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Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The Van Buren Homemakers met on Aug. 15 at the Baptist Church with co-hosts Dorothy Plunkett and Evelyn Nevins. Dorothy returned thanks and a light lunch was enjoyed.

Vice president Marcie Davis conducted the meeting. The club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance were repeated. Betty Howard gave devotion from "The Open Door" and read a poem from Leah Rae McMichael titled "Miracle of Prayer."

The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. Song of the month was sang.

Six Members were present for roll call Winifred Allen, Myrna Schrader, Dorothy, Evelyn, Marcie, and Betty. Winifred gave the health and safety lesson on "Doctors," also the leader lesson "Household Pest and Pesticides."

Cards were signed out sent to Frances Summers out Evelyn.

The Sept. 19 meeting will be at the Baptist Church with Betty and Dorothy as co-hosts. Leah Rae will give the lesson "Fruits and Vegetables."

The meeting was closed with the club prayer.


The Washington Twp Circle Club met on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. at Judy England's home. Judy opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed.

Mary Lou Coley led us singing "Row, Row, Row your boat" The Health and Safety lesson by Martha McKenzie was about "Breaking a hip", causes, types of breakage, and healing. The more active you have been before you break a hip-the better your chances for recovery

Wilma Rich's citizenship lesson about new "Nations First Lady Coins". Roll call was answered by eight members telling about scenery on a pleasant walk you imagined.

Rosalind gave the secretary's report, and Doris Romas gave the treasurer's report both were approved. Collections were taken.

The new point system was reviewed. We completed our 2007-08 club books.

Wilma gave the "Pie Making 101" lesson, very informative hand-outs. She made a pie from the recipes and it was delicious. We copied the recipe.

Closed by singing the homemakers prayer. Delicious refreshments were served for social time.

Martha McKenzie won the door prize.

Lucy Spelbring and Francella Royer were also present.

The next meeting will be Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at Wilma Rich's home. Rosalind will give the lesson "Household pests and pesticides"


The Jackson Twp. Better Homes Extension Club met on Aug. 23 at the home of Bobbi Cayton.

President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Norma Diel leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the homemakers creed. For devotions, Lauralee Hawkins read "The History of Aprons".

Fourteen Members answered roll call by describing the scenery on their most pleasant walk. Ann Carol Harden led singing "Row, Row, Row your boat." Shirley Koehler, stepping in for Glenna Ogborn as secretary and treasurer for awhile, read the reports.

Rose Mary Price's health and safety report told about using peroxide for cleaning teeth. Norma Diel's citizenship report covered the First Ladies Golden Coins.

Several business matters were discussed. Bears need to be made. Thank You's were given to the participators and workers at the 4-H Fair.

Ruth Haas said she would try to keep the new point system. Reports on entertaining Van Buren and Homemakers night, both in October, were given.

Shirley Koehler presented the lesson, "Honing Your Memory Skills."

Ann Carol Harden led in singing the closing prayer and won the door prize.

Others present were Mary Alice Foulke, Evelyn Hillis, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, Mazo Modesitt, Wilma Nicoson, and Barbara Powell.

The next meeting will be at the home of Laura Lee Hawkins on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

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