The Fort Scott class ring for the year 1950 has been sent on to Donald Janes, New London, Connecticut. The ring was found by a man at Lake Tapering, near Blue Springs. Juanita Schroeder, who was also in the class of 1950, set out to find out just who the ring belonged to. I know that my nephew, Donald Janes, will cherish the class ring that belonged to a mother that he does not remember, as she died in 1953 when he was a year old. Thanks to all who followed this story with us. Truly, there many wonderful friends around us all the time
Dewaine Geiger, O.E.S. past grand patron, visited Erie Chapter on Tuesday evening and presented two 50-year service pins to Bill Wheeler and Dicy Janssen, both of Erie, in an open meeting so that friends and family could attend. At the close of the pinning, Chapter was declared open for their regular meeting.
Following the close of Chapter, the group was pleased to renew the acquaintance of Ann Schwartz Smith, who attended school at Uniontown High School while she was growing up.
Her mother, Mary Schwartz, will be remembered as a school teacher in the Uniontown grade school. Ann is the local pharmacist in Erie.
The Senior Citizens met for their Jan. 28, meeting in the Community Building. The meeting was opened by all reciting the "Pledge Of Allegiance," led by Alice Clayton, which preceded the usual pot luck dinner. Karen Sager, local postmaster, was able to meet with the group again after a long absence of illness. Two guests welcomed were Charlene Broughton and Agnes Post. Six regular members also attended. Alice Clayton read an article, "Truly Fishers Of Men" and "Who Would You Serve?" Due to the bad weather, the group dismissed early.
The American Baptist Women of the First Missionary Baptist Church met in the fellowship hall of the church with eight members present. President Becky Shinn presided, and called the meeting to order. The opening prayer was given by Ruth Wilson. Devotions were led by Judy Ramsey. The book of the month was Esther and four had read the book.
Twenty-nine sunshine calls were reported. Alice Clayton gave the love gift dedication
On March 11 the ladies of the church will meet to roll bandages for missions over seas. World Day of Prayer is to be March 7, at the Uniontown Baptist Church.
Hazel Burt gave the lesson, "A Matter of Faith" and she was assisted by Judy Ramsey and Becky Shinn. The first part of the lesson was a poem by Helen Steiner Rice, "Thank You God For Everything" followed by Scripture from Galations, 5:22-23. Judy Ramsey read, "A Matter Of Faith" and gave the closing prayer.
The books to be read for March are First and Second Peter and Jude.
The meeting closed and cookies and ice cream were served by Alice Clayton and Sandy Rich.
Margaret Hartman has been in a Wichita hospital for a few days, and is now at home again.
The United Methodist Women canceled their Feb. 13 meeting due to the severe ice and snow buildups all over town. They are planning on serving the Feb. Ruritan Meeting on Feb. 18, as usual.
Members of the United Methodist Church will be assisting in the Beacon Soup Line on Feb. 28, which will be held in the Scottish Rite dining room on Main Street, Fort Scott.
Jeff and Robyn Ramsey, Hugoton, visited his parents, Richard and Janice Ramsey, Tuesday and Wednesday. They were traveling to Kansas City to attend the Annual Farm Bureau meeting to be held there.
The Bourbon County Parish Council met Feb. 4 at the Hiattville United Methodist Church. Fifteen were present, including three pastors. Two new members from Devon were Betty Graham and Angie Nading. They replace Marjorie Turner on the council. Pastor Vida Huens, Fort Scott, gave the opening prayer. Devotions were given by Marianne Avett. The parish picnic is planned for August 2008. Marla Gorman is the new secretary at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Scott. The pastors gave reports of their churches. The next meeting will be May 5 and will be at the Hammond United Methodist Church.
Roy Clark was very excited to receive 70 birthday cards on his 90th birthday and voiced his appreciation to all for helping him have a wonderful birthday.