A regular meeting of the Ruby Chapter 191 OES was held May 1 with a potluck dinner proceeding it. Guests attending were from Jonesboro, Melbourne and Spring River. Plans were finalized regarding the grand officer's official visit to be held in Hoxie on May 19.
Because it was Friendship Night, various officers read poems pertaining to friends.
All monetary gifts collected were presented to the director of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch.
A 50-year pin and certificate were presented to Ruby Burleson. In her years of membership she has filled almost every station, including worthy matron.
If you have any questions concerning the OES call Carol Drefke at 257-2484 or Tyma Sellers at 856-3468.
Sister Glenda Peyton, worthy grand matron, and Brother Johnnie Stovall, worthy grand patron, and grand officers of the state of Arkansas will attend their official visit May 19 at the Hoxie Community Center with dinner at 6 p.m. The program and meeting will follow.
The visit will be hosted by Ruby Chapter 191 of Hardy, Black Rock Chapter 143, Charles Chapter 410, Hoxie, J.F. Hammitt 555, Smithville and Spring River Chapter 626.
Worthy grand matrons projects for 2006 are Arkansas Children's Hospital. Red Cross, hurricane relief, Estarl (Religious Scholarships), Shriners Hospital as well as local chapter's charities. "We are an order dedicated to the betterment of mankind," said Lena Cook.
Cherokee Village residents Lena Cook, worthy matron and Del Cook, worthy patron, of Spring River Chapter 626, Ravenden, OES gathered with their officers: Evelyn Morris, associate matron; Tom White, associate patron; Mildred Dail, secretary; Ruby Burelson, treasurer; Pat White, conductress, Starpoints; Beverly White, Esther; and Imal Dail, Martha and Worthy Matron Pat Gifford and Worthy Patron Billy Turner of Olive Chapter, Jonesboro, as they presented Carrie Brown, newest member of Spring River, with the Lion Safari Award for the most members attending a friendship.
The Lion is a symbol of courage the members of Eastern Star show in their charity work. The Order of Eastern Star is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world and works for service to humanity.
Thousands of dollars are given yearly to local, state and national charities, such as heart, cancer, Estarl (religious scholarships) (Arkansas Children's Hospital, Red Cross and hurricane relief.
The order is comprised of and open to family members of master Masons. Any wishing more information can call 257-5034.