January 22, 2009

City Reports Progress in Nuisance Vehicle Cases

With its nuisance vehicle ordinance and enforcement now court tested, the City of Memphis embarked on a second round of public hearings regarding properties within city limits that were deemed in non-compliance.

City Marshal John Myers presented reports on more than 20 properties that received notice via certified mail regarding violations of the city ordinance.

Myers reported that the majority of the issues had been resolved prior to the January 8th Memphis City Council meeting.

The bulk of the property owners either have contacted the police department regarding their plans to remedy the situation, or they have already brought their property into conformity with the ordinance, Myers told the council.

A number of citizens were present at the meeting regarding their notices.

Richard Hurley questioned the need for the ordinance. He seemed to take offense to the terminology of junk vehicles regarding the property issues in question.

I dont own any junk vehicles, he told the council. Just because a vehicle isnt in running condition, doesnt mean its junk. I dont understand why you cant keep something like this on your own property.

Alderman James Parker noted that the city doesnt prevent citizens from owning property. The ordinance targets public safety issues.

The city ordinance does not prohibit a citizen from owning a non-functional, non-licensed vehicle. It simply prohibits storing such property on the city right of way, or storing it on private property in such a manner that creates public safety hazards such as un-maintained grass, or habitat for mosquitoes.

All in all, it seems like we have seen excellent improvement, said Mayor William Reckenberg regarding the latest round of public hearings.

However Alderman Lucas Remley questioned the enforcement methods of the latest round of nuisance letters mailed out by the police department.

He indicated his preference to see the police department handle the nuisance vehicle cases on a complaint basis instead of policing the community looking for infractions.

Alderman Allen Creek noted that the council had instructed the police department to handle the situation in this manner because the first series of public hearings had generated hard feelings among the limited number of citizens receiving notices. Those individuals had indicated a sense that they were being singled out under the law, when there were many other infractions within the city that were not being reviewed.

I strive to treat everyone fairly, said Myers. I dont believe we want to subject one person to one law and then let another person slide by for doing the same thing.

JAMES EDWARD BEHR (1/25/1938 – 3/22/2017) 

James Edward Behr, 79 of Downing, Missouri passed away at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

The son of Paul John and Lillian Jeanette (Rother) Behr, he was born in Joliet, Illinois on January 25, 1938.  On May 15, 1993 at the Showme Lake in Memphis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Suzanne E. Fullmer.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne E. Behr of Downing, Missouri; his children, James Edward Behr, Junior of North Aurora, Illinois, Sheryl Rene’ Baker and husband, Gary of Lancaster, Missouri and Paul Edwin Behr of Aurora, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Jodi Drane and husband, Michael of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Rosemary Erman of Coal City, Illinois and other family members.

James is preceded in death by his parents; one stepdaughter, Kelly Sue Schilb; one sister, Jeanette Swiggert and one half brother-in-law, Fred Erman.

James worked for Caterpillar as a furnace operator as he made parts for their tractors.   He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 145 and was also a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association.

When James was younger, he restored vehicles and motorcycles.  His hobbies also included hunting, fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors.  He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family and always had a great entertaining story!

A memorial service was held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with Sonny Smyser, Pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith officiating.

Memorials have been established for the family.

Burial will be at a later date as the body has been cremated.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

Jews for Jesus to Speak at Lighthouse of Faith Church

Lighthouse of Faith Church invites all to hear a presentation given by Jews for Jesus on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m.  The topic will be Model Seder.

Jews for Jesus is an agency that proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. The late Moishe Rosen, a Jew who has believed in Jesus for over 35 years, founded the organization. However, Dr. Rosen was quick to point out that he did not “start” Jews for Jesus. “Jews for Jesus began about 2,000 years ago, around 32 C.E., give or take a year. Jesus’ first disciples were Jewish, and there have been some Jewish people who have believed in him ever since.”

The organization has permanent branches in eight North American cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Washington D.C. and Fort Lauderdale) as well as over 127 volunteer chapters spanning some 41 states and five countries. The group’s international branches are headquartered in Johannesburg, London, Paris, Odessa, Moscow, Essen, Rio de Janeiro, Kharkov, Dnepopretrovsk, and Tel Aviv.

