SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey gave a synopsis of an article, "Will God Still Bless America?" Grangers made 1,944 apple dumplings. A special thanks went to the volunteers who helped make the project a success: Mary Ellen Rist, Janice Ramus, Mary Jane Weaver, Sally Hays, Laura Todd, Mary Ibele, Marilyn Angelmeyer, Dona and Cork Hardgrove, Norm and Naomi Seely, Margaret and Calvin Zimmerman.
Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: November Happenings International Tongue Twister Day: Nov.7. Bailey said, "It is the day to learn some facts, test your tongue with some twisters and celebrate the fun." She said it is an interesting fact that most popular tongue twisters have a story behind them. "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick," is recorded as the most difficult by the Guinness Book of World Records. She said "Loosen up and Lighten up Day is Nov. 14 and encourages people to let go of their stresses and spend time enjoying whatever it is that makes them happy.
Ida Zepernick added a few suggestions for reducing stress, having a laugh, joke around with people, take a walk, a nap, pay a surprise visit to a friend. Poems were read including "Thanksgiving 8,000 Calories," by Clyde Zepernick; "Best Thanksgiving," by Ida Zepernick; "Thanksgiving Ghost" by Bailey; and "Thanksgiving Feasting" by Altenhof.
Butler Grange will host the annual oyster dinner at noon Dec. 1, with recognition of long-term memberships for Elsie Gamble and Betty Vogelhuber, 75 years; Charles Grubbs, 65 years; and Phillip Greenisen, 55 years.