Southwest Community

2/12/2014

Acorn Club

Acorn Club

The Acorn Club met Feb. 3, with Leah Martinek as the hostess. Eight members answered roll call by sharing a fact about Michelle Obama.

The spring luncheon committee — Toni Snell, Sue Swords and Dorothy Vannaman — talked about an upcoming event on March 18.

Martinek gave the program on Rachel Jackson, who was the wife of President Andrew Jackson although she died just before her husband's inauguration and never lived in the White House.

At the Jan. 20 meeting, members met for lunch at Cao Thanh Restaurant. Roll call was answered by giving a historical fact about Kansas.

The nominating committee presented a slate officers for the 2014-15 year: Pat Mayo, president; Vannaman, vice president; Swords, secretary; and Kitty Caldwell, treasurer. Installation of officers will take place in October.

The next club meeting is set for Monday.

Senior center pitch

Elvin Hazen won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Isabel Finch. Bob Ellis took third.

Beacon Booster 4-H

Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Monday, with members answering roll call by naming a national monument. Secretary LaRae Boaldin read the minutes and they were approved as read.

Community leader Keith Strasser reminded everyone about the 4-H Honor Flight Chili Feed on Saturday. He handed out tickets to sell and flyers to hand out to local businesses. Each 4-H family is to bring one bake sale item. Each club needs to bring four desserts to be served with the meal. The Standley, Harp, Kendall and Scott families volunteered for that. All club members will be needed to help that day. Set-up will begin at 8 a.m. at the Exhibition Building.

Since the club project this year is recreation, it will have a basketball booth at the event, where a free throw contest will be conducted. Reed Harp is to bring basketballs and head up running the booth. Club members were also asked to bring project items to display what 4-H is all about. Tina Kendall will provide Girl Scout cookie boxes to make a basket for the silent auction at the event.

4-H Club Days went well on Feb. 1 at Holcomb High School. The club received alternate blue for the club skit. Susan Cloud was thanked for heading that up. Club members were recognized for their individual events and received their ribbons. Several qualified for regionals. Everyone was given a round of applause for their outstanding efforts.

Baylee Hutcheson and Mariah Standley led the group in a creative song they learned from school.

Senior center double pinochle

Mary Ann Binns and Donna Preston tied for high in the two tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Jerry Wallace took second place. Third went to Ruth Romesberg.

Happy Hustlers 4-H

Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met Sunday at the 4-H Building, with 18 members answering roll call by naming something they love to do.

A deposit of $350 for county fair concessions was received.

The Kansas Honor Flight Chili Feed is Saturday. There was a sign-up sheet to bring a dessert or help serve chili. Everyone was encouraged to come and help.

Rian Linenberger gave a talk about the benefits of "running to your health" and also gave a tip about the Garden City Fire Department.

The song was "Oh Valentine, Oh Valentine." Recreation was a game of "Swim Fishy Swim" led by Wyatt Gigot and Tristan Clark.

The club received a blue ribbon for its skit "Rafunzel" at 4-H Club Days.

Abby Murrell and Corrine Bergstrom talked about their experience at the Youth Leadership Forum in Dodge City.

The 4-H'ers made Valentines and will deliver warm cinnamon rolls to the Garden City Fire Department.

The next meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 2 at the 4-H Building, starting with a baked potato bar.

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