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Masonic News & Views - Moral Code
May 28, 2012
"It embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.
"Its requirements are the things that are right, and its restraints are from the things that are wrong.
"Inculcating doctrines of patriotism and brotherly love, enjoying sentiments of exalted benevolence, encouraging all that is good, kind and charitable, reprobating all that is cruel and oppressive, its observance will uplift everyone under its influence....
"To do good to others, to forgive enemies, to love neighbors, to restrain passions, to honor parents, to respect authority, to return good for evil, not to cause anger, not to bear false witness, not to lie, not to steal - these are the essential elements of the moral law."
General Douglas MacArthur
Copied from "Did you Know? Vignettes in Masonry from the Royal Arch Mason magazine" Published by The Missouri Lodge of Research, 1965; Reprinted 2012.
To all those who labored and sacrificed, and to those who continue to labor for the betterment of man, thank you and God bless.
Now, on with the news........................
There is an effort currently underway to form a Forest of Tall Cedars of Lebanon within the area of Springfield, MO. Petitions for charter membership are being accepted until Thursday, May, 31, 2012. Membership is open to all Master Masons in good standing with their Blue Lodge. The initiation will take place sometime in July and the fee is $25. If you're interested in a petition contact Michael Whitescarver at (417) 689-4315 or by e-mail at:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012: The Region 'F' Ritual Round Robin Competition and School of Instruction will be held this evening at Henderson Lodge No. 477 in Rogersville, MO. Dinner will be ready at 6:00 and instruction will begin at 7:00 PM.
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2, 2012: The Spring Ceremonial of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine will take place this weekend. All Nobles are encouraged to attend. All Master Masons are eligible to join. For more information on being a Shriner visit BeAShrinerNow.com. For more information on Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield, MO visit ABAShrine.com.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012: The Brethren of Friend Lodge No. 352 will recognize the service of all Past Masters during their regular communication. Dinner will be ready at 6:30 and Lodge will be duly Opened at 7:30 PM.
Saturday, June 9, 2012: The Brethren of O'Sullivan Lodge No. 7 proudly present the 9th Annual Pickin in the Park Bluegrass and Country Music Festival. This event will be held in the City Park in Walnut Grove, Missouri. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy fourteen Country and Bluegrass Bands playing from 11am to 10pm. Come out for a great day and night of music. Adults $6.00; Family $15.00. All proceeds go to charities in the area. For more information call WB Steve Gilkey or contact any member of O'Sullivan Lodge No. 7.
Saturday, June 9, 2012: It's time for the annual Good Times BBQ & Music event on the grounds of Sparta Lodge No. 296, 7702 State Hwy 14 East, Sparta, MO. Music will be provided by:
There will be a small auction somewhere about the middle of the event. Several new hand tools and power tools along with various other items. Please plan on attending; don't forget mark this down on your calendar. Tickets can be purchased that day or you can call John Van Slyke to purchase in advance.
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.
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. Details are still being finalized and 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.
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