Volume 6, Number 7, Spring 1978
History of the White River Valley is very important and it must be written to be preserved. Have you recently contributed a story, a document, an article, or some statistics to the quarterly for printing?
As one old timer said to a subscriber, "I didnt realize that anyone else cared what happened in my life. Hut now my recollections are being used by the local historical society as part of the history of my town." Another said, "Ive lived through more history than I care to remember, but I never had a chance to stop and think about it. Now I am beginning to understand how history has affected me and my family -- and the little role Ive played in it, too," when asked to talk of his past. One historical society member in Mississippi emphasized, "Our history is locked in the older peoples heads. We want them to give us back our past."
Start collecting and writing! The memories of older people are our resources; they can supply missing information about the community, and about life and values in the early years.
And there are a great many facts to be found in family Bibles, church and school records, abstracts, county court houses, cemeteries, and conversations with family and friends.
We have a tremendous challenge to meet in trying to continue as good a quarterly as Edited by Jewell Ross Mehus. Lets accept this challenge!
ANNUAL MEETING - JUNE 12, 1978
Good Memorial College Center - The School of the Ozarks
Come for dinner (cafeteria opens at 11:30 a.m.), visit with members and guests, or attend worship services at 11:00 a.m. at campus church. Business meeting at 1:15 p.m. will include a good program plus election and installation of 1978-79 officers. See you there?
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