Vice President Judy Nichols called the monthly meeting to order at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Members present were Nichols, Assistant Treasurer Shirley Potts, Luella Phipps, Murle Phipps, Dale Goodman, Barbara Goodman, Bob Phillips and Secretary Nancy Smith.
Treasurer Kay Snow has advised us that we again have enough money in the Building Fund checking account to invest. Members gave their permission for her to do so at the best yield and term currently available and to keep any remainder after investment in the checking account.
The Goodmans reported on their attendance at the P.O.P.S. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Monday, Oct. 22. We thank P.O.P.S. for the invitation and wish more of us had been able to attend.
Our booth at the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Craft Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, was well received resulting in our best outcome so far at a craft show. Our last booth this year will be at the Korth Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, at which we’ll also have baked goods and candy for sale.
We’ve learned that Price Cutter Supermarkets is buying all SummerFresh Supermarkets, including the one in El Dorado Springs. This affects our members collecting SummerFresh receipts as part of our fundraising activities. The store requested that all receipts be delivered to it by Nov. 9, which L. Phipps has done. In addition, the check for our July SummerFresh receipts has still not arrived. Because L. Phipps was told by a SummerFresh employee that Price Cutter would be keeping this “Helping Hand” program, or a similar program. Members should keep saving their receipts until we hear more details.
Members agreed to start collecting empty copier and printer ink cartridges for redemption. We will also be looking into collecting Campbell’s Soup labels.
A member of the Facebook group, “History of Cedar County, MO,” is trying to generate interest in an Indian artifact identification day in Stockton. Smith has volunteered the museum as a possible place to host this event if it materializes.
We’ve had several donations to the museum this month–a Bell & Howell slide projector, projector screen and a tripod from Marleen Nabity; an original land patent dated October 10, 1856, to Joseph S. Francis from B. Goodman; a metal lunch box from M. Phipps; two cast iron bean pots from L. Phipps; and a real estate abstract of title from Wanda Reno.
Our 352-page Cedar County, Missouri, History & Families, originally published in 1998, is out-of-print. We are now maintaining a pre-publication list for people interested in being notified when we’re preparing to reprint this book. Anyone wanting their name on that list should contact us with their address, telephone number and email address, if applicable. This list will be for notification purposes only and will not be a commitment to purchase.
The meeting adjourned until our next meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan.19, 2013, at 106 West Davis in Stockton. There will be no December meeting.
Anyone interested in Cedar County history and genealogy is welcome to attend and/or join the Society. Annual dues are $10 (Individual), $20 (Family), and $75 (Life). Our museum and research area are open to the public on the first Saturday of each month (April through October) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by special appointment. We also do genealogical and historical research for $10 per hour. Contact us online at www.rootsweb.com/~mocchs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail at P. O. Box 111, Stockton, MO 65785, or by contacting any officer or member.