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If you have a Family Reunion coming up please let me know and I'll be glad to post it here for you. I leave old reunion info up, unless I'm asked to take it down, so new visitors can contact people to inquire about current reunions. Remember to send me your updates. Linda

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DeSHIELDS-WILKERSON 2010 REUNION: Sat Jul 3, 2010, 2:00-10:00 pm. Jones Center for Families, Memphis Room, Sprindage, AR (corner of Old Missouri Road and Emma Ave). Reunion includes families (Austin, Elmore, Green, Gossett, Miller and others), that have married into the DeShields and Wilkerson/Wilkinson families or were acquainted with them. These families lived in the Marion/Boone/Carroll County, AR area in the 1800s. Contact Reta Partin at rpsodapop@aol.com or Bill Wilkerson at bjwilk@bellsouth.net

HENDERSON/WIGGINS REUNION: Saturday June 14,2008 at the Town Hall Building next to the Lutie Cemetery at Theodosia, Missouri. Starting at 10:00 A.M. till every one is gone. Lunch will be Pot Luck, every one is invited. If you have old pictures and family information, please bring it to share with the family. Hope to see you there. This Reunion is for the Descendants of Christopher Christian Henderson and Emelia "Millie" Parton. Surnames included are HENDERSON, WIGGINS, PARTON, SMITH, LONG, FREIND, MERRIMAN, and INGRAM to name a few. Contact information: e-mail Jaynie Wiggins at jjwiggins@centurytel.net

TALBURT REUNION: Friday & Saturday, June 13-14, 2008 at the Ramada Inn in Mt. Home, Arkansas
It doesn't seem that long since our last Reunion and it's not long until Reunion 2008. The Talburt Reunion will be June 13-14, 2008 at the Ramada Inn in Mt. Home, Arkansas. The arrangements will be about the same as last year. On the 13th, we will meet at Junior and Francis Talburt's Home for visitation, tour of some area where kinfolks lived, tour of Fredrick Jr.'s Home place and well, and then back to Junior's for a fish fry with all the goodies. . Registration will start at 9:00 AM on the 14th and activities will start at 10:00 AM. Lunch at 11:30; auction at 1:00 PM; visitation after auction until 4:00 PM. So mark your calendar for June 13-14. Please bring something to sell at the auction!!! This goes to support keeping the Athens Cemetery Clean. Send me an email, if you plan to come, so that we can determine how many we will have for lunch. I will be getting the Newsletter out the last of March with more details and photos of new items that has been recieved. Looking forward to seeing you! Dale Talburt

NAVE FAMILY REUNION: Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Protem, MO Community Church
We hope to start about 10:30 A. M. and end when all are gone. Potluck lunch at 1:00 P. M. except barbecued meat and drinks will be furnished. Protem is located on MO Highway 125 in Taney County and is near where "Jake"Nave (1814-1890) settled on the White River in then Marion County, AR and built a ferry to cross the river on which was in use until covered by Bull Shoals Lake. His brothers William, Abraham, Isaac and John as well as his sisters Catherine, Redisa and Elizabeth married and lived in this same area.
Other names associated with the Nave family who lived on or near the White River in Mo. and Ark. are: TRIMBLE, COKER, SIMMONS AND LAUGHLIN
All friends and relatives are urged to come and enjoy some old time fellowship ! ! Bring pictures and other genealogical information. Contact JD Nave @ 2515 S. Kickaopoo, Springfield, Mo 65804. ph # 417 882 2233 or email jacobnave23@aol.com

HENDERSON/WIGGINS REUNION: Saturday June 16,2006 at the Town Hall Building next to the Lutie Cemetery at Theodosia, Missouri. Starting at 10:00 A.M. till every one is gone. Lunch will be Pot Luck, every one is invited. If you have old pictures and family information, please bring it to share with the family. Hope to see you there. This Reunion is for the Descendants of Christopher Christian Henderson and Emelia "Millie" Parton. Surnames included are HENDERSON, WIGGINS, PARTON, SMITH, LONG, FREIND, MERRIMAN, and INGRAM to name a few. Contact information: e-mail Jaynie Wiggins at jjwiggins@centurytel.net

