Brownwood Nov 11, 2019 by Doris Dickerson-On a very windy, cold Veterans Day, Mr Hilton led the meeting for absent Elaine Coleman. After Opening Prayer, Pledge to Flags, confirming previous minutes, discussion was held on how the extra stored books might be used as a fund raiser during the year. Officers for year 2020 were accepted: President- Jeanette Buris, Vice-President Frank T Hilton, Secretary- Judy Erickson, Treasurer- Ruth Smith, Librarian- Ruth Smith, Reporter-Clay Riley, Volunteers Coordinator-Karen Fair. Danny Jones does a great job keeping the Web Site up to date and Clay Riley continues to post very interesting history and timely articles on Facebook with over 10,000 Followers. The Community Center was selected for the Christmas Party. Sharon Crowder will check on its availability for December 9, 2019 at 6:30. Mr. Hilton gave the second part of his Program – showing the many things on the computers, scanners, copiers and how to use them. Sharon won the Door Prize of a cute Santa ornament. Great sweet treats were provided.
Brownwood Oct 15, 2019 by Doris Dickerson- Yesterday, the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society monthly meeting was held at 213 South Broadway on a damp fall evening with Elaine Coleman opening with Prayer and Pledges. Previous minutes were read and approved. We're happy to hear Danny's Nancy is doing much better. Patsy Oehrlein reported $500 made on the book sale with extra books given to deserving sites. New Officers nominated for 2020 were: Pres, Jeanette- vice Pres, Mr. Hilton – Secretary, Judy E.-Treasurer, Ruth Smith. Jeanette Buris gave program on how land records could help find the ancestors lines back through different states at different times. I hope to try this. Oct 18, Friday, come & go, all day genealogy programs were discussed and encouraged attendance. All enjoyed the refreshments brought by Edwin & Irene Glaspie.
Brownwood Oct 11, 2019 by Danny Jones- Listening to Carl Wayne this morning on KOXE-FM radio when all of a sudden he announced that Clay Riley and Frank Hilton were both in studio and will be talking to them about history and genealogy after the news. Then he introduced them and spoke to Frank Hilton about the history that could be found in the library. Frank mentioned the newspaper archives we have and the computer services provided free of charge, and much more stuff. Carl spoke to Clay about genealogy and Clay told him that the community has a "real gem" in the genealogy and history library across from the south entrance of the courthouse, and that PVGS volunteers are there to assist from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Clay told about the genealogy lock-in coming up on October 18th at the main library and at the branch library from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. being a part of the state wide streaming webinar, free to all. Carl invited them to come back and maybe take some questions on phone calls, they graciously agreed. I was very glad to hear them and hope that it will be a regular broadcast on KOXE.