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Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Kent Dinner Club

Kent Dinner Club met March 13 with eight attending.

The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. April 14 at Creston Family Restaurant.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 13.

Canasta winners were Maxine May, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Connie Bailey, third.

Rose Blakesley won the door prize.

McDonald hosted cards and chatter Wednesday.

The Book Club

The Book Club met 1:30 p.m. March 4 with Carolyn Hubatka as hostess at Kelly’s Garden Cafe.

Eleven members were present. The secretary report was read and approved. Roll call was answered with books read in February. Sherry Taylor gave a review about selections at the coffee house event at the library.

Carolyn Derrick gave the club a thank you card for the yellow roses she received from The Book Club.

The program was by Dorothy McNaught on the novel “Calico Joe” by John Grisham.

The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Retta’s office. Facilitator for the program will be Meg Crawford.

Beta Kappa Chapter DKG

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 9 a.m. March 9 at Orient United Methodist Church with 11 members and two guests present. Don and Kathy Cross of Creston presented a program about their trip to South Africa.

With the contributions received from various members, a Grant-in-Aid Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from one of the area schools who desires to major in education at college. Applications have been sent to the school counselors.

A thank you from Julie Derby for the support during her losses these past months was read.

Tammie Cass gave a report on the mini-grant the chapter was awarded from Upsilon State. Several members volunteered to help complete the work needed to implement the activities involved with the grant.

The members were reminded of several dates to keep in mind. Upsilon State Convention is June 7-9 in Ottumwa. Early registrations are due April 26. The fall executive board meeting at DMACC Urban Campus will be Sept. 7, 2013. Upsilon State Scholarship applications are due April 15.

Pi Chapter has indicated a desire to merge with Beta Kappa Chapter. Therefore, President Karen Tussey presented the members with the state regulated options available. A short discussion followed. A vote on this issue will take place at the regular June meeting.

The next meeting will be a joint meeting with Pi Chapter 1 p.m. April 13 to sew dresses and britches for the children of Africa. Connie Nielsen gave a report on what the members need to bring. She will provide the pattern, but if members want to check the website, they can go to nancysnotions.com and click on “Helping Others.” The hostesses will provide snack foods, but each member should bring her own drink.

After the meeting was adjourned, the members filled eight trays with donated cookies to be taken to teachers in Winterset, Nodaway Valley, Earlham and Orient-Macksburg schools to show appreciation.

PI Chapter DKG

Eight members and one guest attended the March 11 meeting at the home of Sandy Harris. The meal was provided by the Panther Culinary students.

Bailey Fry-Schnormeir, CHS art instructor, gave the program “Seat for Supplies.” This program features chairs painted by CHS art students that are displayed in area businesses for a silent auction. The money is then used for classroom supplies and visiting artists. The monthly meeting followed.

President Joan Lienneman called the meeting to order.

The November minutes were read and approved.

The treasurer’s report was given by Kim Riley.


A thank you note was read from Ellen Cain’s family for memorial books given in her memory. State President Angela Pratt sent a note thanking the group for helping host her visit. A note was also read from Mary Zirkelbach, state program book review committee, in regard to the chapter’s program book. Praise was given to the information provided to members of the chapter.

Old business:

Zirkelbach has been nominated for Upsilon State President and is asking for members to serve on state committees. Applications for the Neva Barnhart Leadership seminar are also requested.

New business:

The state convention will be held June 7-9 in Ottumwa with guest speaker Dr. Lace Marie Brogan from Alberta, Canada, giving the address. Lienneman will be attending.

The April meeting will be held April 13 in the CHS family and consumer science classroom. Members will be joined by the Adair/Madison County Chapter to make pillow case dresses for children in Africa. A list of items to bring was discussed. Ruth Clinton and Joyce Abbott will provide cheese and crackers, and Deena Bevins will bring a vegetable tray.

A white elephant sale was held with $37.65 raised.

M/S/C by Ruth Clinton and Harris to adjourn the meeting.

Chautauqua Club

Progressive Circle Chautauqua Study Club met March 12 at the home of Kay Ritter for the 118th anniversary party. Hostesses were Kay Ritter, Beverly Butler and Beverly Brayman. Eighteen members, four life members and 14 active members attended the luncheon.

The program was presented by Creston High School speech students, Ben Mullin and Madison Phelps.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order by President Kathy Tapken.

Secretary Mary Morris read the January minutes. Carolyn Biere moved acceptance of the minutes, and Judy Woods seconded the motion.

The February meeting was cancelled because of snow.

The treasurer’s report was read by Sharon Skarda and approved.

A donation was given to the Federated Clubs Southwestern Community College scholarship. Tapken presented a bill for the construction of two Reel-in and Recycle projects by John Tapken. They are to be located at Three Mile and Green Valley lakes. The cost will be divided among the three Creston Federated Clubs. Bev Butler moved and Judy Woods seconded the motion to pay our share of the bill for the Reel-in and Recycle containers. The motion passed.

Rural Iowa Crisis Center thanked the group for its support of its Operation Santa project. The Daffodil project’s preliminary results are $4,115. Pat Butcher and Betty Wallace were thanked for coordinating Daffodil Days. The American Cancer Society announced 2013 will be the last year for the daffodil project.

Jerrie Henderson led a discussion of a possible new project visiting/volunteering with senior citizens at care centers, assisted living and homes in the community. Judy Weese moved and Judy Woods seconded the motion to add a new project to the program. This is a nonchurch sponsored project.

The meeting was closed by the reading of Mary Stewart’s collect. The next meeting will be April 23, place to be announced.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 24 members and two guests. Brad Lorenzen president, presided, and gave the prayer. Sam Beaty was finemaster.

The program was John Baker, board member of Union County Cattleman’s Association. He discussed the local cattle business, some of the changes and his organizations programs of scholarships to young farmers and money toward a breeding heifer to give them a start on their own herd.

This year’s Pancake Day fundraiser will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church on the corner of Elm and Howard streets. Get tickets now from any Kiwanis member, $6 prepay or $7 at the door for adults.

Lincoln Neighbors

Lincoln Neighbors Club met at the home of Phyllis Huff with 13 members present. Huff opened the meeting with an Easter reading, “Celebration of Our Savior,” and poems “Easter Joy” and “Joy of Easter.” Roll call was answered by a Bible verse and reading funnies.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

In new business, Mary announced of the women’s night out 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Methodist Church in Creston with UMW as hostess. To attend, let them know by March 31.

There was no further business.

Dorothy Jackson will be hostess next month at the church. The Lord’s prayer was said by all.

Huff served lunch with an Easter theme.

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