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Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 17.

Canasta winners were Janet Kessler, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Connie Bailey, third.

Gwen Sandeman won the door prize.

Loretta Kelly was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Loretta Kelly, first; Connie Bailey, second; and Maxine May, third.

Janet Kessler won the door prize.

Connie Bailey will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday (May 1).

DWF Executive Committee

The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. April 4 at the First Christian Church with nine members present. Pat Fils opened the meeting with the DWF prayer. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer’s report was given and approved.

Old business: DWF members will be meeting in the church parking lot to car pool to Mount Ayr for the packing of Meals from the Heartland. A motion was made by Midge to also give them a $100 and second by Joyce. Approved.

Five people have signed up to host the mystery dinner.

Meals have been taken to Pastor Di from several ladies of the church.

A “thank you” card was received from the Pauline Hansen family for the funeral dinner that was served.

Prayers were asked for Pastor Di’s son who is stationed in South Korea; he could also use some mail.

New business: Nominating committee would like to have some names for the new officers by the next meeting.

Fils suggested to consider having a birthday party once a month as a way of getting the women of the church together for fellowship. No decisions were made.

Committee reports: Joyce said 35 people were served at the Fern Jackson service. Joyce will also be taking over the funeral dinners and Averil will do the calling. The coffee is being stored in the freezer.

Missionary: No report.

Library is full of sewing supplies for the pillowcase dresses.

Scholarship committee reported there are five seniors from the church. Midge and Rhonda will work on some guidelines for the scholarship and bring them to the next meeting.

Kay will put in the bulletin DWF is in need of more trim for the pillowcase dresses.

A motion was made by Margaret, seconded by Midge, to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.

Meeting closed with the DWF benediction.

Mary Circle

Mary Circle met April 18 at First Christian Church with 11 members present. Pat Fils and Averil Lynam were cohostesses.

President Fils called the meeting to order with the Disciple Women’s prayer.

Secretary’s report was read and approved.

Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

Old business discussed was mystery dinners for the scholarship fund and report on filling and packing meals for Meals for the Heartland April 6 in Mount Ayr.

Pillow slip dresses for the children in Africa are in progress.

New business discussed included May breakfast 10 a.m. May 1 at the church.

The executive board meeting will be 10 a.m. May 9 at the church.

Florence Willets gave the lesson on Rahab from “Bad Girls of the Bible.”

The next meeting will be 2 p.m. May 16 at the home of Florence Willets.

Kay Wagner will have the lesson on Jezebel.

Delta Kappa Gamma

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 1 p.m. April 13 at Creston High School in a joint meeting with Pi Chapter. Answering roll call were eight Beta Kappamembers, seven Pi members and guest Donna Niday who is Upsilon State immediate past president.

During the short business meeting, Julie Derby reported that no applications for Grant-in-Aid have been received yet. Tammie Cass is working on the mini-grant and will contact those who volunteered to help with the project. President Karen Tussey reminded the members that scholarship applications were due April 15 and early bird registration for the state convention is due today.

Since Beta Kappa and Pi chapters are considering the possibility of merging, Nidayfrom Upsilon State discussed the four options the chapters have concerning this issue.Each chapter will vote on the merger proposal at the next regular meeting.

The next meeting for Beta Kappa will be June 14 at the Henry A. Wallace Center. There will be an executive board meeting at 8:45 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at9 a.m. The Red Rose awards will be presented, as well as an observance of Founders’Day. The members will also plan the programs for the upcoming year.

After the meeting was adjourned, the rest of the afternoon was spent sewing dresses for little girls in Africa. Through the joint effort, 28 dresses were completed by the members.

Creston UMW

The circles of Creston United Methodist Women met April 18 at the church.

Chairperson Susan Weight opened the meeting of the morning circle at 9:30 a.m. There were 15 in attendance. Peg Anderson was hostess. Velma Riegel gave devotions based on John 17. The Lord’s prayer was prayed in unison.

Betty Lou Shea gave a report from “Response” magazine.

A discussion was held regarding the Change the World Weekend projects planned by the church’s Mission Committee scheduled for April 26-28.

Weight presented the program “Seeing the Future in Our Midst,” assisted by four other readers.

The meeting adjourned with unison reading of the April Bible verse.

The young women’s circle met at 5:30 p.m. A meal was served, prepared by Kay Ritter, advisor, who also led the group in discussions. Members plan to help with Change the World Weekend. The circle will meet again in September.

The evening circle met at 7 p.m. with chairperson Rosalie Denton presiding. Twelve were present. Sandy McNichols was hostess.

Kay Ritter presented the program, “Seeing the Future in Our Midst.”

