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Elzervir Reading Circle

Elzervir Reading Circle members met May 10 to carpool to Lenox.

The group met the Rev. Delores Doench at Tigers Den, where they had a delicious lunch with good conversation. After lunch, members toured the new facility Doench is establishing for women and children who need assistance with safety or housing for short periods of time.

The project is in its final stages, with painting, plumbing and wiring completed or will be soon.

This has been a special project of Doench’s for some time, and she advised she hopes to be open and available for those with needs sometime this summer.

After a tour of the facility, the group returned to Creston with discussion of last month’s meeting and plans to meet in September for the beginning of the new year.

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Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters Court Joan of Arc, No. 428 met May 14 for Mass at 6 p.m. with Father Ken Halbur.

The May committee planned a potluck and invited CCW members. The committee was made up of Connie Purdum, Dora Coen and Sharon Skarda.

The meeting was called to order by Teresa Weis, Regent, with recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by all members present. Minutes of the April meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was approved as presented. Convention bills were discussed and a motion made to pay cost of the rooms as approved. State and national dues were submitted.

Old business:

Josephine Steele was added to the names of deceased members for memorial Mass at convention. Thank yous were received from Katherine Fluckey for her cookie delivery and Bunn-O-Matic for the bake sale.

New business:

Current membership is 44.

Members reported on the convention. A presentation was provided by Carolyn Downing on “Spirituality Enhancement,” with pictures and details of her visit to Fatima.

Sympathy cards were sent to Betty Baker and Retta Ripperger regarding the death of family members.

Council Bluffs court asked the group to come to their dinner in July at St. Peter’s.

Donation cup monies were split equally between national projects and local projects.

The membership prayer was recited to end the meeting. A motion was made to adjourn and approved by all.

The next meeting will be held 6 p.m. June 11 at Spencer’s Chophouse. New members are always welcome.

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Salem Women of the ELCA

President Carolyn Biere called the meeting to order at 11:20 a.m. June 2 in the church’s sanctuary. Secretary Joyce Anderson read the minutes from the March 10 meeting and the minutes from Becky Nardy of the final meeting of the Lydia Cluster April 6 at St. Paul’s Northboro. Due to disbanding of many clusters in Abundant Fields, there will be no further cluster meetings.

Treasurer Claudia Peppers gave the treasurer’s report.

New business consisted of items concerning the Women of the ELCA Convention to be June 22 at Bethany Lutheran in Emmetsburg. Biere will be the delegate with Angelina Herrera and Dorothy McNaught also attending. The following financial items concerning that meeting were approved by the group: registration fee for the delegate, convention assessment fee, convention offering (which will be divided evenly between the Women of the ELCA church and Women’s Seminary Scholarship) and in-kind offering to the “Stork Closet.”

Elaine Fargo reported on the spring sale held May 3 and thanked everyone for their help. Discussion was held concerning next year’s date, and also the marking of items for sale.

Upcoming events: June 22 – Women’s Convention at Bethany in Emmetsburg; October – Tri-Synod Retreat at Bethesda in Ames, and in July 2020 – the Triennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Biere will apply for this.

The meeting adjourned.

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Greater Regional Health Auxiliary Board

The May 13 meeting of Greater Regional Health (GRH) Auxiliary Board found Joan, Lois, Nancy, Barb, Sandy, Carolyn, Martha, Jordan, Tammy and Rhonda in attendance. The agenda, minutes and financial reports were approved.

Gwen Buck gave the administrator’s report:

• Dr. Matthew Checketts will begin June 10 in internal medicine.

• Dr. Hynek is on maternity leave. Dr. William Lee will cover for her.

• Dr. Timothy Rankin will join the ortho department in August.

• Dr. Kikade will be in ortho two days per week. Dr. Charles will come in June and will be available two weeks per month until winter. Dr. Ralston is taking a leave to learn new surgical procedures.

• OBGYN Dr. Catherine Wikoff will join the staff this summer.

• Urgent care is staying put for now while PT uses the top of the link space during their remodel.

• 52 additional parking spaces are being added to the east of the helicopter pad. The rest of the parking lot is slated to be totally renewed.

• A new hood for the pharmacy department needs to be installed as soon as possible. This is mandated so that the pharmacy department can compound medications for oncology.

• Adjustments are going to be made in the 200 hall to better serve bariatric patients.

• Mallory Marquis NP will be working both in the main buildings and in the rural clinics.

• Leann Burg NP will be joining Dr. Preston. She will focus on pediatric psychiatry.

2019 healthcare scholarships were awarded to Kesia Stewart, Lauren Hadley, Anna Collins, Emma Mobley and Lexie Haer.

It was decided to contribute $500 to help defray the cost of food and necessities for the annual golf event to be held June 7.

Safe sitter classes will be held June 17-18 and July 15-16.

It was decided to allot $2,000 for books for children aged infant to 10 years who come in for their well child check. Rhonda will check with an elementary teacher on ordering the books.

Volunteer appreciation jackets will be available for pick up Thursday, May 16, in the MAP conference room.

Valarie Allen is a new SHIIP volunteer.

The May linen sale was deemed a success.

Dates to remember: June 10 – next meeting, Sept. 12 – $5 jewelry sale, Oct. 16 – collective goods sale, Nov. 19-20 – Nutman Company sale and Dec. 2 – $5 jewelry sale.

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Greater Regional Health Auxiliary Gift Shop

Approval of the minutes, agenda and financial report for the May 13 meeting of Greater Regional Health Auxiliary Gift Shop was given by Lois, Nancy, Joan and Rhonda.
Icy Gifts were exhibited, and it was decided to order more right before the June 11 meeting. Inis is doing well.

Jordan indicated that 20% off coupons were given to the top buyers as a salute to employee appreciation. Some had already been cashed.

GRH apparel that will be sold in the shop has been ordered.

Someone asked to buy the wire mannequin. It is not for sale.

Golf event baskets will be in the shop May 28 through June 6.

The next meeting is June 10. Alyssa from Bloomingville and Creative Co-op Inc. will be here at 1 p.m. June 11.

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 5.

Canasta winners were Mary Kline, first; Joan Chubick, second; and Janice Munsterman, third.

Munsterman won the door prize.

Connie Kerrigan will host cards and chatter Wednesday, June 12.

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The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Pizza Ranch meeting room with 27 members and two guests. President Terry Freeman presided, Korina Loudon gave the prayer and Kelly Richards was the finemaster. 

New Kiwanis’ signs along with new Rotary and Lions signs were installed by Kiwanis members at the four entrances to Creston last week. The Kiwanis members were thanked at the meeting. Pictures of the new signs are on Creston Kiwanis Facebook page.

Club members now have tickets for the Big BBQ Bash from 4 to 7 p.m. July 6, at the Caboose in Uptown Creston. Cost is $6 for burger, brat, hot dog or tenderloin with chips and water. It is the same time as the KSIB Cruise Night and is a joint fundraiser for Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary during the town’s 150th year celebration. If a business would like to buy a book of 10 tickets for $60, they will be listed as a sponsor of the event. Contact any Kiwanis member to buy your tickets or book of tickets for this great fundraiser.

The program was given by Steve Guthrie, Creston Water Works Manager. He discussed the extra filtering and treatments that are done with the city of Creston water supply since the membrane breakdown last year. Creston Water Works is still negotiating with SIRWA on their water agreements.

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