Meridian Star

September 22, 2013

Obadiah Volunteer Homemakers Club

The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Nominations for 2014 officers were presented at the September meeting of the Obadiah Volunteer Homemakers Club.

    The nominees are: Nancy Cook, president; Elaine Herber, vice president; Robin Doerner, secretary; Lou Limerick, treasurer; Elouise Ethridge, reporter;Virginia White, parliamentarian; and Cathy Clearman, supply officer.

     In observance of Labor Day, Nancy Cook shared facts about holiday. President Grover Cleveland declared the first Labor Day in 1887. Today, more than 80 countries celebrate Labor Day. It is sometimes associated with the start of school, the end of summer, and U.S. sports beginning, she said.

    Clearman presented the devotional. “Tell Somebody Today” Psalm 39:1.

     "'I'll take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue.' We don't think about keeping silent when we ought to speak up to defend someone or squash a rummer," she said. "If your neighbor's house was on fire keeping silent would be an inexcusable act. Then why keep silent when those about you are facing eternal fire? Oh, that we might realize that unless we tell it there is no way they will hear it. 'Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,'”

    Say why are you so silent

    About salvation's plan?

    Why don't you speak for Jesus

    And speak out like a man?

    "Speak out for the Lord; remember silence isn't always Golden; on occasions it may be just plain yellow,” Clearman said.

    Club president Caroline Wilson appointed a committee to secure a venue for the annual Christmas party.

    The following reports were presented:

    • Robin Doerner; minutes, roll call, recycle count, also Safety and Health – get check-ups on time with your family doctor.

    • Elouise Ethridge; Bailey Post Office – planted four dozen gladiola bulbs and 20 calla lilly bulbs. Elaine Herber did the weeding.

    • Cook and Limerick made donations to Hope Village Thrift Store.

    Wilson reported the Area MHV meeting will be this month at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association auditorium, hosted by the local MHV members and director Patty Swearingen.

    After the pledge to the United States flag the hostesses served the 13 guest present.

    It was announced that the council meeting will be held Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at EMEPA. Dogwood Club is hostess.

    At the August meeting, the Obadiah Volunteer Homemakers enjoyed a family picnic. Each member brought delicious food, along with their family and friends as guest. Sixteen members and nine guest were in attendance.

    The Obadiah Volunteers will meet Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Center Hill Community Center in Bailey on Gum Log Road. Visitors are welcome.

• Submitted by Elouise Ethridge.