To the Jews for Jesus, believing in Jesus makes sense in light of the Jewish Bible and in light of their experiences as “believers.” For those who argue that Christianity contradicts the meaning of Judaism, the Jews for Jesus say there are answers, which their representative will be happy to discuss after the presentation.

Call Curtis Ebeling at (660) 216-4040 for more information. There will be no admission charge.

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

KMEM radio station is celebrating their 30th anniversary with the public on Friday, March 30th.  The station’s first day on the air was March 29, 1982.

KMEM was founded in 1982 by Sam Berkowitz and his family.  The radio station was located in the east end of what is today the Sunrise Motel.

The Berkowitz family owned and operated the station until 1988, when KMEM was sold to the Boyer Broadcasting group led by Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer.  Their daughter-in-law, Denise Boyer managed the station until it was sold in 2001 to a group from Ottumwa, IA, including Mark and Karen McVey, Mark and Lisa Denney, and Rich Brown.

TEN YEARS AGO

The Scotland County R-1 School Board voted 7-0 to sign off on a proposed $1.8 million renovation project for the school campus.

The largest portion of the plan cost is earmarked for a new ground source heating and cooling system at the high school.

The facility was constructed in 1975.  The building’s heating and cooling systems are beyond projected life expectancies and despite considerable repairs have been deemed inadequate to meet the district’s future needs.

20 YEARS AGO

The Rural Rough Riders met March 15 with 13 members and one guest, Thelma Strong, present.  Hosts for the evening were Helen and Eugene Newland and Dorothy and Howard Nelson.

After dinner the group played cards.  High scores for the evening went to Millie Nelson and Eugene Newland.  Second high went to Bea Reeves and Junior Snodgrass.

Hosts for the next card party, which will be April 5, are Ann and Noel Barker and JoAnn and Olan Shadrick.

30 YEARS AGO

The annual meeting of the Missouri State Polled Hereford Association was held in Columbia at the Hilton Hotel on March 6th.  As a part of the evening festivities, six prominent Polled Hereford people from across Missouri were presented awards.

Among the award winners was Elisabeth Huff of Huff’s Polled Herefords, Rutledge.  Elisabeth was given the Polled Hereford Enthusiasm award for 1987.  She was cited for her dedication and hard work on behalf of Polled Hereford breeders throughout Missouri.  During the year, she served the Association as the state Queen and first runner-up to the National Queen.

Elisabeth is the daughter of Jane and LeRoy Huff of Rutledge and is a junior at the University of Missouri, Columbia, majoring in Food Science and Nutrition with a double major in Animal Science.

40 YEARS AGO

The Scotland County Senior High College Bowl team competed in the Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament at North Shelby in which Scotland County captured first place. In the first game, played Tuesday night, Scotland County downed Clark County by a score of 435-230.  In the second match, Thursday night, they met their traditional rival, Knox County, who they handily defeated, 625-340.  The championship match was played against Milan, Friday night with Scotland County becoming Conference Champions by a score of 595-375.

The entire season proved to be a victorious one with an overall record of eleven wins, including two tournament victories and four losses with an even team effort by all.

Team members were Eric Pence, Captain, Gail Carlson, Ellen Aylward, David Forsythe, Dean Blakeley, and Scott Robinson, with Mrs. Barbara Chasteen as sponsor.

50 YEARS AGO

Increases in student fees at the Northeast Missouri State Teachers college were recently announced.

President of the Board of Regents, James R. Reinhard, said resident students will pay $180 an academic year, beginning September 1st and non-residents $399.

Part-time resident students will pay $10 a semester hour for less than six hours and non-residents $22.

All graduate students will pay $216 for the academic year, and part-time graduate students $12 a semester hour.

60 YEARS AGO

Percy, the pig, which the local chapter of the Jaycees received as a surprise last week from the Canton, Missouri Chapter of the Jaycees, gave up residence in Memphis and moved to the Jaycees chapter at Brookfield.

Tuesday night, Paul Lancaster, Wayne Mathes, Harold Davis, Pearl C. Cotton, and Kenny Thrasher began the journey to Brookfield with Percy.  Car trouble along the way caused the group to be late for the meeting, however, the group succeeded in locating the Jaycees president and made him a present of Percy.

So—Percy doesn’t live here anymore.

