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The Carl Neiman Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on Thursday, Feb. 17 due to bad weather on the 10th. We welcomed two prospective members to the meeting. Condolences go out to Becky O’Dell and her family for the loss of Randy’s father. Get well wishes to Jo Peebles and Terry Penner.
DAR scholarship applications have been distributed to the high schools in our area. The local chapter also awards two $100 scholarships to college bound high school seniors. Anyone wishing an application should contact Sandra Walker at 683-5130.
Chapter members are putting the finishing touches on the application for their “Patriot of the Month” to be sent to the Missouri State Society. We will be honoring some of the local WWII patriots again this year. Conservation efforts are in full swing and members are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by recycling, planting trees and using reusable bags.
Sandra Walker honored a female American woman with a program about Jessie Benton, daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. The book, Passion and Principle, by Sally Denton, is about John and Jessie Fremont, the Couple Whose Power, Politics, and Love Shaped Nineteenth-Century America. It chronicles her life as the daughter of the most powerful pre-Civil War U.S. Senator in America.
Refreshments were provided by Doris Liniger and Helen Hoogendoorn.
If you think you may have an ancestor who was in the Revolutionary War and would like more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Janet Ariciu at 683-2062 for more information.