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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Macon County Historical Society holds meeting

  • Minutes from the last Macon County Historical Society meeting
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  • President Ron Watts called the meeting to order
    Mardine White led the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as read.
    TREASURER’S
    REPORT
    Ruth Masten reported the current balance. Treasurer’s report stands as read.
    UPCOMING        EVENTS         
    Merlyn Amidei stated Homecoming tours would be given to the Classes of 1963, 1973, and 1988 and that tour guides are needed.
    Ruth Masten reported that people from many states contact the Genealogy department. Even on one Sunday night a man from Michigan requested information and was given a tour as well.
    On Aug. 23, a parade will be held in Ethel at 6:30 pm. MCHS members are encouraged to participate.
    Vice-president Harold Burkhardt told of Bernard Huffman donating the scale from the Excello Feed Mill. The scale has been installed in the Shockey Mill exhibit on the third floor.
    Don Noah donated a Home Comfort wood-burning cook stove that had belonged to his mother-in-law who lived between New Cambria and Bucklin. Ron Watts reported that she had bought it new in 1948. The stove is extremely heavy so the acquisition crew housed the stove just inside the doorway of the north annex. Because of its weight, they did not attempt to take it to the third floor.
    President Watts announced the placement of the new arrow sign in front of the MCHS building, and that Ralph Klusman will be in charge of placing information on the sign.
    Sally Watts, Mardine White, and Ruth Cordell supervised the cleaning and renovation of the main floor exhibits and the creation of a new bedroom exhibit in the north annex. The bed is a rope bed. The old bath is from Old Stage Coach Inn.
    Doris Duckworth’s lakeside cabin will be the site for the 2nd Wednesday Lunch with Jack. Doris announced that she will again host the dinner at her cabin on Oct. 9.
    President Watts reported on bids for asphalt on the road and parking lot in front of the MCHS building.
    President Watts pointed out two yellow, metal, folding chairs which represented 35/40 such chairs received from the old band room. He offered to sell them at $3 each if anyone were interested. He said that they would be hauling scrap next week.
    Robert Lowry will do the program, “Taste of Grapes” and show slides on September 5, in the MCHS meeting room at 6 pm.
    Merlyn announced that there will be no program on Sept. 13.
    Refreshments were served.
    The next meeting will be on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
    President Ron Watts called the meeting to order
    Page 2 of 2 - Mardine White led the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as read.
    TREASURER’S
    REPORT
    Ruth Masten reported the current balance. Treasurer’s report stands as read.
    UPCOMING        EVENTS         
    Merlyn Amidei stated Homecoming tours would be given to the Classes of 1963, 1973, and 1988 and that tour guides are needed.
    Ruth Masten reported that people from many states contact the Genealogy department. Even on one Sunday night a man from Michigan requested information and was given a tour as well.
    On Aug. 23, a parade will be held in Ethel at 6:30 pm. MCHS members are encouraged to participate.
    Vice-president Harold Burkhardt told of Bernard Huffman donating the scale from the Excello Feed Mill. The scale has been installed in the Shockey Mill exhibit on the third floor.
    Don Noah donated a Home Comfort wood-burning cook stove that had belonged to his mother-in-law who lived between New Cambria and Bucklin. Ron Watts reported that she had bought it new in 1948. The stove is extremely heavy so the acquisition crew housed the stove just inside the doorway of the north annex. Because of its weight, they did not attempt to take it to the third floor.
    President Watts announced the placement of the new arrow sign in front of the MCHS building, and that Ralph Klusman will be in charge of placing information on the sign.
    Sally Watts, Mardine White, and Ruth Cordell supervised the cleaning and renovation of the main floor exhibits and the creation of a new bedroom exhibit in the north annex. The bed is a rope bed. The old bath is from Old Stage Coach Inn.
    Doris Duckworth’s lakeside cabin will be the site for the 2nd Wednesday Lunch with Jack. Doris announced that she will again host the dinner at her cabin on Oct. 9.
    President Watts reported on bids for asphalt on the road and parking lot in front of the MCHS building.
    President Watts pointed out two yellow, metal, folding chairs which represented 35/40 such chairs received from the old band room. He offered to sell them at $3 each if anyone were interested. He said that they would be hauling scrap next week.
    Robert Lowry will do the program, “Taste of Grapes” and show slides on September 5, in the MCHS meeting room at 6 pm.
    Merlyn announced that there will be no program on Sept. 13.
    Refreshments were served.
    The next meeting will be on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
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