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Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Southwest Iowa Shutterbug

Southwest Iowa Shutterbug Photo Club met Jan. 17 at Sutton Photography Studio in Afton. Members ate dinner at Kansas Street Deli and Purple Cow Antiques before the meeting.

Judging of N4C photo contest entries were observed and questions were answered regarding the process for entering photos and what is expected in the judging process.

Some members also practiced their photography skills with props from the studio.

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Chautauqua Circle

Progressive Chautauqua Circle Study Club met Jan. 22 at Carolyn Biere’s home with Ann Ferguson as co-hostess. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Jerrie Henderson led in devotions.

Linda Huffman introduced the speaker, Jean Benoit, who leads the Silver Sneaker exercise program at the YMCA. He demonstrated exercises and encouraged circle members to be more physically active.

President Kathy Tapken called the meeting to order. Thirteen members and three life members were present. The November and December minutes were read and accepted.

Treasurer Sharon Skarda presented the financial report. Fifty dollars was given to the Christmas Basket fund. The January balance is $265.34.

A thank you from Elizabeth Foltz was received for her scholarship to SWCC.

Biere reported on the Adventure in Reading program. Chautauqua was a 100 percent club with 596 books read.

Pat Butcher reported the Crisis Center said “thank you” for the underwear Chautauqua club donated in December.

Gibson Memorial Library is holding a coffee house event 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Anyone is invited to present a reading of less than five minutes. Call the library at 782-2277 to be placed on the performers’ list.

Linda Huftman announced members can submit a photo for the Federation site on Facebook.

For new business, Betty Wallace presented the information for Daffodil Days. Packets were given to each woman and assignments were made. Orders are due Feb. 20 to either Betty Wallace or Pat Butcher.

Volunteers are needed for the blood mobile Feb. 25.

The new volunteer hours and donation form was explained by Judy Weese and Bev Butler.

A motion was passed to buy two ink cartridges for Weese’s computer.

The meeting was closed with the reading of Mary Stewart’s collect.

The next meeting will be Feb. 26 at the home of Ann Ferguson with Bev Butler as co-hostess.

Bancroft History Assembly

Bancroft History Assembly of Creston met Monday at the home of Kay Ritter for the 118th anniversary luncheon. They shared a meal. There were nine regular members, four lifetime members and one honorary member present for a total of 14 members. Roll call was answered by telling: “What would you do if you were snowed in?” ThePledge of Allegiance was recited. The thought for the day was: “We all laugh in the same language. What language do we shed tears?”

The treasurer’s report was given and approved. The program committee will be the nominating committee to provide for next year’s officers. The literature report was given by Kay Raymond. A thank you was expressed for Barb Bjom doing the calling committee.

It was decided that next month’s donation to the RICC would be all sizes of diapers.

The club collect was recited before the meeting was adjourned.

The program committee introduced Leone Purdum to give a report on the author Louisa Mae Alcott.

Crest Area Theatre

The monthly meeting of Crest Area Theatre was held Monday in the green room of SWCC Performing Arts Center. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with the six members present.

Discussion was held regarding a musical to be performed this summer with a large cast including several young people. Plans are to have auditions in May.

Crest Area Theatre seeks to provide an opportunity for creative activity and entertainment in the theatre and serve the community by combining the talents of local artists for dramatic, cultural and artistic developments. Membership is open to all.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the green room of the SWCC PAC.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 22 members and one guest. Jane Lowe vice-president, presided. Steve Bolie gave the prayer, and Joe Powers was finemaster.

The program was Tom Lesan, representing High Lakes Outdoor Alliance, which promotes outdoor recreation in Union County. Lesan updated the club on the shooting range that is being built just north of Three Mile Lake and that yearly membership is now available for 2013. The group is also involved with the dog trials, kids shooting programs and a kids ice fishing clinic this weekend, all of which have a large tourism impact on the area.

March 26 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. is this year’s Pancake Day fundraiser to be held at the United Methodist Church on the corner of Elm and Howard streets. This is the club’s largest solo fundraiser of the year. Tickets will be available soon from members.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Carol Harrison, third.

McDonald won the door prize.

Barb Veitz will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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