Indian Old Fields Homemakers group opened its 2006-07 year in meeting on Sept. 12 at the Extension Office on Fortune Drive, with special speaker Arleen Johnson.
Johnson, who has a doctorate in social work and is a professor at the University of Kentucky, taught a lesson on emergency preparedness.
Opening festivities and table decorations emphasized the group's ongoing "Pennies for Friendship" project, collected each month to fund "Country Women Around the World" projects for improvements to family life. Following a delightful potluck luncheon served by hostesses Judy and Daisy Colliver, President Judy Colliver conducted the business session, with members answering the roll call by telling what she would like to be if she returned for an afterlife. Virginia Wiseman read the inspirational poem "The Carpenter," and Secretary Joan Wise gave last meeting's account, which was approved. Treasurer Daisy Colliver presented the financial report. A curtailed backpack program was discussed, and a $100 donation was made toward this school year's activities at Fanny Bush Elementary School.