APRIL 2005 ISSUE 3
Our next meeting will be held on April 18, 2005 at 6:30 P.M. at the clubhouse. Do to the date of our History Day,
May 2nd, and the date of this meeting, this will be the last newsletter you will receive before the History Day. The History Day was scheduled on a Monday so that we would have Saturday and Sunday to finalize the grounds and
make all the necessary preparations. It is most important that we have all the help that we can possibly get on these three days. . This includes ALL MEMBERS and any of our friends that want to help! Art Petty reported that there
are thirteen signatures on his list to help on Monday, but more is needed! He will pass the sheet around again at the meeting. Some of the members will be camping on the grounds, so get your campers ready and join the fun....
maybe we can have an old fashioned bon fire!!
The merchandise drawing at last month’s meeting was a lot of fun. Many wonderful prizes were on the table to
choose from. This month we will have the regular 50/50 drawing. Maybe we can alternate each month...we’ll
have a vote on it at the meeting.
We will have the usual dinner before the meeting, so bring a dish to pass. (AND REMEMBER THE RECIPES!!)
Last month after the meeting, Rob Durrett gave a wonderful presentation on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
THANKS ROB !! This month we are fortunate to have Mrs. Ester Duncan from Mellott , In. She will give a
follow up on the expedition and also speak about William Bratton and the important part the Indian girl
Sacajawea was to the expedition. You will not want to miss this!! So, mark your calendars.
LEWIS AND CLARK - CELEBRATING 200 YRS.
REPORT ON OATS:
The east field, east of the shed and the field south of the parking lot has been sowed by the farm committee. We should be good for the show.
GET WELL WISHES:
We like to include our get well wishes to any member and their families. So, if you know of some one who
is ill or needs some “cheering up”, please contact Anne Bodine. We again would like to include Ray Evans,
Pam Evans, Dick Fontaine’s mom, Deb Dillman, and Terry Bodine - who had foot surgery on April 1st.
Anne Bodine’s dad is doing real good.
REPORT ON THE APRIL 3RD WORK DAY:
1. Sticks were picked up and burned.
2. The fence row, north side of parking lot cleaned.
3 The clubhouse inside was washed and swept.
4. The boards on the clubhouse were repaired and the stain was started on the siding.
5. Allen Stutler took an assessment of the repairs that need to be done to the threshing machine.
6. Don Bodine cut gaskets, put hand hold plates in the boiler, and readied his engine to fill with
water for it’s yearly hydro-static pressure test.
STILL NEED TO BE DONE: Stain on the clubhouse needs to be finished and possibly some mowing .
BLACKSMITHS: By Ted Stout
I had the blacksmiths scheduled here for a meeting, but at the last minute the meeting was re-scheduled and
held at the Historic Independence Shop. Jim Keith the assistant Forge-master organized the meeting and subbed
for me. There were 17 members in attendance . They had a business meeting to discuss several issues we are
currently working with: a) restoration of the West Point Cemetery entrance arch, b) selection of a group logo sign,
c) building plans and site, d) and best choice clear coat for interior/exterior architectural work Shane Stegmier demonstrated for the group and lunch was enjoyed at the Independence K&K café. A good meeting for the last
minute changes of location. My thanks to Jim Keith and all those who pitched in at the last minute when I could
not hold the meeting. The next meeting will be a Stouts on May 14th at 9:00 A.M.
Ted and Carol had a death in the family and had to make a quick trip to Florida. Our sympathy’s to the Stout Family!!
HISTORY DAY!!!!! WARREN CO. SCHOOLS
BLACKSMITHS - RAILROADS - DULCIMERS - HOMEMAKING - CORN
SHELLING - CORN GRINDING - SAW MILL - STEAM ENGINE - GARDEN PATCH. SEE YOU THERE!!