The December meeting of the Westside Ranchers was held Dec. 14 at the Aberdeen Rural Firehall. President Tye Auske led the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Collin Muldoon, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Adrianne Schaunaman. The club decorated Christmas cookies at the meeting that were distributed to local fire stations, the Hospital House, Adjustment Training Center, Yellow House, Safe Harbor and Journey Home. The Westside Rancher Christmas Tree was on display at the Dakota Prairie Museum until Tuesday, Dec. 30. A special demonstration was completed by Vanessa Wagemann in which she took colored chalk to color iodized salt. She then took the different colored salts and poured them separately into a jar to create art. The next meeting will be at the Village bow, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.
— Submitted on behalf of club reporter Dylan Schaunaman