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Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 7:19 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan. 29.

Canasta winners were Barb Veitz, first; Mary Kline, second; and Barb Bills, third.

Kline won the door prize.

Veitz was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ

P.E.O. Chapter AZ was held Jan. 21 at Salem Lutheran Church. Mary Ann Walsh and Judy Eklund served as co-hostesses.

RaeAnne Hopkins, who is AZ’s Star Scholarship candidate, sent a thank you note.

President Connie Purdum read a winter letter from State President Glenda Dixon urging chapter members to be responsible with dues and project gifts.

The nominating committee consists of Carolyn Dillenburg, chairperson, Bishop and Walsh.

The new yearbook committee is as follows: Walsh, Christy Whited, Cheryl Wilson, Judy Woods and Myrna Beving.

The January luncheon was held Jan. 30 at Kelly’s. Eleven members attended.

The Feb. 4 meeting was at Upper Crust Culinary Creations.

Bancroft History Assembly

Bancroft History Assembly of Creston met Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Kay Ritter for the 119th anniversary luncheon. There were seven regular members, two life members and one honorary member present for a total of 10 members. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The inspirational thought was “Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.” The saying for the day was “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” Roll call was answered by telling of your first love.

The secretary’s report was given with no corrections by Martha Musmaker in the absence of Marisue Lewis. The treasurer’s report was given by Avis Hainline, treasurer. She also gave a report of the value of the items given for domestic violence and sexual assault.

Beth Perry reported she received communication from Gibson Memorial Library inviting members to a coffeehouse event 6:30 p.m. March 10.

The nominations committee has met, and they are prepared to present the slate of officers for the election during the March meeting.

Today is National Wear Red Day to call attention to women’s heart health. Everyone is encouraged to wear red that day. This year’s National Wear Red Day ad, posters and the flyer featured GFWC Home Life Partnership Chairperson Sandra Roberts.

The meeting was adjourned after reciting the club collect.

The next meeting will be 1:30 p.m. March 3 at Greater Regional Medical Center D.V. Richardson Room.

The program was a report prepared by Marisue Lewis on the life of Golda Meir, who was prime minister of Israel.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met noon Jan. 21 at The Pizza Ranch. Tom Braymen presided at the business meeting. The secretary’s report was approved.

The club continues in efforts to obtain a new camera for the vision screening project known as KidSight. Braymen and Stew Stewart recently screened 19 children at Head Start and St. Malachy School. Twila Brant reported on the training of leader dogs. Tickets for the Feb. 27 spud supper fundraiser were made available for members to sell. 

On Tuesday, Creston Lions held a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at The Pizza Ranch. President Jodi Johnson called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. Ron Dunphy introduced Audrey Fyock and Levi Eblen who presented the program. 

After the meal, Fyock and Eblen told of their experiences as students at Creston High School. Both are seniors and have excelled academically, as well as been involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. They have also earned college credits at SWCC. Both have plans to continue attending college after high school graduation. 

The business meeting included approval of minutes of the Jan. 21 meeting. The plans for the spud supper were discussed and work sheets were signed by those present. The supper will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Feb.  27 at Creston United Methodist Church. Tickets are available from Lions members for $6 per person. Creston Lions appreciate the support of the community in all their efforts.

Information about membership in Lions is available from Stewart at 782-5674.

The club approved assisting a person needing help with the purchase of eyeglasses.

One of the objectives of Lions Clubs is to promote diabetes awareness. The members wish to encourage the public to participate in the February wellness screenings available at reduced cost at Greater Regional Medical Center. One of the tests includes a glucose test. No appointment is necessary but a 12-hour fast is needed before checking in at the GRMC main entrance registration desk. The screenings are available 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The meeting was adjourned.

The Lions Board of Directors will meet 7 a.m. Feb. 11 at Adams Street Espresso. The next club meeting will be noon Feb. 18 at The Pizza Ranch. 


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 20 members present. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Drew Henderson did the prayer, and Roger Lanning was finemaster.

The program was Craig Mittag, representing Mittag Show Cattle. He discussed the business of raising cattle for show or “fluffy cows.”

Also, new member Ken Norton was inducted officially into the club.

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

Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Joan of Arc Court No. 428 met Jan. 14 in the parish hall after Mass celebrated by the Rev. Ken Halbur.

Pizza and dessert was served by the committee consisting of Jean Miller, Sue O’Brien and Barbara Thompson.

The meeting was called to order by Regent Betty Baker. The Ode to Catholic Daughters was read followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes were read and approved.

Treasurer’s report was given by Teresa, and it was approved.

The Christmas basket was delivered by Betty Baker to a family in need.

It was discussed the possibility of joining with the DCCW for fathers Christmas gift in the future.

Baker encouraged all members to attend the meetings.

Names were suggested to send cards to, and Retta will take care of this.

The Crest Area for Life memorial service was Jan. 19 at the cemetery near the memorial stone.

Jan. 24 was the bake sale at BUNN.

The half and half was won by Teresa Weis.

Charity cup had $4.30.

In February there will be a sign-up sheet for the Lenten soup suppers.

Meeting adjourned with Catholic Daughters closing ode.

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