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Rebekah Lodge organized

(Richfield Reaper, 15 May 1920)

New Rebekah Lodge Organized

Rebekahs of Richfield Stood Sponsors for Promising Infant

About three years ago Marysvale lodge, No. 58, I.O.O.F., was organized in Marysvale, and thus the seed of Odd Fellowship was planted in the old mining camp. It has grown and yielded fruit. When the call came for men -- those who were willing to lay down their lives on the country's altar -- this baby lodge exceeded every other lodge in the state in the percentage of the members who followed Old Glory.

Things are booming in Piute county, and Odd Fellowship is no exception. On Saturday evening last, May 8, Grand Master Dr. Harry Phillips of Salt Lake city and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Cannegeiter, president of the Rebekah state assembly, accompanied by other past grand officers and Crystal Rebekah lodge of Richfield, organized a Rebekah lodge of more than thirty charter members.

This new lodge bears the name of Evening Star, No. 44, and the following have been selected to take care of its destinies during the first term of its existence: Past noble grand, Mrs. Edith Thibodeau; noble grand, Mrs. Anna M. Long; vice grand, Mrs. Blanch King; recording secretary, Miss Carrie Henry; financial secretary, Mrs. Alice Allen; treasurer: Mrs. Addie Haws; conduct, Mrs. Lucy James; warden, Mrs. Pearl Gibbs; chaplain, Mrs. Anna Ensign; R.S.N.G., Mrs. Josephine T. Peterson; L.S.N.G., Mrs. Zelma Hamel; R.S.V.G., Mrs. John B. Williams; L.S.V.G., Miss Thelma Bertelson; inside guardian, Mrs. Laura M. Bertelson; outside guardian, Stanley Ensign; district deputy grand president, Mrs. Edith Thibodeau.

After the institution and installation of officers, etc., a very pleasant time was enjoyed, and all greed that the future of the young lodge was bright.

On Tuesday evening, the 11th, the members of Evening Star lodge, No. 44, paid Crystal lodge of Richfield a fraternal visit, and all pronounced their first visit a wonderful success.

Copyright 2006 by Ardis E. Parshall

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