M.E. Church Day Book

1920 -1925

Contributed by Lois Martin

Copyright 2004 to Present


Transcription Note: While the transcriber of the material below tried in all instances to accurately reflect the spelling and handwriting of the words, the book was mostly written in pencil and the handwriting at times was hard to accurately tell what letter was trying to be portrayed. If you want to see the actual page of the record book, simply click on the image to the left and a legible copy will be displayed.

Day Book Cover medb2.jpg (10358 bytes) Official Board Records  
03291920.jpg (33907 bytes)March 29, 1920 - Meeting of the official board of the M.E. Church. Meeting called to order by Rev Ballew. The treas gave his report which on notion was accepted and placed on file. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
 
Corrected at meeting April 24 - bills __ Watt _ Pinkey $1.00 for mop on motion bill was allowed. B. B. Sec.
 
04241920.jpg (36467 bytes)April 24, 1920 - Meeting of the official of the M.E. Church meeting called to order by Rev Ballew. The treas gave his monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. The minutes of the former meeting were read and on motion approved with corrections. W G Long ask permission to connect to the old parsonage drain, on motion his request was granted. A committee consisting of Mrs. Shaver, Mrs. Welch and Mrs Woodard were appointed to solicit $1,400.00 to payoff the debt on the parsonage, on motion the committee was confirmed. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
05261920.jpg (11897 bytes)May 26, 1920 - No business transacted. June - No business transacted. July - No business transacted. Aug - No business transacted. Sept - No business transacted. Oct - A partial report by the treasurer of the finances of the church. Nov - No meeting - quarterly conference.
01311921.jpg (23504 bytes)January 31, 1921 - Regular meeting of the official board of the M.E. Church. Meeting called to order by Rev. Ballew. The following bills were presented and on motion were allowed: Chas Watt $4.00; H E Fleshir Oleo $1.80; JJ Kemp Coal $183.48; J M Ralston $1.60. Total $190.88. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
02281921.jpg (19009 bytes)Feb 28, 1921 - Regular Meeting of the official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Ballew. Minutes of the former meeting was read and approved. The Treasurer made the Reg-monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. There being no other business, the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
04251921.jpg (96428 bytes)April 25, 1921 - Regular meeting of the official board of the M.E. Church. Rev. Ballew called meeting to order. The Treasurer made his monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. The following bill was presented and on motion was allowed. For sharpening lawn mower, J.M. Ralston $.50. Mrs. Edna Beasley ask to be reinstated in the church in full membership. On motion her request was granted. There being no other business, on motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
06271921.jpg (43552 bytes)June 27, 1921 - Regular Meeting Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev. Ballew. The Treasurer gave the following report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. On motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
07251921.jpg (19021 bytes)July 25, 1921-Meeting of official board - Meeting called to order by REv Ballew. Minuets of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer gave his report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. On motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
08291921.jpg (90657 bytes)August 29,1921-Meeting of the official board - Meeting called to order by Rev Ballew. Minutes of former meeting was read and approved as read. The Treas gave his report which on motion was approved. On motion meeting ajourned to meet again Sept 12, '21

Sept 12, '21 - Meeting called to order by Rev Ballew. The following bills were presented and on motion were allowed. To Mr. L Messer for oiling street 14.75; To Book concern for envelops 4.50. On motion it was decided to print statements showing where the money came from and how it was spent for the running expences of the church. On motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Besterls Sec

