By Lada Lou – aka Debbie Aurelius-Muir
Twenty-three cowboys and cowgirls attended the Peacemakers Members’ Dinner and Meeting on Saturday, March 12th at the Ozark House in Bloomington, Illinois. This fine establishment rustled up the diner’s choice of some delicious fried chicken, Icelandic cod, ribeye steak, catfish and baby back ribs. Each dinner included a tossed side salad, baked potato, and fresh baked bread. The friendly folks enjoyed an evening of camaraderie and lively conversation. In attendance at the evening’s festivities were Apoloosa Doc (Gary Conolly), Cheryl Newman, Arizona Buffalo Joe (Joe Welch), Cindy Welch, Lefty Dalton (Glen Dalton), Joy Dalton, Bad Dean (Dean Henry), Karen Henry, Dakota Tim (Tim Breen), Danna Breen, Gray Eyed Rider (Sean Breen), Comstock Charlie (Jim Neldon), Marshall RD (Ron Darnall), Sue Darnall, Lunar Tic Pete (Pete Manuele, Jr.), Celest Teal Ray (Amy Manuele), Prairie Trail Ranger (Jon Paulson), Sooner Born (Patty Paulson), Okie Pete (Brett Barbee), Mackinaw Jack (Bill Snyder), Sherie Snyder, Roy Spurs (Roy Jones), and Marge Jones.
After dinner, the Peacemakers’ members voted to approve their new slate of officers.
President: Mackinaw Jack, aka Bill Snyder
Vice President: Marshall RD aka Ron Darnall
Treasurer: Tomahawk Johnson aka Trent Johnson
Secretary: Comstock Charlie aka Jim Neldon
Officers-at-large: Prairie Trail Ranger aka Jon Paulsen; Sheriff Boo Boo Bottom aka Jack Vick; Arizona Buffalo Joe aka Joe Welch
Webmaster: Dangerous Dan McGrew aka John Muir
Lots of door prizes were given away, too. Next year you will just have to come to the banquet and see what prizes you might win!