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Seen and Heard for October 30, 2008


LA VETA- Patti Davis was the hostess for the Oct. 20 meeting of PEO Chapter BZ.  Before the regular meeting started, Lisa Northup a senior at Capella University gave a talk about Change Management.  BZ provided her a loan of the Fred O. Roof Fund to assist her education.  Refreshments were provided by Betty Elwell and were served before the meeting.  Janet Holford gave the program featuring P.E.O. Scholar Awards.  These are given for women working on post graduates work, especially doctorate degrees.  Other members attending were Betty Story, Joann Seiling, Norma Jean Wilson, Debra Malone, Laurie Cain, Peggy Meyer, LaClaire Skaggs, Emily McWillis, JoVonne Fitzgerald, Betty Brau, Ann Levy, Janice Davis, Mary Jean Fowler, Marjie Stroh and Sally Hix.  The next meeting will be at the home of Diane Broce on Nov. 3.

Hospital Auxiliary

WALSENBURG– Huerfano Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met on Mon. Oct. 13, 2008.  Susan Goemmer, RN, appeared before the members and presented the need for a Waist-High Stand on Scale, for the Hospital facility.  The matter was tabled until the next meeting.

    Gary Dickey, the  Administrator for the CSV Nursing Home was present.  Members were very happy he chose to remain at the nursing home.  He gave an update as to the happenings of both facilities.  Todd Oberhue has received the CEO position at the SPRHC and will begin on Nov. 3, 2008.  Roger Watkins is the new Social Services Director. The new CT Scanner machine has been installed and is in full operation.  He reported the CSVNH has received the best report on the recent VA survey of its facility.  They will implement Culture Changes.

    There were 368 hours logged for September.

    Door prize tickets were handed out to members for the upcoming annual Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Fri. Dec. 5, 2008 at the hospital.  Door prizes are as follows:  1st-  $100 Safeway Gift Certificate; 2nd- Woven Afghan;  3rd- USB MP3 player; 4th- Large fry pan with goodies; and 5th- Christmas musical toy.  The bazaar will include a bake sale, grab bag and white elephant table.  The public is welcome.

    Members present were:  Monica Bustos, Bob Armour, Bobbie Cisneros, Frances Lenzotti, Pauline Santi, Helen Cruz, Ray Bustos, Sharon Moore, Louise Passarelli, Susan Pineda, and Janice Turkovich.

Tuesday Night Study Club.

LA VETA– Tuesday Night Study Club met Oct. 21 at the newly remodeled home of Irene Heikes.  It looks so great!

    There were ten members present and one visitor- Sharon Vezzani.  VP Irene called the meeting to order after a tour of her remodeled home.

    Roll call answers were informative and interesting about some left handed people, such as the Boston Strangler, Billy the Kid, Gerald Ford, Leonardo De Vinci, and Harry Truman; –about dreaming and trying to interpret what dreams mean; –college applications;  –Angie Geiser’s Grandfather’s antique livery stable being listed on the National Historical Registry; –Wall Street history;–Thanksgiving divorce;  –Smithsonian Magazine for October with article about San Luis; –Book by Randy Pausch—Last Lecture.

    It was mentioned to save cents from the Journal for the school.

    Jean Duzenack had prepared a delicious pumpkin roll with orange punch and sherbet which all enjoyed.    

Scrappy Ladies

WALSENBURG-  The Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild met Oct. 13.  Members in attendance were:  Sue Palmer, Nancy Sexton, Kathleen Helm, Shannon Gabbert, Barbara Beckner, Renee Helgeson, Jeannette Hansen, Sally Hix, Barb Marovitz, Maryellen Naughton, Liliane Barrickman, and Tommi Lard. 

    The day’s project  was a presentation of the “Cotton Theory” developed by Betty Cotton, by Maryellen. Those participating completed a reversible Kitchen Trivet using the quilt first/then piece method.   The general meeting was adjourned at 10:50.  They all enjoyed a potluck meal, then spent a couple of hours on the Cotton Theory project.

    Tommi reminded everyone of the Quilt and Craft Show in Walsenburg to be held this Sat. Nov. 1 at the United Church on the corner of Main and Kansas.  If you have quilts to hang, contact Sally Hix asap.  They currently have 18 quilts and can use more of any size.  Scrappy Ladies has a table. 

    Tommi reminded everyone that November’s project is making baby quilts for charitable donation.  She has promised at least four quilts to the “Outreach” group in Walsenburg.  Scrappy Ladies is also making Christmas “shoebox” gifts for babies to donate to Catholic Charities of Pueblo.  The Christmas party will take the place of the regular December meeting.  The January program will be a guest speaker.   Julie Stamper from Westcliffe who will do a program on “Free Motion Thread Art.” Nancy advised the “Red Hat Club” has a convention coming up in February with tables available for sale items.   Crafts must, however, relate the the “Red Hat” theme.        

    Finally the Scrappy Ladies want to extend a special invitation to their annual Christmas party… to all past members and friends and members who haven’t been with them for awhile.  It will be on Dec. 8 at 10:30 am in the Walsenburg Housing Authority building.  There will be a pot luck luncheon, a gift exchange, and bingo.

    The Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 am on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Walsenburg Senior Center, at the Huerfano County Community Center.  Bring a potluck for lunch.

Latino American Social Club

WALSENBURG- The Latino American Social Club held their monthly meeting on Oct. 26, 2008. Present at the meeting: Bea Herrera, Julian Martinez, Joe A. Vigil, Gasper Gonzales, Elvira Pino, Frank Garcia, Clara Rose Martinez, Maxine Pazen, Jake Jaramillo, Kathy Zgut, Nadine McNabb, Cleo Bellah, Sharon Clemmensen, Susan Pineda, Fred Valdez, Bertha Ragsdale, Mary Ann Clemmensen, Vivian Price, Ray Bustos, Anna Mae Cruz, Walter Patrapaluke, Anna Jo Sanchez, Frances Stammen, and Molly Bailey.  All members are urged to attend the November 23rd meeting to discuss the upcoming Christmas party.   Nominations for new officers will be taken at that meeting as well.  Servers for the November meeting will be; Gasper Gonzales, Elvira Pino and Bertha Ragsdale.

Bertha Trujillo

  Bertha Trujillo, 97, from Gardner, Colo., entered her eternal home on Feb. 12, 2024. She was born in Gardner, Colo., on Sept. 30, 1926,

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