10031921_1.jpg (108539 bytes)Oct 3, 1921- Meeting of the Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer read his report which on motion was approved. On motion the following officers were elected. B Bestels Sec; L H Hyne Treas; J A Arbogast benovelent treas. On motion the following ushers were elected B Bestels head usher; J A Arbogast; Guy Carnahan and H S Brown. The following bill was presented and on motion was allowed - City of Lex for water 32.12. Besy Bestels was on motion elected chairman of the soliciting com - with power to select her com. J M Ralston, W G Long - Mrs. Laura Cook were appointed. Repair committee for the church and 
10311921_2.jpg (45447 bytes)Oct 3, 1921 (cont) - on motion were confirmed by the board. By consent of the board the same parsonage committee were retained for the ensuing year. There being no other business The meeting on motion ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
10091921.jpg (97124 bytes)October 9, 1921 -Called meeting of the official board. Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. The following persons were appointed by the chairman of the soliciting committee and on motion were confirmed by the board. Wm Malcom, G Camahan; J M Bodkins; Mrs. Grace Johnson; M R Downey; J A Arbogast; Mrs. Grace Woodard; Mrs. Alta Arnold; Mrs. Laura Cook; Dr. Welch; Mrs. Lizzie Welch; Katherine Mugill; Sarah Shaver; H C Ellis; J M Ralston. On motion the meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
10311921.jpg (89882 bytes)Oct 31, 1921 -Meeting of the Official board - Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. Minutes of the last meeting were read and on motion were approved. The matter of a pulpit light was discussed and by concent was left to the repair comm - The matter of holding revival services was discussed and left open for the present without action. On motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
11111921_1.jpg (58101 bytes)Nov 11, 1921 -Meeting of the official board - Rev Zinser called meeting to order. The Treas-made his report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. The pastor reported that no definate plans had yet been made concerning revival serveses. A communication from the area Sec was read and on motion it was decided to send a delegate to the area convention and pay the car fare for the trip. A motion was made and received(?) that a com-be appointed by the chair to purchase clothes hooks for the primary rooms, the motion was carried. The Chair appointed J M Ralston. A motion was made that the church refuse to loan the chairs for anything except for church 
11111921_2.jpg (91725 bytes)Nov 11, 1921 (cont) - purposes - The motion was discused for some time when a motion was made to amend the motion to alow only the old chairs in the basement to be loaned. The motion as amended carried. - A motion was made that the motions in regard to loaning chairs be resinded, motion carried. On motion it was decided to leave the loaning of the chairs to the trustees. On motion the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
12281921.jpg (91674 bytes)Dec 28, 1921 - Meeting of the official board - Rev Zinser called meeting to order. Minutes of former meeting were read and approved. The bills were presented and on motion were allowed. For hooks and nails $1.80; For Coal and lumber 139.70; for furnace pipe 2.95. On motion the pastor was instructed to appoint 2 delegates and 2 alternates to the Normal gtoop meetings. The pastor appointed J M Ralston & Mrs Alta Arnold as delegates and Guy Carnahan and Mrs Grace Johnson as alternates. The Treas gave is report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. Meeting ajourned B Bestels Sec.
01011922.jpg (40263 bytes)Jan 1, 1922 - Reg meeting of the Official board. Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. Minutes of last meeting read and approved with corrections. The Treas. gave his report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. A motion was made and duly seconded that the pastor investigate as to prices and purchase decission cards for the revival services. motion carried. There being no further business the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec. 
03011922.jpg (34826 bytes)March 1, 1922 - Reg Meeting of the official board. The treas gave his report which on motion was accepted. A bill for $2.00 for Chas Becks was presented and on motion was allowed. On motion the repair com. of the church was instructed to have the spouting on the parsonage repaired. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
04021922.jpg (47008 bytes)April 2, 1922 - Meeting of the official board - meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. The names of Geo Johnson and Bruce Johnson were presented for membership into the church. On motion they were accepted. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.

April 9, 1922 - Special meeting called by the pastor. The name of Lillian V Barbee was presented for full membership into the church. On motion she was accepted. Ajourned. B Bestels.

April 16, 1922 - Special meeting called by pastor - The names of Ethyle M. Barbee and Maude Irene Peeden were presented for full membership into the church. On motion they were accepted. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.