The Wolf Family Reunion, Saturday June 23, 2007: Friends/Allied Family Members are invited to The Wolf Family Reunion, at the Community Building in Salesville, AR on Saturday June 23, 2007. Registration will start at 8:00 AM with family portrait at Wolf House at 10:00 AM and trip to Old Wolf Cemetery at 10:30 AM. A hotdog lunch will be served back at the Community Center at 12 noon with business meeting and program to follow. The "Family History Lesson" will be a great treat this year - so we are keeping the details under wraps for now.
We will display the Table of Contents for the digitized items (1000+) contained in the family history preservation collection. You can find out what we have been able to get scanned, so far, and what the format of the material is, and what the status of the project is.
We welcome all members of the family and its allied branches as well as any family friends to come and join us. Be sure to get your star on the family tree, showing your line of connection, if it is NOT already there.
We would like a head count of the lunch bunch. So e-mail b-view@centurytel.net to let us know you will be there for that.
We would like for you to bring pictures and other documents to share. We will have a scanner available for use. The computer database will be available for review. We are using the time for a work session to try to get an individual digital portrait as well as an individual video of everyone in attendance.
Some of the Surnames that are allied to the Major Wolf Family of Norfork, Arkansas are:
Adams, Armstrong, Atteberry, Ausburn, Avey
Baker, Bandy, Bass, Beck, Blevins, Blount, Bonner, Bone, Boynton, Burch, Burns
Canady, Cantrell, Carlton, Casey, Chastain, Clem, Clinkenbeard, Clinkscale, Cornstalk, Craig, Creswell, Culp, Culver, Cunningham
Davis, Dearmore, Dial, Duggins, Dunn, Eddings, Estes, Ferguson, Finley, Flippin, Fountain, Fourniquet
Goforth, Green, Goodall
Hall, Hamlet, Hargrave, Harley, Harness, Harris, Hayden, Hedrick, Herron, Hightower, Hubble, Hurst, Hutcheson
Irwin
Jefferson, Jeffery, Jones, Kellough
Lafferty, Langston, Lantz, Livingston, Lloyd, Luther, Long
McCarty, McCubbin, McFelch, Magness, Martin, Matheny, Mazzonili, Meredith, Mitchell, Mooney, Morton
Nelson , Osborne, Osburn, Orr
Paul, Parnell, Popham, Pugh, Reeves, Roe, Rouse, Russell, Roane
Sale, Savage, Selman, Settle, Sewell, Shipp, Sink, Smith, Solley, Sosolik, Speer, Swan
Talburt, Terry, Thomas, Tinnin, Tracy
Vickrey, Wallis, Walker, Webb, Wilhoit, Wood/s, Wolf, Wynn/Winn
Yaokum/other spellings

WILLIS EVANS/MARY (PACE) EVANS FAMILY REUNION: Sunday, june 24, 2007, To: All Friends and Relatives. Had a call from Mary (Evans) Smith this morning. She, Bonnie Richey, Betty Rose and some of Betty's Children were at the Peel, Arkansas School House which recently has been used as a church. Betty Rose's family has purchased the building and grounds which is in front of Betty Rose's former home. The old Peel, Arkansas School House is located at the north end and east side of highway 125 in the small village of Peel, AR about 5 mile south of the Missouri-Arkansas State Line.
We will have our annual EVANS/PACE REUNION at the school/church this year. This is the neighborhood where Grandpa and Grandma EVANS raised their family in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The Reunion will be on SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2007. If you want to arrive early, the building, which is air conditioned, will be open about 10:00 a.m. We will have a "POT LUCK" LUNCH about 12:30 p.m. and "ALL DAY" VISITING.
PLEASE BRING ANY OLD PICTURES AND/OR GENEALOGICAL INFO THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO.
"We lost cousins Joe Bill Long and Mary Nell (Nave) Kissee but feel that they would want us to continue our annual reunion. They will be with in spirit and will be greatly missed.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND URGE ANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU ! ! !
Anyone who wishes more info can contact me at 417 882 2233 or at 2515 South Kickapoo Ave. in Springfield, MO 65804 or email @ jacobnave23@aol.com, Thank you, Jacob D. "JD" Nave.

