Sherlock Strivers 4-H

The Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club’s meeting Sunday at Holcomb Elementary School began with club members and their families enjoying a Potato Bar Supper. 

This was Parents’ Night, so the meeting was conducted by the parents. Stephanie Hammond called the meeting to order, with 28 members and their parents in attendance. Delaina Hammond read the minutes from the October meeting, and  other officer reports were given.

The club was informed of upcoming officer training, learned that livestock premium qualifications started over for the year, and were told that members must attend at least four club meetings. They also need to present a project talk, participate in club days, be a 4-H Ambassador or Junior Leader, hold an office or lead a club community service project. Members also were reminded to get enrolled online for the 2017-18 4-H year. 

Members discussed monthly community service projects. This month is Stockings for Soldiers. In October, the club furnished refreshments for Holcomb teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. In December, they plan to choose children from the Angel Tree project, and purchase and deliver fleece blankets to children in the hospital.

Members were informed of the 4-H Achievement Banquet set for Nov. 19. Members will RSVP to Delaina Hammond. They also were reminded that the club does have a Facebook page. If members have pictures or other club information, they are encouraged to share on it. 

November birthdays were celebrated, and cans were collected for Emmaus House.

After the meeting, members helped stuff “Stockings for Soldiers” and played basketball in the gym.

The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the school.


Senior center cards

Albert Spor won high in the four tables of pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Alva Burch took second place. Colleen Rupp and Juanita Crotty tied for third.

In the two tables of pinochle played Nov. 1, Donna Preston won high, Bob Baker was second and Marlan Wilson placed third.

Burch won high in the two tables of pitch played Oct. 31. Jerry Wallace was second. Third went to Maybelle Bowen.

In the two tables of pinochle played Oct. 30, Shirley Howell won high, Bowen took second and Preston was third.

Bob Ellis won high in the two tables of pinochle played Oct. 25. John Bunnell took second place. Preston was third.


Genealogical society

The Finney County Genealogical Society will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at the Finney County Historical Society Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. (use the north door entrance).

The lesson will be about the Harvey Girls, presented by Bernard Strasser and Karen Baird.

Visitors are welcome to attend.


DAR meeting

The William Wilson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 18, with Ellen Eichhorn giving the program “Sarah Franklin Bache, Working For The Greater Good.”

Dixie Drake gave the president general’s message. Carley Hazelton gave the national defense report and the national committee report about membership. Volunteer hours were reported.

The DAR had its third annual Day of Service on Oct. 23, with members providing cookies to the VFW in Garden City.

The chapter decided to pay $135 toward the president general’s project. Members discussed the local city voting for this month and Veterans Day.

The 70th anniversary of the chapter will include a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 2018, at the museum. It is hoped that Johnetta Hebrlee will be a guest speaker for the event. Cookies and drinks will be provided. The GROTC Color Guards will be requested to present and retire colors. The chapter regent will request a letter form the mayor, the state regent and the president general.

The next chapter meeting is set for Wednesday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.