Feb. 1 Community Briefs

February 1, 2013 

Glorified Homemakers Extension Club

The Glorified Homemakers Extension Club met for its Jan. 15 meeting at the Extension Office. The meeting was opened with the pledge to the flag, led by President Sue Pulliam. Carol Witherspoon read the devotionals titled, “Somebody,” taken from “Stories of the Heart” and “Just For Grins” taken from the Missouri Chigger newspaper.

Sandra Collings read the minutes from the December meeting; they stand approved as read. She also gave the treasurer’s report for the club. Dues were collected from each member there. The treasurer’s report included donations made to different organizations in Harrisonville, which is an annual project for the club.

Everyone drew for their new secret sisters for the coming year. They filled out their new program books and made plans for 2013.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 12. The program will include a representative from Hope Haven.

Those in attendance were Marie Mickelson, Pulliam, Collings, Witherspoon and Patty Anderson.

Pleasant Valley Homemakers

Pleasant Valley Homemakers met Jan. 3 at the Harrisonville Community Center for our lunch and meeting. President Carole Raynes opened the meeting by leading in the pledge to the flag. Jeanette Bartles gave the devotional, a poem “I Know He’s There.” The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and a treasurer’s report was given. Jeanette Bartles gave a report on the family our club had adopted at Christmas and said what a nice display of generosity it was. Linda Reece also reported on those who came to her Holiday Cookie exchange.

Program lessons were assigned to members to give at future meetings: Karen Roberts, Declutter; Jeanette Bartles, Chocolate; Linda Wyant, Bean Game; and Linda Reece, Emergency Preparedness. Secret Pal gifts were received by Maureen Eddleman and Jo Ann Swearengin. The hostess gift was won by Raynes.

We will meet next at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Diamond Ray’s Restaurant. Raynes will be hostess. Don’t forget to bring your homemade Valentine to exchange.

SAR and DAR, chapters of the American Revolution

The annual Christmas dinner of the SAR and DAR, chapters of the American Revolution, was Dec. 8, 2012, at Harold’s Restaurant in Freeman with 28 members and guests present.

Marilyn Moreland opened the meeting with a welcome to all and led in the usual ritual. Jill Durbin gave an interesting flag report.

After a wonderful meal, everyone participated in reveling items from the 1800s to Pearl Harbor and the history of them.

The next meeting of the DAR was at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in the conference room at Cass Regional Medical Center. The program was Cass County in the Civil War. Those interested were invited to attend.

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