Jerrie Henderson presented information for future plans for church kitchen remodeling.

The group adjourned with reading the April Bible verse, Luke 24:32.

On May 2, the executive committee will meet at 9 a.m. A mission study on “Poverty” will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the morning circle as hostesses.

The next meetings for the morning and evening Circles will be May 16.

Creston United Methodist Women will host the annual meeting of the South Central District Sept. 14.

Elzevir Reading Circle

Elzevir Reading Circle met April 12 at the Old Hotel in Greenfield. President Terry Ammon called the meeting to order with the saying “If you want to change things you have to understand them first.”

Roll call was answered with members telling a little about themselves and also what they would chose to know in the future. Two guests were welcomed.

The secretary read the minutes of the March meeting that were approved as read.

The treasurer gave her report that was also approved as read. She then read a letter from GFWC committee informing the group the applicant Elzevir sponsored for the Mattie Clark Scholarship was chosen as an alternate.

A sign-up sheet was passed around for next year’s program and hostesses. Barbara Thomsen volunteered to be on the executive committee, and Linda Topliff will be co-vice president.

Joan Schaffer, GFWC SW District director, was welcomed as a guest. She spoke of the many GFWC projects the clubs participate in and the many volunteer hours and donations members contribute. The state convention will be held today and Saturday in Des Moines. The club was asked to donate to a basket to be auctioned off during the convention. After some discussion, it was decided to contribute two reels of fishing line.

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

The next meeting will be May 10 at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center. Members wishing to carpool should meet at True Value parking lot at 11:30 a.m. for the dutch treat end of the year luncheon.

After refreshments provided by Topliff and the hotel, the group viewed some of the rooms and learned about the renovation of the hotel.  Shopping at Ed & Eva’s and a tour of the Warren Cultural Center provided by Ken Sidney concluded the afternoon.

Union County Genealogical Society

Union County Genealogical Society met Monday at Gibson Memorial Library with 11 present. Jane Briley conducted the business meeting. Research queries, workshop flyers and newsletters from other societies were received.

Roger Nurnberg reported that he and Kathy Parmenter are continuing to update the society’s web page on Iowa GenWeb.

Marilyn Ralls and Nurnberg discussed the possibility of scanning and creating a data base of some of the records in the library. The society will cooperate with the library in applying for a grant for this project.

Briley gave the program on beginning genealogy, assisted by other members. They shared suggestions on interviewing family members, searching local resources and other steps in getting started.

Elaine Brown gave the five-minute tidbit. She showed a book about her ancestors, “History of the Quimby Family in England and America” and told how she obtained the book.

The next meeting will be one week early because of Memorial weekend. It will be 6 p.m. May 20 at the office of County Recorder Paula White.

Super Eight Club

Eight members of Super Eight Card Club met April 18 at Regency center.

High winner was Irene Ripperger. High was Lea Fresh. Low was Joyce Perry.

The hostess was Leta Larkin.

The next hostess will be Beulah McDonald May 16 at the center.

TOPS 1338

IOWA TOPS 1338 of Creston met for the weekly meeting April 1 at the First United Methodist Church. Best loser for the week was an anonymous member and runner-up was Diana Loomis. The quarterly best loser was a tie between an anonymous member and Monica Belew. Runners-up were Darlene Rohrig and Marisue Lewis.

Loomis led the group in the TOPS pledge and presided over the business meeting.

Minutes were read by Lewis, and the treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. Squares and fines were won by an anonymous member.

The Red Can Challenge is to eat 5 to 9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables.

New officers were installed for the coming year in a ceremony presented by Loomis. Leader will be Anna Thompson; co-leader, Diana Loomis; secretary, Marisue Lewis; treasurer, Alice Brown; and weight recorder, Neoma Davis.

There was a social time held before the TOPS closing pledge was given.

TOPS also met 5 p.m. April 8 at the First United Methodist Church. Ten members weighed in with Anna Thompson as the week’s best loser and an anonymous member as runner-up. The business meeting was conducted by new leader Anna Thompson.

A new contest was presented for four weeks. An alphabetical chart was handed toeach member. Each person is to eat a fruit or vegetable beginning with each letter ofthe alphabet. The winner will be the first to complete the chart.

Squares and fines were won by an anonymous member. Next week’s program will be given by Alice Brown. The Red Can Challenge is to not eat anything fried this week.

The program was given by Monica Belew. She used the time to share some words ofwisdom. A discussion was held on diabetes. The meeting adjourned by the recitingof the TOPS closing pledge.

Since this is the beginning of a new year for TOPS, an open invitation is given toanyone who would like to be encouraged to lose weight. TOPS 1338 meets every Monday at 5 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

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