By Shane Goodman | Times Vedette

The first Ten Squared Plus Men meeting of 2024 was held Wednesday, April 24 at the Lake Panorama Conference Center with more than 70 members present. Dale Hochreiter and Cyclone Pest Management sponsored the social time. 

Four presentations were made, and all were deemed worthy of consideration for the funding. Dennis Flanery presented on behalf of the Guthrie Center Lions Club 100th Anniversary; Kirby Klinge represented the Bayard Church of Christ Summer Meal Program; Brian Johnson detailed information on 25 CHI Corp.; and Scott Fredrickson presented for the Yale Fire Department. 

In the end, the presentation that received the most votes by the members was the summer meals program through the Baptist Church in Bayard. This program covers more than 200 kids in Bayard, Bagley, Jamaica and Linden. Total cost for the program the previous summer was more than $25,000, so the donation will go a long way to cover their costs for 2024. More details to come.

The next Ten Squared Plus Men for Guthrie County meeting will be July 25. To learn more about Ten Squared Plus Men, contact Barry Monaghan at