Rochelle Study Club goes back in time

Members and guests of the Rochelle Study Club were treated to an old-fashioned chuck wagon dinner Sept. 10 to begin the new year. The campfire was at the doorstep and the aroma of stews, cornbread and all the fixin’s greeted everyone as they entered the historic depot which is the Rochelle Community Center. The center was decorated with bandanas, cast-iron pots, baskets and burlap table cloths. Following the meal, a short business meeting was held and the yearbooks were distributed by Sara Myers, program chair. Gwen Ragsdale told members that the volunteer program will begin at the Rochelle schools the first week of October and passed out a sign-up sheet. Members also brought school supplies and monetary donations for the school. President Jane Bohls acknowledged and thanked the social committee, Glenda Ranne, Margaret Draycott, Carol Johnson and Vonnie McCain for all their work to make the evening a success. The “Grandsons of the Pioneers” aka Glennon Mays, Steve McCarn, Mitch Van Horn and Jack Whitworth entertained the crown with several selections reminiscent of the chuck wagon days. The quartet was most gracious and presented several encore selections, closing a very delightful evening with their acappella rendition of The Lord’s Prayer. Members attending were: Dolores and Roy Barton, Jane Bohls, Phyllis and Alvin Bolton, Sarita Cox, Margaret and Jim Draycott, Valire Engdahl, Sue Glidden, Virginia Gray, Carol Johnson, Kay Porter, Elizabeth and Bob Posey, Myrna and Bud Powell, Marilyn Powell, Glenda and Joey Ranne, Gwen Ragsdale, Linda and Al Roesler. The club welcomed five guests: Connie and John Hartley, Glenna and Mike Sargent and Mary Bradshaw. The club’s next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.

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