Camp Conley CEOS meets

In September, the Camp Conley CEOS Club met for its monthly meeting at the Church of God with Mary Artis serving as hostess.

Plans were made to participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month wreath hanging and other events to be held during October. Members worked during the quilt show held Oct. 6-7 at the West Virginia State Farm Museum during its annual fall festival and attended the Charleston Area Meeting.

Molly Miller, health motivator, reminded members to get their flu shot, to eat fresh food if possible and to exercise faithfully. The county council report was given by Phyllis Hesson and Darlene Haer. Becky Haer presented the lesson “Home Economics from the Great Depression to Today,” In studying the lesson, everyone learned that many current defining elements of the modern American diet can be traced to the Depression era. Eating habits were solidified by the great efforts to educate the public on scientific-based food preparation. The establishment of national standards, now known as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, were created in an effort to help hungry families understand basic nutrition for the welfare of their families. The industrial revolution, the technology and economy of war, combined with the necessities of the Great Depression established the standards and practices of the American menu and consumption patterns for a century.

Those who attended the September meeting were Jeanette McDaniel, Molly Miller, Mary Artis, Phyllis Hesson, Darlene Haer, Becky Haer and Isabelle Yoder.

The October meeting was held at the home of the hostess, Hesson. After refreshments, the meeting was called to order by President, Becky Haer. Hesson presented a reading “Before Taking the Leap.” Secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given.

Hesson attended the wreath hanging and pink luncheon. The Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at the Krodel Park’s walking trail was held Oct. 20. Artis, Darlene Haer, Becky Haer, and Hesson attended the Charleston Area Meeting. Becky Haer and Hesson helped with the Quilt Show. The County Fall Achievement Program was held Nov. 10 at the Luthern Church in New Haven. The Annual Craft show was held Nov. 17 where the club had a table for their bake sale.

Artis presented the lesson “Appalachian Genealogy: Root to Rise.” Genealogy is the study of one’s family history and a personal journey that involves exploring oneself, as well as immediate and distant family relations. It is a way for people to better understand themselves and learn more about their history and heritage. Important first steps are to start with your own personal information and begin to work backward. Gather home and family sources such as documents and old photographs, talk to relatives, and research public records such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, military records and U.S. Census.

Darlene Haer showed an album of her Great Grandmother, Margaret Wilson Beattie McClure. This was researched by her sister, Sharon Schwarz Pafford. It contained information and pictures of family members of her children from her first marriage to Moses Beattie and her second marriage to Adam McClure. Her grandmother Lizzie Schwarz, was a daughter of Margaret and Adam McClure. She had a detailed genealogy report of the Schwarz family from her great-great-grandparents in Germany to the present date. This was prepared by John Settles, the husband of Dianah Schwartz Settles. Also presented was a booklet prepared by Manford L. Bauer of the Vallie and Lizzie Bauer family. Darlene Haer also talked about the records required to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Those attending the meeting were Mary Artis, Isabelle Yoder, Darlene Haer, Becky Haer, and Phyllis Hesson.

Submitted by Darlene Haer.