Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club meets

Ten members of Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club met June 25 at the home of Ruth Bateman.

Robin Dykstra with the Indiana Department of Child Services was the guest speaker and discussed the steps required before a child can be removed from their home. The hotline to report abuse or neglect is 800-800-5556. She said agents cannot carry a weapon and have to leave the property if told to do so. They must interview every person associated with the child, and they must have evidence for all claims. 

Dykstra said DCS currently has 130 cases in Jackson County.

Judy Carter used Psalm 119 and the flamingo for her devotional.

The minutes and the treasurer’s report were presented and approved.

President Ruby Niccum reported on the June 10 council meeting. She said there are 12 clubs in Jackson County with 115 members total. One club has only one member.

Niccum showed a new Indiana Extension Homemakers Association pamphlet.

Rhonda Kidwell, continuing education leader, gave a program on Flag Day on June 14. She stated it was first adopted in 1770 by the U.S. Army; however, Flag Day is not a federal holiday. The color red represents blood, white is for purity and blue is for a new constellation.

The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. July 23 at Dairy Queen in Brownstown for breakfast and then on to the county fair.