HENDERSON/WIGGINS REUNION: Saturday June 17,2006 at the Town Hall Building next to the Lutie Cemetery at Theodosia, Missouri. Starting at 10:00 A.M. till every one is gone. Lunch will be Pot Luck, every one is invited. If you have old pictures and family information, please bring it to share with the family. Hope to see you there. This Reunion is for the Descendants of Christopher Christian Henderson and Emelia "Millie" Parton. Surnames included are HENDERSON, WIGGINS, PARTON, SMITH, LONG, FREIND, MERRIMAN, and INGRAM to name a few. Contact information: e-mail Jaynie Wiggins at jjwiggins@centurytel.net

NAVE FAMILY REUNION: Saturday, October 1, 2005 at the Protem, MO Community Church
We hope to start about 10:00 A. M. and end when all are gone. Potluck lunch at 1:00 P. M. except barbequed meat and drinks will be furnished. Protem is located on MO Highway 125 in Taney County and is near where "Jake"Nave (1814-1890) settled on the White River in then Marion County, AR and built a ferry to cross the river on which was in use until covered by Bull Shoals Lake. His brothers William, Abraham, Isaac and John as well as his sisters Catherine, Redisa and Elizabeth married and lived in this same area.
Other names associated with the Nave family who lived on or near the White River in Mo. and Ark. are:RIMBLE, COKER, SIMMONS AND LAUGHLIN
All friends and relatives are urged to come and enjoy some old time fellowship ! !Bring pictures and other genealogical information. Contact JD Nave @ 2515 S. Kickaopoo, Springfield, Mo 65804. ph # 417 882 2233 or email @ jacobnave23@aol.com

FANCHER ANNUAL FAMILY MEETING AND REUNION: Decendants of James and Elizabeth (Carlock) Fancher are holding their annual family meeting and reunion June 25 & 26, 2005 in Berryville AR. Many descendants of these Fanchers have ties to Marion County Arkansas. To be presented at the meeting will be a discussion about the Mountain Meadows Massacre and the various wagon train groups that were massacred in Utah, 1857. The "Crooked Creek Train" from Sugar Loaf Township, Marion County was among those included in the trains that met up at Salt Lake and were massacred. Those families with ties to the FANCHER group were COKER, WOOD, WILSON, OWENS, and STALLCUPS. Anyone interested, related, or in possession of additional family information, please contact LM Fancher at Dixon@europa.com for more information.

SULLIVAN, DANIEL, HORTON FAMILY REUNION: Saturday JUNE 11, 2005 AT 1:00 PM, Come and join us for a day to share the stories of our families of the past and to catch up with our families of today. Bring your old pictures to share. Pine Bluff Community Church on Woolum Road, St. Joe, Arkansas. Contact Lois Stradley at (620) 235-1911 or Norma Dean at (870) 439-3412. We will be having a B-B-Q Potluck, Please bring a side dish. Thank you, Lois Stadley

DeSHIELDS FAMILY REUNION: Saturday, July 30, 2005, Jones Center for Families, Corner of Old Missouri Road & Emma Avenue, North end of Airport Springdale, Arkansas
We would like to specially invite the families of those who married into the
DeShields family in the early 1900s in Boone County. Including the
GREEN - WILMOTH - RICHEY - WILKERSON - HUGHEY - RICHARDSON - STILES - DODSON - SHEPHERD and other families who had family living in the East Sugar Loaf and Lead Hill area. We hope everyone will attend.
Handy and Nancy DeSHIELDS attended the Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Carroll County in early 1840s. Andrew Maxwell DeSHIELDS was the first postmaster in Green Forrest in 1855.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For info contact: Reta DeShields Parton, rpsodapop@aol.com
479-751-6947

