Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club


The Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club of Jackson County met Aug. 22 at the home of Ruth Bateman.

President Ruby Niccum called the meeting to order with the pledge to the American flag and the club creed.

Eleven members and guest Sandy Waltz responded to roll call by sharing of a recent trip or experience. Charlotte Lovegrove led the group in prayer.

Niccum shared a thought for the day entitled, “How cool is it that the same God who created mountains, oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too.”

Song leader Shirley Sears led the group in singing a special version of “Jesus Loves Me.”

Both the secretary and treasurer’s reports were given and approved.

Niccum informed the group of the Bedford District meeting Sept. 14 in Corydon. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and lunch will cost $8.50.

Niccum told of a need for children in CASA. A book plus a toy for one child costs $19.98 or $27 will provide for two children. Bateman made a motion that the club donate $27 for two children. Lovegrove seconded the motion, and the motion was carried.

Niccum said the annual scholarship and bake sale is the first Saturday in November and that she is in charge this year and will be looking for lots of help from club members.

Niccum, filling in for the devotional leader, used John 4:35-38 as a basis for the devotional: Open your eyes and look at the fields. They are ripe for harvest.

Continuing education leader Louise Cox gave an informative lesson on Labor Day. The holiday came about because of deplorable conditions for adults and especially children in industries and coal mines.

Cox asked the question, “When did Labor Day become a national holiday?” The answer was 1894 under President Grover Cleveland. She also asked, “Can you wear white after Labor Day?” The answer was yes. A few years ago, the answer would have been no. She also read “Labor Day” by Nancy Hughes.

Citizenship leader Martha McIntire discussed the pros and cons of immigration laws. She closed by reciting from memory the inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Information for the September meeting will be forthcoming, and the meeting was adjourned.

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