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Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:36 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 11.

Canasta winners were Rose Blakesley, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Barb Vietz, third.

Beulah McDonald won the door prize.

Kent Dinner Club

Kent Dinner Club met June 12 with seven attending.

On July 10, the club will be changing the meeting place to The Windrow at 5:30 p.m.

Alpha Sigma

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met 2 p.m. June 12 at Summit House with Norma Putnam as hostess.

President Marilyn Larimore called the 81st meeting to order with all members repeating the opening ritual in unison. Roll call was answered with members telling of their summer plans.

Minutes of the May 22 meeting were read and approved as read. Corrections were made in the program book as to the time of the meetings and where the next outings will be held. The pins have not been received from international but hopefully will be soon.

A thank you was received from Marilyn Larimore for being crowned “Girl of The Year.”

The Torch magazine had been received on the computer.

Treasurer Pat Fils gave her report. No bills were received.

New business; it was discussed a possible group tour of all the old courthouses in Union County.

The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at TJ’s Bar and Grill in Afton.

It was noted Cheryl McClure will have a birthday Saturday.

The meeting adjourned and members repeated the closing ritual in unison then joined hands for the Mizpah.

Putnam gave the program on William Cullen Bryant who was the editor of the New York Evening Post.

Refreshments were served by the hostess.

TOPS 1338

Creston TOPS 1338 met June 2 for its weekly meeting at the United Methodist Church. Ten members weighed in with Beverly Lyon as best loser and Shellie Sullivan as runner-up.

The meeting opened with the TOPS pledge led by Anna Thompson. Minutes of the last meeting were ready by Marisue Lewis, secretary. As new business, members were asked to record the member of miles they walk each week. The treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown.

Squares were won by Shellie Sullivan, and fines went to Lola Baucom. The Red Can Challenge is to use a small plate or bowl for each meal.

The program was given by Neoma Davis. She used two articles. “Do You Know Your Heart?” was in the form of a quiz.

The meeting adjourned with the closing TOPS pledge.

June 9 was the next meeting for TOPS 1338. Eight members were present when the meeting began with weighing-in at 5 p.m. The best weekly loser was Anna Thompson and runner-up winners were Alice Brown and Marisue Lewis.

The TOPS pledge opened the business meeting. Minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was given. Squares were won by Neoma Davis and fines went to the treasury. The Red Can Challenge was to exercise 15 minutes for the three days during the coming week.

A talk was presented by Beverly Lyon on the Mediterranean diet in which she compared the diets of residents of Minnesota and Italy.

The TOPS closing pledge closed the meeting.

Anyone interested in weight loss is encouraged to attend the weekly meeting held 5 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met 6:30 p.m. June 3 at Cromwell Church. The attendance was affected by the inclement weather. Acting president Tom Braymen presided over the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was repeated and the invocation was given by Stew Stewart. Sheri Holliday of Winterset, information technology chairperson for 9SW District, was introduced. New member Mark Zelmer was in attendance.

The evening meal was prepared and served by members of the church. After the meal, an abbreviated program was held. Holliday presented service awards to Tom Henderson, Ralph Dillinger and Stewart. The Warren Coleman Award was presented to Henderson. The Melvin Jones Award was given to Braymen.

New officers will be installed at the club meeting 6:30 p.m. July 1 at The Pizza Ranch. Also more new members will be introduced.

On June 10, the Board of Directors of Creston Lions met at 7 a.m. at Adams Street Espresso. First Vice President Ron Dunphy presided. The minutes of the previous meeting and financial reports were presented and approved. Six members of the board were present.

Creston Lions met noon June 17 at The Pizza Ranch. Ron Dunphy called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. A new member, Paul Fuller, was introduced and welcomed.

The previous meeting’s minutes were reviewed and approved. Several items of business were discussed. Creston Lions will again be in charge of the bingo stand at McKinley Park on July 4. Funds raised will be used for club projects. The club members appreciate the support from the community.

Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met June 17 at the home of Jodi Paup with Sue Dake serving as co-hostess. Twelve members responded to roll call.

The scholarship committee reported the names of the six seniors who received $700 scholarships last month.

The chapter received thank you letters for the $100 given to Iowa P.E.O. project fund and the $70 given to the Iowa Cottey College Scholarship Fund.

President Rosalie Denton gave her report on Iowa State P.E.O. convention she attended in Des Moines. She described the reports that were given from seven of the recipients of money and scholarships from P.E.O. project funds.

The next regular meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Dianne Huffman. Members attending the social meeting on July 15 will meet at the Methodist Church to carpool to Indianola to Miss Spenser’s Tearoom.

The next birthday luncheon will be July 8 at Kelly’s Garden Cafe.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 21 members and two guests. Jane Lowe president-elect, presided. Craig Mittag was greeter. Karen Norton did the prayer, and Ed Ritter was finemaster.

The program was Alexi Groumoutis, Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development local foods coordinator. She discussed the local food market and the push to get more local farmers to sell more diversified foods in local farmers’ markets and other businesses to give consumers fresher and healthier food options.

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