By Sam Nielsen Reporter
The Daily Iowegian
---- — The Exline Ramblers held their regular meeting on Feb. 9 at the Exline City Hall. The meeting was called to order by President Mariah Clawson with 19 members present. The meeting agenda consisted of the following work stations: record book training, pot holder making, Valentine making for residents at Seymour Care Center and our community project (nursing home) scrapbook.
The group thanks Mary Ann Hurley, Rhonda Hedgecock, Tonya Logsdon, Skyler Lawson, Connie Foster, Jill Sharp and Larry Bettis for helping with their leadership at the stations. And special thanks to Mary Ann Hurley for donating a sewing machine for the Exline Ramblers use and to keep for future projects. The group also thanks Shawn Tait for pre-planning for the sewing project. The Ramblers purchased an embroidery machine with some of our club money while this came in handy putting each members’ names on the potholders and will be ideal for other projects.
Also, a check was presented to Mary Ann Hurley for the Exline Recreation that the Exline Ramblers received from Cargill, Incorporated because Jodie McCoy, the 4-H leader was nominated by John and Rhonda Hedgecock and Shawn Tait for the Cargill Care Cares Award. Jodie was awarded $2,500 to a non-profit organization of her choice for being a deserving employee of Cargill and outstanding community volunteer. The money will go towards the covered gazebo shelter house that will be located in the Exline City Park. The Ramblers also plan to donate a bench in the Exline park and are working completing a grocery store recycling sponsored grant for purchasing additional benches. Other community members have donated to the gazebo and it will be constructed this summer and ready for use by the 4th of July.
The meeting also had a pizza party that the Exline Ramblers 4-H club won at the 2013 Appanoose County Fair for having the most entries of desserts for the dessert auction. The group thanks Amy Gonnerman and Northside Insurance for the pizza party.
The Ramblers express their sympathy and condolences to the Stan Huston family for the loss of Mirie. Stan and Mirie are longtime supporters of the Exline Ramblers and True Blue 4-H Club, horse and dog project members and the Appanoose County Fair. Mirie worked hard and prided herself in making kids be better and gain confidence in themselves.