Mokane Masons celebrate 100th anniversary

Gilbert Rose, a member of the Mokane Masonic Lodge 612, A.F.& A.M. for the last 50 years, takes in a meal at a dinner at the lodge on Saturday evening.

Gilbert Rose, a member of the Mokane Masonic Lodge 612, A.F.& A.M. for the last 50 years, takes in a meal at a dinner at the lodge on Saturday evening. (Josh Mosley)

The Mokane Masonic Lodge No. 612, Ancient and Free Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) celebrated its 100th anniversary celebration with a dinner Saturday night at the lodge.

About 100 members and guests attended the centennial observance of the fraternal organization.

Gail S. Turner, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M., was the featured speaker at the event.

Terry Howard is the current Worshipful Grand Master of the Mokane Masonic Lodge, and William Spencer Jr. is the senior warden.

Gilbert Rose, who has been a member of the Mokane Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years, recalls the many changes that have occurred at the lodge since he became a member.

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