Grow and Glow Garden Club

The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM met Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Co-Mo Electric Community Room. Kris Edmondson, conservationist, gave an informative and entertaining program about celebrating Missouri Day. She had created a game based on Jeopardy with facts about Missouri’s famous people, animals, and plants. The 16 garden club members were  divided into two teams, had fun and learned some new facts about Missouri.

Following the program, Twila Garber gave the blessing for the refreshments of Mandarin orange cake, pumpkin roll, mixed nuts, coffee and tea served by the hostesses, Ruth Burlingame and JoAnn Collier. A fall theme was used in the table decorations.

Club President Barbara Harrison led the business meeting. Treasurer Linda Dahl distributed  Vision of Beauty Calendars, and collected dues for the coming year. The club voted to contribute to each of the 20 FGCM endeavors equally.  

Correspondence was shared from the families of Duane Brodersen and Charles Burlingame,  thanking the club for the memorials given in their memory.

The location of the November meeting will be shared at a later time.

Appreciation was expressed to Janet Mulcahy and her committee for the white mums at the Versailles Blue Star Memorial during the Apple Festival.

October birthdays were honored: Collier, Davie Henshaw, Linda Reid, Dala Yontz and Kendra Johnson. Cosmos plants were presented to people with birthdays from April to October by Harrison.

Ellaine Beeman will be responsible for the November floral arrangement for the Price James Library.

An Executive Committee meeting to plan club activities for the 2020 year had been conducted that morning, prior to the club meeting. Harrison will share the information with Kendra Johnson, who will compile the data into the 2020 yearbook.

Those interested in becoming a member of the Grow and Glow Garden Club can call 660-433- 2366.

BRHC Auxiliary Board

Bothwell Regional Health Center Auxiliary Board met Oct. 9 with 13 members present. The meeting was called to order by President Betty Sue Viterna. Della Schnakenberg and Ronnie Alewel were installed as new board members. Holly Dubrock came before the board with a request for two portable monitors needed in Women's Health. The board voted to provide funds for those monitors which are needed right away.

September's board minutes were approved and the treasurer's report was accepted for future audit. Carol Ackerman reported 988 volunteer hours for the month of September. Various board members reported on the Concern Desk, Courtesy Cart, Gift Shop, Scholarships, and Scheduling. New members are being trained this month.

Lauren Thiel reported on activities of the BRHC Foundation. The Pettis County Ambulance District and BRHC are working together on the placement and mapping of automatic external defibrillators for the community. The Foundation fundraiser will be Nov. 2.

Donna Peakes talked about the special sales, dates and income from the sales. The next scrub sale (open to the public) is on Nov. 15 at the hospital. Joyce Grinstead reported that pillows donated from the Auxiliary are being placed in various departments for patient comfort. Nov. 6 and 7 is the state MAHA meetings at Margaritaville (Tan-Tara) with eight auxilians attending.

Flu shots and TB tests will be available the week of Nov. 4-8 for auxilians.

The next board meeting will be Nov. 13. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Community Retired Teachers Association

Betty Albrecht was the guest speaker at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Community Retired Teachers Association. She spoke about the Community Santa program she operates with Carol McMillin. Applications and donations begin in November for families in Pettis County.

During the business meeting, Jeanne Curry read the secretary's minutes and Evelyn Porter gave the treasurer's report. Mary Beatty will check on a project with Grow Your Own students at Smith-Cotton High School. Wanda Meyer presented several members with tickets to the soup luncheon to be hosted at Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church Nov. 2. Members listed volunteer hours and donations.

Cliff McBride will be the speaker at the Nov. 20 meeting at Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

Be Forever Young Club

The Oct. 14 meeting of Be Forever Young was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by President Elayne Gordon. First time visitors, Sharon Dawley and Sherri Hancock, were welcomed to the meeting.

There were no October birthdays.

The secretary's report from the previous meeting was read and approved. Gratitude was expressed to Rodney Brown for filling in as secretary. At the November meeting, Bonnie Weathers will begin serving as secretary on a trial basis.

Wanda Rasa gave the treasurer's report. Members were reminded that monthly dues are now $2. At least $12 in dues per member is required to pay for the annual catered Christmas banquet.

After having Brown sing “Inward Man,” Wethers shared a devotional “Wait Until You Get to the Corner.” She also distributed a copy of the poem “The Masterpiece,” a recipe for “scripture cookies,” an internet story “Church Explosion Spares Choir,” and a sack containing a “survival kit from God.”

Reports were shared from the Christmas committee; the group voted to accept a bid from Coltons’ Steakhouse. The Christmas gathering will be a party instead of a program and will take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Parkview Christian Church.

The group will attend the New Theatre presentation of “The Adventures of Robin Hood” Dec. 11. There are two tickets left. The bus will leave Parkview between 9 and 9:30 a.m. A donation of $5 is suggested for gas.

Brown presented another song, “The Scars and Stripes Forever,” along with materials for making Veterans Day cards. The cards will be delivered by Elyane and Bill Gordon to the Harry S. Truman Veterran’s Hospital in Columbia. Weathers also distributed toy soldiers as a reminder to pray for military personnel.

Hostesses for the meeting were Gerry Sumners and Ruth Stratman. Rhonda Zink and Linda Nay will serve next month.

The next meeting is Nov. 11.

Dresden 4-H Club  

Dresden 4-H Club met Sunday, Oct. 20 at LaMonte United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order by Peyton Bruner, president, at 5:06 p.m. with eight members, seven guests and two leaders present.

American and 4-H pledges were led by Eli Dehan and Rhett Sneed.

Membership roll call was, “What can you do to help others?”

September 2019 minutes were not available to read. The treasurer’s report was given by Reagan Sneed, treasurer, and approved as presented.

Old Business: A report on the Dresden 4-H Club Window Display at Crown Power in La Monte was given by Kay Sparks and a big thank you to all those who brought display items. Reagan, Rhett, Eli, Samuel and Austin completed project record forms. Suggestions were given to encourage kids to join the Dresden 4-H Club. For the service projects the club decided in November to make cards and brings books for children with cancer; in December to bring canned items for La Monte Methodist Food Pantry; in January to make cards and visit a nursing home; in February to bring items for 4-H Feeding Missouri Food Drive Program; in April visit the animal shelter and take goodies to them and make homeless care packs (the club is unsure which month). Everyone is to continue to bring in pop tabs for Ronald McDonald. Reagan Sneed made a motion to nominate Austin Wood as parliamentarian, it was seconded by Eli Dehan; the motion passed. 4-H members and volunteers need to make sure to sign up for the new 4-H year so they can continue to receive 4-H information from the Extension Office.

New Business: Sharon Bruner gave a report on the Pettis County 4-H Council meeting hosted on Sept. 19. Suggestions were given for roll call for each meeting.

Announcements were made about different county project meeting times and other events coming up.

Peyton Bruner brought her horse to demonstrate “How to Groom Your Horse.”

The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at La Monte Methodist Church. The Sneed family will bring healthy snacks/drink and Reagan and Rhett will do demonstrations.

Reagan Sneed made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Hadley Bruner. The meeting adjourned.

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