On Oct. 8, 25 members of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Chapter, heard a delightful presentation on Christopher Columbus from Jon Cozean. He spoke about Columbus’ background, beliefs, and his trials in getting his trip sponsored to Asia (or so he thought). Cozean’s background includes being editor of the University of Missouri’s newspaper, the Maneater, receiving his doctorate in Washington D.C, working at the Library of Congress, was a “think tank” member, and writing texts on Latin America. He has returned to Farmington to work in the family business.
Following a salad bar prepared by the officers, members answered roll call by relating a summer experience. Members did a variety of things, from backpacking in Europe, being a part of the Tour of America, welcoming new grandchildren, to going on an Alaskan cruise. Vicki Patterson, a teacher at Central High School, was welcomed as a guest.
It was announced that Janice Weakley is the scholarship recipient this year. Those who attended the state meeting in St. Louis gave a report of the fun they had and hope more go next year. Those attending were Judy Whitener (a keynote speaker); Sheila Blackwell, local president; Cheri Henderson, secretary; and Glenda Pulley.
Coats and other outerwear for children are to be brought at the November meeting. Attending the meeting from Fredericktown were Linda Hogan and Sandra Lane.