Girl Scouts honor volunteers at breakfast

The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland honored 16 local troop leaders for their volunteerism Saturday at its annual meeting and recognition breakfast.

Garden City residents Deb Travers, leader of Troop 10607, and Don Woosley, leader of Troop 60102, received the Appreciation Pin for excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission to one or more geographic areas. The Honor Pin, which celebrates those who excel in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in two or more geographic areas, was awarded to Syracuse’s Connie Allen, leader of Troop 60036.

Thirteen residents received the Volunteer of Excellence Award for outstanding service working with girls or supporting the council’s mission. Local recipients included: Moscow’s Antonia Crawford, leader of Troop 60077; Satanta’s Barbara Purcell, leader of troop 60030; Dighton’s Carrie Hardy, leader of Troop 60027; Montezuma’s Cassandra Zweygardt, leader of Troop 60024; Scott City’s Jade Yaeger, leader of Troop 60177; Syracuse’s Jandi Owens, leader of Troop 10604; Ulysses’ Kasey Eveleigh, leader of Troop 60035; Cimarron’s Kimberly Becker, leader of Troop 11031; Sublette’s Laclifta Cauthon, leader of Troop 60139; Lakin’s Melody Sanchez, leader of Troop 60143; and Garden City’s Mandy McHone and Sarah Woosley, leaders of Troop 60103, and Mathais Woosley, leader of Troop 60105.


Phi Sigma Alpha

Sue Shipley was hostess for the March 8 meeting of Phi Sigma Alpha, with seven members enjoying a light supper of sub sandwiches supplied by Carlene Schweer, co-hostess, and an evening of board games.

Ellen Eichhorn was the birthday celebrant.

The Nominating Committee consisting of Eichhorn and Sue Keeny and chaired by Joanne Harder reported that the current slate of officers have agreed to serve another year. It was decided not to have an installation ceremony.

The next meeting is today with Marilyn Wadel as hostess.


Senior center cards

Bob Baker won high in the four tables of pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Elwin Hazen took second place. Maybelle Bowen and Vi Fry tied for third.

In the three tables of pinochle played Monday, Dawn Thiel won high, Baker was second, and Donna Preston placed third.

Ruth Dunlap won high in the two tables of pinochle played April 4. Bowen took second place. Third went to Preston.


DAR meeting

The William Wilson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 21 at Garden Valley Retirement Village.

Johnetta Holmes Heberlee gave the program “Garden City History.”

Scripture and prayer were provided by Lotus Coulter, chaplain. Dixie Drake, regent, gave the president general’s message. Ellen Eichhorn gave the National Committee report on “The Flag of the United States of America.”

Members discussed the state conference, the community service award, scholarships and JROTC and reported their volunteers hours.

The next meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at GVRV, 1505 E. Spruce St.