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Karen Clements
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Halloween with the Jackson Branch
The Halloween party at the Jackson Branch is a really big event!  They have a chili cook-off, a bake-off, costume contest, trunk or treat with trunk decorating contest and costume contest.  Our favorite youngster in the Branch (Zion Cruise) won the kid's co...

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Finished the Vinton County Records
      This last week we completed all of the digitizing for Vinton County.  We also had a small project doing a cemetery record from Oklahoma dated 1832 and another small project from Marietta and completed those also.  We thought we would never complete ev...

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Probate Records Completed
 September has been an especially great month for us.  On the Saturday before Labor Day all of the senior missionaries were invited to the mission president's home for a barbeque and to watch the BYU football game.  The mission president and his wife are se...

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Visit from John & Barbara
We were so excited to get a visit from John and Barbara Clements the first of August. They were on their way to the New England states and visited some of Barbara's relatives in Chillicothe so we were lucky enough to be included in their travel plans. Barba...

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Celebrating Pioneer Day in Ohio
It seems that Pioneer Day get's celebrated in the Wards and Branches outside of Utah in a bigger way than in Utah.  Our celebration in Jackson was great fun!  Duane Plymale dressed up as Porter Rockwell and told great stories.  He did this when the youth we...

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Fourth of July, Tecumseh and Tornado
We've had a fun and busy time since our last post. the picture on the right is of the Tecumseh Pageant that we got to serve at as Ushers. The pageant has been done by the community of Chillicothe for many years and the Saints there have gotten involved in g...

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Summer in Ohio
It's been a good week for us here in McArthur.  David got most of the lazier work done on his left eye on Wednesday. The bad news was that there is still enough blood in the eye that the Doctor couldn't cauterize all of the blood vessels that he needed to a...

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Eye Problems and More Digitizing
 One of the things I have learned to be grateful for is that I live in our day and time and not back in the 1800's.  We may get annoyed at the "over doing" of  the politically correct or incorrect demands  of our society but it sure beats the things that we...

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 We were so excited to have a visit from Jeff and Mary Joy!  We couldn't leave our work so we only had evenings and the weekend to be with them but it was so great!  It was fun to have four to play the bean game and it didn't take Mary Joy long to develop a...

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Moved to McArthur
We are now  in McArthur in Vinton County Ohio. The move was CRAZY!  On Thursday last week we had just barely put the last of all the camera equipment and everything from the Marietta courthouse into the truck when we got a call from our supervisor telling u...
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