by Connie Maupin

The Cedar County Historical Society held its monthly meeting Oct. 30 in the museum in Stockton. Those in attendance were President Judy Nichols, Secretary Connie Maupin, Treasurer Shirley Potts, Luella Phipps, Sharyl Henry, Bob Estes, Anna Laura Hopkins, Chris Barber, Bob Phillips, Charles Skaggs and Ken Potts.

The meeting was called to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The September treasurer’s report and secretary’s report were approved.

Judy Nichols reported that we are still collecting ink cartridges to finish filling the box before mailing. Connie Maupin reported that there are not enough Best Choice labels to mail for refund. Judy reminded members to bring their labels to the museum or mail them if they are unable to attend meetings.

Discussion was held on purchasing bags or hats to sell for fundraising. Judy Nichols will check into costs. She also suggested the possibility of framing vintage Caplinger Mills photos for sale.

The decision was made to again hold a garage sale to raise funds. This will be in the spring but items may be donated at any time. No clothing or shoes will be accepted. Any items donated must be properly cleaned.

There are about 25 boxes of vintage books in the storage room that need to be gone through. We will have a workday in April for this purpose.

Judy Nichols informed us that she is running out of room for some items she wishes to display. To help relieve part of the problem she will rearrange the Veterans case and set up a hanging document display. A separate photo display rack is needed and she will check into the building of a suitable rack.

We were fortunate to receive several very nice donations to the museum this month. Charles Skaggs donated a pendulum spinning wheel, two bricks made in the Stockton area, sea coral from a farm southeast of Jerico Springs and an article which appeared in The Cedar County Republican Aug. 13, 1964 written by Clayton Abbott. A box of photos and other materials from Wilbur Miller were donated by Pat and Gus Rutledge. Chris Barber brought in a grinding wheel and a cable block from a crane used by Sam Austin and donated by Bill Huseman. Luella Phipps donated a class of 1952 framed photo from Stockton High School, a chalk doll and an article detailing the death of Harold Dawes in a car crash. Bob Phillips donated a book by Peter Nichols and two funeral folders. A 75th anniversary cap from Sac River Valley Bank was donated by Tom Jones.

The museum will be open one final day this year from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. There will be no meeting in December. Admission to the museum is free; however, the Historical Society and museum operate on donations from the public. The next meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at 1 P.M. in the museum at 106 West Davis St. in Stockton. Our meetings are open to the public.

For information, appointments 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.

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