SALINE COUNTY CLUB NEWS Local EH Club hosts October meeting
Sharon Extension Homemakers Club met
Oct. 17 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. In attendance were 18 members and a guest. Hostesses were
Peggy Price and Patsy Wagner.
The meeting was opened by Ora Lee Yates leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Yates, President, conducted the business session as well.
Thought for the month was “Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors.”
Lisa Mitchell presented a devotional from Proverbs 27, 17, 18-24 and John 15-13, titled “New hats and old friends.”
Her devotional consisted of displaying fabric with different sayings, which pertained to friendship and things that friends do together, remembering friends from the past and how important friends are.
Roll call was answered by the following statement: If you could trade life with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Darlene Horne, program leader, and also a member of Master Gardeners, presented a program titled “Preparing Your Garden For Winter.”
Some of the items she mentioned was making a sketch of your veggies planted and where. This is important in order to rotate your crops. Old plants, weeds, debris all needed to be removed and ground tilled. If you have a severe problem with weeds, insects and grass, after tilling, cover the area with black plastic. In Arkansas we can plant bulbs through mid-december. Daylillies and Irises can be divided through October. Mow to mulch, rake or burn leaves. Leaves should not be left on the lawn.
Before storing tools, they should be cleaned, and sharpened. Drain gas/oil and clean. Don’t leave batteries on chargers.
Volunteer hours for the month of September totaled 1,069. Dates to remember: Nov. 12, Holiday Food and Craft Demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saline County Fairgrounds.
Nov. 15 and 16, Saline County Annual Craft Bazaar from 9-5 at the Saline
Eye openers were presented by the following members. Beverly Garrett, Lucille Bagley Santa door hanger constructed from crocheted doilies with muslin painted faces; Karen Mitchell, holiday T towels with toppers sewn to look like dresses; Sylvia Nalley, spider door hanger. Doris Whitaker led the noon day grace, followed by a potluck and Bingo.
Hostesses for the Nov. 21 meeting will be Whitaker and Raye Carroll.
The meeting will take place at the Saline County Fairgrounds.