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Masonic Service Awards Presented
On Thursday August 9th
2007 at an open ceremony prior to a stated communication four Brethren were
presented Masonic Service Awards. Pictured from left to right are: Frank Bridges
PM 60 year award, Merlin Simpson dual member of Nebraska and North Carolina 50
year award, WB Tommy Payne PM 50 year award, Clarence Beehler 50 year award and
WB Rick Harbin Master.
WB Oscar Harbin
PDDGM of the 38th Masonic District served as the presenting officer.
The presentation was open to family and friends of which there were several
attending. WB Oscar did an outstanding job.
WB Tommy Payne was
Master of Dunnís Rock Lodge in 1967. He became a Master Mason on July 18th
1957. It was a delight to have WB Tommy and his wife with us for this auspicious
Simpson was raised a Master Mason on May 28th 1957 in Mosaic Lodge
#55 of Norfolk Nebraska and affiliated with Dunnís Rock Lodge #267 on April 28th
1988 as a dual member with Garfield Lodge #95 in OíNeil, Nebraska. Several of
his family members were in attendance.
Beehler was raised a Master Mason on April 2nd 1957 in Dunnís Rock
Lodge #267. He too was accompanied by family and friends.
Pictured here is a
very special moment as Worshipful Brother Frank Bridges, Dunnís Rock Lodgeís
senior Past Master receives his 60 Year Diamond Jubilee Award Pin from WB Oscar
Harbin. WB Frank was Master of Dunnís Rock Lodge #267 in 1956, one year prior
to the above Brethren becoming Masons. WB Frank is also Dunnís Rock Lodgeís
oldest member. It was truly an honor to have him, his lovely wife, daughter and
son in the Lodge for this very special night.