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I can't login! / Re: How to reset your password
« Last post by Thom on December 08, 2018, 05:33:12 PM »
This is the 2nd test of the email notification system. Lisa, did you get this? Anyone else?

Please send an email msg to Thom at if you did.

Thanks 12/8/2018 5:33PM
Meeting Minutes / Minutes of the 11-9-18 Meeting
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on December 06, 2018, 07:53:05 PM »
ONE Minutes 11-9-18

     George (in place of Jay, who unable to attend) called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m.
     Minutes:  Suzanne read the minutes of the Oct. 5 meeting.  With no additions or corrections, they stand approved as read.
     Treasurer's Report:  October balance was $995; we got donations of $54 and $70, for a balance of $979.42.  Of that, $588.38 is committed the Congress and church rental; $391.04 is available.  The sorghum balance is $2,135.19.  With no additions or corrections, it stands approved as read.
       Work party:  Thom's has a dead tree that needs to be felled, but he's already had a work party, so will only take one if no one else needs it.       Magda said Chuck, though not in attendance, is available for work parties and can fell a tree (as can the also absent Tom K).  Thom will coordinate with chuck/tom K and post on the Forum.
     We could install Jon's deep-well (124-foot) hand pump.  We need a warmish day.  A discussion ensued about how critical is to install such a pump correctly, but no date was suggested.
     Galen said Hoppeses still need more wood cut.  We'll do it tentatively Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.; Hannah will confirm with Kim.  Thom tried to go to one of Hoppeses work parties, but couldn't find it using the directions on the Forum (not enough landmarks); a sign is needed.
     Next meeting:  The December 7 meeting will be a potluck at 5 p.m.  We will hold elections for 2 one-year board members. 
     Nominations:  George nominates Pearl to re-up; she accepts.  Magda volunteers.  Nominations will remain open until the election next month.
      Jule has agreed to remain as board president through her term, or until her health dictates otherwise, if no one else is willing to do it.  No nominees were put forth.  George read from the bylaws the proviso that the board may fill vacancies by appointment, with approval by a simple majority of associates during a general meeting.
      We need a board meeting; this can be done over the phone, per precedent.

     We introduced ourselves; there were 11 present.
     Jon said we got about 25 gallons of sorghum from perhaps an acre planted altogether -- a poor yield.  We still haven't worked out all the pan problems.  The first batch was good; the last was dark, but pretty good.  We may leave the shack until next year.
     Stephen wondered if we sold all the sorghum,  Jon said we sold all the first batch and distributed some to the consortium members.  A couple gallons of the last batch have been sold; we have at least 10 gallons left.  It's $14 per quart.  George noted that the Treasure Gallery had it last year $17.95.  Bill has official custody; it's in the basement of a friend of his.
     George said there's a garden club meeting Tuesday, 11-13, 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist.  The topic is a roundtable on what you're thankful for.  We could ask bill to bring some sorghum.
     Magda asked if anyone has biochar.   Patrick has some and is willing to split his stash.  Magda said she would take as much as was available.
     Jon called Doug about a pellet stove workshop, but Doug didn't call back. He could try again.  Bill said we could hold one at his place when gets his building set up. 
     Jon grew some loofa sponges and asked how to dry them so they don't rot.  Pearl said she has done loofas; you dry them on the vines.  Jon said the stems were dry, but he took them in, fearing the deep freeze would ruin them.  Magda said to ask Chuck -- he's done them for several years.
     George asked for a motion to adjourn. Magda moved to adjourn; Patrick seconded.  Adjourned 7:03.
                                                                                                                                       Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                                                                             Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

Telephone Messenger / Dec. 7 meeting notice
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on December 05, 2018, 01:53:48 PM »
     this is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, with a reminder that the Dec. 7 meeting will be a potluck.  The main item of business will be electing two board members.  This shouldn't be difficult, since we have just two nominees, Pearl and Magda -- although nominations will be taken at the meeting.  Hope to see you there. 
Telephone Messenger / Dec. 1 work party: Wood-cutting at Hoppesses
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on November 30, 2018, 10:40:33 AM »
     This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange.  We will again cut some wood for the Hoppeses tomorrow, Saturday,  Dec. 1.  Bring chainsaws, splitters, loppers, wedges -- anything you think would help.  Be sure to dress appropriately, including eye and ear protection, gloves and whatever you need for the weather.  Hours are 8 a.m. to lunch, which will be potluck.  I'm not going to recite the directions -- they're better read, and if you've never been there before, you might want to print them out.  I'm including them with this message on the Forum under Telephone Messenger.  Hope to see you there.

Directions to Hoppeses:  Take P highway; continue onto the gravel and into Arkansas.  The road jogs to the left.  A short distance past this, at an intersection on the right, you will see a large rock painted red; take this right and go up a steep hill.  Take the first drive on the left;  follow the road to the end, which is at Hoppeses place.  The road is quite rough; low vehicles are not recommended. 

Event Calendar / Additional Work Party for Hoppes
« Last post by Thom on November 29, 2018, 08:10:39 PM »
At the last meeting we discussed another day to help the Hoppes with more firewood. If you can lend a hand that would be great.
Here's a link Chuck did for the last one.

Note: you're looking for a camouflaged gate entrance, not very wide and very bumpy at the entrance. Ignore the warnings, they know we're coming.
Event Calendar / Work Party for Thom
« Last post by Thom on November 29, 2018, 08:05:18 PM »
Work Project Requests / Work Party for Thom -- Monday, Dec 3rd, 2018
« Last post by Thom on November 29, 2018, 08:02:03 PM »
I need some help cutting down and splitting firewood on Monday December 3rd. I've already talked to several individuals who will come to help. Tom Kennedy will bring his splitter and saws, and Roy and John on said they would help too.

Primarily need workers, chain saws and a couple of trucks. Location is my place.

We'll get started around 9AM.
1) Turn onto road HH off from hwy 160  just west of Isabella post office.
2) Turn left onto CR-620, also marked on right side of HH as lake road HH-8. This road is on left of a sharp right hand curve of HH.
     If you get to Shockey's Boats & Motors on the next curve to the left you've gone too far. In that case come back and turn right onto CR-620.
3) Look for black mailbox on right, marked "32 Birch Lane". Turn into my driveway there.

See you at the Hoppes on Saturday, Dec 1st, or at the December meeting.


Meeting Minutes / Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Last post by Thom on November 14, 2018, 09:28:24 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for the O.N.E. meeting on November 9th.
There wasn't a quorum present, nor a speaker. We decided to leave at 7PM if nobody else showed up, our thinking was the meeting time wasn't updated to say 6PM due to time change, although it was stated at October meeting that winter hours would start in November for next  meeting.

We passed the mic as usual, so here is the recording. Enjoy!
Telephone Messenger / 11-9 Meeting Reminder
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on November 06, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »
   This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange.  I hope you voted today, but what I'm really calling for is to remind you  that we need to nominate two one-year board members at the meeting Friday, Nov. 9.  Since this is after the time change, we will meet at the earlier time, 6 p.m.  Jeffrey will give a brief talk on the history of sorghum production in Ozark County.  Hope to see you there.
Meeting Minutes / October 5, 2018, Minutes
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on November 05, 2018, 03:08:07 PM »
Dear ONEs,
Here are the Oct. 5 Minutes. 
The November meeting will be at 6 pm. on the 9th.  Remember we need 2 nominations for one-year board members, and probably a third to fill the last year of Jule's two-year term.  Elections will be in December. 
Please let me know if you have any trouble opening the attachment (or if you open it and find corrections/additions needed).
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