The monthly meeting of the Farmer Farmerette Club was held at the home of Elsie Lybarger with her as hostess. A delicious spaghetti supper was served before the meeting.
President Kay Reading called the meeting to order with Jeannie Smith leading the group in the pledge to the American flag.
Ten members answered roll call, with a memory of Dad. They were Elsie Lybarger, Pauline Keithley, Wanda Hanson, Claudine Lybarger, Ginger Mangan, Clara Shaver, Pauline Oberman, Kay Reading, Keri Bradford, and Jeannie Smith.
Song leader Pauline Oberman led the group in singing “America, The Beautiful”. Elsie Lybarger gave the devotion from Psalms 9.
Bradford read a poem entitled “Dad,” after which she gave a talk on the beginning of Father’s Day. Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Wash. started the movement to have Father’s Day declared a national holiday, but it wasn’t until 1972 when President Richard Nixon approved the third Sunday in June to be celebrated as such.
Susie Oberdahlhoff gave an informative talk on hospice. She stated that there are over 3,200 hospice groups today and that Pike County is one of six county based hospices and that the only not-for-profit hospice is based in Bowling Green, Mo. They average 12 to 15 patients per month and they stay with the family for a full year after the passing of the loved one.
Over the past 20 years, they have helped over 900 families cope with grief and etc. of caring for a terminally ill family member.
Shaver gave the treasurer’s report and Hanson gave the secretary’s report. The mystery prize, donated by Reading, was won by Bradford.
Several members received gifts from their secret pals.
Ginger Mangan will be the hostess next month with the meeting again being held at Elsie Lybarger’s home.