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Watch as tractors plow a field this coming Saturday near Cambridge. Photo by Barb McBreen
Watch as tractors plow a field this coming Saturday near Cambridge. Photo by Barb McBreen

Events

Oct. 12: Museum of Ag Heritage breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. at the Cambridge Community Center. The cost is $7 for all you can eat. Start your day right with breakfast, good food and good conversation.

Every Wednesday in Cambridge: Holy Grounds Coffee at Dorcas Hall, from 8-10 a.m., on Wednesday mornings. Join your friends and neighbors for conversation and a cup of coffee.

Annual Plow Day to be held Cambridge on Saturday

An annual plow day will be held on Saturday, starting around 10 a.m., at the Dave and Barb Kalsem farm. The address is 31963 580th Ave., Cambridge. From I-35 go east on Highway 210 and take the second gravel road north. Go north 1.5 miles and the farm is located on the west side of the road. Call Dave at 515-231-5780 or Barb, 515-231-5974, if you have questions.

Mathis-Wire #233 American Legion Auxiliary meeting Oct. 1

The regular meeting of the Mathis-Wire #233 American Legion Auxiliary met Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at Bloomster’s in Huxley, with Avis Steensland as hostess.

President JoAnn Clark introduced her husband, Curtis, as the guest speaker. He showed photos and told about his Extreme Adventure trips to the North and South Poles. A very interesting presentation with time for questions from members.

President Clark asked Chaplain Bonnie Severson for the opening prayer. The meeting was opened in form. Clark thanked the hostess for a delicious lunch.

Poppy Chairman gave a report about contacting Mrs. Cole concerning poppy distribution and will make an order of large and small poppies by Oct. 20.

Roll call was answered by 14 members with 111 hours of volunteer service. Minutes of Sept. 3 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit.

Suggestions for the coming year included: 1) Scheduling a visit to the Iowa Marshalltown Veteran’s Home, where there are 600 veterans needing visitors; 2) Making activity bags for the Veteran’s Hospital in Des Moines to keep young children busy who are visit parents or grandparents. The items in the bag will be take-home items. 3) Nominate a young lady for Girls State in June.

The Freedom Flight left Oct. 1 with 150 veterans - 31 World War II, 50 Korean War and 69 Vietnam veterans. The flight include 30-50 volunteers accompanying them. The 2014 Freedom Flight has 110 veterans signed up already.

A thank-you card was read from our Gold Star Mother, Wilma Scott for the lovely flowers. A Gold Star wreath presented at the send-off program Sept. 29 was taken on the trip and placed on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

Girls State Chairman Sandy Plager will be working to get a nominee.

Discussions on money projects for the Girls State Fund and others will continue next month.

On Nov. 5 the meeting will be at the American Legion Hall at 1 p.m. Bring Christmas gift donations for the Ballard Clothing Pantry for adults, where children of needy families pick out gifts for their parents.

Also, next month after the meeting, the group will make activity bags. Material and sewing machines will be furnished. Attendees need to bring scissors for cutting material. There will be jobs for everyone.

Pam Messer gave the closing prayer. President closed the meeting in form.

Submitted by Secretary-Treasurer Maxine Thomason

(To report Cambridge news, please contact Barb McBreen at 515-383-2244 or by email at barbmcbreen@gmail.com. Or you may drop off news items in the evening or on weekends at 217 Seventh St., Cambridge.)

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