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Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 10:04 a.m. CDT

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Mary Circle

Mary Circle of First Christian Church met June 6 at The Pizza Ranch with 11 members present.

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

The secretary’s report was read and approved.

Margaret Wilkins read the treasurer’s report for monthly expenses and income.

In old business, 40 pillow slip dresses have been shipped to Namibia, Africa. Forty more are pending.

Wilkins, Florence and Kay were appointed to choose the lessons for next year.

Installation of officers will be June 20 for the coming year and bulletin delivery.

There will be no circle meetings in July and August because of vacations.

The next meeting will be 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the home of Marilyn Larimore.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 5. Canasta winners were Janet Keller, first; Barb Veitz, second; and Carol Harrison, third.

Beulah McDonald won the door prize.

McDonald was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Creston Area Porcelain Painters

Ten members of Creston Area Porcelain Painters met 10 a.m. June 7 at The Windrow. Some members brought current projects they are working on and those were admired.

A reminder to club members the group continues to paint cups for Greater Regional Medical Cancer Center. Patients who finish their treatment may choose a cup from the 25 to 30 cups on display. This project has been well received by the community as evidenced by thank-you notes to club members. This volunteer project was started several years ago. Ann Moore brought two cups to be delivered to the center.

Judith Wachter shared she was contacted by Kathy Haynes concerning her mother-in-law’s (Marjorie Haynes) blank/unpainted china. This china was donated to the club for their use and members were encouraged to pick pieces from the display set up by Wachter.

Joyce Anderson passed out forms to enter the state fair. Members were encouraged to take part in the china-painting division. Participants were told to bring their entries to the July meeting with their entry tags completed. Members will deliver the entries Aug. 3. The Union County Fair entry information will be in the newspaper closer to fair time. Everyone is encouraged to enter both events to help promote porcelain painting and for fun.

The program was given by Judy Gile on creating a “leather look” painted frame for porcelain tile paintings. The information was from Minnesota artist Joan Frandle. The group tried their hand at the new technique and came up with different ideas for using this painting style. Directions for three leather versions were passed out and discussed. Gile also shared key elements to a successful painting, composition and design points in list form.

The next meeting will be 10 a.m. July 12 at The Windrow, and is open to anyone who is interested in porcelain painting.

Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters of the Americas met May 14 in the Parish Hall after Mass celebrated by Fr. Ken Halbur. A salad luncheon was then served by the officers.

The meeting was opened with the Catholic Daughters Ode followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kathy Tapken made a motion to approve the minutes and Pat Pokomy seconded it.

The Life Saver Project raised $135.

The white elephant auction held in April made $109.

$285 was sent in for national dues to the Catholic Daughters.

No new bills were presented.

Membership report is 38 members.

Old business: At the biennial convention a new slate of officers were elected for the coming two years. Iowa is sixth in the nation for membership. However, membership is dwindling. The organization is in need of new members to join.

National dues are now $7.50 a member and state dues are now up $1 more, so that is $6 a person. Dues were raised this spring to help with this.

New business: Graduation breakfast was May 19. Irene Ripperger made rolls for the graduation breakfast. Betty Baker also offered. Baker is also donating the paper plates, napkins and cups.

Priest appreciation was the first Sunday in June. Father Halbur was given a gift at Ladies Night Out. Several suggestions were made regarding this gift. It was agreed to give him a script card for gas and groceries. Sharon Skarda made a motion to approve this and Pat Pokorny seconded it.

Tuesday was Ladies Night Out.

Baker thanked everyone for the help in sending us to the CD of A Biennial Convention. A recap of the convention was discussed by those who attended – Baker, Teresa Weis, Pat Wagner and Betty Bradley.

Thanks lo all who helped with the Life Saver Project.

Baker read a story about St. Theresa of Lisieux. Her message was to deliver messages on how to love and how to be loved.

A retreat will be held in October in Cedar Falls. If anyone has any interest in going, let Baker know.

Baker mentioned there is going to be a benefit dinner for the Life Care Center in Stuart at All Saints Activity Center. If you would like to go, contact Baker.

A closing ode from CD of A convention was read and then the meeting was adjourned.

Half-and-half was won by Baker. Sharon Skarda and Iris Smith each won a gift in a game of hidden numbers at the bottom of chairs.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 18 members and one guest. Chris Frederickson, president-elect, presided. Jane Lowe did the prayer, and Steve Bolie was finemaster.

The program was Ed Ritter who discussed the historical complex and printing museum. He also discussed some of the printing history of Creston.

Jasmine Stow, who was sponsored by the club to attend Camp OK in Boone, talked about all the activities and programs she got to be a part of last week.

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met June 11 at the MAP Conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Carolyn Abel conducted the meeting. Eight members and Annette Rice were present.

There was no administrator’s report.

Rice gave a volunteer report. If anyone is interested in volunteering as information guide or at the gift shop, call Rice at 782-3553.

A gift shop report was given by Jone Snyder.

The bloodmobile will be June 24 at Trinity Lutheran hall.

A Safe Sitter Class will be held Wednesday and Thursday with Patty Marean as instructor.

The annual golf tournament was held Friday jointly with GRMC Auxiliary and Greater Regional Healthcare Foundation. Final results of the golf tournament will be given at the next meeting.

A Books Are Fun jewelry sale was held Thursday and today.

A report by all members was given on the “Come to the Fair” summer gathering hosted this year by GRMC Auxiliary.

There will be no July meeting with the next meeting to be Aug. 12 at the MAP Conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center.

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