Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2007

Willow Springs hears state history

February 1, 2007

The Willow Springs FCE met Jan. 26 at the De Soto Baptist Church with Dorothy Nalley as hostess. Rick Nichols was a guest.

Several members were unable to attend because of health reasons or prior commitments.

The tables were decorated with pink cloths and angels as centerpieces. The plates, cup and napkins had a pink roses design.

Each member received a calendar and lip balm from the hostess.

Dorothy Nalley gave the table grace.

Roll call was answered by naming a new year's resolution. Some said they didn't make resolutions because they hadn't kept ones made in other years. Some said they vowed to pray more and to read more scriptures each day.

Total hours given were 52.

There were no "pigs" guessing this month. Those who were to bring them to the January meeting were asked to bring them to the February meeting.

The lesson was a continuation of the Kansas history. Papers were passed around about Council Grove, "the Birthplace of the Santa Fe Trail." Many historical places were pictured.

Each club member present received a picture of the Willow Springs members from the 1950s. Alpah Frink was the president when the Kansas City, Kan., chamber of commerce sent a bus to De Soto and 38 members went for a luncheon and tour of the city.

The unit was called the EHU by the county extension.

Loretta Nichols filled out the club book for 2007 with roll call and hostesses named. The lessons will be shared at a later date.

The Johnson County Extension will have a silent auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the 87th Street Armory. Tickets are $25 each.

The donations report was given. A child's rod and reel, two gift certificates and a jacket were given to the extension at Kansas State University.

Dorothy gave a history quiz. Leona Robinson gave the treasurer's report and the dues to the church for use of the hall. Dorothy Nalley and Leona Long also gave birthday money.

The February meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at De Soto Baptist Church with Georgeanna Taylor as hostess.

-- Dorothy Nalley, reporter

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