Best of Thymes
Twenty-four women of the Best of Thymes Herb Club met Nov. 20, at the home of Jean Alsip, for an "Italian Night" meal and made a Christmas ornament for the holiday season.
Charlene Miller gave the table grace before members filled their plates of pizza, pasta bakes, breadsticks and salad. The club provided the main meal while the hostess and Sue Thompson contributed the salads. Desserts were brought by Jean Rowings, Ruth Timm and Pat Wilkinson.
President Peggy Potts reminded members of several holiday bazaars, open houses, and walks scheduled in the area.
Sue Thompson provided Pawpaw seeds to interested women.
Construction of the Christmas ornament was directed by Karen Staub and Pat Wilkinson. The origami decoration consisted of a square piece of card stock, self-glue material and a tassel. The women had a good time folding, folding, then unfolding the square to iron on the material, and refolding on the original lines.
Door prizes of turkey planters were won by Charlene Miller, Jean Hull and Jeanne McMichael.
Others attending were Rozanne Aker, Sipriana Bussing, Roxanna Cunningham, Pat Deakins, Pat Krider, Lois Lawson, Johna Lumsdon, Beth Meuser, Carolyn Petty, Sinday Phillips, Carol Swearingen, Laura Kennedy, Claralou Thompson, Rose Marie Weber and Beverly Webster.
The Christmas party will begin at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at the home of Jeanne McMichael. Party committee members are Jeanne, Jean Alsip, Rose Marie and Carolyn Trout. The club's traditional $10 gift exchange game will be the entertainment for the evening.
Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met Nov. 19 at the Baptist Church at noon. Dorothy Plunkett gave the blessing and served lunch.
President Marcie Davis opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Creed. Leah Rae McMicheal gave devotion. Six members responded to roll call, new member Mary Hendrickson, Winifred Allen, Myrna Schrader, Dorothy Marcie, Leah Rae. Secretary and the treasurer's reports were given and approved, song of the month was also sung.
Winifred gave the health and safety report "feeling blue, eat your way happy," No citizenship was mentioned.
Dorothy will take four-dozen cookies to the 4-H Achievement Night Nov. 21. The December Council Meeting is Dec. 2. The dog pillows for the low-income project are due, also coins for Friendship and Nickels for Leadership, $5 for a charity donation and a salad or desert.
Our Christmas Party will be Dec. 9 at the Double N Diner at 1 p.m. Take a $5 grab bag gift and a story, poem or contest for the program. Meeting closed with Club Prayer.