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County role in world war is talk topic

February 27, 2014

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DARThe Osage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently and heard a presentation of Pettis County’s role during World War II.

Regent Ruthann Alexander conducted the meeting and led the DAR ritual, assisted by Deborah Olejniczak and Mary E. Herndon.

An installation ceremony was held for new member Susan Toman, led by Alexander, Chaplain Olejniczak and Registrar Charlene Egbert.

The president general’s report was given by Carolyn Thomas, while Dorothy Kirkpatrick presented the women’s report and Pat Palmer gave the Indian report. The minutes and treasurer’s report were given by Carolyn Miller and Susan Anderson. Alma Weikal presented the flag moment and also conducted a history quiz on “Who Were Our Vice Presidents?”

Jenny Emery, Sheryl Wasson Viet and Sally McConnell were announced as the quilt block contest winners.

The transfer of Lu Alice Real to the Blue Springs DAR chapter was accepted and a collection was then taken to benefit Tommassee School, one of four schools supported by DAR members.

Bob Wasson, husband of program chairman Arthea Wasson, presenteed a program on World War II in Pettis County and shared collected memorabilia from his own family, along with information and items from other families in the county.

A nominating committee was named to secure officers for the next term. Committee members are Pat Palmer, chairman, Carolyn Thomas, Alma Weikal, Mary Gorrell and Ruthann Alexander.

Alexander also told the group that the state conference would be held in Columbia in May and asked that members who are intersted in attending contact her.

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