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Douglas County Hosts DOW Spring Fling At Bethany Baptist Church

The Bethany Baptist Church was the setting for the annual fun and achievement day of the extension homemakers clubs last week.

The hall was brightly decorated with garden flowers in keeping with the theme, “Feathers and Flowers.”

Douglas County President Norma Stillings called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. Twenty-nine ladies answered roll telling others what their club had achieved the past year and what they planned to achieve in 2012.

Norma led the group singing and read “Where Is Love.” The devotion was from Matt. 6:26-34.

Lynn Bentele, Lilly Ridge Friendly Neighbors Club, read Matt. 6:23.

Charlie Lindberg, Star Workers, read “Run, Rabbit, Run.”

Due to a health problem, MU Extension Specialist Angie Fletcher was unable to present the lesson, “University of Missouri Extension in 2012.”

Norma Stillings filled in for Angie and presented everything new, changes to be made, and what we as extension homemakers can expect in 2012.

Some door prizes were given out, then all enjoyed a bountiful lunch. Afternoon speaker, Suzanne Cooney, Douglas County Health Dept., health education coordinator, gave several safety tips for the home and outside that can prevent a stay in the hospital, then nursing home. She also gave self-management (caring for yourself) tips.

The silent auction was very successful as always, proceeds being divided equally between the three counties’ clubs.

Everyone left looking forward to DOW Achievement Day in October when Ozark County will be the host.