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Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekly Events - 10/30/2011-11/05/2011 - Mississippi - Free & Accepted Masonry

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions.

Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 10-31-2011 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - District Meeting, Grenada No. 31 - Grenada, MS

Monday, 10-31-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Abert No. 89 - Starkville, MS

Monday, 10-31-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

Monday, 10-31-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - District Meeting - [GM], Morton No. 254 - Morton, MS

Tuesday, 11-01-2011 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Scottish Rite Stated Communication - [GM], Valley of Jackson, Scottish Rite - Jackson, MS

Thursday, 11-03-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS

Thursday, 11-03-2011 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - Honor Night - [GM], Ellisville No. 161 - Ellisville, MS

Saturday, 11-05-2011 - ( All Day Event ) - Jackson Scottish Rite Reunion - [GM], Valley of Jackson, Scottish Rite - Jackson, MS

Saturday, 11-05-2011 - (04:00 PM - ) - Mississippi Mountain Men Degree, J. L. Power No. 416 - Perkinston, MS

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Masonic Grand Lodge Jurisdictions - Ancient and Free & Accepted Masonry - United States

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U.S. Masonic Grand Lodge Jurisdictions


* List contains links to Grand Lodges within the United States of both Ancient, and Free & Accepted Masonry, brought to you by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 Free & Accepted Masonry.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Masonic Public Awareness

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Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM is providing the following report and videos as general Masonic information. They are written and produced by the Masonic Service Association of North America.

Masonic Public Awareness

It’s About Time!
is the report completing a study undertaken by a special task force of the Masonic Information Center Steering Committee. This report marks the beginning of a Masonic Public Awareness Program started at the request of the 2004 Conference of Grand Masters in North America.

Why a Study - Why a Report?

The 2004 report from the Masonic Information Center (MIC) to the Conference of Grand Masters focused on the need for Masonic Public Awareness. The collective body of Grand Masters gave overwhelming approval to the MIC to move forward. No resources beyond those of the MIC were committed nor were any asked for at the time. We accepted the challenge and established a highly qualified task force from the Steering Committee of the Masonic Information Center. Our group continues to meet on a regular basis. The Task Force realized that past attempts at public awareness and promotional campaigns had produced disappointing results. If past campaigns with supporting budgets did little to solve the problem, how would our approach be different? Our group resisted the temptation to jump into the “fun” of a creative project, brainstorming activities and designing catchy slogans. We accepted the fact that a traditional PR campaign works only if you know what you want to communicate. The task for our group was to tackle the question of Masonic public identity.









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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mrs. Robbie Faye Turner - Obituary and Funeral Arrangements

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In Memory of
Robbie Faye Turner

 

General Information

  • Full Name: Robbie Faye Turner
  • Date of Birth: Sunday July 28th 1935
  • Date of Death: Tuesday October 25th 2011

First Visitation

  • When: Saturday October 29th 2011  5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: W. E. Pegues - Tupelo, 535 W. Jefferson ST.

Service Information

  • When: Sunday October 30th 2011 3:00pm
  • Location: The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues, 535 W. Jefferson St. Tupelo, MS

Interment Information

  • Location: Oak Grove Cemetery

 

Obituary for Robbie Turner


Tupelo - Robbie Faye Turner, 76, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, she was born July 28, 1935, to William C. and Jewel L. Brown Thompson. She married James R. Turner in 1950, and lived in Memphis, Tenn. over 30 years. In the 1990's lived in Florida, before moving to Tupelo to be near her family. She sold Avon products for over 25 years, but primarily she was a homemaker and invested her time in her family. She was a member of East Heights Baptist Church.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2011 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, James R. Turner of Tupelo; her daughter, Elise Turner McCulley (Robert) of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Bradshaw, Jeremy Turner (Brandy), Chris Turner (Sandy), Michelle Wren (Israel), Andrew McCulley, Kathy McCulley Lopez (Robert), Robbie McCulley, Jennifer Turner; her brother, Jimmy Thompson (Judy) of Mooreville; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Dennis L. Turner and James Michael Turner.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Turner, Chris Turner, Andrew McCulley and Israel Wren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society; LeBonheur Children's Hospital; or Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318.


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Masonic Service Association of North America

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The following link is a general Masonic information site that is being being provided by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM.


...serving the Craft since 1919

Who are We?

