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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 5, 2013 - A3 Cimarron Valley HCE e00r00joys Thanksgiving treats By Jane Flint Cimarron Valley OHCE The Nov. 11 meeting of the Cimarron Valley HCE was held at the First Chris- tian Church at 1 p.m. Seven- teen members present. Our hostesses for this month were Jean Mihura and Geraldine Allen. The refreshments followed the Thanksgiving theme with cookies that looked like turkeys. President, Connie Norrie called the meeting to order and led the group in the salute to the flag and also our club song "The More We Get Together." Our "Thought For The Day" titled "Good Laughter Conquers Bad Attitudes." was given by Phyllis Rodman. For our Patrio- tism, Emma Lou Hardin read an essay written by her granddaughter for a school project. The subject was about her brother who served in Iraq. We didn't have any guests, but two birthdays. Happy Birthday was sung to Grace Soutee and Monica Wall. The treasurers report was given by Marolyn McDuff. • The treasurers report was approved. The minutes of the Octo- ber meeting was read by Secretary Jane Flint. They were approved as read. Our Good Cheer Report: Becky Scott got a good report from her doctors• Gift cards were sent to Marolyn McDuff, Mariuse Green, Becky Scott and Ruth Burton. Charlotte Parrack said the "Fancy Nancy" Party at the Library was a big success with 26 attending• Emma Lou reported mailing four boxes to the military. Reports were given by several members of our club who attended the Fall Council Meeting in Still- water• Cimarron Valley HCE was in charge of the decorations. Jane Flint gave the November lesson on "Feed- ing and Attracting Birds." This is a fun activity for all ages. Can be done any- Mutual Improvement Club Meets The Mutual Improve- ment Club met Thursday, November 21, in the home of Joan McDaniel, hostess with LaNell Harris as co- hostess. The meeting was called to order by Fern Downey, Vice-President. The minutes of the October meeting were read and the treasurer's report given. A motion was made by Ann McKnight and seconded by Judy Bartram that the minutes and treasurer's report be accepted. Motion carried• Members attending were Judy Bartram, Fern Downey, Dorothy Fagan, Jo Hyder-Little, Barbara Kirby, Nelda Kirby, Joan McDaniel, Ann McKnight, Judy Moorman, Helen Robey, Judy Spillars, Mar- garet Walker, Darla Woody and our guest speaker Alison Bloyd, Library Director, Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library. Joan, Cares and Concerns Committee chairperson, reported that flowers had been sent to members who were ill and cards sent to members celebrating November birthdays. A P-T Angel request was filled and "joys and concerns" were shared by club members. Members were reminded about the Old Fashioned Country Christmas celebra- tion to the held on Thurs- day, December 12, and the new bridge dedication also to be held in December. Our next meeting will be our Christmas party in the home of Darla Woody. Dates and times were dis- cussed. It was decided that we will gather on Friday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. Darla will prepare the meat and members are asked to bring a side dish Or dessert. Also, members were asked to bring donations that will be given to the Lions Club for their "needy family" projects• Alison Bloyd, our guest speaker, shared with us a brief history of the Thomas-Wilhite Memo- rial Library, the many services offered by the library, programs offered by the library that benefit infants to adults, and the vast collection of materi- als that the library has. She also spoke about the "Friends of the Library" group and the wonderful contributions they have made to the library, and the great staff that works in the library on a daily basis• Also, a Library Trust has been established, with a five member Board of Trustees. This was done after the library received a $25,000 donation. Alison, thank you for a wonderful presentation. CLINIC 321 N. Main in Perkins where, your backyard, local parks and on trips. It is also healthy. It gets you active outside• For our New Business we nominated Phyllis Rodman, Heart of OHCE, Charlotte Parrack, Member; and Monica Wall as Rookie. They will compete with other county OHCE club members on our Achieve- ment Day in January 2014. Charlotte Parrack made the motion we donate $25.00 to the First Christian Church for the use of their fellow- ship hall for our November meeting• Grace seconded. Our December meeting will be our Christmas Party scheduled for Dec. 9 at noon. We will reveal our secret pals we had this past year. The motion was made for each member bring a new toy in the $10-$20 range for the Neighborhood Ministry to the First United Methodist Church to this meeting. Motion carried. We would like to extend an invitation to you ladies that have nothing to do Dec.9 at 12:00 noon to come by and have snacks with us. We will be at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 E. Kirk Ave. Perkins. Keystone Food Service Donates T-Shirts for Coyle Home Opener Coyle High School has a new place to call "home" and will be counting on its fans and supporters to provide some school spirit for the boys' and girls' basketball teams in the 2013-14 season. A new gymnasium will serve as the host site for Coyle's basketball teams starting in December, and the crowds are expected to be full of spirit in support of the home team. Among their big- gest supporters this season is the district's food service pro- vider, Keystone Food Service, who is donating 500 t-shirts for the benefit of the school's basketball programs. "As excited as we were to become a part of the Coyle family two years ago, we are even more excited about the opportunity to take an even more active role with the basketball teams this season," Brett Feeback, co-owner of Keystone Food Service, said. "The kids here are great, and we want to show our appreci- ation for the enthusiasm they have shown for the food we prepare for them each day." Keystone, which began serving the district in 2011, focuses on providing freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options for the students it serves. The company has a licensed nutritionist on staff and years of experience working on school lunch programs. "We get so excited when The shirts were placed on our kids are doing well in and each seat prior to the home outofthe classroom and we opener against Mulhall- wanted to be able to con- Orlando on Dec. 3. tribute to the school spirit," The boys were the Class Keystone co-owner Josh B runner-uplast season with Sanders said. "Knowing a 20-4 record that included that students will be wear- a split against Mulhall- ing t-shirts we provided will Orlando. The girls finished be a constant reminder that 14-9 last season and beat we are a part of something Mulhall-Orlando in their special." only game. Perkins VFW Hosts Potluck The Perkins VFW invites you to a Christmas Potluck Dinner, Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Either bring a dish or a donation for your meal. Santa will be stopping by around 7 p.m. to visit with all the children. There will also be a silent auction. VFW members are accepting donations for the auction and items may be dropped off at the VFW post any time before Dec. 12. For more information contact Brandi at (405) 547-2102. The Perkins VFW is located at 801 S. Sadler Rd. Help Make Christmas A Little Brighter The Perkins Lions Club is accepting monetary donations to assist with their annual Christmas giving program. Every year Lions members prepare and deliver Christmas boxes to Perkins area families that might not otherwise have a Merry Christmas. The boxes contain new toys or clothes for children in the family, as well as a turkey or ham and all the ingredients necessary for a Christmas meal. If you would like to help make Christmas a little brighter for several families in the community, contact Lynn Kinder at Payne County Bank by calling (405) 547-2436. Donations may also be mailed to: Perkins Lions Christ- mas Drive, PO Box 579, Perkins, OK 74059• cain (,ms) 612-7304 for appoi M You need it. We have it. If you need a consumer, commercial or real estate loan, we're ready to lend you money! We have money to lend, SNB 830 N. 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