Manilla Town and Country

The Manilla Town and Country Home Ec Club met at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the home of Nancy Kuhn for the annual tasting party. Kellie Kuhn acted as cohostess for the evening. Each member brought a food of their choice to share. After repeating the Homemakers Prayer, many wonderful, tasty dishes were sampled along with the sharing of recipes.

Teresa Farthing, club president, led the pledges to the flags followed by the singing of “America the Beautiful” led by Kathy Wright. The roll call was answered by 15 members telling what dish they brought along with any special comments about the dish. The minutes of the September meeting were read by Sharon Wooley, followed by a report of the Cheer Committee given by Nancy Kuhn.

Articles from a 1923 Farmers Guide were read by Phyllis White stating that corn this year was producing a wholloping 36 bushels per acre, quite a change from corn averages being produced in the 21st century.

Farthing announced the County Council meeting was to be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7. The Council wanted to have two members from each club attend the meeting and volunteers were requested. It also was announced that baskets are for sale in the Extension Office with the county name plate attached. Anyone wanting to order a basket should contact the Extension office as soon as supplies are running low. Family Fun Day held recently was deemed a success despite the cold temperatures and low attendance.

Marjorie Carmony gave another interesting cultural arts lesson focusing on soap making from 4000 B.C. to the present. She presented each member with a goodie bag with bars of soap and a copy of the history of soap making.

Virginia Rogers again volunteered to purchase a gift for the Gift Lift by selecting a name from the Christmas tree in the courthouse. The meeting was closed by Teola Carmony reading articles “No Nursing Home for Me,” “Mammogram,” and closing with “Perfect Little Ladies.”

The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the home of Phyllis White with Teola Carmony as cohostess. Evonne Kuhn and Lori Kuhn will present the lesson “Gifts from the Home” and Kathy Wright will have devotions. Everyone is to bring food for the food pantry and secret pal information to this meeting.

Noble Niters

The Noble Niters Home Ec Club met Oct. 25 at the New Salem United Methodist Church educational building.

Kristie Amos, president, led the club in the pledges and club creed. Roll call was “have you ever been to the emergency room’ and was answered by 13 members and one guest, Gina O’Dell.

Secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given. Carla Angle read “Prayer for a Journey” for devotions. A thank you was read from Sandy Grinstead. Kathleen Yager gave the cultural arts report on the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium.

Family Fun Festival was discussed. The new scrapbooking club was to meet Nov. 9 at the courthouse assembly room. Christmas meeting will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the home of Marlene Fudge. More details will be given at the November meeting.

I.E.H.A. Rush County Christmas baskets are available. Orders place by Dec. 8 will be here by Christmas. A lesson will be given at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 on settling an estate at the fair office.

The club donated to the Mental Health Gift Lift. Lesson ideas for next year were reviewed.

Dianna Allen led the club in making memory albums. The albums will be finished at the next meeting, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at NSUMC. Note change of date because of Thanksgiving.

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