The following is a historical summary of the units in Massac County.

• New Frontiers Unit started with 14 members in February 1976. They were Brenda Edwards, Dana Adam, Genevieve May, Brenda Langford, Jane Williams, Mitzi Borum, Neva Hicks, Norma Harris, Louise Reed, Flora Sullivan, Glenda Sullivan, Jeannie Forthman, Jerry Forthman, Alice Shelby, Carol Dunning, Anita McConnell and Lula Scurlock. They met in a member’s home each month. To this day, the unit holds different events to raise money for gift bags they prepare for nursing homes and makes lap blankets for members of local nursing homes. The unit also volunteers and supports Hope Unlimited at Easter, United Way, Ronald McDonald House and 911 EMT organizations in the community. Current members are Mitzi Borum, Norma Carlton, Jeannie Forthman, Heather Fuller, Neva Hicks, Dorothy Holt, Amber Hunt, Brenda Langford, Anita McConnell, Alice Shelby and Melissa Simpson.

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