Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 16, 2014

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Greensburg Daily News

---- — Clinton Extension Homemakers

The Clinton Extension Homemakers met April 7 following the International Night program at the First Baptist Church. Ten members were in attendance.

The Kitchen Kookies and Twilighters clubs were in charge of the program, with the theme of Indonesia. Alice Woodhull introduced the speaker, Mayasari Hoban from the Mayasari Grill. Typical food from Indonesia was featured. Table decorations were packages of rice, spices were red and white pot holders. The pot holders were made by Carly Thomas and were also awarded as prizes She also made a beautiful red and white afghan which Rita Hellmich won. The Cultural Arts winner was Eileen Fisse and the winner of the purse contest was Helen Swango.

Ten members attended and during the abbreviated business meeting the dues were collected. A card was signed for a member having surgery. Marilyn Jackson is looking for men’s ties to make purses. There is still a need for someone to be in charge of the pie contest and the Decatur County Fair. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. May 6 at Morning Breeze. Please use the west door.

Night Club, March 12

The Night Club met March 12 at Joan Greiwe’s home with Janet Hagerty as co-hostess. Seven members were present. President Joan led the members in the creed and pledge to the flag. Janet Hagerty gave the thought of the month. All sang “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” Joan read Michael Kelly’s prayer, “You are the Light of the World.”

Bessie Ploeger, secretary said roll call with members answering the question, what food or drink do you associate with Ireland? Bessie also read the minutes from the November and December meetings. No meetings were held in January and February due to the snow. Janet Bedel gave the treasurer’s report and reminded folks to pay their extension dues and money for International Night which was held April 7.

All of the members thanked Janet Hagerty for the great job she did with the book she put together of our Night Club history. Joan reported that the spring district meeting was to be held in Brown County March 13, and Janet B. planned to attend. There was an open house at the extension office March 25, and certificates of distinction were given.

On March 29, a sewing seminar took place in Rushville.

Joan reported about the Home & Family conference to be held at Purdue, June 11 to 13.

Election of officers was conducted with the vote to retain the current slate for another year. Catherine Mauer reported on health and safety. Good foods to fight cancer are the ones high in Vitamin C: tangerines, oranges, kiwi, papaya, mango, pineapple, star fruits, etc. Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise helps fight diseases.

Janet Bedel continued with her lesson on “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The best advice is for families to talk about items before someone dies. Also, may want to get identifier information placed on items. Janet Bedel won the mystery box. The meeting was closed with the club prayer. Janet Hagerty conducted a St. Patrick’s Day matching game with all receiving prizes. Joan served a delicious moist St Patrick’s Day cake.

Night Club, April 7

The Night Club met April 7 after the International Night program at the First Baptist Church.

Joan Greiwe conducted the meeting with six members present. All of the members enjoyed the wonderful meal and program hosted by the Kitchen Kookies and Twilighters clubs. The speaker was Mayasari Hoban who owns Mayasari Indonesia Grill on North Broadway Street. Joan reported that Riley Hospital is in need of Beanie Babies, single-layer fleece blankets, teen boy and girl items, and infant items.

The Home & Family Conference will be held from June 10 to June 12 at Purdue University for those interested in attending. The Madison district leader lesson bazaar will be held May 8 at the Jennings County Public library from 10:30 a.m. until 2:20 p.m. Registration is due by May 1.

The Night Club signed up to guard the displays at the fair July 16. All are invited to Women Walk the World on April 29 at Mill Race park in Columbus starting at 10 a.m. The next meeting will be held at Betty Lecher’s with Liz Hally as co-hostess at 7 p.m. May 7.

Linger Awhile Extension

The Linger Awhile Extension Homemakers met for their monthly meeting at the home of Diann Reisman at 7 p.m. April 9.

The meeting was opened with all reciting the Club Creed and Pledge to the American Flag. For Devotions Diann read “Help Yourself to Happiness” by Helen Steiner Rice. Theresa Ripperger gave the Thought of the Month. Roll Call found 7 members present answering with their favorite TV commercial. All joined in singing the Song of the Month, “This little Light of Mine.” Paulette Duerstock read the minutes of the March meeting and Diann gave the Treasurer’s report.

Three of our members plan to attend the Leader Lesson Bazaar May 8 at the Jennings County Library. Volunteer service hours were recorded and club dues were collected for 2014.

Election of Officers followed with these results: President, Paulette Duerstock; Vice-president, Irene Tebbe; Secretary, Diann Reisman; Treasurer, Alberta McQueen; Health & Safety, Melly Allgeier; and Song Leaders, Teresa Horan and Rosemary Schroeder.

For Health & Safety Irene Tebbe read an article, “Don’t Fry Day.” The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention urges everyone to take care of their skin when outdoors and has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “ Don’t Fry Day” to remind everyone to protect their skin and children’s skin as well.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. The good news is that it is simple to protect your skin and reduce your risk of getting skin cancer. “ Slip on a shirt, slop on broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on UV blocking sunglasses.” It is especially important to protect children from harmful effects of the sun because sunburns during childhood increase the risk of getting skin cancer later in life.

For Cultural Arts Diann showed us a vase of wooden tulips from Holland, two beaded bracelets from Turkey, her beautiful flowering African Violet and an orchid house plant.

Paulette presented the lesson “Wrap it Up,” beginning with 10 tips to build a healthy meal. Then everyone was given a whole wheat tortilla some spread to try, a variety of fresh veggies as well as ham and turkey to fill in and wrap it up. Also included in the lesson was a history of the tortilla, varieties, cooking hints, spreads and other uses as well as 7 pages of recipes.

The 50/50 was won by Melly Allgeier. Diann served delicious cherry poke cake and flavored water for refreshments.

Our next meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 21 at Rebecca Park. Bring your favorite snack to share.

– Daily News