Beta Sigma Phi, a chapter of Texas Preceptor Epsilon Tau, brought in the new year with their January meeting, held at the Sunflower Mercantile on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting began with the opening ritual, led by Frances Moore, followed by committee reports given by Becky Guillette, Wynell Steptoe, Vicki Jones, Gayla LaGrone and Chris Blair. Barbara Ballinger brought vintage photos of 1940 of previous owners of the Mercantile.

The meal consisted of grilled chicken salad sandwiches with the choice of tomato basil soup or potato soup. Hot fudge or caramel sundaes were served for dessert. Our hostesses for the evening were Donna Singleton, Jo Nell Phillips and Vicki Jones. The meeting ended with “Shop ‘Till You Drop!”

Members in attendance were Pam Allison, Barbara Ballinger, Chris Blair, Jean Bunyard, Patricia Cooley, Sandy Griffin, Becky Guillette, Judy Holder, Linda Howard, Sharon Ivey, Debbie Jernigan, Becky Jones, Vicki Jones, Gayla LaGrone, Frances Moore, Sandy Payne, Jo Nell Phillips, Donna Singleton, Wynell Steptoe and Linda Walkoviak.