Oct. 18 Community Brief

October 18, 2013 

The Mary Sibley Chapter of the NSDAR

The Mary Sibley Chapter of the NSDAR met Sept. 21 in the conference room of the Cass Regional Medical Center with 11 members and five guests present. The meeting was opened by Marilyn Moreland, regent. Ritual and pledges to the flags were given. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given and chaplain’s report of Mary Doris Davis’s death and funeral Sept. 23.

Minute reports were given. Moreland went to the school as Martha Washington and visited four second-grade classes talking about her husband George and the making of the constitution. They rang bells to celebrate the 123rd anniversary.

Old business, Tricia Hazelrigg continues to work on the Find A Grave project. The grant will be rewritten for the application for the Brown Slave Quarters. Members were reminded about the Memorial Book; four have been received. Report was given on the Midwest District meeting.

New business, our meeting place will be changed for October. The motion was presented by Lorene Wilson to change our checking and saving accounts to Country Club Bank, which was seconded and passed.

The Burnt District festival was Oct. 4-5.

The program was presented by Loren Cox on the constitution and its founding and history.

Meeting adjourned.

Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Roundup met Oct. 8 at Pearson Hall. Carol Bohl, president, presided. Mark Alley provided invocation and Carol lead saying the pledge.

Tom Refiner provided a program about his book titled, “Cinders and Silence.” He provided an overview of each chapter, which covered the history of this area during the period of 1854-70. He shared what he had learned about the conditions in the area during this time and the effects of Order 11.

After a refreshment break the president called the meeting to order.

A slate of officers for the coming year was presented, which included the following: president-Bohl, vice-president-Jay Roberts, secretary-Linda Kyser and treasurer-Cathy Gottsch. Naomi Cook moved and Alley seconded to accept the slate of officers as presented. Motion passed.

No minutes were read.

Treasurer’s report was given by Kyser. A balance of $1,187.12 was available in checking account at County Club Bank. No checks were shown as cleared.

John Foster reported that he had not gotten the lighting issued worked out at the Brunt District Monument. It would cost $5,200 to put the electric meter in plus a monthly charge. He wanted to look further into solar energy to provide the lighting.

Melinda Randall and Jordan Garoz (mother and daughter) provided pictures and information in their discovery of the cemetery of the Alderson family. It had been overgrown and they have been cleaning it up and found 54 tombstones, of which two stones were not readable. They were seeking help and information in restoring the cemetery of their ancestries.

Program for the Tuesday, Nov. 12, meeting will be provided by Debbie Morgan on her recently published book titled, “Austin Missouri Where I Call Home.” Meeting adjourned.

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