04261922.jpg (63976 bytes)April 26, 1922 - Meeting of Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The treasurer made his regular monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. On motion meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
05241922.jpg (31562 bytes)May 24, 1922 - Regular Meeting of the official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Sinzer The matters of financing the church was discussed as was also the best method for raising the amount  to cover all expences for the balance of the year but without action by the Board. Meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
07051922.jpg (92633 bytes)July 5, 1922 - Regular Meeting of the official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. The Treas made his monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. A motion was made - Seconed that the chairman of the finance com appoint a com to solicit funds to cover the budget shortage. The motion carried. Besy Bestels. Sec.
08021922.jpg (97094 bytes)Aug 2, 1922 - Reg Meeting of the O. B. of the M E Church. The minutes of the former meeting were read and on motion were approved. The Treas made his regular monthly report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. The treas of the finance coms made a report on amount still short for the present year which amount was $442.00. A meeting of the Board was set for Sunday afternoon Aug 13 at 2:30 to report for financing the church next year. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels. Sec.
09171922.jpg (115677 bytes)Sept 17, 1922 - Reg Meeting of the Official Board of the M.E. Church. The Treas - gave his report which on motion was accepted. A Motion was made & Sec that the bugett consist of the yearly expences of the church and including the organ tuning and that all extra expences be met by subscription. Mr. Ralston requested that the book concern(?) be ask to stamp the date of the s s supplies on the out side of the wrapper, his request was granted and sec instructed to write the book concem(?) accordingly. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels. Sec.
09271922.jpg (32609 bytes)Sept 27, 1922 - Reg meeting of the official board. The treasurer made his regular monthly report which on motion was accepted. This being the time for the election of officers for the ensuing year the following officers were on motion elected. H L Hyne Treasurer; Benjamin Bestels Secretary and Chairman of the finance committee. Short 239.03
10251922.jpg (96676 bytes)Oct 25, 1922 - Regular Meeting of the Official board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The minutes of the last meeting were read and on motion were approved. On motion the old ushers were reelected for another year Having omitted electing a Treasurer for the Benovelences at last meeting Mr. Herold Brown was on motion elected for that office by aclamation. There being no further business the meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec
12061922.jpg (20377 bytes)Dec 6, 1922 - Official Board Meeting. Rev Zinser called the meeting to order. Minutes of the former meeting were read and on motion were approved. A bill for $6.00 for lumber was presented and on motion was allowed. There being no further business the meeting on motion was ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
12261922.jpg (36353 bytes)Dec 26, 1922 - Reg meeting of the official Board. The meeting was called to order by Rev. Zinser. Rev Zinser reported that he sold some walnut lumber which belonged to the church for $15.00 to Prof Smith. The following names were presented by Rev. Zinser for full membership into the church. Dorothy & Doris Rockwell and  Nina Ralston. On motion they were accepted. There being no further business the meeting on motion ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
01311923.jpg (25559 bytes)Jan 31, 1923 - Reg Meeting of the O B of the M E Church. Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. Minutes of the last meeting were read and on motion were approved. The Treas made his report which on motion was accepted and placed on file. There being no other business the meeting on motion was ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
04111923.jpg (34937 bytes)April 11, 1923 - Reg meeting of the official Board. Meeting was called to order by Rev Zinser. The Treas not being able to attend the meeting sent his report by the secretary which was read and on motion was accepted and placed on file. The question of decorating the walls of the church was brought up and on motion Mrs. Arnold and Dr. Magill were appointed a committee to consult with Mr. Peters (a decorator) and get an estamate of what the cost would be. There being no further business he meeting on motion ajourned. B Bestels Sec
04151923.jpg (44655 bytes)April 15, 1923 - Called meeting of the official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The committee that was appointed to consult with Mr. Peters as to the cost of decorating the walls of the church reported that the estimate cost would be $750.00 the church furnishing the scaffolding. On motion the secretary was instructed to correspond with other decorators and get estimates from them. The meeting ajourned. Besy Bestels Sec.
05301923.jpg (98041 bytes)May 30, 1923 - Meeting of the Official Board. Minutes of last meeting were read and on motion approved. J M Ralston gave a report on repairing the church. The estimated cost of firing the tin roof was $25.00. P___ of new tin roof $153.00 and 40 ft of pipe to carry water $0.15 per foot on motion report was accepted. On motion a committee of 8 be appointed to solicit funds for repairing the roof and spouting - Plastering & __(?) Carried Long. Wilch Ralston were chosen committee. On motion 2.00 was voted for the ________(?) school. On motion meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
08291923.jpg (26200 bytes)Aug 29, 1923 - Official Board Meeting - Meeting called to order by Rev Zinser. On motion Mrs. Maurice Frity(?) and son Glen were recommended to full membership into the church.

At a called meeting of the board Ms. Laura Rickets was recommended into full membership into the church by unanamus vote.

10031923.jpg (96305 bytes)Oct 3, 1923 - Meeting of the official board - Rev Zinser called meeting to order. There being no Treas report the Board proceded to elect officers for the ensuing year. The following officers were elected. Benj Bestels Sec. H L Hyne Treas. By consent of the board Rev Zinser was selected to look after the benovelences and act as treasurer for same. Benj Bestels was elected  chairman of the finance committee with power to select his helpers. On Motion the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
11071923.jpg (84323 bytes)Nov 7, 1923 - Meeting of Official Board. Meeting was called to order by Rev Zinser. The following bill was presented and on motion was allowed by unanimous vote J J Kemp for Coal $4.61. H S Brown, W C Simon and Prof V T Smith were appointed as a committee of Father and Sons day. On motion Charlie Smith was recomended to full membership in the church. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
12261923.jpg (139364 bytes)Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. On motion the following persens were received into the full membership of the church - Charles Smith - Glen Beverage - Myrtle Beverage - Mr & Mrs N P Hefner and Helen Walker. There being no other business the meeting closed. B Bestels Sec.
01301924.jpg (25833 bytes)Jan 30, 1924 - Regular Meeting of the O B - The meeting was called to order by Rev Zinser. Minuts of the former meeting was read and were approved. On motion Mr. Burl Hefner was recomended for full membership in the church. On motion Mrs. Frank Zoak was recomended for full membership in the church. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.

