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The 34th Burks, Barnum, Haynes family reunion was held Saturday, July 24 at the Southside Senior Citizens Center in Springfield.
The family reunion is a time when relatives scattered across the country converge to share memories and just simply visit.
The ancestral origins, the progenitors who started this reunion are from the hills and hollers of the headwaters of Beaver Creek in Douglas County.
There were approximately 75 in attendance. Some of the active children failed to be registered, but they were enumerated in the headcount.
The following were in attendance: Norma and Clayton Barnes, Springfield; John and Donna Dixon, Springfield; Bob and Linda Myers, Ava; Elna Shortt, Ava; Michael “Leroy” Haynes, Ronnie and Judith Haynes, Fordland; Becky and Brian Plunkett, Nixa; Charles Haynes, Niangua; Mary Lee Barnum, Ava; Dale Barnum, Biloxi, Miss.; John and Debra, Wes and Lauren Adcock, Springfield; Michelle Hall, Chris Hall and children, Springfield; Christopher Haynes and Brayden Hall, Springfield.
Jackie Lee Blankenship, Kansas City; Don Trogdon, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Steve and Susie Trogdon, Bentonville, Ark.; Juanita Goins, Springfield; Debbie Haynes, Strafford; Darrell and Janetta George, Ava; Eddie and Phyllis Forte, Branson and Springfield; Zella Haynes, Springfield; Phillip, Amanda and Allison Dodge, Springfield; Bob and Linda Barnum, Kansas City; Hazel and Wayne Gerrard, New Bloomfield; Joey, Laura, Destany and Dustin Haynes, Springfield; Marjorie and Gerald Haynes, Ava; Ila Barnum, Warsaw; Carolyn Hendrix, Springfield; Steve Muckmore, Springfield; Lou Hollerman, Ava; Linda Roberts, Ava; Burrel and Shirley Huey, Springfield; Frances Aid, Ava; John and Linda Woods, Clever; Rolland Haynes, McAllen, Texas.