The Masonic Service Association of North America (MSANA) was formed in 1919 to provide services to its member Grand Lodges that they would find difficult to provide for themselves. Thus the national voice that the MSA has is dedicated to Service to the Masonic community.
The primary functions and activities of the MSANA are:
  • Disaster Relief - since 1923 the MSA has collected and forwarded funds for disasters around the world.
  • Education/Information Publications - the MSA has a free catalog of publications, bulletins and other materials available.
  • Masonic Information Center - to provide information on Freemasonry to Masons and non-Masons alike and to respond to critics of Freemasonry.
  • Hospital Visitation Program - provides assistance and service to our sick or wounded veterans.
  • Service - The Masonic Service Association of North America is a servant of Freemasonry. Formed of and supported by Grand Lodges, it is a voice that they can move to action, that the great heart of the Fraternity be made manifest and that the will of a united Craft may be done.





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Thursday, October 27, 2011

History of The Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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It is significant of the Masonic Institution that it is always in the vanguard of every great movement or undertaking of the human race. When the United States was still in its infancy and the Mississippi Territory was still being carved out of the wilderness, the first Masonic lodge was warranted by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky at Natchez, a thriving community on the Mississippi River, on October 16, 1801. This lodge was known as Harmony Lodge No. 7 and was the only lodge working in the Territory until August 29, 1811 when a dispensation was granted to Madison Lodge No. 21 in Huntsville, Alabama. Harmony Lodge continued its labor until September 2, 1814, when for reasons unknown, it surrendered its warrant and property to the Grand Lodge of Kentucky.

However, the following year on August 31, 1815, a dispensation was granted to several of the old members for a new lodge named Harmony Lodge No. 33, and a warrant was granted on August 28, 1816. Some 15 years after the first Masonic presence in what would soon become the STATE of Mississippi was established, a second lodge was chartered at Natchez as well.

On August 13, 1816, the Grand Master of Tennessee issued a dispensation to Jackson Lodge, at Natchez, and on October 8, 1816, the Grand Lodge of Tennessee formally warranted the same lodge under the name of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 15. The following year, on April 19, 1817, the Grand Lodge of Tennessee also granted a warrant to Washington Lodge No. 17 at Port Gibson. In less than 17 years, Mississippi hosted three Masonic lodges, totaling over 100 members.

Realizing the need for their own government, the three lodges held a convention with 20 representatives present and officialy formed the Grand Lodge of Mississippi on July 27, 1818. At this convention, the following officers were duly elected and installed:

Dr. Henry Tooley, Harmony Lodge No. 33
GRAND MASTER

Christopher Rankin, Harmony Lodge No. 33
DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

Israel Loring, Washington Lodge No. 17
SENIOR GRAND WARDEN

Edward Turner, Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 15
JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN

Henry Postlewaite, Harmony Lodge No. 33
GRAND TREASURER

Chilion Ford Stiles, Harmony Lodge No. 33
GRAND SECRETARY

Joseph Newman, Harmony Lodge No. 33
GRAND STEWARD AND TYLER

With the Constitution being read and adopted, the Grand Secretary was instructed to send announcements to the other Grand Lodges of their new formation. Harmony Lodge surrendered its charter back to the Grand Lodge of Kentucky and the Washington and Andrew Jackson lodges surrendered their charters back to the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. With the Grand Lodge of Mississippi's sovereignty established the three lodges were re-chartered as

Harmony Lodge No. 1 on August 25, 1818

Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 2 on January 5, 1820


Washington Lodge No. 3 on January 15, 1820


Content provided by Grand Lodge of Mississippi - History


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The "Virtual Lodge" - Modern Uses of Social Networking to Promote Freemasonry

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Social Networking has become a modern way of life, by providing a "Virtual Lodge" whereby brethren of Freemasonry can communicate and fellowship together outside the physical lodge. Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM has taken a proactive and innovative approach to this by iniating an inclusive variety of social networking media because we understand that no two people are alike and prefer the use of different forums. It is our hope that by making these available, it will make it easier than ever before for our brethren to enjoy the benefits of this great fraternity. Mason or not, you are invited to visit these sites and join in the conversations with us. Please feel free to provide feedback as we are constantly looking for new ways and ideas to help make this service even better! Now my brethren, although your attendance and participation is completely optional, it is however, encouraged.

Bro Charles Bradley Harris - EA - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM

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Brother Charles Bradley Harris of Tupelo, Ms received his Entered Apprentice Degree on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM. Thank you to all who came out to support this degree and the candidate. Congratulations Bro Harris for your commitment and this great accomplishment. Welcome brother, to the Fraternity!


Photo: (L - R) Bro Derik Rushing, WM & Bro Charles Bradley Harris, EA - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bro J. R. Turner - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM - Condolences for Wife, Mrs. Robbie Turner

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It is with our deepest sympathy that we report that Bro J. R. Turner's wife, Mrs. Robbie Turner, of Tupelo, Ms past away this morning. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be communicated to the brethren as soon as we are made aware of them. On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, our thoughts and prayers are with our brother and his family during this difficult time.

