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Meeting Minutes / Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Last post by Thom on April 06, 2019, 08:52:37 AM »
Here are the audio minutes for the O.N.E. meeting on April 5th.

The recorder wasn't started until just before the break, but everything after was.

Part 2 also has the recording of my presentation.
Meeting Minutes / Minutes 3-8-19
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on April 05, 2019, 01:07:51 PM »
Minutes of the 3-8-19 Meeting

     Tracy called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.  There were 13 present; we introduced ourselves.
     Minutes:  Suzanne read the Minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting.  Heading read Feb. 8.  With no other objections, the Minutes were approved as corrected. 
      Treasurer's Report:  Feb. balance $954.42; income $48 (donations, T-shirt sales); no expenses.  Balance $1,002.42 -- $588.38 designated; $414 available.
No additions or corrections; approved as read.
      Sorghum:  Jon attended the national association meeting; it was geared toward new planters.
     The sorghum group got the grant for beneficial companion plants, but it's probably for next year, according to April Wilson, who didn't specify the amount or what plants it may cover.  She needs to know by March 18 whether or not we want to accept it.
     Chipper:  Lisa got a tube put in the tire that kept going flat; it has held air since. 
     Work party:  Ini's was cancelled due to inclement weather; we'll tray again Sunday, March 17, 10-2.  Ini will post address and information on the Forum.
      Exchanges:  We were going to do them the month after a potluck, but didn't schedule one
in April.  Jon suggested May could be a good time to try again.
     Baker Creek Festival:  It's the first week in May.  We need to let them know if we're coming.  The director hasn't emailed Jon.  Ini plans to do some talks and sell plants Sunday and Monday; we're invited to share his table.  There's no charge if we do a demonstration; Suzanne will take her spinning wheel.  Jon will go too.
     We should take some flyers; a discussion ensued about their status.  We should get more printed, but hand them out judiciously.  Thom moved that we spend $50 on printing; Tracy seconded; approved without opposition.  Where's the ONE banner?  Best guess: Jay's.
     The Theodosia volunteer fire department is doing a hands-only CPR class -- it will be taught by a critical-care nurse. but is not for certification.
     The Small Farm Conference will be March 1920 in West Plains. The cost is $60, $50 each for 5.
     The Gainesville Prepper Society will meet at 5:30 Tuesday at The Meeting Place, the former  License Bureau office on Third Street.  There will be a plant walk around Lick Creek at 5; there will also be a seed swap.  It meets the second Tuesdays.
     Dawt Mill will host farm markets on Sundays, starting in May (they won't do any more craft shows).  Booths are free.  Ava also has a farm market, and the Treasure Gallery and the Wasola store can sell produce too.
     Next meeting:  7 p.m. April 5.  Thom will facilitate and he has a new passion he wants to share.  Tracy will post this on the Calendar.         

                        Respectfully submitted,
                        Suzanne Meeks, Secretary
Telephone Messenger / April 5 meeting
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on April 03, 2019, 03:14:22 PM »
     This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, reminding you of our April meeting, at 7 p.m. on the 5th.  Thom Mayer will give a talk on his new passion, which he declined to specify, so you'll need to come if you want to hear what it is is.  Hope to see you there.
Telephone Messenger / Ini's work party 3-17
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on March 16, 2019, 02:07:18 PM »
Hello, this is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, reminding you of Ini's work party, from 10-2 on Sunday, March 17.  Directions are on the forum.
     Be sure to take personal protection equipment including safety goggles, ear protection, and sturdy gloves.  Cutting equipment such as loppers and small chainsaws may be useful, as will ropes or straps for carrying or dragging logs and hauling brush
piles.  Wear appropriate clothing as there will be no indoor space to warm up.  Soup will be provided but take bowls and cutlery you might need, as well as any food you'd like to share.  Hope to see you there.

Event Calendar / Rescheduled Work Party at Ini's (finally :)
« Last post by Thom on March 15, 2019, 09:22:34 AM »
What to Bring:
Personal protection equipment - safety goggles, ear protection, sturdy gloves (there are some briars, brambles and thorns)
Cutting equipment - loppers, small chainsaws (may not be needed, but just Un case brush need trimming to move)
Ropes and straps - for carrying or dragging logs and hauling brush piles
Appropriate clothing - there will be no indoor space to warm up so dress accordingly.
Bowls, plates and cutlery - things to eat with

We will have a large pot of soup but cannot offer cutlery and bowls.

Directions From Gainesville :
East on 160
North (Left) on 181
East (Right) on AA
Continue 4.2 miles on AA, past Zion Assembly church (on left), cross one low water bridge then a high water bridge. You will see a field on your right and then 3 mailboxes on your left.
Take first left before mailboxes and an immediately left to continue up our drive. Look for flagging tape.
If you cross a THIRD bridge you've gone too far.
From North of Gainesville:
Head South on 181
East (Left) on FF ( this will be the SECOND FF turn off, first will be a right)
Continue on FF about 5 miles. cross 2 low water bridges. You'll see a house on right and open field on the left.
Turn right after 3 mailboxes, and an an immediately left to continue up our drive. Look for flagging tape.
If you cross a THIRD bridge you've gone too far.
Event Calendar / FREE - Hands Only CPR Class 1-3 pm RSVP required
« Last post by Tracy Meal on March 08, 2019, 08:37:16 PM »
FREE - Hands Only CPR Class 1-3 pm at Theodosia Fire Department 73 John Wesley Dr. Theodosia, Mo. 65761 Saturday March 23, 2019

From 1-3 pm

Hands on practice with CPR mannequins

Learn how to make a CPR mannequin to practice your skills at home.

