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Masonic News & Views - Thanks Dad
June 17, 2012
Greetings Brother,

Happy Father's Day!

I called my Dad today for Father's Day. I said, "Happy Father's Day Dad; I love you." What I should have said, what always seems to go unsaid is, "Thank you."

Thank you Dad for your sacrifices in order to provide for our family. I know you went without things, and I know you had dreams that went unfulfilled because you chose to do the right things in life. I know you loved us and I know you don't regret the choices you made, but I also know that being a good Dad isn't easy. You have to give up a little part of yourself in order to be a good Dad, and I just wanted to say Thank you.

Thank you for all the things you taught me, either directly or by setting an example. No one is perfect and no one can be, but I know you always did your best by us and I know that I would not be the man I am if not for your love and guidance.

So, thanks Dad for all that you gave and on this day of honoring and remembering I hope you know that I always remember you with love and fondness.

Your son,


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Fraternally yours,

Tim Couch

Now, on with the news........................

Tuesday, June 19, 2012: The Buckeye Ritual Club will meet at Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 in Cassville, MO. Instruction by RWB Jeremy Willman, District 44 Deputy Grand Lecturer, will begin at 6:30 PM. Pythagoras Lodge building is located at 1704 Main Street in Cassville, MO, and can be found on the Missouri Masonic Lodge Map page.

Thursday, June 21, 2012: Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 will honor all Past Masters as well as several fifty-year Masons during their regular business meeting. Dinner at 5:30 and Lodge will be duly Opened at 6:30 PM.

Saturday, June 23, 2012: Henderson Lodge No. 477 will host a MOCHIP (Missouri Child Identification & Protection) Event from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the lodge hall located at 127 East Center Street in Rogersville, MO. This is a free service provided by Missouri Freemasons to help protect our children. For more information on MOCHIP visit

Saturday, June 23, 2012: Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 will hold an open house between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. You are invited to visit the remodeled historic lodge. Refreshments will be served. Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 has been part of the community for more than 100 years. The lodge is located in downtown Ash Grove above the public library.

Friday, July 20, 2012: The Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill will be conferred upon worthy candidates by Ozark Order #109 at the Gate of the Temple Lodge building located at 1700 North Boonville in Springfield, MO.

  • Dinner will be served at 6pm. (Free for Candidates, Donation asked of Swordsmen) Conferral of the order will start at 7pm.
  • Petition and $25 initiation fee buys a lifetime membership into The Order and a night you will not soon forget!
  • For petition and more information, contact David Maggard at 417-234-6513 or [email protected]
  • This event is hosted by Queen City Chapter #226, O.E.S.

Saturday, September 8, 2012: Save the date! The 2012 KCCH Memorial RiteCare Golf Tournament will be held at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, MO. All proceeds will go to support the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinics and services right here in southwest Missouri. It's a worthy cause and a good time. Please do what you can to help the kids. Click here to open and save a flier for the event.
Details and updates will be posted on the JoplinKCCH Facebook page as they become available. In the meantime check out the great course for this year's tournament by visiting the Deer Lake Golf Course Web site.

As you can see there's lots of Masonry going on in Missouri. See the links below to keep up with the latest or to submit information for your upcoming meeting or event.

For more news of upcoming events and special communications visit the Upcoming Masonic Events page on

For a calendar of Stated meetings for many of the Lodges and Masonic bodies visit the Masonic Calendar page on

For help locating a lodge building visit the Missouri Masonic Lodge Map page on

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