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TUPELO, MS - Robbie Turner, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.


Expressions of sympathy may be left at http://www.peguesfuneralhome.com/.

Read more: NEMS360.com - Obituaries October 26 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekly Events - 10/23/11-10/29/11 - Mississippi Free & Accepted Masonry

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Brother Cade,

In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Hattiesburg No. 397 - Hattiesburg, MS

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, Tupelo No. 318 - Tupelo, MS (Mr. Charles Bradley Harris & Mr. Jason Delayn Jaggers)

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Cleveland No. 470 - Cleveland, MS

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Joppa Shrine Center - Biloxi, MS

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Pelahatchie No. 276 - Pelahatchie, MS

Monday, 10-24-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

Tuesday, 10-25-2011 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Mendenhall No. 497 - Mendenhall, MS

Tuesday, 10-25-2011 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - Relief Visit, Tupelo No. 318 - Tupelo, MS - (Bro Wayne Stanley, SW)

Tuesday, 10-25-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS

Thursday, 10-27-2011 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS

Thursday, 10-27-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Pelahatchie No. 276 - Pelahatchie, MS

Friday, 10-28-2011 - ( All Day Event ) - 151st Bi-Annual Scottish Rite Reunion, Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS

Friday, 10-28-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:30 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, John A. Galbreath No. 334 - Pleasant Hill, MS

Saturday, 10-29-2011 - ( All Day Event ) - 151st Bi-Annual Scottish Rite Reunion, Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS

Saturday, 10-29-2011 - (04:30 PM - 08:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, O. D. Smith No. 33 - Oxford, MS

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Saltillo Masonic Lodge No. 294 F&AM - Bro Eric Hill, JW - Letter

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I missed posting the weekly events some how this week and I know it's too late to schedule but I felt that it was well worth bringing attention to the assistance requested by one of our brethren that needs our help. Below you will find a link to the letter sent by Bro Eric Hill, Junior Warden, from Saltillo Masonic Lodge No 294 F&AM. Please read and make contact with them if you think there is anything you can do.

On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family brother.

Letter: http://www.msgrandlodge.org/resources/Eric_Hill_Donation_letter.pdf

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events

Tuesday, 10-18-2011 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM) - Inaugural Ceremony - [GM], Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS
Tuesday, 10-18-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
Thursday, 10-20-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - York Rite Stated Communication, Jackson York Rite Bodies - Jackson, MS
Thursday, 10-20-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree - [GM], Forest Hill No. 613 - Jackson, MS
Friday, 10-21-2011 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
Saturday, 10-22-2011 - ( All Day Event ) - Laurel York Rite Festival, Laurel No. 414 - Laurel, MS
Saturday, 10-22-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Family Night, Andrew Chapel No. 151 - Meridian, MS
Saturday, 10-22-2011 - (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM) - Honor Day - [GM], Leakesville No. 420 - Leakesville, MS
Saturday, 10-22-2011 - (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM) - OES Initiation Ceremony, Greenville No. 206 - Greenville, MS

Please forward this email to any Brethren on your contact list.

Additionally, Saltillo No. 294 has requested any assistance that can be spared to aid their Junior Warden and his wife, who is in need of a kidney transplant. A copy of his letter can be read here.

Fraternally,
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Work Day Scheduled at Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM - Saturday, Oct 22nd

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Notice:
A work day has been scheduled at the lodge for this coming Saturday, October 22nd. There will be an excavator and bobcat on site between 8am and 9am to begin the preparation for the new side walk that will be poured next week. Help will be needed to lay forms for concrete as well as some odd and end jobs in the lodge and around the property. If you are able to assist with the work that needs to be done, please come when you are available. If you can not make it early, but will be available later that morning or during the day, you are still welcomed to assist. We understand that time is limited and not everyone will be able to stay all day. We ask that you give what time you do have, even if for one hour. Please contact Derik Rushing, WM, at 662-488-6367, before Saturday if you are planning on helping so that a proper head count of volunteers can be taken and approximate times of availability laid out so we will know how we need to schedule volunteers. Again, thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you Saturday.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bro James L. Hofmister - R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No. 156 F&AM - Tupelo, Ms. - Biography

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Brother James L. Hofmister was appointed to the position of State Manager of Mississippi North with Woodmen of the World, effective October 1, 2011.

Jamie began his Woodmen of the World career in April of 2001 as a Field Representative in Tupelo, Ms. He was appointed to Area Manager in November 2004, and received the Top Area manager Award for Mississippi in 2007, 2009, and 2010.

