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Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Chapter AZ P.E.O.

Chapter AZ P.E.O. met Jan. 15 at St. John’s Church. Joan Chubick and Sandy Stalker were hostesses. President Karla Hynes opened the meeting. Nineteen members attended.

The president read information about classes P.E.O. members can attend at Cottey College this spring. The state president’s winter letter was received and read to the members.

The auditing and budget committees will need to meet. The president appointed the nomination committee for 2013-14. They are: Elaine Fargo, Judy Woods and PatsyMarckmann.

In new business, a motion was made and approved to raise the chapter dues. Christy Whited, Teri Hopkins, Hynes, Myrna Beving and Kay Raymond vounteered to be the fundraising committee.

The president recived an email from a perspecitive member who has moved to Crestonand is interested in visiting Chapter AZ.

Sherry Taylor gave the program on “Our Roots.” She gave details about the lives of the seven founding sisters.

Raymond said the Friends of the Library will be having a coffee house Feb. 25. Chapter members are invited to be performers.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ also met Feb. 5 at the Presbyterian Church. The hostesses wereNorma Crawford and Teri Hopkins. President Hynes conducted the meeting. The love chapter, Corinthians 14, was read by the chaplin.

Treasurer Jody Emerson said 20 members were present and dues are due. The auditing committee will audit the chapter books before the March meeting.

Hynes read about the P.E.O. continuing education grant. The grant supports women whose education has been interrupted. The maximum grant allowed per personis $3,000 and is for one time only. For more information, contact Hynes.

The budget committee, Hynes, Emerson and Connie Purdum, prepared the budget for the coming years. Members will be given a copy of the proposed budget before it is voted on at the March 5 meeting.

The next meeting will be Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church. Myrna Beving and Elaine Fargo will be hostesses. Beth Ferguson will give the program.

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Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met Feb. 5 for its regular evening meeting at The Pizza Ranch. President Tom Braymen opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the meal blessing. Twenty-one members and guests were present.

Tom Henderson introduced guest speaker Ann Coulter, president of the Board of Directors of Gibson Memorial Library, who presented the program about the proposals to remodel the Lincoln School building for the library. Informational booklets were handed out for members to utilize as Coulter reviewed the proposals. There were also several questions answered.

Braymen presided over the business meeting. Minutes of Jan. 8 and 15 meetings were approved with one correction.

Bob McCoy had been presented a 30-year membership chevron.

A thank you from Ardie Klemish of Adair was read about the Creston Lions’ donation to the leader dog school.

A letter from Lions Clubs International Foundation stated the club’s donation made Creston Lions eligible to name a Melvin Jones award winner.

Lion members Henderson, Rudy Ehm and Brown volunteered to help with the Bloodmobile Feb. 25.

Kindergarten round-up is scheduled in April. Lions members have a program called Sight First and will screen preschool children for vision conditions.

Charles Chester reported on plans for the spud supper scheduled 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the United Methodist Church. Members will meet at the church Feb. 27 to prepare the potatoes for baking. Tickets are available from Lions members at $6 each. The menu is baked potatoes, toppings, beverage and bars. Used eyeglasses and hearing aids can be donated at the spud supper. These are refurbished and used for people in need.

Lions members appreciate the support of the community in all their projects.

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Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met Feb. 5 at the Christian Church with Irene Francis as hostess and with Jan Nesbitt serving as co-hostess. Twelve members responded to roll call. One guest was present.

Kay Ritter reported on the omelet buffet. Members are asked to sign up for work details for March 5. This year it will be held at the United Methodist Church.

The yearbook committee reported they still need some hostesses and program leaders to volunteer for the coming year.

Rita Beran from Lenox gave a program about Zimbabwe. She has taught nursing there for many years. She had pictures of the hospital and the school of nursing where she taught.

The next regular meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Dianne Huffman. Linda Linch will be co-hostess.

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DWF Executive Committee

The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at the First Christian Church. The meeting opened with the DWF prayer. The secretary’s report was read and approved. Treasurer’s report was given and approved.

There was no old business.

In new business: There is some spring cleaning needing to be done in the kitchen. There was some discussion on letting the congregation know about some changesmade to the private use of the church.

The next meeting will be 10 a.m. March 7 at the church.

The meeting adjourned with the DWF benediction.

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Kiwanis

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 20 members and one guest. Brad Lorenzen, president, presided. Korina Loudon gave the prayer, and Lorenzen was finemaster.

The program was Todd Jackson, Creston fire chief, who discussed the training and recruiting they are doing for new volunteer firefighters. He also told the club about the new $500,000 fire truck the department is getting this year, and the special features it has.

This year’s Pancake Day fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 26 at the United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St.

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