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Crawfordsville News

By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Nov 19, 2012

Seventeen members of the Wyman Community Club met for lunch on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Ainsworth Four Corners.

Attending were John and Betty Wittrig, Lorrine Frame and Marvin and Marilyn Lambert of Winfield; Robert and Lucille Humphreys, Merl and Frieda Finke, Ruth Erwin and Fern Clang of Crawfordsville; Wilma Vosburg of Grinnell; Ruth Johnston of Ainsworth and Audrey Finke, Peggy Buffington, Mabel Lenz and Joann Love, all of Washington.

The group was treated to birthday cake by Wilma Vosburg and Williard Love.

The next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 3 at Ainsworth Four Corners.

The White Cloud Club met at the home of Frieda Finke Tuesday, Nov. 6, with eight members present.

Pat Miller opened the meeting with the 2011 top 10 Stellar Awards. This brought forth some very interesting answers.

Minutes were read and approved. There was no old business.

Each member answered roll call by telling their favorite month to decorate and a variety was mentioned.

Frieda entertained everyone with a word game.

Those attending were Pat Miller, Joyce Huff, Wanda Schultz, Betty Lucas, Betty Lintz, Pauline Richardson and Virginia Sands.

The next meeting will be with Wanda in the Center Room at her apartment complex on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

A $5 gift exchange will be held and each is to bring goodies to share.

A delicious dessert was served by the hostess.

The Crawfordsville Wednesday Study Club met at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at So Dear to My Heart Bed and Breakfast, with Pauline Richardson as hostess.

Twelve members and one guest, Teresa TeKolste, were present.

After a delicious breakfast, president Ruth Erwin began the meeting with book briefs, and several members told of books they had enjoyed recently.

Helen Lease was in charge of the program, "Family Food Traditions." Each member told of recipes, menus or foods popular in her family.

A discussion was held on possible ways to accomplish town improvement.

The next meeting will be on Dec. 3 with a Christmas theme and a visit to Gerald and Joan Morgan's home in River Junction. Cathy Williams is in charge and will notify members of the time of the meeting.

Twelve members were present, along with six guests for the the Crawfordsville Lions Club dinner meeting on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Crawfordsville Community Room. Guests were Zone members Richard Turner, Sharon Turner and Don Foor from the Grandview-Letts Lions Club, Verl Lekwa and Lamoyne Buser from the Columbus Junction Lions Club and Fred Roth from the Olds Lions Club.

President Steve Williams called the meeting to order and led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Nancy Love gave the opening prayer.

After a delicious dinner prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler, Zone Chairman Randy Finke called the zone meeting to order. This was a time for those who are members of other clubs to share experiences and thoughts on how to promote Lionism. Ideas ranged from collecting newspapers to parking cars on game days to finance a scholarship program. Iowa KidSight is a popular project. Road cleanup, soup suppers and pancake breakfasts were among the ideas, as were blood drives. All in all, the Lions Clubs in this area are doing a good job living the motto, "We Serve."

Williams then called the meeting back to order. Love read the minutes of the last meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer Randy gave the financial report. The club will donate the proceeds from the Dale Johnston sale to help a local woman with medical expenses.

The Christmas drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The time has been changed in order to invite participation in the fire department soup supper which will take place at 4 p.m. on the same day. Love will make the cards.

Christmas lights will be put up at 9 a.m. Nov. 24. The club decided to ask the school nurse for names of children who are in need in order to purchase Christmas gifts for them. Love and Billie Jo will take care of this.

The Christmas Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Bryn Mawr. District Governor DeEtta Rasmussen will be the guest.

In the absence of the Tail Twister, the meeting was adjourned.

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