Al-Anon to meet Monday

Al-Anon will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday at 216 S. Main St., McPherson. Call 785-826-1743 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery to meet

Celebrate Recovery will meet Tuesday evening at Countryside Covenant Church, 940 E. Northview, McPherson. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and a meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Come for help with all life’s hurts, hangups and habits.

PEO Sisterhood met Jan. 19

Chapter AY of the P.E.O. Sisterhood met for a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the home of Jerri Wall Yeargan. Co-hostesses were Cindy Griggs, Dee Fiedler and Carolyn Mathis.

Lori Havens presided at the business meeting with 19 members present. Jerri Wall Yeargan presented the program celebrating P.E.O.’s seven founders, Mary Allen, Ella Stewart, Alice Bird, Hattie Briggs, Franc Roads, Alice Virginia Coffin and Suela Pearson. The program told how they all had similar backgrounds and gave a thumbnail sketch of each girl.

Jerri ended the program with a story about the founding of P.E.O., entitled, “Starlight Fantasy.” P.E.O. was founded on Jan. 21, 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. P.E.O. has chapters in all 50 states, District of Columbia and in six Canadian provinces.

The next meeting of Chapter AY will be Feb. 16 at noon at the Veranda Clubhouse.

Happy Homemakers FCE met Jan. 23

Twelve members of the Happy Homemakers FCE met Jan. 23 at the Extension Meeting Room, with Jean Rowland serving as hostess and Fran Stucky as co-hostess.

The 2017 officers are Linda Ediger, president; Jean Rowland, vice-president; Donna Smith, secretary; Jean Cooper, treasurer and Wanda Waggoner, public relations chairman.

Outgoing president, Fran Stucky, led the installation ceremony.

The meeting was devoted to planning the year’s agenda with members dividing into their assigned committees to establish their goals for the year.

The lesson, “Woman to Woman,” to be given in February, has been selected for expanding into the year’s Educational Program.

The McPherson County FCE Council will award a $500 college scholarship to a county student, with the due date for the application being April 1.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 27 at the Extension Meeting Room with Karen Spoon serving as hostess.

First Friday Book Club to meet

The First Friday Book Club will begin its 2017 season discussing Fannie Flagg's book "Welcome to the World Baby Girl" on Feb. 3. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the first Fridays of February through December at the library meeting room.

The book club has a 20 year history and is open to all who love reading. The year's schedule is available. All of the books are in the McPherson library. For more information call Pam at 620-242-7675 or Xan at 620-241-8390.

Live Wires- Empire Best 4H met Jan. 22

The Live Wires-Empire Best 4H club held its meeting at the Galva Community Room on Jan 22. The meeting was called to order by President Reed Wiens. The Flag Salute and 4H Pledge were then given. Roll Call was answered by “What do you like best about Kansas?” There were 17 members, five leaders and eight guests present at the meeting.

Communications were then read. Pastor Sharlan Graber of the United Methodist Church of Canton thanked the club for caroling at her house and for the Christmas ornament.

Sage Toews gave the treasurer’s report. Reed Wiens discussed the happenings of the council meeting last month. Bren Kruse announced the birthdays for January: Isom Marston, Jase Beltz and Blain Smith. All member then stood up and announced what they have done during the last month for 4-H.

Loaves and Fishes was discussed, and this year it will be Feb. 12 at the 4-H Building in McPherson. Each member needs to sign up for a desert for the meal. The group will have a joint meeting with the Country Cousins on that day. Lane McMannis gave the program about 4-H report books and pin applications.

Reed Wiens talked about his 4-H Conference he attended last weekend, and Breck Smith gave a demonstration on leather tooling. The Joker leader, Hunter Koehn, asked the group, ”What do you call it when you cross a gorilla with the 16th President of the United States?” “Ape Lincoln.” Katy Prieb, Song/Rec leader, lead the club in a game of freeze tag.

Announcements were then read, with Adjourned and lastly, the club repeated its motto, “To Make the Best Better.”