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Sunnycrest United Methodist Women

Sunnycrest United Methodist Women met Sept. 9 at the church. Barb McClure chaired the meeting. Marty Brice prayed for people and situations brought to the group’s attention, especially those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

For devotions, Dorothy Hensley asked, “What’s in your cup?” How do you react when bothered or confronted? We can choose to respond with patience, peace, and kindness as Jesus taught.

For social concerns, Marty reported on the “problem with plastic” and the spread of residue on the planet. Each person can be aware and can make just small changes at home and in shopping choices to help alleviate this issue.

De Briles reviewed the treasury balance. All pledges except the Christmas gifts have been paid. Barb presented a proposed slate of officers for 2020.

The next meeting will be 2 p.m. Oct. 7 with Doris Sutton and Dorothy in charge. The group discussed plans for the Nov. 2 bazaar, lunch and rummage sale. Pat Bradley is chairman.

The UMW district meeting will take place Sept. 21 at Kokomo Grace UM Church. The state meeting, “Celebrating 150 Years of UMW,” is set for Oct. 4 and 5 at Indianapolis St. Luke’s UM Church.

The Marion Women’s Department Club will meet here Sept. 17 for lunch and its program.

For the lesson, Rita Guenin shared reflections on “Recipe Books and Boxes.” Commercial cookbooks are best if one needs specific directions for white sauce or an angel food cake. If one wants cookbooks with personality, with both practical and unusual ideas, look at church and family collections.

In these, one can recall the recipes plus memories of how the writer’s life and gifts made an impact. Recipe boxes are special, too, because many of the cards are handwritten on decorated notepaper that evoke additional memories.

Rita closed with a prayer that her Grandmother Tyner wrote in her lovely script. It says, “...Hasten the time when the world shall be ruled by Thy love, when all hatred, bitterness and evil shall be replaced by joy and peace.”

Red Hat Mamas

Thirteen members of the Red Hat Mamas met at the Oriental Pearl in Gas City for their monthly luncheon. Those present were Toni Allman, Ann Bone, Betty Miller, Louise Lidy, Carol Rush, Loretta DeYarmon, Linda Nealis, Janina Herring, Judy Babb, Nancy Reagan, Kay Eichorst, Dianne Shoemaker and Pam Armstrong.

Prayer was led by Louise Lidy. The door prize was won by Janina Herring and she also won one of the game prizes, with Toni Allman winning the other game prize. Carol Rush was hostess for the event and decorated with fall colors of flowers and table decorations.

Linda Nealis and Kay Eichorst will host the Oct. 10 lunch at Gyro’s in Marion and Judy Babb and Loretta DeYarmon will host the Nov. 14 lunch at Pizza Hut North in Marion.

Any ladies who want to experience the fun of purple clothes and red hats are welcome to join in.

Contractables Bridge Club

The Contractables Bridge Club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Northwood Manor. The winners for Sept. 12 were Billie Stewart and Marilyn Lewis, first; Janet Mercker and Connie McMinn, second; Jane and David Cain, third; Edie Worl and Bill Davis, fourth. To play with this club, call 674-3933 or 661-4224.

High-Low Euchre Group

The High-Low Euchre Group met on Monday, Sept. 16 for lunch and cards at Richards Restaurant. Winners were: high score, Barbara Vickers; most lones, Mary Lou Atkinson; low score, Pat Cox. The card group will meet again Oct. 21 for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and euchre at 12:30 p.m. at Richards Restaurant in Marion.

Marion Lions Club

The Marion Lions Club will have its monthly board/membership meeting at the Sirloin Stockade on Sept. 24. Dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6 p.m.

The Marion Lions Club is looking for individuals who are interested in being a part of a great organization that is dedicated to making Marion/Grant County a better place to live. Any individual interested in becoming a member is welcome to call President Greg Maynard at 765-667-4526, Vice President Scott Smith at 765-480-6312 or Treasurer Dave Bates at 765-660-1469, or contact us on our Facebook page.

Happy Red Hatters of Van Buren

The Happy Red Hatters met Aug. 22 at the Big Dip in Converse for meeting and a fine lunch and ice cream with eight members in attendance. Noon prayer was offered by Bonnie Kellogg. We welcomed a new member, and Bonnie will make out an updated membership list.

