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Jo’s Jottings: Richmond club helps Lexington members become part of Kiwanis

By Jo Ellen Dale

Rita May writes that four members of the Ray County Coalition recently attended the 2013 Substance Abuse Prevention Conference at the Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake of the Ozarks.  Those attending were Christal Milligan, president of the Coalition, as well as Rita May, Tabby McDermind and Donna Coleman, all board members. She says that they all learned a lot and hope to use the information to keep our kids safe in Ray County.  Sounds like a very worthwhile effort.
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In the Kiwanis Club Newsletter for November, I read that the Lexington Kiwanis Club has joined Kiwanis International and has received its charter.  The Richmond club is the sponsoring club. The Lexington group’s charter night and installation of officers will be held Monday, Dec. 16.  It is also reported that F.G. Weary, Bill and Barb Dooley, Josh McCray and two  Key Club members participated in Liberty’s Trivia Night Nov. 14.  They say that it was a fun evening and the team placed third over all.
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I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. My son Chuck and I went to St. Louis to the home of my daughter-in-law’s sister and husband for a huge, delicious dinner.  As is our custom, we met friends for lunch the next day at Annie Gunn’s restaurant.  This year only six of us made it. Chuck and I joined Liz Dale, Jeff Dale, Mark Slagg and Tom Dunham and Chuck and I then headed back home.  Fortunately the weather was great and the fun and fellowship even greater.  Also, before lunch we were fortunate enough to find a parking place at a shopping mall where both of us found great bargains on “ Black Friday.”
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Sunday, the Hanging of the Greens ceremony at the United Christian Presbyterian Church was beautiful, which helped me get into the Christmas spirit. After the service, I met friends for lunch at the 19th Hole. And then after lunch I visited the RCMH gift shop as they are having open house from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday afternoon until Christmas.  Great time and place to shop for Christmas gifts.
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Don’t forget that the Ray County Community Arts Association will be presenting the Christmas musical “Nuncrackers” at the Farris Theatre Dec. 6, 7 and 8.  It promises to be a very enjoyable treat and I for one am looking forward to it eagerly.  Hope to see you there.
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On Thanksgiving Day, Bonnie Pointer McCalley, Elise Pointer of Richmond and Erik and Sally Pointer of Lexington attended the 55th reunion of the family of R.C. and Rosa Beary in Kansas City, Mo.  There were 62 family members in attendance.

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