Feb 3, 1924 - Called meeting - At this meeting the names of Gilbert Elson and daughter were presented for full membership in the church and on motion they were accepted.

02271924.jpg (79258 bytes)Feb 27, 1924 - Meeting of the official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The name of Mrs. Austin Claggett was presented for full membership into the church and on motion was accepted. The matter of getting estimates on decorating the church was left in the hands of Mr. J M Ralston.

At a former meeting held Feb 20 - the following names were presented for full membership into the church and on motion were accepted. Mr S A finley - Elizabeth Smith - Fern Swartz and Helen Grubbs. Benj Bestels Sec.

03251924.jpg (20752 bytes)March 25, 1924 - Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The committee on decorating the church reported that they received a bid from Whiteman Bros for $447.50. The committee was retained with power to act. There being no farther business the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
August 10, 1924 - Special Meeting of the O.B. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. This meeting was called for the purpose of electing delegates to the M. E. comfention(?) at Normal and two trustees for the Brokah hospital. Bro Hamp Budkins was elected delegate to the convention and Sister Alta Arnold alternate. Bros W H Welch and Bro M R Downey were elected Trustees for the Hospital. There being no other business the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
Sept 3, 1924 - Meeting of Official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. The Treas - not being present the chairman of the finance com.gave the following partial report. Amount received by Treas $2341.77 Balance on hand $228.25 On Subscription and not yet paid $498.75 Unpaid bills $853.00. Unprovided for $126.00. Church decorating gave the following. Amount recevied 702.50 Disbursements - Moore Foster Decorater 600.00 Lumber - Cement - etc. 38.06 Hinnus Argan Co(?) 18.75 Hymnals rebound 34.00 Balance 11.69 Total 702.50 Mrs. Alta W Arnold, Mrs Garce Johnson, Mrs. Sarah Shaver, Mrs. Lizzie Welch, Dr. L.M. Magill Com. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
Sept 24, 1924 - Meeting of the Official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. Minutes of the last meeting were read and there being no corrections were approved. Chairman of the finance com -made a report showing 100.00 on subscription which had not been paid leaving a deficite of $128.00 for the year. The following Officers were then elected for the ensuing year. L H Hine Treas B Bestels Sec B Bestels Chairman of the finance com with power to select his com. Meeting ajourned. B Bestels Sec.
Jan 7, 1925 - Meeting of the Official Board. Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. Minutes of last meeting were read and on motion were approved. The Treas beng absent the pstor made a partial report of the finances which showed a deficit of $266.67. On motion a bill for $1.00 was alowed to J H Bodkin for material used in repairing the roof of the church. On Motion the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
Feb 25, 1925 - Meeting of Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser. Evan Barnard and Ed Mitchel were recommended to full membership in the church and on motion were unanimously elected. The question of revival serveses was discussed at some length but without any action taken by the Board. Meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.
August 25, 1925 - Meeting of the Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev. Zinser - H L Hyne Treas - leaving the city for several months The pastor called an election to fill the unexpired tearm - Nominations being in order Miss Mildred Ralston & Besy Bestels were nominated - on motion nominations were closed - Election by ballot Besy Bestels was declared elected. There being no further business the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec
October 12, 1925 - Meeting of the Official Board - Meeting called to order by Rev. McFall and opened by prayer. On Roll call the following persons we present - J M Ralston - Mrs. Cholie Arnold - Mrs Anna Patton - Jno Shaver - Mrs. Sarah Shaver - Mr M R Downey - Chas Watt - Jas Arbogast - Dr Welch - Mrs Lizzie Welch - W A McAulley - Dr Magill - Mrs Magill - Special prayer was offered by Rev. McFall for Bro L H Smith & family in their hours of sorrow and bereavment.
October 12, 1925 (cont.) - Bills - $50.00 Mooving expences for the Pastor. On motion the bill was allowed. Mooved and seconded, that a com of 3 be appointed to rectify the church records. The motion prevailed - J M Ralston - Mrs. Alts Arnold and Benj Bestels were appointed. On motion it was decided to write a history of the church and the following committee of 5 were elected - Wm Stickler - Mr Downey - Mrs. Alta Arnold - Mrs. Sarah Shaver and J M Ralston. On motion the Pastor was instructed to purchase a new church record. Election of Officers. On motion the following persons.
October 12, 1925 (cont.) - to respective offices. - Mrs. Alta Arnold Sec - Benj Bestels Treas and Chairman of the finance committee - Mldred Ralston Benevolent Treas - Usshers: Herold Brown - Evyn Barnard - Guy Carnahan - Glen Watt - There being no further business the meeting ajourned. Benj Bestels Sec.

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