Community digest 10/30/06

Monday, October 30, 2006

Revolutionary War soldiers to be honored

The Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery to commemorate three Revolutionary War soldiers buried there. The three were members of the early church. Any descendants of Ithamar Hubble, Enos Randol Sr. or Robert Wicker are welcome. Their stones have been set by the SAR in the church cemetery, as they have unmarked graves. A fourth member of the church, John Hitt, is buried on his farm just southeast of Jackson. A ceremony and stone will also recognize him. In 1821, Hitt and Thomas Bull laid out the church cemetery.

Scott County Women in Agriculture meet

The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA office on Highway 77 in Benton, Mo. Women who share an interest in gardening, cooking, farm, family activities or helping the community will enjoy an atmosphere of fun, fellowship and support. The organization's goal is to educate others about agriculture. For more information, call Kay Dover at (573) 545-9027.

NARFE to meet at Perryville Ponderosa

The National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees Chapter 1237 will meet at noon Nov. 14 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Perryville, Mo. All current and retired federal employees in Perry, Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau counties are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (573) 547-4249.

Space available at Winter Wonderland of Treasures

Plans for the St. Denis School seventh annual Winter Wonderland of Treasures, to be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the St. Denis Parish Center on U.S. 61 in Benton, Mo., are now being made. The event features crafts of all kinds, specialty foods and direct-sale items. Booth space reservations for rental may now be arranged. Forms are available at the school, or call Diane at 545-3185, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "Treasures Sale," 242 Bland, Benton, Mo. 63736.

-- From staff reports

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