LANCE-LANTZ-LENTZ-LENCE REUNION: Reunions are held each year at a different location in the southeastern United States. Please visit the Official Lances 4L web site for more information - http://TheLances.org/4L. The contact person for the Reunions was Evelyn N. Smith, Secretary, 838 Wheeler Rd, LaFayette, GA 30728, phone 706-638-7594. Update: Evelyn passed away about two years ago (2002.)

Madewell, Solomon & Elizabeth Family Reunion - Decedents of Solomon and Elizabeth Madewell will have the annual reunion in Springdale at the Jones Center on September 18, 2004 beginning at 10 AM. There will be music and entertainment as well as ancestry information. Latest information on burial place of Solomon, Elizabeth, Solomon Smith & Martha will also be discussed. Come and enjoy the fellowship. Meal will be Pot Luck. Drinks will be furnished. Contact Clifford Madewell 749-738-1753 or F.D. Madewell 479-789-2358

Wiggins/Henderson Family Reunion - June 19, 2004 at the Town Hall next to the Lutie Cemetery at Theodosia, Missouri, starting at 10 AM, till every one is gone.
This reunion is for the Descendant's of Christopher Henderson and Emelia "Millie" Parton, Families descendants from them are: Henderson, Wiggins, Parton, Smith, Long, Friend, Merriman, Ingram, Wells, Payne, to name a few.
Lunch will be Pot Luck, Bring a covered dish and come visit with old and new family.
If you have old pictures please bring them to share with the family.
Hope to see you there. Contact Jaynie Wiggins by e-mail at jjwiggins@centurytel.net.

 DeShields-Wilkerson Reunion - Just thought I would let everyone know the DeShields-Wilkerson Reunion will be Friday night - August 1st, 2003 from 4pm to 11pm at the Jones Center in Springdale, Arkansas. I know the Friday Night will be a problem to some, but come if you
can. Some won't be arriving until 7pm so try.
The Wilkersons and DeShields were from Carroll, Boone County in the area of
Sugarloaf Township and Bergman areas. These areas were in Carroll, Marion and
Boone. (They reached as far as Yellville) Would like to invite everyone
related to these families to come. Bring the kids as the Jones Center for Families has Ice Skating, Swimming, Pool, Movies, and other activities and it will all be free if you request
tickets early. This reunion was scheduled by Bill Wilkerson of Raleigh North
Carolina, however you can contact me as I am in Springdale at rpsodapop@aol.com if
you have questions. Would like to meet new relatives.
Reta

Herron-Payne Family Reunion. On Saturday, July 5, at the Ramada Inn in Mtn. Home Arkansas, there will be a John Thomas & Mary Herron Payne family reunion. Families directly associated to the Payne's are: Bayless, Crenshaw, Fields, Friend, Herron, Henderson, McCracken, Yocum and Honeycutt. Fellowship will start in the Ramada Inn conference room in the morning and go to whenever. Lunch will also be served and prizes. Join us for a good time, good fellowship and possibly find new & old relatives. Contact Leslie Payne wellston57@hotmail.com for more information

Tales from the Crypt-Matthews Reunion Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of August 1, 2002 issue: On Saturday, August 10th, join descendants of Captain Robert and Nancy MATTHEWS for "Tales From the Crypt", a reenactment of this pioneer family's impact on the history of Pineville and Calico Rock. Whether you are a relative (including MCNEILL, NOE, SCHENCK, JONES, WAYLAND, SEAY, HARBER, WISEMAN, HUDSON, MCGINNESS, WOOD and others) or are interested in local history you should plan to attend. Participants will gather at 7:30 p.m. among the MATTHEWs family gravestones at Spring Creek Cemetery. To reach Spring Creek Church, turn east from Route 56 in Calico Rock onto Spring Creek Road (at the First National Bank). Drive three/fourths mile to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto the dirt/gravel road and continue to the Spring Creek United Methodist Church. For more information contact Mrs. Wayne (GAYE) WOOD at 870-297-2205 (home) or 870-297-3931 (church) or bexarwood@centurytel.net.

