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Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan. 15.

Canasta winners were Connie Bailey, first; Carol Harrison, second; and Beulah McDonald, third.

Harrison won the door prize.

Joan Chubick was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Mary Circle

Mary Circle of First Christian Church met Jan. 16 at the church with Barb Lightner as hostess. There were 10 members present.

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

Joyce read the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved as read.

Margaret gave the treasurer’s report, which was also approved as read.

Old business discussed was bulletin delivery and coffee Sunday snacks.

In new business, fabric was donated for dresses or shorts. It will be divided this week for the orphanage project.

Rhonda Vogel gave the lesson, ending with questions and answers pertaining to the lesson at the end of discussion.

President Fils closed the meeting with the Disciple Women’s benediction.

Refreshments and goodies were served by the hostess.

The next meeting will be Feb. 20 at the church with Joyce Burkhead as hostess.

Chautauqua Circle

Progressive Chautauqua Circle met 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the home of Jeri Henderson. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pat Butcher introduced speaker Chelsey Jenkins of the Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center, who gave a program.

President Morris began the business meeting with a thank you to hostesses Henderson and Connie Edsall.

Minutes of the September meeting were read and accepted as read.

The treasurer’s report was given by Edsall. No bills were presented. The shoe collection was again taken and books will be available for a quarter. These collections help raise funds for the organization.

Safety tip: Polly McCoy gave a tip on how to react when making a right turn and skidding on ice. One should step on the gas and continue with the turn, rather than trying to stop.

Reminder for the needs of disaster victims and replenishment of the library were given.

The group adopted a family for Christmas. Henderson and Edsall did the shopping. Donations for gifts were given by the members.

Edsall thanked the members for her get-well card.

Kay Ritter and Betty Wallace thanked everyone for helping with the bloodmobile. Quotas have been met.

The meeting was closed with members reciting the collect. Lunch was served by the hostesses.

Alpha Delta Kappa

The Jan. 13 meeting of Iowa Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa was held at Creston’s Pizza Ranch. President Danette Lesan conducted the business meeting.   Fourteen members answered the roll call given by Jane Eklund, recording secretary. 

Treasurer Lois Houghtaling reported the annual soup supper/charity auction brought in $1,080.  Monies have been donated to several local organizations.

Letters were read from Andy Rochman-Narigon and Berniece Rusher.

Rochman-Narigon will be transferring her membership to an Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter in Colorado.

Ruth Schroder and Becky Riley were recognized as Silver Sisters for 25 years of membership. Prospective members were discussed.

The state convention will be held April 5 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines.

The program was given by Kiley Sherwood-Pollard. She showed photos and told about her mission trip to El Salvador last summer.

The next meeting will be Feb. 10 at the home of Carolyn Biere. Hostesses will be Tina Morrison and Linda Huffman.

VFW Post 1797

VFW Post 1797 met Jan. 14 at the Elk’s Lodge in Creston. Sixteen members and guests were present for dinner.

Commander O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 14 members present.

The post draped the charter for veterans Ronald Goben, Richard Outhouse, Harry Becker, Harold Parker and James L. Hoffman.

Minutes and QM reports were read and approved.

Service officers report was Christmas basket 15 hours, Honor Guard 31 hours and community service 40 hours, for a total of 86 hours.

The post surgeon has visited veterans at both nursing homes.

On old business, thank you to all members who helped with packing and distributing Christmas baskets.

O’Daniels and Denny Abel presented plaques to the Patriot Pen winners at the middle school awards assembly in December.

In new business, the post received $270 for calender sales.

A Korean veterans flight to Washington, D.C., is being planned in the near future, and applications are available at the veterans office.

O’Daniels gave a report on state and district VFW.

A district meeting was held Jan. 18 in Montezuma.

The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

The next meeting will be Feb. 11 at the Elk’s Lodge with 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

Creston UMW

The executive committee of Creston United Methodist Women met 9 a.m. Jan. 2 at the church fellowship hall. Jerrie Henderson, president, called the meeting to order.

Beth Perry conducted the devotions. Correspondence was read. The minutes of the December executive meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was approved.

Committee reports included social action and program resources.

The fundraising dinner will be Feb. 16 and the invitational salad supper will be April 3 with the theme “Fruits of the Spirit.”

The circles of Creston United Methodist Women met Jan. 16 at the church.

Morning Circle met at 9:30 a.m. and Evening Circle at 7 p.m.

Susan Weight presided at the Morning Circle meeting with 13 members present.  Weight was also hostess. Secretary/Treasurer Ellen Rinner took the roll call and read the minutes of the December meeting.

Plans were made for food and workers for the Feb. 16 fundraising dinner.

Beth Perry gave the program titled “Calling to Prepare for Mission.” This was the pledge service with several members reading parts and a hymn was sung.

Rosalie Denton presided at the Evening Circle meeting with seven members present. Evening has no hostesses this year.

Secretary/Treasurer Sandy McNichols took roll call and read the minutes of the December meeting. 

Plans were made for food and workers for the Feb. 16 fundraising dinner.

Henderson presented the program titled “Calling to Build Community,” incorporating the pledge service into it. Several members read parts.

Super 8 Card Club

Super 8 Card Club met Jan. 16 at the Regency Park center.

Winners were Lee Fresh, first; Donna Swanson, second; and Leta Larkin, third.

Jean Green was hostess. Larkin will be hostess in February.