Hofmister has earned membership in the President's Club two years and in the President's Cabinet for two years, attaining the Super Star Level in 2010. He also earned the Fraternal Excellence Award in 2001, 2003, and 2005.

He graduated from Beulah Hubbard High School in 1984, then from the Unites States Army's Primary and Basic Leadership Courses, and the Department of Defense Instructor School. In his time with the Army, Hofmister received several military commendations, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with Combat Jump, and the Meritorius Service Medal for Distinguished Service to our Country. Before joining Woodmen of the World, Hofmister was also State Manager for a Loan Company in Northern Mississippi.

Hofmister and his family joined Woodmen of the World in 2000 as members of Lodge 130 in Tupelo, Ms, and he has served the last three years as Vice President of the North Mississippi Woodmen of the World Fraternal Association.

Jamie is an active member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo, Ms, and also a Master Mason in good standing with The Grand Lodge of Mississippi and a member of R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No. 156 F&AM in Tupelo, Ms, and belongs to the York Rite.

In his spare time, Hofmister enjoys motorcycleing and golf. He and his wife Lisa, have three children: Carlye (19), Kelly (12), and Jack (8).




Bro Jamie L. Hofmister - R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No. 156 F&AM



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bro Wayne Stanley, SW - Group Relief Visit Scheduled by Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM

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We are planning to get a group of brethren together to go visit with Bro Wayne Stanley, SW, next Tuesday, October 25th. We will be meeting at the Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM lodge which is located at 812 S Canal St. Tupelo, Ms 38804, at 6:00 pm and departing the lodge promptly at 6:10 pm.

For those that would like to attend, but are unable to meet at the lodge, you are welcome to meet us directly at the rehab facility at 6:30 pm. This is an informal gathering to show support for a brother in need so even if you can not make it on time, you are still encouraged to come when you can.

Bro Wayne is currently located at the Cedars Health and Rehab Center  , Room #713, located at 2800 W Main St. in Tupelo, Ms. where he is still undergoing extensive rehabilitation following his stroke earlier this year.

If you are interested in joining us, and would like more information, please contact Derik Rushing, WM at 662-488-6367.


Bro Wayne Stanley, SW - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Dual EA Degree Reminder, Next Monday Oct 24th

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Reminder about EA degrees NEXT Monday...

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Dual EA Degrees are scheduled for Mr. Charles Bradley Harris & Mr. Jason Delayn Jaggers on Monday, October 24th at Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM. A meal will be served at 6:30 PM and the EA Lodge will open immediatly following for the purpose of initiating these two candidates. If you are an EA or greater and in good standing, your attendance is welcomed.





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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bro Wayne Stanley SW - Luncheon Today, 10/12/2011

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Everyone is invited to attend a special luncheon with Bro Wayne Stanley today, 10/12/2011, at the Cedars Health and Rehab Center  , Room# 713, located at 2800 W Main St. in Tupelo, Ms. (Follow link provided for map and directions) at 12:15 PM. If you would like to attend, bring your lunch and meet them in the dining hall, located directly inside the front doors. Bro Wayne is still undergoing extensive rehabilitation following his stroke earlier this year. I am sure that your attendance would be welcomed by Wayne, if you are able to attend. If not, he would love to see you when time permits.





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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

12th Annual Tupelo Chili Fest - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM

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Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM will have a booth set up at the 12th Annual Tupelo Chili Fest, held by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) and will be located on Broadway Street in downtown Tupelo, Ms. Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 will be serving Ice Cream to all contestants and visitors of the fest on Thursday, October 13th from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend. If you are a Mason, and would like to volunteer to help serve our community during these hours, please contact Derik Rushing, WM at (662) 488-6367.






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Dual EA Degrees Scheduled - Charles Bradley Harris & Jason Delayn Jaggers

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Dual EA Degrees are scheduled for Mr. Charles Bradley Harris & Mr. Jason Delayn Jaggers on Monday, October 24th at Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM. A meal will be served at 6:30 PM and the EA Lodge will open immediatly following for the purpose of initiating these two candidates. If you are an EA or greater and in good standing, your attendance is welcomed.





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Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekly Events 10/09/11-10/15/11 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:
Events

Tuesday, 10-11-2011 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
Tuesday, 10-11-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
Thursday, 10-13-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Corinth Scottish Rite Stated Meeting, Tupelo No. 318 - Tupelo, MS
Thursday, 10-13-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Grand Master Official Visit - [GM], Washington No. 3 - Port Gibson, MS
Friday, 10-14-2011 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Joseph Warren No. 71 - New Albany, MS
Friday, 10-14-2011 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, J. L. Power No. 416 - Perkinston, MS
Saturday, 10-15-2011 - (06:00 PM - 12:00 AM) - Ladies Night, Beth Eden No. 205 - Louisville, MS

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Friday, October 7, 2011

How do I become a Freemason? 2B1ASK1!

