* Tri County Community Club
The Tri County Community Club met at the Zion Church in Poland on May 21. A meal was served with Wilma Holsapple giving the blessing.
The afternoon business meeting was opened by club president Rhonda Tincher with all repeating the club creed and the pledge to the American Flag.
The next meeting will be at Poland Park, with Rhonda Tincher and Hannah Tincher as hostesses. It will take place June 18.
The surprise package was won by Kay Altemiller. Kay also won the door prize.
Devotions were read by Marilyn Eckerman, stating the 1908 Touring Car. Rhonda read about the Seven Wonders of the World and Stupid Cat while Roberta Nees read about Miss Grandma.
Roll call was answered by 12 members and one guest, Linda Allen. The club was to name an old wives' tale and there were a lot of funny ones.
Gerry Cundiff gave the secretary's report and it was approved. The treasurer's report was also approved.
The card report was given by Diana Nees, with five cards being sent for the month.
The hospital report was given by Juanita Nees. The club accepted donations of hospital equipment.
Those who plan to attend the next meeting are asaked to bring a covered dish and lawn chairs.
Birthdays were Wilma Holsapple, Evelyn Rubeck and Pat Kaster.
The meeting was closed with all repeating the Lord's Prayer.
The social hour was spent playing Bingo with Gerry Cundiff winning.
* Van Buren Homemakers Club
The Van Buren Homemakers met May 21 with Evelyn Nevins as hostess.
She gave the blessing and lunch was served to four members and one guest, Evelyn's Pastor Rev. Mark Thompson.
The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag and the club creed. Evelyn gave devotions. The secretary report was read and approved. The treasurer was absent, but Evelyn gave her report.
Winifred Allen led the singing of "Mother" and "Good Old Summertime."
Winifred gave a health and safety lesson, "Wish you felt happier." Virginia Phillips gave the citizenship, "History of Raggedy Anne."
There was no leader lesson due to illness.
July 17 is Homemaker Day at the Clay County 4-H Fair. Achievement Night is June 24.
The point sheet for Model and Purpple Ribbons Club was talked about in addition to a memorial sheet on Irene Walden.
Pop tabs were turned in by Winifred and Myrna Schrader.
The next meeting is June 18 at the Baptist Church.
* Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club celebrated its 71st anniversary on May 22 at Kleptz Restaurant.
Wilma Nicoson, Norma Diel and Barbara Powell were in charge of the celebration.
Norma Diel's devotional was, "The Story of the Shoe." Then she gave the blessing before the meal.
Barbara Powell read, "Pills, Pills, Pills," and "The Rules of Chocolate." Wilma Nicoson read, "Comments Made in 1955 Compared to 2008."
Shirley Koehler won the name the cake contest and three door prizes were won by Glenna Ogborn, Ruth Haas and Ann Carol Harden. A fun contest of truth or lie stories was also played.
President Lauralee Hawkins conducted a short business meeting. Tickets for Achievement Night, which will be June 24, at 6 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, were purchased.
Club dues and the leukemia fund were collected.
Sign-uup sheets for monthly meetings and entertaining committees were circulated.
Each member received a crochet butterfly. Others present were Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton, Mary Alice Foulke, Carmon Jackson, Mary Kent, Mazo Modesitt and Ann Stigler.
The next meeting will be June 26 at the home of Shirley Koehler. Those attending should bring a covered dish and table service.
Drinks will be furnished and the installation of officers will be conducted.
* Tri County Home Economics Club
The Tri County Home Economics Club met on May 20 at McKinley Hill Church at 6 p.m. and entertained the county officers and H.O.M.E. members with a salad meal.
Everyone stood as Clara Lou Thompson led the pledge to the flag and the club creed. Jean Rowings read a gardening poem for devotion and Julie Pell gave the prayer blessing before the meal.
Laura Kennedy asked the guests to be served first.
After the meal, Jean Alsip, president, gave a basket talk. She had started collecting older baskets at auctions. At one time, she gave many basket lessons in her shop. She showed and told the story of the many baskets she had brought for her display.
Later, two contests were given with prizes for the winners. Each person was given a small basket containing goodies and a package of flower seeds. Jean Rowings read a poem comparing our lives to seeds growing and an article, "Keepers" was given out.
Ruth Timm led the group singing the club prayer. Goodbyes were said and our guests departed and we had our meeting.
During the meeting, Judy Allen gave the lesson on Household Hints. Peroxide is a real money saver and has no toxic fumes.
Money was collected for Achievement Day tickets on June 24. Schedules were filled for the 4-H Fair Ice Cream Wagon and Exhibit Hall.
Money was taken from the treasury bill for 2008-09 program books and coins for friendship leadership and leukemia drive.