Rebecca Boone (Shirley Pecoraro) visited with the Missouri East Central District Family & Community Education members at their Fall District Meeting, on Oct. 2, at the Saint Charles County Missouri Extension Center, in St. Peters, Missouri. 

Rebecca told about her life with Daniel Boone. Daniel was an honest and well-known explorer mapping out town sites on the American Frontier. He was not only liked locally but world wide. Creating a new frontier in Missouri was the reason they came to Missouri from Kentucky. Rebecca talked about life on the American Frontier! She is from the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, in Lindenwood Park, which is part of the Saint Charles County Parks System. 

Three law enforcement officers, from Saint Charles County presented a program to the East Central District FCE members on drugs and drug trafficking! They deal with a lot of fentanyl and marijuana. When investigating the drugs, they run into lots of guns and money to keep track of! 

One point made was that all dealers do not use the drugs they sell! 

One case, a person picked up their son’s medicine, sold it on the street for drugs to get high on! The presentation was very interesting and sad. Sad because there is so much drug use in the USA. 

Vivian Cody and Ramona Irvine, East Central Co-Directors presided over the meeting, held at the Saint Charles County Missouri Extension Center in St. Peters. 

St. Charles County FCE Members hosted the meeting and their tables were decorated in pretty fall colors. Registration and Coffee Hour began the day at 9:30 a.m. Montgomery County led the flag pledges and the club collect. Alex Reichert, St. Charles County Engagement Specialist, welcomed the FCE members to St. Peters. Donna Marie Stuart, from Lincoln County, gave the Thought for the Day: “Fall Colors!” 

Each East Central District County President gave a report on their counties events, as they answered Roll Call. The Presidents are: 

Lincoln County, Vivian Cody; Montgomery County, Elsie Cope; and St. Charles County, Ruth Mellor. 

There were eight members from Lincoln

County, eight from St. Charles County and four from Montgomery County. Six guests joined us for the day, making a total of 26 at this meeting.

Ruth Schneider from Montgomery County gave the invocation and everyone enjoyed lunch: turkey/dressing and mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and cupcakes. 

The meal was catered by Midtowne Market in St. Charles. Each County brought two door prizes that were given out during the day.

– Ramona Irvine

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