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Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

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Crest Area for Life

Crest Area for LIFE met 7:30 p.m. March 26 at Holy Spirit Hall. President Betty Baker opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer. Eleven members were in attendance.

Terry Madison read the secretary’s report from November. It was approved.

In the absence of the treasurer, Meg Crawford read the treasurer’s report. The report was approved.

Under old business, the memorial service Jan. 20 was discussed.

Under new business, discussion was held on several locations to put up signs around the area. A committee was formed to discuss what signs to put up, so they can be ordered before the next meeting.

The Lifecare Pregnancy Center fundraiser will be 7 p.m. May 30 at the Saints Center in Stuart.

The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. April 23 at Holy Spirit Hall.

Rich Madison made a motion to adjourn, Jeremy Rounds seconded it, and the meeting adjourned.

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met March 11 at the Medical Arts conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Carolyn Abel conducted the meeting. Nine members and Annette Rice were present.

Rice gave a new volunteer report. A newsletter will be out soon. More guides and gift shop volunteers are needed, so call Rice at 782-3553 if interested.

Tammy Reeves is a new appointee to the foundation board, replacing Martha Musmaker.

The annual membership drive for the medical center auxiliary and hospice is on for 2013. The dues are $5 for auxiliary and $5 for hospice. Lifetime membership is $50. Send all dues to Volunteer Services, 1700 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801.

The gift shop buyers will attend a gift shop market and workshop, and Rice will attend a volunteer workshop April 19 at Prairie Meadows.

The scholarship application deadline has passed. The auxiliary has sent in its $1,000 scholarship to IHERF.

A jewelry sale was held March 12.

A legislative report was given and members were asked to contact legislators to expand Medicaid instead of Gov. Branstad’s Iowa Cares Plan.

A jewelry sale will be held April 9 at the MAP conference room.

The next bloodmobile will be April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.

The auxiliary spring fling luncheon will be April 15 at the United Methodist Church hall. The menu will be ham balls, baked potatoes, cole slaw, deviled eggs, rolls, bars and drinks. Tickets are $7.

The next meeting will be Monday at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center.

Rebecca Circle

Rebecca Circle met 7 p.m. March 21 at the First Christian Church with six members present.

Pam Richie opened the meeting with the DWF prayer. Secretary’s report was read and approved. No treasurer’s report.

Old business: There wasn’t a meeting in February because of a snow storm. Received an invitation to the Methodist Church luncheon April 4.

New business: The circle will be planning the May breakfast at the April meeting. Circle members have the program planned, which is Rita Baron who will be talking about her travels.

Mary Ann gave the lesson, which covered two of the stories from the book “Bad Girls of the Bible.”

The meeting adjourned with the DWF benediction.

Refreshments were served by Richie.

Bev Roberts was hostess for the meeting Thursday.

Crest Area Theatre

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Crest Area Theatre was held April 1 at the CAT workshop. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with seven members present.

Further plans to stage the musical “Oliver!” July 12, 13 and 14 were made. Auditions will be in May with dates to be determined. This musical has a large cast with adults and youths, both girls and boys. Directors are Jerry Huffman and Julia Weisshaar-Mullin.

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.

Bancroft History Assembly

President Peg Anderson called to order the business meeting of the Bancroft History Assembly on Monday. Ten members and four life members were in attendance. Guest District Director Joan Shaffer was also present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The inspirational thought was from Walt Disney: “Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. ... We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious ... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Roll call answered: “What is your favorite baby animal?”

Minutes were read by Marisue Lewis and accepted. Avis Hainline gave the treasurer’s report. Beth Perry read a thank you from the Rural Iowa Crisis Center for contributions from Bancroft. There was an update on the Reel In and Recycle project. Kay Raymond reported on the tree book project. The program committee for the coming year will be Martha Musmaker, Joanne Nurnberg and Sandy Oswald.

The project for April is collecting money to go toward grocery cards for the RICC. In May, members will be asked to bring hair care products for RICC. A summary from the national Federation clubs reported 90,945 special projects, more than 4 million volunteer hours for them, and nearly $13 million given toward these special projects. Other statistics demonstrated many other activities of the Federated Women’s Clubs in the United States.

Shaffer was introduced by the president. She spoke encouraging members to attend the Iowa state convention of GFWC April 26 and 27 in Des Moines. The club collect was repeated, and the business meeting adjourned.

The program was given by Kay Raymond on Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown.

Refreshments were served.

The next meeting will be 9:30 a.m. May 6 at the home of Kay Ritter for a brunch. New officers will be installed at that time.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 28 members and one guest. Brad Lorenzen, president, presided. Jane Lowe gave the prayer, and Steve Bolie was finemaster.

The program was Alan Carr, park ranger at Green Valley State Park. He spoke about all the updates and changes going on at the park, including updates to a paved walking trail around the park.

The pancake fundraiser was stated to be a success, and all club members were congratulated on tickets sales.

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