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Club Notes

Barrett Homemakers

The Barrett Homemakers met at the home of Barbara Tininenko for their October meeting.

Mary Klemm read a poem about “The Old Farm Home” by Edwin Boone. In the 1940s, Boone was known as the “Radio Poet.” He broadcast over radio station “WHO” at 6 a.m. every Saturday morning. Barbara Tininenko read an article, “Beauty in the Fall,” from the Ideals Magazine.

Twelve members responded to roll call with their favorite kind of music. The minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

A discussion was held on how to use the Pennies for Barrett that have been collected this year. Bobbette Palmer made a motion to send $25 to the Courthouse Christmas Lighting Fund and $25 to the East Jasper Christian Food Pantry.  Motion was seconded by Barbara Tininenko and approved. Items were brought by the members this month for the food pantry.

Barbara Tininenko entertained the group playing the piano and accordion. She played classical, popular, hymns, polkas and waltz music which everyone enjoyed.

The November meeting will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Montana Mike’s in Newton.

Olive Jane Lamb Questers

The Olive Jane Lamb Chapter of Questers met on Oct. 11 at the home of Susan Hawk. President Linda Kirchhoff conducted the meeting. NW Area Day will be Oct. 20. The next meeting will be at the home of JoAnn Becker on Nov. 8.

Susan Hawk gave the program about Bob Artley (July 1, 1917, to Oct. 21, 2011) who was a professional illustrator, commercial artist, cartoonist and writer. Bob Artley’s writings and illustrations portrayed an affectionate look at farm life throughout the seasons. He wrote about the butchering of the pigs to the plowing of the corn. Artley describes the many tedious, sometimes enjoyable responsibilities of growing up on a farm. Artley also wrote and/or illustrated many books, most of which recount his memories of growing up on his parent’s Northern Iowa farm during the turn of the 20th Century. Susan Hawk shared her collection of his books which include: “Once Upon a Farm,” “Memories of a Farm Kitchen,” “A Book of Farm Chores,” “Christmas on the Farm” and “A Country School.”

Bob Artley was probably known best for his editorial cartoons in the Des Moines Tribune, the Worthington, Minn., Daily Globe, and the Rochester, Minn.-based Agri News and for his feature book “Memories of a Former Kid.”

K-EN Chapter T.T.T.

Chapter K-EN of T.T.T. met Tuesday evening at the home of Val McKee.

Jane Repp served as co-hostess. Fourteen members answered roll call. Treasurer Kay Parsons reminded members to pay their dues for the upcoming year. Discussion was held regarding the summer camp program. Christmas gifts for the camp girls was also discussed.  Plans are underway for  making cheese balls at the next meeting.  Installation of officers for the coming year took place. Those installed were Rose Evans as president, Jane Repp as vice president, Val McKee as recording secretary, Kay Parsons as treasurer, Ruth Cleverley as corresponding secretary and Jane Johnson as historian.

The next meeting will be Nov. 13 at the Congregational Church with cheese ball making beginning at 2 p.m. followed by a meal and a business meeting.

Kellogg Garden Club

Toni Peska, a master gardener from Newton, gave a presentation about bees during the recent meeting of the Kellogg Garden Club. She emphasized that the decline in bee population is threatening the cost and variety of the world’s food supply.

The club will decorate a room at the Kellogg Museum for the Down Home Christmas celebration on Dec. 1 and 2. The group also continues to provide monthly decorations for the gazebo in Kellogg’s Railroad Park.

Primetime Fellowship

On Monday, Ron Nearmyer welcomed 51 Primetimers at Community Heights Alliance Church for a potluck meal and devotions led by Pastor John using Psalms 23.

Hosts were Bob and Donna Baarda, Harold and Lois Brown, Ed and Mary Rozendaal, Keith and Marilyn Schwartz and Vi Van Wyk. The group celebrated October birthdays for Virginia VanderSchel, Eleanor Dille, Jan Houser and Myrtle Schwarz and the 56-year wedding anniversary of Ron and Ellen Nearmyer. Door prizes went to Dean Shore, John Green, Marilyn Goodwin and Schwarz.

Terry Bradley and Pastor Brian Keeton presented a program with their musical instruments and good ol’ gospel songs praising God.  

The luncheon tour on Thursday, Oct. 25, will be at John Wayne’s Birthplace in Winterset. The cost is $6, and the group will eat at NorthSide Cafe. Vans will leave the church at 10 a.m., and $2 donations will be accepted for gas. The luncheon outings for the winter months — January, February, March and April — on the last Thursday of the month will be in the local area.

Replacing Primetime’s regular potluck meal on Monday, Nov. 19, will be a free Thanksgiving outreach dinner for those ages 55 and older at Community Heights Alliance Church with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and serving beginning at 6 p.m. Watch the church bulletins for notices about how to help with work or donation of pies, etc. Reservations are required, and the deadline for sign up is Nov. 12 at the church office or by calling the church at (641) 792-1620. Those hosting the tables must be at their table by 5:15 p.m. Meals also will be delivered, in Newton only, to anyone who is 55 or older and homebound. Call the church office to set up delivery.  

Primetimers also are invited to help those in need in Newton and Jasper County by donating items to the box at Community Heights Alliance Church for the Elk’s family project. Needed items include tot gloves, underclothes and socks; new and used clothing donations; and non-perishable food donations. Items may be donated through Nov. 19. For more information, contact LeAnn Karsten at (641) 275-2001 or Renae Heikkila at (763) 234-1961.

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