Seniors

Friendly Homemakers Visit Kretzer’s In June

The Friendly Homemakers unit members met on June 1, 2017 at Kretzer’s in Hoyleton. Eleven members answered to roll call by telling, “What is your clutter problem?” Members took turns reading about the lesson: Simplify Your Life By De-Cluttering. There was discussion about our free month outing and a decision was to go to Roemer

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Friendly Homemakers Visit Roemer Topf

FROM LEFT, BACK ROW, Laverne Thorson, Fern Turpin, Eunice Witte, Lorraine Haake, Ann Schnitker, Marilyn Suedmeyer and Doris Meier. FRONT ROW, Janice Nierman, Norma Tucker, Gerri Schnitker, and Gerri Twenhafel. The Washington County Association for Home and Community Education Program has a regular monthly unit meetings except for July and August (designated as a free

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Lamplighters Tour Centralia Carillon

A group of HCE members, friends, and family had a guided tour of Centralia Carillon for their August outing. Roy Kroezen, a carillonist, pictured standing at the back gave a special concert for those on the tour. A few adventurous souls climbed the 160 foot tower. Following the tour the group enjoyed lunch at Jade.

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U Of I Extension Sponsoring Kentucky Day Trip September 27

U Of I Extension Sponsoring KY Day Trip Sept. 27 There will be a day trip to Kentucky on September 27, sponsored by the Washington County Extension Center. The day’s trip will include stops at the National Quilt Museum, the chocolate factory, and Patty’s 1880s Settlement. The cost is $83, which is all-inclusive. The deadline

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NARFE Chapter #688 Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter #688 will meet at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. All Federal Employees are invited to our meeting whether you are a member of NARFE or not. For information, contact the NARFE Service Center at Scott Air Force Base

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Willow Branch HCE July Meeting

The Willow Branch HCE met for lunch and a meeting at The China Inn. Helen Marcks presided at the meeting. An interesting lesson on scams, identity theft, and credit reports was given by Ella York assistant Attorney General, Carbondale office. Plans for the get-together for the month of August where discussion Recipes for the International

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Lamplighters HCE July Meeting

Janet Wisely and Barbara Behrman hosted the July Lamplighters meeting in the Oakdale Town Hall. Myrene Alfeldt read a letter from Nancy Russell requesting workers for the HCE booth at the Fall Festival. Lamplighters will be going to tour and enjoy a concert at the Centralia Carillon on Wednesday, August 9th. Those planning to attend

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HCE Makes Donation For Hand Rail At NCHS Fields

ABOVE, Linda Kemper and Sue Mueller presenting the check to the NCHS Girls Softball Team, with Coach Shaun Renth. BOTTOM, the stairway with railing. Washington County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) were happy to make a contribution towards the hand rail recently installed by the new steps at the Girls Softball field behind

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Washington County Hospital Honors Women’s Auxiliary

            Washington County Hospital Women’s Auxiliary members.     Washington County Hospital and Medical Group hosted an annual luncheon that honored the WCH Women’s Auxiliary members for their dedication and service to the hospital.     Thirty-six members were present for the luncheon.     Nancy Newby, CEO presented each member with a small gift. WCH

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Lamplighters HCE Meets For May At Oakdale Townhall

Betty Renken hosted the May meeting of Lamplighters HCE at the Oakdale Town Hall. Members answered roll call by telling their first sign of aging. Myrene Alfeldt gave the lesson, “I’m Positive I’m Aging”. The lesson’s main focus was to have a positive outlook on aging. Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The longer I live, the

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