Friends & Family

Area Seniors

EAST LIVERPOOL — A meeting of the Area Seniors was held on Nov. 30, with 15 members present. President Jean Tomlison opened the meeting by welcoming everyone, and requesting a Bible reading from Margaret Brown. Prayers, pledges, and singing followed.

Due to the absence of Secretary Diane Carnegie, former Secretary, JoAnn Fickes, checked the attendance of officers, and read the minutes of the Nov. 2 meeting. The minutes were approved and will stand as read.

Treasurer Gail Grimm brought us up to date on club funds of the last two weeks. Two checks were written, one for materials and one for setting up the chairs. No new bills were submitted today. The report was approved and will stand for audit.

Club Supervisor Martha Baxter took a vote to see what we would have for Christmas dinner. The choices will be ham or pork chops, baked potato, creamed limas or green beans, tossed salad, coconut or lemon pie. The dinner will be held at noon Dec. 14. You must have dinner paid for by Dec. 7. Members pay half and the club pays the rest.

The 50/50 was won by Betty Ward. Grimm read some jokes from the book “Old Jokes for Old Folks”.

Next meeting will be Dec. 7. Bring a sack lunch. Motions to adjourn by Brown and Jana Lawrence. Members sang “The Evening Prayer”, and the closing prayer was by Brown. The meeting closed for bingo and games.

New Century

EAST LIVERPOOL — The November meeting of the New Century Club was held at Adrian’s Restaurant. Gay Ann Mossman and Linda Henderson served as hostesses. Thanksgiving was the theme for table decorations. The centerpiece was a Lenox cornucopia with matching candlesticks set on top of glittered fall leaves. Small pumpkins served as favors for each member and dessert was cookies decorated as pumpkins or turkeys.

The business meeting was conducted by Mrs. Beverly Smith, President. The treasurer’s report and minutes from the previous meeting were accepted as read. Members voted to send the annual Christmas donation to the FISH organization of East Liverpool. Get Well cards were signed to be sent to members who were ill and could not attend the meeting.

In keeping with this year’s program theme of First Ladies, Mrs. Carol Walton presented a program on Florence Harding, who wa, the wife of President Warren Harding from Ohio. She served as First Lady from 1921-1923. An accomplished woman in her own right, she was a classical pianist that had studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and an astute business woman. She was the first First Lady that was able to vote for her husband for President. She was very involved in White House politics and even conducted press conferences.

The club’s next regular meeting will be held Jan. 20, 2018.

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