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Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Central Chapter Meeting

The February meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held at the forge of Dale Custer. Thanks to Linda and Dawn for preparing lunch Members in attendance included Dale Custer, Brandon Wilson, Tim Huddleston & Keith Heffelfinger The morning was spent with open …

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February 2016 Northwest Chapter Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA February meeting was hosted by Ed Osoris in Springdale. Ron Wells again provided safe transportation to a truckload of smiths. Ed served a delicious and filling lunch of smoked ribs, barbeque sandwiches, salad, and chips. We had lovely sunshine, and brisk breezes. BOA members in attendance …

January 2016 Northwest Chapter Meeting

The meeting at Robert Meuser’s had a fairly small showing, on account of fears of snow that never showed. Bob Patrick demonstrated a fork with welded-on tines, and made Robert a new hot-cut hardy with the help of Bob Lock as striker. A test-decal applied to the trailer suggests we’ll …

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January 2016 Northeast Chapter Meeting

The January meeting was held at Lloyd Clayton’s shop. Members present were Brad Ussery, Raymond Lyerly, John Johnson, Jimmie Barnes, Wes Ford, Larry Ford, Mike DeLoache, Lloyd Clayton and Eddie Mullins. I was glad to see Wendell Hogan, a formerly active member, in attendance and he even brought along a …

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December 2015 Northwest Chapter Meeting

Thanks to Clyde and Connie for hosting the meeting. The food was excellent, and Clyde’s smithy is very roomy and well stocked. Everyone really enjoyed being there, and the weather was great. On our way to the meeting we always have breakfast at the Kings River store. Ira Collins, a farrier, was at the store and decided to …

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November 2015 Northeast Chapter Meeting

Meeting held at Crowley’s Ridge State Park, 11-7-15 from 10 am until 3:00 pm. Members present: Larry Ford, Raymond Lyerly, Brad Ussery, Bryan Carter, John Johnson, Aldon Philpot, Lloyd Clayton, Carl Steyer, Jim Soehlman and Rebecca Soehlman Guests: There were an estimated 100+ by Elizabeth Whaley, Crowley’s Ridge State Park …

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October 2015 Northeast Chapter Meeting

Meeting was held October 3rd at Fred Barnes sorghum shed. Members in attendance were Jimmie Barnes, Brad Ussery, Mike DeLoache, Aldon Philpot, Larry Ford, Wes Ford, John Johnson, Rebecca Soehlman and Jim Soehlman. We had lots of guests: Bryan Carter, Kade Carter, Fred Barnes (host), Kacey Barnes, Misty Philpot, Samantha …