JACKSON TOWNSHIP CLUB
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on Aug. 28 at the home of Bobbi Cayton.
President Laura lee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Wilma Nicoson leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed. For devotions, Ann Carol Harden read "My Kitchen Meditation."
Thirteen members answered roll call by telling their favorite canning story. Ann Carol Harden led in singing the "Chigger Song." Glenna Ogborn read the secretary's and treasurer's reports.
Norma Diel's citizenship report covered the survey of county landmarks as of July, 1927.
Several business matters were discussed. Reminders were presented of the special interest lesson, "Soups made from scratch," on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., and Indiana Homemakers night on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m., both at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Barbara Powell presented the lesson, "Beans, good for more than just the heart." She, also, had a bean contest of which Wilma Nicoson won a can of beans.
Ann Carol Harden led in singing the closing prayer and she, also, won the door prize. Everyone was presented a candle.
Others present were Mary Alice Foulke, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, Shirley Koehler, Mazo Modesitt, and Cheryl Thompson.
The next meeting will be at the home of Mary Alice Foulke on Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY CLUB
The Tri-County Community Club held their meeting on Aug. 20 at the home of Diana Nees. We had a great meal. All of our members are great cooks. Wilma Holsapple gave the blessing.
The afternoon meeting was opened by our President Rhonda Tincher with all saying the club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The surprise package was won by Rhonda and the door prize was won by Gerry Cundiff.
Devotions were read by Kay Altemiller, "Old Age," and Rhonda, "What they didn't teach me in history class." Roll call was answered by ten members telling their favorite hobbies.
Secretary's report was given by Gerri and approved. Treasurer's report was given by Evelyn Rubeck and approved. Card report was given by Gerri and approved, with four cards being sent. Hospital report was given by Lucy Strauch and approved.
We had an auction called a green sale, we had lots of garden goodies.
We received a donation of a wheelchair, potty chair and a walker. All is appreciated, because we serve our community and help all who need assistance.
On Sept. 17 our club will meet at the Zion Church in Poland with Mary Rubeck and Donna Rubeck as hostesses. Mary Rubeck received a birthday gift. Our meeting was closed with all repeating the Lord's Prayer. Social hour was spent playing bingo with Wilma winning coverall.
BEST OF THYMES HERB CLUB
Members of the Best of Thymes Herb Club met Aug. 28 at Clay County Historical Society's Old Post Office Museum.
The museum's basement dining/meeting room was used for the carry-in evening meal. Jean Rowings gave the table grace.
The club's Herb of the Month was Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold. Sue Thompson provided Calendula ice tea for the meal. Other beverages included Verbena lemonade, sugar-free raspberry green tea and various soft drinks.
President Peggy Potts gave an up-date on medical conditions of several members' and family members.
Up-coming events and seminars include a quilt show Sept. 20-21 at the Terre Haute Y and the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association has set a "What's Lurking in Your Back Yard" seminar Oct. 18 at the Vigo County Public Library.
Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served. Cost is $20, deadline is Oct. 10. The cost is $25 after Oct. 10.
To register in advance, make a check payable to the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association and send to Robert G. Love, 7745 E. Mulberry Drive , Terre Haute, IN 47802 .
Sue gave a brief program on Calendula. She also passed around a Calendula flower and soap.
Door prizes were won by Claralou Thompson and Sindy Phillips.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 25 at the home of Jeanne McMichael.
Others attending the meeting were Nancy Cox, Carol Swearingen, Sipriana Bussing, Lois Lawson, Karen Staub, Bev Webster, Jean Hull, Jeanne McMichael, Pat Deakins, Roxanna Cunningham, Carolyn Trout, Pat Krider, Beth Meuser, Jean Alsip, Ruth Timm and Laura Kennedy.
The women then walked upstairs for a tour led by Vicki Mace and Ken Turner. Clay County history is in every nook and cranny, from the top floor to the basement. A secret passage, a horse-drawn fire engine used in the 1905 Carbon fire, photographs of families, vintage clothing, the large stain glass window from the Davis Hotel and so much more is displayed. Each room and hallway is full of the past.
The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure in the front lobby and take a trip down memory lane.
VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS
The Van Buren Homemakers met on Aug. 20 at the First Baptist Church. Marcie Davis and Leah Rae McMichael cohosted. Evelyn Nevins gave the blessing for our lunch.
Evelyn opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Creed. Dorothy Plunkett gave devotions, Matthew 19: 13-15.
Seven members were present for roll call, Virginia Phillips, Winifred Allen, Myrna Schrader, Evelyn, Dorothy, Marcie and Leah Rae.
Secretary and treasurer's reports were given and approved. The flower fund was collected. We sang the song of the month, "Chigger Song." Dorothy had an anniversary.
Winifred gave the health and safety report on "Energy Any Day" and Virginia gave the citizenship report on, "First Lady Golden Coins." Myrna gave the leader lesson, "Beans, not just for your heart."
The next meeting will be at Myrna's house on Sept. 17 at noon. Margie had the plate prize. Winifred won the contest. The meeting was closed with the club prayer.
TRI COUNTY CLUB
The Tri-County Home Ec. Club met at the home of Laura Kennedy in Brazil at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2008.
President, Clara Lou Thompson called the meeting to order after enjoying a meal prepared by Debbie Lawson, Julie Pell and Laura. We had one guest, Vera Lear and 11 members present. Clara Lou gave the devotions.
Jeanne Steuerwald gave the citizenship report on "Fascinating Bible Facts." Linda Allen gave us a health report. Ruth Timm, Jean Rowings and Clara Lou reported back on how much they enjoyed the District Meeting held in Switz City.
Laura reported to everyone that John David Mace was pleased and approved of our suggested improvements at the 4-H Fairgrounds that would be made as a memorial in his mother's name, Leta Mace. Leta was one of our charter members. Clara Lou let us know that Riley Children's hospital needs bibs donated.
We will receive patterns in the near future for those who sew to make. All enjoyed the singing led by Ruth regarding the Chigger song.
Jean Rowings gave the lesson on "Beans-Good for Much More than Just Your Heart" and she prepared and shared a bean recipe that was very tasty. Debbie led us in the closing prayer.
Our next meeting will be at the home of Jeanne Steuerwald in Avon on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.