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Monday, August 21, 2017

Wreaths Across America

Please look to the right side of the blog and click on The Wreaths Across America Tab. There is information provided to order a wreath that will be placed on one of 5,000 graves this December 16th at Wilmington National Cemetery.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fayetteville, VA Hospital Gets 30 Pairs of Sweat Pants for Residents

Gladys Fulton, Voluntary Services at Fayetteville VA Hospital, Jewel Hanson, Jo Stroud and Ruth-Anne Bolz deliver 30 pairs of sweat pants for male and female vet's at VA Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Memorial Day ceremony at 11:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to St. James Town Hall on 211

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On Monday, May 29, 2017, the Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to the St. James Town Hall on Route 211. All local communities are invited to attend. Colors will be presented by the Post 543 Honor Guard. The National Anthem will be sung, and a memorial wreath will be placed, followed by taps. Ms. Lois Moore, soloist, will be performing patriotic songs.

This year, our guest speakers are a husband and wife. They are active duty members of the U.S. Air Force; Chief Master Sergeant Shane Flint and Chief Master Sergeant Karen F. Beirne-Flint. Shane Flint is the Command Chief, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Texas. The 688th Cyberspace Wing is part of the new 24th Air Force. The 24th Air Force is the operational warfighting organization that establishes, operates, maintains and defends Air Force networks. As the Command Chief, Shane serves as the principal advisor to the wing commander on all matters of military readiness, morale, quality of life, professional development and effective utilization of resources for over 2,100 military, civilian and contractor members. Karen Beirne Flint is the Superintendent of the 8th Field Investigations Region of the Air Force, Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) at Peterson AFB, Colorado. She is the primary advisor to the region commander on all issues relating to discipline, health, welfare, morale and professional development of over 250 active duty, reserve and civilian AFOSI special agents and professional staff which supports the Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command and the United States Air Force Academy.

Seating will be provided for all attendees at the Veterans’ Memorial. Parking is limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the St James Community Center. Light refreshments will be available in the St James Community Center, following the ceremony.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lord Craven May 20th Meeting

The Colonial Dames of the 17th Century Lord Craven Chapter held their meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. James Plantation at the Reserve Club. The highlight of the meeting was the swearing in of new officers for The Lord Craven Chapter for 2017-2019. 
Pat Gooding, the new President of the Lord Craven Chapter poses with former President  Ruth-Anne Bolz

Carole Weiss swears in the officers to their new Lord Craven officers for 2017-2019

Former President Ruth-Anne Bolz passes the gavel to President Pat Gooding

Treasurer: Anne Boone; Recording Secretary: Patricia Johnson; Chaplain: Marie Preston and President: Patricia Gooding; Missing from photo are: Vice-President, Linda Rivenbark; Corresponding Secretary, Diane Kuebert; Registrar, Carol Jutte; and Historian, Martha Blacher

Former President Ruth-Anne Bolz pins her ribbon on the new President Pat Gooding

 Chaplain Marie Preston will continue serving as The Lord Craven Chaplain for another term.

Row 1: Carole Weiss, Pat Johnson and Anne Boone
Row 2: Judy Caison, Claudia Evans and Yvonne Brown

Row 1: Jo Stroud, Jewel Hansen, and Pat Tucker
Row 2: Marie Preston and Kathy Miller
Phyllis Wilson, your Lord Craven photographer and blog manager. This is Phyllis in her Revolutionary outfit that she wears to the naturalization ceremony in Southport. 

Row 1: Nora Hickam, Pat Elsaesser and Ann Nickerson
Row 2: Pat Gooding, Ruth-Anne Bolz and Fran Carlsen

The contact people for Ancestral Charts are Ky and Cindy White. Their website is . Also, you can find Ky on Facebook:
Ky White
Ancestral Charts
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Provide Ky with your gateway ancestor and our lineage to them. He does the rest. He is also a researcher and an author.

If you click on any photo it will start a slide show. Enjoy.
blog manager, Phyllis Wilson

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Colonial Dames of the 17th Century Lord Craven Chapter Holds the May Meeting on May 20th

The Colonial Dames of the 17th Century Lord Craven Chapter will hold their meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. James Plantation at the Reserve Club.The meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. There will be a buffet luncheon served after the meeting. Registration is required.  The highlight of the meeting will be the swearing in of new officers for The Lord Craven Chapter for 2017-2019.  If you have any questions contact Ruth-Anne Bolz, President of the Lord Craven Chapter at Contact Carol Jutte, Registrar at  for more information on becoming a member. As a friendly reminder, no denim is permitted at The Reserve Club. Be careful to follow speed limit signs. 

Directions: Enter St. James Plantation off of 211. Stop at gate. Tell them you are attending the Lord Craven Chapter Colonial Dames Meeting at The Reserve Club. Then, go down St. James Drive and make your first right turn onto Ridgecrest Drive. Speed limit is 30 mph. Turn left onto Wyndmere Drive. Speed limit is 20 mph. Next,  turn left into the Reserve Club. The clubhouse is all the way down on the right side. 

New officers are:
President: Patricia Gooding
Vice-President: Linda Rivenbark
Chaplain: Marie Preston
Recording Secretary: Patricia Johnson
Corresponding Secretary: Diane Kuebert
Treasurer: Anne Boone
Registrar: Carol Jutte
Historian: Martha Blacher