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Cedar County Historical Society



 October, 2011-Cedar County Historical Society Official Minutes


Vice President Judy Nichols called the monthly meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  Members present were Nichols, Treasurer Kay Snow, Luella Phipps, Murle Phipps, Glenda Pate, Bob Phillips and Secretary Nancy Smith.


After reading, a motion was passed to approve the September Minutes.  Smith added that she has filed a Form 2360 Special Events Sales Tax Report for both the El Dorado Springs Picnic and the Black Walnut Festival.  Snow presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Building Fund Committee’s Report which were also approved.  The checks for Best Choice barcodes and SummerFresh receipts arrived this past month.  Both will go into the Building Fund.  Smith has also filled out the IRS Form W-9 Substitute Form for Backup Withholding and mailed it to Edward Jones as requested.  The Publication Committee reported that the text for Lyceum Series:  Bear Creek, MO is ready but the photo selection has not been completed.


The program by Gary Ayres of the Missouri Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans about the Civil War in southwest Missouri as well as the purpose and activities of his organization is still on the schedule for Saturday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m.  More details will be available later.  Nichols is also working on an April or May 2012 program on Church Hollow.  The February program will probably be a member “Show and Tell” of historical and family items.  The public is invited to join us and bring their own items of interest.


Smith reported on her and Pat Barnes having the museum open on Saturday, October 1.  After this, the museum will now be open only for special events or by special appointment until April 2012.


Members discussed our booth at the Black Walnut Festival as well as having the museum open at the same time.  Besides book and raffle ticket sales, we gained nine new members during the event.  Sandy Kicker of Stockton was the winner of the quilt from the Building Fund’s raffle.


Members again discussed the Cedar County Historical Society Endowment Fund with the Stockton Community Foundation.  The Pates established the fund by donating $100 to it several years ago.  Some interest has accrued since then.  When the fund’s contact person and the mailing address on the fund have been changed, members agreed to reimburse the Pates for their original donation.


Donations from three sources were approved—the framed charter and various ceremonial items from the Royal Neighbors of Bear Creek, old records from a new member and 1960’s medical equipment from El Dorado Springs’ Cold War M.A.S.H. unit.  Pate also mentioned the possible donation of a flax spinning wheel and other items from the old Parks Bacon house.


We will have a booth at the St. Andrew Lutheran Church 4th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12; and members are needed to work.  Members also discussed having a bake sale during “A Living Christmas” on Saturday, December 3, either at the museum or elsewhere.  A final decision will be made at the November meeting.


Nichols also mentioned our need to get a snow shovel for the museum’s use.  If anyone has a shovel they don’t use, please contact Nichols.


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.  Since there will not be a December meeting, the next meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 106 West Davis in Stockton.  Anyone interested in Cedar County history and genealogy is welcome to attend and/or join the Society.  Annual dues are $10.00 (Individual), $20.00 (Family), and $75.00 (Life).  Our museum and research area are open to the public on the first Saturday of each month (April through October) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by special appointment.  We also perform genealogical and historical research for $10.00 per hour.  Contact us online at, by email at, by mail at P. O. Box 111, Stockton, MO  65785, or by contacting any officer or member.


---Nancy Smith


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