The first 2021 meeting of the Clay County Landmarks Commission and Historical Society was held on March 3 in the lower room of the Clay County Library. Those present were Sandra Claybrook, Janet Koch, Jannette Douglas, Quincy Potasnik, Jerry Stover, Eloise Boggs, and Jim Miller.
President Jerry Stover opened the meeting, stating that this would be an informal discussion of topics related to the Historical Society. The minutes of the November 2020 meeting were approved.
- Jerry announced that 1) James Ryan had donated several memorabilia from Doc White’s medical practice. 2) He also asked that we be thinking of our annual election of officers, whereupon Eloise requested that someone else take over the responsibility of recording our meetings (to be voted on at our next meeting.) Quincy is a likely candidate. 3) Brad Starcher wants to talk to someone about Clay County cemeteries (we have his telephone number).
- New roof for the Old Courthouse: Janet and Janette, who have attended Clay County Commission meetings, reported that the work on installing the new roof is scheduled to begin in April.
- Garnie Testa’s book, The Ringing of the Bells: Some complaints have been received, stating there are mistakes in the data. We ask that any errors be made known to us so that we can respond and announce corrections, if necessary.
- Sandra gave a treasurer’s report. As would be expected, business has been slow during the winter months.
- Hickory and Lady Slippers: Dustin Bird was granted responsibility of handling orders for these books for the Historical Society. Information as to the status of this privilege is elusive, even lacking. We hope that requests for copies are being filled.
- Mabel Purcell has sent us a collection of Hickory and Lady Slippers publications. We appreciate this donation and welcome any others.
- The meeting adjourned.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 7, at 1 p.m. in the Clay County Library. (Masks are still in fashion.)