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National Vice President 3848 South Farm Road 93 Republic, Missouri 65738

We are happy to have a new branch in the state of Mississippi. Branch 4 is located in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area. The president is Huey Collins, Saltillo, Mississippi. Tony Turner worked very hard setting things up so that they might join the National. Also joining our association, is Branch 83 in Colorado. Lee Roy Rehor of Vona, Colorado, serves as president.

As we enter into the 1997 show season, I thought this would be a good time to talk about safety. One thing we need to remember is that safety is everyone's concern. Don't depend on the safety officer to watch for every little thing. As our shows get bigger, it is too much for one person to monitor. The National recommends that each display be roped off. Be careful where you store your fuel. Do not leave an engine that is running unattended. As we get younger members in our branches, we need to stress safety to them, but at the same time, we who have been showing for a number of years need to set an example of safety habits. Remember, the younger members are watching to see if we follow our own rules.

Enjoy a safe show season. I hope to meet you at one of the Regional shows or the National.