Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met Feb. 18, at the Baptist Church. Evelyn served a tasty lunch after returning thanks. Tables were decorated with a Valentine theme.
The meeting began with the Pledge Allegiance and the Club creed. Dorothy gave devotions reading, "Grass May Be Greener on the Other Side But Still Has to be Mowed," along with a Bible verse. Four members present for roll call, Dorothy Plunkett, Leah Rae McMichaels, Myrna Schrader, and Evelyn Nevins. Song of the month, "Bicycle Built for Two," sang. Secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
Leah Rae gave a Health and Safety report, "Pillow Talk." No citizenship this month. Evelyn gave the leader lesson, "Ordinary Things Used in Extraordinary Ways."
The Home Show was Feb. 19-20. Pop-tabs and prescription bottles were turned into Evelyn. Club officers remain the same as last year.
Dorothy will have the March 18 meeting at the Baptist Church. Leah Rae will give the lesson, "First Aid Kits." Closed with the Club prayer.
Jackson Twp. Better Homes Ext. Club
The Jackson Twp Better Homes Extension Club met on Feb. 25, at the home of Carmen Jackson. The meeting promised to be a long one since snow cancelled the one in January.
Vice-president Barbara Powell called the meeting to order with Ruth Haas leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's creed. For devotions, Marilyn Bott read "Drinking from My Saucer."
Thirteen members answered roll call by telling their favorite movie and a pet peeve.
Ann Carol Harden led in singing "Bicycle Built for Two." "Happy Birthday" was sung to Bobbi Cayton, Ruth Haas, Ann Carol Harden, and Mary Kent.
The secretary and treasurer reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Shirley Koehler presented the Health and Safety report, "Keys to Healthy Knees," and "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," was Norma Diel's citizenship report.
Several Business matters had to be taken care of. Workers for AG Day, March 19, signed up. A report on the bake sale at the Home Health Expo, the chosen leader lessons and special interest lessons for next year, and a report on the officer nomination slate were all presented. Three collections were made: goods for the Clay County Senior Citizen Pantry, scholarship fund, and for our quilt wall hanging mount to be made and hung at the Fairgrounds. The FNP Needs List was passed around and donations may be taken to the Extension Office. The Spring District meeting will be at the Parke County Fairgrounds on March 25 and may be used as our next meeting.
Two lessons were presented: Shirley Koehler on "Got Calcium?" and Mary Kent on "Ordinary Things Used in Extraordinary Ways."
The closing prayer was sung. Others present were Wilma Nicoson, Rose Mary Price and Ann Stigler.