P. O. Box 57----2005 Hwy. 52
Graciousely Hosted by:   Socket, Inc.


November, 2007


1.         1.         Marilyn Hopkins, RR 1 Box 193, Edina, MO 63537

2.       2.       Ronnie & Cynthia Winfrey, 49 Castle Rd., Brumley, MO 65017

3.       3.       Layne & Barb Helton, 102 Helton Dr., Eldon, MO 65026

4.       4.       Frank & Ellen Horton, 97 Ulman Ridge Rd., Tuscumbia, MO 65082

5.       5.       Glenna Abbett,  302 Gerhart Ave., Eldon, MO 65026



1.      1.      Kathy Martin Fields, 1017 S.E. Claremont, Leeís Summit, MO 64081



1.         1.         Nikia Adcock Angel, 213 Mezcal Circle NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

2.       2.       Dana Maloney, 1520 Paddock Circle, Charlotte, NC 28209

3.       3.       Nancy Thompson, 209 Dover St., Jefferson City, MO 65109

4.       4.       R. N. Condra, 613 West Washington Terrace, Marshfield, MO 65706

5.       5.       Helen Pemberton, 26829 Pacific Rd., Lebanon, MO 65536




The Historical Society will host their annual Christmas dinner and party on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2007 at the museum building in Tuscumbia.  At one p.m.., a  holiday meal will be shared by all in attendance.  Please bring a covered dish and your own table service.  In the afternoon, there will be a drawing for several nice door prizes and a special Christmas program is planned.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 9, for the dinner and party.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th ! ! ! ! ! !



2008                                 TIME TO RENEW YOUR DUES FOR 2008              2008

                             Detach and mail with your dues...$5.00 Individual...$7.50 Family






Page 2------December 2007


Winners of the Prizes Given Away at Chili Dinner on October 27th.......


1.      1.      Handmade Quilt, donated by Elva Steen of Eldon

           won by Sharron Wehage, Portland, Oregon

2.      2.      Baby Quilt, donated by Elva Steen of Eldon

          won by Debbie Stansbury, Eugene, MO

3.      3.      $50 Savings Bond, donated by Citizens Bank of Eldon

   won by Bonnie Tyler, Godfrey, Illinois

4.      4.      Service Gift Certificates, donated by Lloyd Belt Co., Eldon

   won by (1) Nancy Smith, Hartsburg, MO (2) Jack Cobb, Eldon (3) Sue Ward, Eldon

   (4) Mike Steen, Iberia

5.      5.      $50 Savings Bond, donated by Central Bank of Tuscumbia

    won by Jill Renken, Russellville, MO

6.      6.      Gift Certificate from Paulís Market, donated by Don Phillips, Eldon

          won by Barbara Shelton, Tuscumbia

7.      7.      Autumn Wreath, donated by Flowers and Company, Eldon

   won by Shirley Phillips, Roach, MO

8.      8.      $25 Gift Certificate from Eldon Wal-Mart

          won by Debra Foster, Lake Ozark

9.      9.      $20 Certificate for a Shampoo and Hair Cut, donated by Tabbyís Salon, Eldon

          won by Connie Prather, Iberia




1.     1.     My ancestors must be in the Ďwitness protectioní program.

2.     2.     A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away.

3.     3.     Iím searching for myself; have you seen me?

4.     4.     Ever find an ancestor hanging from the family tree?

5.     5.     Genealogists are time unravelers.

6.     6.     I want to find all my ancestors, but so far Iíve only found a few thousand.

7.     7.     Iím always late - - my ancestors arrived on the JUNEflower.

8.     8.     Thatís strange - - half my ancestors are women.

9.     9.     I researched my family tree and apparently I donít exist!

10.10. Its 2007 - - Do you know where your Gr Gr Grandparents are?

11.11. FLOOR Ėthe place for storing your priceless genealogical records.

12. Heredity:  Everyone believes in it until their children act like fools?






                                                                                                               October, 2007óPage 3

THE PRESIDENTíS PAGE..............


The most important event occurring at the museum in the last month was the Chili Luncheon on Saturday, October 27 in which Alan Wright, successful St. Louis businessman, originally from this area, presented a book signing of his just published historical book, Murder on Rouse Hill. This was one of the most successful events we have hosted since I have been on the board.  Some have told me it was the most successful in memory both in terms of attendance as well as financially....Of course, we are extremely grateful to Alan who gave such a wonderful presentation both in his discussion as well as the very interesting power point reproductions of places and people in the book......But most of all, we are indebted to Alan because not only did he donate to the museum the proceeds of all the book sales made during the book signing, but in addition, as a complete surprise to all, donated five thousand dollars to the building fund......Because of the matching program provided us by an anonymous donor, Alanís gift meant that his five thousand dollars was automatically doubled so that we will receive a total of ten thousand dollars due to his generosity.


Alan is a native of the Miller County area with many friends and family roots of the Wright and Allee families; and that, he said, is one of the reasons he wanted to give something back to the community, which helped him become successful in his life.


Alanís presentation was so effective that we sold more than fifty copies of his book, Murder on Rouse Hill, which kept him very busy the rest of the afternoon signing his books.  I have read the book and can report that it is an exciting and captivating story, which will entertain and be of interest to anyone but especially those of us who live in the area and are familiar with the places and names mentioned.  The book can be purchased at any bookstore as well as online from a web source such as where it is available for purchase now.


We are working diligently preparing the just-finished museum addition for the placement of new displays and are redesigning the original museum as well, based on some new and exciting concepts developed by our museum committee headed up by Nancy Thompson. 


We are looking forward to our grand opening next April.  Our next event at the museum will be the Christmas Potluck Dinner, Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m.



Joe Pryor, President, MCHS










Page 4 ......... December, 2007


CALENDAR OF EVENTS                                                  Miller County Historical Society

  December 9---Annual Christmas Dinner/Party                                Newsletter published for members

 December 19---Board Meeting @ Museumó10 a.m.                      of  the Historical Society.

     The museum will close for the winter following the Christmas

      dinner on December 9, 2007.  It will re-open in the Spring of

      2008 to prepare for the annual open house.                                                        Editor:  Peggy Hake

                                                                                                                                                   270 Brushy Creek Rd.

                                                                                                                                                    St. Elizabeth, MO 65075




                 May this season be rich                                             President: Joe Pryor, Sunrise Beach

                                                                                                                                  Vice Pres: Carl McDonald, Jeff City

                  With the laughter of friends                                     Secretary: Peggy Hake, St. Elizabeth

                                                                                                                                  Treasurer: Betty Kallenbach, Eldon

                 With the closeness of family                                   BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

                                                                                                                                  Jim Clark, Tuscumbia

                  Whose love never ends.                                           Jerome Brondel, Eldon

                                                                                                                                  Judy Prince, Osage Beach

                  May your hearts be content                                    Wanda Wright, Tuscumbia

                                                                                                                                  Joe Cochran, Iberia

                  May your spirits be light                                          Donna Carrender, Lake Ozark

                                                                                                                                  Corrine Gilliam, Brumley

                   And all your holiday                                           PAST PRESIDENT/ADVISOR:

                                                                                                                                  Sharon Cogdill, Lake Ozark

                   Memories bright.                                                MUSEUM DIRECTOR:

                                                                                                                                  Nancy Thompson, Jeff City


                                                                                                                                  Dwight Weaver, Lake Ozark

                                                                                                                                  Judy Pryor, Sunrise Beach




We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Blessed Holiday season.............





Miller County Historical Society

P.O. Box 57

Tuscumbia, MO 65082





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