter will be in winter recess until April.

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