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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:23
Pemberville Mental Culture Club
PEMBERVILLE - Twenty club members of the Mental Culture Club gathered Dec. 10 at President Sherrie Sheffler's home for the annual Christmas party.  
For roll call, members shared a favorite Christmas memory or memento.
Jane Kohlenberg read two short stories: "On Santa's Team" and "The Gold Wrapping Paper".  
Kitty Hahn read a New Year's card that Rev. Mr. J. H. Bliss, Dowling Lutheran Church, had written in 1912.
The members signed Christmas cards to send to friends of the club. The balance of the evening was spent visiting and enjoying an elaborate array of desserts.

Silver Cross Circle King's Daughters
Nineteen members of the Silver Cross Circle of the International Order of King's Daughters and Sons and one guest met on Dec. 16 at First United Methodist Church.  
Hostesses Maxine Hagemeyer, Brenda Kirkbride and Emmy Hann served refreshments from a Christmas-themed table.
Michael McMaster, educational program coordinator at the Wood County Historical Museum, was guest speaker.  His speech detailed the first Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ohio which was started in Bowling Green.
A state historical marker on the north edge of Bowling Green on Route 25 tells of the origin of the church at Lovett's Grove.  
A building was erected there and moved to Bowling Green at a later date.  
One of the people prominent in the church was Ellen White, originally from Maine, who while in BG authored Spiritual Gifts as well as 39 books and 5,000 articles.
Maxine Miller presented devotions. The business meeting followed, with President Hann presiding.  
Jane Milbrodt reported an additional amount of $269 was received as a result of the coupon book sales in November. This fundraiser will be held again in February.
Quilt square cutting will take place on Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m. at FUM.
Members were encouraged to bring good used winter clothing to the next meeting to give to the Deacons' Shop at First Presbyterian Church.
Janet DeLong will be the speaker on Jan. 13 (a change of date from usual) to tell of this mission.  Hostesses will be Betty Jean Anderson, Suzanne Avery and Kay Bell.

Shakespeare Round Table
Bowling Green's Shakespeare Round, which has been in continuous existence since 1905, held its Christmas meeting on Dec. 17 at the home of Elaine McEwen.
The home and tea tables were decorated in a Christmas motif.
President Diane Vogtsberger welcomed 19 members and associate member Catherine Mekus.
Vogtsberger thanked the Social Committee consisting of McEwen, Ann Bowers, Nadine Edwards, Jan Knape and Kacee Snyder.  
The social committee served tea and a dessert of chocolate mousse. Following the tea, musical entertainment was provided by Diane McEwen-Martin, soprano, and Joy Morin pianist.  McEwen-Martin sang several opera arias, concluding with traditional Christmas songs. All joined in singing the carols.  
Clif Boutelle took group pictures of the attendees.
While the Shakespeare Round Table members thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas meeting, some believe that the bard himself was not fond of this holiday.
Shakespeare wrote no plays with a focus on Christmas.
Still, an appropriate sentiment for the season can be found in a line from his Taming of the Shrew: "And frame your mirth and merriment.
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life."