CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Information on how to use and grow herbs was presented at a recent meeting of the Jared Mansfield Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Pat James-Hasser presented the program “Herbal infusions and vitamin water.” It dealt with the history of herbs, their medicinal uses, cooking with herbs, and the pleasure of growing herbs.
James-Hasser served samples of vitamin and herbal drinks, using different fruits or herbs as flavorings. She has written several booklets on herbs and their uses.
Missy Derrenberger presented an American Indian Minute, about the Mandan tribe from North Dakota and their planting rituals like the corn dance.
The Ohio 119th OSDAR Conference was held in Dublin in March. Jared Mansfield received 20 certificates during the conference: 10 of the certificates were for the chapter and 10 were presented to members during the meeting.
Member Stephanie Gwin was chosen as 2018 Ohio Outstanding Junior and she received two certificates: 2018 Chapter Outstanding Junior and 2018 Ohio Outstanding Junior. Individual Certificates from the OSDAR were presented to chapter members Pat James-Hasser, Gail Adams, Betty Korol, Sheila Larson, Missy Derrenberger, Pat Jennings, Joyce Vanatter and Joan Wyatt for Outstanding Support for Veterans.
Nancy Kreiger, Chair of the DAR Schools, reminded members to save your cancelled stamps and box tops because those are being collected.
Patricia Jennings, Chaplain presented a ten years of membership in Jared Mansfield Chapter certificate to Cada McDannel Lauener.
Kendall Kuhn is a senior at Bowling Green State University and is in the Army ROTC program. On April 6 he was presented with the ROTC Gold medal as the DAR Outstanding Cadet. Jared Mansfield Chapter endorsed Kuhn as a candidate to receive the DAR Gold ROTC Medal. The medal recognizes a cadet who has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage, and patriotism. This person must be in the upper 25 per cent of their classes in ROTC and also in academic subjects. Kuhn is the son of member Sarah Shawver Kuhn and grandson of Iona Richmond Shawver.
The next DAR meeting will be May 4, 2018 at 7:00 p. m. at the Ohio Genealogical Society building on State Route 97 outside Bellville. The guest speaker will be member Sunda Peters, speaking on “All About DNA.”
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join. Contact the chapter Regent at 941-224-4888 or the Registrar at 419-683-3667.