Delta Theta Tau philanthropic sorority is having its annual geranium sale through the end of April. Hanging baskets, patio plants and single plants are available. The money collected is used to help children in Kosciusko County. Anyone interested in purchasing a geranium may call 574-269-1490 or 574-453-3980.
Delta Theta Tau philanthropic sorority is having its annual geranium sale through the end of April. Hanging baskets, patio plants and single plants are available. The money collected is used to help children in Kosciusko County. Anyone interested in purchasing a geranium may call 574-269-1490 or 574-453-3980.
Winona Literary Club

The Winona Literary Club met April 3 at the Robin Hood Community Center with 24 members.

Guest speaker was Debbie Sutton, director of the Marcel Fund Ministries Life, Love & Hope in the Ukraine. This fund ministers to the elderly in this country that does not take care of them.

President Paula Ibach opened the meeting with prayer and Jean Cahill led in the collect. Guests were introduced. Minutes were read by the secretary, Mary Ann Cobb, and the financial report was given by Frances Duke.

Ibach closed with prayer, and refreshments were served.

Reservations will be taken for the spring luncheon at the next two meetings, Wednesday and May 1.

Salvation Army Women‘s Auxiliary

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is getting ready for its annual Homemade Soup, Pie and Beverage Lunch. The lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Center Lake Pavilion.

Cost for the lunch is $7; patrons may add a pulled pork sandwich for $3. Carryouts will be available. A bake sale is also planned.

Forty members were present at the March 25 meeting. Ken Locke talked about the work being done with the families in the Pathway of Hope program and the families that are helped with the Choice Pantry. Many people have been equipped with work shoes and clothing to get them secured in the workforce.

The Kid's Club program on Tuesday evenings is going well and many badges are being completed. Children are encouraged to attend. A well-balanced dinner is furnished, and youth work on projects with Grace College students. It is free to all children. Call the Salvation Army Office at 574-267-5361 for more information.

Nuts are still available at the office.

The Women’s Auxiliary meets at 9:30 a.m. the last Monday of the month at the Salvation Army building on Arthur Street. For more information call the office.  Interested women are welcome any time.

The April 22 meeting will be the annual spring luncheon. It will start at 11 a.m. with a short meeting, followed by a carry-in lunch.

Senior Prime Enrichment Center

NORTH WEBSTER – Results of Bridge at the Senior Prime Enrichment Center in North Webster:

On Tuesday, Andy Overmyer was first and Mike Wyrick was second.

On Thursday, Jerry Hetrick was first and Mike Wyrick was second.

Frances Slocum Chapter, DAR

NORTH MANCHESTER – The monthly meeting of the Frances Slocum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) took place Tuesday at the North Manchester Center for History.

Guests were Kathleen Nave, South Whitley; Pat King, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Elizabeth Moore, Andrews.

The meeting opened with the DAR ritual. Devotions were “You Can Be Happy” from Guideposts 2008. The April president general's message from Ann Turner Dillon was shared by Joyce Joy. The DAR Museum’s quilt exhibit, “A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts” is open. The exhibit explores how women in the 19th century created quilts that reflected their makers’ involvement in the world around them.

The national defender report was on how “Hackers Gain Access to Sensitive Military Data,” given by Nancy Tiger. Over the past 18 months, hackers from other nations have carried out numerous cybersecurity breaches to gain access to Navy data and plans, in what is considered “some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns.” These hackers have infiltrated U.S. Navy contractor networks, prompting the Navy secretary to order a cybersecurity review. Previously stolen data includes that of the highest tech, classified military data from small and large Navy contractors.

The Indian committee minute was about the Fort Wayne City Council’s approval of a resolution establishing July 16 as “Mad” Anthony Wayne Day. The Miami Indian Tribe’s Fort Wayne office finds the resolution has erroneous and inaccurate information.  

The Conservation Minute was “Why We Need the Endangered Species Act.” The Flag Minute was the live television coverage allowing the world to watch Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin raise the American flag on the surface of the moon July 20, 1969.

The program was presented by Barbara Amiss on the North Manchester Dr. Manasseh Cutler Chapter organized in 1939 and disbanded in November 2000.

The next meeting of the Frances Slocum Chapter will be on May 14 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Activity Room, 1241 Wabash Avenue, Wabash. Prospective members and guests are always welcome to attend.

DAR membership is open to any woman 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Those having questions about their family history lineage information may contact or Linda Thompson at 260-563-4661 or Barbara Amiss at 260-982-4376.

Singles Meeting Friends

Singles Meeting Friends is meeting at the upstairs deli at Martin's Super Market again now that the weather has gotten a bit better.

Singles are invited to come and visit and maybe join in a game of cards.

Some in the group plan to attend the Lake Area Players portrayal of "Christ's Passion," which runs through April 20.

Donna and her family enjoyed their trip to California this past week. She shared a few highlights of the trip, even being surprised to stay in a home she had hoped to see that she had watched on a remodeling TV show.

Donna is hard at work helping with the upcoming 30th annual Relay for Life of Kosciusko County. The event is June 8 at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds in Warsaw. All funds raised from this event will be used to support the American Cancer Society's work in prevention, local programs for patients and cancer research.

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The Relay helps represent the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Four Seasons Ladies Bridge

The Four Seasons Ladies Bridge group met Wednesday at Grace Village.

Winners were Dian Cartwright, Nanette Newland and Helen Miller.

Beth Huffer was hostess.

Grace Thursday Bridge

Grace Thursday Bridge met this week with Sharon Tuttle as hostess.

Winners were Elim Smith, Bob Mayer and Nancy Dalton.