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Ask!

Because Masons have not traditionally recruited members, and do not hold public meetings, there has long been confusion about how to join the Fraternity. Does someone invite you? Do you ask? For a man who meets the requirements listed above, it is really quite simple: Men can become a Mason by simply asking. In general, men seek out a Lodge near their home or work (the Lodge Locator feature will help you locate the closest lodge), or they will ask a Mason to recommend a lodge to them. Once you’ve found a lodge you would like to join, let them know of your interest and they will provide you with a petition. If you are unanimously elected by the members of a lodge, joining the Fraternity involves going through three “degrees”: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. Every man accepted into the Fraternity goes through the three degrees, thereby making each an equal to the others in the lodge. Typically they are conferred during a lodge’s monthly meeting over the course of three months.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"30 Guns in 30 Days" Give-A-Way Fundraiser - Complete List of Winners

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Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM is providing a complete listing of all winners in our "30 Guns in 30 Days" Give-A-Way Fundraiser. Congratulations to all our winners and "Thank You!", to everyone who participated. We look forward to making this opportunity available to you again in the future. You all made a huge difference in the lives of children in Tupelo by your contributions to the Alpha House for Boys and Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls.

09/01/2011 - Champ Adcock / Meridian, Ms
09/02/2011 - Eddie Armstrong / Tupelo, Ms
09/03/2011 - Harold Wilson / Tupelo, Ms
09/04/2011 - Marty Dickinson / Mantachie, Ms
09/05/2011 - Clay Clayton / Tupelo, Ms
09/06/2011 - Jeremiah George / Tupelo, Ms
09/07/2011 - James L. White / Belden, Ms
09/08/2011 - Greg Burks / Tupelo, Ms
09/09/2011 - Jason Shelton / Tupelo, Ms
09/10/2011 - Kyle Tutor / Amory, Ms
09/11/2011 - Johnny Moses / Mooreville, Ms
09/12/2011 - John Stevens / Fulton, Ms
09/13/2011 - Roger Raines / Belden, Ms
09/14/2011 - Jeffrey Mark Enlow / Mooreville, Ms
09/15/2011 - Deborah Hendrix / Tupelo, Ms
09/16/2011 - Donald Wilson / Booneville, Ms
09/17/2011 - Harold White / Randolph, Ms
09/18/2011 - Gerald Klein / Fulton, Ms
09/19/2011 - Terry Ross / Corinth, Ms
09/20/2011 - Ronnie Keith / Tupelo, Ms
09/21/2011 - Steve Fandel / Belden, Ms.
09/22/2011 - Clay Clayton / Tupelo, Ms.
09/23/2011 - Doug Kilgore / Houston, Ms.
09/24/2011 - Roger Byrd / Tupelo, Ms.
09/25/2011 - Clay Gholston / Tupelo, Ms. / Starkville, Ms.
09/26/2011 - Mike West / Tupelo, Ms.
09/27/2011 - Ted Wood / Mooreville, Ms.
09/28/2011 - Brad Gibens / New Albany, Ms.
09/29/2011 - Phillip King / Belden, Ms.
09/30/2011 - Dennis Farris / Mantachie, Ms.




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Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekly Events 10/02/11-10/08/11 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:
Events

Monday, 10-03-2011 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, J. M. Wesson No. 317 - Wesson, MS
Tuesday, 10-04-2011 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
Friday, 10-07-2011 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - Family Night - [GM], John A. Galbreath No. 334 - Pleasant Hill, MS
Saturday, 10-08-2011 - (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Greenwood No. 135 - Greenwood, MS
Saturday, 10-08-2011 - (01:00 PM - 07:00 PM) - Two Master Mason Degrees, William G. Paxton No. 559 - Vicksburg, MS

Please forward this email to any Brethren on your contact list.

Fraternally,
Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Letter - Bro Derik Rushing, Worshipful Master, Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM

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RE: "30 Guns in 30 Days" Give-A-Way Fundraiser

I would also, like to take this time to thank all who supported this fundraising drive by purchasing a ticket, and those who worked to sell tickets in order to make this a success.

Although, everyone could not win a gun, you are all winners in supporting this drive, to help us help out the boys home and the girls home. The work that these homes do is to be commended and we look forward to being of assistance to these causes in the future.


Sincerely
Derik Rushing W.M.
Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318






Bro Derik Rushing, Worshipful Master, Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM



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