Teter CEOS host meeting

Teter CEOS met on March 20 at the home of Justine Woody for lunch and a regular meeting.

Following a delicious meal, Cathy DeBarr brought the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and thanked the hostess. Devotions were led by Janet Smith with a reading called “Which day planner.”

Thoughts and prayers for members Pat Strader, Marie Brake and Pearl Vincent were shared. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were given and placed on file.

In old business, the president reminded everyone to be sure they have their entries ready for the craft show at the achievement dinner on March 31. The crafts need to be at The Way of Holiness Church by 9:30 a.m. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Teter CEOS will bring a door prize worth $15.

Janet Smith reported on the plan for a bake sale at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival on May 10, the day of the Horse and Buggy Parade.

Cathy reminded members to have their yard sale items all ready and priced for the sale at the Episcopal Church Hall set for 8 a.m. April 4.

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Committee will meet at the Extension Office on April 4 at 1 p.m.

CEOS advisory board will meet at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Rock Cave Fire Hall. The Weston area meeting will be at 9 a.m. April 26.

Teter CEOS will cast their vote for the county project to be the Animal Shelter.

Cathy DeBarr presented the lesson for the day, “West Virginia Statehood.”

Unlike the British, inhabitants of the Tidewater and Piedmont areas of Virginia, the pioneers of the Western part of Virginia, were mainly Scottish, Irish and German.

Large plantations characterizing the tide water were not possible in the mountainous terrain or dense forests of the western part of Virginia, but important natural resources such as coal, oil, timber, natural gas, salt and other minerals were abundant.

The people in the western part of Virginia were sure that their interests were not represented equally in the state legislature. Lawmakers struggled to meet the needs of all.

West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union on June 20, 1863.

Members were each given beautiful change purses. Door prizes were won by Debbie Kittle, Millie Hornbeck and Joyce Hoover. Hostess Justine Woody played the piano and members sang hymns. Present were Judy Beer, Annete Brake, Cathy DeBarr, Vonnie Hager, Joyce Hoover, Millie Hornbeck, Debbie Kittle, Janet Smith, Iris Mae Swecker and

Justine Woody.