NH Club Notes: Eastern Star certificates given for years of service

September 01. 2017 12:50AM
Ruth Chapter No. 16 of Order of Eastern Star recently presented certificates of service to members. Gathered at the Masonic Temple are, from left, Georgia Sousa, Quimby-Spooner Service Award recipient; Jane J. Sims, worthy matron; 55-year members Robert DeVore, Emilia Devore, Jean VanStelten; 25-year member William Rump; 65-year member Lois Theuner, 55-year member Janet Schneiderheinze; and E. William Rohr, worthy patron. (COURTESY)

MANCHESTER — Six members of Ruth Chapter No. 16 of Order of Eastern Star received certificates for years of service during a luncheon recently at the Masonic Temple, 1505 Elm St.

Jane J. Sims, worthy matron and past grand matron, was pleased by the number of members who came to congratulate them. Among those attending was Georgia Sousa, Quimby-Spooner Service Award recipient.

Receiving certificates of service were 65-year member Lois Theuner, past matron; 55-year members Robert DeVore, Janet Schneiderheinze, and Emilia Devore and Jean VanStelten, both past matrons; and 25-year member William Rump, past patron.

Also receiving certificates, but not at the luncheon, were 70-year members Dorothy Buck and Viola Gervais; 65-year member Edith Burns; 60-year members Joyce Beairsto, Constance Carter, Thelma Mante and Virginia Zabriskie; 55-year members Kenneth Jenkins, past grand patron, Eugenia Keriazes, Marilyn Mons, Shirley Newell, past matron, Kathryn Phillips, Carol Vien, Avis Westlake, Dorothy Williams and Walter Witzel; 50-year member Kathryn Yonker, past matron; 25-year members Karl Bickford III, Elizabeth Flood, past matron, Wayne Flood, past patron, Mary MacInnes, Ruth MacInnes, Kris Rafferty, Jean Salmon, past matron, and Thomas Tsirimokos, past patron.

“We have a grand total of 1,675 years of service to our beautiful order,” Sims said.

Conservation group offers moonlight walk next week

FARMINGTON — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is hosting a “Moonlight Walk on Leary Field and Forest” with naturalist Sally Cornwell from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The walk on the property of Bob and Debbie Leary on Hornetown Road will be along well-groomed trails through mature woods and beside hay fields. The destination is about a mile gradual uphill climb to a field with mountain views, where walkers are encouraged to sit, eat their suppers and watch the full moon rise while Cornwell entertains with educational stories and folklore.

MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burn will explain the land’s conservation values and how MMRG seeks to complete a conservation easement on it.

Walkers are asked to wear sturdy shoes and to bring a flashlight for the walk back. A snack or picnic dinner and something to sit on are suggested. The walk is free and families are welcome, but preregistration is required. To sign up, call MMRG education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info. People are asked not to bring pets.

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