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Seen and Heard- Nov. 27, 2008

The Latino Club held their monthly meeting, November 23, 2008.  Attending were: Clara Rose Martinez, Rose Roybal, Bea Herrera, Nadine McNabb, Jake Jaramillo, Gasper Gonzales, Joe A. Vigil, Susan Pineda, Elvira Pino, Kathy Zgut, Joseph M. Chavez, Sharon Clemmensen, Frank Garcia, Mary Ann Clemmensen, Fred Valdez, Vivian Price, Ray Bustos, Herald Martinez, Della Martinez, Monica Bustos, Cleo Bellah, Julian Martinez, Maxine Pazen, Louise Vigil, Anna Mae Cruz, Walter Patrapaluke, and Frances Stammen.

    New officers were elected for 2009. Those elected were: Kathy Zgut for treasurer, Vivian Price for secretary, Monica Bustos for president, and Cleo Bellah for vice-president.

    The Christmas party will be held Dec. 7, 2008 at the Rambler Restaurant at 2 pm.  One or two guests per person.

P.E.O. Chapter BZ held its meeting at the Walsenburg Community Center, on November 17th.  Members from Walsenburg, La Veta, Gardner and Cuchara included: Laurie Cain, Valma Spinner, Marjie Stroh, Michele Gilchrist, Jill Homerding, Peggy Meyer, Sara Harding, Patti Davis, Irene Heikes, Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Mary Jean Fowler, LaClaire Skaggs, Lottie Hastins, Sandra Eddy, Carolyn Newman, Sherry Freese, Sally Hix, Karen Tripp, Betty Brau, Joann Seiling, JoVonne Fitzgerald, Janet Holford, Gretchen Orr, and Norma Jean Wilson.

    A family meeting was held at 5:30 pm, with the twenty-five ladies bringing their brown bag suppers.  Discussions were held on how to help the chapter grow in number, the possibility of holding the meeting at times other than the evening, to accommodate some of our members concerned with weather, night vision and wild life, taking into consideration our working members with those things in mind, alternating our meeting locations between our towns,.  The second topic of discussion was how to best continue our scholarship projects and philanthropy and become more visible in our communitites.

    The regular chapter meeting was then held with much anticipation and planning for our Dec. 8 Christmas Social to benefit the Melissa Meyer Scholarship Fund.  The evening was declared a success.

Tuesday Night Study Club met at the home of Malea Schmidt with Audrey Knowles as hostess and Malea arranging the program.  There was a full attendance of members for this meeting: Peg Hoobler, Malea Schmidt, Angie Geiser,  Kim Brunner, Claudia Capps, Audrey Knowles, Evelyn Heikes, Betty Brown Lottie Hastings, Irene Heikes, Dora Quintana, Jean Duzenack, Sara Harding, Betty Elwell, Sue Pezze, and Mitzi Keairns.  We had one guest: Edna Schmidt.

    The roll call was taken with lots of interesting answers:  Actual writing of the Bible which had many oral accounts before the actual written word;  a Merry Christmas poem that was based on “Twas the Night Before Christmas”;  Impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Abraham Lincoln;  About Dr. Jim Smith in Pueblo that has performed surgeries on Jean and family and has a mission team that went to Haiti (Name of article in Pueblo Chieftain was “Saints & Angels”;  Email on aprons, couple of poems by Grace and Faith Brunner about horses because Malea was teaching writing to them;  article about Vitamin D to prevent illnesses, such as cancer, heart problems and recommended IU by age;  about kids observing things we don’t see; article about angels— heavenly or here on earth;  article about life after the White House and what presidents do after they leave office;  and a quote about adversity

    The Christmas outing was planned with a tour to Rosemount in Pueblo with lunch at the Carriage House on Dec. 19.  Instead of exchanging gifts, donation will be given to Dr. Jim Smith’s Mission Team for their work.

    Two new members were initiated: Sara Harding and Betty Elwell.

    Officers were elected for the next yearly term:  Pres.- Audrey Knowles, VP- Irene Heikes, Sec- Peg Arnold-Hoobler, Treas- Betty Brown, Press Correspondent- Evelyn Heikes, and Historian- Jean Duzenack.

    Edna Schmidt brought the program about Meals on Wheels here in La Veta. Edna and Dorothy Caddell started it and Edna encouraged San Isabel to donate a van for delivery, which they did.  Meals are $3 and prepared at Walsenburg.  You can sign up for days you want meals delivered.  An application has to be submitted.  You can call Edna Schmidt or 738-2205 for an application.

    Delicious refreshments were served with a fruit salad, hot spiced cider and of course some great chocolate candy.

Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz 5/30/1922 ~ 8/6/2020 World War ll US Navy veteran, lifetime Trinidad resident is survived by his wife, Flora Ortiz; children Cynthia (Margarito) Ortiz

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