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Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter meets

The Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter, NSDAR, held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 3 at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington. 

Regent Edwina Alcorn chaired the meeting, with Chaplain June Kreft leading the ritual.  Member Shirley Brown led the chapter in the singing of “God Bless America.” Sixteen members and six guests were present.

Vice Regent Pat Colyer introduced World War II veteran Alvin Hulsey, who had served 32 years of military service in the U.S. Army.  He served in the 69th Infantry Division and the Quartermaster Corps.  The chapter presented Mr. Hulsey with a Certificate of Appreciation and an American flag. 

The next order of business was a presentation by Regent Edwina Alcorn of a Past Chapter Regents’ Pin to Past Regent Sharon Eads.  Eads served three years as Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter regent.

Reports were given on several recent events, including a visit to Ste. Genevieve Academy for the dedication of a DAR marker for the first school west of the Mississippi River.  The dedication was followed by a luncheon. Another recent event was the Southeast District meeting in Festus.  This event was attended by 12 Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter members.  The chapter earned awards for having the most members present and for being the newest national member present.

The program, on the building of the Alcan Highway, was presented by Karen Kleinberg, whose father, Lester Warren Dickey, helped build the highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada, to Fairbanks, Alaska.  It was started in March 1942 and finished in August 1943.

The next meeting of Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter, NSDAR, will be held on at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington.  For further information, call 573-756-3469.

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