The Melvin Branch of the McCulloch County Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA)’ met on March 12, at the Melvin Community Center.’ The meeting was called to order by Vice President Esther Gutierrez, followed by an opening prayer from Juanita Kinczel.’ The roll call was conducted , and the seven members and three visitors present responded with the name of a prominent or admired woman.’Many members replied using their mothers or daughters names. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved, followed by the Treasurer’s report by Doris Krieg.’ Discussion focused on our Spring Education Meeting, which followed on March 13.’ After the adjournment of official business, a program was given by Linda Granberry. She demonstrated her method for painting a lovely bluebonnet scene that was much admired by the ladies attending.’It reminded us all of the natural beauty of Central Texas.’ The evening closed with a light buffet of sandwiches, chips, cake, coffee or tea, served by Elisa Sandoval and Hortencia Casanova. On March 13, the meeting was followed by our Spring Education Meeting, which offered the attendees many exciting activities. Susan Summers demonstrated the exquisite art of Russian Easter Eggs, and Sandy Whitley performed the art of creating her Easter Bird Houses and award-winning Soft Sculptured Dolls.’A potluck lunch was included in the days’ activities. The TEEA is always open to visitors or anyone interested in becoming a member. For more information, please contact JoAnn Whitworth at 483-5451. BEAN CAKE It was once customary to bake a cake with a bean in it on January 6th. Whoever got the slice with the bean was believed to have good luck all the rest of the year.