Following a potluck supper, the VFW Auxiliary was called to order by treasurer Pam Williams. The meeting was held at the Miller Legion Hall on October 9, at 8 p.m.
New Business: Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12 with a program at the Armory and a dinner immediately following. Three or four kinds of soup and several kinds of sandwiches will be served. Members will furnish bars. Jean Johnson will check on possible soup prices. She will plan on making a roaster of ham and beans.
Poppy Day was discussed, and Darlene Cox and Doris Schultz agreed to be co-chairman and will provide poppies at the Armory program on November 12 and at the dinner.
Jean said a tractor pull is scheduled on the grounds on Saturday, Oct. 27 and members will provide lunch in the Legion building at 11 a.m.
Pam Williams said that National refunded $119 for life memberships. They advised it will be less received for each life member next year.
Next month the Charter will be draped for deceased members Ollie Alumbaugh and Ruth Hargens.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.
Doris Schultz, secretary
The Hand County Historical Society met for their fall board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, with Deb Bushfield, Jan Deuter, Kevin Hofer, Connie Schroeder and Trey Waldrop present. Absent: Tammy Caffee and Kirstyn Fiala. President Connie Schroeder called the meeting to order. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were approved.
Old business consisted of discussions about the house painting project, roof and porch repair. The porch repairs will have to wait until further funds have been collected.
New business included discussion on the upcoming Christmas on the Prairie event, the January Farm and Home Show, the annual membership drive, and ideas for fundraisers. It was decided to begin investigating the cost of replacing the sign on the front lawn, and to initiate Tuesday workdays for cleaning and organizing. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Deb Bushfield, secretary