70 YEARS AGO

The sale of the Northeast Missouri Angus Breeders Association was held at the sale pavilion in Memphis Saturday. The sale averaged $334.00 per head, a little less than the average last year.

One hundred and three head were sold and the top price was $1,200 for a bull consigned by Earl Rogers.  The top cow price was $726.00.

A large crowd of people attended the sale.

Rutledge Renegades

Ann and Leon Shaw held a birthday party for grandson, Cole White, to celebrate his first birthday.

Victor Childers, from Indianapolis, Indiana, came for Bill Delaney’s visitation.  He was to meet his grandson, Adam Arnold, at Sandhill to go to Zimmerman’s for lunch.  Adam goes to Truman University in Kirksville.

Katrina and Great-Aunt Neta Phillips went to Columbia.

April 17, 2017 the Ruby Red hats of Rutledge will be going to the I.D.K Café in Baring at 1:00 a.m.

Carol McCabe attended the Scotland County Campus Bowl tournament Saturday.  The Scotland County JV received 1st place and the varsity team received 2nd.  Carol was the JV coach last year until she retired and she was very proud of them.

After the tournament, Carol attended Milton Earl’s 70th birthday party at the Community Building – great to see everyone there.  Seems a good time was had by all.

Some of those in this week were Tim Morris, Dale Tague, Neta Phillips, Charlene Montgomery, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Marlene Henry, Ruth Ludwick, Mike and Pam Blaine, Marjorie Peterson, and Bob and Dorothy Hunolt.

Woodpeckers

So much to do, so little time. It feels as though spring and summer are upon us. With stores’ greenhouse buildings popping up all over and mulch appearing in the parking lots, it makes you feel that garden planting and flower planting are upon us.

At Red Hatters today, we heard Cardinals singing when we left. So neat. I don’t have a lot here in the wide-open spaces west of Wyaconda.

I have been having lots of Woodpeckers. One in particular is the Red-bellied Woodpecker. It frequents my feeder, along with my woody woodpecker, who is making a mess of the bluebird houses here in the yard. Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common statewide and found in forests, woodlands, parks, and suburban areas. They frequent backyard bird feeders during the winter months in search of sunflower seeds and suet.

Red-bellied woodpeckers forage amongst the trees for acorns, fruits, and insects, using their strong bill to chip away at bark to expose hidden creatures. Their tongue is long, barbed, and sticky, and they use it to extract insects from deep under the bark. They excavate nest holes in the wood of dead or decaying trees. Clutches are made up of 2 to 6 eggs, which incubate in 12 days. Young birds fly in 24-27 days.

The red-bellied woodpecker’s are banded with black and white bars. The male has a wide red band from its bill over the crown to its nape, and the female has red on the nape of neck only.  Keep your eyes open for the male and female, interesting to watch.

Until next time, good bird watching.

Muck and Marshmallows

Low tech surveillance system. Photo by Ben.

Howdy y’all. Ben here, finally upland of the soggy pig waller I’ve been slogging about in for the last week.

One week and about a dozen neighbors, plus some sheet metal and some marshmallows, is all it took for me to get our sow loaded onto the trailer, but as the old joke goes, “What’s time to a pig?” In fact, one week ago, I thought I had this pig in the bag, but it turns out that as a sow grows, she typically becomes more ornery, more wizened. That’s true of some of my human friends, too.

In the past week, we’ve had a few frosty nights, as well as a few hot afternoons. We’ve had hot dry winds whip through (fine diaper-drying weather) and some of the first significant rains of the spring. Something about this droughty weather breaking right before I need firm soil for hog wrangling feels quite typical of my luck. Well, at least all my water catchment is full, and with the help and support of so many of my neighbors, I was finally able to put this piggy out to pasture.

Spring is coming on in earnest. The days are growing quite long, nettles, peppergrass, and dandelion are all making their way into my meals, as well as the meals of all my animal friends. The henbit is happily in flower, and I’ll be ok if I don’t have to eat it except in egg form. It’s called henbit for a reason. Because it’s best suited to poultry. I have a friend, you might know her, and she loves to serve up henbit. I’ll eat it, but I don’t seem to get the same enjoyment out of it as the chickens, so why take it away from them, especially in the earliest spring, when the grasses have hardly greened around the barnyard yet?