Bancroft History Assembly

Bancroft History Assembly met 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the D.V. Richardson room at Greater Regional Medical Center.

The meeting was called to order by President Peg Anderson with the Pledge of Allegiance. The inspirational thought for the day was from Maxine: “Junk is something you keep around for years ... and then throw away two weeks before you need it.” The thought from the yearbook was: “Take time to laugh – it is the music of the soul.”

Roll call was answered by nine regular members and four life members. Each shared what she considered her favorite gift from Christmas.

Minutes from December were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given and passed on to the auditing committee. A collection was made for the Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center (CIAC), which was to be used to purchase gas cards. A loose change collection was also taken to be used for the endorsement fund.

The nominating committee for new officers was appointed and is composed of Martha Musmaker, JoAnn Nurnberg and Sandy Oswald. There was a sign-up sheet for the anniversary luncheon to be held next month.

Kay Raymond gave the report on the club’s 2013 reading program. One hundred percent of the group participated, reading 631 books. Betty Hobbs had read the most books. Karen Kingsbury was the most read author, the Creston News Advertiser was the most read newspaper and Our Iowa was the most read magazine.

The scholarship committee reported applications for scholarships are due March 1. The courtesy committee was asked to send a card to a hospitalized member.

Nurnberg reported on the Christmas tree project for the Festival of Trees. Nurnberg, Bobi Wooden and Marisue Lewis decorated it. It sold for $30, and the money went to CIAC.

Volunteer hour charts were collected by the secretary to be tallied and sent to the state offices.

The president presented five GFWC trivia questions. Four were correctly answered.

The Feb. 3 meeting will be 12:30 p.m. at the home of Kay Ritter. The program will be given my Lewis. Members are to bring cash, which will be used to buy gas cards for CIAC.

After the club collect, Joan Chubick gave a report on Lucretia Coffin Mott, a well-known feminist and reformer of the 20th century.

Refreshments were served by Chubick, hostess.

TOPS 1338

TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the United Methodist Church. Nine members weighed in with Shellie Sullivan as best loser for the week, and Anna Thompson as runner-up.

The TOPS pledge was recited and the meeting was opened by Thompson.

Weight recorder Neoma Davis gave the statistics for the year. The club had a loss of 89.75 pounds and gained 13.75 pounds, with a net loss of 76.5 pounds. Three members qualified as division winners. An anonymous member was the winner in division four with a 23-pound loss, and Lola Baucom was runner-up. Carol Sheldahl won for division three.

Minutes were not available.

Loser Lotto signatures were collected. Squares were won by an anonymous member. Fines went to the treasury. Two members have experienced physical problems, and cards were sent to them.

The program was given by Shellie Sullivan, telling how one can achieve beneficial sleep.

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m. with the closing TOPS pledge.

On Monday, TOPS 1338 met for its regular meeting at the United Methodist Church. Ten members joined in the opening TOPS pledge.

After weigh-in, Diana Loomis was found to be the best weekly loser, and Sheldahl was runner-up.

The group welcomed Lola Baucom back after an absence of several weeks.

Checks were presented to the year’s best loser and runner-up.

Minutes from the last two meetings were read by secretary Marisue Lewis.

Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report, and the 2013 audit report was presented. Fines went to the treasury, and Squares were won by an anonymous member. The chart for Loser Lotto was almost filled and could be completed next week.

The program was presented by Sheldahl, who shared her findings about using a variety of weight loss products.

Lola Baucom will have the program next week.

The Red Can Challenge was to try a new healthy food this week.

The meeting adjourned as Thompson led the group in the closing TOPS pledge.

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Ladies Literary Circle

Creston Ladies Literary Circle met Jan. 10 at the home of Connie Rhine. Nineteen members answered roll call with a favorite quote.

President Marcia Fulton called the business meeting to order. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given and approved, also.

Old business included a report from Dottie Dunphy on the total of the circle’s contribution to the Christmas Basket fund.

Under new business, Susan Weight shared a card from member Jean Ide.

Changes were announced for the program book for upcoming meetings. Connie Purdum and Dyan Huffman will exchange hostess duties for their February and March meetings. The April 4 meeting will now be at the home of Weight with Linda Hartsock as co-hostess.

The business meeting was adjourned.

Program Committee member Midge Scurlock introduced Jan Knock who reviewed “Jewel Weed” by David Rhodes.

After the review, members had a variety of desserts and beverages served by the hostess.

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Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met Jan. 21 at the home of Amy Stults with Terry Ammon serving as co-hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call.

Rosalie Denton read the winter president’s letter from Glenda Dixon, Iowa chapter president, who encouraged the chapter and offered support. She gave instructions on how to access information online, if any member would be interested in serving on a state board or accepting an office.

Jean Paul presented the program for Founder’s Day. She showed a video that featured dolls that exhibited the various types of dresses that were worn in the period when the seven founders were going to school. The narrator also described some of the personal characteristics and antidotes about these women’s lives.

The next regular meeting will be held Feb. 4 at the home of Jean Paul, as hostess, with Kay Ritter serving as co-hostess. The birthday luncheon will be Feb. 12 at Adams Street Espresso.

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The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 25 members and one guest. Chris Frederickson, president, presided, and was finemaster. Drew Henderson did the prayer.

The program was Ken Norton with Windstream who discussed telecommunication history and future changes.

Kiwanis Pancake Day has been confirmed for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 25 at the United Methodist Church. Tickets will be available from members soon.

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