Volume 1, Number 12
The speaker at the annual meeting held Sunday, June 28, 1964, at the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church was Mr. Claude Hibbard of Ava. In his address he said, "If you know your local history, you will sooner or later know your state and national history and be better prepared to safeguard our national heritage." He also pointed out the importance of the non-conformist in the creation of our nation:
"Had it not been for the non-conformist, our forefathers would have meekly accepted British rule and we might not have gained our independence."
Elmo Ingenthron, outgoing secretary, gave a brief report on the history of Forsyth taken from a Civil War diary written by a Union officer stationed at Forsyth in the late winter and spring of 1863.
President Ralph McPherson presided at the business meeting during which new officers were elected and two members elected to Honorary Membership.
The officers for 1964-65 are Mr. Claude Hibbard, president; Dr. O. Myking Mehus, first vice-president; Mrs. Kenneth D. Ford, second vice-president; Miss Belle Mosley, secretary; Mr. Elmo Ingenthron, historian. Mr. Elmer Curry of Ava was elected as Director from Douglas County, Mo., and Mr. Coy Logan of Berryville was reelected as Director from Carroll County, Ark. The new Honorary Members are Mrs. May Kennedy McCord and Mrs. Lucile Morris Upton, both of Springfield.
Following adjournment of the meeting, refreshments were served and a social hour was enjoyed by all.
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