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Creston Prime Time Connection

Creston Prime Time Connection invites all ladies to their August Luncheon, Wednesday, Aug., 7, 2019, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church DOC #01 W. Townline St., Creston. The cost is just $7.50, for reservations call 641-782-4268 or 641-782-4043 by Aug.4; reservations are to be used, given to a friend or canceled.

Teresa Rutherford of plainffield Illinois is a wife, mother and retired administrator of facilies at Aurora University. She grew up in a violent home. needed a hero and found one in Jesus, in her talk entitled: “Do you need a Hero? Tom Braymen of the Lions Club vision screening will inform us of the work this group does with preschools, distributing used glassis and other facets of helping.

Affiliated the Stonecoft Ministries.

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CARSPA

Creston Area Retired School Personnel Association held its meeting Tuesday Tuesday, July 9, in the Del Richardson conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Following breakfast, 11 members enjoyed an informative presentation by Jessie Carter, president of the Creston
archery program and Original archer participant, Emma Berning. The program has 150 participants, in grades 4 through 12, this year and started with 16 participants. The team had 47 go to the state tournament and four to the national tournament.

A business meeting followed Diane Burgmaier presided. Kenneth Funk will go to St. Malachy’s CARSPA state meeting on Oct. 2 to 3, in Denison.

Door prize was one by Marge Scott.

There will be no Aug. meeting. Next meeting will Sept.10, in Del Richardson Conference room at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m.with program and meeting to follow. The meeting is open to any past area school personnel.

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Iowa Alpha Sigma Chapter of #1632

Iowa Alpha Sigma Chapter of #1632 met in regular session Thursday evening, July 25, at the home of Marilyn Larimore.Following the Opening Ritual, President Dorothy Eyberg called the business meeting to order and members answered roll call with county and state fair activity.Dorothy and Loretta Kelly both had entries in the Union County Fair.There were no official nor unofficial communications.The treasurer’s report was given and no new bills submitted.All dues have been paid.

Dorothy reported she had reviewed the Yardstick completed at the last meeting and made some adjustments; however, the rating was not changed.

The next meeting will be held at Dorothy’s August 8 with Loretta giving the program.The business meeting adjourned with the Closing Ritual and Marilyn gave the program entitled “The Back Nine”.In golf terms, we are all in the “back nine” of our lives and, though we are mostly unaware of the passing of time, our age begins to show.Whatever we want to accomplish in our lives needs to be tackled and done quickly,Our lives are a gift to us and the way we live our lives is our gift to those who come after us so we need to say and do the things we want them to remember.She emphasized that we should try our utmost to live well, enjoy life, do some fun things, and be happy.Following the program, Marilyn served refreshments and the group enjoyed visiting.

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Afton Federated Garden Club

Members of the Afton Federated Garden Club met at July 12, 1:30 p.m. at the Afton Community Center for our regular meeting.

President Shirley called the meeting to order with all repeating the Pledge of Allegiance to our American flag and the Club Collect. Roll call was answered by 15members. Minutes of the June meeting were read by Monica Huddleson. Motion to accept was made by Ginny Quick and seconded by Marilyn Larimore. Kathy Tapken gave the treasurer’s report. Motion was made by Mike Boldon and seconded by Ginny Quick to accept the report. A motion to reimburse President Shirley for attending the state meeting in MasonCity was made by Ginny Quick and seconded by Mike Boldon. Marilyn Larimore presented a bill for the chicken for the June picnic. Mike Boldonmade a motion to pay the bill, seconded by Ginny Quick. 

President Shirley and Monica Huddleson attended the annual State Meeting in Mason City. Our club received an award for “Increase in Membership” and Monica Huddleson received the 2019 “Circle of Roses” award. The 2020 State Meeting will be in Clear Lake June 22-23. Terri Ewers is our new state president.

Jane Lawhead and Judy Harman’s husbands have passed. Donna Thomas sent cards to both. 

President Shirley will add two new committees – an Awards Committee and a Book of Evidence committee.

President Shirley told us about a new plastic bag vase being sold by P.E.O. with proceeds going to help underprivileged women go to school. You can contact Phyllis Sickles at 641-464-3890 to learn more about this worthy project.

Friday, July 19, is the Floriculture show at the Union County Fair in Afton, IA. Ourbooth has been moved this year across the building. Thursday several members met at the new site and painted and set up the display tables. Thanks, Shirley, for the beautiful floral decorations you painted! Members helping Friday should be there at 7:00 am. Entries are taken from 8-11 a.m. with judging by Sandy Gossman at 1 p.m.

Theme and speaker for our annual Fall Luncheon were discussed, but nothing decided for sure. 

Kathy Tapken shared a thank you from the Alzheimer Association for our donation. Also, a thank you from the city of Afton for our donation towards their new oven at the Community Building. 

President Shirley and Ginny Quick have the program on Garden Art using recycled materials and asked us to bring old dishes, plates, cups, etc. to build our art. We will also need E6000 Industrial Adhesive, in clear, for sealing our projects. If you are thinking about joining our club, come and share in our meeting and project!

Mike Boldon made the motion to adjourn, seconded byAudrey McDowell. All recited the Conservation Pledge.

Monica Huddleson had the program on perennial wildflowers. A wildflower is one that grows where it wasnot intentionally planted. She told us that most wild flowers are beautiful, fragrant and colorful. Monica said that wildflowers like Aster, Gaillardias,Columbine, and Coreopsis to name a few, will attract birds, bees, and butterflies to our gardens. She told us that while nothing is deer and rabbit proof, they don’t like plants that have fuzzy leaves, a strong fragrance like mint, or ones with silver leaves. 

Dixie Shinkle and Monica Huddleson served a delicious lunch.

Our next meeting will be August 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Afton Community Building. Hostesses are Marilyn Larimore and Gwen Sandeman. The program will be on Garden Art by Ginny Quick and Shirley Wallace.

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 31.

Canasta winners were Connie Kerrigan, first; Joy Seeley, second; and Sharon Gile, third.

Gwen Sandeman won the door prize.

Janet Kessler will host cards and chatter Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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