June 13 Community Briefs

June 13, 2014 

Cass County Area Homemakers Quarterly Council Meeting

The Cass County Heartland Area Homemakers had its quarterly council meeting June 4 at the Extension Office in Harrisonville. County officers were responsible for hospitality and registration.

Betty Beason, president, called the meeting to order and led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Linda Kyser gave the thought of the day.

The roll call, best memory of 4-H, was answered by six members. Clubs in attendance were Get Together (1), Glorified Homemakers (1), Lisle Club (1), Pleasant Hill Young Matrons (1), Pleasant Valley Homemakers (1) and Progressive Priscillas (1).

Minutes of the March meeting were read and approved.

Kyser provided a report on Spring Fling.

Leslie Iseman was presented as winner of the Helen Morse Scholarship.

Austin Moreland provided the group with a history of his participation in 4-H in the leadership role, as well as his various projects.

Beason reminded the group of the County Fair in Pleasant Hill July 15-20 and the need to provide building supervision for the 4-H exhibits.

Money will be due in September for the Bakeless Bake Sale and contribution to the Scholarship Fund is due now.

A discussion of the Area Meeting resulted in the following findings.

• The Area Meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 23, at Harrisonville Methodist Church.

• Darlene Hodges will head up the food committee.

• The group decided on a theme of “Collections.”

• Suggestions of presenter were Tom Refiner, Denise Miller, Janice Britz and Paul Raynes.

Door prizes were won by Hodges, Imogene Pedigo, Kyser, Sue Pulliam and JoAnn Swearengin

Meeting adjourned. Next meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Get Together Club is in charge of hospitality and Pleasant Hill Young Matrons are in charge of registration.

Mary Sibley Chapter of the NSDAR

The Mary Sibley Chapter met May 17 in the conference room of Cass Regional Medical Center. Marilyn Moreland, regent, opened the meeting with the ritual and the pledging of the flags.

Roll call, “Who in your family served?,” was answered by 15 members and five guests. President General’s message, national defense report and secretary’s report were given.

Chaplain’s report on birthdays and shut ins. Lorene Wilson introduced the winner of the DAR Scholarship, Aleksander Gokhman, son of Irina Gokhman, a student from Ray-Pec High School. His essay was titled Patriotism. 15 students from five schools entered the contest.

Tricia Hazelrigg spoke on the need of water conservation, Phyllis Jones on ways not to use the flag, Karen Hilson about the care to use for skin cancer, Denise Miller on the 50th anniversary of Vietnam, and Ethy Christman on the history of Arlington Cemetery and the first soldier buried there, an ancestor of her husband.

Election of new offers followed with Moreland as regent, Miller as vice regent, Christman as chaplain, Katrine Cummins as recording secretary, Shirley Bockelman as corresponding secretary, Wilson as treasurer, Hazelrigg as registrar, Myrna Hanes as historian, Jane Porter as librarian and Jones as parliamentarian.

Papers are returned and vote taken on four new members, Bockelman, Christine Lindsey, Miller and Kelly Melzer. The Independence Pioneer’s 100th anniversary was June 3.

Saturday, June 21 will be the annual summer trip, with this year to Warrensburg. The program was then presented by Hazelrigg on Issues of Returning Veterans.

Missouri Women’s 50+ Golf Association

Five golfers from Twin Pines Ladies Golf Association attended the Spring Tournament at Greene Hills Country Club in Willard. Each woman was paired with three other players to form a 4-person scramble to play in the event.

Those attending were Donna Davis-Hotchkiss, Sherry Krohn, Ginger Milner, Karen Moul and Nina Swigart.

Moul’s team, Swigart’s team and Milner’s team all won places in their flights. Milner also won for longest putt.

The Missouri Women’s 50+ Golf Association will have a fall event. If interested, please visit www.mw50plusga.org for details.

Pleasant Valley Homemakers

Pleasant Valley Homemakers met May 1 at the home of Linda Wyant with 10 members present. After a lovely luncheon, Maureen Eddleman gave the devotional, a reading from ll Kings 2:4 on obedience.

Carole Raynes, club president, led the group in the pledge to the flag. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given. Roll call was “What is your favorite book?”

We discussed “Spring Fling” and the great success it was and thanked Missy Eddleman for her presentation on Essential Oils as our part of the program.

Karen Roberts gave a program on “E Readers.” She had lots of good information.

Silent Auction was fun and we exchanged a lot of usable items and it was profitable as well.

There were secret pal gifts for Linda Reece, Kay Ray and Wyant. The hostess gift was won by Reece.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 19. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind McDonalds to ride together to go to Independence for an all-day tour.

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