Club news 3/23/05

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Town and Country FCE

The Town and Country FCE Club met March 10 at the home of Norma Schreiber. Shirley Heise, president, presided over the meeting and read the devotion, "Ben, the Mocking Bird."

Plans for a bake sale at the Poplar Bluff Air Show on May 7 were discussed. Plans will be finalized at the April meeting.

Mary Klaproth announced that she has been notified that she received second place on the Cape Girardeau County Public Policy report that she prepared. The certificate will be presented at the FCE annual conference on Aug. 25. Also, Judy Johnson, Heise and Klaproth will attend the national FCE conference in Anchorage, Alaska, May 5 through 9.

Heise announced that six club members will attend the leader training meeting at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center in Jackson on April 11.

Darlene McCain reported on the March meeting of the Cape County Extension Council. The annual FCE blood drive will be held in Cape Girardeau in June with the date to be announced later. Also, Cape County FCE clubs are to donate items for a ditty bag for attendees at the FCE annual conference in Columbia, Mo., Aug 25 and 26.

The program, "Dealing with Aggressive People," was given by Schrieber.

Club Out will be at Cracker Barrel at 6:30 p.m. on March 31.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 14 at the home of Johnson.

Oma Brooks Circle

The Oma Brooks Circle of Hobbs United Methodist Church met March 15. Rosetta Davis gave the program on the history and symbols of Easter.

Martha Bollinger was the hostess and led the mission study. Clara Engleman was the guest speaker.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary met March 9 with Betty Cato and Dorothy Klein serving as hostesses.

Caryn Michel, president, presided over the meeting. The minutes of the February meeting were read and approved, as well as the treasurer's report.

Marilyn Ritter, education chairwoman, visited the secondary school, presenting each school with an American Legion Auxiliary brochure on scholarships and educational opportunities.

Peggy Blaylock, Americanism chairman, will meet with the Legion Americanism chairman regarding a new video on proper flag folding and respect for the flag. It was suggested that she should send Grace United Methodist Church a certificate of appreciation for their flag displays on all holidays and special events.

Six girls have been chosen to attend the 2005 Girls' State. They are Jessica Vavak, Marge Limbaugh, Catherine Meyer, Tammie Dement, Breanna Legrand and Sarah Kinnison. All girls chosen will meet in Sikeston, Mo., on April 3 for a briefing. American Legion Auxiliary 63 in Cape Girardeau will furnish refreshments and 300 favors will be made to send to the college at Warrenton, Mo., the location of the Girls State in June.

Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club

The Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club met March 14 at Delmonico's in Jackson. Luella Armstrong, president, presided over the meeting. Violet Reynolds was the hostess.

Vesta Mae Meyer, program chairman, gave a talk on "Bird of peace, her hobbies and embarrassing moments."

The April 11 meeting will be held at Delmonico's with Doris Hurst as program chairman and Norma Yost as hostess.

Xi Nu Phi

The Xi Nu Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 15 at the home of Sheryl Smith. Members will attend dinner and a movie on March 29.

The scrapbook committee will meet on April 8 at the home of Debbie Balsano. A trip to the Nashville, Tenn., flea market is planned for April 23.

A "point of interest" excerpt was read from the Book of Beta Sigma Phi. Ritual of Jewels was held for Sharon Hinkebein and Mary Stuart. Transfer of ritual was held for Linda Biri.

The next meeting will be held April 5 at the home of Tammy Monia. Election of officers for the next year will be held.

Sedgewickville UMW

The Sedgewickville United Methodist Women met March 9. Pete Shrum presided over the meeting. Following the reading and approval of the minutes and treasurer's report, Shrum made note of the following dates: the chicken and dumpling supper on April 2; district spring meeting on April 9; and the rummage sale on April 30.

Senior Pals who have passed away were announced. They were Lucy Cook, Inez Hahs and Mildred Keith. Added to the Senior Pals were Tamp and Glenda Mayfield, Carl Mayfield, Ed Yount and Gladys Lawrence.

An announcement was made that Carol Robert of the Southeast Missourian, representative for the Bollinger County history book, will be at the church recreation hall on April 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to collect and scan pictures of Bollinger County from the 1880s through 1950. Information about who is in the picture and when the picture was taken will be included in the book.

It was also announced that grave plots are still available in the Garden of Memories Cemetery and interested people should contact Jerry Ellis. People do not need to be members of the Methodist Church to purchase plots or to be buried in the cemetery. Donations are also accepted for the upkeep of the cemetery.

Sedgewickville United Methodist Church will have the dedication of the new recreation hall kitchen and new speakers in the church during a Sunday in April.

The group decided to donate $25 to the Meadow Heights School toward the purchase of an AED.

Coletta Garland read an article from the Response Magazine. Anita Hahs gave the program titled "Quiet day serivce for a call to prayer and self-denial, disparity and discipleships."

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club met March 8 at the home of Ruth Nischwitz. Elsie Gerecke led the Pledge of Allegiance. She gave the devotion, "Stop, look, listen." She also read an article about Easter.

The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on April 12 at the home of Margaret Pfiffer.

Wonderworkers FCE

The Wonderworkers FCE Club met at the home of Nelda Starzinger on March 10. All Clubs Day will be held March 28 at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center in Jackson. It was decided that the club will bring eight table favors and each member attending is to bring a dessert for the noon meal.

Dorothy Lichtenegger, June Landgraf, Margie W. Reisenbichler, Joy Engel-hart, Margie E. Reisenbichler and Starzinger will attend the leaders training to be held on April 11 at the Extension Center.

Decorated cupcakes will be taken to the Girardot Center for Youth and Family for an Easter treat.

A report on the county FCE council extension meeting was given by Starzinger. The district FCE extension meeting will be held at Sedgewickville United Methodist Church on April 19.

Engelhart gave the program on house plants.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Lichtenegger at 1:30 p.m. on April 14. The program will be on AppleWorks.

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