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Clarification from Kiwanis 10-21 report

April Heintz, who spoke recently to the Nevada Kiwanis Club about her work with Scriptive Solutions Custom Apparel wants to clarify that as a PTA officer, she was very involved in designing and working with the Nevada PTA on the project to provide free T-shirts to the elementary students. However, Heintz wants to make it clear that the funding of those shirts was solely from the Nevada PTA.

Golden K Kiwanis

President Leland Roegner presided over the Oct. 15 meeting of Golden K attended by thirty-three members and one guest. Bill Ward acted as greeter and Darrell Staley gave the invocation.

Attorney Steven Jordening spoke to the group about the topics of a durable health care power of attorney and medical directives. A durable health care power of attorney allows a person to appoint someone to make critical health care decisions for him in the event the person can no longer speak for himself. The appointed representative must make health decisions he believes the patient would make if he could speak for himself. It is advised that individuals name one primary health care representative and one or two secondary people to act for him when having a health care power of attorney drawn up.

Mr. Jordening stressed the importance of communicating one’s wishes to family members as to what should be done in the event of a medical emergency or critical illness. A medical directive can accomplish this. The directive is a letter telling a person’s health care representative exactly what he wishes to be done in a critical medical situation when the person cannot speak for himself. The document should be reviewed several times a year and shared with family members to make one’s wishes clear to everyone.

The K-Kids programs are off to a busy productive start. Fifty students from the Builders Club and the fifth- and sixth-grade K-Kids group gathered to hear five ISU athletes discuss the topic of bullying. The third- and fourth-grade K-Kids will hold a can collecting drive to help fund fieldtrips This group will also join with the Key Club members to go trick or treating for UNICEF on Oct. 24. K-Kids volunteers will help serve at Food at First on Oct. 31.

Leland Roegner announced that the Franklin Happy Go Lucky 4H Club was selected to win a leadership and citizenship award by a committee of Golden K members.

Happy birthday wishes were extended to Darrell Staley. Bob Gardner won the 50/50 drawing at the close of the meeting.

Next week’s speaker will be Steve Lekwa from the Story County Conservation office. Kim Heideman will speak about Iowa’s international partner states on Oct. 29. We welcome anyone to join us for our 9 a.m. meetings at Memorial Lutheran.

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