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Uniontown Ruritan helps clean up

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Lawrence "Bugs" George, President, called the meeting of the Uniontown Ruritan Club to order on April 21, 2008, in the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

Vice-President Dale Jackson led the club in singing "America" after which, Kenneth Holt gave the invocation. President George thanked the women of the church for the delicious meal of roast pork, potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, hot rolls and pie.

The club Secretary Raymond "Skeet" George called the roll with 23 members present. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved.

Dale Jackson called for committee reports. Kenneth Holt gave the Scholarship report that Jamie Shank was the club's recipient of the "Double Your Dollars" Scholarship. Allison Warren received the Ruritan Memorial Scholarship.

The building committee reported that the ceiling of the concession stand had been repaired. There was no report on the Public Service Committee, the Citizenship and Patriotism Committees, or the Social Development Committee. Chad Holt reported concessions at a Farm sale netted $319.80 with only twenty four dollars of expenses. The spouses of the club members donated desserts for the sale. Bugs and Skeet George cooked Polish sausages and hot dogs with chili, and had both pop and pie for sale.

Chad Holt, Treasurer, gave the reports of the operating fund, and Foundation Funds. The Treasurers report was approved.

Ken Holt reported that the club would benefit from being named in a trust fund of a local resident.

Thank you cards were read from Haley Melton and Bethany Ericson who were assisted by donations from the club in their attendance at the Kansas City Global Conference. A thank you card was read from Renee Harclerode for assisting with the ribbon cutting ceremony at her new cafe' on the north side of the Uniontown Square. A thank you letter was read from the Mike Speer family for club assistance in a fund raiser that netted an additional $7,234 for the Michael Speer Scholarship Fund at Fort Scott Community College. Kevin Gleason thanked the club for their help in the Mike Speer Fundraiser, also.

It was moved and seconded that the club give Katie Spainhoward $50 for her attendance at Girl's State. It was moved that the Club give $200 to the fund-raiser for Breanna Eslinger, a high school student with extensive surgery and medical costs.

It was announced Uniontown is having a city-wide cleanup from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on April 26 and May 3. An inquiry was made if the club could help in this effort. The Club will give $100 to help with the expense of roll off dumpsters. It was moved with proper second, that the Ruritan members help on the clean up effort. Skeet George announced that the Redfield Ruritan Club is having a breakfast on May 3, 2008.

The meeting was dismissed by the President, by all repeating the Flag Salute.

Jake Underwood organized a crew of men to set the post rocks on the south side of the Uniontown City Park, recently, and then treated the men to lunch at Goldie's Cafe. Thanks for the hard work. This is appreciated as another nice addition to our City Park.

Beverly Geiger spent a week recently in Joplin with her daughter Pat and Kenneth Ramsey to assist with the wedding reception for her grandson Ryan Ramsey who wed Becky Betterton in Jamaica on April 10. They baked and decorated the wedding cake for the reception held at the Miners Community Building in Webb City on April 19.

The Pass Time Club met at the Cottonwood Estates with Irene Stockstill, hostess.

There were six present. Irene led the Devotions by reading, "A letter From God." The "guess what" was won by Alice Clayton, and was a box of muffin mix. She also won the Hostess gift which was a pot holder and tea towel. The activity of the day was playing skip-bo. Refreshments of deli meats, cheese and crackers, and chocolate candy were served. The next meeting will be with Ruth Wilson.

Bob and Louise Geiger, Tulsa, spent last weekend with their parents, Dewaine and Beverly Geiger. Bob assisted his father with the burning of the CRP fields.

The Uniontown Senior Citizens met April 28, in the Community Center with 15 present. Rita Peterson gave the invocation before the pot luck dinner at noon. Following the meal, Bonnie George told the group how to make your own original greeting cards.

Rita Peterson, President, called the business to order.

The minutes were read by the Secretary, Anna Rose. There were two "Guess Whats" given. They were: a candle, which was guessed by Anna Rose, and a funnel won by Rita Peterson. The group reported 76 Sunshine Calls.

Rita Peterson announced the Sock Meeting which will be held the first Monday in June at lola. The meeting features an indoor picnic, and will be held in the North Community Building, on Buckeye Street. There is a pot luck dinner at noon. There will be special music after lunch, the entertainment to be announced at a later date.

A Senior Citizens bus is available for those who desire transportation.

A benefit for Breanna Eslinger, high school student held at the Uniontown Grade School, in the West Bourbon Elementary Cafeteria, Sunday, and a good attendance came to support the cause. Barbequed beef, baked beans, potato salad and pie were served for a free will offering. Breanna is seriously ill, and is now a patient in a Kansas City Hospital. The 4-H Clubs sponsored the event.

Dewaine and Beverly Geiger, and Rev. Joel Dunn attended the Parish Cooperative Council of Methodist Churches meeting Monday evening at the Hammond Methodist Church.

The Parish Picnic was planned and will meet again at the Hiattville Church. The dinner will be pot-luck with all carrying in food. The date is August 24. The group will meet at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. As it has been in the past, each church will furnish one number for the talent program.

Beverly Geiger
Uniontown Area News