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NARFE hosts September meeting

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

The National Active Retired Federal Employee’s Chapter 1859 met at the Jackson Street Café on Sept. 23 in Mexico at 11:30. Lin Donnelly offered the invocation, and the 12 NARFE members present repeated the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice President Mary L. Walkup called the meeting to order. Walkup read the minutes of the July meeting, and they were approved as read. Homer McCollum gave the treasurer’s report. Walkup went to

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