Missouri DAR Regent Parks visits Nevada

Friday, September 18, 2009
Left to right: Betty Garton, Elizabeth Carey Chapter DAR Regent; Lemira Parks, MSSDAR State Regent; and Karen Bradley, member of Elizabeth Carey Chapter, Honorary State Regent and past vice president general, at the Sept. 8 session at Nevada. --Submitted photo

Lemira Parks, state regent of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was the guest speaker of the Elizabeth Carey Chapter DAR on Sept. 8, at the Nevada Country Club. Mrs. Park's subject was "Daniel Boone -- A Great American Hero." The state regent's project has been the restoration of the monument placed on the original burial site of Daniel and Rebecca Boone near Marthasville, Mo., in Warren County. In July 2008 the bronze plaque on the monument was stolen and found vandalized. The MSSDAR purchased a new plaque and restored the monument. A rededication of the plaque was held on July 25, 2009. Mrs. Park's 2008-'10 Missouri State Theme is "The Present --Shaped by the Past, Shaping the Future."

Other guests at the meeting were members of the Charity Green Ward Chapter, Lamar, Mo., Harmony Mission Chapter, Butler, Mo., and four prospective members.

The business meeting opened with the ritual led by Regent Betty Garton, assisted by the chaplain, Mary Alice Shannon. Jenise Burch read the President General's message, and Carol Hackney gave the National Defense message.

Members voted to purchase the United States flag and the Missouri State flag with flag stands for the Community Council of the Performing Arts. Karen Bradley submitted her report on Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., that she and Cheryl Earnest attended in July. Jenise Burch presented plans for Constitution Week which is always Sept.17-23. Reba Piper is helping with this project.

Seven members, Carol Hackney, Rosemary Noel, Jenise Burch, Helen Kennedy, Betty Garton, Karen Bradley, and Cheryl Earnest attended the Southwest District meeting in Bolivar on Aug. 29. At this meeting Elizabeth Carey Chapter was recognized for obtaining the highest level on the Honor Roll, Level One. Linda Mitchell was recognized for outstanding service to the Descendant's Project. Elizabeth Carey was recognized for presenting a winning nominee for the Outstanding Community Service award.

The members of the DAR trace their ancestry to a patriot in the American Revolutionary War. Anyone wishing help in tracing their ancestry may contact the chapter's registrar, Rosemary Noel, (417) 922-3505, or regent, Betty Garton (417) 922-3265.