by Connie Maupin

The Cedar County Historical Society held their monthly meeting Nov 27 in the museum in Stockton. Those in attendance were President Judy Nichols; Vice President Judith Cain; Secretary Connie Maupin; Treasurer Shirley Potts; and members – Luella Phipps, Kenneth Potts, Joe B. Phillips, Bob Phillips, Chris Barber and visitor, Ellis Benham.

Bob Phillips gave his five-minute history talk on the 1836 Osage Indian War in Cedar County.

Glenda Pate wrote the October newsletter and has mailed it to members. If you are a member and did nor receive a newsletter in November, please contact Judy Nichols. Judy passed around a form for members to sign to designate whether they wish to receive the Society newsletter by email or U.S. Postal mail. Any members who have not designated their preference should contact Judy with this information.

Ink cartridges for recycling are still being accepted as well as Best Choice bar codes for refund.

We will accept donations beginning in January for our spring garage sale. No clothing or shoes will be accepted and all donated items must be clean.

The Society has been notified of the proposed new Verizon tower at High and Jackson Street in Stockton. The Federal Communication Commission Section 106 filing has been submitted.

A letter was received from Don Thomas, from Washington State, thanking Luella Phipps for all the hours of research she has done for him.

New gift and loan forms were approved for use by the membership.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Society will have a table at the Korth Senior Center, “Breakfast with Santa and Annual Craft and Collectables Show.” The Society will offer Cedar County historical books, maps, framed vintage photos, publications suited for genealogy research and crafts. The Korth Center will serve breakfast from 8 until 10 a.m. for $5. Cookies, tea and coffee will be available all day long for a donation to the Korth Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale lasts until noon. The Korth Senior Center is located at 309 West Englewood Drive in Stockton.

Bob Estes is still working on a guide to help people locate cemeteries in Cedar County. The “Location Guide to Cedar County Cemeteries” will contain location map pages and an index. It should be ready for publication in the coming spring.

Donations received were: Judith Hembree donated family photos and personal items from her mother, Anna Lee Hembree. Judy Nichols donated a photo of 1943 Stockton High Graduation class with names and folder.

The meeting was adjourned with a reminder that there will be no meeting in December. Our next meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the museum at 106 West Davis St. in Stockton. Admission to the museum is free, however the Historical Society and museum are not tax funded and operate on donations from the public.

For information, appointments to do research, tour the museum or to purchase our publications, call Judy at 417/276-7092 or Shirley at 417/276-3337. Contact us by email at, on Facebook at “Cedar County Mo Historical Society” or by mail at P.O. Box 111, Stockton, MO 65785.

Group tours are welcome.