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Golden K Kiwanis

President Leland Roegner introduced guest speaker Liz Meimann to 28 members and three guests present at the Nov. 19 meeting of Golden K. Mrs. Meimann discussed the work of the Iowa State Answer Line, an ISU Extension and Outreach program established over 30 years ago.

The Answer Line’s mission is to provide research-based information and resources to consumers with home and family questions. A three-person staff uses a vast computer database and the Internet to provide clients with answers to a wide variety of questions. Callers are referred to experts in specific fields if necessary.

Residents of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa use the ISU Answer Line, which fields about 20,000 calls a year. Two-thirds of the calls are from Iowa and frequently concern the topics of food, nutrition, clothing and cleaning. The service also posts research based information on Facebook and on a biweekly blog.

Fay Burdick reported that Teen Maze will take place March 24-28. The project is well-funded and most area schools will be participating. Golden K will donate 10 dozen cookies on March 25, the attendance date for Nevada students.

The K-Kids and the Builders Club members are scheduled to assemble the shoebox items collected for the Access Care Center on Dec. 9 in the Nevada Middle School cafeteria. Volunteer help will be appreciated.

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next Golden K meeting will be held Dec. 3. The Christmas Brunch will take place on Dec. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by Nevada second-graders.

Mary Ann Roegner won the 50/50 drawing.

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