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Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:53 a.m. CDT

TOPS 1338

TOPS 1338 met July 1 with members celebrating a total loss of 45 pounds since January. The best loser for the week was Diana Loomis, and Neoma Davis was runner-up. Nine members were present and recited the TOPS pledge at the First United Methodist Church.

Anna Thompson conducted the business meeting. Minutes were read by the secretary, and the treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. The group was reminded Janice Walstron will be present July 29 to give her new challenge for the year. Squares were won by Lola Baucom, and fines went to Thompson. The “Jazz” contest continues.

The program was given by Baucom on “Ten Tips for Better Health.” The program for next week will be presented by Monica Belew.

The “Red Can Challenge” is to get active when hunger pangs hit. Activity will lessen the desire to eat.

The meeting adjourned with the closing TOPS pledge.

Nine TOPS members met Monday after a 5 p.m. weigh-in. The best loser for the week was Lola Baucom with Monica B. as the runner-up. The net loss was three pounds. Fines from the previous week went to D. Loomis.

The treasurer’s report was given. She also stated the quarterly financial report has been sent in.

The minutes for July 1 were read and approved.

Lola Baucom was declared the winner of the “All That Jazz” contest. D. Rohrig won squares.

The program was a sharing of July 4 traditions and activities, plus sharing of summer refrigerator, low carb, low fat pie ideas. Alice Brown will be in charge of the program for July 15.

The Red Can Challenge is to exercise for a minimum of three times in the coming week.

The meeting was closed by A. Thompson.

DAR

Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met 9:30 a.m. June 8 in the Richardson meeting room.

The program was Symbolism in the Cemetery by Pam Marvin. She explained the meaning of symbols commonly found on gravestones.

The meeting was called to order by Connie Kinkade, chapter regent. Members shared in reading the ritual.

Lynn Schlaht shared the president general’s message. The president general reviewed all of the different chapters she has visited. She explained the restoration they have accomplished to Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., during her time as president general.

Cheryl Micetich shared the national defense report. She explained more about the female body armor being developed for female army officers.

The roll call was shared by 13 members by naming a military cemetery.

Jane Briley, secretary, read the minutes. The minutes were approved as corrected.

Bonnie Riepe gave the finance report.

Theresa Bahniuk discussed items from the DAR handbook concerning executive officers of NSDAR. They must be a member of a chapter for at least five years. They can only hold one term in an office.

Pam Marvin shared the indian moment, information on the Black Eagle, a Nez Perce tribe member. He went with William Clark of the Lewis-Clark Expedition.

Bahniuk shared the commemorative moment. The United States declared war against Great Britain June 18, 1812. This was only done after many years of problems with the English.

The flag moment was shared by Dorothy Morgan. She explained how recently discovered veteran’s bodies have been honored during burial.

Lynn Schlaht read a thank-you card by Emma K. Johnson who received the state winning scholarship.

The next meeting location has changed, it will be Saturday at the Homestead, 610 W. Iowa St., in Greenfield. The program will be Generations of Seamstresses by Jolene Richardson. The roll call will be “Bring a homemade article by an ancestor.” The hostesses will be Ethel Handley, Carol Baudler, Julie Sorensen and Karla Caltrider.

Kiwanis

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 25 members and five guests.  Brad Lorenzen president, presided. Jane Lowe did the prayer, and Jamie Travis was finemaster.

The program was Creston Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Their leaders discussed Scout programs and activities in the community. The Kiwanis Club presented them with a $250 check to help with their fundraising efforts, so more boys can attend camps.

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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