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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The Van Buren Homemakers met Jan. 21 at the Baptist Church. Evelyn Nevins was the hostess. She gave the blessing and served lunch to six members. She opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club creed.

Mary Henrickson gave devotions by reading two poems written by Donald Hay of Mansfield, "The Music Box" and "Is Going Home." The secretary and treasurer gave their reports and were approved. Flower fund was collected and song of the month "Auld Lang Syne" sang.

Virginia Phillips gave the citizenship reports on "Fun Facts About Past Presidents Pets," very interesting. No Health and Safety report. Leah Rae McMichaels gave the leader lesson "Don't Be a Victim of Fraud." Be careful, as con-artists are very good at what they do.

We had three sheets of lessons being considered for the coming year; we put an 'X' on the ones that interested us. All clubs do this and they will be tallied up together. Lessons with the most X's will be given next year.

The Home Show is Feb. 20-22 at the Armory. The bake sale will only be held one day, Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Evelyn passed out Scholarship entry forms for if we know someone interested in applying. The Clay County Extension Club scholarship is for $250 and the Ruth Sayre Scholarship is for $500.

Our joint meeting with the Jackson Township club is being planned for where and when. The meal and program will be settled next month.

Our club meeting date has been changed to the third Thursday of the month. The meeting closed with the club prayer. The next meeting will be Feb. 19 at the home of Myrna Schraders.


The Tri-County Community Club met at the home of Charlie and Gerry Cundiffs on Jan. 21, with Gerry and Wilma Holsapple as hostesses. A great meal was served, all our ladies are great cook. Wilma gave the blessing.

Our afternoon business meeting was opened with our president Rhonda Tincher asking us to repeat our club creed, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Door prizes were won by Sandy Maines and Diana Nees. Devotions were read by Roberta Ness "Man in the Ocean," with Rhonda Tincher "Idler on Cataract."

Roll call by Gerry with 11 members stating name a winter activity. Secretary's report by Gerry was read and approved. Treasurer's report given by Roberta Nees was read with two cards being sent for the month.

Hospital report was given by Evelyn Rubeck and approved. Our Feb. 18th gathering will have a Valentine exchange.

We are planning on having bake sales again this year at the Clay County Court House. The dates have yet to be set.

We had two birthday girls, Donna Rubeck and Marilyn Eckerman, who received their gifts from their secret sisters.

The meeting was closed with all repeating the Lord's Prayer.

Due to the time taken by the auction, there unfortunately was not time for bingo.


The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club held a meeting on Jan. 22 at the home of Ruth Haas.

Before getting the meeting started, brief moment of silence was dedicated to the memory of our beloved member, Evelyn Hillis, who passed earlier in the week.

President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Norma Diel leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the homemakers creed. Lauralee read "Hugging for Devotions."

Twelve members answered roll call by telling their favorite snow stories. Shirley Koehler led in singing "Auld Lang Syne" and "Happy Birthday" was sung to Bobbi Cayton and Ruth Haas.

The secretary and treasurer reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Shirley Koehler presented a health and safety report on thyroid awareness. Norma Diel's citizenship report revealed some fun facts about past Presidential pets.

The home show bake sale at the Armory will be Saturday, Feb. 21. Baked goods should be there by 9 a.m. or taken to the Extension Office on Friday between 4-7 p.m.

The lessons for next year were described and voted on and the officers' slate was presented. Food pantry items are to be brought to the next meeting.

Barbara Powell presented the lesson, "Clearing The Clutter From Your Life."

The closing prayer was then sung. Others present were Mary Alice Foulke, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson and Ann Stigler.

The next meeting will be Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at the home of Glenna Ogborn.

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