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Priscilla Book Club

The January meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was hosted by Sara Miller. Following dessert, members shared news, and Doris Little introduced members to Lincolntonian Jerry Hartman’s book A Great Golden Sun.

President Kay Barefoot read correspondence from the Good Neighbor Shop and Coalition Against Child Abuse, each thanking the club for its holiday donations over Christmas.

Following the meeting’s business portion, Program Leader Pat Hance reviewed A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans. The book, the fourth in a series about a man named Alan Christoffersen, details how he loses heart after his wife dies in an accident, his business partner steals his advertising company and he loses his home to foreclosure.

Throughout the story, Alan decides to leave his painful memories behind and walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map–Key West, Fla. In St. Louis, club members said, the main character is forced to halt his trek due to severe vertigo from a benign brain tumor. He later returns to the University of California at Los Angeles for treatment.

After recuperating at his father’s home, Alan flies back to St. Louis to continue his walk, encountering a number of interesting people, including cult leader Master El and a hoarder named Herman, during his journey across the South.

Just as Alan reaches Florida, he receives a call to return to California, where his father has suffered a heart attack.

His adventurous walk will continue in a fifth book in the series, set for release in May, club members said.

Barefoot, who hosted this month’s meeting, closed the gathering by reading Frances Ridley Havergal’s poem “New Year’s Riches.”

Rose Mary Ball served as February’s program leader.

 

North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association

 Ten members of the North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association met Feb. 17 at the North Brook Community Center in Vale. President Lucille T. Johnson called the meeting to order followed by two devotionals, “Who Are You” and “Brotherly Love,” read by member Mary Lou Wood. The group also celebrated a birthday for Debbie Keziah.

In old business items, the club thanked those who attended the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 100th anniversary celebration and the “Price is Right” fundraiser, hosted by the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center. The club also noted how the jewelry class has been canceled and rescheduled for April.

In new business items, club members discussed the Cooperative Extension’s February plant seedling sale and information on upcoming March and April workshops on chronic disease.

The farmer’s market in Lincolnton will re-open on April 12, club officials said, and classes for anyone who cooks for large crowds will take place 2-3:30 p.m. March 4 and 11.

Following discussion, club members filled 20 hygiene bags for the local American Red Cross chapter, and a door prize was awarded to one special member.

The meeting closed following a recitation of the “Collect.”

 

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