The 3rd annual Cagle~Lee Reunion will be held June 29 & 30th. On Sat. June 29th at the Community Bldg. in Summit and on Sun. the 30th, the pavillion at Hwy. 125 Campground in Peel. For more information contact Gwen Stice gstice@mtnhome.com

Wagoner/Farmer Reunion: We are having a Huge Family Reunion here in Yakima for all the descendants of Joshua Christopher Waggoner as well as all the desendants of James Marshall Farmer on August 16th and 17th,2002. Contact: Carol Maybee for more information

Gentry Family: The descendants of Harmon and Kimmie Lee Gentry will meet on June 1st at the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church in Yellville (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Lunch will be potluck. The Gentry family came to Marion County about 1888 and settled near the Rush community. Since that time they have played an active part in the history of Marion County. In addition to this reunion, the family will also attend Decoration Day at the Pleasant Ridge Cemtery (June 2nd) which will commemorate the 100th anniversary that the Gentry family has attended this event. For more information, you can contact David L. Scott at scott4research@aol.com.

Dillard 2002 Reunion: Our reunion is firmly set for Thursday through Saturday, June 20 to the 22. A pie auction is set for Thursday evening after the traditional welcome dinner of fried biscuits, homemade jams, fried deer and squirrel. Last reunion, the pie auction raised quite a lot for the reunion fund- so bring your sweet tooth, a pie if you can, and your wallet. Be prepared to enjoy some great singing after the pie auction. Friday evening we will have goodies and finger foods on hand and lots of terrific Dillard Family entertainment. Saturday, everyone can look forward to a fantastic dinner including pork, turkey, fried crappie, homemade goodies and desserts beginning at noon. After the dinner we will have our auction again. Roy Dillard has volunteered to be our auctioneer again this year. We have had lots of interesting items included in years past and this year will be no exception. Remember, all funds raised go right into the reunion fund. Contact Bonnie Dillard - rockyd@yellville.net

Come Hang Your Hat On Our Hall Tree: The Daniel Webster and Hannah (Treat) Hall family reunion will be Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Woodman of the World building in Yellville, AR. The doors will be open at 9:00 a.m. There will be NO potluck this year in consideration of our ladies. Instead we will dismiss for a lunch break and regroup following lunch. Any of the diehard genealogists in the family who would rather stay during the lunch break and exchange information may do so. Tables will be set up for displays and exchanging of information. Our family has a long military history. If a member of your family served our country please bring a photo to the reunion. We will have a display honoring them. So bring a smile, your camera, your family stories and Come Hang Your Hat On Our Hall Tree. For more information contact Hollie Poley at poleys@yellville.net

13th NORTH ARKANSAS ANCESTOR FAIR: "Share your family research! Contact other researchers! All for free at the Genealogical Swap Meet called "North Arkansas Ancestor Fair" to be held JUNE 1, 2002, in LESLIE, ARKANSAS. "We provide table space & chairs for free to those who reserve them for family research items to sell and info to share. All you have to do is show up. And attendance is also free. "This is our 13th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair. "For schedule and reservation form e-mail James Johnston at: johnston@ipa.net. These will be sent snail mail so be sure to include your address." Mark your calendars, folks, and make your travel plans. This event is absolutely awesome. Providers include family researchers, historic and genealogical societies, book and CD sellers, Civil War groups, Native American researchers, county groups, and similar types of resources. It's a real happening place

Descendants of Jesse Silvanus Smith will be having a reunion on March 25th and 26th in Parker, Arizona. Please write to: Barbara Price POBox 13202 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 or call: 805-787-0334 for more information! Barb Price

I would like for you to post a family reunion coming up May 27, 2000. This will be a Cagle/Lee reunion and will be held at Point 125 campground in Peel, Arkansas. This will be an all day event with a Memorial Service for Kenny Cagle to be held on May 28, 2000 at the Peel Cemetery. For more information email gstice@mtnhome.com.