If I haven’t said this out loud yet, I’ve certainly thought it, that farming is basically gambling. Insurance is gambling too, but with farming I feel like I have a lick more control. And then trying to farm as sustainably as possible is like gambling with lower possible returns. I don’t know who this Trader Joe character is, but he’s got some sort of racket, and I don’t think the folks growing potatoes for the fancy potato chips are making out quite like he is. Anyhow, while I’ve always believed there to be a certain element of luck involved in farming, I’m beginning to realize just how many skills the average farmer needs to have, just to stay afloat.

A farmer has to be a meteorologist, a geologist, an accountant, an economist, a biologist, a behavioral psychologist, a mechanic, a physicist, a builder, a laborer, and a marketer to boot. Me, I’m just a guy who leads pigs around with marshmallows, because apparently they like them, but I’m working on the other stuff.

It’s a lot to handle and track all at once, and after stacking on the other responsibilities of raising children, collecting my own fuel, being my own electrician and occasionally repairing/improving my dirt house, I sometimes feel a little bit exhausted. This week has been no exception. Oh yeah, I live in an ecovillage, so I might’ve had to talk about my feelings once or twice.

But today, for me, as a farmer, or at least somebody who spends all my time raising food, living in community paid off in getting Esmerelda up in that trailer, for she’s been suspicious of it for a long time and seemed only interested in stepping up in it if I laid down in it, baby-talking her and feeding her constant marshmallows. That’s the perfect time for all my friends to come in and give her a push. It’s really nice to have friends willing to stand in pig mud with me, otherwise I’d just have chickens out there instead.

Another farm job I don’t have to do by myself is chasing off varmints, now that we got us a livestock guard dog. Her name is Xena. She has a nice, low-frequency bark, and she seems to guard the eggs as well as the chickens, but there’re plenty to go around these days, so I don’t see why not let her have a few of her own. She doesn’t eat them, but she does seem to want to hatch them out.

The spring peepers are many decibels loud, groggy hornets constantly drop out of my ceiling, quince and plum are flowering, robins and rabbits dart through the landscape. Spring seems like it may stick around for good now, and I anxiously await both garden season and mushroom hunting. Now that the threat of having a multiton ice cube is probably over, I have re-situated my water catchment and am currently at or above capacity, which is a reassuring feeling, though I am keenly aware of the irony in off-grid living of having abundant water when it’s raining and abundant energy for lighting when it’s sunny. Still, it affords us the finer things in life, like radios and clean pants. I’ll stick with it.

The birds and the bees are springing into action, tending to their birdly and beely business. The roads are all full of muck, and the ditches are all coming up in daylilies and irises. Our quaint dirt house has been getting upwards of seventy-five degrees when we cook meals on the woodstove, and we’ll inevitably be back in the outdoor kitchen shortly for to appreciate the breeze better, and keep the scorched lard smoke aura that hangs low in the house up and away from our sinuses. The pond is still cold, but I use it more for hygiene than for recreation, so it takes only a few moments to regain my standard level of washed. In the garden, collards, peas, and a few stray garlic volunteers reach up through the soil to photosynthesize a little. I like photosynthesizing too, as long as I’m not too deep beneath some dirt, either.

The busy time is imminent as the ticks and poison ivy, and before long our humble village will be swarming and buzzing with visitors from all over, chasing the chickens, taste-testing the poison hemlock, and asking which of my buckets I put the fabric softener into.

Dancing Rabbit is, after all, a demonstration community, and so, somehow, I’ll gather myself together and take the time to explain the things I know best, like the grease trap in our greywater system, and the existence of chiggers, which few people seem to believe in because they’re both invisible and fantastically nasty little buggers. I also appreciate having some time to demonstrate by myself without an audience, but the contrast between desolation and peak population make both states of being different enough to be interesting and enjoyable to me.

With broody hens and extremely curvaceous nanny goats scattered here and there across the farmstead, I imagine I’ll have plenty of non-anthropocentric social tasks ahead of me to keep busy and distracted, which is basically when I’m at my best. In the meantime, I’d better go lay all my clothes out in the road, cuz it’s easier than handwashing, and it looks like we might be blessed with a little more rain. So long for now, I’ll holler at ya again after I find a mushroom or two.