Members present were Shelby Goff, Anna Lou Saylor, Ann Story, Janet Story, Waneta Linton, Mary Ellen Hawkins, Bonnie Kellogg and newest member Jane Kellogg.

Next meeting will be Sept. 26 11:30 a.m. at King Gyros. Members wishing to carpool can meet at the Central Christian Church parking lot at 11 a.m.

XYZ Seniors

The XYZ (x-tra Years of Zest) Seniors met Tuesday at Twin City Baptist Church in Marion. First-time attender was Herb Hughes.

Sharon Cunningham welcomed the group. The Pledge of Allegiance and prayer opened the day as we celebrated “Back to School” and enjoyed filling sack lunches.

XYZ celebrated its 30-year birthday this month. Pastor Dale Schuiteman praised the group for the work that is done to prepare each month. Sharon read many notes from present and past attendees stating “What XYZ has meant to me.”

She requested the many helpers stand and be recognized and thanked. A past long time attender, Mike Goff, gave a wonderful program about the dulcimer and its beginning and played several songs. June Robbins played the spoons. Sharon Cunningham had a dancing man named Jiggs. He danced merrily to the music.

Birthdays include Sharon Cunningham, Margaret Gregg, Bobbi Kahkola, Kathy Long and Lucille Macomber. Anniversaries include Shirley Snapp, Carol Mason and Mike and Carolyn Goff. A candle burned for the passing of Rita Frank.

Many door prizes went to Ruth Garr, Bob Wright, Kathy Long, Vickie Bishir, Lucille Macomber, Vickie Brock, Shirley Snapp, Joan Rhoads, Terry McCarty, Sandy McCarty, Melba Frazier, Judy Lundy, Barbara Laughlin and Bobbi Kahkola.

Kitchen helpers were Vickie Bishir and Linda Yeager

The next meeting will be at the church Oct. 15. Beans and cornbread will be the main course. The speaker will be Trina Murphree from Senior Benefits.

The Wyndmoor of Marion

The Wyndmoor of Marion provides services and amenities to help our residents achieve their highest quality of life in a comforting and caring home. We provide several activities that are geared toward improving and motivating our resident’s quality of life.

Residents begin their mornings with exercise, senior sneakers and sittercise, to help with strength and coordination. This week our residents enjoyed playing games such as dominos, Yahtzee, UNO and checkers.

Our residents benefit from two weekly outings. On Monday, we traveled to Apple Crate for our shopping outing and on Friday, we went to the flea market. Arts and crafts are also offered weekly.

This week residents made jewelry. Right Left, Guess Who and Brain Teasers are some activities centered around memorization to help maintain cognition. Grandma’s Kitchen, Fireside Reminiscing and Tell Me When are social events to help residents build relationships with other residents.

This week we welcomed Janice, who enjoys singing with residents. Bible study, Bible trivia and church services are offered for our spiritual residents. Finally, everyone’s favorite activity is bingo. This week our winners included Bill F., Donna W., Bea S. and Berneda P.

Suite Living

Last week, the residents very much enjoyed our movie night. The featured film was “I Can Only Imagine” based on a true story of the man who composed the song by the same name. The next day we had yet another very successful show and tell. Time doesn’t allow all the stories that could be told.

We had a number of residents getting manicures while others were playing Pictionary(ish). We also had, believe it or not, a visit with Frances Slocum. Actually, she was portrayed by Sharon Dillman, a story teller (and retired third grade teacher) from Peru who also has 41 other personalities she performs. She used to show up in her classroom in costume. We’ll have her back for sure.

The ABC Game resulted in 954 names. New category next week. It seems that balloon badminton made it onto the calendar again. Oakley Oakerson was thrilled. What more can be said?

Bingo winners of the week were Pat Stonerock, Suky Lazard, Robecca Maynard, Wilma Brookshire, Myna Cravens, Betty Whitham, Martha Purdom, Oakley Oakerson, Sue Hostetter, Rosemary Eastes, Vivian Anderson, Jean Schaus, Judy Himelick, Dorothy Huston, Martha Rice, Bob Alexander, Dolores Cranor, Gracie Meyers, Elaine Luthy, Leona Ruch and Oakley Oakerson. Now we’re off to New Zealand. More about that next week. Oh, the power of the imagination! Exercise it.

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