November/December 2013 Volume 15 Issue 6
ELECTIONS were held at the October 15 regular meeting. The results are as follows:
President: Jack Hutcheson 479-787-6982
Vice President: Ike Lockridge 479-366-8121
Secretary: Sheri Hyde 479-220-1802
Treasurer: Johnny Burger 479-215-6050 Reelected
Boardmember: Glenn Smith 479-736-2841
Boardmember: Rodney Friend 479-841-7638
Boardmember: Dale Crawford 479-631-7037 Reelected
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
The spring and fall shows are in the rear view mirror, and the new year is ahead of us. I would like to thank all of the club members for all the hard work they put into the shows. The shows were very good and I know this coming year will be even better. Be sure to thank Glenn for his many years of service as president of Tired Iron.
Jack Hutcheson, President
Only three folks showed up for the Saturday, November 2nd, workday, but several needed jobs were accomplished. Johnny, Larry, and I cleaned a lot of the area around the trailer and pole barn, trimmed the high weeds around the clubhouse, removed some dead bushes and a tree, and moved the windmill towers. When another workday is scheduled, please come out and participate so more can be done. Thanks, Jamie
SEPTEMBER SHOW EXHIBIT
The Home Antique Building was the venue for a display of some of Cody Edmondson's recently collected antique items. They included a foot-operated scroll saw and a Kelsey 8'x10" printing press. The working printing press, dated from 1903 and known as The Excelsior," was the centerpiece of the exhibit as it enabled visitors to have a hands-on experience in printing. An added feature was that cards were printed and given to children so they could obtain at least five signatures from Tired Iron members. A drawing was held and the winner received a $25 Walmart gift card.
SEPTEBER 2013 SPANKER CREEK CRAFT SHOW
Tired Iron of the Ozarks had a good turnout for the five-day craft show near Bella Vista. Bob Hosteter brought his nicely restored Farmall Cub, Anthony Hartfield brought his replica Model T Ford car and his brother's 1947 Gibson, Don Christensen included his over-sized John Deere tricycle, Glenn Smith provided his cancer awareness pink Farmall with its two seats and dual controls, and Johnny Burger brought his Super C Farmall. Johnny operated the club's kiddie train for four days. Jack Hutcheson did some of the driving to give Johnny a rest. Glenn Smith gave rides to young and old on his two-seater tractor. The train rides bought in some much needed dollars in donations to Tired Iron, and the proceeds of the pink tractor rides brought donations to the Tired Iron Cancer Fund. Donations given for Glenn's show buttons featuring the pink tractor also added to the fund. Dale Crawford and his hit & miss engines were greatly missed by the regular visitors to Spanker Creek. Several people asked about Dale and were told he had missed the show because of recent surgery. They want him back next year. The smiling faces of the children on the train or on the pink tractor, the contribution to the club by Bob Basch (owner of Spanker Creek), the concern for Dale, and the exposure of Tired Iron to thousands of people all made the occasion a highlight of the year for those of us who participated.
EVENTS: If you notice any discrepancies, please call 479-524-0450.
November 11 Siloam Springs Veterans Day Parade
November 19 Tired Iron regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
November 30 Springdale Christmas Parade of the Ozarks at 6 p.m.
December 7 Light Up Siloam Springs Parade at 5:30 p.m.
December 14 Gentry Christmas in Arkansas Parade at 6:30 p.m.
December 17 Tired Iron regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
April 18-20, 2014 Tired Iron 22nd Annual Spring Show
September 5-7, 2014 Tired Iron 23rd Annual Fall Show
In Memoriam: "Bubba," John and Ann Burger's long-time pet pup, passed away. He was a fixture around Tired Iron with his EDGE&T tag on his collar. Bubba left us on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. His gentleness and friendliness and watchful eye on Tired Iron will be greatly missed. Condolences to John and Ann.