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2010 Schedule of Events
Ricketts Convocation / Lady Veterans
Jane Robertson, Linda Greer, Emily Calasby, Anita Keeling & Dan Essary (representing the Admiral Ricketts family)
Admiral Ricketts Convocation / Honoring Lady Veterans
Thursday 10 AM
at CrossBridge Church

Free Event
Following was taken from a recent blurb about Wayne Holmes speaking engagement at the Library Station in Springfield, MO. We are honored to have Holmes come and share with us in Marshfield, also.

"ROCKY COMFORT is set in the Ozarks and highlights Wayne's youth where he was one of six siblings. His family was very poor and traveled by horse and buggy through KS, OK and settled in MO. He'll share plenty of stories about his hardscrabble life--hunting game to put food on the table, pranks, farming, religion, girlfriends and more.

Wayne will read an excerpt from his book, discuss the process of memoir writing, and the publisher he used in Missouri. As background, Wayne taught English at Drury for nearly 25 years. Besides teaching, he enjoys farming, football, playing Rook, building unique homes, Shakespeare, and of course, writing."
Wayne Holmes spoke at Cross Bridge Church on Thursday, April 22
Rocky Comvort

2010 Hubble Medal Honoree’s

 David DeJonge, Photographer
 John Truman, Great Nephew of President Harry S Truman and Attorney
 Pat and Arminta Jones, Entrepreneurs
 Jonathan Sandys, Great Grandson of Sir. Winston Churchill
 Andy Thomas, Artist
 Richard Gatchell, Monroe descendant

2010 Cherry Blossom Medal were presented to:
Minnie Sue Shields Evans
Carlene Young Williams
Jonathan Sandys
Click here for Jonathan Sandys' bio

We were very honored to have Jonathan Sandy's at the 2010 State Dinner.
The invitation for the event is shown to the right--->
Blackberry Creek Invitation

Ella Dickey Memorial Book Signing

Hosted by the Quill and Ink Club
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
609 North Locust Street
Before & after 12:30 ticketed luncheon & 4 PM - 6 PM
Friday, April 23, 2010

Scheduled Authors:
Sally Tippett Rains -,
Shirley McCann -,
Beth Carter -,
Wayne Glenn - (interview with Steve Grant),
Reta Stewart Allen (nee Spears-Stewart) -,
Ellen Massey -,
Willie Washam,
Wayne Holmes -,
Tessa (Terry) McDermid -

English Tea

was hosted by Holy Trinity Church

515 East Washington Street

at 3 PM

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Special Speaker - Sally Tippett Rains

Author of

The Making of a Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel, 

Gone With The Wind

Heritage Celebration Trailway

Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication

of the Liberty Tree

The First Symbol of Freedom in America
The formal ceremony dedicating the Liberty Tree was
Saturday, April 24, 2010  11:00 AM 

Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard and Color Guard assisted

in honoring

The Sons of Liberty

Prelude Music by Fort Leonard Wood Ensemble

Wayne Schroder
Wayne Schroder sang the national Anthem at the Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication with the Fort Leonard Wood Ensemble.  Schroder is a Broadway performer in New York City.
Vendor booths will once again be available at the Marshfield Community Center
Saturday, April 24 from 9 AM until 5 PM

We are excited to have Isle of Treats as the food vendor for Saturday.
They have excellent prices and great food.
The Isle of Treats' Funnel Cake has won the award for the best funnel cake at 4 state fairs!
Marshfield Missouri
Here is their famous Funnel Cake Mountain

Other vendors have roasted nuts, crafts and many other products

Beth Whitehead (Southwest MO NASA Education Specialist) will
conduct a hands-on activity for children that will run in conjunction
with the vendor boths at the MCC.

Edwin P. Hubble Award Dinner

Honoring this year's Cherry Blssom Award Winners

Friday, April 23, 2010

6 PM

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

609 North Locust Street

Tickets - $15

Hometown favorite Justin David was a
Cherry Blossom Walk of Fame Honoree

Check out Justin's music at

Justin David on MySpace

Justin's web-site

Click for bio
WWII Luncheon was held on Friday April 23, 2010
(Guests of Honor included: General Tom Jaco
General Jerry Ragsdale & General J. Marty Robinson)

General Robinson
Click here for Brigadier General J. Marty Robinson's bio

General Ragsdale
Click here for Major General Jerry W. Ragsdale's bio
Andy Thomas
Andy Thomas of Carthage, Missouri is a very talented painter of historical and western narratives.
Mr. Thomas was a 2010 Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative Award Winner.

Click for bio
Click to see Andy Thomas artwork online
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
Truman, Roosevelt, Inman & Hechler
John Truman, Greg Roosevelt, Nicholas Inman & Ken Hechler
at the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival
210 W. Jackson, Marshfield, MO                 Phone (417)859-7251
Uptowne Cafe Menu
Presidential Family Forum - Marshfield A/G

*George Cleveland was unable to attend the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival,
but is planning on attending the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival.
2010 Walk of Fame Honorees included:

George Lindsey, Actor
Si Siman, Music Man
Colonel Don Ballard, Congressional Medal of Honor
Justin David, Musician
The Texas Tenors, Musicians
Check out the Texas Tenors on MySpace
They also have their own website. Click here to see!

Randle Chowning
Randle Chowning (original member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils)
will sing at the Walk of Fame Ceremony.
He is a former honoree and Si Siman was his father-in-law.

Maggie Peterson Mancuso "Charlene Darling of the Andy Griffith Show"
will be present at the ceremony to accept George Lindsey's star.
We were honored to have Dr. Ken Hechler as a guest at the festival for the 2nd time.  He was the keynote speaker at the WWII Luncheon on Friday, April 23.  See more biographical information about Mr. Hechler on the 2009 Cherry Blossom page. Some other guests included:

John Truman, Great-nephew of Harry S Truman
President James K. Polk family
President Warren Harding family
Mary Todd Lincoln descendant
Chris Truscott, Thomas Jefferson

Marshfield Rotary Club

Heritage Celebration Trailway

Dedicated the

Howard Fillmer Memorial Bridge

"The public is invited to join the family of Howard Fillmer
and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for
Heritage Celebration Trailway
and the formal ceremony dedicating the
Howard Fillmer Memorial Bridge
Friday, April 23, 2010  11:00 AM"

Prelude music was provided by Ozark Mountain Messengers

Howard Fillmer
Howard Fillmer during the war.