* Clay County Workshop, Cultural Arts, Exhibit and Fashion Show
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the Clay County Workshop, Cultural Arts, Exhibit and Fashion Show. A fun and educational evening with the Clay County Extension Homemaker's Clubs on April 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
A special program "One Day Trips Around Indiana," will be presented by Alice Alderson, Human Development Educator, from Parke County.
For more information, contact chairman, Mary Lois Yegerlehner at 812-939-2801, Committee Member Joy Minor at 812-939-3228, or Shari Sinders at 812-939-2049.
The Cultural Arts and Fashion Show committee will coordinate the Cultural Arts, Sew Now and State Fair Fashion Show for the Homemakers Workshop. Some suggestions to display are crochet, needlepoint, knitting and ceramics. You don't have to be an extension homemaker to display.
Contact the committee for more information and catagories open to the public and members, Shirley Koehler at 812-835-2291, Glenna Ogborn 812-835-4393, Laura Kennedy at 812-446-3134 or the Extension Office at 812-448-9041.
* BEST OF THYMES HERB CLUB
The Best of Thymes Herb Club met March 26 at the rural Parke County home of Jean Rowings. Nancy Cox gave the table grace. Everyone filled their plates of delicious food, and also enjoyed the conversation around the tables. The meeting started with Treasurer Jeanne McMichael accepting membership dues.
President Peggy Potts continued her reading from "The Stress Diet", printed in the Columbus ( Ind. ) Herb Society cookbook.
Health concerns were noted. Happy Birthday was sung to Sipriana Bussing.
Sindy Phillips chose Daffodils as the Flower of the Month. She said the spring flower is of the Narcissus family, with an average height of 16 inches. She said plant the bulbs in the fall where they will bloom in full sun, and water well. When the flower dies, cut down the stalk but leave the rest of the foliage to die down naturally. Do not braid or tie up the foliage. "It is good to have a summer flowering plant nearby so it will hide the dead foliage."
Pat Krider shared information from a 1996 USA Weekender on herbal natural remedies.
Rose Marie Weber, who attended a recent seminar in Greencastle, passed out booklets on Backyard Conservation, Invasive Plants in the Midwest , and National Gardening's Little Book of Expert Tips. She also had information sheets on composting, mulching, tree planting and wildlife habitat for the members to read.
Johna Lumsdon, along with husband Don, recently attended a "Wilderness Wildlife Week" in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Johna said their seminars included: Water Dousing, Appalachian Lore and Home Remedies, Llamas, Safety While Hiking, The Walker Sisters (a primitive homestead), Backyard Bird Habitat and Eagles. "So many more seminars were offered, you couldn't get to all of them." She noted there are 4,000 plant species in the Smokey Mountains.
Door prizes were won by Sipriana, Nancy and Roxanne. Jean Rowings received a hostess gift.
Others attending the meeting were Karen Staub, Roxanne Cunningham, Pat Deakins, Ruth Timm, Claralou Thompson, Jean Alsip, Pat Wilkinson, Lois Lawson, Carol Swearingen, Charlene Miller and Jean Hull.
The next meeting will be the annual Mushroom Hunt on April 30 at the home of Karen Staub. Members intending to hunt for the tasty morsels (or just hike in the woods) should be ready and dressed to start out at 5:30 p.m. The carry-in meal will begin at 6:30.
* Retired Teachers Association
The Clay County Retired Teachers Association has scheduled a pitch-in dinner for Friday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the YMCA in Brazil.
Drinks and tableware will be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a covered dish.
There will be door prizes and several raffle items.
Jana Sinders of Outback Gardening, Clay City, will be the guest speaker. Indiana Retired Teachers Association Executive Director Andy Thomas will be available for questions regarding the organization.