Mary Circle of First Christian Church met Sept. 19 at the home of Marilyn Larimore. There were seven members present.
President Pat Fils called the meeting to order with the Disciple Women’s prayer.
The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were both read and approved.
Old business was discussed. Forty-three pillowslip dresses were shipped to Windhook, Ramika in Africa.
New business was discussed. There will be a potluck at the church Sunday and a salad luncheon 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Margaret Wilkins gave the lesson on Michelle from “Bad Girls of the Bible.”
The hostess served refreshments after the closing of the meeting.
The next meeting will be Oct. 17 at the home of Alice Bowers.
Crest Area Theatre
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Crest Area Theatre (CAT) was held Sept. 16. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with six board members and one CAT member present.
Discussion was held on CAT’s next production, possibly a murder mystery, in the next few months.
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.
Super 8 Club
Super 8 Club met in September with Lottie Riley as hostess at Regency Park club room.
Winners were: Twila Carter, high; Joyce Perry, second; and Margaret Minnick, low.
Donna Swanson will host in October.
TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the United Methodist Church with 11 members in attendance.
There was a tie between Carol Sheldahl and an anonymous member for weekly best loser, and second place loser was Diana Loomis.
The business meeting opened with the TOPS pledge led by President Anna Thompson. Minutes were read, and the treasurer’s report was given.
Correspondence from Barbara Bratton told of an area rally in Des Moines Oct. 5. A letter from Janice Walston said another area rally will be held in Red Oak at the Red Coach Inn Nov. 2.
Squares were won by Neoma Davis, and fines went to Sheldahl. The Red Can Challenge was to eliminate bakery items except for whole wheat or whole grain bread. Several members were eligible to sign the Loser Lotto chart.
Darlene Rohrig gave the program. She chose four unrelated articles to share that were of health interest.
Sandy Oswald will present the program Sept. 23.
The TOPS pledge was recited, and the meeting was adjourned by the president.
On Monday, TOPS 1338 met at 5 p.m. for its weekly weigh-in and meeting. Eight members attended with Anna Thompson as best loser, and Carol Sheldahl in second place.
Thompson called the meeting to order with the TOPS pledge being recited. Minutes were read by the secretary and approved by members.
Sandy Oswald presented the program on “Ten Best Reasons a Low-Carb Diet is Wrong.”
The Lotto Loser chart was signed. Squares and fines were both won by an anonymous member. The Red Can Challenge is to have no red meat for two days this week. Chicken, turkey and fish are acceptable.
The meeting adjourned with the TOPS closing pledge.
Anyone interested in encouragement with weight loss is invited to attend any Monday evening meeting at the United Methodist Church with weigh-in time at 5 p.m. Most meetings close at or before 6 p.m.
Union County Genealogical Society
Union County Genealogical Society met Sept. 23 at Gibson Memorial Library. Jane Briley presided.
Exchange newsletters and a query about a Hopkins family were received.
The suggestion of assembling a vertical reference file of miscellaneous research information was discussed. A listing of all family history books was also suggested as a future work day project.
Members answered roll call by telling of research experiences in various Iowa counties.
Diane Ide gave a program on researching in Iowa. She shared lists of public libraries, LDS family research centers and courthouses in Iowa, and offered many other helpful ideas.
The Oct. 28 meeting will feature a sharing of information by members about how DNA can help confirm family relationships.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.
Canasta winners were Barb Bills, first; Joan Chubick, second; and Barb Veitz, third.
Wanda Nash won the door prize.
Gwen Sandeman will be hostess for cards and chatter Oct. 2.
P.E.O. Chapter AZ
P.E.O. Chapter AZ met Sept. 17 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Twenty members were present.
President Connie Purdum told of several opportunities for high school students to visit Cottey College.
Refreshments were served by Joan Chubick and Terri Hopkins.
A birthday luncheon was held noon Thursday at Kelly’s Garden Café.