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Alpha Kappa Master meets

ROZEL — Patty Smith welcomed members of the Alpha Kappa Master chapter at the Reidener Inn in Rozel on Dec. 8, for the annual Christmas party and Secret Sister gift exchange.
Marcia King presented the program on the “Night Before Christmas,” featuring a talking bear that told the story. A brief business meeting was held.
Following a luncheon, members enjoyed the gift exchange and revealing of secret sisters for the year.
The Jan. 12, 2015, meeting will be held at the home of Alice Clapsaddle beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a light supper. Clapsaddle and Glenna Melkus will present the program. Dress is casual.

Quilting Bees convene

LARNED — President Colleen Wolf welcomed Quilting Bee members of the guild at the annual Christmas potluck on Dec. 2, in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church.
Pastor P.J. and Susan Southam were introduced. In lieu of a gift exchange, a monetary gift was collected for a quilter’s family who recently had a fire. The purple and brown fat quarter drawing was won by Becky Obermiller of Garfield. Diane Schultz of Great Bend distributed the Valentine block directions.
Following the meal, several short games were played followed by show and share by the following — Carol Crockett, arm knit scarf in cream; Colleen Wolf, snowflake block, guilt in black, pink, and aqua, socks knitted by her sister.
The snowflake block will be due at the next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the church. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information call the church at 620-285-6033.

VFW Auxiliary meets

LARNED — The Larned Ladies VFW Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting at the Post Home in Larned and enjoyed a Christmas meal.   
Rita Kurtz called the meeting to order and Chaplain Anne Graner led the opening.  
We received a certificate from National for achieving 100 percent membership.
Marcheta Jacobson reported that she mailed a large envelop of stamps to “Stamps for the Wounded,” and that she also mailed Education Boxtops to National Home.
Brenda Perez reported that she purchased gifts for two Tree Angels and two luminaries.  
Barbara Penka reported taking two cakes to the Nursing Home.  Cans were donated to the Boy Scout Museum.
Karen Gilkey, treasurer, told us about the American Legion Auxiliary program to donate to the Fort Riley Soldiers that are going to Iraq. We will participate in this.
Any person interested in membership can contact one of the above members.
The next meeting will be held Jan. 12.