Beta Sigma Phi chapter Xi Beta Upsilon
Beta Sigma Phi chapter Xi Beta Upsilon met twice in the month of March. The first meeting was held March 2 at the home of Beverly Wilkerson. Bev served a buffet which included frittatas, spinach salad, a large variety of cheeses and crackers, fruit and dip and Key Lime pie. Cindy Dick hosted the March 16 meeting at which time the chapter enjoyed a St Patrick’s Day baked potato bar, complete with a large selection of toppings, salads, fruit and veggies with dips, Charlotte Edwards’s chocolate coated puffed corn and Jennie Cochran’s famous dessert crackers. Dick baked and decorated a birthday cake in honor of Beverly Wilkerson’s birthday.
Programming for the month included a presentation by Beverly Wilkerson on items being constructed by the Pettis County Catholic Community and donated to local nursing homes. These include clothing protectors (bibs), constructed from buttoned shirts, busy blankets for memory impaired individuals and walker bags. Several members of this chapter participate in this effort. All of the materials and labor are 100 percent volunteered.
A presentation of Pam Lindstrom’s trip to Ireland was an interesting conclusion to the St Patrick’s Day meeting.
Service projects for the month included another food collection for a local family and ongoing preparations for participation in the Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 10.
Social activities include a day trip on Saturday April 8 to Kansas City Bottoms. Founder’s Day will be held on April 27 at the Sedalia Country Club.
New officers were elected for the coming year and will be installed in May. The next meeting will be held on April 6 at the home of Janie Utlaut.
Daughters of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 310 met March 13, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Regent Linda Hoffmann called the meeting to order and roll call was taken. Minutes were read and approved and report of the treasurer and reading of the bills were given. Connie Thompson, chairperson of Membership committee discussed the Salad Supper and Membership night to be held April 10. The members signed up for giving talks at the masses on April 1 and 2 and will pass out brochures and invitations for the salad supper. Regent Linda Hoffmann thanked Dorothy Staus and Shelly Krueger for helping with the refreshments for the evening. Mary Jo Ballenger reported that the next Community Café will be April 4, and sent around the sign- up sheet to work and provide food.
Under Unfinished business, Ann Dove sent around sheet to sign- up to work the Fish Fry on April 7. The members are asked to bring cakes, pies, or other desserts for the meal. Items for the bake sale are also needed.
Regent Linda Hoffmann sent around a sheet for the Lenten soup supper to be hosted at 6 p.m. March 27. Members signed up to bring soup, bread, and veggies.
Under New business, April 10 will be the Membership Night. Members are asked to bring a salad and a prospective new member. Mary Bahner’s committee will set up.
Theresa Rider sent around a sign- up sheet for the RICA Breakfast on April 15. All food and help need to be at the Sacred Heart cafeteria that morning by 7:30 a.m.
Rosemary Rundlett spoke to our circle about the Waters of Grace. They will hold their first annual rummage sale, silent auction, and hotdog lunch event on May 6 at the Liberty Life Center. She thanked the members for the items donated.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 10. The Social Committee will be Pauline Mattingly, Joyce Wiltz, Betty Jo Shafer and chair Mary Bahner.
Grow and Glow Club
The first day of Spring, March 20, five Grow and Glow Club FGCM members met at the Grow and Glow Roadside Park in Tipton to begin preparing the park for spring. The following day at 10 am the park was busy as the membership arrived for the scheduled March work day, bringing gardening tools, as well as rocks to edge flower beds. Dorothy Collett, experienced gardener and program leader, presented a tutorial on “Building a Retaining Wall of Native Rocks,” for the club’s Plant it Pink Garden. The members cleared the flower beds of winter debris, and spread mulch to retard weeds and give an attractive, finished appearance.
The group met for lunch at the El Pueblo Restaurant nearby. Twila Garber, club chaplain, gave the blessing for the food.
Club President Kendra Johnson, led the business meeting. The Roll Call was answered by sixteen members, each telling about their favorite gardening tool.
The Blue Star Memorial garden in Versailles was discussed. Peggy Moon and a helper plan to do some spring cleanup there. Kathy Coffman related that the addition of a wheelchair accessible sidewalk would be helpful to the site.
