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Hostess House Euchre Club

The Hostess House Euchre Club met on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Hostess House. The calendar is spinning so fast, and our fourth Monday arrived on a beautiful fall day.

It was a fall day outside, but inside I was sure it was midnight and a full moon. These ladies were wild and crazy today! One thought she might be playing with a half deck, no names mentioned. One very helpful lady is quite a poet and agreed to help write our news. Unfortunately I didn’t write it down and all I can remember is dressing on the salad. Must have been one hungry lady.

Another lady kept giving me her teacher look over her glasses as she passed along suggestions. To all you ladies who stopped my lones today, no cookies for you next month! This is a group of fun and lovely ladies, and I look forward to our next meeting on Nov. 28.

Colonial Oaks Retirement Community

Residents attended the Sunday evening service which was led by Gary Bracken. Our exercise program several times a week gives the residents a good stretch workout. During game night, the residents enjoy playing Skip Bo. Ring Toss gives our residents a fun challenge.

Rotunda residents had their monthly spelling bee on Wednesday morning. Carolyn Williams led the sing-a-long on Monday morning. Rotunda residents played Balloon Wars on Monday afternoon.

Rotunda residents held their monthly carry-in dinner on Tuesday evening. Pastor Jill Miller led devotions on Wednesday. Atrium residents challenged their knowledge with Bible trivia on Friday afternoon. Residents played Rummikub and dominoes on the weekend.

The monthly birthday party was held on Wednesday celebrating birthdays in September. Those with birthdays were Herb Mohler, Joan Brown, Joan Cline and Elaine Wing.

Bingo winners for Sept. 20 were Mildred Fisher, Ruth Werking, Norma Martin, Dan Emrick, Herb Schuch, Frieda Weaver, Paul Swauger, Jay DeNeff, Betty Butler, Priscilla Innocent, Glenda Jones, Lib McIntyre, Cheryl Rogers, Evalyn Sprowl, Nolan Spence, Joan Brown and Jean Duggan with bingo callers Cyndi Maples and Dick Sprowl.

Contractables Bridge Club

The Contractables Bridge Club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Northwood Manor. The winners for Sept. 26 were David and Jane Cain, first, 6990; Pat and Charlotte Blaugher, second, 3340; Maxine Taylor and Dixie Holloway, third, 2760; Marilyn Lewis and Bill Davis, fourth, 2490. A slam was made by David and Jane Cain. To play with this club, please call 674-3933.

Lyric Club

The Lyric Club met on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hostess House. The meeting hosts were Melody Clark and Janet Cripe. President Euni Rickey welcomed the members and led them in the Club Collect. Twenty-one members answered roll call. The members welcomed a guest, Larry Clark.

A business meeting followed. Tim Harris, program chair, thanked the Program Committee for their work in planning the programs for the 2019-20 season. The theme for the year is “Hindsight is 20/20: Celebrating the History of Lyric Club.” The programs will look back into history, with each monthly meeting being a one year’s theme.

The theme for September is “A Century of Music - Our First Hundred Years.” Opening the program, a mixed vocal quintet, composed of Cathy Bomholt, Melody Clark, Martin Koehler, Ner Rojas and Larry Clark, and accompanied by Carolyn Williams, sang “Canon of Praise” by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by Hal Hopson, and “Edelweiss” from the “Sound of Music” by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.

Kevin Welch, accompanied by Carolyn Williams, played a French horn solo, “Come Ye Thankful People Come” by George J. Elvey. Marcia Wilson and Joan Reece, piano duet, played “Sonatina II” by Johan Baptist Vanhal. Kevin Welch then played a medley of “Jesus Paid It All” and “Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded” by John T. Grape and Hans Leo Hassler. He was accompanied by Carolyn Williams.

Marcia Wilson and Joan Reece then played “Sophisticated Swing” by Will Hudson. The vocal quintet, accompanied by Carolyn Williams, ended the program by singing “I Shall Not Be Moved,” a spiritual arranged by Alice Parker. The next Lyric Club meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, at the Euni Rickey Home.

