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Iowa Alpha Sigma

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met in regular session Nov. 14 at Pizza Ranch in Creston for the annual Thanksgiving dinner with six members and five guests present. Following the Beta Sigma prayer, participants ate from the buffet.

With this being a social with guests, there was no treasurer’s report, reading of the minutes or communications. At a short meeting, the members discussed where to have the Christmas party. It was decided to hold the party in Arispe at the Roadside Bar and Grill 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Voting for the Christmas angel was also held.

The evening was spent visiting.

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Canasta winners were first place Judy Mission, second place Janet Kessler and third place Sharon Gile. The winner of the door prize was Linda Clark. The next meeting for Cards & Chatter will be Dec. 4. It will be the Christmas dinner.

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Greater Regional Health Auxiliary Board Meeting

Present for the Nov. 11 meeting of the GRH Auxiliary Board were Carolyn, Martha, Tammy, Jordan, Nancy, Barb, Marcia, Joan, Betty, Monte, Linda and Rhonda. After approval of the agenda, minutes and financial report, those present were updated on the changes at the hospital complex by administrator Monte Neitzel.

Neitzel stated nurse practitioners Janelle Taylor and Laura Hagen are currently onboarding at GRH. When that is completed, Taylor will float between the clinics in Corning, Lenox and Mount Ayr while Hagen will serve in urgent care and the ER.

Construction for the water mitigation, urgent care entrance and rehab services is progressing according to Neitzel. Meanwhile the need for additional space for wound care and the possible addition of a hypobaric therapy department may dictate the need for even more space.

Upcoming dates are Dec. 9 auxiliary Christmas party at GRH MAP conference room, April 7 to 8 collective goods, and April 22 linen sale.

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GFWC Iowa Elzevir Reading Circle

GFWC/Iowa Elzevir Reading Circle met 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the home of Alice Bowers. Roll call was answered with members telling of their Thanksgiving plans or a favorite memory of Thanksgiving.

The secretary read the minutes of the October meeting, which were approved as read. The treasurer gave her report, which was also approved.

Past GFWC News and Notes were shared with members. Scholarship information will be taken to the school. Discussion and disappointment on the recently failed library bond issue was discussed.

A holiday tea will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 and 14 at the Edaburn House in the Historical Village. Tickets are $20 per person. Several members expressed interest in attending. Those wishing to attend should contact Linda James.

Mary Stewart’s Club Collect was recited before the adjournment of the meeting. Alice Bowers displayed and talked about some of the many beautiful quilts she has made over the years. She then served a delicious dessert.

The next meeting will be 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the home of Barb Thompsen. Members should bring a book to exchange and something for the luncheon.

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Lions Club of Creston

Creston Lions met Nov. 5 at Pizza Ranch. The meeting was opened by Derek Thompson, president, who led in the pledge to the flag. The invocation was given by Stew Stewart.

After the meal, Thompson introduced Lion member Gary Boercherding who is a member of the Creston Parks and Recreation Board. He gave a recap of the past year’s activities and projects of the board. He noted that the Party in the Park event was cancelled this past summer for the first time since its inception because of bad weather. The 2020 party will feature the Ozarks area IBerrys Band, which features former Creston resident Roger Hulett. The Parks and Rec Board continues to work on the walking trail projects.

Thompson presided over the business meeting. He introduced Dean Brant who presented the Warren Coleman Award to Chris Gordy of the Creston Hy-Vee. The award is the highest honor conferred by the Lions organization and is named for its longtime executive secretary/treasurer. It is given to recipients chosen by local clubs to honor deserving individuals or organizations who participate in Lions fundraisers and show commitment to the ideals of Lionism.

The treasurer’s report was presented and approved. Tom Braymen reported on the KidSight project. Approximately 500 pre-school children have been given vision screenings so far this fall. Brant told about placing an ad for the club in the Lions Convention printed program. He also announced that a new Lions Club has been formed in the Waukee/Adel area. Jo Duckworth led discussion regarding the club’s participation in the Friday After Five concerts at the Elks Club next summer. Greg Abbott gave information about the Christmas Basket Club and a sign-up sheet for volunteer workers was passed around. The baskets will be prepared at Innovative Industries Dec. 13 and pickup/delivery will take place 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. The club will assist with the fund for the Bochart family. Mike Duckworth is in charge of the float for the lighted Christmas parade.

The meeting of the board of directors was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Stewart’s office. The next regular Creston Lion’s meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Pizza Ranch. Members are invited to take donations of personal care items for distribution at the food bank.

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IA TOPS #1338 Creston met 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at First United Methodist Church with nine members present. Carol Sheldahl called the meeting to order with the TOPS pledge. Best loser was Shellie Adams and runner up was Sandy Oswald. Fines from last week went to Mitzie Cellan. Weighter Neoma Davis gave the end of the month report. The best loser was Shellie Adams and Sandy Oswald was second.

The minutes were read by secretary Bev Roberts and Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report. Brown read a letter from Debby Williams, Iowa area coordinator on information about assessments pay, workshops and recognition day. The gum ball contest report from Carolyn Burtis announced Team B as the winners. Each one received a small gum ball and Team A got sugar free gum. Next week is the start of the splash contest.

Burtis gave the program, “Top 10 wHabits of Healthy People.” A plan needs to be made for 2020. Squares contest was won by Brown, the red can challenge No. 30 — no red meat for two days this week, eat turkey. The meeting was adjourned by Sheldahl at 6 p.m. with “You Take my Hand.” Next meeting is Dec. 2.

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