Work Begins At New Lodge!

Our tree crew arrived early in the morning and began taking our our massive dead tree, and cleaning up the trees that were out of control or presented potential danger to the buildings.  They did wonderful work and the place is looking good!  Thanks to Travis Monk and his crew!...

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Exciting News – A NEW LODGE!

For many years, Lodge No. 96 has been renting facilities.  These facilities severely restricted our ceremonies, activities, and the good work we could do for our community and the charities that the IOOF supports. So… On Thursday, October 5, 2017, we invested in our future and our community!  We purchased...

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Odd Fellows Symbolism

As Odd Fellows, we are proud of our past.  A major component of that past is symbolism.  Odd Fellows is full of symbolism, it reminds us of our purpose and mission.  The old (and new) Lodges are full of these symbolic artifacts, posters, and paintings with hidden symbols.  It is...

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We Remember 9-11 and Honor Those Who Perished That Day

Let us never forget what happened on that beautiful summer morning of September 11, 2001.  One of our own Brothers assisted with the aftermath.  Here is his story, written shortly after he returned from Ground Zero.   My September 11th Story I was working a little-known thing called “counter-terrorism” for...

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Cookout – A Success!

On August 26, many of us met over at the Noble Grand’s house for a cookout.  Many thanks to our Hosts, Jim, Brenda, and of course, Daisy!  We had lots of great food, time to sit around the fire and relax, and a good spirited game of corn hole.  We...

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Grand Master Sherman Wooden visits!

Grand Master Wooden visited our Lodge on 24 August.  He brought his wife Cindy and our Grand Musician.  Prior to the visit, GM Wooden,a  farmer, toured our proposed new Lodge site with his wife.  He was intrigued by the huge barn and it’s potential use for events and the Lodge....

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