Class taught by Ashley Mierkowski Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse

Please RSVP by March 20, 2019 to Ashley Mierkowski  314-210-3062 or

Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm
« Last post by Tracy Meal on March 08, 2019, 08:30:06 PM »
Our monthly meeting will be held at The Theodosia United Methodist Church on Rt 160 across from Lutie School at 7pm on May 3, 2019. SWAP MEET held at 6pm.

Facilitator - TBD

Presenter - TBD
Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm
« Last post by Tracy Meal on March 08, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »
Our monthly meeting will be held at The Theodosia United Methodist Church on Rt 160 across from Lutie School at 7pm on April 5, 2019.

Facilitator - Thom Mayor

Presenter - Thom Mayor - "My new passion"
Meeting Minutes / Minutes 2-8-19
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on March 07, 2019, 09:31:42 PM »
Minutes of the Feb. 8, 2019 Meeting

     George called the meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. and read the Mission Statement.  There were 12 present; we introduced ourselves.
     Minutes:  Suzanne read the Minutes of the Jan. 4 meeting.  Thom moved to approve the Minutes; Tracy seconded; approved without opposition.
     Treasurer's Report:  Jan. 4 balance $914:42; income $40 (donations); no expenses; balance $954.42 -- $568.38 designated, $386.04 available.  Tracy moved to approve the Treasurer's Report; Lisa seconded; approved without opposition.
     Chipper:  It had its third flat -- Lisa will get a tube put in the tire. 
We haven't chipped anything for 2 quarters worth of reports, so we need to get chipping -- why Ian is here.  Lisa gave her number to someone who may need help after the Ava-Seymour ice storm last week.  We have to be carefully of liability; Lisa will write up a waiver.
     Tom K said they had a hard time adjusting it to the desired chip size at Bill's.  Lisa said it seems to be better for bigger jobs; small pieces go right through. 
     Work party:  Ian (who prefers the nickname "Ini") needs lots of wood chipped -- he's converting land to homestead, building a post-and-beam straw-bale house this year.  He's getting trees in March, so needs the chipping within the next month.  Most of the chainsaw work should be done.  March 6, 10-2.  Thom needs his email address to get Ini on the website, then he'll put the date on the Forum; Ini will add directions and needed equipment.
     Jon said Jule (who will come home in April) wants to reserve a work party for June, when her son will be visiting from Colorado.  We'll do some type of construction, or maybe cut cordwood to length.

     Sorghum:  This is our 5th year.  There was a core of 5 this year, but it's unclear how many want to participate next year.  We will do at most 1/2 acre at Ledbetter's.  We're putting in for a grant for beneficial plants that will bring in pollinators and other beneficial insects.  Some of  the plants are dill, buckwheat, and fennel. 
    Jon and Chuck went to the  sorghum producers meeting; an Amish guy from north of Springfield asked if he and his wife could ride along for gas money.
     Thom said it's been a while since Dusty has helped with sugar shack construction.  Thom will help, but hopes Tom K will contribute construction skills.
     Tom K doesn't want to work on the sugar shack.  He thinks small-scale is the way to grow sorghum and likes the idea of putting the mill on a trailer.  We could take it to fairs and promote sorghum as a backyard crop in a 20x50 patch.  Sorghum flour is more nutritious than wheat.
     Jon said we are scaling back, and some want to grow it, bring it to the press, and cook it themselves.
     Thom agreed that if people grew their own and brought it to our press, we could make a big deal of pressing.  But he noted that we have an agreement with Elaine to build the shack and need to work on it.
     Stream team:  Jon and Dusty passed Level II, so they can do chemistry  alone.  They will do Pond Fork, Turkey Creek Hammond Mill, Little North Fork, and Barren Fork.  They will send the information to the Department of Conservation, which generates an annual report.

     Baker Creek Spring Planting Event:  Amber said we might want to participate in the "Ozark Village," which will be under a circus tent. ONE is invited to have or share a table.  Many organizations would like to do one day only.  If we do a demonstration, there's no charge.  They want lots of demonstrations; lectures should be about 20 minutes.  We could sell products.
     The idea is to have representation of all entities, produces, services, lectures, and demonstrations under one tent.  Jamie Jackson wanted to be sure we had heard; she will email Jon with more details.  Besides lectures and demonstrations all day, there will be entertainment.
      She said participating in events could give us a chance to recruit participants and help get the momentum going; that's what Ozark Village is about.
     ONE Phone Number:  Thom got a notice that a number we had on ONE cards wasn't used enough, and will disappear.  Suzanne volunteered the number she uses for ONE communications, 413-712-1575.

     The Small Farm Conference in West Plains is March 19-20.  We could do a booth if someone wanted to spearhead.  Tickets are cheaper if you buy 4-5.
     Lisa watched a DVD about how corporations manipulate our brains to form addictions.  She could do a presentation on it.

     Next meeting:  March 8; potluck at 5 p.m.  Lisa will talk about her animal operation.  George will facilitate.
     Jon moved to adjourn; Tracy seconded; adjourned 7:37.

                        Respectfully submitted,

                        Suzanne Meeks, Secretary
Telephone Messenger / March meetng; Ini's work party cancelled
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on March 05, 2019, 12:48:17 PM »
     This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange.  Ini's work party has been cancelled because Lisa doesn't think the chipper will play nice at these low temperatures.  Our March meeting is Friday, the 8th.  We're squeaking in under the time change, so the potluck will begin at 5.  Hope to see you there.
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