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Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 11:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 5, 2013 11:12 a.m. CDT

Beta Sigma Phi

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met June 27 at Summit House with Marilyn Blazek as hostess. President Marilyn Larimore called the meeting to order. Seven members answered roll call by telling their plans for the Fourth of July. Minutes of the two previous meetings were read and approved.

Notice was received through the Torch of the State Convention; three members are planning on going. Also, there are different items for sale in The Torch.

A thank you was received from Martha McAuley. Marilyn Larimore will be taking stuffed animals to the emergency room at the hospital.

Norma Putnam read from the gray book about area conventions. Larimore read an article about “The Hurried Pharmacist.”

Marilyn Blazek presented the program on Prescott, Iowa.

Members repeated the closing ritual and joined hands for the Mizpah.

The next meeting will be Thursday in Mount Ayr.

Refreshments were served by the hostess.

Crest Area for Life

Crest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Baker opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer. Fourteen members were in attendance.

Secretary Terry Madison read the minutes from the May meeting. They were approved.

In absence of the treasurer, Betty Baker gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved.

Fourteen baby congratulatory cards were sent out.

Under old business, Baker gave a report from the LifeCare Pregnancy dinner held May 30 in Stuart. It was well attended.

Meg Crawford will choose some billboards and get them ordered. She gave an estimate of the costs.

The father’s ads in both Creston and Afton papers turned out well.

Under new business, Pat Pokorny ordered pencils to be passed out at the Fourth of July parade and the fair parade in Afton.

The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Holy Spirit hall.

Terry Madison made a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Meg Crawford. Meeting adjourned.

Creston Lions Club

The Board of Directors of Creston Lions Club met 7 a.m. June 11 at Adams Street Espresso . Past president Tom Braymen presided.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved, as was the printed financial report.

Plans for the bingo stand at McKinley Park for July 4 were made. The bingo stand is one of the club’s annual fundraisers.

A collection of Lions pins, which was donated by Glen Weaver’s daughter, will be displayed at the district convention Nov. 8-9 in Greenfield.

Funds are being sought for purchase of a new digital camera for use at KidSight, which is a vision screening program for preschoolers conducted by Lions members.

At the June 4 meeting, Betty Abel introduced Garrett Abel, 2013 graduate of Creston High School. He is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from Creston Lions for attendance at SWCC.

Tuesday’s meeting was cancelled.

The next board meeting will be 7 a.m. Tuesday at Adams Street Espresso.

The next club meeting will be noon July 16 at The Pizza Ranch.

Information on membership in Creston Lions can be obtained from Stew Stewart, 782-5674.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 21 members and one guest.  Brad Lorenzen president, presided. Drew Henderson did the prayer, and Craig Mittag was finemaster.

The program was Rick Fyock, board member of I Think I Can Daycare Center, who discussed the state licensed daycare’s role in helping employers with an active, happy place for workers children to go during the work day. The center cares for up to 125 children per day.

The Kiwanis Club presented the daycare with a check for $200 to help purchase supplies for the children. The Club is also taking donations for the backpack project to help get school supplies to area children for the new school year. Club members will bring donations to the meetings for collection.

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