Marion Lions Club

The Marion Lions Club will have its regular monthly membership meeting on Oct. 8 at the Sirloin Stockade. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting is at 6 p.m. Our speaker will be Linda Taylor, director of services for the visually and hearing impaired.

The Marion Lions Club is looking for individuals that would like to be a part of an organization that is committed to having fun and serving the Marion/Grant County communities as well. We will be celebrating 100 years of service to the area in 2021 and we have proudly worked to make our community a better place to live.

If you are interested in being a part of service to the community, then feel free to message us on our Facebook page or contact President Greg Maynard at 765-667-4526, Vice President Scott Smith at 765-480-6312 or Treasurer Dave Bates at 765-660-1469.

Marion Senior Center


Oct. 7: 9 a.m. dominoes, 10:15 a.m. exercise, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12:15 a.m. bingo ($1)

Oct. 8: 9 a.m. dominoes, 10 a.m. sing along, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. euchre ($1),

Ship Counselor (call for appointment)

Oct. 9: 9 a.m. dominoes,11 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. brain aerobics, 12:15 p.m. art class

Oct. 10: 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling, 10 a.m. blood pressure, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. bingo ($1)

Oct. 11: 9 a.m. open studio, 11 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. euchre ($1)

Activity Results

Euchre Sept. 24: Francis Wildoner, first; Lana Mauldon, second; Karen Wright, third; Marilyn Marley, fourth; Joy Miller, most lones

Euchre Sept. 27: Janie Morris, first; Sharon Jacks, second; Claudette Casey and Ralph Marley, third; Wilma Elliott, fourth; JoAnn Bolke and Bess Birkla, most lones

Bingo Sept. 25: Margaret Gregg, Barbara Hobbs, Penny Timmons, Pat Kearney, Mary Weesner, Phyllis Springer, Charles Sloderbeck, Larry Miller, Ann Jones, Don and Kathy Long, Terry and Sandy McCarty.

Caller: Phyllis Springer; assistant: Margaret Gregg; cover all: Sandy McCarty, Carol Brown and Ginny Lowe.

Bingo Sept. 19: Pat Kearney, Margaret Gregg, Marcy Boone, Charles Sloderbeck, Barbara Brown, Mary Burnett, Ann Jones, Jewell Spencer, Don and Kathy Long, Carol Brown, Nancy Smith, Terry and Sandy McCarty.

Caller: Phyllis Springer; assistant: Margaret Gregg; cover all: Pat Kearney.

Bingo Sept. 30: Margaret Gregg, Penny Timmons, Bill Pearson, MaryAnn and Larry Miller, Don and Kathy Long, Terry and Sandy McCarty, Carol Brown, Mary Burnett, Nancy Smith.

Caller: Phyllis Springer; assistant: Margaret Gregg; cover all: Jewell Spencer and Ginny Lowe.

Wii bowling Sept. 19: Whitefeather, 204

Suite Living

One day last week we all returned to the ’50s, the days of Sputnik, Castro’s seizing Cuba from Batista, Khrushchev as well as Jonas Salk’s development of the polio vaccine, just to name a few. We also remembered Alfred Hitchcock, The Untouchables (everyone loved Robert Stack) and the passing of James Dean. Wilma Brookshire was one of his classmates. Of course we had to have tenderloins, fries and milkshakes at lunch.

Then there’s the music. Rock Around the Clock, Jailhouse Rock, Mack the Knife, Tom Dooley and Que Sera Sera. Now, back to the present. Much to Oakley Oakerson’s delight, we got in another few rounds of balloon badminton. The general store had a steady stream of shoppers doing what they love to do. We’re up to 168 autumn-related terms in our ABC Game and got as far as the letter M. In our Farkle game, Suky Lazard came in first-first, but SLChris came in first-second, thereby thrashing Suky’s victory. No one can say that SLChris isn’t competitive.

