The October meeting attendance was down somewhat with 19 in attendance. We did not have a Speaker of the Month this meeting because we had our Silver Hunt auction. Keith Wills conducted our auction and we appreciate the job that he did. Our fall Silver hunt will be before our next meeting. The silver hunt is scheduled for November 2nd to be held at Joann and Skipper's land. If you turn east on the road by the Chicken Express of Hwy 79, go about a quarter of a mile and veer right on FM 840. Travel about 12 miles and their house on the left right before the four way stop. The house is a red metal roof off the road 150 yards or so. The hunt will be directly across the street on some land they own. Bring a sack lunch. Hunt starts at 10AM so be there about 9AM to register and pay the $25.00 entry fee. Members only!!!
We had a great time at our beach hunt at Lake Hawkins on September 14th. We had a good turn out and weather cooperated except for it was a little hot. Thanks Keith for putting on a fun little hunt.
Our very own Terry Smith has been asked by the Kilgore Oil Museum to set up a huge display of items he found in ghost towns. The museum was so impressed with his display, they have asked him to keep it up until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving instead of just for the month of September as originally planned. Please go pay a visit to the Oil Museum not only to see his fantastic display but to see the Oil Museum and all of its splendors!
MONTHLY FUN FACT...
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?...
BARRELS OF OIL
When the first oil wells were drilled, they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.