Greetings to all:
I wish to welcome Minnie Mae Vessing to membership in Ruddell &
Martin Stations Historical Association. She is a descendant of John Cooper
who came to Kentucky with John Hinkston. He settled Land on Cooper's Run
Creek which was named for him. He was later killed by the Indians. If you
have information to share on John cooper she would greatly appreciate it. She
has no Email address and she lives in Demossville, Ky. Any information for
her I can forward.
A report on the Reunion planning meeting was sent out and unfortunately some
of the Email was not delivered for various reasons. So, if you have changed
your address or Email in the last year please contact Elizabeth Lee at
RAMSHA1780(a)aol.com so she can update her records. We have some exciting
things coming up that you need to be aware of. Any problems call 859
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Greetings to all:
A Reunion planning meeting was held at noon, Dec. 12, at Biancke's
Rest. In Cynthiana. Present was Jon Hagee, Martha Pelfrey, Elizabeth Lee and
Myself. We set June 28, 2003, at 9AM as the date and time for the next
Ruddell & Martin Stations gathering. It will be at the 4H fairgrounds in
Cynthiana. The Building has been reserved for that Date. We discussed the
format for the meeting. Speakers were suggested and discussed and it was
decided to invite Mel Hankla to be our key speaker, He does and excellent
portrayal of Simon Kenton. We discussed the ceremonies on the Stations Sites
and talked about having members of Clark's Illinois Regiment do an encampment
and demonstrations of life during that time. We will invite Charles
Donaldson, a Bagpiper, from the Covington Police Dept., to take part in the
placing of the Wreath. He does a tremendous "Amazing Grace." We also
discussed making presentations of the Ruddell & Martin Story at History
Classes in area Schools. The need for better publicity was discussed and ways
to accomplish this. We also decided to have another meeting of the planning
committee to be held at 1 PM on Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Biancke's. This
meeting is open to all members of the association and you are cordially
invited to attend and help in the planning. We also need people to serve on
the publicity committee. If you would like to do that please let me know. We
are open to all suggestions. If you have any ideas we would be glad to
discuss them at the next meeting. Remember! This is your organization.
Elizabeth & I and the rest of the Officers of RAMSHA wish to extend to you A
very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
If you have changed your address or Email in the last year please send an
* reminder that dues for 2003 will be due after January 1st. Any questions?
send me an Email. Thanks.