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Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 11:31 a.m. CDT

Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Joan of Arc Court No. 428 met Dec. 10 in the parish hall after Mass celebrated by the Rev. Ken Halbur.

Lunch was served by the officers, which consisted of a pie bar.

Vice Regent Retta Ripperger led the opening prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes were read. Kathy Tapken made a motion to approve the minutes, and Irene Ripperger seconded it.

The treasurers report was then given, and I. Ripperger made a motion to approve this report, and Arlene Carlson seconded it.

It was reported there are 39 members.

The National Convention of the Catholic Daughters will be held in Billings, Mont. If anyone has an interest in going, let Regent Betty Baker know.

There was discussion about donating to CD of A national projects. Djane Collins made a motion to send $100 for the national projects, and members chose the top five to send to. I. Ripperger seconded this motion and motion carried.

The was no new business to discuss.

There was also no old business to discuss.

Carolyn Downing won the half and half. The charity cup had $5.

The meeting was adjourned followed by a gift exchange.

TOPS 1338

Creston TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Dec. 23 at the United Methodist Church. Eight members weighed in with Carol Sheldahl as best weekly loser, and Sandy Oswald as runner-up.

The TOPS pledge was led by leader Anna Thompson. Minutes were read by Marisue Lewis. Squares was won by Sandy Oswald, and fines went to the treasury. Sandy Oswald gave the program on “Top Ten Dietary Myths” from a recent TOPS magazine. Loser Lotto squares were signed. Food and paper products which had been brought by members were delivered to MATURA.

The Red Can Challenge was to prepare a menu for two days next week.

On Dec. 30, TOPS 1338 met with seven members attending. The majority survived the holiday time with losses for the week. Diana Loomis was the best loser, and Monica Belew in second place. For the month of December, Shellie Sullivan was the best loser, and Carol Sheldahl was in second place.

The business meeting was conducted by Anna Thompson. Minutes from the last meeting were read, and the treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. Thanks from MATURA were relayed by Diana Loomis who had delivered contributions from the club.

The Red Can Challenge is to keep a diary for four days this coming week. Squares was won by Neoma Davis, and fines went to Sandy Oswald.

Shellie Sullivan is to have the program next week. The next meeting is to be a “no gain” meeting. The closing time was spent sharing about Christmas activities.

Best losers for Dec. 9 were Shellie Sullivan and Anna Thompson. Diana Loomis had the best loss for Dec. 16, but was not eligible for winning the fines.

Each meeting is open to anyone interested in weight loss. More information may be obtained by calling 782-2760 or 782-2686.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pizza Ranch. President Jodi Johnson opened the meeting with leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. Jerry Thomsen introduced guest speaker Tom Lesan.

After the meal, Lesan, vice president of Southwestern Community College, told about the new dormitories being built on campus. Lesan also spoke about how technology affects current faculty and college level education.

In a separate subject, Lesan told about his personal involvement in the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Shooting Range located at the north end of Three Mile Lake. Local shooting teams and those from other locations are making use of the range. 

During the business meeting, the minutes of the Dec. 10 board of directors meeting were approved. The most recent finance report was reviewed. A thank you for the club’s donation to the Leader Dogs for the Blind was read. The annual spud supper fundraising project to be held Feb. 27 was discussed. Future plans for the KidSight project also was discussed. Dean Brant thanked Lions members who helped with the community Christmas baskets by helping prepare and deliver them. The members approved furnishing a gift basket as a fundraiser on the state level. 

Lions Board of Directors will meet 7 a.m. Tuesday at Adams St. Espresso. There will be a club meeting at noon Jan. 21 at The Pizza Ranch. Johnson declared the meeting adjourned.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Gwen Sandeman, second; and Connie Bailey, third.

Barb Bills won the door prize.

Sandeman will be hostess for cards and chatter Jan. 15.

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