The Mason County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) recently held its last meeting for 2016 at the Mason County Courthouse Annex with the Pleasant Club providing the lunch of soup, salad and desserts.
Favors were turkeys made from a small flower pot with a fall leaf for a tail and a felt head. The pots were filled with candy. Frankie Bumgarner said grace prior to the meal.
Before the afternoon session began, the youngest member of the organization, Anna Mae Keefer, presented April Pyles with a throw from the Roosevelt and Leon Wild Lions and Cheerleaders.
The meeting opened with the pledge to the United States flag. For meditations, Phyllis Hesson, read “Get Down on Your Knees.”
Roll call revealed the following attendance: Avalanche Club, 6—Camp Conley, 2—Leon, 4- Pleasant, 5- Wohelo, 5 for a total of 22.
A thank-you letter was read from the Mason County Fair Board thanking the CEOS for the great job they did in overseeing the Culinary Arts Exhibits at the 2016 Mason County Fair.
Marilyn Clarke, Purposeful Reading chairperson, reported the Book Club would be reading “Fried Green Tomatoes” written by Fannie Flag. It was announced that Mary Sue Kincaid, a member of the Pleasant Club, had won third place in the state for her short story “Lighthouse.”
The date was set for the 2017 Handmade Holiday Treasures Craft Show. It will be held on Nov. 11, 2017 and Sherry Mayes will serve as chairperson.
Reports were heard on Cervical and Breast Cancer Breakfast and Walk, WVCEOS Leadership Conference and Mason County CEOS Fall Achievement. Plans were discussed for the upcoming Holiday Workshop.
The January 2017 meeting will be hosted by the Wohelo Club and will be held at the Ashton Baptist Church.
Attending: Clinedda Austin, Frankie Bumgarner, Annamae Keefer, Carol Workman, Mary Artis, Marie Mayes, Desire Sparks, Doris Duncan, Jackie Scarberry, Marylin Higginbotham, Catherine Yauger, Phyllis Hesson, Marilyn Clarke, Garnet Schwarz , Marge Blake, Sherry Mayes, Betty Mayes, April Pyles, Audrey Clarke, Yvonne Fetty and Anne Byus.
Submitted by County Council Reporter Catherine Yauger.