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Hosmans host Women’s Christian Temperance Union

KNIGHTSTOWN — Members of the Knightstown Woman’s Christian Temperance Union met at the home of Charlotte and Lloyd Hosman. After the regular business meeting, members were pleased with the report of participation in their picture-coloring contest for grades kindergarten through third grade.

The following area schools participated: Knightstown, Tri Elementary, Mays Academy, Arlington, Rushville East and West, and Milroy. After judging the entries, first-, second-, and third-place ribbons and money were awarded to members of each classroom. There were also state winners announced from Tri, Mays, Arlington, Rushville East, and Milroy.

The program was presented by honorary member, Lloyd Hosman. He told about the life of gospel song writer, Philip Bliss, and the background of his writing, “Hold the Fort,” the theme song for the WCTU for the past two years. Hosman shared several other songs written by Bliss and sang a verse of each one. Delicious refreshments were served and a time of fellowship was enjoyed.

Provided by Sarah Ward

Dinwiddie Chapter of DAR meets for meal, meeting

Peg Queener hosted our June 1st DAR Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter meeting at Ponderosa with 12 members attending. The meeting was led by Vice Regent Lori Pierce. It opened with rituals followed by treasurer and secretary reports, both reports approved, motions to accept from Kim Gerard and Karen Campbell and seconded by Diane Taylor and by Peg Queener.

A lovely thank-you note from Alexa Walker, one of the scholarship winners, was read and passed around. Certificates were presented to Judy Martin and Peg Queener.

Olivia Campbell was enthusiastically welcomed as the newest member. She is the daughter of Karen Campbell and the niece of Katie Lewman, both members of the chapter.

National Defender report was given by Sherry Rigney highlighting the career of Major General Maria L Britt, USA retired. Accepted at West Point, she was a member of the 4th graduating class accepting women. Old Unicoi Trail Chapter DAR, Blairsville, Georgia awarded its’ 4th NSDAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to her.

Quotes shared: “Tact is the ability to close your mouth before someone else wants to” and “pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17

From Family Tree magazine: “Genealogists do not gather facts but breathe life into all who have gone before.”

Destinations were suggested for the Aug. 3 outing. Motion to choose Levi Coffin house and museum was voted on, motion to accept by Sherry Rigney, second by Brenda Cotton. Further details will be coming. Denise will make arrangements before she goes to Continental Congress.

Peg Queener gave an interesting report on cemeteries, here and abroad, with tips for reading stones and the sharing of some amusing tombstone inscriptions. The Jewish Cemetery in Prague was one of Peg’s most interesting visits. Here is a small sample of humorous tombstone inscriptions:  

“Dead from not forwarding that text message to 10 people;” “Walter loved to spend. He had no money at the end, but with many a whiskey & many a wife, he really did enjoy his life;” “I told you I was sick;” “The doctor will see you now.”

Peg also mentioned there will be a special genealogy program at the Carnegie Library in Muncie from 1-4 p.m. June 15 at 301 E Jackson St., Muncie. No registration required.

Motion to adjourn was by Barbara Lacy with a second by Vikki Witham. 

Information provided by Denise Akers