Club news 8/17/05

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Kage FCE

The Kage FCE Club met on Aug. 11 at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center with Dortha Strack presiding.

The date for the club's annual family chicken and dumpling dinner will be held Oct. 17. Members will provide baked goods for the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic horsemanship barn dance to be held Aug. 27.

It was also announced that the University Outreach and Extension office will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The 4-H building at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau is almost ready for use and the ribbon cutting is scheduled for Sept. 11.

Camp Daybreak for children with diabetes was a success and the club prepared 28 shoe boxes of items for the participants. Several club members assisted with this. Those who are involved with cleaning eyeglasses at The Lutheran Home signed up to help each week until Sept. 8.

Officers for 2006 were elected. They are, Strack, president; Martha Slaten, vice president; Opal Collins, secretary; Judie Herbst, treasurer; Marshall, game and song leaders; and Verna Vogel, parliamentarian.

Shirley Palen presented a program on Alaska.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 8 at the home of Barbara Marshall.

Town & Country FCE

The Town & Country FCE Club met Aug. 11 at the home of Linda Thompson.

Members will meet at Cottonwood Treatment Center on Thursday to provide banana splits for a back-to-school party. Club out will be the same evening at Cracker Barrel.

Mary Klaproth and Lois Seabaugh will attend a vice president's meeting on Aug. 24 at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center to plan new programs for 2006.

An election of new officers for 2006 was held. They are: Seabaugh, president; Klaproth, vice president; Margie McAnally, secretary; Sue Jones, treasurer; Norma Schrieber, reporter; Linda Thompson, songs and games; and Carolyn Thompson, cards and flowers.

Chairperson Judy Johnson presented final plans for the booth at the SEMO District Fair. Doris Wilkinson was elected to serve on the fair booth committee. Members will meet at Arena Park on Sept. 10 to erect the fair booth.

Members who will attend the MAFCE Convention in Columbia, Mo., on Aug. 25 and 26 are Heise, Jones, Klaproth, Seabaugh, Carolyn Thompson and Linda Thompson.

A program on drug interactions was given by Linda Thompson.

The next meeting will be held on Sept. 8 at the home of Jones.

Arnsberg 4-H Club

The Arnsberg 4-H Club met Aug. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Hall in Friedheim with 12 members, six leaders and four guests present. Emily Ruch, president, led the meeting. Dustin Oehl led the pledges, and Amanda Lappe and Shelby Proctor led in a song. Tom Lappe and Ryan Pohlman were celebrating their birthdays.

County fair and county achievement were discussed. Several members entered items in the fair and lots of those items went to the Missouri State Fair.

The group also reported on their community service project. They made 11 quilts on July 25 for Project Linus. The quilts were given to the Division of Family Services to give to children. They are also given to babies.

The SEMO District Fair was discussed. It was decided the club will work the 4-H stand on Sept. 14. Fair entries may be taken to the fair on Sept. 10 and picked up on Sept. 18.

Oehl reported on his computer and rabbit project group meetings. Pam Lappe announced that Ethan Seyer won the quilt from the raffle drawing. The group also decided to have a family picnic at the Lappe's house on Saturday.

The election of officers for the next year was held. They are: Tyler Lappe, president; Emily Ruch, vice president; Kaycie Seyer, secretary; Hunter Seyer, treasurer; Ethan Seyer, reporter; Amanda Lappe, historian; Cody Hahs and Shelby Proctor, song leaders; and Chelsea and Rachel Seyer, game leaders.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the church.

-- From staff reports

Ramblewood Garden

The Ramblewood Garden Club met Aug 2, at the Red House. Jane Jackson and Alan Higgins served as tour guides. A meeting was held at the Boardman Pavilion.

The volunteer committee will discuss fund raising. Recommendations will be made at the September meeting. Emphasis is placed on need for funding scholarships.

A note from Marge Thompson was shared with the club. Thompson complimented the garden at the Cape River Heritage Museum.

The Rose Garden work schedule was shared and it was announced that "good insects" were placed in the three round beds. $23.45 was given to the treasurer for the tree fund.

Hobbs Chapel UMW

The United Methodist Women of Hobbs Chapel met Aug 8. The meeting was called to by order by June Warder, vice president. Special guests were the Rev. Jerry and Mary Jane Statler. The Statlers presented a program on their recent mission trip to Nicaragua. The UMW voted to donate $50 to the Rainbow Network, sponsors of the mission.

Juanita Henley reported that $224.04 was donated for the candleburning on UMW Sunday which was held July 10.

The annual fall bazaar is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 8. Some of the features will be a sale of soup, chili and baked goods. Takeouts will also be available.

Tailgate spaces will be sold at $10 each, the UMW will hold a garage sale, and will have a white elephant/collectible table. Books and pumpkins will also be sold.

