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Lincoln United 4-H Club

Lincoln United held a regular scheduled meeting on June 17, 2019 at Greater Regional Health. There were six 4-Hers and three Clover Kids present, as well as both leaders. Two new members joined the club, Isaiah and Jacob Graham.

President Briley Dunning called the meeting to order. Pledge of allegiance was led by Candace Zollman and the 4-H pledge was led by Caydance Wiese.

The club members discussed what was needed to do for the fair and get done. Deb Loudon came to the meeting and helped everyone with their photos from the photography workshop earlier in the month.

Johnathen Claybaker gave a demonstration on how to properly care for a rabbit. The Clover Kids activity for the month was investigating earthworms.

The next meeting will be on July 8, 2019 at 6pm at McKinley Park. Emylia Gourley, Keidan Foutch, Caydance Wiese and Corrie Reha will be the hosts for the meeting.

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Creston Lions Club

The Creston Lions Club met on Tuesday, July 2 at Pizza Ranch with 19 members present. President Derek Thompson called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Stew Stewart gave the invocation

Following the meal, Thompson opened the business meeting. The minutes for the May 7 and June 4 meetings were presented and approved as written.

The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

Plans for the July 4, 2019 bingo fundraiser were finalized.

Dean Brant shared information from the SW9 District meeting on the KidSight project. Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children, concentrating on kids aged 6 months through 6 years, but screening through grade 12 where possible.

4471 Pictures were taken; 341 Screenings done as a result of the pictures with
340 referrals given for further vision screenings.

Locally, Tom Breyman and his KidSight Committee did 30 sessions with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners, with 409 pictures taken; 406 screenings done, with 16 referrals for further vision screenings.

The next meeting will be held August 6 at Pizza Ranch.

Meeting was adjourned.

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Greater Regional Health Auxilary Gift Shop

Lois, Nancy, Joan, Jordan and Rhonda approved the minutes and financial report during the June 10 meeting of the GRH auxiliary gift shop committee.

The GRH apparel baring the new logo has arrived and needs to be priced. It was decided to start selling the remaining vests and scarves at 50% off and the remaining purses and jewlry at 25% off.

Dates to remember: 1 p.m. June 11 Bloomingville and creative Coop; 1:30 p.m. June 20 Quality Hill; 1 p.m. June 24 Ganz and CBK; 9:30 a.m. August 12 next meeting.

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Greater Regional Auxiliary Board

Approval of the agenda, minutes and financial reports was given by Carolyn, Lois, Martha, Sandy, Nancy, Joan, Jordan, Marcia and Rhonda during the June 10 meeting of the GRH Auxiliary Board.

Monte gave the administrator’s report: construction of a new hood for the pharmacy is in the works; bids are out to remodel the MAP vestibule and atrium, ceilings will be lowered and offices will be built on the second floor, water mitigation in the Link will also be adressed; Greg Anderson in pain management and Susan Carlson in would therapy have been very busy with Anderson adding an extra day; Aby Clarkson will now be in the Mount Ayr clinic Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Dr. Chuck Hoyt has been subbing in the Urgent Care Clinic; the annual golf tournament boasted 45 teams, 180 golfer with three tee times, it brought in $28,000; still under consideration are the purchase of a hypobaric oxygen chamber, helping to implement a new day care and the building of a large community center in conjunction with other area entities.

Other discussion included the safe sitter classes, well child books for ages 3-10 and Dr Spock newborn books for first time moms.

Dates to remember: 10 a.m. August 12 next meeting, September 12 $5 jewelry sale, October 16 collective goods, November 19 - 20 Nutman Company, December 2 $5 jewelry sale.

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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Board met on July 15 with the following board members present: Cynthia Blakely, Starr Cure, Judy Hoakison, Bunny Norton, Caprial Norton, Kay Raymond, Julie Schieffer and David Hargrove.

The agenda and minutes were approved as written. The treasurer’s report was placed on file for audit.

David reported the Capital Campaign taped off the new addition of the second floor on the south lawn and labeled the new rooms. This will be up until after the Wine Walk which is August 2 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

The budget was approved and the library will be getting a new roof. The children’s room will be getting new carpet through a South Central Grant. A program on Barn Quilts will be presented on August 21. An online poll will be conducted to determine the program Kathy Wilson will present in September.

It was decided to have the Scholastic Book Fair hours from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. next year.

People are asking to renew their memberships now. The only change to the forms will be a four day check out for DVDs.

The Used Book Sale hours are set for the Balloon Days Weekend. Thursday, September 19 4-7 p.m., Friday, September 20 1noon - 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The FOL Week sign up sheet will be ready for the next meeting which is 5 p.m. August 19 at the library.

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Iowa Alpha Sigma

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter #1632 met in regular session at the home of Loretta Kelly Thursday evening, July 11.Following the Opening Ritual, President Dorothy Eyberg called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered with special summer plans, and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. There were no official communications; unofficial communication was a report on the status of the McClures. The treasurer’s report was given, and it was noted that dues need to be paid this month.

There was no unfinished business. The Yardstick report was discussed and completed, showing the chapter continues to maintain a three-star ranking. Loretta reada review of the meaning, purpose, and background of our rituals and the business meeting was adjourned.

Dorothy gave the program entitled, “Iowa’s First Females,” which noted the accomplishments of present-day and former women who helped shape and establish our state policies and businesses; including, currently familiar names i.e., Kim Reynolds, Joni Ernst, Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer and Peggy Whitson who follow in the footsteps of Arabella Mansfield — the country’s first woman lawyer in 1869, May Francis — State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1922 and first Iowa woman to win a statewide election, Ola Babcock Miller, — Iowa’s first female Secretary of State who helped organize the Iowa Highway Patrol in 1934, Janet Guthrie, — first female to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, and Marsha Ternus — first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. These women and several others laid the groundwork for the progress we have today. In the private sector, two well-known Iowa companies headed by women are Vermeer Equipment Construction in Pella — lead by Mary Vermeer Andoringa — and the Anderson-Erickson Dairy in Des Moines —president and CEO Miriam Erickson Brown.

Following the Closing Ritual the hostess served refreshments and members enjoyed visiting.

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 17

Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, first; Sherry Parrott, second; and Carolyn Skarda, third.

Kris Kerrigan won the door prize.

Janice Munstermann will host cards and chatter Wednesday, July 24.

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