The Descendants of John Thomas Payne and Mary Herron will be having a Payne reunion in Mtn. Home Arkansas on July 1st at the Ramada Inn. Other families associated with the Payne's are McCracken, Herron, Fields, Crenshaw, Honeycutt, Martin, Harris and Friend. Contact paynels@kfvalves
<mailto:paynels@kfvalves> for more information. For Arkansas contact spayne@pyatt.net <mailto:spayne@pyatt.net>

A SIMMONS FAMILY REUNION We are looking for all descendants of JAMES BAILEY SIMMONS / NANCY SMITH and JAMES BAILEY SIMMONS / MARY ANN KASIAH PENDERGRASS. The Reunion has been set for June 18, 2000 in Tulsa, OK. For further information, please E-mail me. Lela Kirby ljk@webzone.net

A reunion for BIAS, TABOR, HAMPTON AND FRIEND families will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999 at the Mountain Home, AR, Community Center, Highway 62 East near Cranfield Road. Many have said they will attend and will have genealogy information to share. Contact me for more info. Thanks, LOUISE BIAS-HILL

THE TREATS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AND RELATIVES ARE GOING TO ARKANSAS THE TREAT FAMILY ASSOCIATION will hold its 1999 Treat Gathering October 1-3 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. If your name is TREAT or you have an ancestor named TREAT, we want you to know about the Treat Gathering in Fort Smith, AR. People will be gathering from all over the country to learn about their TREAT ancestors, to renew friendships and make new friends. Most, if not all, TREATs in this country are descendants of the 17th century colonial immigrants to Connecticut. We are all very proud of our TREAT ancestors, and we'll help you find out more about yours.. There will be speakers and 'family' gatherings, tours, genealogy workshops, databases with thousands of TREAT relations, fun and food, and more. Plan now to join us at the Treat Gathering. Please send us your name and address and we'll send you more information. You do not need to be a member of the Association to attend. Gary D Treat, Gathering Coordinator e-mail: gdtreat@swbell.net

YOCHAM FAMILY REUNION 1999 Saturday, June 12, 1999 Creek County Fairgrounds Kellyville, OK Activities: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 12:00 Stories 12:30 Lunch After lunch Auction Rt. 66 car caravan After activities: Salvation Army for swimming, games, etc. 6:00 p.m. reminiscing, games, swimming. Contact : B & S Rankin srankin@kih.net

DeSHIELDS: Hi! I hope you would post the following family meeting. We are gathering the final information before print on the DeShields Family History and related families from Va>Tn>AR>Ok>Or>etc. Most families were settlers in Marion and Boone County, Arkansas in the 1840s through early 1900s. Information gathering meeting to be held Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Aspen Restaurant in Okemah, Oklahoma from 10am - 2pm. Lunch will be served at a cost of $5.95 plus drink. Please bring information concerning the DeShields, Womack, Green, Austin, McBride and related lines. This is one of the final meetings to be held before "The DeShields Family History and related Families" goes to print. Please help us include your family into this book. Please contact Reta DeShields Parton (501-751-6947) rpsodapop@aol.com for more information. Reta will also be at the Lead Hill (Boone Co.), Ar Picnic area July 2 to gather more information. This is will be the publishing of 20 years of work on this line by several different genealogists. It will be quite large. Would like to include as much information as possible in this book.Final review will be at the DeShields Family Reunion to be held July 24, 1999, in Bentonville, Arkansas. Would like to hear from anyone interested. Thanks Reta

JEFFERSON: Jefferson Family Reunion - May 30th, l999, 12:00 Noon, Yellville City Park, Bring a food dish , eat and visit. Descendants of John and Cora Newton Jefferson Contact Reanell Birrer, 870-427-5067

