POMEROY — The Meigs County Retired Teachers Association met May 18 for a noon luncheon at Trinity Congregational Church. Charlene Rutherford, president, welcomed the group and led the pledge to the flag.
Gay Perrin read “40 things to do to improve your life” and “Explain God” which was written by an eight year old boy for an assignment by his third grade teacher. She then had prayer before the meal was served by the ladies of the church.
Mike Gerlach, local historian, was the speaker for the meeting. He titled his talk “Alternative Facts” or fake news. He gave several interesting examples. An autobiography of Daniel Boone that told how he died was not an autobiography. The Emancipation Proclamation written by Lincoln to free the slaves did not free any. This was done by the 13th amendment to the Constitution. He also said that much in the Declaration of Independence never took place. Gerlach also told some interesting facts about the Presidents from Ohio.
The Meigs seventh grade choir under the direction of Metra Peterson entertained the group with several songs.
During the business meeting the secretary’s report was given and approved. The scholarship committee said they would put information in the newspaper in June and would want the applications for the scholarship in the middle of July.
Door prizes were given to Linda Lear, Becky Zurcher and Janice Curry.
The next meeting will be Sept. 21 at Wild Horse Cafe. Members are to bring in school supplies for students and items for classrooms.