Ashland Boosters 4-H Club

The Ashland Boosters club members met on July 7 for their monthly club meeting. The club gathered early to have a pizza dinner provided by the Parker Family with cookies for dessert. President Hannah Rosario called the monthly meeting to order. Ancel Classen led the club in the 4-H pledge and flag salute. Role call was answered by, “What projects are you entering in the fair?” There were 15 members, four leaders, six parents and one guest present. The program for this meeting was the annual club tour where members shared their fair projects for the upcoming Riley County Fair. As part of the tour the club visited the barn of Kate Bormann, where she shared about her horses and calves.

Ashland FCE

Vice President Christy O’Neal called to order the Ashland FCE. Ten members and one guest were present. Carol Mortimer presented the programc “Choosing Wisely for Health and Wealth.” She discussed healthy food choices, how to use food labels to make better purchasing decisions and led the group in simple physical exercises that can be done at home without equipment.

The meeting hostesses were Donna Cederberg and Deanna Selby, who provided refreshments. The next meeting will be the summer potluck at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Ashland Community Center. Chanae Parker will be the speaker, sharing her experiences with the 4-H Washington Focus trip.

Kansas Quality Woodworkers Association

The July meeting of the Kansas Quality Woodworkers Association was at the Golden Honey Warehouse. President Nick Knicklebine opened the meeting with 21 members and guests in attendance. The group discussed the new audio demo and the picnic in September.

For show and tell, Dave Suhling showed a wooden model of a tractor, a ruler and an indexer.

For the program, Jim Girard explained his wood carvings and a cottonwood bark carving. He showed many different sizes of trees made out of basswood. He told about the painting and the use of Snow-Tex. He also explained the knives he uses.

For the August meeting the club will make more wooden toys. For more information about the club, call 785-539-8073.

Manhattan

Duplicate Bridge

Elizabeth Jankord and Sharon Kriss had a 78 percent game at the weekly Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Club game July 8. Jerry Sloan and Tom Shields were second, and Linda Schottler and Katha Hurt were third. Katie Philp and Kathleen Oldfather tied for fourth with Robin Spencer and Debbie Fair, and were first in flight B. Larry Lord and Sherry Downey were second in flight B. Next week the club will hold a North American Pairs game.

Linda Schottler and Judy Hildreth won the North American Pairs game July 15. Robin Spencer and Tom Shields were second, Elizabeth Jankord and Dianne Childs were third, and Georgia Reynolds and Nancy Gugler were fourth. All players qualified to play in the unit finals of the pairs game. The club meets each Monday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors Center and invites all bridge players.

All bridge players are invited to come and play. For partnerships, call Kathleen at 785-477-0898.

Manhattan Rotary Club

Club president Mike Dodson reminded members of events: meet with Mandela Fellows at Robbin Cole’s and Rotary on Tap at Liquid Arts on July 25. Wade Greif and Carol Oukrop were greeters. Member Darrell Brensing, while in Colorado, fell and is in the hospital; the club will send a greeting card. Recognition was given to Steven Graham for attaining Paul Harris Fellow +3, and to Vern Henricks for Paul Harris Fellow +2. Steven Graham and John Armbrust introduced new member Jason Smith, the new CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Steven Graham introduced Judy Davis, director of the Crisis Center that serves Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, and Riley counties. The center provides 24-hour hotlines and 24-hour crisis intervention for domestic abuse and sexual assault intervention, and partners with Riley County and some other police departments on such calls. Last year the center received 2,513 such calls and a total of more 8,000 calls related to such incidents.

In honor of the speaker, the book Changing Gears by Merci Suarez will be given to Lee Elementary School. Cup money is for the YES Fund. Therese Miller received the Holiday Inn Appreciation. The club meets Thursdays at noon at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Visitors are always welcome.

Solar Kiwanis

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club met at noon on July 8 at the Little Apple Brewing Company with 19 members, two visitors and one prospective member present. The prospective member was Suzanne Ryan-Numrich and the guest was Penny Senften, guest of Naci Say Pelis. Jerry Rosine led the song “America,” Fred Freeby led the pledge to the flag of the United States of America, and Ron Jackson gave the invocation.

The middle school girls’ softball named the Royals won their game against Fort Riley. The Solar club attended the game and gave the girls and their families an ice cream feed. The Solarians who attended were Ackley, Denning, Jackson, Sargent, Schlender, Prawl, L. Williams (and his wife, Ruth), R. Williams, and V. Williams. The new member recruitment team that won the prize was Charlie Sargent’s team.

Naci Say Pelis introduced the speaker for the day, Penny Sentfen, the executive director of the Manhattan Arts Center. She reported on the growth and spread of the variety of services of the Manhattan Arts Center.

The program for July 22 will be introduced by Pat Pesci and will be Warren White of the KSU College of Education. He will speak on the Excell Program.

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis meets every monday at noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

VFW Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the VFW Post 1786 Auxiliary was held at Marilyn Gleue’s home July 15. President Jan Woodyard opened the meeting at 6:10 p.m. with the ritual and flag salute. Roll call was answered by six of seven officers. The quarterly audit was performed prior to the meeting.

Barb Smith motioned that the group accept the application for membership for Terry Sutton. Treasurer Pat Patterson will order membership pins, ritual books, and a cloth to place under the Bible.

The Post will provide free dinner July 28 at the post home, 1231 Poyntz Ave., starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending when food runs out. Desserts are needed.

For more information on any of the above events, contact vfw1786aux@gmail.com or visit the group’s Facebook page.

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