The Elk Horn Prairie Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution held its October meeting on October 4 at the Aurora Library. Regent Noralee Faulkner and Chaplain Cheryl Schoen opened the meeting and led the DAR Ritual, the Pledge to the US Flag, the American’s Creed, the Daughters’ Pledge to the Flag and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Margaret Seburn introduced guest speaker Bill Caldwell of The Joplin Globe. His historical program "Jolly Mill, Still Going Strong at 170" was highlighted by photos of before and after. Many interesting facts were presented, including the building of the Distillery, which enhanced the grinding of grain into easy to transport “whiskey” and in 1894 was turned into grinding of grain for flour. Jolly Mill actually survived a flash flood and in 1938 the Mill was given up because of damage. Caldwell informed the group that from May to October, display exhibits can be enjoyed for a $5 per car donation.
Following the presentation, hostesses Wilma Bradley and Lois Simpson served assorted cookies, apple cider and fall candy with fall decorations.
The business meeting included roll call by Secretary Janie Allmon; treasurer’s report and Constitution Minute by Sandy Mason; president’s report by Regent Faulkner; services for veteran-patients by Kitty Crider; corresponding secretary by Myrna Fischer; Indian Minute by Charlotte Cole; women’s issues by Cheryl Schoen; essays and flag fact by Barbara Cohu; Good Citizens by Myrna Fischer and Updates on members.
New business at the group's next meeting will include a recap of Mt. Vernon Apple Butter Days (October 14-17). The next meeting will be at 1 p.m., November 1, at the Aurora Library.