November Newsletter 2014

Welcome to November 2014. The harvesting of the crops is well underway so please watch for the farmers on the roadways, as they try to watch for you. Remember, their equipment is 5 times bigger than your transportation. THANKS FOR MAKING ROOM.

November 11th will be the next regular meeting beginning at 7:00. Cake, jello and sandwiches will be the refreshments to be served. Serving committee will be Mike and Darcie Chamberlain, Teri Keegan, Marilyn Spradling, and George Morgan.

November 9th will be our Fall Roast Beef Dinner. Saturday, Nov. 8th the hall will be open to make your delicious salads. If you can help at dining please let Donna know or if you can help in the kitchen, let me know at 815-222-6173. Bake sale items are also requested.

Quilting time is November 28, 29, &30th. Each day bring some goodies to munch on and something for pot luck (lunch or dinner). If you are interested in learning how to sew, Sharon Fidder has volunteered to work with anyone with that desire. She has the material, machine, and other necessaries. Item made may qualify for the State Grange Family Activities entry.

It’s time to start planning to ring the bell for the Salvation Army it will be in the same location as last year, PNC bank at the mall entrance door, from 9am –

12:00pm on November 29th. Call me if you can do this for an hour. 815-222-6173. Thanks. I will have a sign-up sheet at the dinner.
November 1st Move the clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed as daylight savings time ends. Also change that battery in your smoke & carbon dioxide detector.
November 4th is our day to show our freedom to VOTE , so get out there and make you voice count by voting.

Thanksgiving is November 27th. Enjoy the blessings and recognize each and every one of them. Let’s remember all the women and men in the armored forces as well.

If you get this newsletter online, great! If you get it online through the Flora Grange web site, good for you. If you get it through the mail and could get it the other two ways please let me know at your earliest convenience and I can take you off the mailing list. Thanks for helping me by keeping the list updated. Mike Ratcliffe P.S. I do not sell your e-mail address to any one or to any spam company. I give you my word. Mike .

Please be aware of your surroundings. Let’s keep those needing help and/ or dealing with difficult circumstances on our pray list, especially Gene Eicksteadt Sincerely, Laurel.

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Oct. 2014 Newsletter

Fall is here! Crops are maturing, famers are working on equipment to prepare for the harvest, leaves are turning colors, bees are swarming to find honey and a good meal, home makers are cleaning closets and changing their wardrobe with fall and winter clothing and school is back in session. Wow, fall brings a lot of activities and hurried individuals preparing for winter. Please take time to be safe and enjoy the season with fresh apples, donuts, and pumpkins.
October 3rd is the date aluminum cans need to be at the location for pick up so that they may be turned in to help Mason, the 3 year old little boy fighting stomach cancer. You may call me at 815-222-6173 and I can pick them up or drop them off at my house and I will take care of them. Anyone wishing to make a cash donation? A check may be written to Alexander Balsman, Mason dad. I have received a real appreciative note from Jessica and George in regards to the great response of aluminum cans so let’s really show them Flora Grange is a Grange that CARES no matter what the situation is. This little boy attended the same preschool that Cameron, Jessica’s son belongs to and this fundraising is inspired by the preshool.
October 11th will be the beginning of Quilting sessions starting around 3:00pm on Saturday and then restarting again on Sunday the 12th.
October 14th is the regular meeting at the hall. Refreshments will be served by Loren and Pat Due, Kelly Parisot, Sharon Buazard, Molly Colwell and Eileen Allen. It is the policy of Flora Grange that members attending the meeting provide refreshments for the month’s meetings. This month cake, jello, or ½ dozen sandwiches is what will be served by those stated above who are responsible for making coffee and a cold drink of some sort and preparing the serving table for those items brought by the members. Help is provided if desired, just ask.
A personal note— I had to change my email address since I lost all contacts, if I have not added you to my new contact list or if you now have a new email address, please let me know. I know this sounds stupid but I don’t know exactly how to get everyone back into my list without your help. My new address is
Thanks to everyone’s community service and the reporting of your hours, Flora Grange received 4th place on their Community Service Book. THANKS! LET KEEP IT UP. Turn in those hours and tell what you did.
Mark your calendars for November 8th and 9th as that is the date for the Public Roast Beef dinner.
Time to go and appreciate this beautiful weather. A few people to add to your prayer list of whom I am aware at this time Helen Cadie, Jimmy Blasingame, and Stephanie Munro. As ever, Laurel

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