Church Women United

The Area Church Women United met Aug. 5 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. Hazel Blank, a member of St. Mary's, gave the Bible study.

Michele Moon, president, opening the meeting. The minutes and treasurer's report were read and approved.

Moon thanked all who helped with the recent CROP sale and luncheon. A group from Young Life and Notre Dame High School helped with the serving and clearing of tables. Honey was donated by the Rev. Grant Gillard, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, plants from the SEMO Greenhouse, cinnamon rolls from Allen Foods, pottery from Danna Cotner, and baked and canned goods from members of CWU. The sale and luncheon was a success.

Scholarships were voted to go to Young Life, a young women who is studying nursing at the Career and Technology Center and to the Heifer Project through Church World Service.

The annual Awareness Luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 23. Each member is asked to bring a salad and a friend. Cape Girardeau CWU will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2006 and the speakers will be from some of the historical churches in Cape Girardeau. The churches in Cape Girardeau have had a great impact on this community and CWU has been an important part of that history for many years. It is hoped that through the coming year as the group meets in different churches that a member of that church wil present its history and give a tour of the church. Church World Service layette kits and Missouri Family food boxes will be dedicated at this meeting. These items are received from the churches represented in the local CWU.

There will be a quilt show at First General Baptist Church from 3 to 6 p.m on Sept. 29. Joe Trower is in charge of the quilt auction to be held at the Festival of Sharing in Sedalia, Mo., on Oct. 15. Joyce King handed out posters and booklets about the festival. A mini festival will be held on Oct. 8, at the Dexter, Mo., fairgrounds.

A communion round table discussion is in the planning stages. It will involve serveral ministers telling how they observe commuion and a question-and-answer session will follow. After the discussion, a communion will be observed. A date and place will be announced at a later date.

Cape CWU is in charge of the State CWU Assembly to be held March 13 and 14, 2006 in Jefferson City, Mo., at the Rockman Center. Dolly Jewell reported that plans are underway and another planning meeting will be held Thursday. The theme for the assembly is "We are the tapestry."

Adopt-a-leader notes will be sent by King.

Shirley Patterson reported that the nominations committee has been working very hard to get new church representatives for the local group and also for the new officers for 2006.

New Salem UMW

The New Salem United Methodist Women of Daisy met Aug 10 at the home of Roberta Seabaugh with 10 members present. The meeting was opened by Dorothy Hahs, president.

There were 35 sick/shut-in calls made during the month of July. Barbara Brown reported on the nursing home visitation for July. The visitation committee for September will be Colleen Lukefahr and Seabaugh.

Correspondence from the "Mission Voice" was read. The fall district meeting will be held Sept. 17, in Gordonville and items for the Festival of Sharing in October will need to be taken to the church by Sept. 18. Verla Mangels reported on the picnic for September and gave each member their list of what to bring.

The apple butter project will be discussed at the September meeting.

It was decided to host the Vigortone dinner again in October. A sound system for the fellowship hall was again discussed and it will be presented at the next church board meeting.

Jackie Kurre presented the program and Seabaugh was in charge of a game before refreshments.

The next meeting will be Sept. 6 in the church fellowship hall.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary met Aug. 10 for a noon luncheon with Gerri Stone and Edna Smith serving as hostesses. Betty Cato, vice president, presided over the business meeting. The auxiliary's charter was draped in memory of Juanita Popp.

A thank-you note was received from the American Red Cross for sponsoring a blood drive in July. A note was received from Brianna LeGrand who attended the American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State.

A donation was made to the Community Counseling Center and to Parkview State School.

Marilyn Ritter will take school supplies from the auxiliary to Jefferson Elementary School.

Peggy Blaylock received a potted plant for having the best Americanism report in the district. Myrna Powers received word from the state convention that she had the best unit chaplain report and also the best chaplain book. Freida Howard won the best field service report from the state. She was also recognized for Unit #63's membership making goal.

The video, "Story of a River City," was shown. The next meeting will be Sept. 14 when the group will take a walking tour of the murals of Cape Girardeau and then have lunch at Port Cape.

FCE Wonderworkers

The FCE Wonderworkers Extension Club met at the home of Nell Kieninger on Aug. 11. Margie Swan was welecomed as a visitor.

Kieninger gave the program on Alaska. A report on the American Red Cross blood drive held in June was given. Members gave reports on their volunteer hours.

Membership dues were paid for the coming year and the 2006 FCE Membeship forms were filled out.

The election of 2006 officers was held. They are Joy Engelhart, chairman; Nelda Starzinger, vice chairman; and Margie E. Reisenbichler, secretary/treasurer/report.

The program "Something just for me," was given by Margie E. Reisenbichler.

The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the home of Margie W. Reisenbichler. The program will be given by Engelhart.

-- From staff reports

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