The community congratulates high school history teacher, Norman Conard on receiving the National Teacher Award. The honor is well deserved. The history project, "Life In A Jar" has literally put Uniontown on the map!
Ms. Terry Blythe planned a birthday party honoring her mother, Mrs. Julia Blythe observing her 80th birthday. Family members gathered at Julia's home to help her celebrate, included Bud and LeBelle Blythe, Katie, Hannah, Kaley, and Taylor, and Terry Blythe, Prescott. Also, grandchildren, Holly and Jason Koch, Shannon and Ryan, Chip and Desi Blythe, Mark and Megan, Layel and Chris Wood, and Kaydra, Bronson, Delsi and Rick Allen, Jada and Riley. Others attending were, Julia's sister, Nancy Loveall, her sister-in-law, Alice Ramsey, and daughter-in-law, Kay Blythe, Fort Scott, and Mike Blythe, Haymarket, Va., and Ann Blythe Murgola, Mena, Ark., children of C.J. Blythe. Also attending were Bonita Holeman, Emory Arnold, Elbert Turner, Virginia Holt, and Pat Bangston.
Birthday wishes in the way of telephone calls were received from grandson Paden Blythe from New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho, and from her sister, Mrs. Edna Miller in California.
Musical selections were by Kaley Blythe, Taylor Blythe, Hannah Blythe and Katie Blythe who sang a song accompanied by Kaley on the guitar. Layel Wood and Terri also sang, accompanied by Terri Blythe on the guitar. Bud Blythe played the guitar and sang a solo. Hannah Blythe played the Birthday Song on the violin, and Katie played a violin solo. All of the great-grandchildren danced to the music, which created much merriment.
Terri Blythe and Bud Blythe served birthday cake and ice cream to their guests. All eight grandchildren joined in blowing out the candles for their grandmother.
The United Methodist Women met April 11, in the church annex with the following present: Norma Dunn, Carrie Elbrader, Beverly Geiger, Margaret Hartman, Pauline Hartman, Virginia Holt, Pat McClenahan, Lavon Middleton, Janice Ramsey, and Ethel Smith. All enjoyed a delicious slice of dietetic strawberry cream pie which had been provided by Pat McClenahan, as the meeting opened.
President Pat McClenahan, called the meeting to order, and all recited the purpose in unison. Roll call was answered by each telling of a special Easter memory that they experienced this year, and 10 persons responded. The Love offering was collected. Devotions were given by Lavon Middleton on, "What A Mighty God We Serve," taken from Isaiah, Chapter 65, verses 24.
It was announced again that the bridal shower for Megan Jackson would be held June 23, location to be announced. Lavon Middleton, Janice Ramsey, and Patti McClenahan would meet with Patti Homan to make plans.
Pat McClenahan will be attending the spring district meeting in Paola on April 14. Margaret Hartman had purchased children's underwear for the group, and others had left a box in the church which included a teddy bear, to be taken to the meeting. The items are for a charity project to benefit children at Youthville.
The group voted to go to Alice Ramsey's in Fort Scott, Friday, April 20. Those attending will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. to arrive at Alice's home at 10 a.m.
An update was given on the progress of the kitchen in the Fellowship Hall. Pauline Hartman, chairman, reported that we need to contact the carpenter, and electricians to get estimates as to what the project would cost.
President Pat discussed the serving of funeral dinners. Her suggestion was that we need a chairperson. She suggested that we look into stocking our cabinets with food items, having a good supply on hand so that we could meet the needs of a funeral at all times.
The April Ruritan dinner was planned with Lavon Middleton as chairman. She will serve spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, French bread, and pie. Pies will be furnished by Carol George, Pauline Hartman, Pat McClenahan, Margaret Hartman and Virginia Holt. Beverly Geiger will bake the French bread. The president asked for volunteers for the May Ruritan and it will be planned and served by Janice Ramsey, assisted by Margaret Hartman.
Lavon Middleton suggested that the United Methodist Women might draw names for secret pals. It would add interest to our meetings. The Roxa Draper dinner was announced for Oct. 12.
Margaret Hartman will have the lesson in May. With no further business appearing, the meeting was dismissed.
Dewaine and Beverly Geiger attended the Annual Chicken Feed sponsored by the Hiattville Masonic Lodge, and prepared by the members of Ideal Chapter, on April 10. A Lodge meeting was held recognizing three 50 year members of the Lodge, and pins were presented by Most Worshipful Jimmy Grassi, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge AF and AM, of Kansas. Several grand officers including Larry Swain, grand organist, were present for the meeting.
Mrs. Karen Johnson, Fort Scott, Scott Holeman, Kansas City, Kristi Schoenhofer, Wichita, Robin Schrack, Gretna, Neb., and Betty and Merle Rose, Uniontown, made a trip to New York City, N.Y., the past week. Time was spent sight seeing and touring places of interest. They took a ferry to Ellis Island, visited the Statue of Liberty, and Ground Zero and China Town, and other points of interest.
They made the trip to be with family members, and to hear Nolen and Garret Frank, children of Barry and Tammy Johnson Frank, Lawrence, as they sang in the Children's Choir of Lawrence, at Carnegie Hall on April 15. Tammy Frank is serving as one of the chaperones of the group, and is the daughter of Karen and Andy Johnson, rural Fort Scott.
The group expects to return home on Monday.