Clay County Retired Teachers Executive Committee met at the home of Odena Harper on Monday, Sept. 13. We planned the Fall Social Chili Supper to be held at the Bingo Hall on Kennedy Crossing. Last week I told you the date had changed. Change it back to Tuesday, Oct. 26. All retired teachers that taught in or live in Clay County are welcome to attend.
The committee had tried to move the dinner to a Monday but that had even more conflicts. Those who work the polls may have to attend a different schooling session in order to enjoy the Fall Social. There is a school in Brazil and one at Clay City, I think. It is always good to get together with old teacher friends so we wanted to give you plenty of notice to mark your calendars.
All of the CCRTA call lists have been revamped. Everyone should receive a call soon telling them about the Fall Social. If you don't get a call, contact Jesse Pitts or one of the other officers: Carolyn Ledgerwood, Pat Wilkinson, or me.
We did not have as many raffle prizes at the last CCRTA meeting. It is more fun if we have more goodies (door prizes, too) to give away to attendees. Please contact Mary Ann Froderman, or one of the other members of the Executive Committee, if you can donate an item or gift certificate. It is much appreciated.
Desserts and finger foods will be needed for the Fall Social. If you are willing to prepare something, let your new caller know when you are notified of the meeting. Odena Harper and I will make two roasters of chili. Carolyn Ledgerwood will bring the crackers. Jesse Pitts will be contacting some folks about bringing carrot and celery sticks.
Executive Committee members divided up bringing other necessary items: paper products, ice, drinks, sweeteners, soup dippers, drink stirrers, coolers, and decorations. We need butter bowls and/or cool whip bowls. These are great for sharing the leftover chili. Members not already mentioned are Tommy Dale Thompson, Carolyn Tausig, Pat Wilkinson, Denzil Adams, and Hazel Miller. Let any of these folks know if you are willing to help. Mary Ann Froderman always appreciates help on the program committee, too.
CCRTA needs to have a new slate of officers for the spring meeting. Each officer serves for two years. President has already been decided because vice moves up to that position. If anyone would be interested in serving, please contact Tom Jackson or me. Officers would not actually take office until fall 2011. We need a third person to serve on our nomination committee to come up with this slate of officers, too. Call me, or I might call you.
The Northview Choir will perform at the CCRTA Fall Social Chili Supper. We will look forward to their performance.
Our family would like to thank Ronald Moon and Stew Moore for doing a good deed at the Center Point Cemetery. The stone for my great-great-grandparents, John and Phoebe Hicks, had fallen over due to winter weather. None of us had the equipment to set it back up. If I have the info correct, Ron and Stew leveled the base and used a tractor to place the stone back on the base. However, they managed to fix it, the deed is much appreciated. It looks good.
John and Phoebe Hicks raised their granddaughter, my grandmother, Olyn Marie (Jenkins) Killion. Their home is still standing at the corner of Williams Street and Center Point Road. The farm buildings are all gone now but someone has been remodeling the cute little house. It looks really nice.
Don't forget the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry at the Carbon Firehouse on Saturday, Sept, 18. They will serve from 4 p.m., until they run out of food, usually around 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at that time. They still need pies. Contact Bev Taylor or Donna Mullenix.
Harmony United Methodist Women are having their annual Green Picnic for Monday, Sept. 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be held here at my house. Rose Marie Pell will give the lesson.
I will provide the meat, a vegetable, and a dessert. All ladies are invited to attend. We try to use no paper or plastic for this event. Save the earth.
We will pass a picnic sign-up sheet at church on Sunday. Invitations have also been sent to other churches that don't have a UMW. Please call me at 448-8734 if you can attend and we will add your name to the list.
HUMC will again serve lunch to the Northview Band on a performance day. Our date is October 9th. Start baking and freezing those cookies.
Judy and Fritz Maurer are home from vacation. We are glad they had a good time and a safe trip and are safely back in Harmony.
Remember that HUMC is collecting supplies for Operation Classroom. Those items will be packed and sent to Africa on Oct. 7. Please help if you can. Lists of needed supplies are available at the church.
Everyone at Harmony United Methodist has been saving change lately. Pastor Terry Jeffers gave each family an empty baby bottle to fill for the Crisis Pregnancy Center. I was cute to see all those baby bottles of nickels, dimes, and quarters lining the altar. Sometimes we forget there are needs we can aleve right here in our community. So far, we have raised over $400 in change. This will buy 4 Port-a-Cribs.
Happy Birthday to little Miss Shiloh Clark last week. Sorry I missed it. Happy Upcoming Birthdays to Jim Pell & Bernice Walton (17th), Mike Kester (23rd), Allison Pell (24th), Fritz Maurer (26th). Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kester (on his birthday) and to Mr. and Mrs. Trent Pell (23rd). Call me at 448-8734 to add birthdays or other special days to the list.
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
Sept. 16 -- Stewardship Committee 6:30, Admin Board 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30
Sept. 20 -- Evening quilting 6-9 p.m.
Sept. 21 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 -- Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 27 -- HUM Women at my house for annual Green Picnic 6:30 p.m.