The New Salem United Metho-dist Women of Daisy met Feb. 2 at the home of Betty Hahs. Dorothy Hahs, president, presided over the meeting.
Sixteen shut-in/sick calls were made in January. Thank-you notes were read from Floyd and Goldie Hobeck in appreciation for the tribute that was given in their honor on Jan. 30 for 22 years of custodial work at the church, and from Addie Henley for a gift of food.
The Vigertone Dinner will be held Tuesday. Also, the committee for the Easter breakfast will meet to plan that meal before the next meeting. While a family member is undergoing medical treatment, the UMW will provide meals for the family during February and March.
A monthly schedule for members making nursing home visits was announced.
It was decided that the loose change being collected will be used to help children wanting to go to camp and to help with the upkeep of Old McKendree Church grounds.
Betty Hahs presented the program "Praying Women." Valentines for the elderly were addressed.
The next meeting will be March 2 at the home of Shirley Grebe.
The Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Women met at the church on Feb. 1. The meeting was called to order by Chris Simmons, president.
Clara Engelmann accepted appointment as program resource director, and Therese Jones was appointed and accepted the position of mission ribbon coordinator.
Simmons announced that she would invite Ilene Aslin of Maple United Methodist Church to give the next program.
The UMW spring district meeting will be on April 9 in Charleston, Mo. A sign-up sheet will be posted. The chicken and dumpling dinner is tentatively set for April 23. The annual mystery trip is set for May 21. UMW Sunday will be May 22 and UMW Day apart will be held June 11 at Old McKendree Chapel in Jackson.
The Sedgewickville United Methodist Women met Feb. 9. Pete Shrum presided over the meeting. Following the reading and approval of the minutes and treasurer's report, Shrum noted dates to remember. The pancake/sausage supper will be on March 5. The chicken and dumpling supper will be April 2. The rummage sale will be April 30. The district spring meeting will be April 9. The Valentine's Day carry-in dinner will be held Sunday.
The group discussed mission ribbons. They also planned refreshments to follow the March 6 Lenten service to be held at the church. A thank-you letter was received from the Suzanna Wesley Family Learning Center in East Prairie, Mo., for last year's donation and the group decided to donate another $100 this year.
Anna Stroder read an article from Response magazine, Shrum shared a funny story, and Gena Welker read an excerpt about Ash Wednesday.
The next meeting will be held on March 9.
Margaret Crites was hostess of the Kage FCE Club Thursday meeting at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center.
It was voted to give $100 toward the construction of the 4-H building at Arena Park. The building will house 4-H exhibits during the SEMO District Fair. Also, Dortha Strack, president, requested recipes for a cookbook being done to help with the cost of the new building. Recipes are to be turned in by March 1. In addition, she had tickets for a quilt donated by Margie Swan to help with the cost of the building.
Volunteer sheets and "Tune Out Violence" forms were distributed to the members. It was reported that Kage members reported having volunteered a total of 15,446 hours in 2004.
Barbara Marshall reported about the success of the program to clean patients' eyeglasses at the Lutheran Home. Another activity being undertaken will be called "Friends Forever Club." Participants in this activity will send greetings once per month to a patient assigned to them. These will be patients who do not receive mail or many visitors.
All Clubs Day will be held March 28 at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson. Kage Club is to furnish meat for the covered dish luncheon and plans were made for that. Strack gave the first of what will be monthly tips on the environment. This month's tip was to check your furnace filter the first day of each month during the heating season and change it if necessary.
Strack announced that she had received a HEED grant to help with Camp Daybreak, a camp for children with diabetes.
Martha Slaten gave the program on services provided by APPLE paperwork.
The next meeting will be hosted by Jobyna Daume and will be held at the University of Missouri Extension office in Jackson. The program will be on shadow applique. Daume will also give a program on hummingbirds.
The American Legion Auxiliary met Feb. 9. Lunch was prepared by Myrna Powers and Iola Amelunke. Caryn Michel, president, conducted the business meeting. Members voted to send donations to the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston, Mo., and Clippard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau to help charter a bus to Jefferson City, Mo., where the students will tour the Capitol building, etc., and a donation to the department office for junior activities at the state convention, which will be held July 8 through 10.
Peggy Blaylock, Americanism chairwoman, and Marilyn Ritter, education chairwoman, went to eight schools with an essay contest titled "My letter to a person in the Armed Forces." The rest of the local schools will also be visited.
Michel, girl's state chairwoman, brought lists of eligible girls for girl's state. Lists were circulated to the members. Six girls will be chosen. Girl's state will be June 19 through 25.
The club will continue to collect tab tops for Ronald McDonald Houses -- 152 pounds have been turned in so far. Jewell Lincecum brought a five-gallon bucket of tabs, which have been collected by members of the VFW Auxiliary. The tabs are sold to Cash's Scrap Metal and Iron in St. Louis, Mo.
Ritter, chaplain, read the story of the four chaplains who were on board a troop carrier in 1943 with 900 men. A torpedo smashed into the carrier and it began to sink. The four chaplains took off their life jackets and gave them to four frightened young men; 672 lives were lost.
The next meeting will be held on March 9. March 16 will be the American Legion birthday celebration. A covered-dish dinner is planned at 6:30 p.m.
The Roberts Homemakers club met Feb. 9 for a noon luncheon at the Branding Iron in Jackson. After the luncheon, a meeting was held at Riverside Regional Library.
Judy Bryant, president, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Kay Millham had the devotion.
Gloria Hanners was appointed reporter and Alice Eisenhauer was appointed historian.
Club books are filled out for the coming year and names were drawn for secret pals.
Members brought items for the food pantry and a Valentine exchange was held.
The next meeting will be March 9 at Riverside Regional Library after lunch at Mazzio's Pizza.