The Easter Breakfast hosted by the Methodist Church following Easter Sunrises Services, which were held inside due to the cold weather, was well attended. Chairman for the event was Pauline Hartman. Skeet and Carol George cooked the biscuits and gravy, which were served with fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Many attended from the First Missionary Baptist Church.
The March 17 meeting of the Ruritan was held in the Methodist Church Annex. President, Lawrence (Bugs) George presided, and called the meeting to order. Dale Jackson, Vice-President, led the group in singing "America" after which Kenneth Holt gave the Invocation for the dinner. Bugs George welcomed the guests who were the wives of members present for "Ladies Night". He also gave a welcome to Shawn Wilkinson, who is a new member.
The United Methodist Women served a meal of fried chicken, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, beets, bread and butter with cake for dessert.
At the business session the minutes of the February meeting were read, and voted approved on a motion by Matt Noll. The president handed out the 2008 Handbooks.
Kenneth Holt gave the Scholarship report, and also announced that Jamie Shank was the club's recipient for the 2008 Scholarship. A complete financial report was given, including a generous balance from the Chili Feed and Concession Stand Sale.
George Warren reported that the Concession stand needs repair.
The program for the evening was not present. In lieu of the program, Raymond George gave a short report on some of the African Veterinary Missions projects which his daughter, Dr. Paula Ulrich and her husband, Dr. Tim Ulrich are involved in Africa. They served two years in Uganda, and will be returning this summer accompanied by their three children, for a two year assignment in South Africa.
The meeting was dismissed with the members and their guests repeating the Flag Salute.
Dewaine and Beverly Geiger attended the installation of Officers of Evangeline Chapter, Baldwin on March 26 and Dewaine Geiger, Past Grand Patron served as one of the Installing Officers for their newly elected and appointed chapter officers. It was a special pleasure for him to install his good friend, Tom Kleitz to the office of Worthy Patron. Earlier in the evening they enjoyed a quick supper at the home of Tom and Sue Ann, and saw their new retirement home in Baldwin.
Mrs. Evelyn Jones Christianson, Moran was a Monday lunch guest of Beverly and Dewaine Geiger. Following lunch, they worked on Fort Scott High School Reunion Class of 1945 photographs, identifying names, which will be eventually given to the Old Fort Genealogical Society. The pictures belonged to former class member Nona Warren Jones, deceased, of Fort Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Shinn, accompanied by Mrs. Thora Shinn and Mrs. Evelyn Christiansen of Moran, drove to Fort Scott, to watch Holly Shinn play basketball at the Community Christian Church, Fort Scott. Holly is Alan and Becky Shinn's grand-daughter, and the great-grand daughter of Thora Shinn. Holly is the daughter of Alan and Diane Shinn, Uniontown.
The Methodist Church enjoyed a covered dish dinner in the Fellowship Hall following Church services.
Dewaine Geiger, PGP, received the appointment of Deputy in charge of the Consolidation of Kincaid Chapter, 455. He met with the Chapter in February and March to work out the details of the consolidation which was made final on April 1, at the regular meeting of Morion Chapter, Moran. Worthy Matron, Sharon Utley, planned a special meeting to receive the members of the Kincaid Charter into the Morion Chapter. The seal of the Kincaid Charter was rendered invalid and hung in the Chapter Room. Each guest was presented with a flower which were later gathered into a bouquet and placed in a vase. Her comment was that each bloom is beautiful in itself, but put them all together and they compliment each other creating a beauty picture. Each of you will add your beauty to Moran Chapter.