El Dorado Springs Chapter #148 Order of the Eastern Star began their new year with an open installation of officers on Saturday, Nov. 3. The installing officers were: Installing Matron Nancy Levi, Installing Patron Joe Levi, Installing Marshal Wanda Reno, Installing Chaplain Larry Pasha, Installing Organist Lawrence Cripps and Floral Marshal Melissa Felkner.
The elected officers for 2012-2013 are: Worthy Matron Deanna Shouse, Worthy Patron Lee Shouse, Associate Matron Janice Stark, Associate Patron Paul Palmer, Secretary Dorothy Palmer, Treasurer Mert Fogler, Conductress Linda McCormick and Associate Conductress Paula Gray. The appointed officers are Chaplain Sam Eaves, Marshal Fern Barclay, Organist Kay Fogler, Adah – Cherie Roberts, Ruth – Norma Jean Alumbaugh, Esther – Donna Woody, Martha – Jeanie Ogle, Electa – Kathy Dains, Warder – Nancy Eaves and Sentinel – Jim Ogle.
Distinguished members attending were Retha Squires, Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star; Alberta Hays, Grand Warder; Joe Levi, Grand Representative to Vermont and Melissa Felkner, District Deputy Grand Matron of the 17th District.
The chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, for a Thanksgiving dinner, followed by the business meeting at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.