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Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is an intentional community and educational nonprofit outside Rutledge, focused on demonstrating sustainable living possibilities. Public tours are offered April – October on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. In the meantime you can find out more about us by checking out our website, www.dancingrabbit.org, calling the office at (660) 883-5511, or emailing us at dancingrabbit@ic.org.

The Need for Both Positive and Negative Input 

Life is abundant if we will allow all of its unfolding circumstances and events to affect our walk.  A key word is “all”.  The tendency (or preference) clearly leans toward only the positive. We tend to shun the negative as an interfering element that has no place in our day. But something significant happens when abiding by only one or the other.

If one selects, even insists, upon the Positive only, a bratty attitude will permeate our daily experience. Why? Because not everything in any given day will go positively. On the other hand, if we should function only from negativity, defensive selfishness continues; even escalates. This is certainly no fun… for any of those trying to live around us!

So here’s what I want you to gain. Positive by itself sets us up for eventual struggle because life doesn’t operate on Positive-only. Negative alone grooms us for self-absorption.  The two together–I said, THE TWO TOGETHER–give us an amazing element.  That element is called Energy!

Lift the hood of your car. Disconnect one of the battery (on the farm we referenced it as battry) cables. Take your pick. Disconnect the Positive or the Negative. The result? No power. To get moving forward, both posts must be in harmony. To eliminate one or the other says, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere!”

So keep in mind that for you to have a powerful day there must be the presence of both Positive and Negative. Otherwise, we are mere “battries”  but have no function, meaning or even calling. Each of us deeply desires, I believe, to be productive. Connect your Positives and your Negatives AND THEN YOU’VE GOT POWER!

You… are welcome!

World War I

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in June 1914 plunged the major European powers into a conflict that became known as World War I, involving the armies of Germany and the Central Powers against the Allies including Britain, France, and Russia. The United States attempted to remain neutral. Two major events occurred to change the U.S. position of neutrality. In February 1917, Germany broke its pledge to limit its use of submarine warfare and the United States responded by severing diplomatic ties with Germany. The second event was the disclosure of the Zimmerman Telegram. In January 1917, British cryptographers intercepted and decoded a telegram from German Foreign Minister Zimmerman to the German Minister in Mexico. The message proposed that Mexico should form an alliance with Germany if the U.S. should enter the war against the Germans. In return, Germany would help the Mexicans recover their “lost territory in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona”. In an effort to protect their intelligence from detection and capitalize on growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S., the British withheld the information from President Wilson until February 24, 1917. When American newspapers published news of the telegram, it had a tremendous impact on public opinion. Demands for action against Germany increased. The message helped draw the United States into the war and changed the course of history. On April 2, President Wilson asked for a declaration of war. Four days later, April 6, 1917, Congress voted to declare war against Germany. The U.S. had officially entered World War I.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Changing Plans

I just took another fishing trip with my favorite striper guide and friend, Mike Allen. There were four of us who met at the dock early that morning. It was an overcast and windy day with periods of light rain. Regardless of the not-so-favorable conditions, we started off with three quick catches – one a nineteen pounder. This was going to be a good day. We’ll, yes and no. Despite our early fortune, our upward success immediately turned south.

For the next couple of hours, we would sporadically catch a stray, but we never landed on a spot that we would call very productive. Mike would locate the stripers, but they were just not interested in eating at that particular time. Our only hope was to wait or to change plans. Waiting meant we would, well, wait; wait until they decide to bite. Changing plans meant we would try for another species of fish. Mike knew where some big catfish hid and he thought we might be able to entice them to some fresh bait. He was right. So, for the rest of our time we caught some nice, big catfish and had a great time doing it.

We didn’t get all that we came for, but we got plenty that we didn’t. Both fish fit nicely in a freezer. If we had chosen to continue striper fishing there is a good chance we would have left that morning without ever having the success we had planned for. There is a nearly a one hundred percent chance we would have left without having caught any catfish. We simply took what was given us.

I find that principle to be true in many areas of my life. My expectations are one thing; reality, another. My hopes of a certain prize are replaced with another prize I never saw coming. The ones I had hoped to reach, I didn’t, but I reached those I never imagined. Most of the time, these unexpected successes are a result of me conceding to my present conditions instead of stubbornly fighting them. I think it’s God way of putting me where he wants me at that moment.

