The Lorentz CEOS Club hosted its October meeting.
The meeting was called to order by club President Shirley Clevenger, followed by devotions by AnnaLee Talbott, Vera Bennett and Mary Kriner. The Lord's Prayer was led by Delores Wilson. The Flag Salute was led by Cristine Crites.
The guest speaker for the day, Steven Ables, was introduced by Clevenger. Ables was a candidate for Upshur County Commission. He believes that government should be operated like a business where every dollar is accounted for and every decision though through carefully. He also feels it is very important that our tax dollars are spent on the right priorities.
The roll was called by Secretary Carol Grose. The minutes from the September meeting were read and approved.
Delores Wilson, treasurer, gave the Club's treasure report.
The Lesson Time for Tea was led by Christine Crites. The origin of tea dates back to 2737 BC China, Crites said. That's almost 5,000 years ago. Believe it or not, the wind carried dried leaves from a camellia bush directly into a pot of boiling water. Following that happy accident, tea served medicinal and religious purposes for many years. Commonly grown plants in West Virginia suitable for teas are basil, bergamot, fennel, feverfew, lavender, lemon balm, mint, rose hips, sage, thyme and chamomile.
Several teas had been prepared for the club members to sample, thanks to a very informative lesson Christine.
In old business, members reported that the Lorentz School reunion was a great success. The club purchased three large trays and members furnished desserts and drinks. Everyone had a good time looking at old pictures and telling stories about how Lorentz looked years ago.
At the Farmer's Market on Sept. 22, Bob Grose won first place for his Git-R-Done Chili. He received a large trophy and $250. He also won people's choice.
Members attending included Vera Bennett, Carol Grose, Christine Crites, Mary Kriner, AnnaLee Talbott and Delores Wilson.