COBB - SASSER: ANNOUNCING: Cobb-Sasser Family Reunion: Saturday, June 26, 1999. The Meeting Lodge at Wentz Camp Ponca City, OK. The first reunion was held in 1980 in special honor of Margaret Elizabeth (Sasser) Cobb. All Cobb-Sasser descendants have always been welcome. Once held yearly, now held on "odd" years, beginning 1999. Camping areas nearby with RV hookups. A number of local motels available. For Sunday, June 27, 1999, a group trip is planned, travelling in a convoy of cars and RVs, to drive appx. 100 miles to visit Red Oak Cemetery, in Cleveland Co, OK, where a number of Cobb and Sasser descendants are buried. To also site-see areas where they lived and gathered. http://www.angelfire.com/ok/bobbiesues/cobb.html

SASSER: ANNOUNCING: SASSER FAMILY REUNION: The descendants of Nancy and (John") Henry SASSER b.March 29, 1778 d. January 11, 1859 Family Reunion National Sasser Family Reunion When: October 1-3, 1999 Where: Laurel County. KY. If Interested please contact: ELaine Helton Lorinczi mailto:piglet@iwic.net Dixie Sasser Ricker mailto:dixie@locktrack.com Don Sasser mailto:dlsasser@email.msn.com
If you plan on attending, we would like them to bring themselves first, old family photos, family trees anything of interest to exchange etc... See YA there!!!!

 BROWN: A Brown reunion will be held on the 1st Sunday 4 Oct. 1998 in Charleston Arkansas starting at 9:00 am at the Senior Citizen Center. For more information contact Warner Gene Brown at 501 478 8266, 4004 Gascony Way, Fort Smith Arkansas 72903. Hope to see you there. John mailto:johncj@c2i2.com

SMITH-ROBERTS: Dear Smith/Roberts Cousin, You are invited to the 1999 Smith-Roberts reunion. Below is the pertinent information: 1) WHEN: June 4 (8:00 a.m.) - June 6 2) WHERE: RSVP Center, 600 E. Stephenson, Harrison, Arkansas. 3) COST: No charge, but we will pass the hat for donations. The RSVP center is more expensive than the fairgrounds three years ago. The more people you can get to come along, the lower the average cost. 4) PRE-REGISTRATION: It is not mandatory to pre-register. However, we request that you indicate your interest for three reasons: so we can (1) let you know if an unforeseen event causes a change in plans, (2) give you further details on the reunion if necessary, and (3) coordinate the food dishes for the Saturday night dinner. So please return the little form included in this letter if you plan to attend or are considering doing so. 5) MEALS: A Saturday evening pot luck dinner is the main event. For other meals we make our own arrangements, usually going to local restaurants in groups. Coffee and a microwave will be available at the Center. 6) WHAT TO BRING FOR POT LUCK DINNER: Freda Bell of Harrison will coordinate the dinner. Local people should contact her. Out of towners need not prepare a dish; instead they can purchase items from a list of needs that will be available at the time of checking in. 7) ACTIVITIES: Mostly talking; also visiting cemeteries; visiting historical society museum. 8) WHAT ELSE TO BRING: camera, old photos, genealogy papers. I have compiled an attendance list of the past reunions. So if you have photographs from past reunions, this list will help you identify people in your reunion photographs. 9) SPREAD THE WORD: about the reunion to anyone in your family, anyone you see, and anyone you correspond with. Notices cannot be sent to everyone, so we rely on word of mouth. Please do not assume others received an invitation. 10) EMAIL: Our expenses for correspondence could be reduced by using email in the future. Therefore it would help if you send in your email address if you happen to have one, and further it would help if you send the email addresses you have of any other family members -- whether they will attend or not. 11) CONTACTS: Freda Bell 205 Watergate Rd, Harrison, AR 72601, 870-743-1186 for information on Motels, etc. and to receive a registration form or Email to: turbettjim@m1.irs.gov Jim Turbett

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