Are you getting discouraged by the lack of success you are having in your present pursuit?  Are you stubbornly hanging on to a plan just because it was your good and original one? Have you discovered another pool of potential but have been unwilling to move because it’s not what or who you came for? You can do two things. You can wait and perhaps success will eventually come, or you can move to an area where success comes easy. Sometimes that move may only be temporary but for that moment it will be the difference between going home empty-handed or going home with an unexpected blessing that may not only be for you, but for others as well.  

Gary Miller

Outdoor Truths Ministries

www.outdoortruths.org

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR Hosts March Meeting

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR met in regular session Friday March 3rd 2017, at the Scotland County RCF Meeting Room in honor of member Grace Brown. The meeting was opened in ritualistic form by Regent June Kice. Roll Call, My Favorite Spring Flower, was answered by 13 members and 1 guest.

Scripture and Prayer were given by Chaplain Nelda Billups.

President General’s Message was read by Reta Stott.

Constitution Minute was given by Verlee Dauma.

National Defense and Indian Minute were given by Marlene Cowell. Marlene read a very interesting article on “Service Dogs for PTSD” for the National Defense message. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs feels dog ownership might help lessen the stress involve with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Department has launched a new study which will include dogs specifically trained to deal with veterans suffering from PTSD. Dogs taught specifically for PTSD are taught specific commands. They often need to wake a veteran from nightmares. The dogs can be taught to calm a veteran, watch their back to alert if someone is approaching so the veteran is not startled, they even scope out a room or a building and alert if it is occupied or not. They can even be taught to turn on a light switch so a veteran does not need to enter a dark room. These dogs lessen the veteran’s fear of being in public places so they can live a more productive life. Thankfully, there are many wonderful not-for-profit organizations which provide a service dog for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Treasurer’s report prepared by Kathy Kiddoo was read by Reta Stott.

Secretary’s Report was given by Rhonda Davis. Minutes were approved as read.

Unfinished Business:

The MSSDAR State Conference will be held April 20 – 23, 2017 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. At this time Jafulione Chapter has no one attending.

A committee headed by Verlee Dauma has purchased two books to be donated to the Scotland County Library in memory of DAR member Lucille Boyer. The committee has also purchased a book in memory of DAR member LeGene Padgett.

New Business:

Regent Kice received Thank You card from the Veterans Home in Mexico Mo. for a donation made them. This money was donated to Jauflione DAR by a member’s husband to be used for a coffee fund for the Veterans in Mexico. The Veterans Home does not have a coffee fund as coffee is available at all times for the Veterans. The money will be added to a slush fund for the Veterans. Regent Kice also read a Thank You note from Jennie Bissell thanking us for the gift bag and lap robe for her brother who is a Veteran in the Nursing Home.

The State Regent’s Visit will be held June 6th, 2017. This visit will be hosted by the Clark County DAR Chapter. This State Regent’s Visit is for Clark County, Schuyler County and Scotland County. This meeting will be held at the Scotland County Fitness Center in Memphis Mo. More information will follow.

Regent Patricia Miller has been working to arrange a Genealogy Workshop for anyone interested. Patricia has a confirmed date of July 22nd, 2017 starting at 9:00 A.M. This workshop will be held at the Christian Church in Memphis Mo. and will be open to anyone interested in attending.

This year “2017” represents the 100th Anniversary of the United States Entry into World War I. Jauflione Chapter DAR will have discussion in April to decide what we want to do to commemorate this event.

Terry Arnold and Rhonda Davis gave a report on the visit to the Scotland County Nursing Home honoring the local veterans living there. The Jauflione DAR Chapter had gift bags and lap robes for the 10 veterans there. This was in celebration of the Week of February 14 which is “National Salute to Veteran Patients Program Week”. Everyone had a good time visiting and listening to each Veteran’s story. We agreed that we would honor the Veterans in the Nursing Home again next year during this week. There was also discussion of holding our annual “Thank You Veterans” open house at the Nursing Home so those Vets can attend this celebration also.

The business meeting was adjourned.

The program was given by Nancy Platz reading the book “Stand Straight Ella Kate”. Nancy’s story and added facts about Ella was enjoyed by all. Thank You Nancy.

Delicious refreshments were provided by Marlene Cowell and Maxine Phillips. Social hour was enjoyed by all.

Submitted by Rhonda Davis, Recording Secretary.

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