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Published: Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 10:43 a.m. CDT

Kiwanis

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Windrow meeting room with 21 members and two guests. President Chris Eaton presided, Lori Harvey gave the prayer and Jim Morris was the finemaster.

The program was given by Skip Kenyon and Kim Baker from Iowa State Savings Bank. They discussed setting up trust accounts at the bank and the many types and functions of trusts. ISSB can even be the executor or trustee for families.

The annual pancake day for Kiwanis will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 14 at Creston First United Methodist Church, on the corner of North Elm and West Howard streets. The club members will be doing all the cooking of the regular and blueberry pancakes once again.

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Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met Feb. 7 at the home of Jennifer Hoyt with Alice Bowers assisting as co-hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call.

The new slate of officers was presented by the nominating committee and was voted upon favorably. Annette Rice reported on the progress of plans for the annual P.E.O. omelet buffet to be held Tuesday, March 7, at Creston First United Methodist Church. Ticket sales will begin and can be purchased in advance from any member of Chapter AZ or LG.

The scholarship committee was pleased to announce that Courtney Dake has received a scholarship from P.E.O. International Scholarship Fund in the amount of $1,800. She is attending Garrett Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Julie Christensen presented the program following the theme of “Safari on a Star.” The club learned about the P.E.O. symbol, a gold star, and its history that began in 1869 in a jewelry store in Mt. Pleasant. One of the founders, Alice Bird, received the first one and it’s cost was under $3 at that time.

The next regular meeting will be held Feb. 21, at the home of Kay Ritter with Dianne Huffman assisting as co-hostess. Rosalie Denton will provide the program.

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