Twenty-six recently joined in a Primetime outing from Community Heights Alliance Church to John Wayne’s Birthplace and Learning Center in Winterset for lunch at NorthSide Cafe.
Those in attendance included Freda Ahrens, Bob and Donna Baarda, Deloras Ballard, Larry and Judy Bell, Annette Bebout, Liz Braun, Linda Edwards, Harriet Gorr, Steve Hardin, Jan Houser, Janice Lyman, Peggy Maston, Donna McMulin, Gorman and LaDonna Rozendaal, Keith and Marilyn Schwartz, George Shook, Letitia Shore, Lori Swanson, Mary VanFleet, Vi Van Wyk and Jackie Woods, plus a special couple from Winterset, Dan and Soni Ahrens.
John Wayne was in more than 200 films made over 50 years. He saddled up to become the greatest figure of one of America’s greatest native art forms: the western.
Primetimers are hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner Outreach at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Community Heights Alliance Church. Registration must be called in to the church at (641) 792-1620 by Monday. The outreach is for seniors age 55 and older in the community. Meals also will be delivered to Newton residents who are older than 55 and homebound if a phone request is made. Pastor John Patterson will be the master of ceremonies, Mark Porter will lead devotions, and the program will be presented by Terry Bradley and Pastor Brian Keeton. Door prizes will be given. Church members may use the bulletin insert to sign up and also volunteer where help is needed.
Primetimers also are joining hands to help residents in the community who are struggling through rough economic times. Contact LeAnn Karsten (641) 275-2001 or Renae Heikkila to find out what you can do. Clothing and nonperishable food items may be left in the containers at the back of Community Heights Alliance sanctuary.
The Newton Needlecraft Club opened its 2012-2013 year with the election of officers, including Helen White as chairperson, Grace Miller as vice chairperson and Deloris Ely as secretary-treasurer.
Phyllis Emmack entertained the group in her home with Dee Ely instructing the group in making yo-yo cardinals.
Members enjoyed a visit and tour of the Crazy Redhead Quilt Shop.
In October, members met at the residence of Grace Miller with Eleanor Dille in charge of decorating sweatshirts. Miller and Mary Moss served refreshments prior to the meeting.
The next meeting will be Friday at the Dille’s residence. Miller will be in charge of the needlecraft.