The wrong article was mistakenly included with Bend-ChappelEE Club news. The following article is the original. The monthly meeting of Bend-Chappel County Extension Education Clubs met Monday, March 12 at the Bend Methodist Church. An interesting program was provided by Carolyn McDowell on the oldest form of food preservation - dehydration. It is once again becoming a popular form for preserving fruits and vegetables because drying foods is easy to prepare and store. Removing water from fruits and vegetables also enhances the flavor. Mrs. McDowell provided tasty samples of various foods she has experimented with drying using her food dehydrator. There are various other methods for drying foods including vine drying, oven drying and sun drying.The business portion of the meeting opened with attendees providing information about items they had purchased during the month that are made in the USA. Members also learned that if items do not contain information about where it is made, then it can be assumed it is made in the USA. Members discussed the upcoming May Event and their responsibility of hosting the Breakfast table. An auction item for the event will also be provided by members. Members also decided to provide a monetary gift from the general funds to Coins for Friendship and members are encouraged to bring their loose change to the next meeting for same. Delegates were sought to attend the District Meeting in Ballinger on April 10 and the State Convention in Beaumont in September. There was also a discussion about members attending the Spring Fling in Hamilton on March 26. The next Bend-Chappel Club meeting will be April 9 at 2:00 p.m. One of the primary purposes of EE Clubs is to stimulate interest in better homemaking. Anyone interested in joining is always welcome to join. Information can be obtained through the County Extension Agent’s office at the Courthouse.