The Ten O'clock News

Newsletter of the Ten O'clock Line Chapter, NSDAR

March 2016

Regent's Message

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck of the Irish be with each of you!

What an amazing dinner and awards we had with our Good Citizens students and their parents. As always, Jackie Burke had some wonderful entertainment to go along with the serious business of presenting awards to the six deserving ladies. If you weren't able to attend, make sure you take a look at the new song we learned...there *may* be a quiz at our next meeting! We were again joined by our District 37 Senator Rod Bray. I am always very impressed with the messages he brings to our group.

A very big round of applause to the Good Citizens committee for the AMAZING decorations and lasagna! Our chapter members in attendance provided some outstanding side dishes to round out the meal. Many of the students and parents expressed their appreciation for such a wonderful evening. I am so proud to be a part of this chapter! Thank you ladies!!

I hope you've all made plans to attend our April chapter meeting. We will be joined by Dave Reddick, the coordinator of the Morgan County Bicentennial Commission. He will give us an update on the status of the Paul Hadley / State Flag marker that will be placed in Mooresville. Check out the Upcoming Events section below for date, time, and location.

I hope to see many of you at our Indiana DAR State Conference this year. The dates are May 13-15. Even if you aren't able to attend all three days, consider joining us for the banquet Saturday evening or the awards luncheon on Sunday. It's always a great time!

Check out the Indiana DAR News winter addition on our state members' web site. The login information can be found below in the "Online Resources" section. Ten O'clock Line was represented well in this latest newsletter!

Many Blessings,


Our Amazing Daughters

2016 Good Citizens Winners

L to R: Kayla Snyder (Brown Co. Sr. High); Madelynne Wright (Monrovia High School); Olivia Carlton (Mooresville High School); Senator Bray; Mahalah Wilson (Martinsville High School); Madison Roll (Tabernacle Christian School); Kayla Singer (Eminence High School); Chapter Regent Stephanie Resler
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Congratulations, Miss Enk!

Congratulations to Mina Enk on her acceptance of employment with the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville. Mina will be splitting her time between Smith and Centerton Elementary schools. Way to go!

That's one catchy tune!

A wonderful song to the tune of "Hey look Me Over". Thank you, Jackie Burke, for teaching us these new lyrics!

We're from Indiana, Hoosier is our name.

We are proud to tell you Indiana's claim to fame.

Crossroads of the nation, Indianapolis is the place;

And rather than having a city square, a circle sets the pace.

For this is a state packed with surprises from northern ports to south.

Has lovely parks and beaches for a family day out.

There are Turkey Run, and Brown County, the Dunes, and many more.

Indiana is our home! Indiana is our home!

Helping our Homeless Veterans

Please take a moment and review the HVAF wish list to determine the current needs for our homeless veterans. Please try to bring one (or more) of the wish list items to our next meeting. As always, your cash donation (so that Phyllis can purchase needed items) will also be accepted.

Thank you again for your support of our veterans!

Patriots' Corner

Andrew Skidmore

Andrew Skidmore was born on November 8, 1750 in Virginia.

Andrew served in the Greenbrier Militia under the command of his eldest brother, John Skidmore. He was wounded in the hand at Point Pleasant.

He married Margaret Johnson of Randolph county, WV, and settled on Tygarts Valley River, where he owned four hundred acres of valuable land, raising a large family.

He died on 15 November 1827 in what is now Sutton in Braxton County.

Of special note: Andrew Skidmore was one of only 20 survivors of Captain Jonas Friend's militia group that fought during Dunmore's War. One of the other 20 survivors....Cornelius King, whose headstone our chapter recently restored in the Williams-Bradford Cemetery.

Andrew Skidmore's Ten O'clock Line descendant is Rosemary Petersen.

Upcoming Events

April Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm

900 Indianapolis Road

Mooresville, IN

Morgan County Bicentennial Update

Hostesses: Patty Dow, Shanan Dow, Tami Hicks

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Martinsville Community Band Spring Concert - "Movie Show Tunes Night"

Monday, May 2nd, 7-8:30pm

1109 East Columbus Street

Martinsville, IN

The Martinsville Community Band is pleased to present an evening of favorites from popular movies and musicals. Tickets can be purchased in advance (contact the band president - Stephanie Resler) or at the door for $3.00 per person. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free.

All funds raised are used to grant scholarships to deserving high school band students in Morgan County's high schools.

Hope to see you there!

Indiana DAR State Conference

Friday, May 13th, 9am to Sunday, May 15th, 3pm

7202 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN

The meal reservation form will be published in the Spring Indiana DAR News. Mark your calendars and plan to attend our fun state conference!

DAR National site:

Indiana DAR site:

Username: Hoosier

password: 1816Indiana

Ten O'clock Line page:

Morgan County History & Genealogy page:

Notes & Quotes

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

~Traditional Irish Blessing

Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman. ~ Maureen O'Hara

If you're Irish, it doesn't matter where you go - you'll find family. ~ Victoria Smurfit