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Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:16 a.m. CDT

Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met April 1 at the cafe at Prairie View Assisted Living with Linda Linch and Irene Francis serving with Carolyn Downing as co-hostesses. Sixteen members responded to roll call.

Amy Bonebrake and Jhona Lyn Gallo were initiated into the sisterhood in a ceremony.

A letter of appreciation was sent to Stew Stewart to thank him for the gift of $5,000 to Chapter LG in memory of his wife Marian. The money will be used in providing another scholarship and combined with the profits from the omelet buffet to provide scholarships for seniors at Creston High School.

An invitation was also sent to P.E.O. Chapter AZ inviting them to a social event July 15 when LG will travel to visit Miss Spenser’s Tea Room.

The next regular meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Peg Anderson. A birthday luncheon was held noon April 8 at Adams Street Espresso.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 2.

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

Blakesley won the door prize.

Wanda Nash was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

TOPS 1338

TOPS 1338 met March 31 at the United Methodist Church with nine members weighing in. Carol Sheldahl was the best weekly loser with Beverly Lyon in second place. Sheldahl was also the best loser for the month of March. Anna Thompson was runner-up.

The business meeting was conducted by Thompson. The TOPS pledge was recited. Minutes were read by Marisue Lewis. Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report. The reading of the chapter by-laws was done by Thompson. They were accepted as read and will be in effect until Oct. 1. New officers will be elected in June.

The “Be a Winner, Be a Loser” contest was won by Thompson who had only one more point than Sheldahl. Fines went to the treasury.

Shellie Sullivan presented a program on “Twenty-five Best Snacks for Weight Loss.” The Red Can Challenge is to eliminate bakery goods from ones diet except for whole grain products. Sheldahl is to have the program next week. The closing pledge concluded the meeting.

TOPS 1338 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in weight loss is invited to attend at the United Methodist Church basement.

Crest Area for Life

Crest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Baker opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer. Nine members were in attendance.

Terry Madison gave the secretary’s report from February. It was approved.

In absence of the treasurer, Velma Riegel gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved.

Velma Riegel sent out 15 baby congratulatory cards.

Under old business, there was discussion on putting up the billboard at Stringtown Church and it was tabled for later. There was a booth at the Home and Garden Show March 29 at the YMCA.

Under new business, Baker announced LifeCare Pregnancy Center in Stuart will be having its annual dinner 7 p.m. May 1.

Terry Madison made a motion, seconded by Jeremy Rounds to adjourn.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ

P.E.O. Chapter AZ met April 1 at the home of Kay Kinsella. Eighteen members were present. The next meeting will be at Salem Lutheran Church. Dr. Heather Osterbrink will give the program.

Plans for the trunk sale on May 3 are still ongoing with members signing up offering their cars, tables, and items to be sold. All money from sales will go to scholarships.

President Connie Purdum discussed the Iowa P.E.O. Project Fund. She explained how funds are allocated to beneficiaries within Iowa.

After the meeting, refreshments made by Vaughn Seckington were served by Kay Kinsella and Chris Van Gelder.

Kiwanis

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 26 members and two guests. Chris Frederickson president, presided. Ken Norton did the prayer, and Mike King was finemaster.

The program was Dr. Heather Osterbrink, new general surgeon with the Greater Regional Medical Center. She discussed her background and medical training and career before coming to Creston.

The Kiwanis annual pancake fundraiser was a success. Everyone who helped and supported is appreciated.

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