March 21 Community Brief

March 21, 2014 

Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Roundup met March 11 at Pearson Hall. Carol Bohl, president, presided. Bohl led the group in saying the pledge.

Bill Greene presented the contents of a book written by his great-great uncle John Greene, who was a Lieutenant in the Union Army. The book had been passed down through the family. The uncle had described his experiences when he was captured by the Confederate Army and was held as a POW in Tyler, Texas. He and another individual escaped and worked their way back to the northern forces and he rejoined the battle.

John Foster moved and John Moloski seconded to accept February minutes as presented.

Cathy Gottsch, treasurer, reported a February balance of $1,355.12 with a deposit of $108 resulting in a current balance of $1,463.12.

Jim Beckner moved and Greene seconded to donate $15 for the Confederate Memorial Day. Motion passed.

Bohl announced clean-up day at Lone Jack at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Carol will be tour guide for a tour of northeast Cass County sponsored by Cass Career Center. The tour will be Saturday, April 12. Bates County will have recognition of Order 11 happenings in Bates County Saturday, March 22. There will be a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Bates County Museum with a dedication of a plaque at the Bates Courthouse at 2 p.m.

Bohl shared a thank you note from the Alleys. They hope to be with us for the June meeting.

Program for Tuesday, April 8, will be provided by Beckner on the attempted capture of Jefferson Davis. Due to Pearson Hall being involved with the election, the April meeting will be at Donna’s Cafe. Those that wish will meet at 6 p.m. to eat with the meeting at 7 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

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