Club News

Warren FFA

Sept. 24-27, many Warren FFA members were involved in the annual Barlow Independent Fair. The fair looked a little different with it only being open to Junior Fair activities, we were thankful to still host the famous Taco Stand. The Taco Stand is a huge fundraiser for the Warren FFA every year; each one of our members worked a three-hour shift serving drinks and tacos in a bag. Members also exhibited fruits and vegetables in the Lads and Lassie building to show off the hard work from their SAE projects from over the summer. Our members also had great success in the show ring with their animal projects. Those animal projects included dairy, goat and rabbit breeding, along with market feeder calves, dairy goats and ducks. All our members were very successful in showing and selling their animals. We would like to thank the community for their support in the Warren FFA Taco Stand and our members SAE projects! — Haley Grace BoldenWarren FFA Reporter


Community Meals

The monthly board meeting was held on Thursday Oct.8 at Shoney’s of Marietta. Officers for next year were nominated and reported as being Carley Welling, President, Ruth David VP, Bonnie Offenbeger, Treasurer, Ann Corbett, Secretary and Jackie Lang as Scheduling and new clients. The need for additional drivers was discussed and the board is asking for new volunteers. There are openings for delivery of meals Monday through Friday once or twice a month. There are openings for meal delivery recipients. These meals are provided by Harmar Place and Selby Hospital. Appreciate dinner to honor all volunteers was postponed due to Covid pandemic. It was decided that a gift would be sent to all those who volunteers as drivers and office workers.

Work is continuing on that gift and the mailing list. Call 740-373-7998 for setting up your home meal delivery.

Volunteer opportunities are available for office work or delivery drivers. Hours for office volunteers are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information call their office 740-373-7998.

National FFA

Convention & Expo

Next week, Warren FFA members and supporters from across the country will celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 27-29.

This time-honored tradition will look a little different this year, as it will be held virtually.

FFA members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are expected to participate in the virtual event. It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to new career paths and opportunities while celebrating the accomplishments these future leaders have made over the past year.

Throughout the week, national convention and expo attendees will also experience the FFA Blue Room, which showcases cutting-edge technology, research and innovation in agriculture. Through experiential learning and specific focus on the most critical challenges facing our communities – from respecting the planet to feeding the world – the FFA Blue Room will inspire and equip students to activate their potential. The expo will also be available in live and on-demand sessions, where participants can learn more in live chats. In addition, attendees can participate in student and teacher workshops, which will be available on demand.

Even though the convention will be virtual, FFA members will still connect with others via Zoom through a member experience room. And in October, FFA members across the country will participate in National Days of Service in their local communities.

General convention sessions will be aired live on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel. FFA members and supporters can tune in and watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the event. To learn more, visit convention.FFA.org.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Kiwanis Club of


The Kiwanis Club of Marietta named Michelle Secrest as its 2019-2020 “Kiwanian of the Year” for her service and dedication to the club. President Melanie Singer announced the award at the club’s annual installation dinner Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building.

Secrest has been a dedicated member for 17 years. She can be found helping with monthly service projects, attending the meetings and heading up community projects, including the Marietta High School Key Club. “She truly believes in the Kiwanis motto of improving our world, one child and one community at a time,” said Melanie Singer.

The Board Members for the next Kiwanis year are: Mark Doebrich, Melanie Singer, Nancy Broughton, Inez Bowie, Rick Peoples, Tim Stewart, Ann Hontz, Jan Seaman, Marilynn Scharff, Tom Hushion and Will Johnson.

Members with 20 or more years were recognized: Joe Grimm-45 years; Dorothy Peppel and Roger Eddy-32 years; Margie Greenless and Jeanette Hale-29 years; Mark Doebrich-28 years; Kyle Lankford-26 years; Jan Seaman-25 years; Linda Eddy, Tom Hushion and Jennifer Offenberger-24 years; Judy VanDyk-23 years; John Halliday and David Mitchem-21 years; Marilynn Scharff, Joan Zoller and Inez Bowie-20 years.

Kiwanis is a service club celebrating its 97 years of success. Its purpose is to promote human and spiritual values, good citizenship, fellowship and altruistic service through voluntary action.

The Marietta Kiwanis Club is active in the community through various events such as Pancake Days, Terrific Kids at Harmar and Phillips Elementary, maintenance of local parks, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Washington County Relay for Life, City of Marietta Picnic Pavilion-Flanders Field donation, Salvation Army bell ringing, supplies for Humane Society and Car Seat Safety Check. This past year, Kiwanians returned over $20,000 back to the community through its many projects, activities and donations.

Officers and Board Members for the 2020-2021 year are: President, Joan Zoller; President-Elect, Amy Bean; Vice President, John Halliday; Secretary, Linda Eddy; Treasurer, Michelle Secrest and Immediate Past President, Melanie Singer.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club, contact Linda Eddy at 740-373-9205.

The Muskingum

Garden Club

The October meeting of Muskingum Garden Club was held at Reno Recreation Center.

Debbie Naeser, the hostess, offered a grace before the luncheon. She prepared a chicken casserole and side dishes, as well as cake for dessert and iced tea. The recipe was her mother-in-law’s, JoAnn Naeser, whom all of the club misses. Before luncheon the club was entertained with songs and guitars by Debbie Naeser and Magen Keller.

Magen Keller gave an history of Marietta talk, calling attention to how important this area was in establishing the North West Territory, which includes six states. Marie Antoinette was the first tourist to stay in Lafayette Hotel. She also told the contributions of the Putnam family, the significance of the Campus Martius Museum and Mound Cemetery, as well as the Castle and Betsey Mills. She also told how people prepared and handled flooding in the days before dams, as well as how the City of Marietta was built.

President Latrelle Ellis called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. Roll call was answered by “what kind of craft do you do?” Debbie Naeser had crocheted an autumn leaf coaster for the attendees. Knitting and quilting were most often mentioned crafts.

Judy Vandyk gave thoughts of inspiration, “My Friend,” stressing the importance of friendship.

Val Hoover read the Secretary’s Report; it was approved as read.

Nadine Kasick’s Treasurer’s Report had no change.

Barbra Garverick brought her finished concrete leaf.

Debbie Naeser will try to get a sign for the Sacra Via flower bed. LaTrelle Ellis had tended to the flower bed, as well as planting some mums to add to autumn colors.

The Nov. 10 meeting will be at Reno with LaTrelle as a hostess. Possible Fall Folidge Tour TSA. The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Attendees were: LaTrelle Ellis, President; Debbie Naesae, Vice President; Judy VanDyk; Barbra Garverick; Nadine Kasick; Val Hoover; and guests Magen Keller and her children.


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