Nov. 1 Community Brief

November 1, 2013 

Cass County Missouri Retired Teachers Association Unity Meeting

The Cass County Retired Teachers met at noon Oct. 3 at Harrisonville Community Center with 23 members and one guest.

Martha Nicholson called the meeting to order and Walt Bruns gave the devotion. President Nicholson led the pledge to the flag.

Carol Bohl gave an interesting and informative talk on preserving our heritage through quilts. She introduced us to the book, “Stories in Stitches,” a local publication featuring quilts and stories of residents of Cass County. Thank you, Carol.

Linda Kyser’s “thoughts for the day” provided us with timely items that are in our lives and give us a chuckle.

Treasurer’s report by Bruns was given and filed for audit and minutes of the September meeting were read, approved and filed.

Ted Woodruff, Legislative Representative, reported HB 253 did not carry. Our retirement system is sound. Wise investing by PSRS in the past has kept our system solvent.

Continue saving Best Choice labels and record those volunteer hours. Those hours equal money for teacher grants.

Nicholson contacted local business for door prizes at our meetings. Mary Dobson won the first price, a $25 certificate to Walmart. Thank you, Walmart.

Sue Dudley keeps us healthier with advice to eat our fruit, up the vitamin D and get the flu shot soon.

The Christmas meting will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at the American Legion building with a $12 meal served by the Ladies of the Auxiliary.

Next meeting will be at noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at Harrisonville Community Center. All Cass County retired teachers and school staff are invited to join us. Lunch from the Senior Center kitchen will be at 11:30 a.m. There is a $2 charge and call 816-380-8980 to make your reservation by Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Meeting adjourned.

Pleasant Valley Homemakers

Pleasant Valley Homemakers met Oct. 3 at Greenwood Antique Mall and Tea Room for the lunch and meeting. The hostess was Maureen Eddleman.

Carole Raynes, club president, opened the meeting by leading in the pledge to the flag. Karen Roberts gave the devotional by giving a reading “Between Us Girls” and a poem, “The Roses Will Bloom Again.” The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and a treasurer’s report was given.

Plans were made to attend the area meeting in Higginsville on Oct. 24.

Secret Pal gifts were received by Roberts, Linda Wyant, Linda Reece, Sandy Reece and Jo Ann Swearengin. The hostess gift was won by Swearengin. A shopping spree was then the order of business at the local antique shops before heading home.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Harold’s Restaurant near Freeman. Jeanette Bartles will be hostess. All members are asked to meet at the new Price Chopper south parking lot at 11:15 a.m. to ride together.

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