Collett was moved from an alternate to a delegate for the State Convention FGCM in May.
Arlene Stayton, Linda Dahl, and Collett will construct a standing poster for the Spring District Meeting FGCM at Fulton, May 11. Barbara Harrison volunteered to contact Lynn Robinson to determine an item to purchase for the gardening cart fundraiser at the Spring District Meeting FGCM. Dahl will purchase the item for the club to donate.
Coffman announced that she has received the license for the club fundraiser, May 6.
JoAnn Collier reported that the Lewis and Mable Smith Scholarship committee has received the scholarship applications for consideration for the 2017, one thousand dollar scholarship.
Johnson will email the group when the Conservation trees arrive in April. She expressed appreciation to all the people that worked so hard at the roadside park, and to Willene Kasper for providing bottled water for the workers. Dahl and Linda Reid were hostesses for the event.
The April meeting will be a road trip to visit area greenhouses, followed by lunch. Cynthia Brodersen will be responsible for the Price James Memorial Library flower arrangement.
West Central Beekeeping Association
The West Central Beekeeping Association met at 6:30 p.m. March 8, in Room 148 of the Yeater Learning Center at State Fair Community College. Forty-five people attended.
The program topic was Integrated Pest Management with three members presenting. Bruce Bird gave a presentation about managing small hive beetles. Brad Hughes commented on his experience with small hive beetles and provided a handout on the topic. Gerald Evans talked about methods of treating verroa mites. Members provided additional information on integrated pest management based on their experience.
Ted Stanfield conducted a question and answer session of honey bee facts. Prizes were given to those who answered correctly, including Chuck Mattingly, Goldie Fisher, Addison Hughes, and Philip Sherman.
Rick Messenger, President, called the business meeting to order at 7:25 p.m.
Bill George gave a report on the Missouri State Spring Learning Session which he attended.
Upcoming educational opportunities were announced.
1. Heartland Beekeeping Partnership, A Day with Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia, at Powell Gardens from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4. Registration is due by May 26.
2. Bees Alive Club, Second Annual Bee Day Workshop, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Nixa. Preregistration by May 26. Speaker will be Grant Gillard.
Shirley Evans, Secretary, read the minutes of February 8, 2017. They were approved.
Anna Conroy, Treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report with a checkbook balance as of February 17 of $1,035.78. The report was filed for audit.
Rick Messenger announced that committee members are as follows: Bylaws—Anna Conroy, Shirley Evans and Bruce Bird; Library—Bruce Bird, Gerald Evans, and Philip Sherman; Social—Anna Conroy and Rick Messenger; Master Pollinator Steward Program—Mike Conroy.
Additional committee members are needed for the social committee.
Sedalia Duplicate Bridge Club
The Sedalia Duplicate Bridge Club met March 23 at the Sedalia Senior Center. Charles Peterson and Ruth Ann Heinzler, of Marshall, came in first with an outstanding score of 70.83 percent. The team of Richard Dimond, of Warsaw, and Harry Satterwhite, of Sedalia, came in a close second with another outstanding score of 70.14 percent. Georgann DeMoss and Bernadette Cleary, both of Marshall, placed third and David and Carolyn Diehm also of Marshall placed fourth.
The a Sedalia Duplicate Bridge Club met March 30 at the Sedalia Senior Center. The results were as follows: first place, Richard Dimond, of Warsaw, and Harry Satterwhite, of Sedalia; second place, Charles Peterson and Ruth Ann Heinzler, both of Marshall; third place Russell Evans and Peggy Kantz, both of Warrensburg; fourth place, Bernadette Cleary and Shirley Meuschke, both of Marshall.
The Sedalia Duplicate Bridge Club met April 6 at the Sedalia Senior Center with the following results: first p[lace, Susan Dietz and Shirley Meuschke, both of Marshall;
second place Ruth Ann Heinzler and Charles Peterson, both of Marshall; third place, Georgann DeMoss and Bernadette Cleary, both of Marshall; fourth place, Richard Dimond, of Warsaw, and Harry Satterwhite, of Sedalia.