We also had wellness day, crafts with Myna, story time with Kat and our daily morning prayers and exercise. Doesn’t leave much time left to get into any real mischief. Oh, and bingo. Winners included Robecca Maynard, Pat Stonerock, Wilma Brookshire, Suky Lazard, Dolores Cranor, Martha Rice, Rosemary Eastes, Sue Hostetter, Vivian Anderson, Jean Schaus, Leona Ruch, Elaine Luthy, Martha Purdom, Oakley Oakerson and Dorothy Huston. Though we like to time travel, we really enjoy living in the present moment and we hope you do too.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The General Francis Marion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 28, 2019 at the Marion Public Library. Eleven members and one guest attended. Past Regent Patricia Walters officiated in the absence of Regent Ruthann Sumpter. Ms. Walters led the DAR ritual with Chaplain June Powers and members responding. The Pledge of Allegiance, The America’s Creed, the Indiana Flag Salute and singing of the National Anthem followed.

Business meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. Installation of officers for 2019-2020 was rescheduled for the Oct. 19 meeting. New members Barbara Jones and Melody Clark were introduced. Mrs. Clark is transfer from the Kokomo chapter. Katelyn Jackson was welcomed as guest.

President General Report: Linda Kuester read from Denise Van Buren’s August message regarding her recent election as 45th DAR President General and her 15 years as editor in chief of American Spirit magazine.

National Defense Report: Mary Ann McDonald discussed military pay and the facts affecting the pay scale. Secretary: Minutes of the April 27 meeting were distributed to members for review. No additions or corrections elicited. Stand as read.

Report of officers: Treasurer Karen Stouffer reports 59 dues paying members of General Francis Marion Chapter. Historian Sue Suever presented information about Cora Ledbetter Priest. Mrs. Priest joined the chapter in 1928 and served as local regent and state treasurer and chaplain. She served as state chairman of the Ellis Island Committee, giving assistance to immigrants during their detention on the island. She was born in 1879 and lived over 100 years.

Native American Minute: Karen Stouffer discussed the legend of “Hanging Rock” in Lagro. Special Committees: Membership: Sue Suever reported on progress of potential members. Service to America: Regent Walters urged reporting of volunteer hours. Women’s Issues: Sue Suever discussed suicide prevention awareness month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people 14-39 years of age.

Service to Veterans: Linda Kuester reported on first VA car show on Sept. 14. She attended as DAR representative for eight hours service. GFM Chapter has received a “thank you” letter from the VA for its donation of magazines, books, papers and Bibles. A letter of appreciation was received from the Tucson, Arizona VA for donation of postcards for their stamp club. In celebration of the birthday of the Air Force, she set up refreshments and display at the VA for four hours service.

Unfinished business: Constitution week was September 17-23. Regent Ruthann Sumpter, Sue Suever and Linda Kuester attended ceremony in Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh’s office to accept a proclamation naming Sept. 17 as DAR Day and the 17-23 as Constitution week. A picture was published in the News Herald.

A Letter to the Editor from GFM to the Chronicle-Tribune supporting the Constitution and outlining the DAR’s part in establishing the week in 1956 was submitted and printed.

Referred from the Executive meeting: Magnetic signs for use on cars in parades can be purchased for $16. Motion made by Linda Kuester, was seconded and approved by voice vote.

Bottle caps: Linda Kuester reports the 400 pounds of plastic caps have been collected for bench and are ready for transport to Evansville. Motion made by Karen Stouffer to pay $100 from chapter funds to submit with caps, seconded and approved by voice vote.

New business: Fall Forum is Oct. 26. Registration form in Indiana DAR Fall Newsletter. Due by Oct. 8. Stand Down: Oct. 4 at YMCA, DAR table set up at 8:30 a.m. Vets attend for education, gifts and food. Karen Stouffer has knit 103 caps for giveaway. Thank you to hostess Barbara Murray for refreshments today.

Program: Remembering 9/11 by Linda Kuester. The program opened with a Bible verse on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack. Mrs. Kuester related her visits to D.C., New York and Pennsylvania. She described her most recent trip to the Pennsylvania site with the learning center, the wall of names, the field when the plane crashed at 500 miles per hour and the proposed Tower of Voices. The tower will be 93 feet tall and filled with wind chimes, one for each victim. She answered questions, showed pictures and closed the program with prayer.

Meeting closed at 3:45 p.m. Next meeting is Oct. 19 at the Marion Public Library. Program by Doris Sutton on her trip to the DAR Continental Congress. Membership in the DAR is open to all women over the age of 18 who can prove descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

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