Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 8th Meeting

Please plan to attend our SAR meeting at 10am this Saturday June 8th at Fort Scott Community College. Our scheduled speaker will be Galen Ewing from the fort doing a program over Historic Weapon programs and safety in the National Park Service. He will have small arms and be dressed in period soldier clothing. Feel free to invite family and friends to come enjoy this program. There will also be an event going on at the college called Echoes of the Trail in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. At 9am the public is welcome to peruse all the great western things for sale in the spacious lobby. So you may want to come a little early! Here is a link to the event and what it has to offer. http://echoesofthetrail.com/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

State President Attends Chapter Meeting

State President, Bob Capps, along with 2nd Assistant Vice President, Barney Ellis, attended the April 13, 2013 chapter meeting. President Capps spoke about how chapters can become more successful by utilizing community resources, meeting more frequently, gaining publicity, and having interesting programs. Click on the video below to hear some ideas! Our plan is to meet more regularly, with our next meeting on June 8, 2013 at 10am. We will plan on having snacks and a speaker for our program. If you have any ideas for good topics, please pass those along.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Upcoming SAR Meeting

WHAT: SAR MEETING WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. WHERE: ROOM A134, FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE The State President, Bob Capps will be attending our meeting.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chapter elects new officers

The Ft. Scott Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held it's annual election of officers on Saturday, January 12th, 2013. Darren Couch was elected as the chapter president, Charles Foreman as vice-president and Craig Hart as the chapter's secretary/treasurer.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Passing of Gale Beck - He will be greatly missed

Gale Dean Beck, 89, of Iola, Kansas, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Windsor Place. Born November 19, 1923 near Adams, Kansas on what was to become the family farm, to Russel Dewey Beck and Caroline Blumanhourst Beck. He was the oldest of 7 children and an active 4-H member. After graduating from Adams High School in 1941 he worked in the area until he was inducted into the Army on July 23, 1944. He completed his training at Camp Hood, Texas. He sailed for Glasgow, Scotland on the Queen Mary where he joined the 35th Division, and entered the European Theater in WWII. He was one of 36 men to be an Honor Guard for President Truman in August 1945. He was honorably discharged on June 23, 1946 from the Army. In August of 1946 he enrolled at Kansas State Agricultural College. He graduated in January 1951 with a degree in Agricultural Administration and was hired by USDA/ASCS(FSA) in Allen County, Iola, Kansas. He retired in January 1985 after 34 years. In 1954 he joined the Kansas Army National Guard and retired in November of 1983 and achieved the rank of Sergeant Major. Gale married Joan Beal on August 30, 1956 in Iola, Kansas. They made their home in Colony, Kansas before moving to Iola. He was involved in numerous organizations and accepted leadership roles in many of them. Some of these included NARFE, NASCOE/KASCOE, SAR, Lions, SEK Genealogy Society; Presbyterian Church as member, Elder, Clerk of the Session and choir; 35th Infantry Division; 137th Infantry Regiment; Meals on Wheels; Iola Library home bound book delivery; and VFW. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his children, Terri Kretzmeier and husband Jay of Iola, Vicki Fry and husband William of Burlington, Kansas, and David Beck of Iola; grandchildren Elizabeth Kretzmeier, Michelle Kretzmeier, Rebecca Smith, Jeri Edwards, Brenda Johnson, Daryl Beck, and Jenna Anderson; great-grandchildren Alexander Smith, Jacquelyn Smith, Eric Hockett, Caleb Hockett, Joshua Hockett, Janie Myrick; two sisters Nora Ellen Allender, Norwich, Kansas and Olive Ann McCormick, Kingman, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters, Reba Faye Beck and Norma Mae Beck, brother Eldon Leroy Beck, and sister Bonnie June Robertson Fite. VISITATION: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Iola. The Reverends Kathryn Bell and Dale Powell will officiate. BURIAL: Highland Cemetery, Iola, Kansas MEMORIAL CHOICES: First Presbyterian Church of Iola or NARFE/Alzheimer's Research. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.